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750 Lone Mountain Ranch Road, Big Sky, MT 59716
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Golf course
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free internet
Wifi
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Skiing
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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I had the best experiences interacting with every staff member of the Lone Mountain Ranch from the beginning with the assistance with booking/planning for the stay to the end of being provided transportation to the airport which was nearly an hour away from the ranch. Each staff member was amazing and it really felt like people wanted to be there rather than people having to be there. The activities provided were so fun and relaxing and had staff there to guide the way and supervise. Archery! Horseback riding! Hiking! Canoeing! Guided tour of Yellowstone Park (Forest was the best guide and really passionate about what he does)! I stayed in Black Bear cabin. It was comfortable, cozy, amazing, and clean. The bed was super comfortable. I do recommend that if you would like more privacy then to opt for a private cabin. Black Bear cabin was one of the duplex cabins and I could hear the people on the other side of the cabin speaking/moving around. The food at Horn and Cantle WAS AMAZING. Oh my goodness. The package that I had was all inclusive, which does include all meals from the restaurant. The food alone was worth it, especially the dinner menu. I highly recommend Lone Mountain Ranch. It may appear to be quite the splurge but with everything included in the package plus the environment, the hospitality, the food, etc.. Definitely worth it.
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This was a bucket list gift for my husband and our 30th anniversary was the perfect time. From the time we landed in Bozeman, our trip was a dream come true. Miles picked us up and drove us to the ranch. He and my husband really hit it off. They didn't stop talking the whole way. Miles dropped us off at the outpost to get checked in while he delivered our luggage to our cabin. Tess walked us to the Ouzel cabin where the record player was on, playing some of our favorite music. After settling in, we walked over to the saloon for a drink(be sure to try the Cold Smoke Scotch Ale) and to take in the beautiful sights from the porch before our intro horse ride. Our bartender, Steven is from our town in VA. We were surprised to meet so many East coasters. Matt, our wrangler was very helpful and patient with us as novice riders. Dinner at the Horn and Cantle was amazing. Our favorite meals were the bison short ribs, tomahawk ribeye and the bouillabaisse. Pace yourself. We split most of the entrees and were still stuffed. All of the staff were so accommodating. Our special requests were all fulfilled. Our morning coffee delivery was a real treat. We enjoyed a day of shopping in Big Sky and exploring the ranch, a morning fly-fishing and afternoon porch sitting, a full day at Yellowstone(Austin was a terrific guide) and a morning canoeing. Thank you to all the staff at Lone Mountain Ranch for making our anniversary trip so amazing.
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Had a lovely time at LRR! My friend and I went in early September for a girls trip. We don't regret our decision of staying with LRR; however, there are some kinks they do need to work out. Pros: Beautiful grounds! Everywhere you go there's a photo op. Quintessential ranch setting. Kate in the front office is amazing. Greeted us upon arrival and answered our 1 million questions. The naturalists on staff are INCREDIBLE. Matt led us on a hike on Porcupine Trail. So enthusiastic and knowledgeable about nature. We learned a lot on our hike with him! We had so much fun on our Grand Loop Tour of Yellowstone with Torey. The amount of stuff this guy knows about the park is insane! He took us to all of the great spots and pointed out bison off in the distance that I wouldn't have noticed myself. He is very patient as well. LRR packed all on the tour a delicious lunch. The chefs also made special accommodations for my food allergies which I really appreciate. Horn and Cantle is so incrediblly delicious. You will never go hungry while on this trip. For dinner the pickled fried chicken is the way to go. I do recommend ordering the half size portion as the full size portion is enough to feed 4 people. A few nights our dinner waitress was Chelsea and she is hilarious! She always brought a smile to our face. For breakfast be sure to sit in Helen's section! She is the sweetest. We asked her if there was anything near by that we should see before the end of our trip. She recommended Ousel Falls Trail. It's a beautiful and easy hike. Just short of a mile to reach the falls. Thanks Helen! Cons: We had read in previous reviews that when LRR picks up guests from the airport they are greeted with water and a snack as it is about an hour ride from the airport to LRR. We received the water, but were told by our driver that if we wanted a snack we had to purchase our own at the airport concession. The week following our stay, my friend and I saw LRR's instagram story where they re-posted other guests saying how happy they were to be greeted at the airport with chocolate chip cookies. We were disappointed that our arrival was not consistent with other guests arrivals. Also the on the packing list LRR provides, they say to pack a water bottle. No need at the water bottle you receive is insulated and reusable. Upon arrival we were also disappointed in the condition of our cabin, Blue Spruce. As there is no exhaust fan in the bathroom and with the window being difficult to open, the bathroom was covered in mold. At the price point of the discovery package we felt the cabin should have been in better condition. Hopefully this gets tended to soon as a future guest may suffer from a mold allergy. The wranglers at the horse stables are fantastic; however, they do not ask the guests their skill level before getting on the horse. There was a very quick run through of basic horse riding directions, but I don't feel that was enough. I got the feeling they assumed people have more experience than they do. Also as the ride progresses there are some riders that fall behind. I think in addition to having a wrangler leading the ride, there should also be a wrangler at the back of the line keeping an eye on things as well. The lead wrangler can only keep an eye on so much. On our last full day at the ranch there was a "Cowboy Breakfast" at the North Fork Cabin. We weren't made aware of this breakfast until other guests asked why we did not attend. This was a let down as well, not sure why we weren't notified of the breakfast. Housekeeping could also use some work. We asked for a clean bathmat as one was not provided that day. It took house keeping about 4 hours to get that to us. We had also requested more kindling for our fire the night before. The next morning housekeeping began banging on the door at 7am to drop the kindling off instead of just leaving it on the front porch. not sure why we needed to be woken up so early.
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We were here in September for a wedding, and we had the best time at LMR. Cozy cabins, wonderful food, and hosts/employees made for a lovely weekend. I enjoyed spending time at the corral with the horses, and the 2 hour horseback riding excursion was wonderful (gorgeous views, great horses). Our guide, Sammie, was spectacular! We enjoyed talking with so many of the employees - from check in staff to bartenders - who are all living their best lives doing what they love in a beautiful place. It really creates a great vibe for the ranch. We would definitely visit again given the chance.
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We could not have asked for a better family experience with our daughters (5.5 and 3.5). The cabins were cozy and well stocked. The scenery was amazing. My 5 year old LOVED traveling the "block" to my parents cabin early in the morning- something I could never let her do alone in LA. The activities were fun for all: the kids loved the kids club.  It was nice to be able to drop them off, know that they were having fun (they rode big horses!) & we could enjoy our activities. We loved the horseback riding (kuddos to Claudia, Chuck, Kate and Hawaii), the fly fishing, the hiking, the mountain biking & the canoeing. The staff was simply lovely. We never felt like our kids were a burden. The folks at the restaurant (Careen etc) displayed so much patience. My fondest memories were my kids running around on the huge lawn in the evening with their new friends, throwing the bocce balls, collecting wildflowers and blowing dandelions. Memories from a world past. Cons: Things can run *slightly* behind (trivial). The food is yummy but rich & meat heavy- expected for Montana! My husband is veggie and found options but we missed our lighter food options. We took the shorter family Yellowstone tour, which needed some tweaking. We spent most of the time seeing a grizzly exhibit and Old Faithful- probably 2 of the most touristy, unimaginative things in Yellowstone (in our book!). It would have been nice to have the guide ask us in the beginning which sites were most important and give us options.
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PRICE RANGE
$290 - $707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lone mountain guest ranch hotel big sky
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lone Mountain Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Lone Mountain Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Ousel Falls Trail (2.4 miles), Lone Peak (3.7 miles), and Beehive Basin Trail (3.7 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.
Does Lone Mountain Ranch offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
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.