A Montana vacation unlike any other, The Ranch combines the rugged West with classic elegant sophistication.

The Rainbow Ranch Lodge is the perfect staging point for a myriad of winter and summer activities including, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking and mountain biking.

Praised for their world-class terrain, lack of lift lines, and over 400 inches annual snowfall, the Big Sky and Moonlight Basin ski resorts are located just 15 miles from the lodge. With a wide array of terrain from easy cruising groomers to nail-biting steeps and deeps, the resorts have something to offer skiers of all ages and abilities.

Enjoy the peace, solitude and amazing views of the Gallatin Canyon covered in a blanket of snow while gliding along the over 75 kilometers of world-class, cross-country ski trails in the area.

Yellowstone National Park is closed to automobile traffic during the winter, but you can snowmobile miles of trails inside and around the park or take a snowcoach, snowshoe or cross-country ski tour of the park with a naturalist guide. The snow covered trees, countless elk and bison, and erupting geysers make the park a virtual winter wonderland you won’t want to miss!

Backed by seemingly endless forest service land, the ranch is a perfect staging point for a backcountry snowshoe excursion. Snowshoeing the miles of snow-covered forest service trails surrounding the ranch is a peaceful and invigorating way to spend a winter's day.

Cruise through Big Sky’s snow covered landscape on snowmobile and enjoy incredible views. Ride solo and explore on your own or visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful with an experienced guide.

One of the most unique and unforgettable ways to explore the Montana wilderness is on a dogsled trek. Guests are encouraged to become one with the well-trained spirited athletes that pull them peacefully over the snow while breathtaking views surround the trail. Guides offer instruction on handling the Alaskan huskies and provide guests with memories to last a lifetime.

Though often considered exclusively a summertime activity, fly fishing in the Big Sky area takes on a whole new light in wintertime. Many of the area’s blue-ribbon trout streams do not freeze over in the winter, and fish are naturally hungry year-round. First timers and seasoned fishermen alike enjoy the peaceful beauty and tranquility of winter fly fishing in Montana.

Take a ride through Montana's lush mountain meadows or summit one of the area's 10,00 ft. peaks. Travel to Lemon's Knob while catching sight of some elk, deer, eagles, moose, coyotes, bears and maybe even a wolf a long the way!

Welcome to one of the premiere rafting rivers in the west! The Gallatin offers you the chance to take in incredible scenery and paddle through some fun, challenging and continuous whitewater. Different stretches of river offered for varying skill levels.

At the foot of Rainbow Ranch Lodge’s property is the Gallatin National Forest offering seemingly endless miles of trails for hiking or mountain biking. Get a yummy sack lunch from the lodge and pack your backpack for a mountain-top picnic with panoramic views. But take note, you may not be alone on your picnic - moose, elk, deer and the occasional bear frequently are seen in the Montana backcountry!

Situated at an elevation of 6,800 feet, golfers can enjoy added distance on their shots at the Arnold Palmer-designed, Big Sky Golf Course. The 72-par course offers 18 holes of picturesque mountain golf. Nestled along the banks of the West Fork of the Gallatin River, it is not uncommon to share the course with local wildlife.

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