Winter Discovery

If you’re looking to experience an all-around guest winter ranch vacation that embodies Montana and the spirit of the Mountain West, the Winter Discovery Package is the ideal choice. Guests enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, evenings around a glowing woodstove, miles of cross-country ski terrain, and live western music to name a few of the experiences that leave guests returning year after year for our Discovery Package. Recently voted “Best Family Ranch” by Top 50 Ranches, experience the adventure of a lifetime your whole family will enjoy!

Discovery Package Details:

  • Three meals a day at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • Sleigh Ride & Dinner to the legendary North Fork Cabin
  • Authentic Nordic ski in/ski out cabin lodging
  • Nordic ski gear and snowshoe equipment and full access to the #1 x-country trail system in North America
  • Morning Yoga in B-K Guest Lounge
  • In-person and text for service personal Ranch Concierge
  • Downhill ski & snowboard concierge and transportation to Big Sky Resort
  • Live Western music in the Saloon
  • Twice daily housekeeping service and guest laundry facilities
  • Transfers to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
2020 Rates Adult Child
December 6-20, 2019 $425 $250
January 2 – April 5, 2020 $425 $250

*Rates are per person per night, minimum occupancy applies per cabin

 *All package rates are subject to a 5% tax and a 20% Resort Fee

 *Child rate based on children aged 4-12 years of age

 *3-night minimum

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email reservations@lonemountainranch.com

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Winter

Nordic Skiing

With 85 kilometers of carefully maintained woodland trails over phenomenal mountain terrain, it’s no wonder Lone Mountain Ranch has been voted Cross Country Skier magazine’s #1 Nordic ski destination in North America. Our knowledgeable guides, dependable snow and wide range of trails offers something for beginners, experts, leisurely explorers and hardcore athletes.
Operated under a special permit with Custer Gallatin National Forest.

Downhill Skiing

11,166 feet up, 5,700 skiable acres, 4,350 feet of vertical drop, 22 chairs, 300 runs, 4 mountains, and an average of 400+ inches of annual snowfall – Lone Mountain Ranch is located just 10 minutes from our neighbor, Big Sky Resort. On demand transportation to and from the slopes is always included, and some packages offer ski passes or full gear concierge. When you get to the bottom, the Ranch is the perfect place to unwind.

Snowshoeing

Explore the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem on foot, without harming the delicate biodiversity all around. The 30 km of snowshoe trails meander through the ranch, outside of the Nordic trail system. Start at your cabin door and trek alone, with friends or family, with a guide, or even lit by the moon – full moon snowshoe tours are a favorite of guests and locals.

Snowshoes are available for rent in the Ranch’s Outdoor Shop, and a trail map will get you started on your journey. Call 406.995.4734 with any questions.

Dog Sledding

The ranch can arrange a special excursion with our partners at Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures and Spirit of the North. This is a truly unique way to experience the wintry landscape. Around every bend, there’s more to see: majestic peaks, unobstructed views of Fan Mountain, untouched landscapes.

Sit back and glide quietly along, try driving with hands-on instruction from experienced guides. Handling a sled team is exhilarating and unlike any other form of travel.

Yellowstone National Park

Lone Mountain Ranch is deeply interconnected with Yellowstone Park. For over a century, we have shared land, air, resources and guides with a national treasure, and there is nothing more special than the quiet of the Park in winter.

Lone Mountain Ranch guides are trained and certified Yellowstone Park guides, ready to take you to parts of the park inaccessible to other visitors. Cross country ski or snowshoe into the backcountry, or take a snowcoach to explore the most iconic scenery. Bison, elk, wolves, eagles and brightly colored steaming geysers are in view this time of year.

Fly Fishing

As an Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing operation, Lone Mountain Ranch is the best way to access the year-round abundance of both the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. Our guides can help first-timers and long-timers discover the perfect spots to cast for rainbow, brown and brook trout. The winter offers a special kind of serenity, with zero crowds and large, healthy trout. Access remote blue ribbon streams by snowshoe, or pair a half-day wade with a few hours of skiing.

Backcountry Skiing

Lone Mountain Ranch is situated among thousands of miles of luxurious, rugged wilderness just beyond our doorstep. After a short shuttle ride with a naturalist guide to the Northwest corner of Yellowstone or to the Gallatin National Forest, you will have access to tours of varying difficulty, ranging from easy rolling trails to more advanced glides ideal for practicing your telemark turns. Tours are rated easy, moderate or difficult, depending on length, the amount of climbing, and the difficulty of the skiing.

Massage & Yoga

It’s not just a spa treatment, participating in yoga or massage can help you acclimate to the Ranch’s high altitude more quickly, and may even help prevent injury. Unwind your body and mind after a vigorous day, or start the morning with a routine to kickstart the adventure. Certified yoga instructors will take you through Vinyasa style yoga to warm and condition the body while softening and relaxing the mind.

Massage therapists offer a range of soothing styles, from Swedish, Russian and Thai massage to acupressure, shiatsu and sports massage. Add a head massage, Feet Treat or hot stone therapy for extra pampering. Our massage and yoga studios are located in the Ranch’s original B-K lodge. We recommend signing up for these activities at the beginning of your trip to get the most from your time with us.

Winter Discovery

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Lone Mountain Ranch Summer Season

If you’re looking for an all-around guest dude ranch vacation that embodies Montana and the spirit of the Old West, the Summer Discovery Package is the ideal choice. Guests enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, evenings around a glowing campfire, scenic horseback trail riding, and live western music to name a few of the experiences that leave guests returning year after year for our Discovery Package. Recently voted “Best Family Ranch” by Top 50 Ranches, experience the adventure of a lifetime your whole family will enjoy!

Lone Mountain Ranch Adult Week

September 24 – 29, 2019 
Join us for our annual Adult week at the Ranch! This week long curation is geared towards adults, couples or groups just wanting to let loose, and have a great time in a festive environment against the backdrop of Big Sky. Among the slated activities are wine and cheese horseback rides, wine pairing dinners, and a breath taking outdoor dining experience on the top of our ridge looking down into the LMR Valley. We will play host to a comedy night in the Saloon and your week of parties ends with Saturday night, themed party celebrating Octoberfest and the Rut of the Elk. For those looking to take it easy, we will have brunch in bed, morning yoga sessions and in room couples massage.

Cowgirl Getaway

September 29 – October 4, 2019
This fall, the ladies take over the ranch! Lone Mountain Cowgirl Getaway at Lone Mountain Ranch is exclusively for the ladies, bring your best friends, your sisters, mothers, daughters or visit solo and make a few new girlfriends along the way for this fun filled week of ranch adventures. Guests enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, evenings around a glowing campfire, scenic horseback trail riding, guided tours into Yellowstone National Park and live western music to name a few of the experiences that leave the girls returning year after year!

Lone Mountain Ranch TASTE – a feast of music + food + spirits

August 29th – September 2rd, 2019 
Join us for the second annual TASTE at LMR – a feast of food + spirits + music. We love a good glass of wine, a local beer, whiskey and of course an epic meal. This Labor Day weekend we invite you to a feast of all the things we love. Lone Mountain Ranch and Horn & Cantle play host to Wineries and many of our friends from local breweries and distilleries to give you a weekend to enjoy your decedent side. Take a ride in our horse drawn wagon and enjoy Chef Eric Gruber’s famous pickle brined fried chicken and drink rose in our rustic North Fork Cabin. Saturday we are throwing the best party LMR has yet to see. Stroll through the ranch, meet our horses, play bocce ball and taste a selection of our favorite dishes, cocktails, wine and local brews! Later that evening the Hooligans will play under the stars while our Chef prepares an epic BBQ. While you are enjoying all of our culinary events, don’t forget to take a horseback ride, learn to fly fish or have one of our naturalist guides take you on a tour to Yellowstone National Park.

Lone Mountain Ranch Fly Fishing

Lone Mountain Ranch offers guided fly fishing trips on the world-famous trout streams of Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Anglers can enjoy float and wade fishing on Blue Ribbon rivers such as the Madison, Gallatin and Yellowstone. Other options include small stream fishing, high mountain lakes and spring creeks on private ranches. Every package includes lodging, all meals, guided fly fishing trips, rental gear, flies and transfers to and from the Bozeman, Montana airport.

Yellowstone National Park Pack Trip

August 6-11, 2019
Channel the first explorers to discover Yellowstone National Park, the largest national park in the country, on a three-day, 2 night pack trip in Yellowstone National Park. You’ll journey into the serene beauty of undisturbed areas of the park.

Montana Honeymoon

Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Once the wedding is over, the real fun begins! Start the next chapter of your life with a romantic getaway filled with adventure, western hospitality and all the comforts of home in our authentic Montana log cabins. Indulge in our culinary delights that offer fresh flavors inspired by local purveyors and seasonal ingredients, pamper yourself with our spa services and don’t forget the adventure! Touring through Yellowstone National Park, whitewater rafting down class III-IV rapids or Nordic skiing our extensive trail system are just a few of the many adventures Lone Mountain Ranch has to offer!

Montana Summer Honeymoon Package Details

  • Three meals a day at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • (2) 1-hour massages
  • 1/2 day private horseback ride with picnic lunch
  • 1/2 day whitewater rafting trip (available June-Aug)
  • Ranch memento
  • All ranch activities: Horseback riding, canoeing/paddleboarding, Yoga, hiking, mountain biking
  • Tour of Yellowstone National Park
  • Authentic Montana cabin lodging
  • In-person and text for service personal Ranch Concierge
  • Twice daily housekeeping service and guest laundry facilities
  • Transfers to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Montana Winter Honeymoon Package Details

  • Three meals a day at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • (2) 1-hour massages
  • 1/2 day private backcountry Nordic Ski Tour
  • Full day Snowcoach tour in Yellowstone National Park
  • Ranch memento
  • Sleigh Ride & Dinner to the legendary North Fork Cabin
  • Nordic ski gear and snowshoe equipment and full access to the #1 x-country trail system in North America
  • Morning Yoga in B-K Guest Lounge
  • In-person and text for service personal Ranch Concierge
  • Downhill ski & snowboard concierge and transportation to Big Sky Resort
  • Live Western music in the Saloon
  • Twice daily housekeeping service and guest laundry facilities
  • Transfers to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

 

 

2020 Rates Starting at
Summer $6,850
Winter rates start at: $5,150

*Rates are based on a 5-night package for two guests

 *All package rates are subject to a 5% tax and a 20% Resort Fee

 *5-night minimum

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email reservations@lonemountainranch.com

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Big Sky Big Love Elopement Package

Celebrate your love together under the Big Sky at Lone Mountain Ranch. Our Big Sky Big Love Elopement package includes all the highlights of a destination wedding while leaving all the planning to us (and the guest list at home!) Say “I do” at our Ridgetop location surrounded by sweeping mountains and beautiful Lone Peak. Or, choose to say your vows among the trees next to our North Fork Creek. Either location will give you an intimate setting to share your love for each other and start your next chapter in life together. After the “I dos”, start your honeymoon! Horseback ride through the mountains with a private picnic lunch, mountain bike down our thrilling trails or try paddleboarding at the lake. After all the adventure, our authentic cabins welcome you to retreat around a crackling fire while you rest up for the next day’s adventure.

Summer Elopement Package Details

  • Private Ridgetop or Creekside ceremony with ranch arbor
  • Bridal bouquet & boutonniere
  • Wedding Cake
  • Officiant
  • Private horseback ride with picnic lunch
  • (2) 1-hour massages
  • Ranch memento
  • Three meals a day at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • Ranch activities: Horseback riding, canoeing/paddleboarding, Yoga, hiking, mountain biking
  • Tour of Yellowstone National Park
  • Authentic Montana cabin lodging
  • Western music in the Saloon
  • In-person and text for service personal Ranch Concierge
  • Twice daily housekeeping service and guest laundry facilities
  • Transfers to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
*A Gallatin County marriage license is required

Winter Elopement Package Details

  • Private indoor ceremony
  • Bridal bouquet & boutonniere
  • Wedding Cake
  • Officiant
  • Private moonlit snowshoe tour with hot cocoa
  • (2) 1-hour massages
  • Ranch memento
  • Three meals a day at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • Sleigh Ride & Dinner to the legendary North Fork Cabin
  • Nordic ski gear and snowshoe equipment and full access to the #1 x-country trail system in North America
  • Morning Yoga in B-K Guest Lounge
  • In-person and text for service personal Ranch Concierge
  • Downhill ski & snowboard concierge and transportation to Big Sky Resort
  • Live Western music in the Saloon
  • Twice daily housekeeping service and guest laundry facilities
  • Transfers to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
 *A Gallatin County marriage license is required

 

2020 Rates Starting at
Summer $7,450
Winter $5,750

*Rates are based on a 5-night package for two guests

 *All package rates are subject to a 5% tax and a 20% Resort Fee

 *5-night minimum

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email reservations@lonemountainranch.com

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Grooming Report

Dogs only allowed on Far East and Town Center trails.



For information on trails, conditions,

406 995 4734

               Lone Mountain Ranch outpost closed for the season.
Please continue to enjoy the trails. Grooming will continue through March 20. Grooming report will no longer be available.

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Snowshoe Trails Open 30 K
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Upper Trails

Boomerang
Dutch`s Detour
Walking Jim`s  Way
Mongolia

Mountain View
Ridge Run

Schaap’s Schuss
Siberia

Sluice Box

Summit

Ullr’s

Ranch Trails

Fanny’s Fling
Joys Loop
North Fork

Ranch Loop
Kids Loop

Lower Trails

Andesite
Meadow loops
Antler Ridge
Beaver Slide
Carlin’s Cruise
Middle Fork
Golf Course
Tree Farm
Far East
Town Center (Dog Friendly Trails)
Ralph’s Outlook

Fat Bike Trails  Please call the Outpost at 995-4734 for more information.


Operated by permit with the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

Big Sky: Still the best place to vacation after all these years!

We came across this video clip that’s now over 40 years old. You can’t help but smile and snicker as you watch the clip. The music and video style are certainly straight from the 1970’s! As we watched the video, it makes us a little nostalgic for the past. A lot has changed in Big Sky over the past four decades, but really it is surprising how much hasn’t changed.

What HASN’T changed in Big Sky

  • Big Sky is still a sought after destination to escape the city and find outdoor tranquility and adventure.
  • You’ll still find clean mountain streams and fresh mountain air.
  • Believe it or not you can still find cowboys in the area. (We are a Dude Ranch, after all!)
  • Big Sky is still surrounded by amazing breath taking views of high mountain landscapes and wildlife. It’s still a base camp for outdoor adventurers of many types.
  • Big Sky is still known for some of the best skiing (nordic and downhill) in the country.
  • Yellowstone National Park obviously hasn’t moved and still draws many people to the area to view the geysers and unique wildlife.
  • While Big Sky has certainly grown compared to the 1970’s, it is still a relatively small Montana town.
  • There’s still many of the same activities in Big Sky, whether you like golf, tennis, fishing, skiing, horseback riding, hiking, etc!

What HAS changed in Big Sky

  • Today it is easier than ever to travel to Big Sky. Whether you’re planning a road trip to Montana or flying into the Bozeman airport, it is surprisingly convenient to get here. (We even provide transportation from the airport!)
  • From the exterior it may appear that our cabins are the same traditional cabins from the past, but the interior of each cabin have been updated to provide our guests with modern comforts… while maintaining the cozy cabin ambiance.
  • There’s more than just cowboys in Big Sky today! We also have biologists who will guide you on hikes, yoga instructors to prepare you for the day, massage therapists to help you relax, certified anglers to show you the best fishing holes and an executive chef to do all the cooking!
  • Big Sky’s downhill skiing has been upgraded and expanded. High-speed chairlifts and trams allow you to get even more runs in each day. And with 5,700 skiable acres and 4,350 vertical feet of terrain you’ll be spending little time waiting in line and more time leaving fresh tracks in the snow!
  • Big Sky’s Nordic skiing trails have grown too! With 85 kilometers of maintained trails, it’s no wonder why Cross Country Skier Magazine voted Lone Mountain Ranch the #1 Nordic skiing destination in North America.
  • Yellowstone National Park is no longer simply a summer destination. There are tours available year-round!
  • In addition to the popular activities of the past, you’ll find even more adventures available in Big Sky: Mountain biking, zip lining, white water rafting, dog sledding and so much more!

As we reflect on what has and hasn’t changed over the years, it makes us so proud of how Big Sky has evolved and how it continues to be such an amazing vacation destination. We are so thankful that we get to not only experience such a special place, but we also get to share it with our guests everyday!

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The best ski trip – Big Sky

beautiful cabin along a snow covered creek

 

The perfect ski trip is in Big Sky, Montana.  It doesn’t matter if you are looking for downhill skiing, Nordic skiing or backcountry skiing, you’ll find Big Sky to be a magical winter wonderland for all winter activities.  Staying at Lone Mountain Ranch is the icing on the cake!

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DOWNHILL

300 ski runs, 4,350 feet of vertical drop, 22 chair lifts on over 5,700 skiable acres!  With such a large ski area, you’ll find ski runs for all level of skiers and short lines at the lifts.  The cool Montana climate creates the perfect snow powder conditions, often nicknamed “cold smoke”. And it’s all just 10 minutes from your private cabin at Lone Mountain Ranch. On-demand transportation to and from the slopes is always included with your stay.

NORDIC

Lone Mountain Ranch has become the mecca for Nordic skiers in North America.  There are 85 kilometers of maintained cross country ski trails, right from the doors of our cabins.  Operated under a special permit with Custer Gallatin National Forest. Whether you’re an expert Nordic skier or you’re new to Nordic skiing, our guides can help choose the best trail for you.

EVEN MORE WINTER ACTIVITIES

While it is so tempting to just stay bundled up in your warm and cozy cabin, you should really enjoy some fun winter activities! (Although, we understand how enjoyable it is to simply take a relaxing day to read a book by the wood stove, get a massage and attend a yoga class – that’s ok too!) If skiing is not your cup of tea, you’ll be happy to know that there are many other winter activities including winter tours of Yellowstone, ice fishing, dog sled rides, snowshoeing and our famous sleigh ride dinners.

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LODGING

After a busy day skiing on the mountain, it is heaven when you return to a warm, quiet cabin. Whether you are looking for a single cabin for a peaceful couple’s get-away or you are looking to book multiple cabins for a bigger group adventure, you’ll find our cabins are a big part of the reason that makes Lone Mountain Ranch the perfect ski package vacation destination.

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MEALS

Fine dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Enjoy culinary perfection (locally sourced) that is sure to exceed your expectations. You’re on vacation, go enjoy the snow and let us spend the day cooking and preparing great meals to welcome you back to the ranch and replenish your energy.

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WHY LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH?

Lone Mountain Ranch was homesteaded in 1915 and has become the treasure of Big Sky, Montana. Whether you learn of the ranch by its dining, cabins, sleigh rides or any of the other activities you can do on or near the ranch, you’ll find that it is the perfect winter vacation destination.

  • Located in the town of Big Sky
  • Only an hour from Bozeman
  • We’ll pick you up from the airport
  • Only 18 miles North of Yellowstone NP
  • Incredible meals included
  • Winter Activities all family members will enjoy

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Yellowstone Vacation Packages

 

Yellowstone National Park is a trip of a lifetime. Lone Mountain Ranch is only 18 miles from the park boundary and the ranch resides in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Our Yellowstone vacation package includes tours of the park, incredible meals, relaxing lodging and custom add-on activities to give you the perfect Yellowstone vacation. Don’t just visit Yellowstone, experience activities in and around the park!

LODGING

Returning to a cozy cabin each evening makes your Yellowstone trip feel more authentic and unique. Whether you are looking for a single cabin for a peaceful couple get away or you are looking to book multiple cabins for a bigger group adventure, you’ll find our cabins are the perfect place to stay on your vacation.

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MEALS

Fine dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Enjoy culinary perfection (locally sourced) that is sure to exceed your expectations. You’re on vacation, go explore and let us spend the day cooking and preparing great meals to welcome you back to the ranch and replenish your energy.

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ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES

Not all visitors are the same. Whether you’re visiting in the summer or the winter, there are so many activities you can choose from. In addition to Tours of Yellowstone Park, you can horse back ride, fly fish, mountain bike, downhill ski, nordic ski, snowshoe, white water raft, hike, go for a dog sled ride and of course take advantage of yoga and massages. There’s so much to do, it’s just hard to choose!

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WHY LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH?

Lone Mountain Ranch was homesteaded in 1915 and has become the treasure of Big Sky, Montana. Whether you learn of the ranch by its dining, cabins, sleigh rides or any of the other activities you can do on or near the ranch, you’ll find that it is the perfect place to stay when visiting Yellowstone National Park.

  • Located in the town of Big Sky
  • Only an hour from Bozeman
  • We’ll pick you up from the airport
  • Only 18 miles North of Yellowstone NP
  • Incredible meals included
  • Activities all family members will enjoy

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Holiday Discovery Package

Join us for an unforgettable holiday season at Lone Mountain Ranch! Leave the stress of the holidays at home and enjoy the season Nordic skiing over 85 km of trails, snowboarding at Big Sky Resort and dining around a candle lit dinner in our historic North Fork Cabin. Add gingerbread house making to the list and don’t forget a quick ski with Santa! Deck the halls with Lone Mountain Ranch this holiday season and escape to your own personal winter wonderland!

Holiday Discovery Package Details:

  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Authentic Cabin Lodging
  • Sleigh Ride Dinner
  • Morning Yoga in B-K Guest Lounge
  • Nordic Ski Gear Rentals & Passes
  • Access to #1 Trail System in America
  • Ski concierge and shuttle to Big Sky Resort
  • The Grand Christmas Day feast
  • Skiing with Santa
  • Gingerbread house making and holiday festivities
  • New Year’s Eve toast with fireworks
  • Western music in the Saloon
  • Bozeman airport transfers

2020 Rates Adult Child
December 19, 2020 – January 2, 2021 $600 $400

*Rates are per person per night, minimum occupancy applies per cabin

 *All package rates are subject to a 5% tax and a 20% Resort Fee

 *Child rate based on children aged 4-12 years of age

 *5-night minimum

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email reservations@lonemountainranch.com

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Working and living at Lone Mountain Ranch is a rewarding experience and one that many folks have enjoyed over the decades. We are committed to providing unforgettable and unique experiences with exceptional customer service to our guests and we focus those experiences on high quality adventures.

To deliver this, it takes an exceptional staff and we make our crew a priority by providing a safe, professional and adventure-filled work environment and experience. We hire dynamic and personable team players and look for both full-time and seasonal staff for positions in our kitchen, dining room, housekeeping, kid’s program, naturalist, ski and horse programs and the office and maintenance departments.

Our crew is one of our most valuable assets. Lone Mountain Ranch guests enjoy the chance to meet and get to know crew and crew are involved with the guest experience from guiding trips to joining them over meals. Excellent crew consistently provides our guests with a unique and exceptional vacation experience.

The Ranch crew consistently receives praise from our guests for their work ethic, helpfulness, great attitude, common sense and their desire to generously share their love and enthusiasm for the Ranch and its surroundings with guests.

Working at the Ranch also provides the opportunity to discover the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by crew participating in limitless recreational experiences. National Forests and Parks, Blue Ribbon trout streams and wild and scenic whitewater rivers are all easily accessible from the Ranch.

During the winter, we have a world-class Nordic Ski Center and the Biggest Skiing in America at Moonlight Basin and Big Sky Resorts. We are recognized as one of North America’s finest Nordic skiing resorts with 85 km of trails groomed for both skating and classic. With our very dependable snow, the area is great for Nordic, alpine, telemark and back country skiing alike.

Our summer season runs from mid-May to mid-October. Hiring for summer begins in late-February. Our winter season runs from early December to early April with hiring beginning in mid-September. Although there may be some flexibility with the dates of employment, your chances of being hired increase if you apply early and if you can work through the entire season. Dorm style or semi-private housing can be offered for most seasonal employees.

Lone Mountain Ranch is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to provide its employees with a non-smoking work environment. We welcome all nationalities for employment and because of the restrictions concerning the hiring of foreign applicants, you must have your working papers in order before submitting your application for review.  Note to international applicants: Lone Mountain Ranch does not sponsor H2b visa’s and only occasionally hires J1 visa students based on our needs. Lone Mountain Ranch hires through specific J1 sponsored agencies that screen and hire on our behalf.

Limited on-ranch and off-ranch housing options available at a subsidized rate. Breakfast and Lunch are provided. For further information or any employment questions please contact us at hr@LoneMountainRanch.com. Thank you for your interest in working at the Ranch!

Positions for Summer 2020

HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER
Full time year round position leading our Housekeeping department in all aspects of operations including; Cabin and Public Area Cleaning, Laundry, Ordering/Inventory of Supplies, Scheduling, Hiring, Training and Staff Management, Budgets and Employee Housing coordination. Work includes working in a cold winter environment at times to get to all cabins for daily service.

HEAD WRANGLER
Position Purpose:
This is not a job about horses; this is a job about people. First and foremost, wranglers at Lone Mountain Ranch must be people persons who are outgoing, engaging, and who genuinely care about people and their western ranch experience. Secondly wranglers at Lone Mountain Ranch must be equestrians. Wrangler days are spent tacking, grooming, cleaning stalls, feeding, doctoring, pruning trails, guiding rides, assisting guests, aiding in overall communication between rider and their animal, and setting up and supervising arena activities. Days are long, physically and mentally taxing, and filled with interesting guest and animal experiences.

Essential Functions:
• Assess guest riding ability, discussing with guests their riding interest and horseback riding goals for their stay at the ranch and assign a suitable horse to each guest.
• Plan and maintain the safety of all guests and horses at all times. Follow ranch procedures for any horse related guest injuries or riding incidents
• Supervise the gathering, feeding, grooming and saddling of horses daily.
• Oversee the gathering, feeding, grooming, and saddling horses daily.
• Help manage pastures including fence building and maintenance, pasture rotation.
• Supervise staff in maintaining corrals, arena, barns and surrounding areas in a cleanly manner, removing manure in a timely basis.
• Hands-on involvement of training horses.
• Maintain and clean tack, assuring that all tack is safe and in good working order.
• Operate a variety of ranch equipment as needed including skid steer, truck & horse trailer, etc.
• Maintain a rapport with guests and help assure a successful stay.

Experience:
• Must be experienced in teaching basic horsemanship skills, coaching riders and skilled in giving horsemanship clinics, orientations and/or one-on-one instruction as needed.
• Must be experienced in the health maintenance of horses and the care of sick and injured equines.
• Extensive knowledge in horsemanship practices and horse training.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with horses and people, both adults and children.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in people management.
• Must have trail riding experience in mountainous and forested areas.
• Must be CPR and First aid certified, or wiling to obtain certification and have a valid driver’s license.
• Must have experience transporting horses in a trailer.
• Must be able to lift 75 pounds.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Excellent western horsemanship & riding skills.
• Must be comfortable in conversing with guests regarding trail-side flora and fauna, wildlife, basic information about the mountains and area geology and natural resources.
• Must present good Western image in dress and behavior at all times.
• Must have a genuine interest in guests and passing along western traditions in keeping with the LMR philosophy.
• Contribute to the overall guest experience by participating in some weekly guest events.
• Help maintain a high level of morale, dedication and pride in good work among all staff members
• Genuinely enjoy helping people, enjoy creating and facilitating positive, uplifting experiences for LMR guests and fellow staff members.
• Patient, understanding and generous to co-workers.
• Radiate optimistic warmth and happiness (kind, thoughtful, with a sense that the glass is always at least half full).
• Strong work ethic and “excellence reflex”(a natural tendency to do something as well as can possibly be done).
• Open-minded, with a keen curiosity to learn.

CONCIERGE
Seeking outgoing and customer service driven people to work the front desk. This position is responsible for answering phones, checking in/checking out guests, managing guest folio’s and responding to guest requests, work the activities desk, schedule guest activities, arrange transportation, make dinner reservations, act as the main point of contact for guests currently on ranch, and provide other services as requested.

Front Desk Supervisor
LMR is seeking an outgoing, passionate, and detail oriented Front Desk Supervisor. The Front Desk Supervisor supervises the operation of the front desk to maintain the highest productivity, employee morale, and guest service as possible. He/She will accommodate ranch patrons by checking in/out guests, issuing cabin keys transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests’ accounts, presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests and assisting guests as needed.

HOUSEKEEPERS
Currently accepting applications for detail orientated and customer service focused individuals to join our Summer housekeeping team. Previous housekeeping experience preferred. Main duties include daily cabin service, laundry, and public area cleaning. Ability to lift at least 50 lbs required.

OUTDOOR YOUTH ADVENTURES COUNSELORS
Qualified applicants must have previous experience working with a wide variety of youth age groups. Applicants must possess some previous experience facilitating activities such as high ropes course, mountain biking, camping, canoeing, games, arts /crafts, and nature and science based programs. Current First Aid/CPR required. Approx. dates June 1-late August.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Our maintenance department has a current opening for a maintenance/grounds position. Position requires previous experience with basic mechanical skills in vehicle, building maintenance and grounds maintenance including snow removal. Frequent trips to Bozeman Airport may be required. Individual must have superior guest interaction skills and safe driving record.

NATURALISTS
Looking for outgoing, customer service driven, active individuals to join our Naturalist department. Main job duties will include guiding guests in various ranch activities including hiking, canoe and paddle boarding, Mountain Biking, Archery, High Ropes Courses, and off ranch tours to Yellowstone National Park.

WRANGLER
Seeking experienced wranglers for our summer season. This position will be responsible for guides trail rides and maintaining the horses and equipment. Previous experience is required.

DRIVER
Experienced drivers needed to shuttle guests to and from the airport, to and from off ranch activities, and to any other destination they request. Also responsible for cleaning and maintaining the vehicles. Must be outgoing, upbeat, and hospitality driven. Must have a valid driver’s license.

DINING ROOM MANAGERS
LMR is seeking an outgoing, passionate, and detail oriented Dining Room Manager. The Dining Room Manager oversees the day-to-day operation of the dining room to maintain the highest productivity, employee morale, and guest service as possible.

RESTAURANT SUPERVISOR
LMR is seeking an outgoing, passionate, and detail oriented Dining Room Supervisor. The Dining Room Supervisor oversees the service operation of the dining room to maintain the highest productivity, employee morale, and guest service as possible.

LINE COOKS
Seeking experienced culinarians. This position is responsible for all areas of the kitchen from preparation, execution, and breakdown in a fast paced environment. Time and people management, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills are a must. Two years minimum line cook experience required.

SOUS CHEF
The Horn and Cantle restaurant at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky Montana is seeking a culinary leader to join our team as sous chef for winter season and beyond. We are a professional, forward thinking farm to fork kitchen that sources local, seasonal product. Responsibilities include managing the culinary functions to meet the food quality goals, meeting the company’s financial goals, facilities maintenance, and personnel development objectives. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with our company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. We offer; full time hours+ throughout the majority of the calendar year, with a very competitive wage, plus shared tips.

AM SERVER
Seeking full time waitstaff to join our hospitality driven Front of House farm to fork restaurant for our upcoming Summer season. Previous FOH dining Waitstaff experience required.

PM SERVER
Seeking full time waitstaff to join our hospitality driven Front of House farm to fork restaurant for our upcoming Summer season. Previous FOH dining Waitstaff experience required.

ASST SERVER
Seeking full time waitstaff to join our hospitality driven Front of House farm to fork restaurant for our upcoming Summer season. Previous FOH dining Waitstaff experience required.

HOST/HOSTESS
Seeking an outgoing and customer service driven individual to warmly welcome and serve our guests to our recently launched Farm to Fork restaurant The Horn and Cantle. FOH experience preferred but not mandatory. Join us for a fun Summer season working in an exciting and dynamic environment.

BARTENDER
This positions primary responsibility is to provide timely and cordial beverage service to ranch guests, off ranch patrons and ranch crew both in the saloon and at special functions in and around the ranch.

PASTRY CHEF
Seeking self starter for the Baker/Pastry program for the Horn and Cantle restaurant. The position is responsible for the preparation of  daily breakfast pastries, dinner desserts , cookies, cakes/pies, ice creams, savories and breads etc. Previous experience required. Creativity, attention to detail, time management & communication skills are critical in this fast paced environment.  Housing available.

DISHWASHER
Dishwashers are responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitization of dishes, tableware, glassware, pots, pans, and utensils through manual and machine cleaning methods. Additionally, dishwashers are expected to keep the dishwashing area clean and safe.

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Sleigh and Stay

Combine the magic of the Sleigh Ride Dinner with a restful winter night at Lone Mountain Ranch and in one of our cozy log cabins.

For over 35 years the Lone Mountain Ranch Sleigh Ride dinner has been a cherished tradition. Guests are transported on horse drawn sleighs under star light skies to the North Fork cabin. A very special prime rib dinner is served family-style in a room illuminated by oil lanterns and rounded out by the tunes of a cowboy musician. A festive atmosphere is fueled by the warmth of a 100-year-old railroad cook stove and the close camaraderie of the dinner guests. The Lone Mountain Ranch Sleigh Ride embodies the wintertime spirit of Montana like no other. Combine the magic of the Sleigh Ride Dinner with a restful winter night at Lone Mountain Ranch and in one of our cozy log cabins. Wake up by a warm fire feeling energized for a great day skiing the mountain.

Sleigh & Stay Package Details:

  • Authentic ski in/ski out Montana lodging
  • Daily breakfast at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • Sleigh Ride Dinner to the legendary North Fork Cabin
  • In-person and text for service personal Ranch Concierge
  • Twice daily housekeeping service and guest laundry facilities
Winter 2020 Rates Starting Rate
1-bedroom Cabin $559
2-bedroom Cabin $1,119

*All cabins priced differently

 *All package rates are subject to a 5% tax & 20% Resort Fee

 *1-bedroom cabin based on up to two guests

 *2-bedroom cabin based on up to four guests

 

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email reservations@lonemountainranch.com

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Ski + Stay In Real Montana

There’s a new way to ski Big Sky Resort. Ten minutes away from all the crowds and the noise of the slopes is a totally different kind of Montana weekend. Whether you choose to ski, ski, ski or mix it up with fly fishing, fat tire biking, world-class Nordic trails or a guided tour of Yellowstone Park, this is the perfect Montana gift to start 2018 right. We’re offering the peace and the pace of Lone Mountain Ranch, at the highest level of hospitality and service. This package includes:

  • Includes all Winter Discovery Package amenities
  • Three meals a day at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • Sleigh Ride & Dinner to the legendary North Fork Cabin
  • Lift ticket at Big Sky Resort ($130 value)
  • Downhill ski & snowboard concierge and transportation to Big Sky Resort
  • Transfers to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
2020 Rates Adult Child
December 6-20, 2019 $540 $365
January 2 – April 5, 2020 $540 $365

*Rates are per person per night, minimum occupancy applies per cabin

 *All package rates are subject to a 5% tax and a 20% Resort Fee

 *Child rate based on children aged 4-12 years of age

 *4-night minimum

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email reservations@lonemountainranch.com

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Big Sky Bed & Breakfast

The Big Sky Bed & Breakfast includes nightly lodging and daily breakfast, allowing you the freedom to plan the rest of your day exactly how you’d like it. Take advantage of every aspect of the ranch, from our expert guides to our full-service restaurant and saloon, venture into Yellowstone National Park for guided touring, or enjoy the trails on horseback or Nordic skis (activities vary by season).

Bed & Breakfast Package Details:

  • Authentic cabin lodging
  • Daily breakfast at the Horn & Cantle Restaurant
  • In-person and text for service personal Ranch Concierge
  • Twice daily housekeeping service and guest laundry facilities
  • Live Western music in the Saloon

 

 

Winter 2020 Rates Starting Rate
1-bedroom Cabin $359
2-bedroom Cabin $759

*All cabins priced differently

 *All package rates are subject to a 11% tax & 20% Resort Fee

 *1-bedroom cabin based on up to two guests

 *2-bedroom cabin based on up to four guests

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email reservations@lonemountainranch.com

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