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Trego, Montana
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Booked this hotel based on its historic quality but the best aspect was the location. It it within walking distance of Montana Brewing Company as well as several banks and eating establishments. The hotel itself has a cafe that upon check in you receive $5 coupon per guest per day. The food is good and the coffee hot! We stayed...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed so many wonderful aspects of your stay. Go Bears! Yes, a room with two full sized beds and three adults can be a bit cramped, one solution might be booking two adjacent rooms for your family next time you come to stay. ALL our beds are...

Stanford, Montana
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Stayed at the Dude Rancher recently on a business trip; it was close to the convention center I was attending the next day. Rooms were clean and quirky with unique, but pleasant western decor. Heating and cooling system was definitely the biggest issue; couldn't get the room at a desired temperature. Also, the carpet on the walls in the bathroom...

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

Thank You for choosing us and for taking the time to write a review here. We truly appreciate your recommendation and are gratified you enjoyed your room, location and service. You do not say if you were too cold or too hot or perhaps a combination of both. Rest assured our maintenance department has been made aware of your experience...

regina sask
Reviewed 10 March 2015

This is the first time my wife and I have stayed at the Dude Rancher and we really liked it. It is Western themed and in a great down-town location close to restaurants and bars. Our room had a King bed and a bathtub with jacuzzi jets. The room was clean and also had a fridge and microwave, flat tv,...

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

We love being “discovered” by our kind of folks! Thank You for choosing us and for taking the time to write such a great review. We definitely look forward to having you stay with us again. If you like rodeo we have Professional Bull Riding the third weekend in April at the Metra.

Reviewed 1 March 2015

Great everything I would recommend this a million times over. Great people and service close to everything rooms very clean the bed very comfortable. Front desk is really welcoming. Room service was quick.

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

Thanks so much for such a kind review! We appreciate your business and the time you took to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you as our guest again soon.

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.

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 North 29th Street, Billings, MT 59101
Region: United States > Montana > Billings
Price Range: $102 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dude Rancher Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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