We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Gallatin Gateway B&Bs / inns

Rainbow Ranch Lodge

42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
Hotel amenities
Rainbow Ranch Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Rainbow Ranch Lodge to your Saves list
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014
Mkheffinger Rapid City, South Dakota
Write a Review

209 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    160
    25
    16
    3
    5
See reviews for
49
87
5
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (47)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (209)
  • Mar-May only
    (39)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (67)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (60)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (43)
All months
There are newer reviews for Rainbow Ranch Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Review: Where do I start to review Rainbow Ranch? Our daughter was married at Rainbow Ranch in December, 2013. Mollie and her staff far exceeded our expectations! Mollie, the resort manager is a trained wedding planner and uses her skills to make sure that every little detail is covered. From local vendor recommendations, to sending picture updates (we wanted snow),... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bozeman, Montana, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent Thanksgiving weekend at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. We enjoyed the spacious rooms, the beautiful view, the hot tub, and the amazing breakfasts, and the fun bar in the evenings! Everyone treated us like true guests!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed here the first weekend of December with my wife. It was a really cold weekend. Upon arrival we were happily greeted by the front desk girl, Joce. The lobby area is very nice cabin feel. We really liked relaxing in the lobby by the fireplace next to the window with a great view of the mountain behind the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tujunga, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We went here for my husband's 40th birthday surprise, and it was truly a magical experience. My daughter and I spent hours skipping stones in your pond, putting little sticks down the stream, rolling down your green hills (yes even me!). What a pure delight. Since we are not typically luxury lodge vacationers, I was worried that we may feel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice rooms with a lovely deck on the river. Really good food in the restaurant. A couple of nice walks from the hotel, and others within a short drive. The downside for us was that the hotel is right on the road so there is some traffic noise and you don't really feel away from it all. We had to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I returned to Rainbow Ranch recently after having my wedding there last year, and it was even better than I remembered. Our pond-side room (definitely the most luxurious on the property) was beautiful and relaxing and we walked in the door to find soft music and chocolate chip cookies waiting for us. And the bathrooms in these particular rooms are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bozeman, Montana, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

RR Lodge is an amazing Montana getaway ranch, with an infinity edge hot tub, spa, bar, and world-class dining experience. They have an award-winning wine list. We enjoyed happy hour at the bar, then dinner. After appetizers and a salad of micro greens I was served an entree of pheasant. Simply ethereal. My wife had the Caesar salad and then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had our wedding weekend and reception at Rainbow Ranch this August. On top of it being a gorgeous venue, the staff is extraordinarily friendly and helpful. Going into our wedding, all of our friends and family told us to be prepared for something big to go wrong, and to just take it in stride. I'm happy to report that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
33 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed in the rooms with the river right behind our back patio. The wonderful sound of the river going by created a beautiful melody which to sleep in the evening, but we had a lumpy mattress unfortunately. The afternoon cookies were incredible! The room was clean, but plain, but the view made-up for what the room lacked. We had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rainbow Ranch! We have to agree, the views from the riverside rooms are breathtaking! We are also very proud of our pastry chef and the magic she creates with her cookies and breakfast pastries! Good news, we have new mattresses, we hope you will come and give... More 

Suresnes, France
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
127 hotel reviews
647 helpful votes 647 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Considering the lack of luxury accomodation in a big radius from Yellowstone, apart from very expensive working ranches or fly fishing places, this place is probably the safest bet around. We were originally put off by the situation litterally off US191, but knew what to expect. Honestly, you completely forget about it. The rates are admittedly high for the location... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for coming to visit and thank you for the review! Yes, we do have plans to remodel the riverside rooms, AND I am happy to hear that you & your family enjoyed the property as is! You mentioned one of my favorite attributes of the Rainbow Ranch, the fact that we can be at fill occupancy... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Rainbow Ranch Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Address: 42950 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
Location: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com and Jetsetter so you can book your Rainbow Ranch Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rainbow Ranch Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Ranch Montana
Rainbow Ranch Lodge Montana/Gallatin Gateway

128 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (94)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (35)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay