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Family Holidays at the Rainbow Ranch

January 19, 2021
It’s been quite a year. Many people are finding solace in the outdoors, getting away from urban areas, and hitting the mountains for fresh air and wide-open spaces. The holidays are going to look different this year, what would normally be large holiday gatherings become smaller and more intimate. Making memories seems more crucial than ever.

Thanksgiving in Big Sky is more than family and food, adventure is a part of the mix in this neck of the woods. It’s opening day at Big Sky Resort, and there is generally sufficient snow for snowshoeing or Nordic skiing along many of the trails. You could also take the family zip-lining, dog sledding, on sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, or try your hand at the Escape Room! Back at the ranch, we’ll be ready with a coursed holiday dinner available from 1:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., so no matter what time of day your family traditionally eats, you’ll be able to enjoy your holiday meal.

Yellowstone National Park is a must-do during winter. The vast open lands blanketed in snow, bison with ice clinging to their faces, steamy geysers, bubbling hot pots, and big blue skies make it seem surreal. You can see the park via snowcoach or guided snowmobile tours. We suggest stopping at Old Faithful to enjoy the ice-skating rink!


If you’re coming in December, you’ll love the lights and the holiday shopping in Big Sky Town Center and Mountain Village. You’ll find an ice rink here as well, and plenty of places for hot cocoa afterward.


As for dining? We’ve got you covered. Breakfast is a la carte, with a Montana Breakfast of bacon, eggs, potatoes and toast served each morning, along with a different breakfast special each day. For a lighter fare, fresh fruit and yogurt will be available. Our dining room is turning out jaw-dropping good food; the new menu adds interesting twists to hearty winter favorites such as elk ragout with winter pear and gorgonzola ravioli, grana Padano and crispy leeks, or the split pea soup with maple glazed pork belly, lemon crema and cornbread. After dinner, enjoy one of our signature cocktails by the fire.



Special holiday meals will be served Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Sound quaint? It is. Join us at the ranch this holiday season.


Early reservations are encouraged, space is filling up quickly.

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