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Brookfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our family of 10, from ages 5 years to 70 years spent a perfect week at Lone Mountain Ranch this past August. The cabins and meals were first class. The entire staff was expert and accommodating. The riding program was embraced by everyone, equally by adults and children, equally by those anticipating with excitement and dread. The horses were all...

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Boyce, Virginia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Ranch is conveniently located to Bozeman, the shopping and restaurants in the village and the ski area at Big Sky. Our cabin was beautifully decorated with a working wood stove which we put to good use. It was 18 degrees the morning we left and got cold at night. The food at the restaurant, however, was disappointing. What should...

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Lone Mountain for 3-nights before heading to Yellowstone. Less than 2 hrs from the park, it's easy for day trips or stop on the way. The ranch is in Big Sky and close to both the town center and mountain resort up the street. The place is cozy and well-kept. A friendly staff makes...

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We feel the ranch and the community of Big Sky together offer an array of options making for a really unique destination and I'm glad to see that was your experience. Your comment about Michael is my favorite part of all - he has done an outstanding job for us...

Hartland, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I looked online and chose LMR for it's Orvis and NatGeo rankings. So glad I did! We had an amazing time! We purchased the Discovery Package, which included all meals and activities except for fly-fishing. The lodge offers many activities and worked with us to make sure we were able to do everything on our wish list within a 4...

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Chef Eric joined us this year and the dining has never been better! Randy has been with the ranch since the early 90's and he is one of the best people I've ever had the honor to work with. Thank you for your kind words about them and the rest of our team. We are very lucky to have guests...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Nestled into a high meadow beneath Lone Mountain, this guest ranch has ruggedly beautiful grounds and a high-ceilinged lodge with good food. Although they have plenty of horses we did not ride. We were 12 active 55-year old women (college friends) having a reunion. We hiked every day and had a 1-day tour of Yellowstone with a guide from Lone...

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

We're so glad you held your reunion here and thank you for the lovely description of the ranch. It's great to see Ridgetop worked out so well - it's the perfect spot for a large group of friends. Next time we'll set up the large table and the big coffee pot! That was an oversight on our part we could...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My 2 daughters and I stayed at Lone Mountain Range last August and we absolutely loved it. I have a 5 and 10 yrs old and we enjoyed every minute. They have tons of activities for kids and adults (fishing, horseback riding, hiking, zip lining, etc.). The kids’ activities are very well organized and the staff is very friendly. The...

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. I'm so happy you enjoyed the ranch. We are very lucky to meet families such as yours and we absolutely look forward to your return!

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I’m not sure I can find the right words to describe just how amazing our Montana vacation at LMR was this summer. We stayed for a week in mid-August, and we can’t wait to go back. We were a big group – 16 family members ranging in age from 13 to 80. We were celebrating my father-in-law’s birthday, and the...

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

This review was such a pleasure to read and I can't wait to share it with my team. We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to host you and your family. Thank you so much for choosing the ranch and also for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We look to forward to welcoming your family back someday!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

For our first trip away from our daughter, we debated laying on a beach and sleeping, but decided instead to indulge in the activities we missed most since she was born. We wanted to ride horses, fish, hike -- but we wanted to be in a comfortable luxurious setting where we could rest well at night. LMR delivered! Great full...

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

We often hear the ranch is an incredible (and pleasantly surprising) alternative to the beach... So happy it worked out this way you! It was a joy to read about your experience, I particular liked the part about John Hall - he's been with the ranch for over 20 years and he is a true pro. Thank you for sharing...

Cee Vee
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent 4 full days there with our retriever, which was a key decision factor for us. The fishing is great. We spent 3 days floating the Madison and caught lots of fish -- Rainbows, Browns , Whites, and Cut Throats. Fishermen should be aware that the Madison is 1.5 hours away and the Yellowstone is 2...

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you found what you were looking for at the ranch. It's really encouraging to see your fishing was productive. The low water this season made for a bit of a challenge, as some of the closer streams haven't been fishing as well, but we always have the Madison and for that we are very fortunate. I hope you'll...

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Character (place, people, activities) with Service (activities, people). Food was very good, fishing was okay (not the best time of year for trout in August). Everyone was very personable, service-oriented. Not as remote as one might think.

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Paul R, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch, responded to this review

I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit - especially the character of the ranch and the quality of our people. It wasn't that long ago August was a prime time for fly fishing but in recent seasons low water and hot temps have slowed things down. The better fishing is happening in June, July, and Sept. If you want to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lone Mountain Ranch (LMR), situated on 148 acres in beautiful Big Sky, Montana, was first homesteaded in 1915 and has long been recognized as one of the premier guest ranch resorts in the country. The property consists of 30 rooms located within 24 unique cabins as well as a restaurant and saloon, pavilion, retail shop, equestrian facilities, and meeting spaces. Listed on the National Registry of the Historic Places, a member of the Dude Rancher's Association, an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, and once voted the #1 Nordic ski area in North America, LMR offers authentic accommodations, genuine Montana cuisine, exceptional service, and a stunning array of outdoor activities. Combine these attributes with close proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Resort, as well as Bozeman Airport, and we believe the LMR guest experience is unlike any other in the American West. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lone Mountain Ranch

Address: 750 Lone Mountain Ranch Road, Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, MT 59716
Region: United States > Montana > Big Sky
Price Range: $208 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lone Mountain Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Lone Mountain Guest Ranch Hotel Big Sky
Lone Mountain Ranch Big Sky, Montana
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“All the cabins are well located as to the restaurant, check in, stables and peace and quiet.”
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“RidgeTop cabin was great for a large group.”
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“Families, the Ridgetop house was absolutely incredible. Breathtaking views and extremely homey feel!”
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