The Venue

The Hensley Creek Ranch is a unique venue in that we make the entire ranch available for guests.

Fly In

The 6000 foot gravel runway can accomodate any type of aircraft. Guests can skip the hassle of commercial air travel by flying in to their own private hangar. 

2500 acre ranch

Guests will be treated to the sights and sounds of a working cattle ranch complete with rustic barn, livestock, open fields and incredible views. Guests are welcome to hike and bike throught the ranch. The ranch includes 500 feet of Yellowstone River frontage. 

Plane Hangar

 The 72′ by 74′ hangar can easily accomodate groups up to 300 people. The hangar is newly constructed. The white metal walls are accentuated by a rustic barnwood wainscoting giving guests the feel of a truly Montana experience. The wide open fields surrounding the hangar allow for plenty of parking. 

3 bedroom farmhouse

This is the original farmhouse on the ranch. While the inside has been updated to make it comfortable, the hardwood screened porch and original wood stair case make it a great place to take pictures while getting ready. The house has three bedrooms and 1 bathroom and can accomodate 5 people.

5 bedroom Lodge

This beautifully decorated 5 bedroom, 3 bath home was constructed in 2015 and can easily accomodate 12 people. There are two king size beds, two queen beds and two sets of bunkbeds with double beds on the bottom and singles on the top. The outdoor patio and firepit make it a special place for outdoor gatherings. The carport overlooking the orchard and pond is another great spot for entertaining. 

The Hangar

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72' x 74' Building

The hangar was built in 2019. It can easily accomodate 300 people. It has a large bathroom and shower. The inside walls are white with a wainscoating of rustic barnwood. 

Mountain Views and Sunset views

The Beartooth, Big Horn and Crazy Mountain Ranges make a stunning back drop for any celebration. The sunset views in the evening are magical. 

6000 foot runway

The 6000 foot gravel runway allows for any type of aircraft to land. Fly in to your event and skip the hassle of commercial travel. 

fields of parking

Acres of empty fields surrounding the hangar allow for plenty of parking. 

The Farmhouse

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Original Ranch Farmhouse

The original farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It showcases a screened in porch and original staircase. This is a fun house to get ready for bridal parties as there are great photo opportunities.

Original Rustic Barn

The orignal rustic barn is a great place for first look and wedding party photos. 

The Lodge

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5 bedroom 3 bath home

The beautifully decorated lodge is a new home built in 2015. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and can easily accomodate 12 people. There are two king size beds, 2 queen beds, and two bunk beds with double mattresses on the bottom and singles on the top. The master bedroom has his and hers closets. 

Outdoor patio with fire pit and hot tub

This is the perfect area for hosting BBQ’s and rehearsal dinners. The privacy you feel while on the back patio overlooking the ranch is unparalleled.

Large carport overlooking orchard and pond

The carport is another great area of the house for hosting large gatherings such as rehearsal dinners. 

The Property

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2500 acre working cattle ranch

500 feet of yellowstone river access

Fly fishing is a favorite sport on this stretch of river. Columbus is also home to the Stillwater River. There are many fly fishing outfitters and rafting companies to help make your river experience a success. 

Views Galore

The views along the river, ranch, and upper hangar leave no doubt guests are in the Big Sky Country. 


Included with all packages at no extra charge

  • 200  White Folding Chairs
  • 200  White Metal Chairs (shown in photo shoot)
  •  20  Farm Tables (seat 10 at each table)
  • 12 – 60″ Round Tables (seat 8 at each table)
  •  2 – 48″ Round Tables
  •  6 – 20″ Round High Top Tables
  •  4  Banquet Tables
  • 6 Rustic Barrels (with 3 toppers to make 3 tables or can use barrels individually)
  •  1 – 9 ft Bar (shown in photo shoot)
  •  1  Birch Arch
  •  1 – 12 Foot Cross Made of Rustic Barn Wood
  •  8  Boxes of Edison Lights
  •  1  Antique Dresser (cake display)
  •  4  Dozen Mason Jars
  • 7  White Lanterns
  •  1  Large White Framed Chalkboard
  •  1  Small White Framed Chalkboard
  •  2 Large Vintage Style Drink Dispensers
  •  2 White Wood Envelope Boxes
  • off-white rustic doors for ceremony site
  • rustic wood walkway for ceremony site
  • Cake/sweet white ladder display
  • donut wall


130 miles to Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a must do experience. The wildlife and beautiful landscape is worth the time. 

35 miles from the Billings Airport

The closest airport is in Billings. However many people fly in to Bozeman which is 100 miles from Columbus. 

40 miles to Red Lodge

Red Lodge is a tourist destination. It has a quaint downtown with many shops and restaurants. 

150 miles to Big Sky

Big Sky Montana is a beautiful mountain destination with many shops and restaurants. The canyon drive overlooking the Gallatin River is spectacular. 


24 Hour Hangar Package

Guests can use the hangar for 24 hours including use of the original farmhouse for getting ready. This package includes use of any ammenities listed on the ammenities page. This package does not include set up or clean up nor overnight stays at the homes.


24 Hour full Package

Guests can use the hangar for 24 hours and stay at the Farmhouse and Lodge for 1 night. This package includes all amenities listed on the amenities page. This package includes set up at the ceremony site. It does not include clean up or set up of the Hangar.


Weekend Event Total Experience

The whole place, for the whole weekend. Guests can make use of the hangar and stay at the original 3 bedroom farmhouse and 5 bedroom lodge for three nights.  Flexible arrival and departure times allow for stressfree planning.  BBQ's and rehearsal dinners can take place at the lodge or hangar. This package includes set up and clean up at all lodging and hangar areas and use of all ammenities listed on the ammenities page. 


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