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Gallatin Gateway Montana

Just southwest of Bozeman and north of Big Sky, the Gallatin Gateway truly marks the gateway into the Gallatin River Canyon.

  • 32 miles north of Big Sky.
  • Although small, Gallatin Gateway has several lodging and dining choices.
  • The historic Gallatin Gateway Inn was built in 1920 and still operates today.

Why should I visit Gallatin Gateway?

Gallatin Gateway lies at the entrance to the Gallatin Rivery Canyon, just south of Bozeman. It offers a quiet alternative to busy Bozeman. Originally famous for dude and guest ranches, today the area welcomes visitors on their way to Big Sky, West Yellowstone, and the famous Yellowstone National Park.

Where is Gallatin Gateway?

Gallatin Gateway lies along US 191 just an hour drive north of Big Sky.

What sort of Services and Amenities does Gallatin Gateway offer?

Gallatin Gateway lodging options are quaint, including cabins, a restored historic inn, and a few guest ranches. There are a couple dining options, including the well visited Porter House Restaurant. You'll also find a gas station and post office.

What can I see and do in Gallatin Gateway?

Gallatin Gateway serves as the gateway to a wide assortment of outdoor activities. Just an hour down the road you can enjoy world class skiing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, and ziplines. Fly fishing is fantastic along the Gallatin River.

Little Bear School House Museum
While in Gallatin Gateway, you can stop in to see the restored one-room log school called Little Bear School House Museum.

Gallatin Gateway Inn
A significant local attraction is the historic Gallatin Gateway Inn. In the mid 1920s the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway decided to capitalize on its electrified route through Montana, and built a spur line to carry the adventurous traveler to Yellowstone National Park. The Gallatin Gateway Inn was built to serve and refresh weary travelers. In an astonishing four months, crews of as many as 500 men completed the 42,000 square foot Spanish-style building. Today, the stunningly restored railroad hotel boasts its ability to take you away from all the hustle and bustle of the post-modern world and return you to the romantic days of the Old West

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