• Sage Lodge Opens in Pray, Montana

     
    POSTED April 10, 2019
     

Situated 20 minutes south of Livingston and less than 35 minutes from Yellowstone National Park, the new Sage Lodge in Pray features 50 guest rooms in the form of a 34-room lodge and four 2,800-square-foot cabins that sleep up to 16. Sage Lodge’s event facility, The Barn, includes the Yellowstone Room that can host receptions for up to 190 and three smaller breakout rooms with space for up to 30 each. The Barn’s indoor-to-outdoor design allows events to spill onto the Lodge Lawn and Yellowstone Lawn. Amenities at the property include a full-service spa, more than a mile of Yellowstone River access, hiking and biking trails, and more. Sage Lodge also offers unique adventures á la carte, including tours of tours of Yellowstone National Park, horseback riding, llama treks, snowshoeing and more as well as multiday itineraries and all-inclusive programs such as fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, alpine skiing and riverbank yoga.

On the culinary side, The Grill, led by executive chef Brian Sullivan, serves a menu featuring craft cocktails, wood-fired meats and regional fish, with most of the cooking done over an open wood-fire grill. The restaurant has seating for up to 80 inside and an additional 30 on a covered patio overlooking the Yellowstone River. In the main lodge, The Fireside Room seats 50 inside and 24 on the patio and serves daily breakfast for guests, brunch on the weekends, and an all-day menu for quick bites and beverages. Sullivan and his team also offer programming for meetings and events, including cooking classes.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.