Lone Mountain Ranch
Montana, The Rockies, United States of America
At a Glance
Set in 148 acres of meadows, pine forests and crystalline rivers, the ranch provides an authentic adventure in the wilderness of Montana
A year-round destination, Lone Mountain Ranch features world-class Nordic skiing, horseback riding with experienced wranglers, fly-fishing, biking and snowshoeing, to name but a few
27 traditional log cabins are dotted throughout the ranch, offering accommodation options for families, friends and couples
Enjoy the superb farm-to-table dining and friendly atmosphere of the Horn and Cantle restaurant and happy hour at The Saloon
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Spring and Fall enjoy mild days and cool nights whilst the summer months from June to August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Peak time at the ranch is June through to end of August. Winter is marked by crisp days and cold evenings, with snowfall creating a winter wonderland.
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Lone Mountain Ranch offers an authentic Yellowstone adventure amongst the wildernesses of this spectacular national park. Its 27 log cabins nestle in the pine forests and meadows, affording a private escape with a wealth of outdoor activities.
Homesteaded over 100 years ago, Lone Mountain Ranch is well versed in crafting authentic outdoor adventures that make the most of the pristine wildernesses on its doorstep. With 27 unique log cabins dotted across 148 acres, it offers accommodation options to suit families, couples and groups of friends looking to explore the vast open plains, cross-country ski tracks, fly fishing, horseback riding and the geological wonders of Yellowstone National Park.
The hand built cabins, many of them dating back to the early days when Lone Mountain was established as cattle and horse ranch, exude the romance of the pioneer spirit. Traditional in design, with a home-from-home style, the log cabins offer one, two, four or six bedrooms, and feature wood stoves and a decked seating area, ideal for enjoying the breathtaking scenery just outside the door.
Offering farm-to-table dining with dishes crafted from local produce by a renowned chef, meal times at Lone Mountain Ranch are an occasion to savour. Enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Horn and Cantle restaurant, which serves up hearty home-cooked dishes in casual, cosy surrounds, or try one of the ranch’s signature dining experiences, including the Sleigh Ride dinner from December to March. Settle in for an evening in The Saloon, which features regular live music nights, or simply cosy up in front of the wood stove in your cabin and enjoy the spectacular stargazing offered by the vast Montana skies.
Both a summer and winter destination, Lone Mountain Ranch is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with a wealth of activity on its doorstep. Join the experienced wranglers to explore the vast landscape on horseback, or fish for brown, blue ribbon rainbow and brook trout in the crystalline waters of the Madison and Gallatin Rivers. Join naturalist guides to discover the bubbling landscape of Yellowstone or simply soak in the tranquillity of the countryside with yoga and massage treatments at the ranch. In the winter the landscape transforms into a snowy wonderland, with 85km of maintained trails that have seen the ranch voted Cross Country Skier magazine’s number one Nordic ski destination in North America. The ranch is only 10 minutes from the Big Sky Resort, with 5,700 acres of terrain and an average of 400 inches of annual snowfall, or trek across the 30km of snowshoe trails that meander through the ranch.
Lying just 18km from the north-western border of Yellowstone National Park, 50-minutes drive from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and set on 148 acres of stunning Montana countryside, Lone Mountain Ranch is ideally located for families and couples looking to enjoy the superb range of activities offered by this landscape.
With 27 authentic, hand-built log cabins dotted across 148 acres of land, Lone Mountain Ranch offers accommodation options to suit most requirements. Whether travelling as a family, in a group of friends or as a couple, the one, two, four and six bedroom cabins can accommodate all. Each individually designed, they offer a cosy, homely escape with wood stoves for the winter months and decked seating areas from which to enjoy the picturesque setting in the summer. Complimentary WIFI in the rooms and public areas keeps you connected, and the cabins feature one or two bathrooms with bathtubs or tiled showers.
Children are welcome at Lone Mountain Ranch, and a number of the cabins are ideally suited to families travelling with children. The ranch also offers the Outdoor Youth Adventure program for children from 4-12 with activities from bug-collecting to sketching, archery to canoeing. This is available from June to August.
After a day spent exploring the great outdoors, flying fishing in pristine rivers, snowshoeing across virgin snow or horseback riding through meadows, the ranch offers two dining options, alongside a range of signature dining experiences. Head to the lively Saloon for happy hour to warm up with a cocktail, or feast on classic Western dishes made from sustainable, local ingredients. With a social atmosphere and warm, welcoming service, the Horn and Cantle restaurant combines exquisite dishes with a casual, friendly ambience. Yoga and massage treatments are offered by the ranch to ease tired muscles and enhance the relaxation already offered by the tranquil landscape, fresh country air and wide-open spaces.
Location & directions
Montana, The Rockies, United States of America
Lone Mountain Ranch is located in Big Sky, Montana, just a 50-minute drive from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. It is 18km from the north-western border of Yellowstone National Park and only 10-minutes from the ski runs of Big Sky Resort.
How to get there
The nearest airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, the resort is a 40-minute transfer from the airport.
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