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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and kids and I were wrapping up 10 days / nights camping in an Airstream. For our last two nights, we discovered our campground had no water hook up and no camp showers! I drove by this beautiful spot and decided a hot shower and a comfy bed was in order. Luckily for us, they had 1 room...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hey Jeff, Thank you so much for your review and I am happy that the stars aligned and we could accommodate you. Have a great summer and come back again soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Rooms are great, view and grounds are beautiful. Great hiking trails right behind lodge a walk away. The stream behind the cabin provided hours of entertainment for our boys ages 9-11. No crowds and super peaceful. A great continental breakfast also. Have fun!!

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! I am so very happy that your family had a memorable experience with us and I hope to see you again sometime soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights for a small professional meeting. I had a river view room. The room was a very nice size, with a large bed and a full sofa (that I think pulled out to a bed). The bed was very comfortable and there was a selection of pillows - I had 3 great nights of sleep....

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hello There! It was a pleasure to have yourself and your group with us. Thank you very much for your extensive review! I appreciate your comments for this is how we grow to better server our guests. I hope you have a great summer and hope to see you soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This week I have the joy of staying at Rainbow Ranch for a small professional meeting. The Ranch has a beautiful setting, comfortable rooms and suites with great amenities, and excellent food and service. I am completely enjoying my stay. The only reason I am giving 4 instead of 5 rating is that the front of the Lodge is right...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you very much for the 4 stars! I am so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us. We have put much effort into our newly landscaped property and i deeply appreciate your feedback. I hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to having you as our guest sometime again soon. Warm Regards, Ryan...

babesh
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The room was great, probably the largest motel room I've ever stayed in. We had a luxury Pond Side room on the first floor. Each of the rooms had its own private little porch behind a screen of blooming roses. The bathroom was well appointed and huge if dark. The bed and bedding was great, but our room was never...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your review. I would love to know specifically why you thought our staff wasn't friendly or helpful as we train everyone here to be the opposite. Reviews like yours help us to improve and I thank you for your feedback. Feel free to reach out to me personally for I would love to...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stayed there after a long flight and drive through Yellowstone. I was excited to stay at the hotel to experience a bit of Montana countryside (having lived in Montana as a kid I was excited to return). The hotel itself was fairly nice. We stayed in a Riverside Room because it was pet friendly and looked directly onto the...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Scott, First I want to thank you for staying with us. We all treat Rainbow as if it were our home, and those who stay with us, as our friends. With that being said, I am sorry that your expereicne was less than that. There is no excuse for this. I will be following up with my staff to...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Location and views are fantastic!!! Rooms are clean, beds are a little too soft, rooms are small, hot tub is scenic and great after a day of activity. The set up was great for a family which made the price worth it for us. Staff friendly but not overly outgoing. Was there 24 hours. If u plan to hang in...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you so very much for the 5 stars. I am always looking for ways we can improve and this gives me great insight on some areas we have some room to grow. Thank you again and I hope you will stay with us again sometime soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager ryank@rainbowranchbigsky.com

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was by far the nicest stop on our 12 day road trip through Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. As someone who works in a 5 Star Hotel, it was clear to me from check in that the managers of this property understand hospitality. Everything is tastefully done with great attention to detail - the rooms, the grounds and the public...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! Coming from a hospitality professional, it truly means a lot. I am so happy that you and your family had a great time with us not only as our lodging guest, but as our dinner guest as well. Please make your way back out here again as it would be...

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived for a 2 night stay about 5:30 pm, after an afternoon of whitewater rafting. The receptionist was indifferent and not exactly welcoming. The room was very nice but noisy. We could hear all the movement upstairs and the neighbors outside at night. The door was extremely difficult to lock each time we left. The breakfast buffet was oatmeal,...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Donna, I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. There is no excuse for not having breakfast ready at 7:00 am sharp as well as not making you feel welcomed. We here at The Rainbow Ranch strive to provide all of our guests with a 5 star experience with no exceptions. I understand your experience...

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

From the east coast so the family wanted to check out Montana. We stayed at the Rainbow Lodge and were very impressed. The location in the mountains with a river running right behind the rooms was amazing. We ate the restaurant and hung out at the bar and everyone was friendly. The general manager stopped us one day to make...

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Pat! Thank you so much for the 5 stars! All of us here at The Rainbow Ranch take great pride in what we do and we want to ensure that all our guests are comfortable and taken care of. I hope you can find your way out here from the east coast again! Have a great Summer and we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Address: 42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
Region: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
Price Range: $221 - $487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rainbow Ranch Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Rainbow Ranch Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Ranch Montana
Rainbow Ranch Lodge Montana/Gallatin Gateway
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“We stayed "pond side" in the Osprey Room. It was very nice.”
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