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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband, 3 yr old daughter and I stayed at Rainbow Ranch for a wedding. The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating!! The rooms couldn't have been better. We were surprised that our room was actually a suite and was perfect for our family. Not to mention the bathrooms were stocked with Molton Brown (my absolutely favorite!!!!). The staff was... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed a week here as a base for day trips to Yellowstone National Park, fly fishing and rafting. The staff was cheerful and very helpful in directing us to attractions and restaurants. The restaurant was expensive but the food was excellent. Breakfast is included in the room rate and was delicious. The property is maintained beautifully. We would... More

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter was married at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge on July 12, 2014 and I cannot praise the staff enough for providing her and our guests with a beautiful venue, a reception menu fit for foodies and outstanding service. If we asked it was done. Mollie and her staff know how to manage all the details involved in an out... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our oldest son got married here at the end of May. Everything about the trip was absolutely wonderful! I will have to let my son and his wife review the wedding planning services because they had the most contact with the staff, but from my perspective, the staff did an excellent job. The bride and groom were very pleased as... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The staff was always helpful and friendly. The Moose room was sizable with two rooms connected by bath & closet; private, yet conversational between them. The grounds hosts a pond, outdoor kitchen, covered patio and a fabulous, LARGE hot tub. The breakfast was terrific and their pastry chef is awesome! Our dinner was halibut, a wonderful fish, large portion, just... More

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Denver, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The staff were friendly and helpful. In fact, they recommended a local hike to the Lava lake that was extraordinarily beautiful. Although the lodge is situated a little too close to the 191 highway, all of the rooms face a pretty pond and the roaring Gallatin River which makes up for the occasional noise of cars rolling by. Our room... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I took my mother and 2 friends on a road trip to this fabulous location. The setting is spectacular - right on the Gallatin River, only 45 minutes from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park and only 45 minutes from Bozeman, MT. All of the staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful and the daily breakfasts (included) were great. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We have stayed at the Rainbow Ranch three different times, and it just gets better and better. The room, which we had as "the romance package" greeted up with champagne and truffles.It includes the dinner and breakfast. Wine is extra. Our room was beautiful, and has a real fireplace, its own private back porch which faces out on the river.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We loved our stay at this beautiful cozy spot and we only wish we had been able to stay longer and enjoy all of the offerings!!!!! We thought the staff was genuine and extremely friendly!! We will certainly be back and take in even more of the great experience!!

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

From first contact to last, the staff at Rainbow Ranch Lodge were extraordinary. My wife and I enjoyed a two-night stay over Valentines and enjoyed every minute. Holly, Summer, Fletcher, Joce, and Mollie made us feel like family and always went the extra mile to make our stay a memorable one. We stayed in a riverside room that was perfectly... More

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Address: 42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
Location: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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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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 
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