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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We live in nearby Bozeman, MT yet our 24 hours at Rainbow Ranch felt like a fabulous week. The art of fine cuisine, hospitality, and service all blended to make every hour count wonderfully! We have limited time away, it was such a pleasure our stay at Rainbow Ranch was so rewarding!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I highly recommend staying at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. My girlfriend (now fiance after our stay) took advantage of their Romance Package which included some chocolates and prosecco. We stayed in a Ponside Luxury room which was extremely spacious and the bathroom was massive. The "pre-stacked" fireplace was a thrill to have and the... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The rooms are very large with 2 beds, sofa, coffee table. There is a fireplace that came "pre-stacked" with wood. All you had to do was light it. There were 2 fluffy bathrobes which made the walk to and from the infinity hot tub easy. We sat in the hot tub one late afternoon and watched a herd of elk... More 

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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I loved staying here for one night at the tail end of our trip to Yellowstone for the week. I so want to give it a 5 star rating but can't. What was wonderful about the Rainbow Ranch was the setting, the oversized room with fireplace and deck complete with Adirondack chairs overlooking the river, the hot tub, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

At the risk of exposing Gallatin's best kept, I tell you that this place was amazing. I've stayed at some of the best resorts all around the world and this is definitely up there. It's cozy, clean, and comfortable with an absolutely breathtaking view—even in the winter. A great place to stay outside Big Sky with a more-than-hospitable staff including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stopped for two nights on our drive from Seattle to Denver. We wanted something close to Big Sky for skiing, but not a generic (and expensive) ski resort hotel. The short drive to the ski area was easy, and being on the river was much more scenic. The room had a comfy bed, wood burning fireplace, and a porch... More 

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