The Round Barn at Twin Bridges is like no other, not only in the Ruby Valley, but in all of Montana. In preserving this Montana treasure we are suited to not only host weddings and large gatherings, but smaller meetings or retreats as well. There is a pull down screen and a complete audio/visual system to host any conference that you may want to bring to The Ruby Valley. The local area offers caterers for larger scale events as well as private chefs for smaller groups. There are many small cabins for rent not only here in Twin Bridges but in Sheridan, Alder and Dillon as well. Larger hotels can be found just down the road in Dillon and Whitehall, both a short 30 minute drive.
The Greater Ruby Valley, as well as the Ruby Reservoir south of Alder, offers many areas for the fly fishing enthusiasts. Brown trout, Rainbow trout and Cutthroat trout are the main fish that you will catch while on the local waters. Map your own fishing adventure or hire one of the many local guides to take you out on the rivers and streams.
Beyond fishing, there is an array of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, biking, camping, bird watching, and horseback riding. Check the local newspaper for upcoming activities like the farmer’s market or County Fair.
If you have time, a day trip through Yellowstone National Park provides great animal sightings as well as the majestic landscape that only Yellowstone offers.
The historical ghost towns of Nevada and Virginia City are just 30 miles to the south. In Virginia City, walk from the museum to the local candy shop or over to the old saloon. Take a tour on the old fire truck up to Boot Hill or follow the dirt road back to the site where placer gold was first found. You can catch the Virginia City Players or the Brewery Follies on any evening of the summer.
The Alder Gulch Short Line narrow gauge railroad connects Virginia City to Nevada City. If you stop in at the Legends of America, look for the wanted posters of Jesse and Frank James. In 1889, Frank James reportedly won $5,000 on a Kentucky Derby bet when the Montana horse Spokane paid off 6:1.
Sheltered by the surrounding mountains, the Ruby Valley is commonly referred to as the ‘banana belt’ of Montana. High temperatures in July and August average 82* while the evenings are a perfect, cooler temperature for outdoor gatherings and watching the sunset. Spring in Montana can be slow to arrive, but when it does, you quickly forget the shorter and colder days of winter. Rain is scarce in Montana. If you do get a sprinkle, there’s plenty of room in The Round Barn for guests to take shelter.
41 miles south of Butte, 50 minutes
86 miles west of Bozeman, 1 hour 30 minutes
28 miles northeast of Dillon, 30 minutes
164 miles southeast of Missoula, 2 hours 30 minutes
222 miles west of Billings, 3 hours 30 minutes
114 miles northwest of Yellowstone National Park, 2 hours