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Lone Mountain Ranch

Big Sky

 Lone Mountain Ranch fly fishing vacation ranch in Big Sky Montana

Lone Mountain Ranch, located in Big Sky, Montana, consisting of 30 cabin rooms located within 20 lodges as well as a restaurant and saloon, pavilion, outdoor shop and other meeting space, spread over approximately 148 acres, with access to miles of hiking, skiing, fishing, and horseback trail riding. Originally homesteaded in 1915, the resort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the Dude Rancher’s Association. Lone Mountain Ranch was previously voted as the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America by Cross Country Skier Magazine and is an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge (Lodge of the Year winner). The ranch is also very well known for its unique activities in Yellowstone National Park; including guided hiking, fly fishing, and backcountry ski excursions. The property offers easy access to world class alpine skiing at the nearby Big Sky Resort with over 5,700 acres of skiable terrain.

Capacity: 75
Open: Winter, Fall & Summer
Altitude: 6,700 feet
Location: The Ranch is located next to the Spanish Peaks, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area. The northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park is only 18 miles south of the Ranch. The West entrance to the park is 45 miles further south at West Yellowstone, MT.
Reservations: 406-995-4644
Rates: Adults:
- Summer weekly: $2,660 -$4,840 first person. Each additional person in same cabin $2420.
- Winter weekly: $2,625 - $4,835 for first person. Each additional person in the same cabin $1,550.

- Summer weekly: Age 4-12 $2,310
- Winter weekly: Age 4-12 $2,275
Minimum Stay: One week - Summer Nightly B&B - Winter
Deposit: To book a reservation please email To guarantee your reservation, we require a 25% deposit 7+ months prior to arrival, 50% deposit 6 months prior, with remaining 50% deposit 60 days before arrival.

If you must cancel or shorten your stay, please inform us as soon as possible. If you cancel your reservation 90 days or more before your scheduled arrival, we will refund your deposit less a $500 cancellation fee per small cabin.
For cancellations within 90 days of arrival, we will retain the full deposit.
Payment: We welcome your personal check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.
Transportation: Ranch shuttle service from Bozeman, MT included in all-inclusive packages.
Travel Agents: Yes
Lodging: Lone Mountain's 24 guest accommodations are a mix of historical lodgings and newer log cabins, all constructed using locally sourced timber. The dwellings spread across the heart of the property, dotting a verdant meadow edged by pine groves. Many are set along the banks of the North Fork Creek, and some feature views of the surrounding Rockies. Each of the rustic, yet cozy lodgings has either a wood stove or stone fireplace and is styled to reflect the area's Western heritage, with hickory and log furnishings, patchwork quilts, and other artisan treasures.
Kids' Program: Lone Mountain Guest Ranch is a very special place for family vacations with children. Our Youth Adventures program operates from mid-June until Labor Day for children ages 4-18. The objective of our Youth Program is for young people to have fun while learning to appreciate nature and develop more self- confidence through planned activities and a wide variety of recreation. Activities are geared to suit the abilities and interests of each age group.

Our program lasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A day in the Youth Program may include canoeing, camping, pizza parties, pony rides for children under 6 years old (or under 44 inches tall), a climbing wall, ice cream socials, archery, animal tracking, leather crafts, face painting, horseback riding, hiking and lots of other fun activities. We also have a very popular teen program. A "teens only" backpacking overnight campout in the Spanish Peaks and van tour of Yellowstone Park are just a few of the activities in which teens participate.

* Discovery Camp for 4 - 6 year olds
* Adventure Camp for 7 - 12 year olds
* Teen Program for 13 - 18 year olds
Food/Dining: The Dining Lodge is a beautiful log building with a generously equipped modern kitchen, a log dining room with huge elk antler chandeliers and a massive stone fireplace. Our non-smoking Saloon overlooks a beautiful Aspen grove.

The Ranch Dining Lodge is a wonderfully informal and comfortable non-smoking room. The food has received accolades from guests and has been enthusiastically reviewed in many national publications.

Our dining experience is best described by our chef as a Northern Rockies adaptation of classical techniques. Menus may include venison, lamb, bison, salmon, Montana raised natural beef, tantalizing vegetarian selections, duck, pasta specials and fresh fish flown in daily. Special emphasis is made to use fresh, organic Montana products whenever feasible. Our guests often express surprise that the quality of our meals rivals that of fine dining in metropolitan areas.

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