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Retreat to Rainbow Ranch Lodge

May 20, 2022
Retreats are back in the corporate budget. Companies of all sizes realize the importance of getting out of the office, getting off electronic devices, and thinking about opportunities from a creative perspective. The importance of sharing memorable experiences can’t be understated; in fact, many millennials will say positive business travel is an integral part of company culture. And with many teams working remotely, connecting face to face is essential.

Montana’s mountains are exceptional for retreats.

The fresh air, water, and forests have a calming and cathartic effect on people. And the big skies? We believe they encourage big ideas.

You’re merely stepping out of the bustle and into a world of natural beauty. That we know is good for the soul.

Skiing at Big Sky Resort

Building time into the agenda to experience the beauty of the area is paramount to a successful retreat. Big Sky Resort, with 5,850 skiable acres, is considered the upper echelon of skiing in North America. From the top of Lone Peak, you can see 2 National Parks and three states! No worries if not everyone skis, there are lessons and mountain guides available for all experience levels.

More Local Outdoor Recreation and Activities

Nordic skiing is a great way to get in both a workout and an adventure. There are many Forest Service trails around the edge of town, we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. Or, try a dog sled ride; tours leave daily right from the ranch! Hikers will love strapping on snowshoes and hitting the hills, and for the die-hard, winter fishing can be a blast. Summer activities include horseback riding, rafting, hiking, zip-lining, ATV riding, and fishing. And no matter the time of year, we suggest a visit to Yellowstone National Park. During the winter months, the west entrance of the park is only accessible via snowmobile or slowcoach tours, which are both fantastic ways to see the park up close and personal. Imagine, steamy geysers, miles of snow cover, and herds of bison in their frosty coats.

Local Cuisine

As for meeting space and meals, we think you’ll like what we’ve got cooking. Our restaurant team uses locally sourced, hand-made dishes with delicious vegetarian options. From our house-made granola to our fresh made soups and sandwiches, early day dining is something special. And when it comes to dinner, prepare yourself for an authentic Montana meal.

Our Meeting Spaces

Meetings and dinners can be held in one area or can move throughout the facility. Our historic barn built back in 1919 and adjoining tent, house a full bar, and wooden dance floor. The space comfortably fits 100 people in a conference setting, and up to 300 people for receptions.

For intimate events, the stately Bacchus Room, which looks into our award-winning wine cellar is the perfect space, seating ten people at the long table with leather chairs.

Groups of 20-40 people can utilize the North Dining Room, with a view of the Gallatin River and National Forest, or the South Dining Room, which is bigger and opens on to the deck.

Relax with us

Everyone will love relaxing around the stone fireplace with a handcrafted cocktail. Try the Rainbow Dining Room’s signature Manhattan, the Montana Sky, a blend of Buffalo Trace whiskey, Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port, and bitters.

There are 21 rooms available, perfect for smaller retreats, but if you need additional bedrooms, we’re happy to help you arrange accommodations.

Unwind in the Hot Tub

Did we mention the hot tub? The large, outdoor hot tub is a lovely way to relax, unwind, and enjoy the company of your colleagues and friends. There is something inherently peaceful about a hot soak next to a roaring fire under a canopy of stars.

To learn more about retreat options, give us a call, (406) 995-4132.