Our Big Sky vacation rentals put guests in the middle of a mountain oasis. This small town resort community maintains a down-to-earth feel with plenty of amenities and activities to keep you busy, relaxed, and rejuvenated during your entire visit.
Where is Big Sky, MT?
Located in Southwest Montana, Big Sky is located about 44 miles away from the college town of Bozeman and 51 miles from the popular tourist town of West Yellowstone, the closest access point to Yellowstone National Park. Though its year-round population remains at a mere 2,500 residents, visitors from all over the nation come to Big Sky to enjoy the great outdoors!
Big Sky has held its place as a popular tourist spot since the 1970s, specifically for its abundance of recreation and relaxation. No matter what time of year you visit Big Sky, you're sure to be treated to a well-deserved vacation!
Winter Recreation in Big Sky
Our Big Sky Resort lodging makes getting to the slopes a cinch. Big Sky Resort is actually two resort areas sharing one mountain. These two partnering resorts come together to create "the Biggest Skiing in America" - for every skier or rider, there are at least two acres of terrain. With a total of 5,800 acres, that's a lot of wiggle room! If that wasn't enough to inspire you, Big Sky Resort has some of the best snowfall in the Rockies (over 400 inches annually), and some of the shortest lift lines to boot.
No need to fret if you've never touched snow before. The Big Sky Snowsports School is here to give you the best experience you can have on the mountain. Group and private lessons are available for kids and adults, as well as an adaptive program. Maybe you'd like to ski, just not downhill - why not try Nordic skiing? Lone Mountain Ranch is one of the best Nordic ski centers in the country, with over 53 miles of groomed trails!
Big Sky loves its winter wonderland. Book a dog sled tour with Spirit of the North Dog Sled Adventures, a sleigh ride with a local outfitter, or find a good hill to sled on. Be daring with ice climbing in Gallatin Canyon, or simply relax with a spa treatment at Solace Spa. After your day of chilly fun comes to a close, pick an aprés ski or sleigh ride dining option and watch the alpine glow on Lone Mountain.
Summertime in Big Sky
Our Big Sky vacation rentals aren't just for winter. As the days get longer and hotter and the snow melts, a new landscape emerges. A colorful display of wildflowers takes over the hillsides, and the Gallatin River beckons.
Getting wet is just what happens when you pick a river raft trip down the Gallatin River. Once you enter the Gallatin Canyon, it's all white water from here! Guests can select the intensity of the ride, ranging from the Mad Mile, a mile and a half of continuous white water rapids, or the less-intense section with bursts of Class 3 rapids for a good soak and a short burst of adrenaline.
Our Big Sky lodging is also the launch pad for your next visit to the western fringes of Yellowstone National Park, where guests can hike to visit some of the park's geothermal wonders like Old Faithful or enjoy some of the West's most classic wildlife like bison, grizzly bears, wolves, and elk.
Hiking, cross-country running, and horseback rides are all popular in Big Sky, which offers a myriad of multi-use trails for visitors of all calibers. Make a picnic for a visit to Ousel Falls with fresh picks from the farmers' market. In the summer evenings, head to Basecamp at Big Sky Resort for a free concert series, and let the kids try out the bungee trampoline or the putt-putt course.
When you stay in one of our Big Sky vacation rentals, you're coming home - even if it's only for a week!
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