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Dude Rancher Lodge

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The Dude Rancher Lodge is an historic downtown Billings hotel. We are proud to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is America’s official list of important properties that provide a valuable link to the past and have been deemed worthy of preservation. Built in 1949, our hotel near downtown Billings is a rustic ranch that features weeping brick mortar and full-length porches. Our interior is designed with knotty pine paneling, custom-built western-style furnishings, decorative lampshades and carpeting that is adorned with the brands of local ranchers who originally invested in the property.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Centrally Located
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That’s quite a good surprise in the middle of a road trip in the Rockies, full of stops in motel chains. Cool lobby, old fashioned, the room is ok, not unforgettable but it’s a good location, the staff is lovely, delicious muffins and cookies in the morning.
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We booked online and chose because it was close to the Billings hospital; our destination. Arrived at 3am in the morning after a 15 hour drive (lobby smelled like someone had just thrown up) and checked into a room that was 80+ degrees, with no ability to turn down heat or open
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We book this 5 months ago upon arrival we check in with the Strong Smell of Marijuana not real happy about that we went to our room there was a do not disturb sign on the door went back to the front desk we were told it was open and nobody was in it went back to the room knocked
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The shower was covered in hair and soap suds from a previous guest. It was 80 degrees in the room in September with no way of cooling it down. Not a comfortable stay at all. The room reflected a dirty old motel you’d pay $40 to sleep in.
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To start things off I called the motel to see if they had a parking area big enough for horse trailers, after some hesitation the desk clerk told me yes so I booked a room and our friend booked hers since the photos made the place look really nice. We get there and there is
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Next to the bed, the gross pipe with stuff coming out.
Bathroom and Shower
Modern tv!!
Looking toward the door.
I'm sorry we do not provide cots nor do we have sleeper sofas.
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Yes, there is transportation to and from the airport. You just call us when you are at the baggage terminal and we will call a cab to pick you up.
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Some of the staff that was here during the filming of Hotel Impossible is still here.
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We have 56 rooms and all have been remodeled to varying degrees based upon their type and need. For example, all rooms got new beds and new linens last Fall and all rooms have flatscreen televisions, microwaves and refrigerators. Our Signature Series rooms have been completely redone since Hotel Impossible.
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Yes, we do have jacuzzi tubs in some rooms, the capacity for these are one person. These are standard sized tubs with jacuzzi jets.
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"Do Not Stay Here"
"Choose a different hotel"
"No elevators, but only 1 set of stairs to 2nd floor."
"If there are problems with the AC or cleanliness, ask for a switch. Rooms vary widely."
"Choose a room that doesn't overlook the hotel parking lot."
$75 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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