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Montana’s historic 320 Guest Ranch completes renovations of accommodations

The ranch’s renovation features a soft, neutral palette of brown and white complementing golden wood walls and striking wood-burning fireplaces, now fitted with mountain stone.

BIG SKY, MONTANA – Following the successful launch of a new conference and event center in 2013, the 320 Guest Ranch brings modern luxury and contemporary convenience to the historic property with a major renovation of its guest accommodations and public spaces. Upgrades and design elements reflect the ranch’s authentic Montana ambiance, and commitment to environmental initiatives.

“We want to offer both our corporate and leisure clients everything they need for a productive meeting, a family vacation, a romantic wedding or special event in an authentic Montana style” says General Manager John Richardson.

In the renovation, the rustic exteriors of all of the ranch’s 58 cabins, log houses and mountain chalets have been treated, preserved and restained. Inside each building were installed new tile, carpet, window treatments, plus new mattresses, sofas and easy chairs. New headboards were custom-made by a local craftsman. Ceiling fans and new lamps provide an enhanced atmosphere and save energy. Flat screen televisions have been installed in all cabins.  

The ranch’s renovation features a soft, neutral palette of brown and white complementing golden wood walls and striking wood-burning fireplaces, now fitted with mountain stone. On the walls are original photos of Montana wildlife by noted photographer Michael Haring.

The fully-equipped and modern kitchens in several accommodations now offer granite counter tops, new cabinets and stainless appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves. Keurig coffeemakers have been included in all guest accommodations.

Bathrooms now boast quartz counters and low-flow, resource-efficient showerheads have been installed for a refreshing morning shower experience. Upgraded amenities include Bath & Bodyworks lotions, soaps, shampoos and conditioners. The resort has partnered with Clean the World to recycle all remaining soaps and shampoos for distribution to people in developing countries with limited access to hygiene products.

The construction of a new greenhouse is underway to provide fresh produce for the ranch’s popular 320 Steak House Restaurant. That means serving as caretakers for the spectacular lands surrounding this historic ranch.

First built in 1898 and still an authentic ranch, 320 Guest Ranch began taking guests in 1905 when the concept of hosting wealthy vacationers in the West first took hold. The wood and stone buildings are designed to fit seamlessly into the landscape of the Gallatin Valley and Montana’s breathtaking Big Sky Country.

The 320 Guest Ranch is nestled in the heart of the Gallatin River Valley, 15 minutes from Big Sky. The Gallatin Mountain Range and Gallatin National Forest surround the historic ranch and the Gallatin River, one of the world’s top Blue Ribbon fly-fishing trout streams, flows directly through the property just steps away from river front cabin accommodations.

The 320 Guest Ranch offers modern and comfortable cabin accommodations, as well as an authentic Saloon and the 320 Steak House restaurant, featuring big game specialties of the house. In the conference center, meetings and events are supported by a skilled team of conference services professionals.

During the 320’s summer and fall seasons, activities abound including trail riding, fly fishing, chuck wagon barbecues, and excursions through the Gallatin National Forest and the storied Yellowstone National Park. The winter season includes world-class downhill skiing at the slopes of Big Sky, sleighing through the ranch pasturelands, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, as well as winter excursions into Yellowstone National Park just 45 minutes away.

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