The best Montana has to offer, some would say, is tucked between the Montana Rockies, rivers and grasslands, and only 40 minutes from the Bozeman Airport, at Lone Mountain Ranch. There’s no shortage of reasons guests from all over the world and generations of families visit Montana, and have made some of their favorite memories at the Ranch. Offering a truly authentic and beautifully curated experience has allowed the Ranch to give travelers a taste of the best of Yellowstone Country for over 100 years.
“Warm and welcoming hospitality to all “ has been Lone Mountain Ranch mantra since its conception. Accolades confirm a memorable experience; rated the #1 destination in North America by Cross Country Skiing Magazine, and voted “Best Family Ranch” by Top 50 Ranches.
The Ranch has taken on many forms since it was first homesteaded in 1915 as a working cattle and hay cutting ranch. In more recent years, the Ranch became headquarters for a group of influential figures and investors planning and developing the town of Big Sky, where the Ranch is located. Because of their planning, Big Sky is today a thriving community. Lone Mountain Ranch prides itself on having “a seat at the table for the early days of Yellowstone Park, the formation of the town of Big Sky, the evolution of ranching and logging in the Northern Rockies and the preservation of this spectacular wilderness.”
Whether fulfilling cowboy ambitions, adventuring outdoors, or relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty, travelers seeking a true Montana experience continue to flock to the Ranch. For more information on current travel policies due to Covid, be sure to check out their website for most up to date announcements: https://lonemountainranch.com/
Legendary outdoor activities occur all year-round. Summer months include horseback riding, fly fishing and all-access tours of Yellowstone Park with lodge naturalists, hiking, golf, and shopping. In winter come for snowshoeing, dog sledding, downhill skiing, and over 80 miles of world class Nordic trails. Do not miss the popular sleigh ride dinner to North Fork Cabin. A truly magical experience being pulled by a horse drawn sleigh through the trees, under the stars, and arrive at an oil-lantern-lit cabin for a family style dinner while listening to live music. Of course the saloon also offers live western music, and for early risers sign up for Yoga in the guest lounge.
The Ranch has maintained and restored some of its original property, making each cabin unique and true reflection of the West. Offering accommodations for an intimate romantic getaway, or large friend or family gathering (up to 18), the multiple private cabins on site have something for everyone. The decor strikes a balance between modern comfort and authentic ranch; think rustic luxury. The breathtaking views, and natural surroundings provide an ideal base for your daily adventures. A an insider tip: guests returning to the ranch typically request to stay in the “Bald Eagle” – an ideal location to feel the soft breeze through the windows or get lost in the sound of the nearby running waters all year long.
After a day of adventuring, you will definitely have worked up an appetite. And the food on the Ranch will not disappoint! The Ranch has a deep commitment to locally sourced, farm-to-table menu, which is why the food is one of the best things about visiting. Add in warm and engaging service, and the ideal western vibe, and you’ll wish this could be your daily dining experience. Executive Chef Eric Gruber has made a name for himself in national culinary circles, and he ensures the food and flavors reflect true Montana heritage. Both Horn & Cantle and The Saloon are located directly on the property and offer an intimate but lively atmosphere that is perfect for couples, families, and groups. And the best part is, it’s just an easy, beautiful walk back to your cabin after your meal. The breakfast buffet was one of Bellevue Lifestyle’s favorite meals of the day, and guarantee it will keep you full and satisfied as you head off on your day. We also recommend choosing the “Discovery Package” for your stay, where all three meals, tax and tip, are included. It feels even more like carefree vacation, when you can walk in and out of dining with no need to your wallet or purse.
“Warm and welcoming hospitality to all" has been Lone Mountain Ranch mantra since its conception.