For over 100 years, Lone Mountain Ranch has been a symbol of the American West. We had a seat at the table for the early days of Yellowstone Park, the formation of the town of Big Sky, the evolution of ranching and logging in the Northern Rockies and the preservation of this spectacular wilderness. Ever since we homesteaded in 1915, our story has had one consistent thread: warm and welcoming hospitality to all. Take a walk back through time to get a sense of our roots and the Real Montana you’ll find when you get here.
In 1977, Bob and Vivian Schaap bought Lone Mountain Ranch with a dream to turn it into one of the world’s premier cross country ski destinations. Over the course of 30 years, the Schaaps established and refined a year-round guest experience that celebrated the good things in life – and the very best of Montana. Guests from all over the world became regular faces at the Ranch, and generations of families made their memories here. The Schnapps also achieved their dream of Nordic skiing greatness: Lone Mountain Ranch was rated the #1 destination in North America by Cross Country Skiing Magazine.
Today, Lone Mountain Ranch is proud to be part of the Makar Collection – a distinct group of hotel properties in some of America’s most intriguing destinations. In 2016, the property received careful restoration and renovation, updating the the cabins and dining experiences with modern amenities, while maintaining the authentic heritage of a century old Montana gem. With a passion for curating unique hospitality experiences, it’s a new day at the old ranch.
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