Welcome to Red Lodge
Tucked into a mountain valley between glaciers and plains, Red Lodge is a unique community that blends a love for the Great Outdoors with a strong spirit of hospitality and open friendliness. You could say we’re a beautiful 60-mile drive from anywhere — the economic and business center of Billings, Montana is just 60 miles north, the western rodeo town of Cody, Wyoming is an easy hour’s drive south, and, via either of two mountainous routes, the world’s outdoor playground of Yellowstone National Park is just 60 miles up (actually, south-west, but it feels like up). Which means we’re far enough away to be a true community of our own, while airports, shipping and banking hubs, and the amenities of a city are close by when you need them.
Doing Business in Red Lodge
Tourism is the obvious economy in Red Lodge, fueled by access to Yellowstone National Park via the celebrated Beartooth Highway during the summer and skiing on Red Lodge Mountain during the winter. But as county seat and home to substantial hospital and school systems, Red Lodge also has a year-round economy that attracts families and young people alike.
Living in Red Lodge
Living in Red Lodge is a full-contact sport. From the moment you get here, you’re bound to be awash in invitations to get involved. With more than 50 non-profit organizations, whose efforts range from creating and maintaining recreational trails to our volunteer Fire/EMS teams, and even upkeep at the local ice rink, there is certain to be somewhere you’ll fit in.
But there’s just no way around it: if you’re gonna live in Red Lodge, you’ve got to make peace with winter. We get lots of it. Which means we know how to make it fun. And then when summer hits, forget about it — there’s nothing better.