Lone Mountain Ranch: The Experience

Located in Big Sky, Montana, United States

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.

Join a naturalist on a tour of Yellowstone National Park’s geothermal wonders.

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

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

Catch the rodeo when it comes to nearby Big Sky.

Stretch out long summer evenings with after-dinner lawn games.

Soak in the serenity of the Yellowstone backcountry during an outdoor yoga session.

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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