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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
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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Coffee / tea maker
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Alanna wrote a review Jul 2021
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Lone Mountain Ranch was an incredible experience. We had a great cabin near a creek and delicious food during our entire stay. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and were responsive via their texting service. In particular, the ranchers May and Erica, the bartender who made us unique drinks, Rondo our server and John the tour guide went above and beyond. We have already recommended this resort to our friends and hope to be back one day!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Expedition104690 wrote a review Jun 2021
Dallas, Texas15 contributions
We loved our cabin. We were with another couple and we had a duplex cabin, shared a common porch with no entrance into each other rooms. Worked perfectly for us. The cabin was very roomy and decorated like you expect a cabin to be. It had a wood burning stove, record player with great records to play. The towels in the bathroom were amazing. The saloon was fun with great bartenders and the food in the restaurant was very good. We had the breakfast package so we only ate in the restaurant for dinner once but it was very good. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. A thermos of coffee and cream was delivered to the cabin at 7:00 am every morning but if you left before 7:00 you could go to the restaurant and get a thermos of coffee to take with you.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Christian M wrote a review Jun 2021
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My wife and I had our honeymoon at LMR and it was by far the most excellent vacation either one of us has ever taken. The staff were very attentive, friendly and personable. The rustic cabins we stayed in we’re impeccably clean and well maintained. Our first interaction with LMR was weeks out when Sarah made our itinerary for our stay which took out all the guess work and made planning a breeze. Whenever we had a question or concern, she was quick to answer and fixed any problems. Our itinerary flowed smoothly every day and we had plenty of time to not only enjoy the activities but also to relax and enjoy some downtime on the ranch. The perfect mix of fun that made it enjoyable and not feel “go-go-go.” Miles was a constant presence during our stay. He gave us great tips for activities on site and in town. He was very warm and welcoming, always offering to go the extra mile to make our stay more fun and enjoyable. His initiative made us feel like we mattered and weren’t just another pair of tourists coming to play rancher for a week. Andrew, Truman and Alec were our naturalists for our canoeing tours at lake Hebgen and for our Yellowstone lower loop tours. All three were walking encyclopedias who made great efforts to not only give us an excellent experience but also teach us about the land and wildlife we viewed. Andrew especially told great stories about the Yellowstone ecosystem and followed through on his wager with our group. Kaylin (sp), May and Erica were our wranglers for our horseback riding sessions. These girls were tough as nails and very knowledgeable about the terrain, horses and land. My wife and I are experienced horseback riders so it was quite refreshing to see the animals in great condition with such knowledgeable wranglers working them. These three were very fun on the trail and on the dance floor during the Wednesday night BBQ. Josh and his team at Horn and Cantle gave the best dining experience I have EVER had in all my travels throughout America, Europe, South America and Asia. I was blown away by the food, the cocktails and the atmosphere. Cassie was our waitress for a few meals and she was so inviting and welcoming. She took our pictures whenever we asked, made every meal sound delicious and made my wife and I feel so at home. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were absolutely outstanding. We had everything on the menu (all included in our stay btw) and it was ALL delicious. Even if we don’t stay at LMR again on vacation, I will definitely make a reservation there next time I’m in Big Sky. LMR exceeded all expectations we had and I am so glad we stayed there for 5 nights. This place had one quality that made all the difference in the world: the little touch. Coffee and milk delivered in the morning before breakfast, s’mores and fires built nightly, carrots for the horses, line dance lessons, vinyl records playing in the room, bags delivered to the cabins, rides to and from the airport and friendly staff in the gift shop who took the time to measure and size my wife and I’s difficult sized heads for cowboy hats. The little things added to a lot and I would absolutely recommend LMR to anyone considering a vacation to the Big Sky/Bozeman area. The grounds were stunning and the views truly magical. I wish there was a sixth star to give because I would definitely give it to these guys!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Alyssa O wrote a review Jun 2021
4 contributions
Visiting LMR was honestly the best trip I could have imagined. Not only was the staff perfect and so friendly but the other guests were also amazingly personable and amazing. Not to mention the unreal views. Shout out to Cailin and Erica for being the best wranglers ever. I can’t wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Tyler E wrote a review Feb 2021
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I often visit LMR to go cross country skiing, and I have a season pass. I have witnessed since first coming to the ranch in 2012 a change in the focus of the management that neglects the skiing experience. This year, before I am about to go out, I check the grooming report. More than three times I have discovered that though the Board reports a trail groomed, it is not. The first time it was Middle Fork, a 7.75 mile intermediate trail that had about 5 inches of snow on the trail. The second time it was Ranch Loop, a 3 mile, mostly beginner, very popular trail. The third time was yesterday, and North Fork, once a popular trail for guests, had not been groomed for at least 2 days, judging by the depth of snow. This not just about lack of grooming. It is also about accurately reflecting snow conditions on the board for skiers who care to check. I am a classic skier, and I prefer a groomed trail so that I can go faster and glide. Skate skiers need a groomed trail to achieve the correct stride. If a trail isn't groomed, fine. Just mark it on the board! I also have a sense that the staff in the Outdoor Shop (where the shop and ski rental is located) doesn't care about getting it right and even finds my presence annoying. I understand I am not a ranch guest, but I do have a season pass! Finally, LMR used to provide complementary hot chocolate, cider and tea to skiers in the Outdoor Shop. Because of COVID, they have changed this from self-serve to served by staff. Yesterday after coming into the Shop to report bad conditions on North Fork - 7.5 km of stepping on skiis through two days worth of snow, we asked for two hot chocolates. The staff member served us watered down 1/4 packet cups of brown hot water. Now, this is insulting. If you are going to do it right, don't offer it at all. I beg the managers to focus more on the skiers' experience, especially since the trail system LMR oversees is a national treasure. There could be a driving fitness oriented sport culture around the ranch, but it feels as though this is not part of the business plan at the moment.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Ryan Kunz, General Manager at Lone Mountain Ranch
Responded Feb 20, 2021
Hello There, I would like to address a few of your concerns. First off, I apologize for the un-groomed snow conditions you have experienced the past week, however the ranch has received well over two feet of snow during this time making it very difficult to keep the trails well groomed when accumulations were occurring at 2-3 inches an hour. We will also strive to be more accurate on our snow reports. We did have to remove our complimentary coffee/ tea/ and water station due to Covid-19. This was a mandate by the Gallatin county health department. Lone Mountain Ranch strives for excellence at all aspects of our operation not limited to our Nordic program. We take great pride in servicing our Ranch guests, restaurant patrons, and Nordic family. This has been a challenging year managing the changing regulations, keeping our employee's and guests' safety a main priority, while still creating the magical experience that LMR has to offer. I would appreciate your grace, patience, and understanding as we move through these unprecedented times however, if you would like to speak with me directly, you can reach me at 406-548-4489. Thank you for your support and enjoy those trails!
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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 (3.7 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, Buck's T-4 Lodging & Dining, and Blue Moon Bakery.
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.