5 Best Ranches Near Big Sky, Montana - Updated 2021

ranches in big sky montana

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.

1. A private luxurious bunkhouse on a beautiful horse ranch (from USD 600)

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 Oasis
Bozeman, Montana, United States
12 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi didn’t support streaming but that is ok since guests should be outside enjoying nature
extremely clean and hosts were very friendly
julie and david were great and responsive hosts
julie is a terrific host who offers great recommendations on things to do and local dining options
this is a very stylish home in a beautiful setting and the owners keep it immaculately clean
outstanding location views stay and home
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2. A unique barn in a private and unique location (from USD 195)

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 Farm
Bozeman, Montana, United States
184 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
peaceful views for days comfortable friendly folks
beautiful cozy space with great views
this is a fantastic air b and b the barn was quaint and cozy
wonderfully picturesque clean thoughtful amenities and comfortable
the barn house itself was extremely comfortable and quaint fully stocked kitchen and comfortable bed
it is clean comfy & cozy with the perfect touches
very clean and had so many thoughtful touches
very clean with lots of little homey touches
the place was very clean and professional-feeling
beautiful clean place just outside of bozeman
great and kind hosts
the hosts were very kind and ensured we had an enjoyable stay
so nice hosts and great place
anne was a great host
outstanding place amazing hosts we will be back
the location is stunning
amazing location and great space
fantastic and fun location to relax with our family
beautiful location close to bozeman yet enough away to feel that your on a real farm
the house was amazing and the location even better
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3. Unique and authentic Montana Sheepherder’s Wagon (from USD 105)

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 Wagon
Belgrade, Montana, United States
97 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
it was quaint and comfortable with a perfect touch of nature i highly recommend
the animals were fun to watch and the wagon interior was cozy
the accomodation was exactly as described and very clean
all my needs were met the composting toilet was fresh and clean no real smell
the sheepherder’s wagon was clean and comfortable
lavonne was an amazing host
lavonne and her husband were relaxed and gracious hosts
she was so kind to my little boy and i
lavonne was incredibly friendly and helpful throughout our stay
lavonne was a fantastic host and we really enjoyed the unique experience of staying in the sheep wagons
yet close enough to town to get a great dinner or do some sightseeing
a great place to stay if you prefer to remain off the beaten path
if you like nature and cute animals this is the place would go back and spend more time
the farm was such a fun experience and the location was stunning
lavonne is a wonderful hostess we enjoyed coffee in the morning listening to the animals
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4. A private guest suite steps away from the East Gallatin River (from USD 150)

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 Suite
Belgrade, Montana, United States
346 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
the sofa bed was very comfortable as was the large bed
there is a great little kitchen with everything necessary to cook a meal
feeding the alpacas was a treat the room was nicely arranged and had everything we needed
so clean and comfortable with all the amenities you could ever need
beautiful place to stay so grateful for the comfortable privacy & view of the cute alpacas
super clean and comfortable place to stay
the bathroom is clean and fully stocked with towels and soaps
a great place to stay clean and homey
the space was very clean and the farm is super cute
the place is also immaculately clean
these two are terrific hosts to share their space
she showed us around and couldn’t be nicer or more hospitable
do not pass this by hosts luanna & bruce are kind helpful and gracious
just go the hosts and the guest house are fantastic
luanna is very friendly and they run a busy farm operation between belgrade and bozeman
great location out of the city but close enough for convenience
so many beautiful drives close by
we only wish we could have stayed longer what an amazing location
you're close enough for door dash and yet far away enough for peace and quiet
great location just a short drive from bozeman
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5. A gorgeous one-bedroom suite near Yellowstone River (from USD 100)

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
85 reviews
Barn 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi and netflix were awesome once we finally figured out the remote lol
the bed was amazingly comfortable
linens and towels were fresh and clean
very comfortable and clean place for one or two
property is very clean and well taken care of
cozy cabin very spacious clean and decorated with rustic western theme
it is clean cozy well stocked and a convenient base to yellowstone and the paradise valley
she was very friendly and helpful
kindra was a wonderful host
kindra was a great host
everything was exactly as listed and kendra was an awesome host
great location close to livingston and close to gardiner
this location is perfect close to the entrance to ynp and close to livingston
perfect location in middle of paradise valley
the location close to hwy 89 but very quiet and in the center of the valley is ideal
close to yellowstone national park chico springs and fishing on the gorgeous yellowstone river
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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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