Lone Mountain Ranch: The Experience

Located in Big Sky, Montana, United States

Saddle up and discover Lone Mountain’s alpine landscapes on horseback, riding into are nature reserves such as Yellowstone National Park, the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area, and Gallatin National Forest.

Join a naturalist on a walk or hike amid the pristine Yellowstone backcountry, discovering rocky peaks, burbling creeks, and wide-open meadows—and the wildlife that calls them home.

Experience one of the country’s best cross-country skiing destinations, where more than 50 miles of meticulously groomed trails can be accessed directly from your cabin door.

Catch the rodeo when it comes to nearby Big Sky.

Enjoy a picnic with good conversation and incredible views.

Step aboard Lone Mountain’s horse-drawn sleigh for an enchanting forest ride to the remote North Fork Cabin, where a candlelit dinner awaits.

Take a trot or canter around the lodge riding arena.

Cast a line into some of Montana’s top Blue Ribbon trout streams on guided fly-fishing excursions to the world-famous Madison, Yellowstone, and Gallatin Rivers.

The lodge offers a full program of ranch- and wilderness-based activities for families.

Lone Mountain is one of the few North American dude ranches that is open during the warm- and cold-weather months, introducing guests to the magic of Montana whether it’s blanketed in snow or wildflowers. Summer is the season to venture out into the wild backcountry by foot, bike, canoe, or horseback; or to cast a line into one of the region’s Blue River trout streams. Come winter, the property is transformed into a wonderland for cross-country skiers and snowshoers, its far-reaching network of groomed trails branching out from the heart of the property into a snow-covered wilderness.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Horseback Riding
  • Fly- and Ice-fishing
  • Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, and White-water Rafting
  • Yellowstone National Park Tours
  • Rock and Ice Climbing
  • Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing
  • Downhill Skiing at Big Sky Resort
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Dogsledding
  • Oil Painting Classes
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Yoga

Food and Drink

Lone Mountain's executive chef adds a dash of whimsy to traditional Western cuisine to create innovative yet hearty dishes. All meals are assembled using the finest, local ingredients, and then made to shine with an artful preparation style. Enjoy your meals in the great dining room, at an outdoor barbecue, during a picnic with an incredible view, or in a remote cabin after a magical woodland sleigh ride. Following dinner each evening, guests and locals alike gather in the festive saloon for a nightcap, serenaded by live country music.

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