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Dinging and Lodging | Big Timber, MT

Sweet Grass Ranch | By horseback ridin
460 Rein Lane, Big Timber, MT 59011
2.3k 712

How Much

$1700 - $1875


All ages


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Contact Info

406.537.4477 Visit Website

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Guests join family and crew for meals in the main lodge, which was built as a family home in the early 1900s by homesteaders who settled here with 13 children, hundreds of goats and horses.  The living room of the main lodge has the original stone fireplace and beautiful burl wood staircase and accents.

Guests are always welcome in the main lodge and Bill has coffee going from about 6 a.m, with a fire to take the edge off crisp mountain mornings. Outside of meal times, you’ll always find tea, lemonade and homemade cookies or pastries, along with fruit if you are hungry for a snack.  The living room is a wonderful place to relax, reading by a roaring fire, playing a game of pool or enjoying a jam session with piano and guitars.  We also have a small library as well as lots of board games and cards.

Accomodations range from cabins to rooms in the main lodge.  The rooms in the historic main lodge evidence the earlier pioneer days, with comfy beds tucked under the eaves covered with handmade quilts, dormer windows, a shared bathroom and a private porch with hammock and chairs.  The cabins are either remodeled log cabins from the 1920s or newer frame cabins with 1-2 bedrooms, down quilts, private bathrooms and sitting areas or living rooms.  Most of the cabins have a fireplace and they all have their own porches where guests can sit and savor the outdoors.  You’ll be lulled to sleep by the hoot of an owl or the sounds of the Sweet Grass Creek, meandering behind the cabins.  All accommodations have daily housekeeping service, bird feeders, flower baskets and the comforts of home.

Our rustic one and two bedroom log cabins, nestled along the Sweet Grass Creek, feature casual Western décor and cozy, comfortable atmospheres where guests truly feel at home. Sit on the front porch and watch the sunset, stoke the wood stove on a chilly evening or walk out your back door for instant access to spectacular wilderness and working ranch life.

We also have rooms in the historic main lodge with a shared bathroom, or a family unit with private bath. We do ask guests not to smoke in the cabins or on rides; porches are fine.

Sweet Grass Ranch guests enjoy hearty, homemade ranch style food that leans towards gourmet, with family-style meals that are sure to please any palate and appetite. Our kitchen provides a constantly changing menu that tends to fluctuate with the seasons, based on locally raised meats and garden fresh vegetables (we are fortunate to have a neighboring greenhouse), fresh cream, and home baked breads and pastries.

Sweet Grass Ranch is located in South-Central Montana, 40 miles from the small town of Big Timber, 2 ½ hours from Gardiner, the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and about 120 miles from either Bozeman or Billings airports.

Our secluded ranch is nestled at the end of a private dirt and gravel road that is accessible by car (it’s best to have a car with some clearance). We provide specific directions to guests who have booked and are happy to arrange an airport pickup for an additional charge ($175/round trip).

Depending on the time of year, there are a number of direct flights to and from the Bozeman’s Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), including:


San Francisco

Los Angeles

Las Vegas


Salt Lake City





New York (coming soon)

Direct Flights to Billings Logan Airport (BIL) include:


Los Angeles

Las Vegas


Salt Lake City



There are also direct flights from London’s Heathrow Airport into Calgary, Canada.  This is sometimes a less expensive alternative for guests flying from Europe.

Flights are available through:





Allegiant Airlines