Special Projects in History, Collections, and Building Preservation
Crail Ranch Homestead Museum is a project of the Big Sky Community Corporation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which exists to promote, acquire, preserve, and maintain land, parks, trails, and easements for the use of the people of the Big Sky Community and general public.Contact the Crail Ranch Conservators organization at
A F Crail, about 1886
Heartfelt Thanks to Faithful Donors!
Our THANKS go out to our volunteers and faithful donors who make the work of the Conservators possible...  Review the Donor Honor Roll

Visit Crail Ranch this Summer!
The Crail Ranch Homestead Museum historic buildings are open to visitors 12-3 PM on weekends during July and August. An informative display on area history is open year-round in the Big Sky Visitor's Center. Summer Event Schedule
Publications and Articles Available
Articles pertaining to the history of the Crail Ranch and the Gallatin Canyon basin area now known as Big Sky may now be downloaded free through our PUBLICATIONS web page
Open to visitors
July - August
Saturdays & Sundays
12 noon - 3:00 PM

AF Crail brand dating to 1906
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Do you have questions about the Crail Ranch or Big Sky history? . We want to hear from you! Drop us a note at our NEW EMAIL ADDRESS:
Old-Fashioned "Barn Raising" Dedicates New Museum Project Center
The much-anticipated new Crail Ranch Homestead Museum Project Center was put in place during the week of July 21, just in time to host THE Annual Bake Sale on Saturday, July 26. 
The formal dedication came on Sunday, August 3. Stop by the Ranch and peak in the windows, or visit on Saturday or Sunday, 12PM-3PM during July and August and take a free tour of all of the buildings! 
A great crowd of community members and visitors came out to Crail Ranch on Spotted Elk Road in Big Sky on Sunday, August 3 for an old-fashioned "Barn Raising" to dedicate our new Museum Project Center. There was good food, brief-but-boring speeches, and some good old-time music by outstanding guitarist John Lowell. Read the Story
Lone Peak Lookout