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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

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Rainbow Ranch Lodge is an intimate twenty-one room hotel and gourmet restaurant located on the banks of the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana. Whether riverside or pondside, accommodations at Rainbow Ranch Lodge provide a sanctuary for post-adventure relaxing or a romantic getaway for two. Located in a sweeping valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Rainbow Ranch Lodge's location is ideal for both summer and winter activities. Our proximity to Yellowstone National Park affords our guests endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and exploration, including world-class fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. Whether you choose an experienced local guide service or venture out on your own, the breathtakingly rugged, natural beauty of southwest Montana will restore and rejuvenate your senses. One of the top 10 winter destinations in North America, the Big Sky area offers a variety of winters activities including downhill skiing at Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin and Lone Mountain Ranch, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and winter fly fishing. If your winter preferences lean more towards comfort and warmth, the Rainbow Ranch Lodge's spa services and luxurious guest rooms provide the perfect alternative to a day spent outdoors.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Non-smoking rooms
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We spent our 30th anniversary here 15 years ago and had a horrible experience. Before the days of internet reviews. Thought we would give them another shot. So we decided to spend a couple of days at Valentines. When you pay a premium price you expect a better than average
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We stayed in a Pondside Luxury Room. Great room with very large bathroom and king size bed. Nice fireplace with plenty of wood. Only negative is our room had a door which connected to the room next door. We were able to hear conversations of the folks next door. Fortunately they
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This hotel was everything we were looking for. It had a cabin like feel with wood burning fireplace and view of a river, walking distance from the rooms patio. The only downside was the firewood they use smells funny. I would stay here again for sure.
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Ended up staying here 4 nights which is way longer than I usually stay anywhere, and I usually don't write reviews but because of wedding-related logistics we were in 3 different rooms so I got a good feel for the place. While all rooms were charming there are definitely
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We stayed in a lodge room with a queen bed and fireplace, it was nice and cozy, with a balcony that led out to the grassy area, where you found the stream running. Even though is right the highway it was very quiet. They have an infinity hot tub that wonderful and close to the
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I would rent a vehicle. If you're there in the winter make sure it has 4WD.
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How long does it take to get to old faithful from this hotel
it's about 45 minutes to the West Yellowstone entrance an another hour or so depending on how frequently you stop. In my opinion, Old Faithful is overrated and over built. in the park, I prefer the northeast portion of the park for beauty and wildlife. Regardless, you'll have a good time.
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Hi Rhonada, We are a pet friendly Hotel! You can use either our Riverside Rooms or Pond side Deluxe style rooms. And yes, we are located 45 minutes from West Yellowstone, MT. About a 45 minute drive from our Hotel. Let us know if you have any other questions! 406-995-4132
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Are the fireplaces wood burning or gas in the rooms?
The fireplace is a wood burning fireplace and they provide dry, chopped wood for you to use. There is a screen in front of the fireplace for safety and prevent coals from jumping out onto the floor.......
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"Rooms facing the river are quieter. There was some truck noise, but not really bothersome."
"We have a home in Big Sky so we did not stay overnight there, but everyone who did loved it!"
"Might want to look at the river front rooms. We liked the pond side room, but people were fishing in the pond."
"Request Prairie Dog room if staying in riverside room. If you want a really nice room, stay in pondside room; worth every penny."
"Antelope room-facing river and nice porch"
US$196 - US$319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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