Are you interested in doing some stargazing in the Big Sky Country?  Wait until you see the views from Burnt Out Lodge! We are well away from sources of light pollution. Our guests have loved sitting on the patio looking at the moon and stars.

The moon through the trees

Mother’s Day, Sandhill Cranes and Family

Here are some photos from Mother’s Day weekend.  Time with family is so important, don’t you think? If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, bring your family and come visit us.

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Turtle on a log

Turtle on a log

Geese with goslings

Geese with goslings

Sand Lilly

Sand Lilly


Spring is Here!

We’re gearing up for lots of visitors this year.  You can contact us directly to book the Lodge.


Wild Turkeys

I saw this fellow strutting his stuff outside.  I’m sure the lady turkeys were very impressed!

Wild Turkey

Spring is on the way!

December snow is gone except for the drifts in our road. Maybe in another couple of weeks they will melt. Mother Nature has been trying to melt it with the warmer than usual days and LOTS OF WIND.

In other news, we now can take Credit Card for payment of your stay at the Lodge. All major cards accepted.

View from hill west of the Lodge

Deer by Lodge Road

Deer at Lodge

We love living in Montana!

Quilting Retreat

Last fall the lodge was rented for a quilting retreat.  What a great event!  Here’s what they had to say . . .

We just concluded a 4 day quilt retreat at Burnt Out Lodge. As always, the accommodations were spotless and very comfortable. Plenty of space to spread out and do our thing. We had 15 ladies there and had a wonderful time. Thanks Ruth and Blick for letting us rent your amazing facilities. Looking forward to 2016.

Mornings at Burnt Out Lodge

Morning in Montana

Mornings this pretty are worth getting up for!

History of Burnt Out Lodge

I am feeling nostalgic. 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.

Burnt Out Lodge

Overflowing House?

Have fun with your family cooking together

Just want to let everyone in the Big Timber, Montana area know that when the Lodge is not rented out for vacation people we will rent for day use. This will include use of the Main Lodge room and Kitchen. Think of your group coming to a beautiful place and enjoying the privacy and relaxing venue. The Lodge is handicap accessible and has air conditioning or heat as needed. Host your friends and family for a day. Call us 932.6601 for more details.