🎿 Top 5 Big Sky Ski In / Out Vacation Rentals 🏂
The ultimate in convenience – a ski in/out vacation rental! Stay Montana offers Big Sky condos, cabins and private vacation rental homes. Vacation rental amenities can include cozy fireplaces, private hot tubs, stunning views, and more! You’ll also find a nice range from affordable to luxurious Big Sky vacation rental options.
⛷️ Here’s the countdown…
Beaverhead 1438 – Spacious four bedroom and family friendly Beaverhead Condo offers spectacular views of the Spanish Peaks. Enjoy the convenience of slope side living with its amazing location to the mountain mall and Yellowstone conference center. Un-clip and unwind with the White Wing beginner trail nestled just steps from your condo and warm up in your private indoor hot tub. With a spacious kitchen and two living spaces this large condo sleeps 10 and is the perfect home to entertain the whole crew!
Big Horn 22 – Spacious three bedroom and family friendly Big Horn Condo offers an amazing ski-in/ski-out location. Enjoy the convenience of slope side living with its amazing location to the mountain mall and Yellowstone conference center. Un-clip and unwind with the Poma lift nestled just 50 steps from your condo and warm up next to the wood burning fireplace. With a spacious kitchen and en suite bathroom for all bedrooms this condo sleeps 8 and is the perfect home to entertain the whole crew!
Little Plume Flat – The quintessential cozy, ski-in/ski-out flat! This luxury above garage flat is awaiting you for your next Big Sky Escape! Located in the Cascade ski-in/ski-out neighborhood of Big Sky, nestled in a wooded area prime for wildlife viewing, the flat is great for couples looking for a few days away from it all. The owner lives on-site in the main house attached to the garage.
Saddleridge complex – Located in the coveted Moonlight base area, this complex offers private hot tubs and amazing views. The units are convenient, a good value, perfect for families or groups, and some are even pet-friendly.
Shoshone complex – Located right at the base of Big Sky Resort Mountain Village! The Shoshone units are located inside a hotel-condo complex that offers many cushy amenities – a seasonal heated outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, Health Club, Steam Room, Sauna, Ski Valet and free shuttle to the Meadow Village and Town Center. Properties have 1 to 2 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms, accommodating 6 to 8 guests. Many feature cozy fireplaces and gorgeous views of Big Sky Mountain Resort.
Big Sky Resort announced today (9/15/20) that lift tickets and season passes are on sale NOW!
The resort had paused sales while they diligently developed operation plans for winter 2020-21 that would follow ski industry and local health best practices. Today they were excited to let skiers and snowboarders know their operations plan and relaunch the sale of tickets & passes.
All lifts, carpets, and the Lone Peak Tram will run as normal this winter. Currently, the resort doesn’t plan to limit access to the mountain. They said, “Purchasing your lift tickets online, and before the start of the season will assure access to the mountain for your desired days of skiing.” Big Sky Resort will keep an eye on skier volume and make adjustments as needed to keep everyone safe. Ready to buy lift tickets? Go here>>
❄️ With snow having already fallen on Lone Peak and Thanksgiving opening day just around the corner, the countdown to another awesome ski season at Big Sky has begun!
“Skiing and snowboarding at Big Sky has always provided plenty of room to spread out – offering more than an acre per skier on average. Our immense 5,850 acres of skiable terrain, plus lift infrastructure that moves guests up and across the mountain quickly, makes the experience on our mountain a relatively low-risk outdoor activity.” Read more from Big Sky Resort’s Winter Operations Update.
⛷️ Pumped for ski season? We are! And we have even more properties available to you this year! Big Sky ski in/out, great for families or groups, free winter shuttle, cushy hotel amenities & more! Additionally, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport also released its winter flight schedule with 17 direct flights and no change fees on 3 airlines! Go ahead and book your trip now. There’s nothing to worry about with our 2 day cancel policy!
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All Big Sky Vacation Rentals – with free winter shuttle!
✈️ Just Announced! Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Winter Flight Schedule! ✈️
Did you know that Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has non-stop service to 19 markets?
Additionally, American, Delta & Alaska have slashed their change fees!!
Book your winter vacation now with the perfect Montana vacation rental and non-stop flight!
Here’s the list of direct flights:
- Atlanta, GA
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Charlotte, NC
- Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
- Denver, CO
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Houston, TX
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
- Phoenix/Mesa, AZ
- Nashville, TN
- New York, NY
- Newark, NJ
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Salt Lake City, UT
- San Francisco, CA
Getting excited about a winter escape?
Big Sky Resort announced that season passes & lift tickets are on sale NOW! And with Stay Montana’s Flex Cancel Policy, you can cancel 2 days prior to arrival for a FULL REFUND. Book your ski vacay now worry free!
6 Ways to Create an Instagrammable Vacation Rental
INSTAGRAM-WORTHY QUALITIES ARE INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT FOR VACATION RENTAL HOMEOWNERS WHO WANT TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE.
According to Wikipedia, Instagram-worthy qualities are increasingly important for vacation rental homeowners who want to remain competitive. If this feels intimidating, the good news is that total property overhauls aren’t necessary (unless you want a complete redesign – go for it!) There are a few easy and affordable things that can be done over time to create fun moments for guests and inspire their social media photos.
Visuals have always been perhaps the most influential tools in travel marketing. From landscape oil paintings of yore to retro coffee table books and post cards to today’s social media, the power and importance of images has increased exponentially with each new technology.
Those who stick their noses up at the social-media centric way of the world today stand to miss out on the holy grail of marketing: referrals. According to Bookfull, 52% of travelers seek recommendations from friends on social media when planning a trip. Furthermore, 92% of travelers say that they trust the reviews of their friends over commercial advertising. That means a single photo of guests saying “Cheers!” with your vacation home’s stunning view as a backdrop posted on social media becomes an endorsement to potential future guests – at no cost.
What’s more, as Millennials and Generation Z travelers become the largest traveling group and take on the decision-making role in booking multigenerational travel, “Instagrammability” will become critical for properties and destinations to stay competitive. Today, more than 40% of travelers under 33 prioritize this when choosing their next vacation spot, according to a recent survey.
ADD A MURAL
If you think you’ve seen a lot of travel photos with travelers posed in front of a mural, you’re not imagining it. Murals are “Instagram bait,” as Business of Fashion calls them. Vacation rental owners can use the same “bait” in their properties with a statement wall that inspires neat portraits. A hand-painted piece by a professional muralist would surely surprise and delight guests, but other options like a bold patterned wallpaper or an oversized piece of art can have the same effect.
READY MADE VIGNETTES
Vignettes are small scenes or narratives within a larger setting. In vacation rentals, these are little moments like reading a book in a window seat or toasting with a glass of wine as the sun sets. Vignettes make for popular social media posts (and better guest experiences), so create ready-made moments throughout the property. Set the table and breakfast bar for meals, place a game of chess ready for a duel, or have colorful outdoor drinkware by the pool loungers waiting for equally colorful drinks. (Bonus: Vignettes can also boost bookings when included in listing photos, too!)
GIVE YOUR HOME A HASHTAG
Amplify the social media friendliness of your vacation rental with a branded hashtag and matching social media accounts. Create a hashtag and account names that uniquely identify the property that guests can use in their social posts. Property names often work best as long as they’re not already used. Make sure guests know to tag their photos accordingly by including the
hashtag and account handle in communications, in-home materials, and even custom-printed take-home gifts. Then, keep active on the social accounts to collect and share all the great UGC when they use your tags!
Great lighting encourages user-generated content (UGC) in two ways. The first is that a well-lit space simply makes for better photos. Bright natural light is best so let as much sun in through windows and glass doors as possible. If privacy is a concern or if especially bright times of day need a little tempering, sheer curtains diffuse light beautifully. For indoor lighting, layer several different soft light sources in every space and use bulbs in the warm-white color temperature range.
The second benefit is that striking fixtures can tell a story in photos and often become a main photo feature. Indoors, a statement fixture or architectural lamp can elevate the whole space in person and on camera. Outdoors, market lights draw Instagrammers like moths to a flame. They cast enough light to give everything beneath them a picture-perfect glow, and the string lights themselves instantly add a stylish sparkle.
One of the best ways to make a property more photo-friendly is to have an up-to-date interior design aesthetic that’s already widely shared on social media. Think modern farmhouse, Scandinavian, contemporary, or other styles showcased in magazines.
Stay Montana is proud to join Visit Big Sky in the Montana Aware effort to encourage responsible travel in Montana. At Stay Montana, safety is our number one priority for guests and Montana locals. That’s why we follow the CDC’s cleaning guidelines and ALL of our vacation rental properties have contactless entry. Additionally, we have implemented a NEW 2 day cancel policy where guests can get a full refund if they need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. We’re proud that Montana remains open, welcoming visitors, and we want to be sure everyone is following safe travel best practices to ensure your safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19.
For more on info our cleaning policies, contactless entry, local/state regulations, etc. visit our FAQ page.
Montana Aware’s Safe Travel Guidelines
Before travelers hit the road, they should, “Know before you go.”
• Know the local public health guidelines before arriving at their destination
• Understand some services and destinations may be limited
• Stay home if they’re sick
When travelers are on the road, they should:
• Wear a mask – face coverings are required in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19
• Maintain social distance (at least 6 feet apart)
• Wash their hands and use hand sanitizer
• Avoid touching their face
• Cover coughs and sneezes
More Info on Safe Travel Guidelines
Please visit https://www.healthygallatin.org/coronavirus-covid-19/ for the most up-to-date local health guidelines from Gallatin County and https://flatheadhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ for guidelines from Flahtead County..
Why you need to escape to Montana this fall
Fall in Montana offers changing leaves, perfect temperatures and many outdoor activities. Getaway from it all and enjoy some family time or just simple R&R. Montana is open and there is lots to do for all. Find Your Fall Retreat>>
Our favorite reasons to visit Montana in fall:
- Leaf Peeping – did you know that Montana is home to Tamaracks, a conifer whose needles turn a gorgeous golden yellow color before falling off and returning green in the spring?
- Hiking – temps are cool, colors are popping, serene hikes abound!
- Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks – far fewer people visit the parks in the fall. Take a guided tour, boat ride, hike or scenic drive.
- Fishing – before brown trout start spawning in November, they are really active which means perfect fishing!
- Sunrises & Sunsets – Big Sky Country offers stunning sunrises and sunsets over vast open spaces, gorgeous rivers or breathtaking peaks. You’ll see clouds like you never have before.
- Big Sky Pro Bull Riding September 4-6th – bull riding, live music after-parties, art auctions, golf tournament, fundraisers and a vendor village. There’s something for everyone.
Need a home base for your fall activities? Whether you want a secluded property with plenty of privacy or a property where you can walk to restaurants, shopping and activities, we have a wide assortment to fit every need.
Did you know we offer discounts for weekly & monthly stays? Extended Stay Discounts>>
Stormhold 5-Bedroom Cabin named “Top 14 Airbnbs Near Yellowstone National Park!” by Trips To Discover
Trips To Discover is a travel discovery platform with a goal of helping you dream and come up with ideas for your next travel adventure. We are thrilled to have Stormhold featured in their article about the best Airbnbs close to Yellowstone National Park. They selected Stormhold for it’s proximity to the park, friendliness for groups, and amenities.
Stormhold – 5 beds | 4 baths | 8 guests
This beautiful home is located in downtown West Yellowstone and just minutes from Yellowstone National Park’s entrance. Enjoy the national park in your backyard!
With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, this home is perfect for groups and families traveling together. The rustic cabin atmosphere is very spacious and offers all the amenities – from a 2 car garage, laundry, Wi-Fi and cable TV. You’ll love curling up next to the fireplace with a beverage after a day of exploring or unwinding and grilling out on the porch with family and friends.
We are excited to offer Monthly Stays at Stormhold! Contact us if you’re interested.
Check out more info, photos and availability of Stormhold, a beautiful West Yellowstone 5 bedroom home.
Unplug & Unwind at Your Personal Riverfront Retreat
We can’t stop drooling over this new riverfront property and there’s still summer availability so act fast! Located northeast of St Regis, this property is truly unique with unblocked Clark Fork river frontage. There’s a gentle trail down to the river bank which is perfect for trout fishing or just relax and soak in the river views and sounds from the spacious deck. You can also enjoy stargazing by the campfire or grilling on the deck. It’s the perfect authentic Montana retreat!
With 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and room for 10 guests, the Clark Fork River Retreat is perfect for family escapes or getaways with friends. You can truly unplug here with no TVs, WiFi or even hair dryers. The lodge features custom-built log furniture giving it a rustic feel with the convenience of a modern kitchen and bathrooms. The focal point of the house is the patio overlooking the river but you’ll also enjoy the open and airy main floor with living room, kitchen, dining area, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. The lower level has walkout access to the river along with a 2nd living area with a Queen futon, 2 more bedrooms and 1 bath. On the 2nd level, you’ll find a loft and a bedroom. Take a Virtual Tour!
Another bonus is how easy the Clark Fork River Retreat is to get to. St Regis is located just off of I-90 about 1 hour west of Missoula, MT or 2 hours east of Spokane, WA. The property is about 11 miles off the Interstate, tucked in along the river.
Are you drooling yet? Read more and check availability for the Clark Fork River Retreat!
There is plenty for everyone to do in St Regis:
- Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
- Bike or walk the Route of the Hiawatha
Love it?! Read more about the Clark Fork River Retreat!