Big Trout Ranch - Twin Bridges, Montana

Welcome to Big Trout Ranch

(Generally, we only do monthly rentals, and are booked a year in advance. However, you can always inquire about cancellations:)   

Twin Bridges, Montana Fishing Lodge

 Private ranch rentals such as these are a rare find. Several miles separate the two accommodation options and thus, all guests enjoy complete privacy. Big Trout Ranch welcomes individuals and families who simply want a great cabin or vacation home, as well as small groups that want a unique and private ranch experience. The ranch offers the perfect setting for vacationers, anglers, and family reunions.

Private Fly Fishing Waters are abundant on this Southwest Montana fly fishing ranch. Choose from more than a mile of Beaverhead River frontage, more than 2 miles of private spring creek, and a private pond stocked with trout. Guests of the ranch also have access to the world famous Ruby, Big Hole, Jefferson and Madison Rivers.  Anglers also have an option of fishing numerous smaller streams in the area.

Vacation Home Rentals:

Vintage Log Cabin (1bd/1ba) Cozy log cabin on the bank of a spring creek. Pet friendly!

Kamloops (5 bd/4 ba) 3200 sq.ft. home with great views and an antique high back bar

Dark Spruce Fly Lure


The Big Trout Ranch Story

In 1995 John and Cynthia Osborne were searching to find the ideal place to retire.  They searched all over the United States looking for that ” last best place”, and found it in Twin Bridges, Montana.  At the time, they were not thinking of vacation rentals, lodging, or guest accommodations.  They simply wanted a quiet, rural riverfront place to enjoy the sporting life. After purchasing the ranch, they looked at each other and said, “Okay, now what?”


John and Cynthia

John’s interest in fly fishing and Cynthia’s interest in restoring historic buildings led to the rest of the story……

Today, guests of the ranch can choose from two Vacation Homes, spread out over 1400 acres.  Located between Twin Bridges and Dillon, the ranch is in the heart of Montana’s finest fishing area.

Don’t expect turn down service or chocolates on your pillows at night, but do expect a clean and comfortable place to stay, spectacular scenery, and exceptional and unpretentious hospitality.