"My extended family of 28 people, from our 87 year old mom to her 3 month old great grandson, spent an unforgettable week at the Double T River Ranch in mid-July and it was better than any of us could have imagined. The pictures are accurate but don't really do justice to this wonderful place and the warmth and welcome-ness you feel the minute you step out of your car and are greeted by Addie. We gathered everyday at and around the remarkably restored barn for food, games, socializing and just plain hanging out together. We swam in the refreshing pond, played soccer games on the expansive green lawns, competed in fierce volleyball and bocce ball matches and hit endless golf balls onto the turf green. We fished in the Shields river and caught, rainbow, brown and cut throat trout.
The main house, guest house and barn are beautifully restored by Mitch. If you pay attention to detail then look closely and you will like what you see. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living areas are all very well constructed and furnished. The 2 cabins by the river are not run-of-the-mill log kits, they are high end and also finished with gorgeous reclaimed wood flooring and beautiful details. There are lawns and landscaping around the cabins situated just above the banks of the river. We watched a pair of bald eagles (and they watched us!) every evening as they perched in trees on the hillside across the river. Awesome.
We did a day trip to Yellowstone, floated the Madison river and hiked up Sacajawea Peak, all easy drives from Clyde Park. But most of the time we stayed on the ranch. Oh there were plenty of trips into town, the purveyors of Clyde Park Tavern, Antlers Bar and Glenn's Market all got to know us. Everyone was welcoming, friendly and willing to trade stories with us. We did the majority of our food shopping at Glenn's market and found fresh meat, a good selection of fresh vegetables and pretty much all the staple items that we needed. it is located less than a mile from the Double T so steer clear of Costco if you are coming through Bozeman! Also, the kitchen in the barn is of restaurant quality and we used the heck out of it. It included everything we needed to fix meals for all 28 of us.
Jeff stopped by most days and took care of whatever we needed. He even gave us a tour of the historic grain elevators. The trip really could not have been better, it felt like a once in a lifetime vacation. But we certainly hope to return soon!"
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 7, 2016