Very large hand hewn, custom scribed logs ranging in diameter from 12” to 32” were chosen for the 5000 sqft lodge. The lodge has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, cathedral ceiling Great Room, large family/game/tv room, 2 large river rock fireplaces, numerous decks, and outdoor patios. The lodge is the perfect ‘getting ready’ facility for the wedding party, large enough for the ladies and the men to have their separate, if desired, areas to relax and prepare for the wedding celebration.
The master/bridal suite has a plush king bed, large bathroom with double shower and jetted Jacuzzi tub, large walk-in closet, and a private deck overlooking the back patio, river’s edge, and pond. The master deck has hosted a live band with dancing on the patio below, DJ, string quartet, and the Wedding Party for dinner with the reception guest below.
Our most popular wedding reception location, the barn is 40’x40’ with a concrete floor and smooth wood finish dance floor, the interior is lined with weathered barn wood and festive string lights zigzag across the ceiling. There are two interior rooms used for food/catering staging in the barn. The front of the barn has a 12’x46’ raised balcony used for accessing the 14’x40’ loft in the barn. The exterior is rough cut board and baton style with natural wood stain.
The Barn at Quaking Aspen Ranch is an excellent reception/dance hall complete with a stage. We have had live bands, DJ’s, string quartets, square dance calling, you name it, play for our reception groups. We have customized the barn character in many ways. One popular characteristic is for many of our receptions at The Barn we extend the seating capacity and ambiance with our light canopy in many different configurations and décor ideas to meet the unique character envisioned by the wedding party.
Our historic high-cage truss was built on-site in 1907 across the Stillwater River about 5 miles north of The Ranch. Having endured nearly a century of traffic from horse drawn wagons and cattle drives to modern ranch traffic semi-truck loads, in 2001 the Montana DOT replaced the historic old bridge with a new concert structure designed for heavier loads. With the replacement built the DOT put the historic bridge up for adoption and The Ranch took on the challenge of moving the classic old structure right through the town of Absarokee, raising phone and power line all along the way until it reached its new home across the East Rosebud River running through The Ranch. When the bridge is used at night for photo ops we line both handrails down the length of each side with bistro lights and then zigzag them back and forth overhead…. The Historic Bridge, lit up at night, is a spectacular site!
for our wedding we gathered 85 of our closest family and friendsat The Ranch. We came away from that experience literally 'changed' forever, Closer than ever Before
the huge log, custom scribed Lodge is amazing and the Glamping Cabins are over the top
the natural beauty at Quaking Aspen Ranch is unparralleled anywhere, the backdrops for wedding images are endless...
Chef Judi does an amazing job creating a menu that fit our needs. The meals served were some of the best I've ever eaten