Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Montana's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any, please email me!
- If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
- ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, their hours
and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.
All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For
more tips to make your trip fun
and successful, click here!
DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM BY PHONE OR EMAIL!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in Montana that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
Christmas Tree Cutting Permits
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest
Service (USFS) issue permits for the cutting of Christmas trees. Each Agency has
rules specific to this activity and inquiries pertaining to cutting of Christmas
trees on USFS lands will be referred to
A Christmas tree permit is required in order to cut Christmas trees from BLM administered lands for both Personal Use and Commercial Use. Not all BLM field offices issue permits, and those that do, do not necessarily issue permits every year. Your local BLM office will be able to provide you with information on the requirements and availability of Christmas tree permits for their area.
Each BLM office may set a price on the Christmas trees they sell, based on the local market conditions in their area. The lowest price that they may sell Christmas trees for is established by the State Minimum Price List, which is currently $3.00 per tree.
- To find fruit and vegetable pick-you-own farms, click here.
- Crop availability / harvest schedule for fruit and vegetables, click here
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
- National Forest - Christmas trees-you choose and you
Red Lodge, MT. A visitor says "Talk to the bureau land management in Red Lodge. The trees are only $5.00 for a tree permit. Just go to the office, which is just south of town, pay $5.00 and head up to the hills and find your tree. Max is 3 trees ($15.00).
- U cut Blue Spruce and Fir - Christmas
trees-you choose and you cut, Blue spruce & fir.,
Unknown address, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-871-1256. Open: UNKNOWN. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. U-CUT CHRISTMAS TREES: Blue spruce & fir.That's all the visitor told me and I couldn't find anything online. If you call or know them, write me! (ADDED: November 25, 2014, suggested by a visitor)
- Rocky Creek Farms
- Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, hayrides, refreshments
E of Bozeman, Montana, Bozeman, MT 59715. Phone: 406-585-0225. Email: Click here for our contact form. Open: Approximately Monday to Saturday 10-5 Raspberries - July Cucumbers, Corn - August, September Pumpkins - October. Directions: Go E from Bozeman on the Frontage Road approx. 5 miles, on your left you will see the sign. Cross over the railroad tracks, park at the little house. Our U-Cut Christmas tree operation features five tree species we grow for cutting as well as six additional species grown in milder areas. We offer a campfire, hayrides, and refreshments.And for a map to our farm, Click here. (UPDATED: January 14, 2013, from their website)
- D & M's Christmas Trees
- Christmas trees-you choose and we cut wild trees,
181 Joscum lane, St. Ignatius, MT 59865. Phone: 406-824-8383. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: October 15th through month of December. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. fresh cut (ADDED: November 15, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
- Benson's Trees -
3330 South 3rd Street, Missoula, MT 59801. Phone: 760-322-8688 or 406-728-0051.
Copenhaver Plantations - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas
wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, tree shaking provided, trees baled,
saws provided, bonfires, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate,
2610 Jennifer Court, Missoula, MT 59804. Phone: 406 549-4983. Alternate Phone: 406 549-4342. Email: email@example.com. Open: We will be open Saturday November 26 to December 18; Only open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to dusk. Directions: West on Mullan Road from Reserve 5 miles to Kona Ranch Road turn left follow signs to Melody Lane, Plantation off Melody on Jennifer Court. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir.
(UPDATED: October 14, 2011)
- Copenhaver Plantation - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
wreaths, fresh greens, saws are provided, restrooms, shaking, we can cut for you, hot chocolate and
cookies around a campfire. 12 acres of Christmas Trees.
2607/2610 Jennifer Court, Missoula, MT 59804. Phone: 406-549-4983 or 409-549-4342. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: West on Mullan Road from Reserve 5 miles to Kona Ranch Road turn left follow signs to Melody Lane Plantation off Melody on Jennifer Court. Open: from Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving until December 22; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
Choose & Cut: Austrian Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, Canaan Fir
Precut Trees: Grand Fir
(UPDATED: November 19, 2009)
Evergreens - Wreaths and swaps (No Christmas trees for sale)
Our wreaths are handcrafted of freshly harvested fir boughs attractively accented with pine cones, juniper, red berries, and a beautiful red velvet bow. Approximately 22" in diameter, sealed in plastic to preserve that uniquely fresh Montana fragrance.
Includes your own personalized holiday message! Shipped anywhere in the U.S.A.. Only $30.50 + Shipping and Handling.
478 Tushapaw Road Victor, MT 59875. Phone: 866-642-3618. Alternate phone: 406-642-3618. Fax: 406-642-3613. Email: email@example.com
- Knox Nursery -
65 Fox Farm Road, Lewistown, MT 59457. Phone: 406-538-8460. Directions: 3 miles southeast of Lewistown on Upper Spring Creek Road. Adjoining Fox Farm Road.
- The Liberty Trees -
P.O. Box 23, Dixon, MT 59831. Phone: 406-370-5479 or 760-341-0655. Fax: 406-246-3253. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuscor Ranch Trees -
452 Martin Creek Road, Trout Creek, MT 59874. Phone: 406-827-3984 or 406-827-8733. Fax: 406) 827-0336. Directions: Trout Creek, Montana. 6 miles out Marten Creek Road. Open: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Tree Types: Choose & Cut: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Scotch Pine.
Precut Trees: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Scotch Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Blue Spruce.
Silver Bow County
- Beartooth Wagon & Sleigh Rides -
sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
PO Box 63, Red Lodge, MT 59068. Phone: 406-446-2179 or 406-425-0152. Directions: Beartooth Wagon and Sleigh Rides is located on the north end of Red Lodge. Located 2 blocks off of Highway 212. Street address is 2nd Street North. Watch for Beartooth Wagon & Sleigh Ride signs.Open year around. We do wagon rides in Spring, Summer and Fall, with sleigh rides in the winter. We do chuck wagons rides in the Spring, Summer and Fall. We also do chili, hot chocolate and french bread after a nice sleigh ride, and this is served around a bonfire. We make your fun good and Western. We have 2 fine buggies that we use for weddings and special occasions. All this is done with beautiful draft horses, large and small. Large and small groups are welcome by reservation. Our company has been in business for 10 years and we are fully insured. We are nestled at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains and 60 miles from Yellowstone Park. For further information call; (406)446-2179. Please leave a message and we will return your call.
- Rainbow Carriage Services, Inc. -
sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
651 Steel Bridge Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-9801 or 406-257-3347. Directions: Upon reaching your destination in Kalispell, please call Alan Quimby at 406-755-9801 and he will escort you to the area of wagon train departing point. At Rainbow Carriage Services, Inc., the spring brings the first wagon train tours for the summer, extending on into September. The wagon train route includes semi wooded areas, rivers, streams, and majestic Rocky Mountain view. The wagon train tours offers two types of tours: one that offers a quiet time to enjoy the outdoors and the soothing crackling fire in the evenings, the other is a more custom tour which offers entertainment in the evenings such as cowboy poetry and songs. All meals are cooked in the wide open spaces and consumed around the camp fire as did the early pioneers. Sleep in conventional dome tents. Travel either in the wagon or on horseback as an outrider. The wagon trip takes you up high along a mountain side where you can look into ‘onto the Rocky Mountains' and see the ‘height, breadth and grandeur' of this natural wonder. Then it drops down into the meadows and follows along the Flathead River. The camps are situated along this pristine river. For further information call 755-9801.
Sunrise Pack Station - horse-drawn
sleigh rides (weather permitting),
Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, children welcome, No
pets please, horse-drawn hayrides, farm animals, school tours, group
reservations, events at your location (call for info)
1099 Manley Road, Bozeman, MT 59715. Phone: (406) 579-9642. Alternate Phone: 4065799642. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Noon to 6:00 p;m Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Sundays 1:00 to 7:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the intersection of North 7th Avenue and Interstate 90. Proceed north to Griffen Street. Turn right on Griffen proceed 3/4 of a mile on Griffen and Turn left on Manley Road. proceed 1/2 mile down manley, past the East Gallatin Recreation Area. The barns are on the left hand side. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We also offer birthday parties for private groups. Children can feed the horses, hear a story, and go on a hay ride. Call ahead for details (406) 579-9642. We offer horse drawn hayrides and sleigh rides in the Bozeman area. We also offer 1/2 day and all day rides in Yellowstone National Park, as well as 3,4 and 5 day overnight packtrips in Yellowstone National park. (ADDED: October 16, 2014)
Do you know of any other Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Montana? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!