by Kristin Franks
For a true ranch experience, spacious family accommodations and a cozy and comfortable stay head to the Lone Mountain Ranch in Yellowstone Country. This mountain guest ranch offers a mix of cabin sizes ranging from small to large along with roomy family homes and lodges.
The ranch offers a wide variety of seasonal activities as well as Yellowstone National Park trips and guided hikes. Enjoy horseback riding, fly-fishing, biking hiking and kayaking in the summer. Kids of all ages can enjoy outdoor youth adventures and programs from pony rides and horseback riding to animal tracking and camping. Teens can camp out overnight in the mountains or enjoy van tours of Yellowstone National Park. In the winter, families can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, ski tours and sleigh ride dinners. Take a trip to Yellowstone National Park and enjoy the beautiful winter scenery, or visit Big Sky and Moonlight Ski Resorts, located only six miles away.
The ranch offers family BBQ’s and kids rodeos, as well as onsite family dining at the lodge. Ranging from pastas to lamb, duck and vegetarian selections this place has it all. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.
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- Cabins and lodges
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- Summer and winter activities including skiing and horseback-riding
by Areta K
We just returned from a wonderful trip with our adult children. The location is spectacular, the food is absolutely amazing (redefines phenomenal farm to table everything, and dinners are not skimpy) and the cabins comfortable. The atmosphere and staff are wonderful - the staff is very attentive to any request you make and very helpful. As others have attested to, the cabins are very comfortable with amenities like plush bath robes and warm duvets. The fireplaces or stoves in the rooms are a nice touch, although if you are not familiar with starting a good draft for the fire, the small rooms can get smoky. The sleigh ride dinner is NOT to be missed. Food and atmosphere fabulous and the horses and sleighs are spectacular. A few things to be aware of - as others noted the walls are paper thin. We shared a 2 cabin building with our children and were glad they were our children - there is no real privacy in those. Also, the reservations agent stated that all paths are cleared and walkable between your cabin and the dining room,main building, and other areas - this is NOT TRUE. You need to walk a cross the cross country trails that have at least 2 feet of snow on it. No steps up or down. You make your way up and down and hope not to fall. No short cuts anywhere to go around it, and if you go off of any path you risk sinking thigh deep in snow as I found out. The paths that are there between the cabins are not paved, but rock gravel, which this time of year means tons of muddy walks in the afternoon, and a glaze of ice in the mornings. Not bad if you know to bring boots to walk around in with those conditions. The staff thankfully delivers your luggage to the cabin. The dining area and bar and outside deck are a jewel - one could stay there for hours and just birdwatch. We had a car and did ski at big sky 4 of the 6 days. There is NO hot tub on site, and that would be a very welcome addition. We will consider going back, but only for 3-4 days. It’s just too hard getting around in the snow and slush of winter to and from your cabin. You can not park your car near the cabin, but must leave it down in the parking lot. Not a bad thing, but depending on conditions the walk can be not so easy and nice. It was nice not to have TV, and we made use of the record player and records in the cabin. You can not help but decompress in the peace and quiet and spectacular surroundings with the mountain air.
I echo all positives reviews. Food, setting, customer service. Excellent! The only negative comment I have is of the adjoining cabins Rainbow & Grayling. They share a wall, which is rice paper thin. It’s like there isn’t any wall. No privacy. For the price or for a little more I think the 2 cabins should be converted into 1 cabin.