Sleigh Ride at Lone Mountain Ranch

4.7
47 reviews
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An exquisite sleigh ride and dining experience at the beautiful Sleigh Ride at Lone Mountain Ranch. Please select 6 pm to book your reservation. This is a one seating event and no other times are available.


Pricing:
Per Person: $135 including tax and gratuity


Holiday Season 12/22/16 to 1/2/16 and 2/11/17 - 2/25/17:
Per Person: $160 including tax and gratuity


Credit Card on File will be charged IN FULL if cancellations are not made 72 hours before date of reservation.

What you should know for the sleigh ride dinner:

-Check-in at 6:15 pm, sleighs depart at 6:50 pm
-Wine and beer for sale at the ranch, no B.Y.O.B.
-Blankets are provided on each sleigh
-Dress for the outdoors, snow boots recommended
-Sleigh ride returns to the ranch at 9:30 pm
-Season runs December 9 through April 3, 2017; dependent on weather
-Appropriate for ages 4 and older
-Price includes dinner, music, tax, and 18% service fee
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American
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Hours of operation
Daily 6:00 pm–9:15 pm
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(406) 995-2782
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Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Gruber
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BIG SKY'S ORIGINAL SLEIGH RIDE
For over 35 years the Sleigh Ride at Lone Mountain Ranch 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.

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Proposals, Family Reunions, Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinner
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Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Private Room, View, Wine
What 47 People Are Saying
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4.7based on all time ratings
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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous! The sleigh ride was so fun and our driver Jimmy was great. The food was delicious and the music was very entertaining. I loved everything about our evening.

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. This is far more than just dinner. It is a memorable event between the sliegh ride through pristine snow covered woods to the off the grid rustic cbin for country music and a delicious dinner prepared on a wood cook stove. Cant say enough about how fantastic the entire crew was. Thanks and will be back!

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Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have done the sleigh ride dinner 4 times now - the sleigh ride, horses, drivers, and Bruce the awesome singing cowboy were absolutely wonderful as usual. We were disappointed with the meal this year for the vegetarian option. This year I was given potato leek soup, then given butternut squash soup after I had eaten the potato leek, and told that the potato had a meat broth. Then instead of the prime rib I was served a cauliflower steak. So I had a popover, soups, a piece each of brussel sprout and broccoli, mashed potatoes, a cauliflower steak and dessert. Didn't seem as though that was worth what we paid ($140 or so plus tip.) We also had indicated this was for a birthday, and so was told "happy birthday" when we checked in and paid. It seems as though other years it was a little more festive at the cabin.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Hotel was beautiful Food and drinks fabulous

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a magical way to spend a winter evening. Loved the old west feel and the hosts and hostesses were perfect! Would recommend for a true Montana experience.

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Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fun experience and some Montana ambiance. Dress warmly for the sleigh ride, but do layers as it is warm in the cabin. Arrive early for some drinks and check in at the saloon. In the past it was BYOB, now you must purchase their very overpriced beer and wines if you want some for dinner. Nice that you just place an order and it is at your assigned table when you arrive at the cabin for dinner. The sleigh ride seems very short, but I guess it’s enough to get a thrill. The whole evening is fun but a bit overpriced for what you get.

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FS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive for brief sleigh ride and mediocre food . Cool setting and enjoyed cowboy songs

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very nice. Second time on the sleigh ride. Just runs a little late as does not leave until 7 pm.

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San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply great.

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JG
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved everything about this nighttime sleighride dinner. Tucked in the middle of the woods, driven by a horse drawn sleigh to a quaint cozy cabin for a fantastic prime rib dinner. I cant say enough great thinga about the whole night, the staff, the ambiance...it was exactly what i had hoped for!

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! The food and entertainment was outstanding. Definitely worth it to get to the saloon early to check in if you're not staying at Lone Mountain, as the check in can get a little hectic but the bar is awesome with a great outdoor area as well with a fireplace.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time to enjoy this authentic sleigh ride & dinner. A definite treat.

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Montana
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I wish I could say that I enjoyed this meal as much as I have in the past, but it just isn't so. When we first arrived to the cabin there were not enough seats at our assigned table. The staff had to look at our card, and then agreed that we were at the right table and that there were not enough chairs or place settings. Once this was resolved, we were seated and the serving began. We first received a potato and leek soup, which was delicious, but the portions were not properly controlled. Two of the people in our party had a normal portion, while two others barely had two or three spoonfuls. Next, the vegetables and potatoes were served. The mashed potatoes were so salty that they were not good. The vegetables were just okay. The meat didn't arrive for another 15 minutes or more. I think most people prefer to eat the meat and vegetables at the same time. Some of the meat was very tough and not very tasty. The entertainment was good, as was the sleigh ride, but for the money, the meal was not good. If you want wine with your meal you have to purchase it at their saloon and pay nearly twice the price for it. This was our fourth time to do the dinner sleigh ride. The first two experiences were fantastic. Last year I noticed that it wasn't as good, but this year the experience just isn't worth the price anymore. Unfortunately, this will be our last trip to the Lone Mountain Dinner Sleigh Ride.

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SH
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sleigh ride dinner in the area! Loved our evening. The prime rib was perfection as was guitarist Bruce.

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Montana
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd opportunity to enjoy this dining experience. It was so delicious. We will definitely do it again. However, it would be nice to know how much it costs before you get there. There is a big difference between $50+ and $135, which is what it was.

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Montana
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely experience! Most cooperative with food allergies. Very enjoyable!

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JA
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our family has been taking this sleigh ride to dinner in the cabin for about 20 years. It is always magical. We were quite impressed this year how well we were accommodated for those in our group with food allergies. It is quite difficult to make reservations, however, either directly at Lone Mountain Ranch or via Open Table. Also, Open Table gives you options for dinner times, but there is only one seating per night! Be advised if you want wine, you must purchase it at the bar up the hill from the check-in cabin. The food is steak, potatoes and veggies (so let them know if you are a vegetarian, etc.), and the ambiance is spectacular, especially entertainer Bruce with his authentic cowboy songs and stories. Dress warmly for the 15-minute sleigh ride up to the cabin, which is heated by a stove (so dress in layers) and lighted by lanterns. There is no restroom in the cabin, just an outhouse. The dining is family-style, so you’ll have a chance to get to know others at your table. This is always a special night that our family looks forward to. It is a true Montana experience!

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Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time in Montana and wanted to experience local gems, this was one. It is $$, but the food is plenty, the sleigh ride a sweet experience pulled by draft horses, guided by a cowboy, wrapped in blankets with the people you care for under the stars. Dinner served in a remote cabin with a local musician singing cowboy songs and poems under candle light. Can't put a price on it. My only wish is that the sleigh ride was longer...the actual ride is only 15 -20minutes to the cabin and another 15-20 back. Show up to Lone Mountain Ranch earlier for the mingling around the fire/saloon. Thanks LMR

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Montana
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Once again, another great dinner, with new friends that live locally in West Yellowstone and have for over 30+ years never been to this type of event. So it was nice to be able to treat them to a nice event, lots of ambiance, a friendly group and of course served and hosted by great staff from Lone Mountain Ranch!

Very highly recommended!

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M
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Wish it were easier to get reservations but that’s why it’s so fun. My only criticism is the singer in the bar was was excellent with a great voice made the bar cramped. Don’t know how that can be fixed .

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an absolute must for anyone wanting a Montana Mountain dining experience.

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Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 3

I have gone on this sleigh ride for over 20 years... it is always such a thrill, but I have to say the food this time was very disappointing. usually one can't get enough of it all, but even the prime rib fell short.....

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Jimmy our sleigh drive was awesome along with Mike and Pete our horse.

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Montana
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting my son and family in Bozeman and wanted to treat him and his wife with the dinner/sleigh ride. Everything was excellent and I would recommend to everyone.
The only issue was when I made my reservation, what I printed out said it was for 5:30. When we arrived we were told the sleigh ride wasn’t until 7:00 so we had a long wait.
I would definitely do this again when I’m in the area!

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K
Montana
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My husband and I are from Bozeman and thought the sleigh ride to the Cabin in the woods was fun- however I do think there were a few simple things that could of been improved. First I will start with the positives- the horses were beautiful, food service was prompt when we arrived to cabin, the entire process was very “Montana authentic” and during the sleigh ride you could see the stars perfectly! Food wasn’t amazing but still a very good home style prime rib, mashed potatoes ( should add a gravy), veggie medley. The guy that sang the cowboy songs was really good and authentic, but cabin was so small you can’t have a conversation at the same time. A few improvements could be made to make it worth the $270 (for 2 people) would of been- some type of lighting either Xmas lights on the trees or on the sleigh, maybe serve complimentary hot chocolate or cider beforehand to customers, and a heater in the outhouse bathroom could of made everyone’s experience nicer. It was 28 degrees in the outhouse and could of easily been heated. Also benches in sleighs and wagons had no cushions and they crammed 4 large adults to one bench making everyone sit sideways. When you get to the cabin it’s too late to possibly order a glass of wine with your meal- no alcohol is served once you sit down- you’re expected to hold a plastic cup of wine for the entire ride in the freezing dark or possibly buy a bottle before hand at the check in desk? There was a corporate party that they smooshed with a few of us couples that were on dates so there had to be 45 adults all crammed into one tiny cabin at the same time with one super cold outhouse. I think if you have a party over the size of 20 you need to book a private time- don’t make the rest of us squeeze in to fill in the holes- it was waaaay to packed. Essentially what I’m getting at is if you pay $270 for two people I felt you should have more privacy like your own table instead of family style date night.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Always beautiful and a great ride up but they changed the chef this year and it is not nearly as good as last year with Cowboy Tom. Not the same experience. Food was ok more fu-fu then cowboy. :-(

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a must do if you want to experience a warm evening with family style dining. The live music was what made the whole experience so special.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is something everyone should do if you are visiting Big Sky. It is MAGICAL! The food was absolutely fantastic as well as the entertainment and ambiance. If t had been snowing, it would have been the cherry on top!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful trip to Big Sky and the Sliegh Ride dinner was definitely a highlight! Loved Bruce's music and of course Howdy and Jerry were a great team! What a great night!

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Montana
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely evening the first time we went on the sleigh ride with dinner that we knew we would return the next time we were in Big Sky. Our friends (first timers) were amazed by the entire experience, as were we even though we knew what to expect. We advised them to bring a blanket (for sleigh ride) and an empty stomach for the delicious meal. The rosemary popovers were very anticipated and did not disappoint. Bruce, the story-teller/singer, was entertaining and was able to get the crowd to participate at a great level. The coziness of the room, the food, the lighting (no electricity), the smells, and the great sleigh drivers made for a perfect night. It was simply delightful!

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Montana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Big Sky every year and enjoying the Sleigh Ride Dinner is one of the highlights of our visit.

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Montana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Warm cozy atmosphere work delicious food. Entertainer was delightful and wonderful historian. I t was too bad teenagers in attendance didn't respect him. Overall a wonderful evening

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Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A once in a lifetime must! Everything was thought of in order for it to be authentic. Most especially, Tom, the Manager. He cares deeply about this place and how it's presented. Don't miss it!

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DW
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most enjoyable dinners that I've ever eaten. We had a vegetarian in our group and accommodations were made for her. I would gladly repeat this experience. The sleigh ride was wonderful through the dark trees and the stars were out. The food was excellent. I can't imagine that anyone would not have a great time.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were disappointed with this experience. The evening started with the main organizer admonishing the group for wasting time by taking pictures of the horses.
It was a beautiful evening, lots of stars to see during a short sleigh ride. The dinner was ok but the prime rib was excellent and we enjoyed the music. The whole experience just not worth what it cost! I would recommend if it was half the the price.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the sleigh ride to the cabin in the woods. The absence of light made the stars spectacular as we trotted along. The atmosphere of the cabin was great. Very warm and cozy. The potato leak soup was exceptional, and the prime rib dinner was awesome as well (keep in mind prime rib is typically pretty rare). Great evening with live entertainment! Would definitely recommend!

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HC
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were wonderful, the sleigh ride was great, the food was ok considering the environment it was prepared. The entertainment was ok too but maybe less mandatory listening. I suppose if the entertainment was better guests would have wanted to listen and not be told to. The overall experience was just this side of fantastic (but not $300 fantastic).

For that price point some wine, flowers, or chocolates (or all 3) should have been included. The food was a $100 dinner for two in a restaurant, at best. Therefore, the sleigh ride was worth $200? No matter how it's evaluated it wasn't worth the price. However, if $$ is no option for you then by all means do it, twice.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated the evening with our daughter and her partner. Sleighride was gorgeous! Food was delicious! Excellent entertainment that was not overpowering. Very organized service. Wonderful hosts and a chance to visit with those powerful Belgian horses! Thank you for a most memorable evening!!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not to be missed. Will not be regretted.

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Montana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night - snowing lightly, being pulled in a sleigh along a quiet trail to a restaurant up the hill (with the best outhouse ever!) to enjoy a comfort-food dinner in a rustic room with great food, great service, and great people. What could be better?

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