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Crazy Mountain Cattle Company

Big Timber Montana

Listing Type: Working Ranch
City: Big Timber Montana
Region: Yellowstone Country

We welcome you to ranch country - the wide-open spaces, nature's beauty, abundant wildlife and old-fashioned ranch hospitality where guests quickly feel like part of the family.

The Jarrett family has been in the Montana ranching business since the 1880's when great-great grandfather Mendenhall settled across the Yellowstone River from what is now the home place. Today the ranch is situated on 4500 acres at the foot of the Crazy Mountains, (2500 at the home place and 2000 leased on the Boulder River) with an 8000-acre grazing permit in the Gallatin Range. The ranch continues to focus on production agriculture and works 300 head of reputation Black Angus cattle and 200 head of sheep. Cattle drives and roundups offer the more accomplished rider outstanding opportunities to experience Montana heritage up close and personal. Seeing this part of the country from the back of a good horse truly brings the feeling of the Old West to life. We want to share this with you.

We only host one family or small group at a time and that results in a more intimate and hands-on experience for our guests. Kids and adults enjoy this ranch vacation because everyone becomes educated about nature and the environment. Guests learn how ranchers are working to preserve and improve agricultural landscapes by following good stewardship practices. Crazy Mountain Cattle Company is a leader in eco-farming/ranching and agri-tourism for families by families.

The ranch is a haven for families and friends to spend time together in a low-key relaxing atmosphere. Popular activities include seasonal ranch chores, watching wildlife, fishing, hunting (pheasant, deer & antelope), ranch tours and local rodeos. Lambing time is a favorite on the ranch as is spring calving. There is no set program. Guests can observe and take part in every day activities, go on nature hikes, follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark or trace the Bozeman Trail. We can connect you with the appropriate people. Bird watchers will enjoy following the ranch's Blue Bird Trail and being part of monitoring the recovery program of this wonderful native bird. Regardless of whether you choose a ranch activity or just want to rest and relax, we'll have the hot tub ready so you can soak under the stars at the end of the day.

Accommodations: The remodeled bunkhouse is comfortable and charming with private bath. The requisite bunk bed has a double bed on the bottom and twin on the top. The guest room in the ranch house also has a double bed. For those seeking a private retreat to get away from it all, we offer outings to the tipi nestled along scenic Duck Creek. The panoramic views from the tipi site include both the Crazy Mountains and the Absarokee Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Crazy Mountain Cattle Company offers seasonal and family rates. Lodging, activities and family style meals are all included. Adult pricing ranges from $150 to $200/person/day. Family rates for children vary from 50% to 90% of adult rates depending on age of child. While there is a three-day minimum stay'guests can extend for a 4th day of lodging at no additional charge pending availability of the bunkhouse. That gives guests a chance to explore the area on their own and have the bunkhouse as a home base for an unstructured day at any point during the stay. Tailor your itinerary to suit your interests.

April, May, and October are the best value at $150 per day. We highly recommend lambing camp in April

Adults at $150/person/day.Young children 3-5 yrs @ $70/person/day. Older children are $112/day. For teenagers $126/day

Family of 4 = $430.00/day

July and August are wonderful times to visit the ranch.Adults @ $200/person/day.Young children 3-5 yrs at $100/person/day. Older children is $160/day. For teenagers is $180/day

Family of 4 = $600.00/day

June and September rates offer a discount from the summer rates

Adults @ $175/person/day.Young children 3-5 yrs at $87.50. Older children is $140/day. For teenagers is $157.50/day

Family of 4 = $525.00

Directions: Located on Duck Creek, a tributary of the Yellowstone River mid-way between Big Timber and Livingston, Montana. The ranch is approximately 1 and 1/2 hour drive from Yellowstone Park.

Crazy Mountain Cattle Company
696 North Yellowstone Trail, Big Timber, MT 59011

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