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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed one night at the Rainbow Ranch to celebrate our engagement (over 20 yrs ago). This is one of our favorite places to stay in Montana. The view along the Gallatin River is perfect for relaxing. This trip we stayed on a Tuesday. This time of the year, many of the specialties of the property, including their bar, restaurant, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights with our 2 kids in August. Superb location with room opening right onto Gallatin river.....could not have found a more beautiful place. Great base for local rafting and hiking at Big Sky. Restaurant a little too fancy/sophisticated for kids but ok options up the road. Room well done, but bathroom was dated. In the end, this hotel's... More 

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Far Hills, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked five rooms (4 river side, 1 pond side) for three nights. We also had the wine cellar conference room and a private dinner. The food is great, breakfast was a feast - lunch was lovely and dinner could not have been better. The rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, bathrooms are dated but serviceable. The issue is the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rainbow Ranch during the first week of August, 2015, because we were intrigued by staying so close to the river and because the TA reviews were so good. What a mistake! Here are the details: Pros: The river flowing right outside the riverside rooms is wonderful and we loved having wine on the "deck." The main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here a number of times over the past 10 years. We have always enjoyed our visits. They have an excellent on site bar and a fine dining restaurant. The rooms are comfortable but could use a little updating especially when you consider the price. There is no A/C. Management should add A/C. One comment about the people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What am I missing after reading other reviews. The best thing about this ranch is the location and grounds on the Gallatin River. Make no mistake, you are paying for the location, not the rustic, 80's decor in the rooms. Lighting is poor, walls are dark but, at least, the bed and down pillows are very comfortable. Dinner is excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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 July 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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