Lone Mountain Ranch
What We Love
- A private cabin at an authentic ranch between Big Sky Resort and Yellowstone, with breakfastStaying in a rustic cabin with its own individual theme and décor
- Relaxing with painting or yoga, or having an exhilarating rafting or snowshoeing adventure
- Sipping craft cocktails and sampling farm-to-table treats at the seasonal restaurant
- Becoming acquainted with a member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World
What To Know
- Located 40 minutes from Bozeman Airport
- Executive Chef Eric Gruber helms onsite Horn & Cantle Restaurant—one of Big Sky's favorite spots—serving locally-sourced farm-to-table dishes
- Arrange for a naturalist-guided hike, picnic, or photography expedition through Yellowstone
Authentic Lone Mountain Ranch holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and membership in Top50Ranches.com, The Dude Ranchers’ Association and National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World for its superior level of comfort and hospitality. Feast on Montana trout or farm-to-table butternut-squash-and-apple soup, paired with craft cocktails, at the seasonal restaurant or saloon, and receive a massage in a soothing wellness center, after an equally relaxing painting or yoga session.
What really sets this century-old rustic retreat apart is the sheer breadth of exhilarating outdoor activities you can enjoy upon its expansive grounds. You might mountain bike, embarking on a horseback rise, or experience Orvis-certified fly fishing in the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. And of course, there’s just as much to do off the grounds, with Big Sky Resort just 10 minutes away and Yellowstone National Park not much farther in the other direction. You’ll have no trouble getting all tired out for yet another wonderful hotel amenity: your lovely, individually decorated cabin of one or more bedrooms.
Rest up in a charming, rustic cabin, holding one or more bedrooms. Each of these accommodations boasts its own individual theme and décor, generally inspired by the local plant life and wildlife.Blue Spruce and Lodgepole cabins both feature one bedroom and one bathroom, while the Shooting Star cabin has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Your cabin will be assigned at check-in and is subject to availability.
Fill up on Chef Eric Gruber’s delicious farm-to-table fare at seasonal Horn & Cantle restaurant. This spot, which will reopen for the summer on June 4, 2017, occupies a lively and inviting dining room that also houses a bar for craft cocktails. Alternatively, hit The Saloon, which will reopen on May 17, for more casual eats and treats: Fondue with local goat cheese, chicken wings and drinks like the Huckleberry Fizz are a few.
Head to the original B-K Lodge to unwind and decompress for a bit. Acclimate to the high altitudes with Vinyasa yoga, or sign up for a Russian, Thai, Swedish, acupressure, shiatsu or sports massage. Finish off your wellness retreat with a luxurious hot-stone treatment.
There’s no shortage of ways to experience the glorious Montana outdoors at this member of Top50Ranches.com and The Dude Ranchers’ Association, especially with Big Sky Resort’s mountain just 10 minutes away. Come summer, whitewater raft, mountain bike, fly fish (the program is Orvis certified) or hike. Also be sure to horseback ride, as the ranch has kept horses for more than a century. Yellowstone is just 18 miles away, with majestic wildlife and breathtaking scenery to discover, as well as a fascinating history.
How to Get There
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Lone Mountain Ranch. It ended up being less 'rugged' and more luxurious/comfortable than we anticipated. We stayed in one of the renovated cabins and it was great, bed was comfortable, beautiful view from the front porch, all was good. A very "Montana" experience, everything you'd want from a Big Sky vacation.
A few minor complaints... we visited at the end of summer and they seemed to be a little understaffed. When we first arrived we walked into the main building and were not greeted. There appeared to be only one person on guest duties and he was tied up with a group ahead of us. We waited and waited and finally someone from the group stood up and walked near us, we asked if they were checking in? She said no they were planning their entire vacation's activities. All we needed to do was check in, luckily they finally stepped aside and let us get checked in after about 20 minutes of waiting. But couldn't someone have at least said hi to us upon arrival? It wasn't a great first impression. It's probably best if the person who coordinates guest activities (like a concierge) is separate from the person who checks people in. Or there should at least be more than one person capable of checking guests in.
Second, we were probably the quietest guests at the ranch that week. We made no noise whatsoever. There were several groups of screaming kids, large groups of people that would walk by on the trails at night, minor noise disturbances... but we brushed them aside. Strangely, on our last night we were awoken by a text message around 10:30pm from an employee at the ranch. He said he received a noise complaint from our neighbors about us and to turn the music down. First off, thanks for waking us up with an inappropriately late text. Second, music? We never played any music or made any noise whatsoever. Again, we were probably the quietest cabin on the ranch that week. It would have been prudent of the ranch to first investigate the source of the noise before disturbing us too.
We loved our time at Lone Mountain. We chose and all inclusive package which we have never done before. Accommodations and food were excellent. Our little cabin was cozy and in a perfect location to the amenities. The cabins and lodge are gorgeous and warm. We loved visiting the horses, hiking with snowshoes and even did a little cross country skiing. Also took in the sleigh ride dinner which was such a blast and very unique. Also very close to the Big Sky Ski and Snowboard Resort.
Stayed at Lone Mountain Ranch during adult week for a girls getaway. We had a blast with horseback riding, beautiful sunsets, hiking, trip to Yellowstone and singing some old tunes with the record player! The ranch went out of their way to include fun evening events. Truly enjoyed conversations with Ellen and Stephen at the Horn & Cantle. A great time! Would love to come back in the winter months. Can only imagine the beauty!
Beautiful MONTANA sunset! Thank you Ellen at Horn and Cantel for bringing this magnificent sunset to my attention! Your little grand daughter had it right when she called it “FIRE MOUNTAIN”! So glorious
Lone Mountain Ranch is both very high class and cowboy earthly. Loved the sound of the creek behind my cabin and great activities and Yellowstone Park. Well done yawl!!!
We stayed at Lone Mountain Ranch while attending a wedding on-site. It was beyond amazing! The staff at Lone Mountain was incredible. The views, food, drinks, and activities were also spectacular. The ceremony was on the ridge and I don't think you could ask for a better backdrop.