Historic Crail Ranch tours are free to the community and visitors alike. They are led by volunteers with passion for Big Sky history. Registration is required.
Sunday, June 25th – 10am
Tuesday, July 11th – 5pm
Sunday, July 23rd – 10am
Tuesday, August 8th – 5pm
Sunday, August 27th – 10am
History & Preservation
The Story of the Historic Crail Ranch & Museum.
Take yourself on a tour of the homestead.
Events & Education
What’s happening at the Historic Crail Ranch & Museum.
The Historic Crail Ranch Conservators were established in 2006.
Publications & Media
Photos and videos, blogs, and publications.
Learn about improvements, our location, and volunteer opportunities.
From guided tours to self-guided experiences, BSCO is proud to help ensure this meaningful piece of shared history is not only preserved, but remains accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Historic Crail Ranch
Established as a homestead by Augustus Franklin Crail in 1902, and occupied by Crail family members for nearly half a century, the Historic Crail Ranch remains as a tangible reminder of the life of the earliest settlers in the Big Sky area.
For nearly 50 years, the Crail family ranched on this land, raising sheep, cattle, hay and wheat, and eventually expanding their holdings to 960 acres.
When Chet Huntley and his group came to the area in the late 1960s, the Crail Ranch buildings and property were among the first that they purchased for their planned Big Sky Resort.
Today the Crail Ranch is preserved as a homestead museum.
We are actively seeking new volunteers for the Historic Crail Ranch Conservators Committee and museum tour guides for the summer season. If you have an interest in local history and time to work on history projects, pitch-in at our summer events or serve as a seasonal tour guide we want to hear from you! Please email your contact information to email@example.com
Restoration and maintenance of the Historic Crail Ranch buildings and grounds is a key part of the Crail Ranch Conservators mission made possible through the financial support received from donors each year and the efforts of many community volunteers.
Donations are tax-deductible and may be sent to:
Historic Crail Ranch
P.O. Box 161404
Big Sky, MT 59716
Crail Ranch is located in the Meadow Village in Big Sky, Montana. From Route 191, proceed west on Lone Mountain Trail (Hwy 64) 1.9 miles to the Meadow Village Center. Turn right onto Little Coyote Road, go past Chapel and ponds to Spotted Elk Rd. Turn left on Spotted Elk Rd and the ranch will be located on your left.