Gallatin Gateway was named for being the gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Its original name was Salesville, for a storekeeper, Alan Sales and his brother Zach Sales, who ran a mill in the 1860s. The area was well known for fine dude ranches such as the Elkhorn and depended widely upon tourist trade.
Fully restored to its original 1920s splendor, the Gallatin Gateway Inn is among the finest historic inns in the Rocky Mountain West. Designed as the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad's most elegant hotel, its palatial structure features arched windows, Spanish-style corbels, and carved beams. The original railroad clock still keeps accurate time in the lobby.
Gallatin Gateway is located in southwestern Montana, 12 miles southwest of Bozeman on U.S. Highway 191.