Bench Ranch has been owned and operated since 1959 by the hardworking and environmentally responsible Heyneman family, Jack and Susan and their five sons. The property is blessed with 2 ½ miles of riverfront on the West Rosebud River, a tributary to the Stillwater, which feeds the wild, untamed Yellowstone River. And living in these waters is a healthy population of rainbow and brown trout. The 5,000-acre Bench Ranch property is completely surrounded by other privately owned ranches and operated through Holistic Resource Management, allowing those who visit a chance to roam free.
To share the beauty and unique spirit of their valley, the Heyneman family created a rare haven at the Torgrimson Place, the homestead cabin that’s available to those longing for a retreat.
We believe our guests return year after year because the soul finds a home here on this land, which has captured the hearts, minds, and imaginations of some of history’s greatest figures. The majestic landscape that is the backdrop of Bench Ranch, home to the Torgrimson Place guest cabin, will take your breath away. Then, the stillness and privacy will bring it back again.
“Behind us, surging up to block the whole west, is the highest, wildest, most beautiful mountain barrier in Montana… sunken, tight, miniature in big country, the West Rosebud kinks and races through its belt of cottonwoods and willows. Strung along it for a mile or so is the Bench Ranch. Its house, barns and corrals, its several old homestead buildings, its hayfields, with their stacked bales … make up a picture that is intimate and humanized. It means … safety and comfort in an indifferent universe.”
–Wallace Stegner, American Places