Lone Mountain Ranch, situated on 148 acres in beautiful Big Sky, Montana, was first homesteaded in 1915 and has long been recognized as one of the premier guest ranch resorts in the country.

The property consists of 30 rooms located within 24 unique cabins as well as a the Horn & Cantle Restaurant and Saloon, Ranch Hall, Outpost, Corral, and mulitple venues for events and meetings. 

Listed on the National Registry of the Historic Places, a member National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, of the Dude Rancher’s Association, an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, and once voted the #1 Nordic ski area in North America, we offer authentic accommodations, genuine Montana cuisine, exceptional service, and a stunning array of outdoor activities. Combine these attributes with proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Resort for world-class alpine skiing, as well as Bozeman Airport, and we believe our guest experience is unlike any other in the American West.

 

Lone Mountain Ranch delivers unique and authentic experiences that are life-inspiring.

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    yes
  • Belongs to

    Dude Rancher's Association, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, ORVIS® Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge, Cross Country Ski Areas Association
  • Good time to go

    Families - Mid-June, late August - all day Outdoor Youth Adventures program. Adults - Late August to October - best time for fly fishing & kids are back in school. Skiers - Mid-December, late March. Families typically visit over the holidays, as we have several special events, and over President's Day and March.

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    Makar Properties
  • Manager(s)

    Paul Robertson
  • Address

    PO Box 160069, Big Sky, Montana, USA, 59716
  • Tel

    406-995-4644
  • Capacity

    80
  • Open

    Jan-Oct, Dec - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $500-650 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Luxury Ranch, Bed & Breakfast
  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages

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Highs

  • This ranch really has synergy, the staff enjoy working together, and that transfers over to their relationship and care for each guest – they care about every aspect of your stay
  • Yellowstone National Park is their back yard!
  • The cabins have a hint of luxury and comfort
  • An ideal ranch for families, there’s an excellent youth program: kids’ rodeos, overnight backpacking trips, ropes course, canoeing, pizza parties and a ropes course
  • An Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge, as well as being the number 1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America

Lows

  • Most horseback riding is at a walk, however there are opportunities for trots or lopes, just ask Lisa who’ll work to accommodate your requests
  • The cabins sit apart from where you park your car, but they offer a shuttle service when you arrive so you can comfortably get moved in
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    May-Oct
  • Nightly rate

    $500-650   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $500-650
  • Minimum stay

    5 days
  • Preferred arrival day

    Sat, Sun
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • Deposit Policy: To guarantee a reservation, Lone Mountain Ranch will require a 25% deposit of the total stay (including taxes) at the time of booking. Six months prior to arrival, a second deposit of 25% will be due and automatically deducted from the credit card on file. If payment was received by check or by wire transfer, an email notification will be presented. Any reservation(s) booked within 6 months will require the 50% deposit at the time of booking. The final 50% balance will be due for all reservation(s) at 60 days prior to arrival and at this time are non- refundable. Cancellation Policy: If cancellation occurs outside of 6 months prior to your date of arrival, the initial 25% deposit will be refunded less $500. Any cancellations or changes within 6 months to 60 days will forfeit 25% of the total deposit. Within those dates a credit letter may be offered for a future stay. Cancellations 60 days or less are non-refundable.
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, activities, ranch shuttle, lodging, Riding, Summer-evening programs, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, Outdoor Youth Adventures (ages 4-12), 1 Yellowstone Park Tour (with 7-night packages), Orvis® Fly-Fishing 101 class, yoga. Winter-use of 85km of XC ski trails, 30km of snowshoe trails, sleigh ride dinner, and yoga.
  • Extras

  • Tax

    3% local and 1.75% state tax
  • Gratuity

    15% of accommodations package
  • Massage

    On-site massage studio. Book appointments in the Outdoor Shop.
  • Other

    Guided fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, dog-sledding, downhill ski tickets, snowmobiling, snowcoach trips, oil painting classes, rock climbing, winter guided Yellowstone Park ski tours, downhill skiing, golf, zipline at Big Sky Resort.

Winter Season Rates & Booking  

  • Open

    Jan-Apr, Dec
  • Nightly rate

    $290-400   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $290-400
  • Minimum stay

    1 day
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • Deposit Policy: To guarantee a reservation, Lone Mountain Ranch will require a 25% deposit of the total stay (including taxes) at the time of booking. Six months prior to arrival, a second deposit of 25% will be due and automatically deducted from the credit card on file. If payment was received by check or by wire transfer, an email notification will be presented. Any reservation(s) booked within 6 months will require the 50% deposit at the time of booking. The final 50% balance will be due for all reservation(s) at 60 days prior to arrival and at this time are non- refundable. Cancellation Policy: If cancellation occurs outside of 6 months prior to your date of arrival, the initial 25% deposit will be refunded less $500. Any cancellations or changes within 6 months to 60 days will forfeit 25% of the total deposit. Within those dates a credit letter may be offered for a future stay. Cancellations 60 days or less are non-refundable.
  • Included FREE in your stay

  • meals, activities, lodging, Use of 85km groomed XC ski trails, 30km of snowshoe trails, sleigh ride dinner, evening programs
  • Extras

  • Tax

    3% local tax and 1.75% state tax
  • Gratuity

    15% of accommodations package
  • Massage

    On-site massage studio.
  • Other

    Yellowstone Park ski tours, back country ski tours, dog sledding, snowcoach trips, nordic ski lessons, downhill lift tickets, winter zipline, winter guided fly-fishing.

Environmental & Social Practices

  • Environment

  • We are a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

  • Conservation

  • The crystalline Gallatin River cuts through stunning scenery, luring fishermen, kayakers, and rafters—visitors and locals alike—to enjoy the river’s resources. Lone Mountain Ranch has partnered with the Gallatin River Task Force to help preserve water resources in the Upper Gallatin Watershed, working to ensure the health of the river and its tributaries, and preserve them for future generations.

    Since 2009, Lone Mountain Ranch has served as a stream-monitoring station for the watershed. The lodge collects data on key indicators of environmental health, such as the water flow, quality, and temperature of the North Fork—a tributary of the Gallatin. This data helps shape decisions about responsible stewardship and sustainable development, inspiring community members to protect and ensure clean and abundant water, healthy streams, fisheries, and wildlife habitats for all who treasure the iconic waterway and its surrounding watershed.

     

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

212531425058656455453124

Avg Rainfall (in):

0.90.71.41.82.92.91.41.21.81.51.10.9

Lowdown

  • Elevation

    6600 ft.
 

Nearest Airports

  • Bozeman Airport, Bozeman, Montana

  • Nearest town / city

    Bozeman, Montana
  • Distance to ranch

    48 miles
  • Time to ranch

    1 hour
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, Frontier
  • Ranch shuttle

    Complimentary transfers with inclusive packages
  • Rental car

    4x4 recommended
  • Gallatin Field, Bozeman

  • Nearest town / city

    Bozeman
  • Distance to ranch

    48 miles
  • Time to ranch

    1 hour
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express
  • Ranch shuttle

    Complimentary transfers with inclusive packages
  • Rental car

    4x4 recommended

Private Air travel

  • Nearest town / city

    Gallatin Field Airport in Bozeman, Montana
  • Travel by

    Helicopter, Airplane
  • Distance to ranch

    48 miles
  • Ranch shuttle

    Complimentary transfers with inclusive packages
  • Rental car

    4x4 recommended

Nearest Town / City

  • Bozeman, Montana

  • Population

    35,000
  • Distance

    48 miles
  • Time from ranch

    1 hour
  • Facilities

    grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum
  • Shopping

    small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, malls, western wear
  • Rental car

    Required
 

Our riding stands out

  • Very safety oriented yet fun
  • Our horses are very well cared for, and very well suited for riders of all abilities.
  • Experienced wranglers guiding small groups allows for informative and intimate rides - take in the scenery or enjoy rich conversation

Our horses

  • guest horses

    60
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft, Draft Cross, Paints, Other, Geldings, Mares

Our Riding

  • Scheduled rides

    Morning Rides run at 9am, 9:15, 9:30. Afternoon Rides run at 1:30, 1:45, 2:00. We will add an additional morning and afternoon ride should there be any special requests such as a more intermediate ride or lessons on the trail. Our lunch rides run from approximately 10am-3pm with a stop for lunch; All day rides run approximately 8:30-5pm with a stop for lunch.
  • Guided rides

    Our guided rides are mainly for guests of Lone Mountain; however, in the summer we will offer day rides to the public.

Good to know

  • Riding considerations

    225-250 lbs
  • Saddles

    Western

Lowdown

  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families Ride Together
  • Each ride is designed around a guest's ability level; however, if you have a special request, please let us know and we work to accommodate that. Families are welcome to ride together, but soon after the first day, the children are generally excited about becoming involved in our youth program. On your first day of arrival, please head down to the barn and visit with Wranglers who will answer all of your questions!
  • Max riders per ride

    8
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Each guest fills out a questionnaire before arrival; then on the first day we will visit with guests who feel like they have more experience and would like a faster-paced ride. We then set up a specific ride for this where we can assess each person's abilities – once you are assessed at a successful trot, you will be able to lope over specific trails. We are very safety conscious.

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 2 hours, Afternoon - 2 hours
  • Each of our ride options last approximately 2 hours and we have several throughout the morning and afternoon to choose from. We also offer 1/2 day and full day rides into the Gallatin National Forest.
  • Riding

    On specified trails
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    lessons come with package, basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler
  • Lessons located

    on the trail, in the arena
  • When you arrive at Lone Mountain, please come down to the barn and get any questions answered that you may have. As per request, we offer lessons on the trail or in the arena. The majority of individuals who are interested in lessons in the arena tend to be children who would like to try their first ride in a controlled environment. We are happy to teach the basics of riding and horsemanship as well as the correct seat. We will also play games on horseback with children to keep them entertained while working on particular skills and getting them comfortable with their horse. If an individual is interested in increasing his/her skill level we're happy to take the lesson one step further - for instance to teach steady hands, proper seat, leg pressure or how to sit the trot as well as the rhythm of the lope. We prefer to do most lessons on the trail to maintain interest by both the rider and horse; however, are happy to stay in the arena if a guest is more comfortable there.

Pack Trips

  • Details

    specialized outfitter, overnight trips, day trips, remote
  • Extras

    We offer custom day and overnight horsepack and fly fishing trips into the Spanish Peaks and the Gallatin National Forest.

Arena Work

  • Type

    outdoor arena
  • Activities

    barrels, pole bending, rodeo
  • Each Saturday, the entire ranch(no other rides occur during this time) enjoys a children's rodeo where kids can perform and "strut their stuff" from all they've accomplished for the week. Children can run the barrels and around the poles, they can try their hand at goat tying and also show their bravery on the "barrel ride"(very safe simulation of a bull ride!). Kids really get into the barrel ride and will raise one arm in the air like a real bull rider. The staff pulls the ropes attached to the barrel and it makes them buck all over the place! Parents are of course invited to get involved with all aspects of the rodeo if they'd like to participate with their child or just sit back in awe with how proficient their child has become.

Sample Riding Itinerary

  • Although geared more toward a beginner program, experienced riders enjoy good trots and lopes through the beautiful hills. Our program affords plenty of relaxing time horseback soaking in the scenery, enjoying good conversation and the ability to experience nature in yet another way. Guests are in awe by our beauty, peacefulness and our calm, casual rides with plenty of photo opportunities. Our wranglers are versed in the history of the ranch, the local region, and the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. 

    Please contact us for a thorough schedule. Please don't forget to ask us about our winter evening sleigh ride dinners - home made soup, molasses rolls, homemade dessert, coffee and the best yet...prime rib.


     

Setting

  • Private Land - 250-1000 (acres)

  • Enjoy riding on our 160 private acres (the original homesteaded property from 1915) to awe-inspiring peaks of the Madison Range and various other views of spectacular mountain ranges in the distance. Our Trails are groomed and maintained by our maintenance and trails program. The back corner of the Ranch borders the Gallatin National Forest and for those who would like longer rides, we can ride there towards Beehive Basin.
  • Public Land - more than 50k (acres)

  • On longer rides, we are able to ride in the Gallatin National Forest.

Whether our guests have spent their day skiing, hiking trails, fishing trout streams, or even dog-sledding, they arrive to our restaurant, Horn & Cantle with quite an appetite. For many of our guests, a love of adventure extends to their choice of cuisine. Our goal is to provide a dining experience that weaves together crafted food and drink, warm and engaging service, and an intimate social atmosphere that’s perfectly suited for a couple’s getaway or lively family gathering. Our menu is designed to awaken the tastebuds and satisfy hunger by delivering an authentic Montana culinary experience with a unique perspective. We have brought together a variety of cultures and fresh flavors inspired by local purveyors, seasonal ingredients, and classic preparations to serve you the absolute best of the old west.

Good to know

Alcohol

available for purchase

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented, Cowboy BBQ (summer), Sleigh Ride Dinner (Winter)
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, scheduled meals
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), bar & grille, lounge, private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised pork, ranch-raised chicken, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts, Our team would like to thank the following farmers and partners for their continued support of local Montana and northwest sustainability: Amaltheia Dairy, Rancho Picante Bison, MontanaTrout Culture, Yellowstone Grass Fed Beef, Prairie Harvest, Snake River Farms
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Guest Favorites

  • MAPLE BRINED HELUKA PORK CHOP: prosciutto, white cheddar grits, heirloom carrots, smoked apple & cider mustard sauce
  • BRAISED BISON SHORT RIB: potato fondue, root vegetables, gremolata, natural jus
  • “TOMAHAWK” BONE-IN RIBEYE: brocollini, potato “doughnuts,” smoked garlic, sauce béarnaise

Wine List Sample

  • Elk Cove; "Mount Richmond," Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Miner; "Oakville," Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
  • Littorai; "Charles Heintz," Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California
 

Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Eric Gruber

  • Our cuisine is inspired by the bounty of the Northwestern Rockies and takes advantage of locally produced offerings, prepared to satisfy the kind of appetite that develops after exploring the outdoors. 

Sample Menu

    SOUPS & SALADS
    • BIG SKY CAESAR SALAD
    • BABY KALE SALAD
    • BEET & GRAPEFRUIT SALAD
    • BABY SPINACH SALAD
    • BUTTERNUT SQUASH & APPLE SOUP

    SHAREABLES 

    • SMOKED ELK MEATBALLS
    • MONTANA TROUT SPREAD
    • HORN & CANTLE FONDUE
    • CEDAR PLANK MUSHROOMS
    • DEADWOOD PORK BELLY
    • ROSEMARY FLATBREAD
    • STEAK TARTARE 

    ENTREES & FEASTS

    • PICKLE-BRINED FRIED RED BIRD CHICKEN: cheddar biscuits, peppercorn honey butter, buttermilk mashed potatoes, country gravy, maple mustard drizzle
    • BRAISED BISON SHORT RIB: potato fondue, root vegetables, gremolata, natural jus
    • “TOMAHAWK” BONE-IN RIBEYE: brocollini, potato “doughnuts,” smoked garlic, sauce béarnaise
    • MUSCOVY DUCK CASSOULET: heirloom beans, leg confit, bison sausage, tasso ham, root vegetables
    • NEW YORK STEAK: wild mushroom bread pudding, smoked cipollini onions, fried kale, blue cheese demi-glace
    • VENISON TENDERLOIN: celery root horseradish puree, cranberry braised cipollini onions, crisp heirloom potatoes, black current gastrique
    • MONTANA TROUT: heirloom potato and root vegetable salad, tarragon mustard sauce
    • MAPLE BRINED HELUKA PORK CHOP: prosciutto, white cheddar grits, heirloom carrots, smoked apple & cider mustard sauce
    • PAPPARDELLE & ELK BOLOGNESE: george’s house made pasta, heirloom tomatoes, grana cheese
    • GRILLED SALMON FILET: semolina gnocchi, smoked mushrooms, parsley nage

    SIDES

    • ROSEMARY POPOVER: chive butter
    • TRUFFLED KENNEBEC FRIES: house ketchup, horseradish root aioli
    • GRILLED CAULIFLOWER STEAK: pistachio pesto, root vegetables
    • ONION RINGS: house ketchup 
    • MAC & CHEESE: four cheeses, slab bacon, english peas

     

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 3 and over



Our Outdoor Youth Adventures Program operates from mid-June until the end of August. Here, young people have fun while learning to appreciate nature and develop more self confidence through supervised activities and recreation.

Our program lasts from 9am to 5pm daily, and is for children ages 3 through 18 years old. Activities are geared to suit the abilities and interests of each age level. A day in the Youth Program may include canoeing, camping, riding, hiking, climbing wall, pizza parties, confidence course, animal tracking, leather craft and many other fun activities.

We also have a very popular teen program. A "teens only" tour of Yellowstone Park and a backpack trip into the Spanish Peaks are just a few of the activities in which teens participate.

Detailed Activities

  • Arts & Crafts

    coloring, sketching, animal tracking, leather working and nature crafts.
  • Activities

    High and low ropes course, canoeing, confidence course, archery, climbing wall, bug collelcting, horse play day, teen mountain biking and fly casting
  • Games

    scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, soccer, volleyball, Field games
  • Riding based activities

    pony rides, arena riding, trail riding, rodeo

The Ranch was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. In 1915, Clarence Lytle homesteaded the current property as a working ranch. Under the Forest Homestead Act of 1906, a claim was 160 acres. The requirements were U.S. citizenship (single women were allowed) and the claim had to be placed in the claimants own name. The filing fee was $10, and claimants had to live on the land for five years, make improvements, and raise a crop. Because of the high elevation here, the crop was almost always wild hay.

Fred Butler, a Chicago paper mill tycoon, bought the Ranch in 1926 for $50 an acre. Butler, his wife and daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Don Kilburn, built the first buildings, which have been so well maintained that they are still in use today.

In 1946, the Ranch was sold and operated as a boy’s camp. It was the first place in Montana to install underground electricity in 1948. Through successive years, the Ranch was a logging operation and cattle ranch. When guest ranching became popular in the area and Yellowstone a popular destination, the Ranch became a well respected guest ranch, drawing visitors from all over the world.

Sometime in the early 1950’s the Ranch was purchased by Don Corcoran of Minnesota and he used the Ranch to run a logging operation. Due to the large number of families living on the Ranch at the time, the B-K and Hilltop cabins (as we know them today) were converted into schoolhouses for the children.

In 1955, the logging operation abruptly ended and Jack and Elaine Hume purchased the Ranch and successfully ran it as a dude ranch/ hunting and fishing camp. They were the first ones to refer to the Ranch as Lone Mountain Ranch.

In 1962, Sam and Florence Smeding purchased the Lone Mountain Ranch and continued its long tradition in western hospitality. Much like today, the Smedings would greet their guests in Bozeman and bring them back to the Ranch for a week of horseback riding and other adventures.

In the early 1970’s, the late newscaster, Chet Huntley, along with Chrysler, Conoco and several other large corporations purchased the Ranch. The “Ranch at Big Sky,” as it was referred to, was used as their headquarters for the development of Big Sky resort and as a place to entertain possible investors.

In 1977, the Ranch at Big Sky was put up for sale and anyone wishing to be considered was required to submit a proposal for consideration. Bob and Vivian Schaap had plans to run the Ranch as a cross country ski and guest ranch operation. With year round plans, they were selected and soon acquired Lone Mountain Ranch. For over 30 years, the Schaaps established a successful summer and winter guest ranch, welcoming guests from all over the world and providing them with quality adventures in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and exceptional customer service.

As many of the owners of the Ranch have done for close to 100 years, we provide the finest in guest ranch vacations with unforgettable experiences and unparalleled service.


 

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    1915
  • Guest ranch since

    1927

Our Staff

  • Genuine friendliness
  • Interest in the area and activities
  • Interest in providing exceptional guest experiences
  • We have 8 wranglers on our staff, aged 22 to 34

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Owner Info

  • Owner - Makar Properties

  • Languages spoken

    english

Our Managers

  • Manager - Paul Robertson

  • Hometown

    Princeton, NJ
  • With ranch since

    2014
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Paul Robertson is honored to join the team at Lone Mountain Ranch. Paul graduated with a degree in Biological Conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Having worked on guest ranches for over 20 years, Paul is passionate about hospitality, the American West, and most of all, his family . In 1992, while working in Wyoming, he met his wife, Susannah. They moved to Montana in 2002 where they are raising two daughters, Sophie and Georgia. Paul completed his Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell in 2013. His professional goal is to continue the rich tradition of Lone Mountain Ranch by providing the impeccable and personalized service our guests have come to expect. 

Our Wranglers

  • Wrangler - Patrick McVey

  • Age

    34
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Head Wrangler

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Cabin | Small Cabin$500-$650$210-$550

    • Description

      Small cabins are cozy one room log cabins with pine furnishings, featherbeds and patchwork quilts, make it your home away from home. All small cabins have a private bath, wood stove, electric heat and a porch for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Montana landscape. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
    • Rooms

      1
    • Max occupancy

      2
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, fridge, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Large Cabin$500-$650$295-$650

    • Description

      Large cabins are cozy log cabins with a living room, bath and (2) bedrooms, all with log furnishings, western decor, featherbeds and patchwork quilts. Large cabins have either a wood stove or fireplace, private bath and electric heat. All cabins have a porch or deck for relaxing and enjoying the incredible mountain views. Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      5
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, fridge, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Douglas Fir House$500-$650$295-$550

    • Description

      The Douglas Fir House is a log cabin that sits up on the ridge overlooking the Ranch and the surrounding mountains. There is a large living room with wood stove, a full kitchen, 3 private bedrooms, each with a queen bed, one room with (2) single beds, a loft with a queen size futon, 2 private baths with shower/ tub combination, a sauna, washer/ dryer and wrap around porch with beautiful views of the mountains. Rates based on quad occupancy.
    • Rooms

      6
    • Max occupancy

      9
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, crib, hair dryer, seating area, washer / dryer
  • Lodge | Ridgetop Lodge Room$500-$650$290-$550

    • Description

      The luxurious Ridgetop Lodge sits on the ridge overlooking the Ranch and the surrounding mountains of southwest Montana. There are six rooms in the lodge, (5) with a king size bed and a single bed and (1) with a queen size bed and a single bed. Each bedroom has a private bath with shower, sitting area, featherbed, patchwork quilt and log pine furnishings. The Lodge has a Great room on the main floor with a wet bar area, floor to ceiling windows with incredible views of Lone Peak, plenty of couches for relaxing and access to a wrap around por
    • Rooms

      6
    • Max occupancy

      12
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      mini-bar, fridge, crib, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, wood fireplace, washer / dryer
    • Entertainment

      tv, dvd, cable / satellite tv, hot tub

Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • telephone
  • Business Services

    • Conference center
    • computer and fax hookups
    • printers
    • common computer
    • Cell Networks

      • AT&T
      • verizon
      • Sprint, T-Mobil

Additional Services

  • Spa

    relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments.
  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of 40-50. End of March, early April, May, early June, and Mid to late September, early October and early December for groups of 20-50 people. Meetings can be held in Ridgetop Lodge and our B-K guest lounge.
  • Weddings

    We can cater for groups of 50-75. Customized to type and season

Onsite

Shopping

  • Outdoor Shop open daily 8am-5pm with the latest western wear, Montana made gifts, candy, soaps, jewelry, Nordic gear and clothing, outdoor wear, jackets, t-shirts, sweatshirts, kids games and gifts and more!

Outdoor Activities

  • climbing
  • mountain biking
  • Yoga
  • Golf - 18 hole course
  • campouts
  • wagon rides
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, guided Yellowstone Park trips

Water based Activities

  • river floating
  • whitewater rafting-adventure
  • Winter Activities  

    • cross-country skiing
    • snowmobiling
    • down hill skiing
    • snowshoeing
    • Additional Activities

      • Horseback riding, canoeing, sea kayaking, fly fishing, guided hikes, Back country ski tours into Yellowstone, Snowcoach trips into Yellowstone

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Rain coats
 

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

    fly, river, lake, stream, equipment available, guided non-inclusive, instruction available, BYO equipment
  • Lone Mountain Ranch was voted Orvis Lodge of the Year and on staff are (2) Orvis guides of the year.  With the largest concentration of blue ribbon trout streams, our guests are able to access the most consistent and rewarding trout water in the region.
     

  • Wildlife and birding

  • Moose, Elk, Deer, Coyote. Sandhill Cranes, Owls, Marmots, Ermine, Squirrels, Snowshoe Hares,Foxes,Chipmunks

Offsite Activities

  • Ranch shuttle is included in stays of 4 nights or more from Bozeman Airport.

    Off ranch activities include golf, skeet shooting, white water rafting, oil painting classes, photography tours, dog sledding, downhill skiing and rock climbing.

Local Attractions

  • We've only highlighted attractions that may add to your stay!
  • Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman

  • Nationally renowned for paleontological research and other exhibits.
  • Distance

    48 miles
  • Time from ranch

    1 hour
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns

  • Underground caverns with guided tours
  • Distance

    60 miles miles
  • Time from ranch

    1 hour 15 mins

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