You can choose your season to stay in Montana at Lone Mountain Guest Ranch. From cross country skiing and horse-drawn sleigh rides in the winter, to horseback riding and day trips to Yellowstone National Park in the spring, summer and fall, there’s no shortage of things to keep you busy in Big Sky.
I’m an equestrian, so summer is my favorite time of year to visit Montana. Stepping off the airplane in Bozeman, my lungs inhaled the fresh mountain air. I took advantage of the Saturday shuttle pickup from the airport to bring me to the guest ranch. Once at Lone Mountain Ranch, I was shown to Bald Eagle cabin. As I climbed into my queen bed that evening, I nodded off to sleep while listening to the sounds of the stream behind the cabin.
Families were top of mind when it came to designing the Lone Mountain Ranch experience. With the all-inclusive program, parents don’t have to cook meals or make beds. Better yet, the kids will truly enjoy the youth program with pony and horse rides, ropes courses, archery and art projects. The children love to show off their riding abilities toward the end of the week with a kid-friendly rodeo and barbeque lunch.
While Lone Mountain Ranch is not a luxury resort with a swimming pool and spa, the Gallatin River is nearby, offering excellent opportunities for blue ribbon fly fishing, rafting and river fun. I might add that I had one of the best massages from Nicki in a private room in the B Bar K guest lounge.
Meals are served in the dining room, buffet style for breakfast with cook-to-order options available, and lunches are packed for the days activities. Evening meals include starters, soups and salads, as well as a main course and dessert selected from the daily menu. The chef uses local Montana products whenever possible.
Log cabin options range from one room cabins to duplexes and family cabins. The six bedroom Ridgetop Lodge and the historic Douglas Fir house offer larger accommodations for multi-generational travel and groups.
Adult rates (children & teens different pricing) range from $1,850 – $3,400/ week and include a four night minimum, depending on the season. Check the website for current prices.
Review and photos by Equine Writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Lone Mountain Ranch