Red Lodge

A mountain escape with endless charm and adventure.

Welcome to Red Lodge

Red Lodge, a hip and historical ski town, offers a delightful retreat that feels worlds away from the hustle of city life, yet it's just a 45-minute scenic drive from Billings. This neighborhood is a treasure trove of natural beauty, boasting awe-inspiring views and an abundance of outdoor activities. From the breathtaking Beartooth Pass to the vibrant downtown area, Red Lodge is a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and community spirit.
What makes Red Lodge truly special is its ability to provide a tranquil escape with all the amenities of a bustling town. Its boutique shops, diverse restaurants, and outdoor activities cater to a range of interests and lifestyles. Whether you're seeking a peaceful getaway or an adrenaline-filled adventure, Red Lodge has something to offer for everyone. The town's historical charm adds a unique flavor to the living experience here, making it not just a place to visit, but a community to be a part of.

What to Love

  • Stunning Natural Scenery: Unmatched views and access to the great outdoors.
  • Vibrant Downtown: A plethora of boutique shops and restaurants.
  • Outdoor Activities: From skiing and snowboarding to hiking and kayaking.
  • Community Events: Exciting events like the Iron Horse Rodeo and 4th of July Parade.
  • Historical Charm: A rich history that adds character to the neighborhood.

Local Lifestyle

Living in Red Lodge means embracing the outdoors and community spirit. The town's residents enjoy a lifestyle that is both active and relaxed, with easy access to outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, golfing, and skiing. The sense of community is strong here, with locals and visitors alike coming together for various festivals and events. Despite being a hub for tourism, Red Lodge maintains a cozy, small-town feel, where friendly faces and warm welcomes are the norms.

Dining and Entertainment

Red Lodge's dining scene is as diverse as it is delicious. Carbon County Steakhouse and Black Canyon Bistro offer fine dining experiences, while Red Lodge Pizza Company and Bogart’s are perfect for casual, family-friendly meals. For those seeking unique culinary flavors, Mas Taco and Las Palmitas are must-visit spots.
Entertainment in Red Lodge is centered around its natural beauty and community events. Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company is a favorite local hangout, offering craft beers in a relaxed setting. The Snow Creek Saloon and Red Lodge Cafe provide a glimpse into the town's vibrant nightlife. For something uniquely Red Lodge, the Bear Creek Saloon is known for its entertaining pig races.

Things to Do

Outdoor activities are at the heart of Red Lodge. The Red Lodge Ski Mountain is a winter sports paradise, offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in the region. In the warmer months, the Beartooth Pass becomes a haven for motorists and cyclists alike, offering stunning views and access to Yellowstone National Park.
The town's calendar is filled with exciting events and festivals. The Iron Horse Rodeo and the 4th of July Parade are local highlights, bringing together the community in celebration. For nature lovers, the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary provides an opportunity to see wildlife up close, while the lookout at Beartooth Pass is a popular spot for chipmunk sightings and breathtaking vistas.


Education in Red Lodge is comprehensive, with the Red Lodge K-12 school catering to the educational needs of the community's children. This school provides a nurturing and engaging learning environment, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded education.
Red Lodge is more than just a neighborhood; it's a lifestyle choice for those who love nature, community, and adventure. Its combination of historical charm, outdoor activities, and a strong sense of community makes it one of the most desirable areas to live in or visit.

Overview for Red Lodge, MT

2,032 people live in Red Lodge, where the median age is 51.9 and the average individual income is $36,681. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Red Lodge, MT

Red Lodge has 1,094 households, with an average household size of 1.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Red Lodge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,032 people call Red Lodge home. The population density is 749.14 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Red Lodge, MT

There's plenty to do around Red Lodge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Babcock & Miles, PREROGATIvE Kitchen, and The Wild Table.

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Dining · $$ 0.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.55 miles 148 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.37 miles 50 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.58 miles 39 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.61 miles 19 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.42 miles 28 reviews 4.8/5 stars
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