Rainbow Ranch Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Big Sky. Guests can indulge in massages or aromatherapy, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There's an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge, and rooms get the details right with premium bedding and bathrobes.
Pros: great pace, have nothing bad to say. 5 minutes from Big Sky which was great.
Pros: Very clean and comfortable room.
Cons: Priced a little high.
At River Rock Lodge, you'll be near winter activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. The spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day, and there's more money for fun in the snow with free perks like continental breakfast, WiFi, and self parking. Rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and bathrobes, along with DVD players and refrigerators.
Pros: Good location. Right price for more spartan accomodations for someone who values skiing over luxurious accomodations
Cons: The breakfast was all prepackaged or prepared. A do-it-yourself breakfast.
Pros: Three outdoor hot tubs
Quiet, comfortable room
Beautiful view of Lone Peak from front lobby
Cons: Wallpaper was pealing from the wall
Trim was pealing from the bathroom vanity
Drawers of dresser and nightstand were dirty
Dismal continental breakfast
Overpriced for the quality of the room
The Lodge at Big Sky features downhill skiing, snowboarding, and a free ski shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool and indulge in spa services. A bar/lounge and a fitness center are offered, and in-room conveniences at this romantic resort include refrigerators and microwaves.
Shoshone Condominium Hotel features a free ski shuttle and puts you near winter activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. Guests can go for a swim in the outdoor pool and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or body scrubs. A bar/lounge and a fitness center are other highlights, and rooms offer conveniences like kitchens and sofa beds. Skiers will appreciate access to ski passes and storage.
Pros: It was so simple yet complete. Offered a quiet night's sleep and a fantastic hot breakfast that was fresh, clean and generous.
Pros: Great Place with Great People
Buck's T-4 Lodge features a free ski shuttle and puts you near winter activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. The seasonal outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Buck's T-4 Lodge, which serves American cuisine and is open for dinner. A bar/lounge and a spa tub are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like iPod docks and pillowtop beds with premium linens. Skiers will appreciate access to ski passes.
With ski-in/ski-out access, Summit at Big Sky allows you more time for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Guests can go for a swim in the outdoor pool and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or body scrubs. A free kid's club and a fitness center are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and room service. Skiers will appreciate the free ski shuttle, along with access to ski passes, storage, and rentals.
Stillwater Condominiums are affordable and convenient. A short walk to the Base area lifts, Mountain Mall and Huntley/Shoshone shops and restaurants. Enjoy complimentary use of the Huntley Fitness and Pool complex. Laundry Facilities in each building. Free Parking outside unit.
Pros: The first thing that stood out at Lone Mountain Ranch was the attention of the staff at all levels to providing an outstanding guest experience. Planned activities were not contingent on having a minimum number of guests sign up. When I was the only guest who chose a canoeing outing we went anyway. Mountain biking was scheduled only a couple of times during the week but when I asked about additional opportunities they made sure I had a guide available each day that I wanted to ride. We had to leave before breakfast on our last day and the restaurant staff worked out a way to provide breakfast for us. These are only a few examples of their commitment to guest satisfaction.
The naturalists on their staff accompanied guests on outings to Yellowstone, wildflower hikes and other activities. They all demonstrated an impressive knowledge of the flora, fauna and geology of the area.
The food in the restaurant was outstanding with few exceptions and the staff were empowered to make things right when there were problems. The menus offered something for almost everybody, though vegetarian options were not abundant. I suspect that the kitchen could find ways to offer acceptable vegetarian options but this is a ranch, not a spa, and the menu was obviously designed to please omnivores.
I am not a horseman but my wife, who is, was impressed with both the horses and the wranglers.
I described the ranch as "all inclusive" but that is not completely correct. Alcohol is an extra charge. All of the other food and beverages for the week were included in their standard rates.
Some of the off-ranch excursions do have associated charges but they have a surprising array of options included in the standard rate.
Cons: This is a "guest ranch" (dude ranch) so it cannot be compared to a 5 star hotel but even so the cabin we were in was a bit of a disappointment partly because it was hard to get the room temperature well regulated and partly because some of the recent renovation left a few problems including a front door that did not latch properly. The cabin did not have a table or desk for writing or for computer use.
The other disappointment was that the WiFi availability was poor due to weak signals (we never did find a place at the ranch with a strong WiFi signal) and rather erratic access to the Internet. Cell service depended on location. Sometimes it was good, other times there was no signal. That is not at all unexpected in a rural setting.
Lone Mountain Ranch features a ski shuttle and puts you near winter activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Nice touches like fireplaces and bathrobes are offered up in all rooms, along with sofa beds and free WiFi. Ski passes, rentals, and lessons are also available.
Pros: The location at the base of the mountain is great.
Cons: The rooms/hallway need updated. Try to stay on the 3rd floor, or else you'll hear the creaking floors above you.
Pros: We loved the location to the lifts. However, check in is too late, 5:00.
With ski-in/ski-out access, Huntley Lodge allows you more time for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or Ayurvedic treatments. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators. Ski passes, storage, rentals, and lessons are also available.
With ski-in/ski-out access, Saddle Ridge Townhomes Mid-Mountain allows you more time for downhill skiing and snowboarding. After returning from the slopes, you can visit the fitness center for a workout or relax with après-ski drinks at the bar/lounge. Condos are done up right with upscale touches like private spa tubs, fireplaces, and jetted tubs. Skiers will appreciate the free ski shuttle, along with access to ski passes, storage, and rentals.
Featuring downhill skiing, Stillwater Condominiums is a great choice for your ski vacation in Big Sky. Free perks like WiFi and self parking mean guests have more money for fun in the snow. Condos feature bonuses like sofa beds, refrigerators, and microwaves. Ski passes and storage are also available.