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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed here on our road trip through Montana. Couldn't have picked a better hotel for the area. The room was very romantic with a fireplace. We loved the hot tub to relax after dinner. And the breakfast included in the hotel was excellent. Two complaints... the restaurant and bar was closed for the season. There were no notices on... More 

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

Hello there! Thank you for the 5 star review!!! I apologize for our restaurant being closed for the season. Unfortunately, that is something all of the hotels do in this area during off season months because of the decrease in business levels. We do however let all of our guests know about this in our reservation confirmation email. However you... More 

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51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The room is beautiful, with rustic classy decoration, all wood. Has it's own fireplace and an amazing view to the nature. Big bathroom with tube and shower and lots of details. Totally recomended and the price is good. Too bad the restaurant was closed for season because it would have been great to have breakast in its beautiful dining room/terrace.... More 

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Thank María José C
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Maria! Thank you for the 5 star review! Being here, within nature is absolutely breathtaking and relaxing. I am glad you had a nice time here and we look forward to having you as our guest sometime soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful resort. Loved our pond side luxury suite for our honeymoon. Enjoyed being out of the hussle of town. Our view was excellent and a short walk to the river. Bathroom showers and spa tub was amazing and relaxing.

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

Hi Jessica, Thank you so much for the 5 stars!!!! Those lower pond side rooms are my absolute favorite! I'm glad you enjoyed staying here and I hope to see you back here soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Virginia
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I traveled to The Rainbow Ranch Lodge from Jackson WY by way of Yellowstone National Park. The Ranch is 45 min. from the West entrance. I love the location of our suite on the banks of the Gallatin river. I went to sleep listening to the sound of rushing water. This lodge is just beautiful with rustic... More 

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

Hi There, Thank you for the 5 star review! I am guessing you stayed in one of our Riverside Rooms and they are quite charming. Sitting by the fire, while listening to the river in the background, couldn't be any more relaxing. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to see you and your husband... More 

Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful, relaxing and beautiful stay. I could only get a reservation for one night due to availability, but have a beautiful lux room with a view of the pond and barn. Such a pampered sort of stay. To anyone who thinks this is dated, go down the road and stay in West Yellowstone if you want to... More 

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

Hi Gracey, Thank you so much for your review! I couldn't agree with you more. We are listening to our guests and are updating our rooms slowly but surely to provide a fantastic guest experience. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and as you already know, its a much different experience then staying somewhere in West Yellowstone!... More 

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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights after doing some history on it. Its a beautiful place but rooms are a little dated, bathroom sink had a crack in it and couch was like a brushed velour ? They do give u really good cookies at night and the bed was wonderful ! Why 3 stars? The breakfast was like a... More 

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Thank SweetTea101
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There! I am sorry for your last experience with us. As I am sure you can tell by most of our reviews, we strive to give an unforgettable Montana experience to our guests. I would love for you to contact me directly so I can learn more about you last stay with us. Thank you for your review, this... More 

Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A "Big Mahalo" to Joe & entire staff for making our stay comfortable & cozy. This picturesque resort right on the Gallatin River is a perfect place for relaxation and celebration's. Fly fishing at the on site pond & catching our first rainbow trout was thrilling and exciting. Our Kid's (Antonio 15 yrs & Jodi-Ann 13 yrs) loved the homemade... More 

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

Mahalo Kim! It was a pleasure having you and your family here. I love when guests like yourselves can experience the beauty and tranquility of Rainbow Ranch and the surrounding area. Those cookies are amazing aren't they! Have a great winter and Ill pray for a good swell season for all of you ;). Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Gainesville, Florida
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The service, rooms and amenities were great. The included breakfast was inadequate. But dont let the breakfast determine whether you stay or not. The property and other amenities make up for it. Our room on the river included a real fireplace. The outdoor patio with the river running within 100 feet was supreme. We went to the outdoor hot tub... More 

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

Hi There! Thank you so much for the great review! We here at The Rainbow Ranch are consonantly evaluating our guest's experience and will use you this to better serve you in the future. I hope you have an amazing fall, and I hope you can make your way out here again sometime soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Savannah, Georgia
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great long weekend for a nephew's wedding. Accomodations were rustic, clean and comfortable. Our room had 2 rooms (Golden Eagle) with a queen and flat screen in each. Great veranda looking at the Gallatin Mountains. Having coffee on the veranda one morning, from the Keurig provided, one morning and an osprey went by with a big fish he... More 

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

Hi There! Thank you for the 5 star review! I am glad you had a great time here celebrating a fantastic wedding with your family. Enjoy your fall, and we look forward to hearing form you sometime soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in Golden Eagle, a 2-bedroom suite. Beautiful stone, wood burning fireplace. Comfy deck and pretty views. It was so peaceful I almost didn't want to go to Yellowstone, which is why we were there. Good free breakfasts in spacious, attractive dining areas. We never got back in time for Happy Hour, unfortunately. Only minus was the... More 

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

Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We did take care of that water issue and thank you for bringing it to our attention. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you think of us if you travel this way again. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

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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 Road, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730
Region: United States > Montana > Big Sky > Gallatin Gateway
Price Range: €148 - €253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rainbow Ranch Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Rainbow Ranch Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Hotel Gallatin Gateway
Rainbow Ranch Montana
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“Rooms in front of pond were gorgeous but could hear the people walking around the upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Wetoutwest, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing the river are awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles pars1082, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were great.”
 of 5 bubbles jimnphyllisw_13, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just say no to the Moose room”
 of 5 bubbles guyd394, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms along the river were awesome - had our window opened all night and listened to the Gallatin river.”
 of 5 bubbles 708jeffj, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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