Thursday, November 12, 2009

LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH, Fishing Lodges, Big Sky, MT - United States


Montana's Lone Mountain Ranch near Yellowstone specializes in Family Ranch and Ski Adventure vacations.

Lone Mountain Ranch of Big Sky, Montana is a guest ranch resort offering the finest in guest amenities and adventure travel. Located near the Yellowstone National Park and nestled in a scenic mountain valley beneath majestic Lone Peak in Big Sky, Montana. Discover the bountiful nature and wildlife that surrounds this beautiful ranch. In the summer, the ranch offers a selection of activities that will keep you returning year after year. In the winter you’ll be enticed with the finest in Nordic cross-country skiing. Ski the ranch’s 85K of immaculately groomed cross country ski trails or Alpine ski at the near by Big Sky Ski Resort. Or discover the wonders of fly fishing in Montana’s winter wonderland!

Linger over the unforgettable gourmet food and wine offered in the lodge overlooking the small valley of log cabins that will be your home away from home. Or relax in front of a roaring stone fireplace in the historic B Bar K guest lounge. And if you’ve forgotten something, the ranch will surely have it at their retail shop located steps from the lodge, from children’s toys to Native American jewelry to the finest in winter or summer sportswear. Experience the nature and beauty of Montana and enjoy the adventure that is a part of every vacation experience at Lone Mountain Ranch. Guest amenities abound with daily cabin service, personal laundry service, massage therapy, hot tubs and transport to and from the Bozeman, Montana, Airport to name just a few.

Summer is a special time in the mountains of Montana. The days are long and most often sunny. A time when families visit the ranch finding a variety of activities that please everyone. Fly fishing, horseback riding, many naturalist activities and a well-organized children's program are offered. During the winter months, Lone Mountain Ranch is the place for cross country ski vacations, with dependable snow and an incredible array of groomed trails to choose from. For folks who want to explore, the ranch offers backcountry tours through some of Montana's finest mountain terrain. The ranch offers many alternatives for winter activities.

During the fall, the ranch features special women’s horseback adventures, fly fishing specials, wildlife viewing safaris, and mountain biking in Yellowstone country.

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing in the Blue Ribbon Trout Streams of Southwest Montana and in Yellowstone National Park is legendary. The ranch is also within a short distance from the Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Gibbon, and Firehole rivers, all renowned for their excellent fishing.

Lone Mountain Ranch is endorsed by Orvis, this nation's oldest and most prestigious manufacturer of fly fishing equipment. The ranch has their own in-house professional guides, rental equipment, and a retail shop featuring quality Orvis tackle.

There are many wonderful trip destinations for fishing enthusiasts. Individual fly fishing trips and clinics for beginners and experts are available summer and winter to ranch guests and to people not staying at the ranch. Lone Mountain Ranch is unusual because it offers a very professional fly fishing program, including wading and drift boat trips, as well as plenty of other activities for any non-anglers in your group.

Special fishing packages are offered in the spring and fall.

Horseback Riding

Horses are a way of life in Montana and Lone Mountain Ranch offers a wonderful way to experience horses as a means of exploring the forests and mountains in the area. The ranch is justifiably proud of their well-trained herd of horses and the wranglers that lead their rides. Rides are intentionally limited to a few riders so you can learn about the country from your informative wrangler. In addition to morning and afternoon rides in the hills surrounding the ranch, all-day rides exploring the backcountry in and around Yellowstone National Park are offered.

Lone Mountain Ranch recognizes that many guests rarely, if ever, ride a horse. They know that the best way of making sure guests have a pleasant experience on a horse is to be sure they get started right. At the beginning of a guest's stay, the ranch conducts a "horse sense" clinic to explain and demonstrate how to ride and behave with a horse. This is followed by a controlled ride in an arena where each riding guest is taught the principles of Western horsemanship. Even the most timid guests quickly learn enough to feel reasonably confident on the trail rides following the clinic.

Special fall women-only “skirts and spurs” fall packages available.

Naturalist Activities

Lone Mountain Ranch believes that programs emphasizing the discovery of nature add a very valuable and unique depth to a Lone Mountain Ranch vacation. The ranch’s naturalist activities offer you many opportunities for varying degrees of physical activity while expanding your knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Build on your understanding of nature through activities presented by the ranch’s guest naturalists. Wildlife viewing can be the perfect avenue for learning more about this ecosystem. The ranch offers photo tours and workshops for those who would like to take a part of the ranch home. Sharpen your wilderness skills in an orienteering workshop or on the self-guided nature trail. Get to know the mountain wilderness with the ranch’s friendly, knowledgeable naturalist staff on one of the many guided nature hikes, canoe trips, mountain biking, or tours of Yellowstone National Park.

Special fall mountain bike adventures, and birding and wildlife safaris are available to guests as well.

Experience the nature and beauty of Montana and enjoy the adventure and discovery that are a part of every vacation experience at Lone Mountain Ranch.

Seasonal Rates & Information

Weekly Rates Daily Rates
Summer $2,725.00 - $4,195.00 per person $390.00 - $600.00 per person
Winter $2,245.00 - $3,085.00 per person $321.00 - $440.00 per person
* Rates shown are in US Dollars. Rates and terms are subject to change. Currency Converter

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Travel & Industry Awards

“Great American Resorts” - Diversion Family Magazine, 1998
“20 Great Lodges” - Travel & Leisure Family, 2000
“50 Best Dude Ranches” - Sunset Magazine, 1998
“Best Cross Country Skiing” - Mountain Living Magazine, 2002
Proudly Featured in The New York Times, Town and Country Magazine, Cross Country Skier Magazine,Snow Country Magazine, Esquire and The LA Times


Orvis® -Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge
Nature Conservancy
Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Montana Dude Ranch Association
Cross Country Ski Areas Association
Bozeman, Montana Chamber of Commerce
Big Sky, Montana Chamber of Commerce

Other Travel Offerings

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