Destination guide

Mountains, museums, and more in Bozeman

Among the many mountain ranges of Southwest Montana sits the thriving city of Bozeman. Home to Montana State University and a historic downtown, Bozeman is in the center of the West’s natural bounty. Families staying in Bozeman vacation rentals can enjoy a winter ski weekend or a spring hiking adventure. People of all ages can learn more about the area’s history and environment with a trip to one of Bozeman’s kid-friendly museums. Near Yellowstone and bordered by multiple mountain ranges, Bozeman is one of the most promising destinations in the West.

Things to do

Discover the West in Bozeman

Nestled in the region’s stunning mountain ranges, Bozeman offers visitors the chance to learn more about the great American frontier. A Bozeman vacation isn’t complete without a visit to the impressive Museum of the Rockies, where patrons can learn more about the region’s history, kids can play, and everyone can watch the stars in the Taylor Planetarium. The city also has a children’s museum where young, curious minds can learn hands-on about the local environment and try their hand at a science project or two. The Gallatin History Museum offers a rare glimpse into the area’s past.


Conquer the mountains in Bozeman

Families looking to escape to nature should book their Bozeman vacation rentals now. Surrounded by vast mountain ranges, travelers can hit the slopes for downhill skiing on fresh powder. Whether you’re travelling with bundled-up novices or experienced mountain warriors, popular ski resorts have trails to match everyone’s skill level. In the warmer summer months, visitors can explore the natural beauty of the area by foot, bike, or horseback. These outdoor adventures are rivaled only by downtown Bozeman activities. An offbeat college town, Bozeman boasts a plethora of unique shops and restaurants—and for the adults of the group, several local breweries.


Bozeman’s scenic 4 seasons

The best time to book Bozeman vacation rentals depends entirely on how your family wants to experience the city’s natural beauty. While the Bozeman weather forecast is generally quite mild, with an average temperature of just below 40 degrees, winters are colder. When downhill ski season begins around December, temperatures are generally below freezing. Summers, however, are pleasantly warm. July typically has highs in the 80s and allows visitors to enjoy the crystal waters of southwest Montana rivers. Spring and fall are excellent seasons for enjoying a hike through the brisk mountain air.

Natural features

Mountain ranges surround Bozeman

There is no shortage of mountains near Bozeman, as the city is located in the Gallatin Valley and surrounded by a total of 6 mountain ranges, including the Crazy Mountains, Bridger Mountains, and Spanish Peaks. Travelers often take to the Gallatin River for an intense and exciting rafting experience. Animal lovers can rejoice, as Montana is home to wild animals like grizzly bears, bison, buffalo, and bobcats. A short drive from Bozeman, Yellowstone National Park plays host to an extraordinary array of wildlife, and the park’s landscapes feature everything from waterfalls to hot springs.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bozeman

The nearest airport is in Bozeman, MT (BZN-Gallatin Field), located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Bozeman?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 331 vacation rentals near Bozeman. From 46 Cabins to 176 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bozeman for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bozeman?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bozeman. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Montana State University-Bozeman: 193 vacation rentals
  • Bridger Creek Golf Course: 333 vacation rentals
  • Gallatin County Pioneer Museum: 343 vacation rentals
  • Museum of the Rockies: 340 vacation rentals
  • American Computer Museum: 341 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bozeman listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Bozeman?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 46 Cabins in Bozeman. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bozeman include:

  • Houses: 176 rentals available
  • Cottages: 46 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 60 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bozeman?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Bozeman. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.