Lone Mountain Ranch was first homesteaded as a working cattle ranch in 1915 and since then, generations of owners, guests and crew have been inspired by the love of this land to create the exceptional experience that this Montana guest ranch provides today. "Everything we do is guided by the principles of those who came before us, to add to the natural wealth we have inherited and to share with new generations what makes it so special."
The Ranch is a member of the National Dude Rancher’s Association, an Orvis® Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the summer months, the Ranch offers guided horseback riding in the Gallatin National Forest, Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Yellowstone National Park, guided hiking, fly-fishing on many of the area’s many blue ribbon trout waters, an outstanding Kids Program (ages 4-18), canoeing trips and Yellowstone National Park tours. All of the dude ranch adventures are expertly guided by those who live in the area and call the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home. This Montana guest ranch also has live music in the saloon and an amazing summer menu in their Dining Room.
The Ranch transforms into a winter wonderland December through March and is a favorite of winter enthusiasts. Voted as the #1 Nordic Ski Area in North America by Cross Country Skier magazine, the warm western hospitality, dependable snow, nearby Yellowstone National Park, meticulously groomed cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails, amazing food and experienced staff create an unrivaled Rocky Mountain experience. There is a plethora of day adventures including 85km of Nordic ski trails and 30km of snowshoe trails, moonlight dinner sleigh rides to North Fork Cabin in the woods, backcountry ski tours, snow coach trips into Yellowstone National Park, live music in the saloon, incredible Ranch cuisine in the Dining Lodge or Saloon, winter fly-fishing trips on the Gallatin or Madison Rivers and more!
Lone Mountain Guest Ranch hosts guests for 4 to 7 nights, offering an all-inclusive package with meals, accommodations in a cozy cabin or the Ridgetop Lodge and numerous activities in both winter and summer seasons.
Stretched amongst the towering pines of this Rocky Mountain valley are scattered a collection of private log cabins. North Fork Creek winds its way through the retreat providing a soothing accompaniment. Each cabin is unique and secluded. Every detail is considered. Outfitted with lodgepole pine furniture, replete with featherbeds and patchwork quilts, a private bath, woodburning stove or fireplace and electric heat these are genuinely special places to stay.
The cuisine at Lone Mountain Guest Ranch 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. All manner of dietary restrictions are personally accommodated and the options afforded our guests are frequently cited as highlight of their stay. Trailside Buffets and Sunday Brunch are also favorites of guests, locals and visitors alike.
Summer ranch activities include horseback riding, guided hikes, kids program, canoeing, Yellowstone tours, fly-fishing, mountain biking and nearby ziplining and whitewater rafting. Winter activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, sleigh rides, Yellowstone snowcoach trips, winter fishing, alpine skiing and dogsledding.
Lone Mountain Ranch is located only 20 miles from the Northwest Corner of Yellowstone National Park, America’s first playground. During both summer and winter seasons, this Montana dude ranch offers a variety of opportunities to explore and discover this memorable National Park: horseback riding, hiking, all day tours, skiing, snowshoeing and snowcoach trips.