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“Best restaurant in Big Sky area on site!”
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320 Guest Ranch
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“Best restaurant in Big Sky area on site!”
Reviewed July 3, 2011

I would have given the ranch 5 stars had it been cleaner and if we could have taken advantage of the horseback riding, but my son is only 7 and you have to be 8 to ride a real trail. It is hard to keep the place clean because it is a ranch and is DUSTY. Not their fault,
however, just nature. The views are gorgeous and the restaurant is
amazing! Best food and wine out
West. We stayed here because our
campsite in Yellowstone was snowy
and muddy. It was a but of a haul
to and from the park but seriously,
the restaurant made it worth the
trip! The people are very nice! We stayed when they offered 3 nights for the price of two which was totally worth it. Would stay again and do a trail ride in the future!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

On our way to Yellowstone, we decided to stop a few places and we made the 320 Ranch our first stop. First of all, the land here is simply breathtaking. Nestled in between mountains and a river, you feel immediately relaxed. There is no cell or internet service, so you had better be in relaxation mode!!!

We booked a riverside cabin, which turned out to be better than expected. It was very clean, really roomy and well equipped with basic necessities. The one thing that bothered me is the lack of lighting in the cabin. I couldn't see anything!

We booked a few trips at 320, including a half day, guided horse ride. It was absolutely wonderful! The guide was patient, lovely and knowledgable and we got to see some wildlife and breathtaking scenery.

The restaurant at 320 was really top notch for dinner. Excellent food and service.
The breakfast, which is included with your stay, was OK. Typical buffet breakfast with watery coffee, but all very acceptable.

All in all, if you're looking for a clean, relaxing, friendly place to get away from it all and that gives you a real Montana feel, then I strongly suggest the 320 Ranch.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Colebrook, Connecticut
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

What can we say???

Our stay at the 320 Guest Ranch was so wonderful. Our stay in the McGill Cabin was magical.

First of all....320's service was 5 STAR in professional and personal treatment. Thank you SO MUCH Karen, Steve, Amber, Allie, and who else I have forgotten names.

The restaurant menu and service is SUPERB, right down to the Silver Service Ware!

I love your "policy" of giving $$ credits when one choses not to have their accomodations "made up" everyday.

We have stayed in some of the most beautiful rooms in the world (according to Conde Naste), with Bob stepping into those rooms saying "OMG!!!"..... We said this everyday at the 320 Ranch. The 320 Ranch makes the big ski area's mountain base hotels/condos look SO BORING!!!!!

We have already recommended the 320 Ranch to others, and will always remember our Montana trip centric around our stay with you. I left the Ranch, looking back, saying "I love you"!!!!.

Bob Smith and Sheila Postlethwait

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

We stayed here one night on our way to Yellowstone. This was one ranch that you could stay just one night. We loved the cabins. They were off the road and quiet . The entire property was so picturesque. There is a BBQ campfire some nights and dinners are avail on the property. The breakfast is included in the price. A hot meal with meat and anything you could want. I could not get the WIFI to work- it was supposed to work in the bar area. The cabin we had was very roomy but kind of dark. You could not read in there but plenty else to do. We did a horseback riding 2 hour and it was gorgeous scenery and the guide was great with his tenn ranch accent. Very friendly and helpful. They let us check out after our ride at 11:30 so we could shower. There is ice avail in the office. No fridge in the basic room or fireplace. Beds were comfortable and bathroom was fine.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

Stayed here in one of the River Cabins for a week with 2 kids, had the best time. Here are some thoughts in no particular order. The 320 is in a great location, probably one of the best in the area, the cabin was great, mini kitchen, fireplace and 2 BR. We also used the charcoal grill to cook some bison and chicken when we did not feel like going out. The staff, from reservation to check out, especially the wranglers were all great. My Son loved his horses, Smoothie and Mr. Nut. We did just about everything they had to offer, fish, hike, white water rafting, (Geyser Whitwater is a top notch operator kids loved it, we did the lower river class II-IV) horseback riding, feeding the horses, eating, nightly campfires, hot tub. The river horse ride we took was spectacular. You are also only a few minutes from Big Sky if you want to head over there to hike etc. They also have a ton of split wood on the front porch of each cabin making us wish it was cold enough to make a fire, maybe next time. On Monday they have a Pig roast, (roping practice, music and great food) which was incredible and they have a dining room for dinner otherewise, the trout we had, considering we are next to the fames Gallatin Trout Fishing river, surprisingly, seemed frozen, heavily breaded and very dry, unfortunately. But that was the only small issue we encountered. Breakfast is more than adequate, always a hot option and cereal to get your day off to a good start. We will be back, thanks 320 for a great stay, which we could have stayed longer.

FYI, no cell service, WIFI in lodge office though.

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Utica, Ohio
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

This was our second time at 320. In 2006, we went with 4 adults. Since the kids had not had the experience we decided to go back this year and let them understand the serenity of the 320! Both stays were the most awesome experience ever. We scheduled for the first week that all activites started and had a blast. We stayed for a week and got to do everything we wanted at the ranch as well as Yellowstone, Nevada & Virginia City, and other area attractions. We had the pleasure of seeing more animals this year then in 2006. We even sat out on the cabin porch and watched to white wolves cross the ridge right in front of us. It may take us a couple of years but we will be back as soon as we can.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Calhoun, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

I acutually stayed at the 320 ranch once in Sept, and then in Jan. Two totally different seasons, both completely unforgettable! In Sept, we stayed in a river cabin and enjoyed a beautifut view of the mountain across the river. We watched the wranglers push a huge heard horses down. It felt like we were in an old western movie. The sound of the Gallatin River soothed our every moment, as we slept, or sat by a roaring camp fire! The cabins very cozy, roomy and warm. The scenery on the ranch was amazing! We took 3 rides while we were there as we wanted to see it from ever angle! I highly recommend the 4 hr "Rim" ride! Our wrangler Blake, a very handsome cowboy, was very courteous, and knowledgeable about the terrin and history of the area. He made us feel like family.
Marce, the ranch mgr., Jick, Jessie, Tora, and Andrew, the other wranglers were also great and helpful!
The General mgr, John, was very friendly and accomodating. Making certain we had everything we needed. Everyone on the ranch seemed to love their job, and made us feel right at home. Because of Steve and Karen in the Saloon, our dining experience was also fabulous.
The food was out of this world! The elk steak, and potatoe soup....OMG! Breakfast each morn was like momma's! Thanks John A.
Stayed again in Janruary, this time stayed in the historic McGill Cabin! This trip was also amazing. No horseback this time, but did find our favorite Wrangler Blake driving sleigh rides. led by a team or huge draft horses. Had a great time as Beth, Marces sweet wife, Katie and Gus, their kids and Mary, John's sweet wife, served us award winning chilli, cheese and crackers and hot cocoa in cowboy tent next to a roaring camp fire! On this trip, I sat by a large picture window next to a fire, reading, as the snow fell softly outside. Wow! Spent the day crosscountry ski and snow mobiling, then slept like a baby. Away from it all (especially phones) and loved every minute of it. I HIGHLY recommend this ranch stay. Of course, if you can pull you're self away, Big Sky, Virginia City and Yellowstone are all just a short drive away...more awesome sites! Thanks 320 for the vacation of a lifetime!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Property: 320 Guest Ranch
Address: 205 Buffalo Horn Creek Rd, Mile Marker 36, Hwy 191, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9606
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Location: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Gallatin Gateway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 320 Guest Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're Montana's premier year-round guest ranch, where you can horseback ride, hike, fish, ski, snowmobile, sightsee, raft, and just plain have fun, all in the warm and friendly atmosphere of a classic Western guest ranch. The 320 is perfect for everything from family vacations, weddings and romantic getaways, to hosting your company's next event or meeting. Flexible accommodation options and activity programs ensure that everyone will have the trip of a lifetime. Stay a day, a week, a month, or anything in between. Take whatever time you need to relax, rejuvenate, and escape from the stresses of your busy life. You deserve to spend some time at the 320 Guest Ranch ... more   less 
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