Sleep Up To 6-cozy Western Suite-ground Floor With Loft-gas Fireplace-kitchen
David and Renee Miller
About David and Renee Miller
Hi there, we are David and Renee Miller and we love living in Central Montana! We were married in 1975 and moved to Harlowton in 1976. Renee started working at her career as a banker that year and David formed Miller Ranch the next year which is a family ranching partnership. Thirty-eight years later we still love living here on the ranch. We continue these responsibilities today as well as working other ventures and businesses. We are the parents of two grown children, have six grandchildren and have lived in our present home on the ranch since 1981. “The Barnsion' dream started in the fall of 2011. We are located in the heart of the BIG SKY country so we are close to the mountains, but love the Musselshell River Valley and the wide open spaces all in one place! We look forward to sharing the Barnsion with you, as you experience your own time under the big skies of Montana, where clean air, bright stars and that wild west adventure awaits you! Although we work very hard at business, we know that faith, family, friends, and fellowship are our priorities of life. 'As we age' it seems more important to live and eat healthy. Part of the master plan is to build a greenhouse that can be heated year around and provide fresh vegetables for ourselves and guests. The compost is on site and the power, water, and heat tubing have been run underground in preparation for this exciting project. A riding arena is also planned where guests can spend time exercising or training their horse or warming them up before going on a trail ride.
Why David and Renee Miller chose Harlowton
The original idea for the 'Barnsion' came at 3:00 am in the morning while visiting relatives in Idaho. I drew a sketch of the external view of the building, as I saw it, and started dreaming about exactly how to build the structure and eventually settling on a proposed floor plan. Several tried to discourage me and stated 'What in the world are you doing building a giant box out here?' and another comment was 'You have really gone crazy now'. I must say I understand more what Noah must have gone through when the Lord told him to build the 'Ark'. The world renowned architects and draftsmen and their plans were left out and small sketches proved to be enough for the talented builders we had. When you put several creative people together, you come up with many good ideas. We are so grateful for everyone that helped us build this building and learned from everyone that helped us. We could not have accomplished this without you.
What makes this Barn unique
If you are willing to cook for yourself, you can enjoy all the benefits of the larger dude ranches at a fraction of the price. We have lots of options to accomodate a single person, a couple for a romantic weekend or enough room to accomocate up to 22 people for weddings, retreats or family reunions. If your plans include horses, you can bring your own horse who will have a place to stay as well. Everything in 'The Barnsion' is handmade, no factory look, totally unique! The atmosphere is laid back and peaceful here. No city traffic, sounds, or chaos here.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Our stay at the Barnsion far exceeded our expectations. The owners, David and Renée, are great! Very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The suit was very clean, beautifully and tastefully decorated. Truly a class act. The beds were extremely comfortable. We will return and highly recommend the Barnsion.
Awesome place to stay.
Such a great and wonderful place to stay! So peaceful and relaxing. They have such nice and spacious rooms. Truly, it was a treat to stay there.
Great Conference Setting!
I held a conference at The Barnsion on October 29th. It is centrally located and ideal for Montana crowds under 100 in attendance. People attended from Helena, Bozeman, Billings, Lewistown, Denton, Winifred, Ryegate, Long beach, and Big Timber. It was an "all day" conference with a meal provided. The chairs were comfortable and the setting uniquely "Montana". The Millers were very accommodating. I would call it a great success. I plan on doing it again! Thank-You!
Amazing Place and Amazing People!
Before I left for Montana I looked at the reviews... I thought this place must be nice for it to have nothing but 5 stars. (I have never seen that on any of my vacations before.)
We rolled into Montana at a very inconvenient time for the Miller's. I called Dave and told him and he said just go in and get some rest from the long drive. It was no big deal to him at all.
For the first two days the guys in my group were video chatting their families showing them where we were staying. We were blown away with how nice it was. IT FELT LIKE HOME!!
Better than the Barnsion itself was Dave Miller. I am a Finance Manager at an Auto Group in Michigan. I deal with tons of people on a daily basis. I am not sure if I have ever met a more genuine , kind, God fearing person in my life. Dave is incredible and I will never lose touch with him.
I thought is there anything that I can say negative about the Barnsion and I thought....well " yes", I wish we would have met Dave's Wife. She must be amazing as well! Amazing location, Amazing accommodations, and most important.....Amazing people.
Thank you Miller's! We will miss you until we see you next hunting season. I already can't wait!
My husband and I stayed at The Shed for our 5 year anniversary during our trip to Montana. The Miller's met us upon arrival and not only showed us where we were staying, but gave us a complete property tour. It is a beautiful property and I can tell you the pictures do not do it justice. The Millers have put a lot of time and thought into the construction and finished product of the The Barnsion. The property was clean and well-furnished along with a delicious loaf of fresh baked bread, honey and ground coffee. We visited with the Miller's for several hours the first afternoon of arrival. They were kind and friendly and provided us with some local history as well as some ideas for sightseeing during our stay. I would highly recommend you schedule a stay at The Barnsion if you are ever in Montana. You will not be disappointed! I can't wait to get back myself!
Great place to enjoy the high prairie views of Montana
The Barnsion Shed was very clean and welcoming, and the western decor was so appropriate with every detail taken into account. We were greeted with delicious fresh home made bread, Montana honey, and ground coffee. The Millers were very accommodating and friendly, and we very much enjoyed our informative chats with them and our stay there. Hope to visit again some day.