The People

We built the lodge as a gathering place for our friends and family to create treasured memories while enjoying a mouth-watering meal and a stiff drink. The natural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding landscape further inspired us to share the ranch with couples seeking a truly spectacular and memorable Montana wedding venue.

Meet Crete

Crete purchased Grey Wolf as a family “home away from home” Her own Montana roots combined with her children’s love of the wilderness led them to the ranch in 1975. Throughout the years, she has opened her home to family and friends from all over the world and from all walks of life with the same charm, grace, and humor. Our transformation and expansion over the years would not be possible without her hard work, support, and sheer determination.

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Meet Our Team



Throughout Shane’s life, Grey Wolf has always been his favorite place to visit and his grandmother, Crete, has always been his favorite person to visit. After assisting with the construction of the main lodge in 2003, Shane chose to make Grey Wolf his permanent home when took on the role of Ranch Manager. It turned out to be a fortunate decision as he also met the local girl who would become his wife.


Christina was born and raised in the Seeley Lake. She found that the area’s hospitality industry offered the opportunity to remain in the area she loved. Christina eventually began helping Shane and Ben with events at Grey Wolf. Shane (finally) asked her out on a date, and she became eventually became a permanent member of the family when she and Shane hosted their own wedding at the ranch in 2019.

Chef Ben

Chef Ben cooked at a variety of restaurants and guest ranches throughout Montana before settling in the Seeley Lake area. He became a close family friend and assisted in the construction of the main lodge before joining us full-time as both Chef and Shane’s right-hand man. His family is also a regular fixture at the ranch. His wife helps with events while his daughter is affectionately known as our resident Little Wolf.

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