I fear bed and breakfasts. The forced interactions and nosy family-away-from-family feel freaks me out. The Gallatin Lodge is no such place. You really have the choice of how you want your vacation to go -- either very active and engaged with the staff and guests in Lodge-centric activities or secluded and on your own. We opted for a healthy dose of both and got a star treatment.The owner and staff were friendly and personable without overdoing it. The rooms and public areas were private yet spacious. The outdoor surroundings are almost too good to be true [those countless deer and birds HAVE to be animatronics from Disney]. The food is unreal -- after five days of stellar dinners, we actually took a break at a [Look away, Gallatin Lodge staff] a local burger joint. We opted for fishing with an outside outfitter and later took a road trip to Little Bighorn. Each time, the Lodge either had snacks waiting or had packed us a picnic lunch. And when I forgot my city slicker shoes in the room, they mailed them back. Great place, worth every penny for a real getaway.
- Also Known As:
- Gallatin River Hotel
- Gallatin River Hotel Bozeman
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small luxury boutique hotel located just five miles west of Bozeman, Montana offering Jacuzzi Suites and superb dining in a quiet secluded setting. Fly fishing guide service is offered seasonally. Our restaurant "Gallatin River Grill" offers a top shelf bar, Wine Spectator award winning wine list and creative American cuisine. Small conference, wedding services and dinner parties are also a specialty. Many guests enjoy Yellowstone National Park while staying with us. We offer free airport transportation to Bozeman's International airport, just ten minutes away. Our new "Trout Cabin Lodge" with additional lodging rooms opened in 2012 offering contemporary cutting edge design and service features. ... more less