Rainbow Ranch Lodge

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Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed (Riverside) | Terrace/patio

Overview of Rainbow Ranch Lodge

Rainbow Ranch Lodge

3.5 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
42950 Gallatin Rd., Gallatin Gateway, MT, 59730

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWarren Miller Performing Arts Center3 min drive
  • Popular LocationSoldiers Chapel6 min drive
  • Popular LocationBig Sky Town Center11 min drive

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About this area

Gallatin Gateway

Located in Gallatin Gateway, Rainbow Ranch Lodge is in a rural area and on a river. Big Sky Golf Course and Big Sky Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Gallatin National Forest and Big Sky Community Park. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and rafting nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cave exploring and rock climbing.

What's nearby

  • Warren Miller Performing Arts Center - 3 min drive
  • Soldiers Chapel - 6 min drive
  • Big Sky Golf Course - 10 min drive
  • Big Sky Town Center - 11 min drive
  • Ousel Falls Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Bozeman Yellowstone Intl. Airport (BZN) - 58 min drive


  • Buck's T-4 Lodge - 4 min drive
  • Buck's T4 - 5 min drive
  • Cinnamon Lodge - 7 min drive
  • Olive B's Big Sky Bistro - 9 min drive
  • Ousel & Spur Pizza Co. - 10 min drive

About this property

Rainbow Ranch Lodge

3.5-star hotel by the river
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a terrace, and a firepit at Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Active travelers can enjoy fishing at this hotel. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a bar and a restaurant.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Tour/ticket assistance, express check-out, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Express check-in, free newspapers, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Rainbow Ranch Lodge have comforts such as premium bedding and furnished patios, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning.
Extra amenities include:
  • Heating and fans
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and phones



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Firepit
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Local artist showcase
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • No plastic drinking straws

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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88% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 5 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per stay

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 40 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Rainbow Ranch Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?

As of Sep 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rainbow Ranch Lodge on Oct 9, 2022 start from $300.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Rainbow Ranch Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 40 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Rainbow Ranch Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Rainbow Ranch Lodge located?

Situated on a river, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gallatin National Forest and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. Soldiers Chapel and Big Sky Community Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 161 out of 250 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 47 out of 250 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 25 out of 250 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 250 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 250 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely stunning location. Very comfortable, clean rooms. Very friendly. Delicious food.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We arrived to the property the day that Yellowstone had to close down and the rivers were flooding. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant despite being overwhelmed with rising water. Our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable. Breakfast was the best we had the entire time we were in the Yellowstone/Grand Teton area. We would love to stay again at a later time.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was being re-roofed, the restaurant was closed, the T.V. didn't work, there was a water leak in the space next to our room and they had a high-powered blower going 24 hours a day, the manager promised to give us a complete refund but then claimed that due to her printer not working she would have to email it to us. She has not refunded our money. There were workers all over the place and you had to crawl over construction debris.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Marjorie Ann
Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great room, spacious and well decorated. Beautiful grounds. Great breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Verified traveler
Traveled with group
Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nobody was there to great us. The rss red t’aidant was closed on Monday and Tuesday. We didn’t know that.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
True to its name this is a very real ranch. Lots of old dated wood furnishings and building. Our room was not cleaned very well. The breakfast is very very salty. The dinner is okay fine dining but the price is quite high for what you get. Best to think of this place as outdoor camping in cabins.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property and really nice staff. Rooms are bigger than the pictures. Thanks for the great stay! Will definitely be returning.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This may have once been a nice place, and from the outside it looks very nice, but whoever is running it has let run into the ground. The bathroom was arguably the dirtiest, most in disrepair one I’ve ever had for a hotel. Care about safety? Then bring your own smoke alarm to place in the hole in the ceiling with exposed wires where one should be. No one will ever come by to empty trash or provide towels. The carpets aren’t vacuumed and there are cobwebs everywhere: light fixtures, bedroom, bathroom. The bath robes for going to hot tub may exist, some people had them, but not in the room we stayed in. On the plus side, the breakfasts are good so long as they still have coffee, which they ran out of one day at 9am.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Comfortable rooms. Friendly staff.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022