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377 Big Beaver
Creek Road
Trout Creek,
Montana 59874


Mountain Lodging
in the Kootenai National Forest

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Come and stay at the TX Ranch located in the Bitterroot Range of the Kootenai National Forest in Northwest Montana.  The National forest borders the ranch on both the front and the back, and Big Beaver Creek runs through it.  The Clark Fork River is just minutes away

 Shotzie and Buddie are always eager to welcome our new guests.

 Your lodging is in a separate
 guest house that is furnished
 and decorated in the rustic
 manner that you would expect
 to find in Montana's "Big Sky


TX Ranch is pet friendly including horse facilities and feed. There is plenty of room for dogs to exercise and play around the ranch.  For horses there are National Forest trails for riding off the ranch. TX Ranch is a member of Horse Motels International.  Parking for large rigs is available.

TX Ranch is the end result of a dream that began in
1970, with my first trip to "Montana - The Last Best Place". I grew up in the "other" Washington, the one located on the Potomac River. Even though I was a
"city kid" I spent a great deal of my time fishing and hunting in southern Maryland, with my father and grandfather. My appreciation for the outdoors and all
that it has to offer came from my father. After that first visit to Montana, I returned for visits several times over the years and the dream continued to grow stronger. 
In 1989, after serving 24 years with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C., I retired and moved to a Civil War era farm that I had purchased in
the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

In April 2000, after the tragic and untimely death of
my wife Tammy, I decided it was time to make that old dream a reality and move to Montana. After several visits in the summer of 2001, I packed up the house, barn, outbuildings, dogs and horses and in June 2002 moved
to Big Sky Country. In August, I started construction on the ranch and in May 2003, moved into the house.  Sitting on the front porch I have watched a heard of elk
in the pasture, moose trotting through, a bear standing
up to my whistle and a wolf reacting to my words.  All while I picture my father sitting in his chair reading
Field & Stream or Outdoor Life and dreaming of that great hunt or casting for the German Brown and now
I am living that dream for both of us.

While enjoying your stay at the Ranch, you are welcome to visit the home to view my antique collection, Civil War prints or borrow one of the 1500 books from my library.

Two elk cows graze in the TX Ranch pasture in front of the Guest House.

Moose gather in Big Beaver Creek beside the TX Ranch property line.

(406) 827-0170           377 Big Beaver Creek Road, Trout Creek, Montana 59874  

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