Housekeeper/Server needed at a Private Remote Guest Ranch In Montana/Wyoming ~ Summer 2023

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Silver Tip Ranch

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Gardiner, MT (+ Wyo)
Job Type
$2,000 a month/ tips and possible end of season bonus
Date Posted
July 10, 2023
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Work in the spectacular mountains of Montana & Wyoming! Just traveling to this exclusive, remote, and unique place is an experience to remember!

Silver Tip Ranch is a private, remote guest ranch. It is located 25 miles from the nearest town, 12 of which are only accessible by horse, wagon, or hiking.

About Silver Tip

We border the boundary of Yellowstone National Park and Absaroka Wilderness area. The Ranch runs on generators and batteries that supply all of the electricity. The guests visit with family and friends, many of whom have been coming for generations. The ranch can accommodate about 18 guests and 14 employees. During their visit the guests, enjoy trout fishing, hiking, eating, relaxing and riding the mountain trails.

All employees live and stay on the Ranch for the season which is from about June 10th to September 15th or so. The first week of guests are scheduled to arrive around June 27th. The first few weeks involve spring cleaning of the buildings, training, and general preparations for the guests’ arrival.

The schedule runs on a weekly rotation, guests leave on Saturday morning and new ones come in on the same day. The lodge and other guest buildings are cleaned from top to bottom before the next guests arrive. Saturday is a big day for all of the employees! Everyone helps to unload or load the wagons especially on Saturday and Thursday, which is grocery day.

Positions available


The housekeeper/server position starts at $2,000 a month with one day off a week. Below are some of the duties you would take on.

Working as a team and getting along with other employees is expected and essential for the Ranch to run as smooth as possible. Employees must show up for work with a good attitude, ready to provide excellent customer service until the end of the season!

A variety of these tasks would be preformed 6 days per week but are not limited to, the following:

  • Help with spring cleaning and fall winterizing of all ranch buildings.
  • Clean all guest quarters on a daily basis.
  • Inventory ranch linens.
  • Set up and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner for ranch guests.
  • Assist head cook with minimal amount of food preparation.
  • Clean dining area and wash all guest dishes.
  • Aid crew cook with set-up and clean up of staff meals with possible options to fill in cook for the crew once a week or every other week.
  • Launder and fold kitchen and cleaning linens with possible options to do guest laundry for a fee that goes to you of $5 a load and $2 per ironed item.
  • Deep clean guest buildings once a week on Saturday.
  • Unloading wagons and putting away ranch consumables.
  • Perform other ranch duties as needed.
  • Ability to provide quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner.
  • This position is supervised by the co-ranch manager and head cook.

Some experience for this position would be great; however we would be willing to do extensive training. A valid driver’s license is required a social security number or passport. There will be a policy and waver to be signed when you arrive as well as an I-9 form and a w-4.

The Employee Experience

I sat down at the lunch table at Silver Tip and asked some of our return employees about their experience here.One of the ladies that is returning for her 3rd year mentioned that she “appreciated the positive work environment and Silver Tip felt like a personalized experience instead of a corporate environment. I also like the room and board accommodations because you get your own private room!” One of the guys also returning for his 3rd year chirped up and said, “Yeah, its more small scale and home-style.” Some agreed that it was a place that gave the opportunity to acquire new and usable skills. Some said they still kept in touch with other staff in the offseason. Still more agreed that they loved the food!

Bottom line, even though we expect high standards, good work ethic, and you taking pride in your job, we also want you to enjoy being here, make possible lasting friendships, take newly acquired skills out into the future and to generally be happy with your life here at the Ranch, enjoying the fresh air and majestic scenery of the mountains while on the job!

Ideal Candidate

The Ranch seeks hard-working individuals willing to contribute to a professional, friendly atmosphere with excellent communication and strong customer service oriented thinking. They must not be afraid of long hours and hard work. Flexibility and working long hours, including weekends and holidays, is part of the job. Work requires physical exertion. All staff will work with a wide variety of ages and cultures. All positions are considered equally important.

Room and Board

All food, including beverages and snacks are completely free.

There is no monthly charge for living and staying on the Ranch however there would be a fee of up to $300 for any damaged property or leaving living quarters in poor or dirty condition before you leave the ranch.

Provided are private bedrooms which are simple home-style accommodations. You will be sharing a bathroom with other staff. We also provide all bedding, towels, laundry soap, and a washer/dryer for free.

The ranch has good internet wifi.

Verizon has the best coverage for cell service.

While we understand many people have pets, most of the time it would not be possible for you to bring them to the Ranch.

Employee Perks

All staff will receive a monthly salary and tips from a shared pool. Staff may be eligible to receive an end-of-season bonus if they complete the amount of time agreed upon with no job performance issues.

Due to the remoteness of the Ranch, past crew members have indicated that it is a great place to save money on groceries, board, and vehicle fuel! Days off can be spent riding, fishing, relaxing, or hiking in some of Montana’s most spectacular back-country!

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are very remote! Past employees have indicated that it is very helpful to have their own transportation. If you do not have a vehicle, we will help make other arrangements.


Please fill out the answers to the questions on the application if you are interested in a position. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! Please be aware we will not email you back unless you complete our questions and supply the asked for information.

  • Please email with: A detailed message about yourself and why you would be a good fit for Silver Tip Ranch.
  • At least 3 references from past jobs, their names, phone number, how you are acquainted and the reason that job ended.
  • A recent personal full body photo, due to the unique nature of traveling into a remote area on wagons.
  • Candidates who can work the entire season are given hiring priority; however this does not mean that you would not necessarily be hired. Season is approximately June 10th to September 15th. Be sure to indicate your earliest date of arrival you could work and the latest date that you would be available to work.

Employment Eligibility

Are you at least 18?*

Due to the nature of our remote location all positions require our staff to be at least 18.

Are you eligible to work in the United States?

Do you possess a valid driver’s license and social security number?

Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony? (A ‘Yes’ answer does not automatically disqualify you from employment.)

We will email or call qualified candidates to set up a interview.

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