Monday, September 21, 2009

Marlboro's Crazy Mountain Ranch in Montana

It's been almost a month since we got back from Marlboro's Crazy Mountain Ranch in Montana. I have finally posted the final post about the trip last night. However, I noticed that more than 70% of the traffic visiting this blog these days is here to read about the ranch as well as ranch related posts and also to look at pictures of the ranch. I know that all of my posts related this trip is scattered all over the blog, so I am going to compile all them here - in one post. This is everything you would need to know about the ranch, from the time we won the trip up til when we actually went and all the stuff that we did there. Enjoy!

We won the 4 days 3 nights trip, fully sponsored by Marlboro sometime in May, 2009. Here are all the links to all the pre trip preparation and the stuff we got before we left for the ranch.

The Pre Trip Documents

Getting the Driving Records from DMV

We got our Ranch Dates!

Verification Call from Marlboro

Marlboro Ranch Activity Forms

Flight Details Phone Call

Our Luggage For The Ranch!

Our Ranch Travel Info Pack!

After all those months of waiting, August 19th, 2009 finally came! At last, we were all set to leave for that trip of a lifetime! Here are all the links to write ups and pictures of the Crazy Mountain Ranch.

Our Journey To The Ranch

Our Room At the Ranch

Gifts From The Marlboro Ranch

Food At The Marlboro Ranch

The Town - Crazy Mountain Ranch

Now that we know all about the Crazy Mountain Ranch, here are some of the activities that we took part in while we were there.

Alritey, with this post, I've concluded the series on our trip to the Marlboro's Crazy Mountain Ranch in Montana. I think I've pretty much covered everything there is to know about this ever exclusive (and some say extra secretive) ranch. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them. Just leave me a message or send me an email. Now, back to the regular programming of this blog :P
Thank you Marlboro for giving us this trip of a lifetime!!


Stacie said...

All of your information was so helpful! I did a search on the Marlboro Ranch as I just won this same trip today. I wanted to see if there was any info out there on it. This was wonderful!! Thanks for sharing this, now I am super excited for our trip! -S.Freed, Iowa

jackie said...

We just got the E-mail on the 2nd and I can't wait. All our vac. are around pool (the game) and it is going to be so nice to have a vac. that is not around pool and we can do other things, and with it being free makes it so much better lol.
All the info I have found has been very useful. Thanks for the trip marlboro you have no idea how happy we are to go and can't wait to get there
J.Jackie, Ill

Denise said...

Thanks so much for all the work you put into this blog! I just RSVPed to the winter 2010 trip, and now I'm super pumped!!!

Brian said...

This is great information. I too just won the trip, got my initial email on last Friday and am awaiting my package of information. I will post my information and experience to my blog too. Thanks for sharing!

camla said...

I am so excited!! We will be coming winter 2010, thank you for your Blog, it was helpful!!

BrY said...

I too, have received my welcome package just today! I am so excited. Does anyone know if there is a blog with the "Winter" experience, that we are all getting. I'm from LA, and am totally not used to Winter weather. Also, does anyone want to help me create a kind of online community group for all of us that would be in the "class of Winter '10 Crazy Mountain"? It would be nice if we can find out similar interests and later on in this process request the same Trip Date so we can all be grouped together for the trip! It would make it all the more AMAZING! Let me know!

Christi said...

thanks so much for posting all of your experiences at the Ranch. We just recieved our travel dates, Feb 1, 2010 and are so excited!

Lola said...

Thank you for sharing your experience. We couldnt get enough of it. Looks like fun. Cant wait to go in March!
PS No internet???? No cell reception? That will be rough....

Charlene n Kevin said...

Congrats to all of you who won the trip. Trust me, you guys will have an amazing time!

Lola: I wouldn't worry too much about the internet and cell reception, you would be too bz having fun to even notice! :D

Evets said...

thanks for all the information that you posted!! one question, is there internet or cell service at the ranch????

Charlene n Kevin said...

You're welcome. I'm glad you found the information helpful.

No, there is no internet or cell service at the ranch. However, if you go on some of the activities that takes you out to the backcountry, you MIGHT be able to get some weak cell signals at certain spots.

They do have phones at the lobby of every building with free long distance, so you can pretty much use that to call anybody you want, anytime! :D

Anonymous said...

Charlene n Kevin, thanks so much for the very informative details & pics of your ranch experience! I just received package that said I won a grand prize "Stand by Your Brand" contest for the essay & brand? My wife & I will go June 12th thru 15th! This is something we probably would never have been able to do! Soooooo excited! Troy

Kristafer said...

Hell Yea!! Looks bad ass! I just got my invitation and found this site very informative, I appreciate it, thank you! I am waiting for my paperwork in the mail!

Adam said...

Hi thanks very much for the informative page. just received my invite for summer of 2010, and cant wait!

Chris said...

This blog has be so incredibly helpful since I found out I was selected way back in March. I'll be leaving for the ranch in a few weeks and I'm very excited. Something has jumped to my mind and I hope perhaps you could shed some light on it. Did all of the freebies you got at the ranch fit into the luggage that Marlboro sent for the trip? I ask this as I will be getting size 14 cowboy boots and size 14 anything are hard to pack, lol. Thank you for all the information you've provided and any you provide in the future.

Charlene n Kevin said...

Well, we wore our cowboy hats (of course we stored it on the overhead compartment once we got on) and boots on the plane, so we didn't really have to worry about that. Also, we used the backpack that they gave us as our carry on luggage, so we were able to pack in more stuff in there. To answer your question, yes (our luggage was only half full when we arrived), we managed to fit all the freebies into the luggage that Marlboro sent us. Have fun at the ranch!! =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks For Your Blog.I Just Won This Trip 2 Days Ago and Have Been Researching It And It Is (Blog) Going To Be So Helpfull.Cant Wait Till I Hit The Montana Air!!!!

sjsiles said...

I'm going in a week! For the winter trip. It will be a bit different because we will be doing winter activities, but I am still excited and ready to go

sjsiles said...

I'm going in a week! For the winter trip. It will be a bit different because we will be doing winter activities, but I am still excited and ready to go