BLACK LEG RANCH - National Environmental Stewardship Winner


Located just 25 miles southeast of Bismarck, the historic Black Leg Ranch has a variety of options to meet your event needs. Between our three on-site lodges, Copper Jewell Barn, and micro-brewery, our dedicated event team will be able to customize your experience accordingly while providing unique and personal touches that traditional venues cannot duplicate. Homesteaded in 1882, Black Leg Ranch takes pride in honoring history and traditions of the past while encompassing a versatile setting to create new traditions of your own. We invite you and your guests to enjoy the natural beauty, history and an unforgettable experience at one of the most beautiful venues in the West.


Need lodging? In addition to the Grand Lodge, the ranch has two other on-site lodges that can accommodate up to 30 guests total for overnight stay. We also offer Western inspired team building activities. Be sure to inquire about horseback riding, branding, roping, ATV exploring and more!

Catering options are also available.


ranch vacations, cattle drives, horseback riding, camping, guest ranch, and more!


The Doan family first came to this country back in 1629.  Since that day, the Doans were considered Outlaws by most.  To read more of the Doan Legends click on the History tab


George Doan, the 9th Generation, homesteaded the Black Leg Ranch in 1882 becoming the 1st Generation on the ranch.  5 Generations later, the Black Leg Ranch is home to over 17,000 acres of buffalo wallows, the ghost town of Brittin, three abandoned farmsteads, quicksand, 1800 wagon trails, the old railroad built in the 1800s, Native American artifacts and much more! 



Original Homestead and sod houses of the Black Leg Ranch - About 1889

Pictured on back left is George Doan

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Black Leg Events

24750 62nd Ave SE

Sterling, ND 58572

(602) - 510 - 6094


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