Sweet Grass Ranch in Big Timber Montana
Sweet Grass Ranch Big Timber Montana Working Cattle Cabins Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: The Carroccia Family

Units: 6 (for 20 people)

Address: 460 Rein Lane - Big Timber, MT 59011 USA

Telephone: 406-537-4477

Fax: 406-537-4477

Activities/Attractions: We have no social organization and no television. Guests are free to enjoy the ranch as they wish.

  • dinner rides
  • swimming in the creek
  • hiking and wonderful photographic opportunities

Evenings are filled with good conversation, an impromptu sing-along by a campfire, a game of horseshoes or billiards, star-gazing or an occasional brilliant display of the Northern lights, if not an awe-inspiring lightning storm.

Trips to enjoy our rich cultural heritage can be arranged to ghost towns, museums, Indian ceremonials, Yellowstone Park and rodeos.

Riding: This is our main activity whether we're working cattle or scenic riding:  six days a week over a scope that ranges from high alpine lakes and meadows to the foothills and out into the lower rolling country of our winter ranch.  Daily we offer short and long all-day rides as well as morning and afternoon rides.

Fishing: There is challenging dry fly fishing in the clear, rushing waters of the Sweet Grass; the Brown trout love the deep, shadowed pools below the falls.  Mountain lakes also are good rainbow trout fishing while the stocked beaver ponds offer an easier approach closer to the ranch, and one the kids really enjoy.


"This is the best holiday we've ever had - good food, great company, fantastic horses and scenery - what can I say? Breath-taking!"


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General Information: Welcome to Sweet Grass Ranch in Big Timber, Montana ... a working cattle ranch secluded in the Crazy Mountains of south central Montana, 40 miles from Big Timber. The ranch sits at 6,100 feet on the Sweet Grass Creek. We are a family ranching tradition since 1880 when great-granddad settled under Porcupine Butte, around the corner from Pleny Coups' camp. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our cabins nestle along the Sweet Grass, so you can hear the creek in the evening, along with owls and coyotes. Accommodations range from small rustic log cabins without bath to rooms in the main ranch house to larger, framed family cabins with private baths and plenty of hot water.

  • The ranch encompasses both mountain and rolling foothill country where we raise Angus cattle and horses
  • Our guests are welcome to take an active a part as they like in all phases of ranch life from feeding pigs to moving cows and wrangling horses
  • To insure everyone an opportunity to really enjoy the ranch, we take a limited number of guests
  • Come enjoy our special life and experience the friendly charm of the Sweet Grass Ranch

Payment Accepted: Cash, personal checks, travelers' checks, international bank drafts; Visa and MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

$1,015 to 1,350/week all-inclusive

Children's rates available. Please contact us for details and vacancies. Open year-round.


"Wonderful family, staff and friends. Thanks for a great time."

"This has been the best week our family has ever had all together. Thank you."

"I didn't believe a place like this would actually exist. We had the most amazing week."