Rainbow Ranch Lodge
Travel Blogs from Gallatin Gateway
We were on the road out of Slough Creek by 5:45. Found the wolf watchers at one of the first overlooks heading into Lamar Valley. Two of the watchers were Doug and Kathie and we joined the other onlookers who were there. Doug had a grizzly with cub briefly in his scope that we got to see. Commented about some of the new names for areas that were not marked on the map Northern Tier of Yellowstone that can be bought in Silver Gate. Doug ...
... to take a shower.
Day 15 - Yosemite day 2
When the alarm clock goes off at 5.30 I really want to throw it out the window. We leave at 6 (critters wake up way too early!) and will have breakfast on the bus.
For the record: Trying to fill a cup of coffee and then drinking it on a bus while driving and simultaneously trying to handle your breakfast makes juggling look really simple. Somehow I manage, even though I can't juggle. Not going to ...
... because it's such beautiful landscape. I guess they've been dealing with fire issues just like we have. The sky cleared up once we got over the continental divide, but still not super clear.
At sunset we were entering Yellowstone, and I was able to get a quick shot of the landscape - looks like tomorrow will be a beautiful day in the park!
... contract workers for KOA campgrounds. They choose a campground to work for all summer in exchange for a salary and free rent at the campground. He does maintenance work and his wife works in the office. They stay until Oct 1, then go to work for Amazon (for the Christmas rush) in Tennessee until the last week of December. Then they go to Florida to work for another campground and then choose another campground to work for the ...
... in at Yellowstone and about 20 different varieties of fish to be caught. However, many other lakes have no fish in them for many reasons: high mineral content, no inlet/outlet, high temperature, etc. However, they are very pretty to look at - especially if they are the deep aqua blue color.
Next site to see was Mammoth Hot Springs. This is a large hydrothermal area where limestone is deposited by the hot springs into rock that forms the terraces ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Rainbow Ranch Lodge Gallatin Gateway
I'll admit I have some mixed feelings about this property. These center mainly around value for price paid, because the property itself is very, very nice. Room rate was $285.00/night. Maybe I'll just list pros and cons:
My husband and I spent three days at the Rainbow Ranch at the end of July. The rooms are large and very well maintained. The porch overlooking the river is wonderful. We were able to go horseback riding right from the ranch. The restaurant is very good, but we ate most meals right across the street at a local restaurant. We especially liked the location of this hotel, as we could visit the Big Sky resort which is 10 minutes away or travel to Yellowstone 45 minutes away. The mountain location is both beautiful and quiet. I would highly recommend this lodge.
Big Sky Country at its best!
We visit Montana regularly and have stayed at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge on several different occasions, both during the winter and summer seasons. Everything about the facility is extraordinary. The elegant western ambiance, well appointed rooms, world class gourmet restaurant, the scenic views of the mountains and the Gallatin River, and the unparalleled service and attention to detail by the staff truly makes the Rainbow Ranch a gem of the west. The Rainbow Ranch is without question a five star facility.
Retreat to a paradise in the mountains
I have never been to a place more beautiful, serene, or relaxing in my travelling experiences. It does not matter if a person visits in the summer or winter, there is definitely no place like it.
Best Vacation Ever
My experience at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge was unlike any other I have had. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious, and the food was outstanding. The best part, however, was the service. Eveyone there did their part to make sure my every desire was met. Thank You, for a wonderful experience.
It's The People!
While the beauty of RR is breath taking, it's the service that really sets this little gem apart from the rest of the field.
Both summer and winter, my stays there have been spectacular!
Staying at the Rainbow Ranch can be anything you want a vacation to be.
Fantastic Vacation Resort
Our stay at the Rainbow Ranch was one we will never forget. The setting is just incredible, beautiful mountains and the famous Gallatin River.
Our room was very spacious and comfortable with a fireplace and relaxing private deck. Drinks in the lounge with the huge stone fireplace and gourmet meals in the five star dining room are just an experience beyond words. The wine cellar is something to behold and the staff will make you feel at home from the first minute you arrive until you leave. We hope to go back soon, don't miss this one!
The Rainbow Ranch is the most incredible vacation I have ever experienced. The beauty of the area and the lodge are beyond words. If you are looking for a truly relaxing vacation where you can hear the Gallatin River flowing and enjoy being nestled away in the spectacular mountains surrounding the lodge, the Rainbow Ranch is the place. The staff, restaurant and rooms are all wonderful. What a treat to have a glass a wine with the rock fireplace crackling in the background, while getting ready to dine in the fabulous 5 star restaurant right in the lodge and don't forget to check out the wine cellar.
We stayed at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge in Big Sky, MT for five nights. The accomodations were very attractive but not spacious enough. The setting was gorgeous on the Galatin River, but our "private" deck was not private or comfortable. The restaurant featured delicious gourmet meals. The staff at the lodge was friendly and helpful, so the service was great....But overall, the accomodations were definitely overpriced, and because of this we would never stay there again!