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Lone Mountain Ranch

750 Lone Mountain Ranch Road, Big Sky, MT 59716
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#2 of 8 hotels in Big Sky
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Lone Mountain Ranch (LMR), situated on 148 acres in beautiful Big Sky, Montana, was first homesteaded in 1915 and has long been recognized as one of the premier guest ranch resorts in the country. The property consists of 30 rooms located within 24 unique cabins as well as a restaurant and saloon, pavilion, retail shop, equestrian facilities, and meeting spaces. Listed on the National Registry of the Historic Places, a member of the Dude Rancher's Association, an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, and once voted the #1 Nordic ski area in North America, LMR offers authentic accommodations, genuine Montana cuisine, exceptional service, and a stunning array of outdoor activities. Combine these attributes with close proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Resort, as well as Bozeman Airport, and we believe the LMR guest experience is unlike any other in the American West.
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Tom M wrote a review Jan 8
Atlanta, Georgia8 contributions
My family and I decided to book at Lone Mountain Ranch for New Year's based on reviews we've read and the fact we wanted more out of our ski vacation than just skiing. This Ranch is first class all the way. We stayed in a "duplex" cabin close to the main building (Lame Deer/Canyon) and it was perfect for our teenage sons and us. The boys had their own room with fireplace etc. and the two rooms connected via the bathroom. They had their own front door and allowed the family to be together but still have privacy. We booked the winter package that included all three meals at Horn and Cantle plus a sleigh ride dinner. The food didn't disappoint...it was an unbelievable menu for an "all inclusive" package! The sleigh ride dinner was magical as it snowed the night we went to the cabin. Our only complaint on food was the sleigh ride dinner is a set prime rib dinner and two members of our family don't eat prime rib bit everything else was fantastic. The other minor complaint was the New Year's eve dinner was a pre set menu and it took forever...which is in line with every New Year's Eve dinner I've ever had in my life, so I can't knock Lone Mountain too much for that. We booked a Snow Coach Tour of Yellowstone through the ranch and Matt, our guide, was phenomenal. He spends his summers hiking through Yellowstone, knows all the history of the park and truly loved showing us that national treasure...I highly recommend that tour! We also ski'd at Big Sky and it was an easy, 10 minute shuttle ride to and from the ranch. They use a text concierge system and were always responsive with ride requests, dining changes etc. The ski conditions weren't great as they had not had much snow but I've read they've gotten much better the first week of January. Big Sky has a lot of different terrain and you should be able to find something for all skier levels. My wife also Alpine ski'd one day as the Ranch has some of the best alpine/nordic ski trails in the world...while I didn't do it, she highly recommended it. They have all the gear in their main building and also have snow shoes and sleds! All in all in was a terrific experience and a great way to experience Montana!
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Date of stay: December 2020
LoveEurope6 wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California180 contributions54 helpful votes
The price is worth it! My wife and I were looking for a place to vacation. My daughter recommended Lone Mountain Ranch. They had come across it on a motor home trip earlier in the year. My wife immediately jumped on the bandwagon and said we have to go. Looking at the prices (for the winter package) made me take a second gulp. I don’t mind spending money but the price seemed very high ($1000+/night). Finally I was in. The experience was great, well worth the price! Starting at the airport they were waiting for us to take us to the ranch. The driver explained the sites along the way and answered all of our questions. The checkin was seamless. Our cabin was beautiful (Ouzel). The fire box was ready to go and we enjoyed a nice fire later that evening. We popped over to the restaurant (horn and charter). What a dining experience. Though it was “just lunch” the food and service were great! It was a little awkward since all of our meals were included when a check came (about half the time this occurred, but not a big deal, I just don’t like to feel like someone is getting under tipped- I added 20% each time anyway). We relaxed in the cabin and sipped a half bottle of Pinot, that was waiting for us in the cabin. All of our dinner reservations had been prebooked. At six we went in to enjoy dinner. It was beyond incredible! I couldn’t believe the insane/creative/tasty food and varied menu. In the past we went on lots of cruises. Over the years the food quality (even on the “elite” lines) has decreased. This, because our package was meal inclusive, surprised the heck out of me. We dined there 5 nights and tried most of the items on the menu. The servers and bar keepers recommended their favorites, we were never let down. The bar menu included a huge wine list and speciality drinks. They were varied, creative, encompassed a lot of the local liquors, and tasted great! We dined in the restaurant, bar area, and on the enclosed outside area by the fireplace so we could experience it all. I could spend the remainder of this post on the restaurant alone (5 stars). We also went on the sleigh ride dinner and loved the ride up, on the sleigh with MB (our driver), as well as Jake and Judy (our sleigh pulling horse friends). Because of covid the dinner was limited to one family group per table (6 tables with 14 people). We were entertained by singing and storytelling from our singer (Rick, I think, I’m horrible with names). He was a great guy. The dinner was fantastic! Before going up you can purchase champagne and wine, and we got both. Again it is pricey but the quality was great! (RMS champagne- never heard of it but loved it- and Duckhorn Cabernet- what the heck we are on vacation). I won’t go into the food details but we loved it all! It sounds like all we did was eat but the winter activities were great as well, though the snow was limited (first week in December). I signed up for Nordic cross country skiing lessons (included in our package. I have done alpine skiing- poorly- and this was a new experience). I thought I would just wing it and get the skis. The lady, who runs the ski shop, said it was worth taking the lessons- she was right). My wife doesn’t really ski so she set up a snow show tour, for the both of us, the next day. I showed up at 9 and found I was the only one. I had a private lesson with Rachel. She was patient, attentive, and kind. She said I did very well (right?) for the two hours we were together. We ended up paralleling the sleigh ride path. The next day I went out, on my own, and enjoyed the lower beginner trails. The next day my wife and I went out with Matt and got a scenic tour through the hills and forest. He is also the naturalist who takes people on the Yellowstone (not Yosemite) tours nearby. He pleasantly imparted his knowledge of the creatures in the area. We encountered lots of new employees to the ranch. New or old the one thing in common was the kindness and helpfulness they all displayed. You can tell this is a great place to work and they go overboard to help in any way they can, whether they are tasked with working in that department or not. I would hire any of them in a minute. We are getting ready for our final dinner tonight. I can’t wait to try something new! We plan on visiting again with kids and grandkids. I can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sonjam123 wrote a review Nov 2020
Jackson, Mississippi109 contributions4 helpful votes
This place! And the staff!!! So great. My words are inadequate but let me tell you ... everything from reservations to check-in to dinner to the perfect retreat is right here at Lone Mountain Ranch! My husband and I stayed in the Ousel cabin and it couldn’t have been better. We actually had to make ourselves leave the ranch one day just to sight see around Big Sky out of a sense of duty. Couldn’t wait to return to LMR. The best thing turned out to be no TV! We had a record player with a beautiful and fun selection of albums and a wood burning stove. Upscale linens and blankets. Perfection. We absolutely loved it. And another thing that made this cabin perfect for our little getaway was the proximity to the Horn and Cantle restaurant. We just walked across the lawn and we were there! Of course, there was a fire pit with beautiful chairs available right in front of the restaurant. The food was AMAZING! And let me tell you that another great thing was there was no roads with cars of people driving to their cabins. Complete privacy. And no bright street lighting. So great! The walking paths were great and also the ATVs were right there within a moment of our text for assistance with getting to and from our cars. I only wish we had taken them up on the horseback riding! Next time for sure because I WILL BE BACK! Oh and one more thing...the beds were the best, so comfortable!!!! We were able to unwind and actually relax. Getting away from our work and hectic routine. This is the greatest!!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rebecca A wrote a review Oct 2020
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We spent our long weekend at Lone Mountain Ranch in February, 2020, for food-tasting ahead of my daughter's wedding scheduled for the end of May. We not only had marvelous food and fireside drinks, but we enjoyed a sleigh ride under a full moon and cross-country skiing. It was an idyllic way to spend what would end up our last trip out of town for a while when the pandemic shut everything down. LMR was very gracious about the need to move all of our plans for the May wedding to another weekend in October. The second round of save-the-date cards and, later on, RSVP cards were sent after several months - and we have just returned from what was a very successful trip for everybody. The original guest list of 198 was naturally whittled down to just over 100 and LMR had made noticeable changes when returned in October. More disinfectant in the rooms, dining rooms, gift shop, reception desk, etc. - tables in the restaurant spaced farther apart. They handed out masks for anyone who didn't have one already, and just generally went out of their way to make sure everyone had whatever they needed. They helped arrange fly-fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and guided trips to Yellowstone. There were different spaces (large enough for social distancing) for the Welcome dinner on Thursday, the Rehearsal dinner on Friday, and the reception on the ridge Saturday night. Horse-drawn wagons delivered the bridal party and parents to the ceremony site, where all the guests had been taken by shuttle. The staff delivered and picked up luggage to and from cabins on snowmobiles in February and 4-wheelers in October. There were lots of places outside for guests who wanted to relax on one of the couches at the fire pit. I could go on - but will sum it up by saying I can't imagine a more perfect place for both of our families to come together for this wedding.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Each cabin has its own unique quality. I would recommend the Bull Moose for a couple who wants...
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Wenao W wrote a review Oct 2020
San Mateo, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
The restaurant Horn and Cantle was the best part of our stay. Both food and service were wonderful. Best fried chicken. Breakfast was included in the room rate which was amazing value. If not for the restaurant my rating would have been two stars. Second best thing were the people who helped bring our luggage and who helped fix our clogged sink. Nice men. The cabin was ok. Fireplace ended up making our room too smokey. The heating system read either too hot or too cold. Bathroom needs renovation. We didn't have any problem with the gas fire place at Sage Lodge, which was so much easier to operate. Our kids really wanted to meet the horses and groom them but the wrangler never seemed interested to talk to us. The only thing he said was asking us to not come close to the horses! Our kids were too young for the 2-hour ride and there was no other option for shorter rides. I even asked the reception if we could meet the horses and they said it's up to the wrangler. This was the only activity I was hoping we could do and we couldn't do it. The trail was so so at the property. Horse poop is everywhere and covered most of the trail path. We found a much nicer trail with a 10 minute drive.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lone Mountain Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Lone Mountain Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Lone Peak (3.7 miles), Ousel Falls Trail (2.4 miles), and Beehive Basin Trail (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lone Mountain Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lone Mountain Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lone Mountain Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lone Mountain Ranch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olive B's Big Sky Bistro, Horn & Cantle, and Buck's T-4 Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lone Mountain Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Lone Mountain Ranch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lone Mountain Ranch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lone Mountain Ranch?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lone Mountain Ranch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Lone Mountain Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Lone Mountain Ranch accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.