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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

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42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Battle Ground
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot express how much I like this spot. I have been romanced by the moon, rising over the trees and the river, a fabulous meal and vintner's collection, a hot tub situated next to the fire and soft, cozy beds, just feet from the gently babbling Gallatin River! Service is unobtrusive but always available if you might need something... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were married here about two years ago. It was the most amazing experience of my life. The service, the rooms, the food, the scenery - superb. We returned for our anniversary and just stayed for one night. The short trip reliving these amazing memories blew me away. The quality of the product is exceptional from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to agree with others that I hate to review RR as it will become too popular but it must be done. My husband and I came here to get away for the night. We stayed in the Ermine Suite which was worth every penny. The room has just the right amount of space, the bed and pillows are... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate to review it ... because others will find out about this lovely lodge and restaurant and it will become too popular. But to be fair, both the lodge and the restaurant are just wonderful. It is right next to the Gallatin river and it was great. The rooms are both elegant and rustic (not an easy combination), the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Our daughter was married in Big Sky, Montana in March, 2015 and the rehearsal dinner and reception were held at Rainbow Ranch Lodge. This could not have been a more positive experience. We fully booked the resort with family and friends, some staying extra nights to experience all that the area has to offer in sightseeing and activities. The accommodations... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Because it was shoulder season, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We stayed in the Ermine Room and used the two indoor fireplaces nightly - there's a third one on the porch! My husband soaked in the tub daily, and wanted to take it home with us. The location is an easy drive to Bozeman or back south... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were only at Rainbow one night but would have loved to stay longer. It was a beautiful tranquil setting. The room was spacious and cozy, with it's own fireplace. The hot tub was large and wonderful outdoor sitting. Would return anytime.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I highly recommend the Rainbow Ranch as both a great place to stay and a fantastic large-event venue. For our son's Pi Day wedding (3.14.15), we essentially took over the lodge for the weekend, hosting a rehearsal dinner for 85 that Friday night. The staff were fantastic to work with (long-distance) in the planning stage, and the dinner itself was... More 

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Genoa, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We spent a night here on the end of a Backroads winter snowshoeing tour of Yellowstone. It is rustic only in the location and antler horn light fixtures. The rooms and lodge were just the place a famous personality might go to avoid the press but enjoy the accommodations. The sophisticated bar offered signature drinks and the restaurant offered dishes... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Didn't stay there, but the restaurant is about the best in the area. Big Sky fine dining is a bit behind in sophistication, but this place has at least one waiter who knows what he's doing, and the food is very good. Nice lighting, some nice art, and a decent wine list round things out. Down in the canyon, it's... More 

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