Krutar Spring Creeks

The Krutar Homestead and Ranch Activities

Guests don't even have to leave the Ranch to enjoy an active day under Montana's "Big Sky." Fisherman can take a short walk to Rock Creek or Kleinschmidt Creek in search of wild trout, or go slightly further to fish the North Fork of the Blackfoot River, just across the pasture to the west of the Homestead. If you like water, but don't want to fish, you might try spending the afternoon floating leisurely in crystal clear Emerald Pond, or perhaps follow Rock Creek upstream to a large pool where you can cool off in deep clear waters.

Tennis at the Krutar Homestead

Sometimes our guests never leave the Homestead’s three porches. They often pass the day reading or playing board games, and one recent guest practiced Yoga every day under the warm morning sun. Of course the Homestead's binoculars make it easy to observe wildlife that inhabit the Flat. Early in the morning and around dusk, mule deer, whitetail deer, and elk can be seen foraging in the pasture, and eagles, hawks and owls are often within view. Many of our guests end their day by using our outdoor gas grill for their evening meal outdoors, either on the front porch or by settling in around our large teak dining set behind the Homestead.

More active guests may want to play a set of tennis on our lighted clay tennis court, take a walk along the North Fork of the Blackfoot, or ride one of our mountain bikes on Ranch roads. More serious mountain bikers can start from the Homestead and pedal to one of several quiet and scenic county roads to enjoy a leisurely trip of up to 10 miles.

Homestead House

One of our favorite return guests,
a Boston-based interior designer, spends her time at the Homestead painting watercolors of the Ranch.