Celebrating 75 Years of Kelsey Family Ownership

Nine Quarter Circle Ranch 75th Anniversary LogoTradition and family are the heart of the guest experience at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

Summer of 2021 marks a milestone for the Kelsey family as we celebrate 75 years and three generations of family ownership.

As guests of the ranch, you are an integral part of our ranch history.

We hope you will join us for this momentous occasion.

Activities at the Ranch

A Western history in the wild country outside Yellowstone

The Nine Quarter Circle's roots stretch back to the late 1800s.

The establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 drew homesteaders to the area soon after.

By 1912, several homesteads consolidated into the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch.

The working horse ranch has passed through three generations of Kelseys and still utilizes rustic buildings constructed in the 1920s by former owners.

Our Guests Return Year After Year

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"The riding from the ranch was again spectacular. The fishing was the best that we have ever experienced. The Kelseys were their usual amiable hosts who could not do enough for you."

Kevin G., 15 years

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"Our family loves the horses, the landscape and mostly the people. It is a great place to relax and let your kids be free, especially if you are a city dweller."

Lisa B., 6 years


"Truly, the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch is a slice of heaven on earth. The next generation is hooked! Tears at the end of their stay made these grandparents happy, and next summer is already booked. "

Janet F., 30 years

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"Amazing family vacation! So beautiful! Loved it and will be back! If you love nature, riding or fishing, this is the place for you!"

Evelyn S., 36 years

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