Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

As a blanket of snow drapes over the Gallatin Valley, the days grow shorter, the nights grow a bit longer, and the ever desire of holiday cheer grows stronger. Although no one can deny that the crackle of a warm fire and a fine glass of wine can certainly enhance Montana’s winters, it’s the true care of tradition and familiar comradery that make the holidays so special. Here at the Gallatin River Lodge, outstanding traditions remain at the heart of our establishment, bringing our family to yours for this holiday season. You can count on the Lodge’s owner, Steve to recite some cowboy poetry, a welcoming atmosphere with housemade culinary creations & cocktails, and most importantly, our Great Room’s Christmas tree.

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Every year, Steve hikes to his secret tree spot, being sure to find his perfect pick among the forest. He hand-saws it in the snow, and carefully carries it out from the woods to be taken back to the Lodge. Once here, it receives the royal treatment as it stands proudly in our Great Room. Lodge staff come together to adorn the tree in ornate decorations and fishing fly ornaments, handmade by Steve’s long-time friend. After this, the tree is finally ready to be lit, its twinkling lights adding to the cozy ambience for all to enjoy.

The days may be shorter and a bit colder, but Gallatin River Lodge traditions seem to have a way of warming guests with holiday cheer, and old fashioned western hospitality. We welcome you and your family to join us over the Holidays, and create new traditions of your own.

-Larissa Morales, reservations and guest services

Written by : PJ Wirchansky

GRL awarded 2017


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