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Big Sky Country Vacation Homes in Montana

Your Montana vacation will immerse you in the wide-open ranges, mountain peaks and fly-fishing rivers of this wondrous wilderness destination. Vacation homes, cabins and condos in small, charming cities or remote mountain destinations will match your dreams for the perfect getaway. Soak up nature in your Paradise Valley cabin, or enjoy the vibrancy of a university town in your Missoula condo. The lodging choices for your mountain vacation are diverse and peaceful while offering options for an outdoor grill, internet access or a hot tub.

Outdoor Activities

There are many unique destinations in Montana - many of which revolve around the beauty of the natural Rocky Mountain environment. In the winter, you’ll enjoy the many ski areas, including Big Mountain near Whitefish, Bridger Bowl near Bozeman and the well-known Big Sky resort. In the summer, you will enjoy fly fishing, river rafting and numerous hiking opportunities.

National Parks

Montana is home to eight national parks, including the Big Hole Battlefield, Fort Union Trading Post, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. These fascinating destinations are ideal for either a day trip or an overnight stay. Most of these locations require travel by car, and are located in remote areas with very few services.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is home to many attractions, including Old Faithful Geyser and many opportunities to view bear, moose, wolves and other wildlife. Most of the park is inside the northwestern corner of Wyoming, and can be easily accessed from Bozeman or Red Lodge, Montana. Canyons, waterfalls and several geothermal features make this an interesting and unique destination. Watch the sunset and soak in the scenery of this intriguing natural wonder.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park straddles the American and Canadian border. This mountainous region of peaks and glaciers provides many hiking opportunities, magnificent views and wildlife, including bears and mountain goats. You can tour Going-To-the-Sun Road in a vintage 1930s bus, with rustic lodges providing fine dining and resting points along your path. The park is not open in the winter due to snowfall making the roads impassable.

Restaurants and Shopping

Fine restaurants and unique boutique shopping opportunities are available in Montana’s larger communities, such as Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, Billings and Kalispell. Charming downtown shops, and restaurants serving fresh mountain fish and steaks are in abundance, with an emphasis on fresh foods and clean flavors. Many art galleries and boutique gift shops appeal to visitors to Montana, to purchase gifts with rustic flair from Big Sky Country.

Montana’s Weather

Montana has enjoyable, comfortable summers and frigidly cold, snowy winters. In the summer, you’ll enjoy warm days with few insects and low humidity, followed by cool nights that are calming and refreshing. Winter travel to Montana can be treacherous, and you should carry a full array of warm winter clothing, boots, gloves and hats. Snow and icy conditions will be a part of your winter vacation to Montana.

How to Get There

Travel to Montana includes air transportation and private automobile travel. Rental cars can be obtained in larger cities with airport services, such as Bozeman, Missoula, Billings, Kalispell, Helena and Great Falls. Many areas of Montana are quite remote and offer few services, so it is important to plan your travel needs prior to your trip. Amtrak train service is available in the northern part of Montana, and Greyhound bus service is available throughout the state.