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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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3Thank antiquarian101
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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5Thank Barb F
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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3Thank dmilkovich
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!

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 24 September 2014

A unique lodging experience. Love the western theme. Very warm and quaint environment with great staff. Central location in downtown Billings is a plus with easy parking. So much better than hotel chain experiences.

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

Thank you so much for writting a review! We here at the dude are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you again!

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 24 September 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Dude Rancher Lodge a number of times in recent years. We've always enjoyed our stays, but the recent renovations made this latest visit even better! The manager and staff are friendly and accommodating and the price can't beat.

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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 such a wonderful review! We love when our guest leave with a smile on there faces! We have lots of renovating ideas so on your next stay hope we have them in place!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Arrived late at night on a trip driving through Montana, quick check in, great location, walking distance to restaurants, affordable, friendly staff. I would stay at the hotel again. Seemed fair price for the room.

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

Hi, we at the Dude are pleased to hear you and your wife had a good time at the Dude! I will pass on this review to our head housekeeper and to the restaurant. We try very hard to make our guest feel at home! Thank you again!

Reviewed 23 September 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at this property. We were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional staff, clean room/facility as well as fantastic on-site restaurant. The rate was affordable and I would have expected to pay more. I would recommend this property without hesitation. We will make sure and stay at this property whenever in Billings.

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

Thank You, reviews like yours inspire those of us in the hospitality industry to even greater heights. We also believe our staff is exceptional and we are gratified you had such a pleasant time with us. We appreciate our loyal guests and look forward to having you with us again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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: RM347 - RM365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dude Rancher Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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