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Reviewed 7 February 2015

Love the rustic western décor here! Hall carpeting full of brands, stair banister is a huge rope, lots of wood paneling. Nice, comfortable room and free off-street parking. Very convenient to downtown restaurants, right next to the new public library. Didn't need the café adjacent but nice to have it for future stays. Secure w-fi too. Comfortable bed and pillows.

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

We love it too! Thanks so much for writing a review and for staying with us. We look forward to having you back again soon.

Spearfish, South Dakota
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We recently spend a couple of nights at the Dude Rancher Lode in Billings MT while in town to take our Nursing Boards. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I enjoy the country western feel of the lodge and the adjoining diner had great food at a good price. The place is historic and comes with a fun history...

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

How great you enjoyed your stay so much, that is exactly the guest experience we aim for! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it. Our front desk staff is available onsite and by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are very helpful with any special requests you may have or information...

Casper, Wyoming
Reviewed 14 January 2015

I travel quite a bit and I get really sick of the cookie cutter chain hotels. This place was quaint and had some great Western decorating Pet friendly nice clean room and a jet tub! Rooms are a little small for extended stay. Loved the decor! Comfortable clean place to stay,

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Happy to hear you had such a good time with us. Did you get to see our historic registry plaque? Thank you for recognizing us here and giving us your business.

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I have stayed here twice for over night stays. They except pets and the rooms both were clean. The showers had plenty of hot water, The best thing about the stay here is the breakfast. The breakfast is included with the price. The breakfast is at the restaurant connect to the hotel. Good food

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your stay and your meals with us. Thank you for your business and for taking the time to write a review. I would like to clarify, we offer a $5 breakfast coupon ($10 - $12 value) at the front desk for our guests. It is the best value breakfast in Billings. Thank You again, see...

Helena, Montana
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Stayed 2 nights on very comfortable beds. Thought the decor was interesting then found out the Dude Rancher was built in 1950 and patterned after the "Old West" vision of the day. Then the knotty pine paneling, hand-hewed furniture (all over the place-even in the cafe) and rough laid brick all made sense. Brands stitched into the carpet. OK -...

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

It is so exciting when somebody “gets” you. Thank you for paying such close attention to detail and then sharing it here. I am also happy you enjoyed our new European pillow top mattresses and breakfast at Stirrups our on-site café. Soon you will be able to say you remember those out dated sinks and wall paper. We look forward...

Powell, Wyoming
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The only growl I have for this older, updated lodge is the heater every now and then would really be noisy shutting off; sounded to me like a bearing of something similar going out. I really liked it when the heater was on, it was so soft and soothing, you just fell asleep listening to it. We had checked in...

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. We are very proud of the service you received, it is exactly our goal to make you feel welcome and at home. It is loyal guests such as you that make our jobs rewarding. Thank you and we will see you again soon.

O'Fallon, Missouri
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Passing thru on our way to Helena and decided to stop and sleep over. Arrived about 10 pm and was greeted with a friendly face at the front desk. Room was clean and quaint. Lots of charm! Great $5 breakfast as well. Can't wait to stop over again on my way thru next year!

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and your review. We really appreciate our loyal guests and look forward to your next visit. You can also visit us on facebook and keep up with what is going on here at the hotel and in Billings.

Reno, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The lobby is cute and quaint but my room was disgusting. The pictures they have online look nothing like the actual room you stay in or at least the one that they put me in. It was the dirtiest hotel I have ever stayed in. The carpets had giant stains, the bathroom walls had green astro-turf on the walls with...

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate every guest who shares his or her perception of our hotel. When the criticisms are constructive we are able to embrace these and grow from them. Upon reading your review I have closed your room and have resolved all housekeeping and maintenance issues. Over the past 6 months we have made major strides in guest experience by updating...

Reviewed 8 November 2014

We were just passing through billings for the night and this place was perfect! It is very clean, affordable and great service. We stayed in the suite which was so affordable especially for a Friday night and had a kitchen supplied with all the cooking essentials. The lodge is so adorable as well. I defidently would recommend this hotel and...

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had such a good time with us! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and for giving us your business we appreciate it. We too can’t wait to have you back.

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 25 September 2014

My lifelong dream was to go and visit Yellowstone! I finally did and stayed at the Dude Rancher. What a fantastic place to stay. The hotel is very Western-isque and the staff is great! I spoke to the General Manager Todd about my dream trip and gave me lots of helpful suggestions and maps and must do things. He also...

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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time in Billings! The trail ride is a very neat experience! Take care and hope to see you guys again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dude Rancher Lodge is an historic downtown Billings hotel. We are proud to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is America’s official list of important properties that provide a valuable link to the past and have been deemed worthy of preservation. Built in 1949, our hotel near downtown Billings is a rustic ranch that features weeping brick mortar and full-length porches. Our interior is designed with knotty pine paneling, custom-built western-style furnishings, decorative lampshades and carpeting that is adorned with the brands of local ranchers who originally invested in the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dude Rancher Lodge

Address: 415 N 29th St, Billings, MT 59101-1245
Region: United States > Montana > Billings
Price Range: RM308 - RM415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dude Rancher Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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