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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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Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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Full view
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Yellowstone Airport58 km
Gallatin Field65 km
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Taytertot13
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We spend 1 night at Rainbow Ranch Lodge. The rooms were rustic and comfortable, the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the food was top notch. The Lodge is located near the river and mountains with great views. I would highly recommend this place.

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank yerkes1
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Planned a visit to Montana with some girlfriends. Picking between two totally opposite sides of Montana and chose to stay at Rainbow Ranch Lodge because of the amenities; riverside room with a private deck and an in room fireplace! Looked very cozy. Upon check in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Devin B
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge while on two week vacation. Great facility overlooking the Gallatin River. Staff was courteous and professional. The morning breakfast was tasty and fresh each morning. The beer selection reflected local breweries and is something I...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Stacey N
October 26, 2017|
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Response from Nathan F | Reviewed this property |
I would rent a vehicle. If you're there in the winter make sure it has 4WD.
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lilies3
January 15, 2017|
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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... More
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Response from rainbowranch2016 | Property representative |
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... More
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"Rooms facing the river are quieter. There was some truck noise, but not really bothersome."
bobwitten65
Apr. 4, 2018
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"We have a home in Big Sky so we did not stay overnight there, but everyone who did loved it!"
johnbE6727FF
Sep. 1, 2017
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"Might want to look at the river front rooms. We liked the pond side room, but people were fishing in the..."
HeffRaleigh
Jun. 23, 2017
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"Request Prairie Dog room if staying in riverside room. If you want a really nice room, stay in pondside..."
kathleenw472
Jun. 14, 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$197 - US$313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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