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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730-9643
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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.
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Dallas B wrote a review Nov 8
Redondo Beach, California12 contributions
We stayed at The Rainbow Ranch Lodge in late October and it was absolutely beautiful. You can't go wrong with this place. All the rooms are very lovely with fireplaces, nice bathrooms (awesome showerheads) and decks that face the Gallatin River. Even though we were there during several downpours of snow, we still managed to go on a couple spectacular hikes right out our back door. The Lodge even gave us Bear spray for the trek. The Rainbow Ranch also has a very good restaurant where we had the majority of our meals. Excellent!. The staff is also very nice and accommodating. We look forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020
LCordair wrote a review Oct 2020
Napa, California32 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband and I were looking for a place where we could escape the smokey air in Northern Ca. We chose the perfect place. Our riverside room provided us with a beautiful view from the adirondack chairs. We enjoyed the restaurant and hot tub too. Scott and his staff are doing a great job dealing with the Covid rtestrictions. We will recommend this property to our friends and plan a return visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: We loved the "Mountain Lion" room.
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Carlos L. wrote a review Oct 2020
Palm Springs, California1,141 contributions549 helpful votes
This was one of the best If not best dining experiences we had on our trip through Yellowstone area. We were blown alway. the service was friendly and attentive (can’t remember servers name but he was originally from Colorado). in any case amazing food. highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Andrea P wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego139 contributions47 helpful votes
The location and views are very beautiful and our room was very comfortable. We had a two queen room in the pond building, upper level with balcony. The pictures of the lodge make the impression that the place is very secluded, which it is not. The lodge is located at the main road which gets busy early morning. We stayed 3 nights and the breakfast included in the price was a disappointment and same every morning. The dinner menu was limited and pricey so we skipped that. Overall a good stay but not much going on there.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Madeline W wrote a review Jul 2020
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What a disappointment a beautiful lodge right on the river. Where to begin, checked into a room and 30 minutes later after we were settled in got a call we had to change rooms, then go to the new room the sprinklers were on and couldn't even sit on the porch because the chairs were soaking wet, next we woke up the next morning to brew coffee and the Keurig machine had moldy water in it, next we went to the hot tub and there was broken glass on the ground, showers were not stocked with shampoo, conditioner or body soap and finally we are here for my moms 60th birthday and no dessert or anything. Would not recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$193 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Ranch Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Ranch Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Soldiers Chapel (4.8 miles) and Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Ranch Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Riverhouse Bbq & Events, Buck's T-4 Restaurant, and Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rainbow Ranch Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Rainbow Ranch Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.