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By: Laura Moss on Jan. 23, 2012, 5:48 p.m.
Lodge at Sun Ranch

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Lodge at Sun Ranch

Vacations don’t get much greener than a trip to Montana’s Lodge at Sun Ranch, which was constructed from pre-existing structures and recycled building materials by local contractors. The 26,000-acre property is the ideal location for hiking, horseback riding, fishing and paddling, and it’s also a great place to catch a glimpse of local wildlife. In fact, Sun Ranch recently donated a 10-year lease to Trout Unlimited to make sure its tributaries were free of irrigation, and the ranch removed barbwire so elk can freely roam the grounds. Even the gourmet cuisine is green — produce is organic, meat is free-range, and the food comes from ranch property or is purchased from local farmers.