Rainbow Ranch Lodge
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Gary began the day today by driving to a close park location which had laundry facilities as several of us have extinguished our supply of clean underwear. We got a later start than usual, but needed a slower morning. We got stuck in a bison jam again, it is slow but very cool. A Ranger joked that bison are interesting for the first 1500, but then.... but we are continually enthralled. We are spending today ...
... mud pot's (really interesting). Cheryl and I could not beleive we were walking on top of a volcano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On our way into the Old Faithful Lodge, Old Faithful Guyser went off again (twice (2) in one day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheryl did some shopping in the Lodge (who would of guesses?), the dinner menue did not look appealing so we decided to move on. ...
... the road together. He commented to us that the bear should be coming our way. What bear? Why it was another bear (possibly the one seen down in the drainage by Laura). We were walking and talking and then he said, "there it is." It was heading our way toward where we had parked our car. Fortunately, the bear did not seem to be paying any attention to us but making his way across the hillside. Of course, a ranger came up ...
... things but they need to be left behind where they were found. Everything has a story with our guide, I kinda like it. You don't realise how much history things have. If we had visited this like any other national park, we would've missed out on some cool stuff.
Continuing our trip homeward there's another stop: A moose laying down on a weird spot. Apart from speculations no one knows why. See me care, I really like the view. Where is my camera? *click*
... to get some connectivity but basically it sucks big time. I'm not even going in detail about how much **** it took just to get connected. I guess no internet for the next days, they're not getting another penny out of me. I'm already feeling detox symptoms.
Tomorrow we meet up at 8am to start our "Wolf & Bear Discovery Package"
Ow before I forget: Our mileage: 2144 (last one was 1939). 205 miles for today.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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!