Welcome to Downtown Red Lodge, MT

Gateway to Yellowstone Park

"Gateway to Yellowstone Park"

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A little about Red Lodge

Gateway to Yellowstone Park via the beautiful Beartooth Highway. Come and experience true western hospitality in this quaint, historic, mountain town.

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The history of Red Lodge

On September 17, 1851, the United States government signed a treaty with the Crow Nation, ceding the area which now contains Red Lodge to the Crow Indians. Rich coal deposits were found there in 1866, and gold was discovered nearby in 1870. An 1880 treaty between the U.S. government and the Crow allowed the area to be settled starting April 11, 1882. The Red Lodge post office was established on Dec 9, 1884 with Postmaster Ezra L. Benton.[8] A rail line was constructed into town, and coal shipments began in June 1889. The boundaries of the Crow Reservation were redrawn October 15, 1892, opening the whole area to settlement. From then until the 1930s, coal mining defined the town. In the late 19th century, many new settlers came to Red Lodge. The majority came from Italy, Scotland, Wales, England, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Austria-Hungary. By the mid-1880s, migrants were still outnumbered by large numbers of Native Americans. By 1892 the population reached 1,180.

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Businesses in Red Lodge, Montana

Here is a collection of downtown Red Lodge, Montana businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Coleman Gallery and Studio


Chronicling natures wonder


Beartooth River Ranch


Providing you with a beautiful natural environment


Blessing House Bed and Breakfast


Rural privacy with spectacular surroundings


Inn on the Beartooth


The Inn offers rustic charm with all the modern conveniences


Irish Rose Bed & Breakfast


Come and stay at this elegant, lovingly restored, stately home.


Pollard Hotel


Historic 39 room hotel


Rock Creek Resort


Rock Creek Resort provides a healthy family atmosphere


Rocky Fork Inn


We're located in a beautiful setting right next to Rock Creek


Cafe Regis


A fresh-food cafe, caterer, and grocery


Carbon County Steakhouse


Casual fine dining atmosphere with a rustic, old west flare.


Hope's Homemade


A locally owned and operated bakery and bistro


Red Lodge Ales - Sam's Tap Room


Try our freshly brewed ales and have a bite


Kibler and Kirch


Home decor and furniture with Montana style


Red Lodge Books and Tea


Don't miss our amazing tea bar, with over 100 teas!


Sagebrush Sirens


Fine leathers and high end western fashion


Sylvan Peak


20 Years of Providing Red Lodge with quality outdoor gear