Although Big Sky has grown considerably in the last 10 years, it still remains relatively uncrowded and tranquil, making it a perfect getaway destination within the US. The world-class skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and dining and shopping options year-round mean that there's something for everyone in this quaint town. While you are in Big Sky, go shopping along Lone Mountain Ranch Road or grab a bite to eat in one of the many great restaurants scattered along Highway 191.
Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in Big Sky:
-Ousel Falls: A well-maintained walking trail leads directly to the 30-foot falls.
-Mountain Village: Located at the bottom of Big Sky Mountain, a small array of restaurants, shopping, and ski rental options can be found here.
-Go Skiing: Big Sky Mountain has plenty of skiing and snowboarding trails for every age and experience level, making it the perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
-Yellowstone National Park: This vast national park that sits at the top of one of the world's largest active volcanoes is considered to be one of the Earth's natural wonders.
-Livingston: Go for an afternoon drive through this nearby town, home to plenty of sprawling mansions that the rich and famous use as getaway homes.
-Bozeman: This nearby city boasts more outdoor recreational opportunities than almost anywhere else in the state.
Big Sky plays host to a wide range of events and festivals throughout the year, so there will always be something to take part in whenever you visit. The Big Sky Country Fair, held every August, is one of the largest in the state and offers a variety of activities including a community parade, a 5K run, and art vendors. Music in the Mountains, an annual concert held every July, features live music from just about every genre you could think of. Big Sky Winterfest, held annually for a long weekend every February, celebrates the best of Montana in the winter and is typically the biggest attraction in the area each year.
Luckily, no matter when you plan to visit, or what kind of home you're looking for, there's something in Big Sky that will meet your needs. With homes ranging from luxury condos just steps from the slopes to rustic cabins in the more remote parts of town, there's a vacation rental in Big Sky that's right for you!
"Best Equipped House EVER, and that's not the good part"
Left on 07/29/2015 for a stay in July 2015
We rented six cabins at Powder Ridge from BookBigSky for a family reunion that we hold every other year. We have been all over: Hawaii, Outer Banks, Lake Tahoe, Alaska. We've stayed in some VERY nice places.
Our cabin was absolutely the best equipped facility we've ever stayed in. Here are the things we did NOT have to buy, because the house already had enough for a week: toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, trash bags, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and laundry detergent.. This was on top of an abundance of towels and two bathrooms per room.
Better than all this. The views, the deck, the beds, the kitchen, the location. We stayed in summer, so Big Sky was not crowded and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed the area but, more importantly, we really enjoyed the house, inside and out, to spend time with family. This was a spectacular home and BookBigSky.com made it all very easy for us.
"Great House for the entire family with wonderful views"
Left on 06/09/2015 for a stay in May 2015
This home is a luxurious getaway for all ages. We've stayed at this property over the years and noticed the owners are always updating. They have added a larger washer and dryer, firepit with comfortable chairs, new duvets, boot warmers, ski racks, more TV's, robes, Keurig coffeemaker, more kitchen items, larger grill, and keyless entry. It shows that the owners listen to suggestions from the renters. The management has provided unmatched service. We love to visit Yellowstone, Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Lake Hebgen, Virginia and Nevada City on day trips. The most exciting of all is Bear Tooth Pass. We will keep coming back.
I have stayed at this cabin on more than one occasion and I can say with certainty that it is the ideal place to spend time. The house is HUGE! There are so many rooms. The house easily sleeps 10 and that's without using any of the couches. The sound system lets you play music throughout the house. You can even listen in the hot tub. There are amazing views of Lone Peak and it is a short ride into town. The cabin is ski in/ski out which makes getting to and from the mountain really easy.
This was our first time renting through BSVR or visiting Montana. To say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement. We loved everything about Big Sky! The house was perfectly located just a few minutes walk from the lodge with fantastic unobstructed views. The location of the house is perfect for spotting wildlife. During our stay we frequently spotted deer out front and a Moose even stopped outside the kitchen window before leisurely walking up the mountain! The house had plenty of space for four adults and two children. The kids loved playing up in the loft. We had a problem with the hot tub and BSVR fixed it right away and told us to use the hot tub at a neighboring house until ours was fixed. It was only out of commission for a day but we appreciated this alternative. We also loved that the amenities of the Lodge were available to us for a small fee, the lodge was usually empty and we had the pool and gym to ourselves most of our stay. Summer is a great time to visit Big Sky!
I stayed here with 12 family members and we had plenty of room. It had everything we needed to feel comfortable and at home. I loved the kitchen and the huge deck! The Vacation Rental staff was very responsive, providing us with great service while we were there. This is definitely one of the nicest vacation rentals I've ever visited and I highly recommend it to anyone.
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