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Burnt Out Lodge, Log Lodge on Montana Ranch Great for Reunions and Retreats

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Last updated: 04/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Big Timber lodge description

The Lodge was built out of logs harvested after a wildfire from ranch lands. Formerly used as a Bed and Breakfast featuring a commercial kitchen, walk-in cooler and freezer. Six bedrooms all have private entrances and private baths. The main Lodge can seat seventy five people for a meal. The loft has a TV, reading materials and games available. Porches and a patio provide places for people to sit and visit outdoors. The facility is great fo all kinds of reunions, craft groups or weddings. Guests can fish in the nearby creek.



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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 24-28

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    17 six foot tables with chairs available...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 40 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Can seat 100 people for a meal...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Land line only No cell phone service...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet



  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda


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  • Tax Rate 7%


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Last updated: 04/07/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Billings Montana
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Timber
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Timber

Car: Necessary

I am feeling nostalgic today. When Burnt Out Lodge was just a dream of mine (I was much younger!). The Black Butte Fire came through the property on September 9, 1994. I thought it was over before it had a chance. The people that we had been working with told us we had eighteen months to use the burnt trees. The Lodge was built using those burnt trees. We then started a Bed and Breakfast. I loved it we met many people from all over the world.

What a learning experience! All went well until May 2011 when we had the worst flood in years. Although the building was a good distance from the creek, we had water from one bank to the other of the valley. The damage was awful, the entire valley looked like a rock covered mess. The flood took out our septic tank, washed under Room 4 and took the pond out. The entire summer we had Stenberg Construction company remaking the valley and pond. There was no business conducted that year. When we reopened in 2012 we opened as a Vacation Rental (Age was forcing us to cut down on the labor). The grounds are starting to look like nothing ever happened and the new pond is doing well. Hope those who are not aware of our history enjoy my trip down memory lane. Have a good day!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Marlyn 'Blick' and Ruth Drange had the Lodge built in 1997 and have enjoyed running it as a Bed and Breakfast. Because of age they are not able to do that anymore. Both owners have spent all their lives in the area. They have been married for fifty four years and have lots of stories to tell of their experiences of running a ranch.

Why the Owner Chose Big Timber:
People need a place to rest and relax and enjoy nature, After visiting a daughter in California they decided to provide one such place. One of the favorite things the guests like is sitting outside at night and watching the stars while hearing the sounds of nature.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
If you have special limitations or need to negotiate the fees we will work with you. Also we offer special prices for crafting groups and local reservations, please call or email us for details.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Lodge mirrored in pond

    Lodge mirrored in pond

  • Morning at the Lodge

    Morning at the Lodge

  • Deer by Lodge road

    Deer by Lodge road

  • Fireplace in Great Room Lodge

    Fireplace in Great Room Lodge

  • Room 1

    Room 1

  • Room 3

    Room 3

  • Room 5

    Room 5

  • Other side of upstairs room

    Other side of upstairs room

  • Looking through the kitchen

    Looking through the kitchen

  • A family reunion at the Lodge

    A family reunion at the Lodge

  • Another outside wedding

    Another outside wedding

  • View of Crazy Mountains as you enter the Ranch to the Lodge

    View of Crazy Mountains as you enter the Ranch to the Lodge

  • Lodge from the road

    Lodge from the road

  • Lodge across Pond

    Lodge across Pond

  • Lodge Great room dining area

    Lodge Great room dining area

  • Table in one of the rooms

    Table in one of the rooms

  • Room 4

    Room 4

  • Upstairs Room

    Upstairs Room

  • Loft


  • Blick with guests on the US Forest

    Blick with guests on the US Forest

  • Quilters at a retreat

    Quilters at a retreat

  • Inside wedding

    Inside wedding

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Burnt Out Lodge, Log Lodge on Montana Ranch Great for Reunions and Retreats

Big Timber #390505

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