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Very Good 318 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Living A River Runs Through It fantasies casting into the stocked fly-fishing pond
  • A corral with knowledgeable wranglers and miles of horse trails to explore
  • Great restaurant in new main lodge

What To Know

  • The spa has a great staff, but it’s a one-roomer and can pick up some noise from the road
  • It’s best to rent a car, as the lodge is fairly isolated
  • Call ahead to schedule snowmobiling, skiing, horseback riding, rafting or fishing trips after you book your stay
  • This isn’t the place for those who require constant entertainment


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

When you stay at Rainbow Ranch Lodge in Big Sky, you’ll be close to Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. This lodge is within the vicinity of Soldiers Chapel and Big Sky Town Center.

Stay in one of 19 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Rainbow Ranch Lodge
42950 Gallatin Rd.
Big Sky, MT 59730 United States


4.5 Very Good 318 Reviews
Right on the river
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not an easy place to locate at night, but even though we arrived late after the office was closed, we found an envelope with our name and one of the lodge employees who was leaving for the night gave us some assistance. The room was spacious and comfortable, and allowed our teenager to have his own room. Did not get clean coffee cups for day two, but they also allowed us to check out earlier than planned without a charge. Overall a very nice stay- and don't miss the restaurant! Creative and delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere.

Great choice in the valley
Reviewed 2 months ago

We spent three nights here while skiing at Big Sky and it was perfect for three adults and a dog. Our room (Big Horn) was actually two rooms with a bath and closet in between, and a door for privacy, plus a balcony overlooking the river. The hot tub is an infinity pool large enough for several couples to enjoy without feeling crowded. The lodge provides a full, hot breakfast that was pretty good (aside from the glutinous oatmeal). If you're lucky, you'll get biscuits and whiskey gravy made with both sausage and bacon. One tip: If you're in a front-side room as we were, put the heaviest sleepers in the bedroom facing the road. Truckers seem to have no compunction about hitting their air brakes at 3 a.m. Other than that, we had a wonderful stay.

Best of the West!
Reviewed 2 months ago

A welcoming, really elegant Lodge. Too good to call it a motel. Beautiful blond wood construction, cozy rooms, a great lodge. While my family skied at Big Sky, I had the chance to immerse myself in the Lodge and its offerings. A nice complimentary breakfast (biscuits and gravy the best I've had), and all day coffee bar. The Hot tub was right around the corner from our room. Attractive and a fireplace to boot. Taylor and Kelsey kept the friendly attention coming. At night, the landscape was attractively lit, showing off the trees and grounds. The best restaurant in the area, too. A wonderful stay. We hope to be back!

Streamside cabin
Reviewed 2 months ago

Wonderful getaway on the banks of the Gallatin river. The hottub was a bit of a walk, but was designed to be like an infinty pool. The water is constantly fresh. Excellent views from hot tub. We had a fireplace, but the wood was too green to burn. We ate mushroom brushetta in the bar. It was fantastic! The happy hour was a great value. Lots on interesting items on the menu.

Montana Gem!
Reviewed 3 months ago

In search of great snow we decided on Big Sky, Montana and booked Rainbow Ranch Lodge a few days before traveling. What a jewel of a resort RRL was for our 6 night vacation. The staff was very friendly. Our room, "Prairie Dog" was extremely cozy, clean and offered all the conveniences, even a fireplace. We had a delicious dinner in the lodge's restaurant on our first night. This is not just a place to have a meal but to enjoy a dining experience. Rainbow Ranch Lodge sits on a beautiful piece of property near the river. It was a winter wonderland and can only imagine how gorgeous it is during the spring and summer. We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Rainbow Ranch Lodge!