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Family trail ride at Lone Mountain Ranch
Two horses in the snow at Lone Mountain Ranch
Cowboy near a mountain at Lone Mountain Ranch
Two guests on horses looking at the mountains at Lone Mountain Ranch
Trail ride during the fall at Lone Mountain Ranch

Lone Mountain Ranch

Big Sky, Montana

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Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 46 miles

Nearest International Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 46 miles


6600 Feet


December - March, June - October

Guest Capacity


Warm, Relaxed Western Atmosphere

A clear mountain stream runs through the middle of the ranch, which sits in a small valley at the base of the mountains near Yellowstone National Park. The ranch provides a warm, relaxed western atmosphere with just the right creature comforts to help guests “get away from it all” in their special ranch home.

Family Time

Summer is family time at the ranch, with activities for all ages. Explore mountain ranges atop a horse – truly a western adventure. Join guided hikes for all ability levels and learn about the wildlife, wildflowers, geology, and history of this part of the world. Tours into Yellowstone give guests a unique perspective on the natural wonders of our first national park and the birds and wildlife living there. Mountain biking, sea kayaking, and canoeing are other ways to experience the world around Big Sky. The ranch’s Outdoor Youth Adventures Program (for children ages 4-18) leaves kids begging to come back each year.

Enjoy the Camaraderie of Other Guests

Mealtimes are special at the ranch – a time to savor wholesome, flavorful cuisine and enjoy the camaraderie of other guests, many of whom become lifelong friends. Summer outdoor BBQs are a fun time to sit under a Montana sky and enjoy some delectable western ranch fare. In the winter, guests are treated to outdoor trail buffets and memorable dinner sleigh rides during their week.

Skiing & Snow Activities

Whether it is Nordic skiing on 85km of exceptional ski trails or 30km of snowshoe trails, world-class downhill skiing or exploring Yellowstone National Park’s amazing winter wonderland on backcountry ski tours, or fly-fishing on the rivers, the ranch is the perfect base for discovering Yellowstone country in the winter months, too.

All the Creature Comforts

The ranch has all of the creature comforts as well. Cozy log cabins with featherbeds, down comforters, and western furnishings, provide a comfortable home away from home in the mountains of Montana.

Experience the Lone Mountain Ranch

We invite you to visit our home in Montana during the summer, fall, or winter to experience the Lone Mountain Ranch brand of vacation magic.

Located just 18 miles from Yellowstone Park, the Ranch is the perfect place to experience the beauty and endless recreational opportunities of southwest Montana. Our naturalist program leads hikes, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, canoe trips and guided tours into Yellowstone. Children ages 4-18 experience nature and adventurous activities. Or, try your hand at fly fishing with our Orvis endorsed guides on legendary Montana blue ribbon trout streams. Winter Nordic and alpine ski vacations.

Two guests cross country skiing at Lone Mountain Ranch


  • Bird Watching
  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Childrens Programs (13-17)
  • Fishing
  • Golf on Premises or Nearby
  • Hiking
  • Pack Trip
  • Rock Climbing
  • River Rafting
  • Winter Snow Activities
  • Yoga
  • Zip Line


  • Beginner Rides
  • Horsemanship Lessons
  • Advanced/Fast rides
  • Pony Rides
  • Private Lessons
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Our cuisine is inspired by the bounty of the Northwestern Rockies and takes advantage of locally produced offerings when possible and prepared to satisfy the kind of appetite that develops after exploring the outdoors. Breakfasts typically unfold with the likes of flax seed waffles, local bacon and Hutterite eggs while dinner may include such Northern Rocky Mountain cuisine as Kobe beef, elk and vegetarian options that exceed even the most grandiose expectations.

Plate of food at Lone Mountain Ranch

Food Options

  • Gourmet

Your home in Montana is a comfortable, cozy log cabin with western furnishings, a woodstove, featherbeds and patchwork quilts. For large family groups, our luxurious Ridgetop Lodge (up to 18 people) has a wonderful Great Room for gathering by a fire, a recreation room with pool table and a huge deck and hot tub with views of the surrounding mountains that can’t be beat. The B-K is our cozy guest lounge with a huge fireplace, library and family games where you can relax away from your cabin.

Lodge by a creek at Lone Mountain Ranch

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Saloon



Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 10:00 am

Length of Stay:

3 nights (May - October)

3 nights (December - April)

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your summer reservation more than 90 days prior to arrival, we will refund your deposit minus a cancellation fee of $500 per cabin. If 90 days prior to arrival, you lower the number of people in your party, we may move you to a more appropriate cabin but you will not lose any deposit. Cancellations made within 90 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of your entire deposit unless we can rebook your cabin for the same number of people. If you lower the number of people in your party, we may move you to a more appropriate cabin and you will lose the deposit for the number of people not coming.

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Lone Mountain Ranch

Big Sky, Montana

Nearest Regional Airport

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 46 miles