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Rainbow Ranch Lodge

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42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730-9643 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
3.5 Star accommodation
7 Oct8 Oct
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We find this a difficult review to write. Based on their website and their confirmatory booking e mail which extolled the benefits of their restaurant we were shocked on our Monday night arrival at 7 pm to be told the bar closed in an hour...More

1  Thank richmond1886
Response from rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch LodgeResponded 28 September 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for coming to stay with us this summer! Thank you also for your feedback, we value your business & comments and are always looking to improve. My most sincere apologies that your stay was disappointing. This is certainly not how we...More

Reviewed 18 September 2012

Rainbow Ranch was instrumental in hosting a perfect wedding ceremony and reception. Thanks to Mollie and Rainbow's gracious staff, our guests enjoyed every minute of their stay there. The setting is beautiful, serene, and ideally located. The food and wine can't be beat in Big...More

1  Thank katyj351
Response from rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch LodgeResponded 28 September 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rainbow Ranch. We LOVED having you here! We hope to see you again at Holiday and then to celebrate your one year anniversary and the many...More

Reviewed 16 September 2012

Not bad for a rustic experience. Excellent food at the restaurant. No coffee maker in the room. No ice or vending machine. Would be 4 star with a few room upgrades. Beautiful mountain stream directly behind the property.More

Thank Hewood
Response from rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch LodgeResponded 28 September 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for coming to visit! And thank you for your feedback! We have taken our guests advice and ordered coffee makers for every room. We have unlimited ice at the lodge and are always happy to deliver it to your room, apologies...More

Reviewed 13 September 2012

We stayed here for three nights in early August. We booked a Riverside Luxury room as we decided to treat ourselves to an above average room and first class service. The location is lovely, seeing the Gallatin River from our room was great. The room...More

Thank BLMWestVirginia
Response from rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch LodgeResponded 28 September 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you for coming to visit Rainbow Ranch this summer! My apologies for the lack of coffee maker and bathroom light not being attended to. This is not how we operate and I am sorry you had to experience this. Good news, thanks...More

Reviewed 8 September 2012

Having stayed at RR in years past and visiting friends in Bozeman, we decided to treat ourselves to dinner and an overnight stay. Upon check- in we found our room, did not have a fireplace, the alarm was chirping and one of the beds did...More

Thank Charlotte M
Response from rainbowranchlodge, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch LodgeResponded 28 September 2012

Dear Guest, First of all thank you for coming to visit this summer! Second, thank you for your feedback, we value what our guests have to say and take all comments seriously. AND most importantly my apologies that your stay was not what you were...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$ 197 - US$ 300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Rainbow Ranch Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Ranch Montana
United States > Montana > Gallatin Gateway
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Response from Nathan F | Reviewed this property |
I would rent a vehicle. If you're there in the winter make sure it has 4WD.
16 January 2017|
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Response from bentprop | Reviewed this property |
it's about 45 minutes to the West Yellowstone entrance an another hour or so depending on how frequently you stop. In my opinion, Old Faithful is overrated and over built. in the park, I prefer the northeast portion of the... More
16 January 2017|
Response from rainbowranch2016 | Property representative |
Hi Rhonada, We are a pet friendly Hotel! You can use either our Riverside Rooms or Pond side Deluxe style rooms. And yes, we are located 45 minutes from West Yellowstone, MT. About a 45 minute drive from our Hotel. Let... More
Room Tips
"Rooms facing the river are quieter. There was some truck noise, but not really bothersome."
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"We have a home in Big Sky so we did not stay overnight there, but everyone who did loved it!"
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"Might want to look at the river front rooms. We liked the pond side room, but people were fishing in the..."
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"Request Prairie Dog room if staying in riverside room. If you want a really nice room, stay in pondside..."
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