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Northwest Montana Mountain Lodge and 4 season Wilderness Playground

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

A special place for special events, secluded with easy Access off of I-90

Beauty by nature and design. Sky Ranch is a special place for your special event, whether a wedding, a family reunion, or a corporate or group retreat. Nestled in a 4 season wilderness playground, the Lodge features the Atrium, a stunning group space with three tiered windows and a cathedral ceiling. Offering accommodations, indoors and outdoors, and much more. Guests have said, "Sky Ranch is a true oasis, a place to come home to, a rare jewel waiting for your discovery."

Our central room in the Lodge is the Atrium, an inspiring space for groups and special occasions, with wood and flat rock floor, a sunken Koi pond and meditation platform, fire burning stove and natural light. Our kitchen is fully equipped with dining and sitting area. Accommodations are private, semi-private and dorm style, maximum capacity 12. Surround decks, picnic tables and BBQ. From April to March, we have four glamp sites available. 16 1/2' canvas bell shaped tents, set on a platform deck and fully furnished, each tent sleeps 3. Sites have a picnic table, outdoor kitchen, grill & fire pit. Facility amenities include a large open barn for receptions and other special events, a raised platform stage with seating in the round, and an 18 hole professional disc golf course, rated as one of the best courses in the area.

Other amenities includeMultiple fireplaces throughout the lodge, library, games and movies. Wi-fi guest access and hot tub to enjoy starlight nights. Fully equipped kitchen and dining for up 2, decks, BBQ and outdoor tables/chairs. Seventy acres of privacy with trails and an abundance of wildlife. Also, access to State Lands, the Clark Fork River and Rock Creek Drainage.

Sky Ranch is available for day use; corporate business meetings, self-catered or catered; group size 6-28. Outdoor one day special events are limited to 150 people.

Winter residential capacity, group size 6-12.

April - November residential capacity - Maximum 24, with limited tent, car or RV camping

Four individuals, couples or families, we have winter getaway rates. Check out our room listings.

More Details

Susan Rangitsch
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2017

About Susan Rangitsch

A licensed clinical professional counselor and Missoula native, an author and and a photographer, Susan and her husband, Chris take great pride in offering Sky Ranch as a sanctuary; a place where something wonderful can happen.

She and her husband, Chris, value every guest that comes through the door. Our goal is to go above the average in meeting your hopes and expectations. We can help you plan and organize or we can be background support or minimally visible.

Susan Rangitsch purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Susan Rangitsch chose Clinton

Sky Ranch is a special placel, remote and private, yet easy to access.


Clinton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , outhouse composting toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Composting toilet and outdoor hot shower
  • large spacious beautiful tiled showers, tub with Jacuzzi and outdoor hot tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Blue Moon Room - 1 queen , 1 double
    The Gold Room - 1 queen
    Comfy cozy den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed
    Bell Tent Site, #1 furnished - 3 twin/ single
    Bell Tent site, #2 furnished - 3 twin/ single
    20" teepee, fully furnished - 3 twin/ single
    Bell tent site, #3 furnished - 3 twin/ single
    Fire Room - 2 double
  • three season fully furnished canvas bell tents on platform decks, comfy beds, handmade furniture, sleeps up to three, available April - November
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Northwest Montana Mountain Lodge and 4 season Wilderness Playground
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A spectacular, spacious lodge in a gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

This lodge is so amazingly beautiful and was the perfect location to host a family celebration for our oldest daughter graduating with her PhD from the University of Montana at nearby Missoula. The lodge was so spacious and we also had use of one of the very comfortable tents on the property, which could be described as glamping! The lodge sets on a very scenic 40+ acres that has a frisbee golf course that the family members who used it said was fantastic! There is a trail that surrounds the property which we enjoyed a couple of relaxing walks on. We also loved seeing a herd of deer grazing on the grassy meadows in the evening. Owner Susan was also a highlight of our stay. She is so kind and gracious and made sure that our needs and comforts were a priority. Our daughter had a group of colleagues from the university come out the Friday night before graduation, for a dinner celebration and the lodge fit everyone perfectly. We had fun hiking, watching Big Horned sheep and exploring a nearby ghost town. Our family has thanked us multiple times for the perfect time we shared at this incredible place!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia, thank you so much for you kind words. I was the lucky one to be witness to your family's celebration. Such love and support...
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Helena, MT

Beautiful setting with all the ammenities!

  • 5 of 5

The property owners were attentive and made sure we were comfortable. The setting is gorgeous and the space is great for a large crew.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that Sky Ranch worked so well for your celebration! Thanks for taking such special care...
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Absolutely beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing weekend at the Sky Ranch Retreat that will be remembered for years to come. The property was gorgeous, and Susan was fantastic to deal with. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Hosts, Amazing Views.

  • 5 of 5

Sky Ranch Retreat is a treat. Hosts Susan and Chris were beyond hospitable for our large, retreat group. They were beyond accommodating, helped us find a caterer, and had everything we needed (even if we forgot it). Their energy was incredibly giving. Their home is situated on the side of a mountain with mountain views. Every member of our 18 person retreat said how incredibly sweet Susan and Chris were. Their energy is soothing, the retreat space has incredible views and energy, and, in spite of having some of our members in tents and teepees outside, everyone slept soundly and came back in the morning with well-rested smiles.

I can see us hosting our retreat annually at Sky Ranch and am forever grateful to the help and kindness of Chris and Susan. Our group experience was truly perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
And home cooked meals, Ekstrom's Stage Station
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Missoula has numerous golf courses
Nearest Train
160 Miles
AmTrack, Whitefish MT
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ekstrom's Stage Station, summer hours 8-10
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Snow Bowl, Discovery Basin
Car: necessary

For 54 miles Rock Creek carves its way out of the Anaconda-­Pintler Wilderness through the wide valleys of the upper drainage, and down through a narrow canyon until it joins the Clark Fork River 30 miles east of Missoula, Montana. This spectacular drainage supports habitat for two of the finest herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the world, and its near pristine waters host a renowned “Blue Ribbon” fishery with five wild trout species, including two threatened natives--bull trout and westslope cutthroats. Elk herds, black bear, moose, white‐tailed and mule deer all thrive in the Rock Creek watershed. Peregrine falcons have been reestablished there, and wolves have again established a presence. The valley also provides a critical link in the wildlife movement corridors that stretch from the greater Yellowstone area to Crown of the Continent Ecosystem to the north. Grizzly bears have even begun to appear in their old haunts along that fragile sinew of habitat connectivity.

From Sky Ranch you are minutes away from blue ribbon fly fishing, wilderness hiking, rock climbing, biking, rafting, outfitting and trail rides. Major attractions include the swinging bridge across the Creek and Canyon into the Welcome Wilderness, Sapphire mining and the Garnett Historic Ghost Town. Get off the beaten track and take the Rock Creek Scenic byway to the historic mining town of Philipsburgh or head to the Skahalo Pass for the splendor hi mountain waterfalls.

Or stay on the Ranch and enjoy our abundance of wild life or our 18 hole professional disc golf course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Sky Ranch has fully furnished glamp sites available as seperate rentals. 16' bell tents set on platform decks, handcrafted furniture, comfy beds, fire pit, stoves, picnic table and chairs, wifi and showers in lodge. $59/sleeps up to 3.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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