Area Activities

Surrounded by pristine Montana landscape, the J Bar L is the perfect place to unwind from your daily lives and reconnect with your loved ones, nature, and yourself. Known as one of the world's best locations for wildlife viewing and flyfishing closeby, here you can explore the outdoors and still come home to luxury historic cabins.

During your stay at the J Bar L Ranch in the Centennial Valley we offer Ala carte' horseback riding opportunities as well as guided hiking. Please let us know when you make your reservation if you are interested in riding or hiking with us. We offer these activities on a hourly, half day, or full day rate. 

We work very closely with a number of professionals, including fishing guides, a recognized bird-watching guide,  and a full-service pack-and-guide business in Southwest Montana.

Take advantage of some of the most famous fly-fishing trout streams and rivers - all in close proximaty to the ranch, including the Beaverhead, Big Hole, Madison and Ruby Rivers. We highly recommend guided fishing trips with Healing Waters Lodge based out of Twin Bridges, MT and also Anderson/Platt Outfitters located in Dillon, MT.

A very wonderful experience that is offered at the ranch is our "in summer residence," certified Massage therapist.  Body work sessions are available by appointment. Times are flexible with your ranch schedule and our ranch schedule. If you are interested in scheduling a session, please let Kristen (Guest Services, Mgr.)know what works best for you.

Whether you are weary from a day of hiking or horseback riding, or simply wanting to deepen into peace, relaxation and inner reflection - a session with Barb with richly add to your experience as our guest.

On the Ranch and in your backyard:

  • Birding and wildlife viewing 
  • Famous fly fishing – available on several near-by waters (off ranch)
  • Sunset walks and nature walks
  • Biking and hiking
  • Cards and board games
  • Photography 
  • Back country fishing opportunities

 Off the Ranch and in our neighborhood: