Big Sky, Montana, is popular as a ski destination during the winter, but the place has a lot to offer. There are plenty of things to see and do during the summer as well. With vast mountain landscapes, tranquil streams, gentle rivers, and a plethora of hiking trails, Big Sky is a great location that outdoor enthusiasts can visit at any time of the year. If you are planning to visit Big Sky, then expect to be blown away with a wide range of options you will have at your disposal. But while you do so, also take time to think about where you will lay your head at night. In that regard, scroll down below for our recommendations on the best ranches near Big Sky, Montana.
This private luxurious bunkhouse sits on a working and well-maintained horse ranch. It is one of the best ski vacation getaways you will find in the region, featuring everything you may need to enjoy both the indoors and the outdoors. The house has an open floor plan and comes with a spacious living area, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a luxurious bedroom with private baths. The location of the house is just minutes away from groomed Nordic trails that will provide you with excellent opportunities to explore the great outdoors.
Horse Ranch Bunkhouse, Gallatin Valley OasisBozeman, Montana, United States
Top guest reviewswifi didn’t support streaming but that is ok since guests should be outside enjoying natureextremely clean and hosts were very friendly
Host:julie and david were great and responsive hostsjulie is a terrific host who offers great recommendations on things to do and local dining optionsthis is a very stylish home in a beautiful setting and the owners keep it immaculately cleanRead more reviewsoutstanding location views stay and home
This gorgeous blue barn sits on a 147 acre (59.4 ha) farm, in a beautiful and a very private location. The barn comes with an attached guest house that is spacious and fully furnished. It can accommodate up to four guests. Some of the notable amenities you will find here include a well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a nicely furnished living room, and a washer and dryer. The barn lies in close proximity to several attractions in the region, including Big Sky town center and downtown Bozeman, which is less than 20 minutes away from the property. There are plenty of hiking trails nearby, should you wish to discover its spectacular natural landscapes.
The Blue Barn on Over Yonder FarmBozeman, Montana, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewspeaceful views for days comfortable friendly folksbeautiful cozy space with great viewsthis is a fantastic air b and b the barn was quaint and cozywonderfully picturesque clean thoughtful amenities and comfortablethe barn house itself was extremely comfortable and quaint fully stocked kitchen and comfortable bedit is clean comfy & cozy with the perfect touchesvery clean and had so many thoughtful touchesvery clean with lots of little homey touchesthe place was very clean and professional-feelingbeautiful clean place just outside of bozeman
Host:great and kind hoststhe hosts were very kind and ensured we had an enjoyable stayso nice hosts and great placeanne was a great hostoutstanding place amazing hosts we will be backRead more reviewsthe location is stunningamazing location and great spacefantastic and fun location to relax with our familybeautiful location close to bozeman yet enough away to feel that your on a real farmthe house was amazing and the location even better
Get the thrill of spending your nights in this authentic and unique Montana sheepherder’s wagon. It looks pretty small from the outside, but as you step inside, you’ll see a beautiful space. The wagon sits on a historic farm, just a few minutes away from the town. The wagon is simple, yet spacious enough to accommodate up to two guests per night. It features a bed and a small seating area – you don’t need a lot of room since you will be spending most of your time outdoors. Spending time in this wagon is a unique opportunity to experience simple life just like the sheepherders did. Most of all, you will appreciate the peace and serenity that exists in the farms around, with large swathes of beautiful lands surrounding you in all directions.
Aunthentic Montana Sheepherder's WagonBelgrade, Montana, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit was quaint and comfortable with a perfect touch of nature i highly recommendthe animals were fun to watch and the wagon interior was cozythe accomodation was exactly as described and very cleanall my needs were met the composting toilet was fresh and clean no real smellthe sheepherder’s wagon was clean and comfortable
Host:lavonne was an amazing hostlavonne and her husband were relaxed and gracious hostsshe was so kind to my little boy and ilavonne was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout our staylavonne was a fantastic host and we really enjoyed the unique experience of staying in the sheep wagonsRead more reviewsyet close enough to town to get a great dinner or do some sightseeinga great place to stay if you prefer to remain off the beaten pathif you like nature and cute animals this is the place would go back and spend more timethe farm was such a fun experience and the location was stunninglavonne is a wonderful hostess we enjoyed coffee in the morning listening to the animals
Looking for an authentic farm experience? We’d recommend booking this guest suite that is located on a working farm. The East Gallatin River runs right through the farm, and the guest suite is situated just a few steps from the river. The suite is fully furnished, with a comfy bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living room. There is a private front porch for you to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Montana Mountains. During your stay, you will have a chance to tour the farm and interact with some of the farm animals. You can also lend a hand at harvesting some of the crops being farmed here. If you’d like to explore the neighboring regions, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and fishing, among other outdoor adventures.
River Ranch Guest SuiteBelgrade, Montana, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe sofa bed was very comfortable as was the large bedthere is a great little kitchen with everything necessary to cook a mealfeeding the alpacas was a treat the room was nicely arranged and had everything we neededso clean and comfortable with all the amenities you could ever needbeautiful place to stay so grateful for the comfortable privacy & view of the cute alpacassuper clean and comfortable place to staythe bathroom is clean and fully stocked with towels and soapsa great place to stay clean and homeythe space was very clean and the farm is super cutethe place is also immaculately clean
Host:these two are terrific hosts to share their spaceshe showed us around and couldn’t be nicer or more hospitabledo not pass this by hosts luanna & bruce are kind helpful and graciousjust go the hosts and the guest house are fantasticluanna is very friendly and they run a busy farm operation between belgrade and bozemanRead more reviewsgreat location out of the city but close enough for convenienceso many beautiful drives close bywe only wish we could have stayed longer what an amazing locationyou're close enough for door dash and yet far away enough for peace and quietgreat location just a short drive from bozeman
The location of this gorgeous one-bedroom suite is inside an airplane hangar located in the Pinto Ranch, just next to Yellowstone River. The suite features a living area that is fitted with sectional suite. There’s also a full kitchen, and a comfy king-size bed for all the comfort you need at night. Since it is a working sheep ranch, expect to see a lot of sheep around, and you will also be free to tour the farm and interact with the sheep more closely. Also, given the location of the ranch, there are plenty of outdoor activities nearby, with the notable ones including horseback riding, rafting, rock climbing, hunting, fishing, and hiking, among others. While still on the property, don’t forget to soak in the awe of the tremendous mountain views.
Near National Park and Yellowstone River. Full Kitchen, dog friendly
Top guest reviewsthe wifi and netflix were awesome once we finally figured out the remote lolthe bed was amazingly comfortablelinens and towels were fresh and cleanvery comfortable and clean place for one or twoproperty is very clean and well taken care ofcozy cabin very spacious clean and decorated with rustic western themeit is clean cozy well stocked and a convenient base to yellowstone and the paradise valley
Host:she was very friendly and helpfulkindra was a wonderful hostkindra was a great hosteverything was exactly as listed and kendra was an awesome hostRead more reviewsgreat location close to livingston and close to gardinerthis location is perfect close to the entrance to ynp and close to livingstonperfect location in middle of paradise valleythe location close to hwy 89 but very quiet and in the center of the valley is idealclose to yellowstone national park chico springs and fishing on the gorgeous yellowstone river
Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Montana ranches
The hotels are great, but going for accommodation in the ranches is a sure way to immerse in the true beauty of the region’s breathtaking landscapes. Wake up to beautiful mornings, tremendous views, and melodious sounds of nature – you won’t find these in the regular hotels. Choose any of the above best ranches near Big Sky, Montana, for such an experience.
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