Big Sky, Montana Travel Information

  • 5,300 skiable acres;
  • Over 200 miles of trout water within an hour's drive;
  • One really sweet fly shop in the middle of it all.
Fish Big Sky With Us Mountain at Big Sky, Montana

Home to some of the most desirable recreation in Montana, the resort community of Big Sky is nestled halfway between Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park. It is not uncommon to see moose, elk, bighorn sheep, and bears wander the streets of our mountain town.

Our summer season is short and busy for a reason - great weather and an abundance of things to do. There is horseback riding near Yellowstone National Park; whitewater rafting; fly fishing in Montana; zip-lining down Lone Peak; and lots more.

Our fall, winter, and spring seasons can often the best of many worlds - from powder days and Blue Winged Olive hatches in March to epic streamer fishing and big game hunting in November.

Those of us in Big Sky love it. We have many locals, many part-time residents, and lots of visitors who enjoy our small-town friendly atmosphere. Most of the places in Big Sky are truly places where "the locals go" and our shop is one of them for sure!

We have a wide selection of recommendations for lodging, including cozy cabins, a variety of guest ranches and local lodges, and high-end resorts. Toss in a few great places to dine or grab a burger-and-beer combo, and we've got you covered for your relaxation off the water.

Big Sky Area

  • 320 Guest Ranch (406-995-4283): Many longtime clients love this place . . .and we do. On the Gallatin River near Big Sky, Montana the 320 is ideal for families wanting the full Western ranch experience.
  • Buck's T4 (800-822-4484): The closest lodging to our fly fishing shop in Big Sky, Montana. Great restaurant and bar. Special rates starting at $99 per night, but don't forget to mention we sent you!
  • Vacation Big Sky (800-844-6081): Beautiful and luxurious accommodations located in Big Sky's Meadow Village, Mountain Village, Moonlight Basin and Spanish Peaks.
  • Big Sky Resort (800-844-6081): Big Sky's biggest resort. Ideal for summer- or wintertime lodging.
  • Big Sky Vacation Rentals (888-915-2787): Lots of great options from fine custom homes, located on Lone Mountain in Big Sky with great ski-in ski-out access to some beautiful cabins tucked in along the banks of the Gallatin River.
  • Fish and Ski Big Sky (619-507-2316): A few great options that can put you near fishing and skiing in Big Sky, Ennis, and Livingston, Montana. You can even stay in an old train car. All carefully decorated to maximize the Montana experience.
  • Inn on the Gallatin (406-763-4243): Small cabins and RVs located on the Gallatin River. Very affordable and they have a great café! Cabins sleep 2-4 people and prices range between $69 and $98 per night. RV spots $55 night.
  • Covered Wagon Ranch (406-995-4237): Want the “old west” dude ranch experience? This is your place. All-inclusive packages and a three night stay minimum (some exceptions apply). Located south of Big Sky just a few miles from the Yellowstone National Park.
  • Rainbow Ranch Lodge (800-937-4132): Right on the river and five minutes from the shop. Amazing food. Rates start at $140 per night.
  • River Rock Lodge (866-995-4455): River Rock Lodge is a well-kept secret in Big Sky and Yellowstone country with 29-rooms combining the luxury of an upscale hotel with affordable rates close to the best fly-fishing and more.
  • Mountain Home (800-550-4589): Fine homes, cabins, and a great selection of river-side options. If you are looking for that special place for your Montana fly fishing trip, try these folks. They cover every area where we provide service: Big Sky, Bozeman, Livingston, Gardiner, Ennis and West Yellowstone.
  • The Corral (888-995-4249): One of our favorites. Come as a guest, leave as a friend. Best bar to become a local in 15 minutes or less.

Bozeman area lodging. Approximately an hour from Big Sky, Montana

  • Best Western GranTree Inn (800-624-5865): Great location for getting to Bozeman's best fly fishing.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman (406-582-9900). Becoming one of our favorite spots for folks to stay. Easy access to the Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers. Special Montana fly fishing outfitter rates.
  • The Lark Hotel (866.464.1000) in downtown Bozeman is hip and happening. If you want to be in the center of Bozeman, Montana’s culture and fun, stay here.
  • The Element Hotel (406- 582-4972) in downtown Bozeman. Southwest Montana’s newest boutique hotel. If you like walking distance to sushi or prime rib after casting to rising trout all day, this is the place.
  • Holiday Inn of Bozeman (406) 587-4561: Good, clean, fun bar on-site and easy access to all.
  • Quality Inn of Belgrade (406-388-0804): Need an affordable place to rest your head near the airport? Prices range from $55 to $99 per night, free round trip shuttle to the airport and shuttle service offered to nearby restaurants for $20.
  • Little Big Sky Cabin/House: Nestled in the pines on 6 acres and on the banks of the West Fork of the Gallatin, this place is great for families or large groups.
  • Canyon Cabins (406) 581-0411: Located 19 miles south of downtown Bozeman, Montana on your way to Big Sky or Yellowstone Park, they are great place to base to explore Gallatin Valley.

Livingston, Montana lodging. Approximately 90 minutes from Big Sky, Montana

  • Murray Hotel (406-222-1350): A beautiful historic western hotel with modern amenities in the heart of downtown Livingston. Many great dining options nearby and one of the coolest bars in Montana the Murray.
  • Mountain Home (800-550-4589): Fine homes, cabins, and a great selection of river-side options. If you are looking for that special place for your Montana fly fishing trip, try these folks. They cover every area where we provide service: Big Sky, Bozeman, Livingston, Gardiner, Ennis and West Yellowstone.

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