More than just a premier ski and snowboard destination, Big Sky is a place where you can savour the finer things in life for those times off the slopes. From soothing spa treatments after a day of powder filled excitement to scenic Sleigh Ride dinners through starlit nights. You can even draw on childhood nostalgia, challenging your mates to a rowdy game of bowling.

Did we mention all of this can be enjoyed from the comfort of some of Big Sky’s most unique accommodation?

Here’s our top five distinctive stays in Big Sky that’ll leave you wanting more.

Experience “real Montana” at Lone Mountain Ranch

You haven’t experienced the “real Montana” until you’ve stayed at a ranch, and with 100 years under its belt, Lone Mountain Ranch is a ski accommodation like no other.

With all-inclusive packages provided, Lone Mountain Ranch will become your exclusive home-away-from-home while exploring the slopes of Big Sky. A place to relax weary legs in one of 27 historic log cabins that were modernly renovated in 2016 and 2023.

For the foodies, fuel up at Horn and Cantle Restaurant, the Ranch’s and Big Sky’s own premier farm-to-table dining experience. Settle in by the fire and taste your way through a satiating collection of locally sourced ingredients that make up modern classics and new delights.

To top it all off, close out your real Montana experience with a scenic Sleigh Ride dinner. Be swept through the snow for a 20 minute ride under a starlit night while enjoying a classic Montana feed. To warm up, a shot of honey moonshine will keep the chills at bay for a luxuriously wild experience like no other.

Slopeside lodging at The Summit Hotel

In a can’t-be-beat location at the foot of Lone Mountain, The Summit Hotel is every diehard skier and snowboarder’s dream. Sitting on the edge of Big Sky Resort Village, guests enjoy front row views of the slopes from the comfort of the hotel. In fact, you can scope lines before setting foot, or should we say ski boot, out the door. What’s more, you can opt to take in those uninterrupted views from the comfort of a warm, bubbling hot tub for ultimate ski holiday vibes.

Blending sleek alpine chic with natural touches of Montana’s western culture, The Summit Hotel effortlessly blends resort luxury with ski and board adventure, especially when you have Big Sky lifts like Ramcharger 8 and Swift Current 6 only steps away.

Five star luxury with a bowling alley at Montage Big Sky

You know you’re in for a treat when your accommodation is described as five-star-plus. Nestled in the heart of the Spanish Peaks mountain range, you’ll find the ski-in, ski-out accommodation of Montage Big Sky.

The 139 room accommodation boasts not only opulent accommodation but a suite of in-house amenities that will try to persuade you to take that “rest day” a little too often.

For dining there’s the Cortina Restaurant serving up traditional northern Italian cuisine. Then there’s the Alpenglow bar welcoming guests with craft cocktails, beer, wine and nostalgic nibbles. Next you’ll find the Wildflower Market stocked full of local artisan goods, takeaway meals and even house-made ice cream. Then to cap it all off, take on your mates in the in-house bowling alley at Beartooth Pub, where you’ll sample classic American pub fare and local craft beers.

For those needing some pampering, look no further than Spa Montage, the alpine inspired retreat offering a menu that bursts with relaxation and wellness treatments along with its very own saloon for those needing a hairstyle pick-me-up.

Premium cabin-life at AlpenSky Dreams

Travelling with a large group? AlpenSky Dreams is a newly built, luxury cabin in Big Sky’s Spanish Peaks neighbourhood. Made to please, AlpenSky offers all the cabin-life amenities you want, with the proximity to the slopes you need (including stellar views of Lone Peak).

Just a short stroll away, you can reach Big Sky’s vast terrain in the blink of an eye and at the end of a hard-days riding, the Alpen Sky’s bubbling hot tub will be calling your name for an evening of relaxation and homely comfort.

Not one to waste time indoors? Spend the evening cooking in the outdoor kitchen dreams are made of while cosying up next to, not one, but two outdoor fire pits. For those who want some conditioning with their riding, AlpenSky has you covered with its very own in-house exercise room equipped with all the essentials.

The Signature Collection – homely stays with hotel convenience

Last on our list we couldn’t go past Big Sky’s Signature Collection of holiday rentals. The hand-picked selection of luxury slope-slide properties provide all the amenities you expect to find in a self-service property coupled with the perks of a hotel stay.

Think concierge service, soft robes, ready to light fires and daily housekeeping with full size kitchens, cosy living spaces and private seclusion.

Depending on your style, choose from chalets, multi-level accommodation, modern condos and lavish penthouses. All that’s missing is a glass of Veuve Clicquot.

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