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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643
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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights for a small professional meeting. I had a river view room. The room was a very nice size, with a large bed and a full sofa (that I think pulled out to a bed). The bed was very comfortable and there was a selection of pillows - I had 3 great nights of sleep.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This week I have the joy of staying at Rainbow Ranch for a small professional meeting. The Ranch has a beautiful setting, comfortable rooms and suites with great amenities, and excellent food and service. I am completely enjoying my stay. The only reason I am giving 4 instead of 5 rating is that the front of the Lodge is right... More 

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Thank urgeforgoing
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you very much for the 4 stars! I am so pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us. We have put much effort into our newly landscaped property and i deeply appreciate your feedback. I hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to having you as our guest sometime again soon. Warm Regards, Ryan... More 

babesh
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57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room was great, probably the largest motel room I've ever stayed in. We had a luxury Pond Side room on the first floor. Each of the rooms had its own private little porch behind a screen of blooming roses. The bathroom was well appointed and huge if dark. The bed and bedding was great, but our room was never... More 

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Thank Carol H
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your review. I would love to know specifically why you thought our staff wasn't friendly or helpful as we train everyone here to be the opposite. Reviews like yours help us to improve and I thank you for your feedback. Feel free to reach out to me personally for I would love to... More 

New York City, New York
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there after a long flight and drive through Yellowstone. I was excited to stay at the hotel to experience a bit of Montana countryside (having lived in Montana as a kid I was excited to return). The hotel itself was fairly nice. We stayed in a Riverside Room because it was pet friendly and looked directly onto the... More 

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Scott, First I want to thank you for staying with us. We all treat Rainbow as if it were our home, and those who stay with us, as our friends. With that being said, I am sorry that your expereicne was less than that. There is no excuse for this. I will be following up with my staff to... More 

Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location and views are fantastic!!! Rooms are clean, beds are a little too soft, rooms are small, hot tub is scenic and great after a day of activity. The set up was great for a family which made the price worth it for us. Staff friendly but not overly outgoing. Was there 24 hours. If u plan to hang in... More 

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you so very much for the 5 stars. I am always looking for ways we can improve and this gives me great insight on some areas we have some room to grow. Thank you again and I hope you will stay with us again sometime soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager ryank@rainbowranchbigsky.com More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the nicest stop on our 12 day road trip through Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. As someone who works in a 5 Star Hotel, it was clear to me from check in that the managers of this property understand hospitality. Everything is tastefully done with great attention to detail - the rooms, the grounds and the public... More 

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! Coming from a hospitality professional, it truly means a lot. I am so happy that you and your family had a great time with us not only as our lodging guest, but as our dinner guest as well. Please make your way back out here again as it would be... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for a 2 night stay about 5:30 pm, after an afternoon of whitewater rafting. The receptionist was indifferent and not exactly welcoming. The room was very nice but noisy. We could hear all the movement upstairs and the neighbors outside at night. The door was extremely difficult to lock each time we left. The breakfast buffet was oatmeal,... More 

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Thank Donna M
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Donna, I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. There is no excuse for not having breakfast ready at 7:00 am sharp as well as not making you feel welcomed. We here at The Rainbow Ranch strive to provide all of our guests with a 5 star experience with no exceptions. I understand your experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the east coast so the family wanted to check out Montana. We stayed at the Rainbow Lodge and were very impressed. The location in the mountains with a river running right behind the rooms was amazing. We ate the restaurant and hung out at the bar and everyone was friendly. The general manager stopped us one day to make... More 

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Pat! Thank you so much for the 5 stars! All of us here at The Rainbow Ranch take great pride in what we do and we want to ensure that all our guests are comfortable and taken care of. I hope you can find your way out here from the east coast again! Have a great Summer and we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were great. Clean, awesome fireplace, patio with Adirondack chairs overlooking the river. Terrific hot tub with a beautiful view. A fun fishing pond where my husband taught our granddaughters how to fly cast. They even caught some trout!

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Thank Lisa A
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, I might be mistaken, but I believe your husband is our first guest of the season to catch one of our sneaky trout; so kudos to him! We here at The Rainbow Ranch are so happy you had a terrific time here. We hope you have an amazing summer and we look forward to seeing you again, sometime... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We had a wonderful weekend stay here for a wedding that was at the Lodge! A beautiful hour drive from the Bozeman Airport, and just over an hour away from Yellowstone. The Lodge is very well kept, clean, and hospitable. Free breakfast, great decks off the rooms, fresh cookies each day, restaurant/bar with happy hour on site. It was easy... More 

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Thank Anna A
rainbowranch2016, Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Thanks again for the great review! We all take extreme pride of our hotel/restaurant and have been working extremely hard to improve our guests' experience. We care so much about your experience and it makes me so very happy to hear reviews like yours. Please come back to see us again and I hope you have a great... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rainbow Ranch Lodge is an intimate twenty-one room hotel and gourmet restaurant located on the banks of the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana. Whether riverside or pondside, accommodations at Rainbow Ranch Lodge provide a sanctuary for post-adventure relaxing or a romantic getaway for two. Located in a sweeping valley in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Rainbow Ranch Lodge's location is ideal for both summer and winter activities. Our proximity to Yellowstone National Park affords our guests endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and exploration, including world-class fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. Whether you choose an experienced local guide service or venture out on your own, the breathtakingly rugged, natural beauty of southwest Montana will restore and rejuvenate your senses. One of the top 10 winter destinations in North America, the Big Sky area offers a variety of winters activities including downhill skiing at Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin and Lone Mountain Ranch, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and winter fly fishing. If your winter preferences lean more towards comfort and warmth, the Rainbow Ranch Lodge's spa services and luxurious guest rooms provide the perfect alternative to a day spent outdoors. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Address: 42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643
Location: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
Price Range: $172 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Ranch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Rainbow Ranch Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Ranch Montana
Rainbow Ranch Lodge Montana/Gallatin Gateway
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