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Rainbow Ranch Main Lodge

Rainbow Ranch Lodge is located in the heart of Big Sky Country in southwest Montana. This intimate setting is situated on 7 acres and features luxury accommodations and fine dining.

Rainbow Ranch's main lobby area for guests.

Rainbow Ranch’s main lobby area for guests.

The lodge is ideally suited for girlfriend getaways, weddings and those seeking outdoor activities (hiking, horseback riding, skiing) or just simply a peaceful respite.

Gallatin River on the Rainbow Ranch property

The lodge’s close proximity to the Gallatin River makes it a perfect fly-fishing paradise. The river is well known for its rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout.

Yellowstone National Park is 12 miles south of the lodge, making it a perfect base for day trips. Big Sky Ski Resort on Highway 191 is just 5 miles north if ski hills are your thing.

Fly Fishing on Gallatin River, Yellowstone National Park

Fly Fishing on Gallatin River, Yellowstone National Park


My one-night stay in the Pondside Luxury room was an excellent tonic from a long day of travelling.  It featured a king bed with a plush-down comforter.  The room had a wood-burning river rock fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a workstation with a spacious desk, comfortable chair, and Wifi access. Perfect for catching up on work.

Bedroom at the Rainbow Ranch Resort, Montana


The adjoining bathroom is spacious and features a sauna-sized tiled shower stall.  The pièce de résistance is the deep bathtub — perfect for a good soak after a day of outdoor adventures.  The room also features his and her vanities, bathrobes, as well as separate dressing areas. Who could ask for more?

The bathroom at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge, Montana

The bathroom is stocked with high-quality Molton Brown products from London.  Quoting Condé Nast Traveller:

“Finding Molton Brown in your hotel bathroom is the mark of a fine property. You know that you’re in for a good stay.”

Now that’s impressive.

Milton Brown bath products at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge

The Trout Pond just outside the Luxury rooms.

The Trout Pond just outside the Luxury rooms.

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For information about Rainbow Ranch Lodge: 

Rainbow Ranch Lodge
42950 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, Montana
Telephone: (406) 995-4132

Rates start at $175+.  Four types of rooms exist: Pondside Suite, Pondside Luxury, Riverside Rooms, and Pondside Deluxe.  An onsite spa facility is available for guests to book services to relax and rejuvenate.

Fine Dining Restaurant is located in the main lodge. Read the interview with Executive Chef Jake Irwin.

NOTE:  My visit to Rainbow Ranch Lodge was arranged by Visit Montana Tourism.  All opinions expressed in this article are my own.