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WELCOME TO BONANZA CREEK VACATION CABINS

Renting one of our cabins is the perfect mountain getaway for families, couples, and small groups. We’re located just off scenic highway 89 outside of Martinsdale in the heart of the Castle Mountains .You can settle in for some R&R or use this as a base camp for recreation and hunting on the Lewis and Clark National Forest.  Come prepared to enjoy life in the middle of nowhere.

Included with your cabin is private lake fishing, hiking on game trails, great photo ops, access to the Lewis and Clark National Forest, and, of course, peace and quiet along with great views from your private porch.  Horseback riding is available at an extra cost, as well as home cooked meals at the lodge.  (please check information below).

Cabins are a combination of Montana simplicity and comfort. Western furnished cabins sit on our 25K acre working cattle ranch (social distancing isn’t a problem here). The Pioneer and Cowboy Cabins have well-equipped kitchens, a dining area, and sitting area. All 4 cabins have wood burning stoves, gas heat, games, books, coffee makers, hot pots and decks.

Pioneer Cabin 

Sleeps up to 6, one bedroom with queen sized bed, one bedroom with two twin beds and two trundle beds. There are two baths with showers and one claw foot tub in the first bedroom. Rocking chairs are on the covered porch to enjoy the view and a barbecue to make cooking easy. This cabin is handicap accessible.
Cost is $250 a night.

Cowboy Cabin

Sleeps up to 6, one bedroom with queen size bed, loft with two twin beds, common space has queen size sofa bed. There is one full size bathroom with tub/shower. Deck includes a table, 4 large rocking chairs and a barbecue.
Cost is $225 a night.

Indian Cabin

Perfect for a couple, but sleeps up to 4.  It has a living area with a sofa bed, one bathroom with tub/shower, and one bedroom with a queen bed. There is a very small refrigerator and microwave, but no kitchen. The porch has a table with 2 chairs and a tabletop barbecue.  Enjoy the covered porch with rockers for a view of the Crazy Mountains. 
Cost is $125 a night.

The Bunkhouse

deal for those who want their own space. Sleeps up to 4 and is two separate bedrooms each with their own bathroom with a tub/shower, and a shared porch with rockers.  The Mountain Man side has two twin beds, and the Prairie side has a queen bed. There is a shared refrigerator, but no kitchen.
Cost is $125 a night

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR CABIN…

Amenities include all towels, linens, firewood, and plenty of parking. Kitchens in the Cowboy and Pioneer Cabins include small stove and oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans.

DATES AVAILABLE FOR CABIN RENTALS

There is a two night minimum stay.  The Pioneer and Cowboy Cabins will be available May, early June, September, October and November.  All four cabins are available in July and August.  Please email bonanzacreekmontana@gmail.com or call 406 572-3366 (spring, winter & fall) or 406 572-3396 (summer) for availability.

  • May 20 – June 12, 2020
  • June 28 – July 8, 2020
  • July 15 – 17, 2020
  • August 1 – August 7, 2020
  • August 18 – 22, 2020
  • September 13 –  November 30, 2020

PLAN YOUR TRIP…

CHECK-IN – is after 2:00 the day of your arrival.  Please call 406 572-3396 in the summer and 406 572-3366 in the fall a few days ahead to make arrangements for check in.

CHECK-OUT –  Check-out is by 11:00 on your departure date.

DEPOSIT –  A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking.

DIRECTIONS – From BILLINGS, follow your map to Martinsdale, at the T (before entering Martinsdale) turn west onto Hwy 294 for 12 miles.  Turn right into Lennep (church, school and a few homes).  From BOZEMAN, follow the map to Ringling, continue on for four miles and turn right onto Hwy 294 and go 15 miles, and turn left into Lennep (a church, school and a few homes).  Follow the gravel road past the church for 6 miles and watch for Bonanza Creek signs. GPS does not always get you here.  We are not quite 2 hours from Bozeman and 2 ½ hours from Billings.

WEATHER – July and August tend to be days of sunshine at 80—85 degrees F and little to no humidity and cooler evenings.   June and September are cooler and unpredictable with possible moisture.  June has beautiful wildflowers and lots of green grass. September offers gorgeous autumn days with those wonderful crisp cool evenings.  You are in the mountains of Montana so come prepared for change as you might get a bit of everything in one week or one day.  Please check weather.com for Martinsdale MT before packing.

GROCERIES, ICE, GAS ETC. – Buy up, fill up before you come.  Depending on which direction you are coming from, there is gas and groceries in Harlowton, White Sulphur Springs and Wilsall, each 45 miles.

MEALS AT THE LODGE – are available by our own chef early June through early September.   Our limited menu is a great way to add to the relaxation of your time here.  Because we are in the middle of nowhere and will need to stock up, please let us know at least several days ahead of your stay what meals we can cook for you.  Must be a group of at least 4.

AREA RESTAURANTS – There are restaurants in Ringling and White Sulphur Springs.  Some are only open on weekends in the fall.  

PETS – Please call ahead if you have a pet.  You will be charged if there is damage.

CLEANING FEE – There will be a $200 fee if the cabin is not left tidy or there is damage.  We do the normal cleaning (vacuuming, changing beds, cleaning bathrooms etc after you leave), but please be respectful in not tracking in mud, do your own dishes, clean out the refrigerator and don’t leave the cabin in disarray.

SOLAR POWER — We use solar power, so please limit your use of hair dryers, curling irons etc.  Cabin heaters, water heaters, refrigerators and stoves are all propane.   We cannot accommodate sleep machines.

COMPUTERS, CELL PHONES, TVS — There is no cell phone coverage and no television at the ranch.  Wifi is only on the deck at the lodge and is limited.  Texting and video telephony works on most mobile phones.  It’s a great idea to download movies or books before arriving.

LAUNDRY – There is a guest laundry on the back side of the lodge for summer guests only as the lodge is closed after mid September.  We are on solar power so please just do laundry when necessary or when the sun is shining — open 7 am to 7 pm.

SMOKING – Smoking is only allowed on your deck or porch.

LIABILITY – The ranch is privately owned, and the owners are not responsible for accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur on the premises.  Owners are not responsible for loss of personal belongings or valuables.  

BE RESPONSIBLE– Stay on main roads respecting private property, respect do not trespass signs and entry ways painted orange. 

CANCELLATION POLICY – If cancellation must occur, 50% of the deposit will be refunded if that time can be rebooked.

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FUN THINGS TO DO ON THE RANCH…

FISHING – Enjoy the thrill of a feisty cutthroat, brookie or rainbow trout. Pick up a fishing license in Bozeman or Billings or apply for one online before coming. 

HUNTING – We are just a few miles from the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

HIKING – For a good scenic run or walk, try the gravel/dirt roads. There are also game trails where you may see deer and other wildlife.  Beware that sometimes black bear are in the area. They are usually non-aggressive if they see you first. We are at an altitude of 5800 feet and a steep climb up into the mountains where the air is thinner making it harder to catch your breath.

HORSEBACK RIDING – Want to really see the countryside, come and ride with us mid June to early September on one of our ranch horses. Our terrain can be rough, so we require that you have some riding experience and are able to canter outside an arena.

4 hours of riding (with a sack lunch) for 2 to 5 people – $125 a person  (maximum of $500)
3 hours of riding for 2 – 5 people – $100 a person  (maximum of $375)
2 hours of riding for 2 – 5 people – $75 a person (maximum of $300)
If you aren’t in riding shape, please consider the 2 hour ride.

BIKING – Bring your own mountain bike and bike to your heart’s desire on dirt roads going up into the Lewis and Clark National Forest or down to Lennep.

MOTOR BIKING – Miles and miles of big country to see in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Bring your own all-terrain vehicles or motorcycles and start riding from your cabin.

R & R –  Gather on the lodge deck with friends and family to enjoy that spectacular view of the Crazy Mountains, read a good book, catch up with the rest of the world on wifi, or enjoy a bottle of wine before dinner.  The fire pit can only be used if staff is available.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND THE AREA…

CASTLETOWN – At one time it was a booming silver mining town where Calamity Jane lived, now a ghost town. It’s about 12 miles on a gravel road, a beautiful drive in the Castle Mountains with a 4 wheel drive vehicle.  https://www.montanapictures.net/castle-town-ghost-town-montanapictures-net/

NATIVE AMERICAN PICTOGRAPHS – They are prehistoric and in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.  Need an all-terrain vehicle to get there and a Forest Service map. 

BAIR MUSEUM Our local museum of the Bair family mansion and livery. Native American, western history and art as well as many Europena antiques.  It is located near Martinsdale, just 15 miles away.  www.bairfamilymuseum.org

CASTLE MUSEUMIt is an actual old castle in White Sulphur Springs, a small town about 45 miles. https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/museum/castlemuseum.html

UPPER MUSSELSHELL MUSEUM – In Harlowton, about 45 miles, lots of local western artifacts. You may run into a dinosaur or a horse drawn hearse.  https://www.harlowtonmuseum.org

HOT SPRINGSThe Spa in White Sulphur Springs is a great place for a good soak.  www.spahotsprings.com

GOLF COURSESBoth White Sulphur Springs and Harlowton have golf courses.  https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/public-golf-course/arrowhead-meadows-golf-course.html                     https://www.jawbonecreek.com/

SHOPPING Check out Twin Sisters Trading Co. in White Sulphur Springs for sporting goods, clothing, gifts, liquor, fishing and hunting licenses and ammunition.   https://www.twinsisterstrading.com/

RINGLING BARA great place for a good steak, in Ringling, about 25 miles.  https://mtstandard.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/best-steaks-in-big-sky-country-ringling-bar-go-to/article_d89010b2-1531-5fe7-bb9e-1c71e6a7952b.html

CRAZY MOUNTAIN INN – A good local place to eat in nearby Martinsdale.  https://mtstandard.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/the-last-best-plates-martinsdale-s-crazy-mountain-inn-is/article_bbce5353-9191-5046-9587-c7be095d2122.html

BREWERIESTwo fun places, the 2 Bassett Brewery in White Sulphur and Gally’s Brewery in Harlowton   http://www.gallysbrewing.com/http://2bassetbrewery.com/Home.html  

RED ANTS PANTS MUSIC FESTIVAL – It’s the 4th weekend in July, a true music gala in a cow pasture outside of   White Sulphur Springs. It was named 2018 Event of the Year for Montana. redantspantsmusicfestival.com

RODEOS – There is a local rodeo in Harlowton over the 4th of July and in White Sulphur. Springs over Labor Day.  https://www.facebook.com/harlorodeo/

WEDDINGS WITH WENDA – The beautiful Lennep Church is a great place to tie the knot. 

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