Summer Solstice – it will soon be here – the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer.  With early sunrises and late sunsets, make the most of every moment of these extended days in Big Sky country! There are many ways to celebrate and usher in this special time of the year, and Stay Montana is offering a special incentive for bookings at some of our properties through June 21, so don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy more of southwest Montana! [get details here].

A very dear departed friend used to love summer solstice, as he would then start counting the days to ski season!!  And while we here in Big Sky & Bozeman are in the midst of diehard snow sports country – make no mistake – WE LOVE SUMMER!!!

We wanted to share the blossoming of this magical season with some summer inspiration below.  But don’t just read about it – pack your bags and get on out here!  There’s nothing like experiencing our mountain air, pristine rivers, and glorious vistas in person.

‘Beartooth Highway on target to open by Memorial Day’ says Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 5/18/18
This notorious day trip is not to be missed.  Roundtrip from Bozeman to Red Lodge over the Beartooth Pass to Cooke City and home through Yellowstone National Park. [or the reverse]  Route details and more information here.

Big Sky Resort is ready – Summer Opening Day is June 8.  Mountain Biking Opening Day is June 23, weather permitting.  The Big Sky golf course is open now. [Hint: Need a special gift for Dad? Why not a weekend getaway for golf in the mountains?]  Find your favorite Big Sky adventure in this summer action video.

Yellowstone National Park  Steamboat Geyser, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 5/20/18

Bozeman Summer Adventure – Your Montana Starts Here!  With so many adventure opportunities, options are limitless. Check out the video in the link.

It is hiking season! Beehive Basin Trail in Big Sky has often been listed as one of the best hikes in the world.  Approximately 6 miles round trip, can be done at your own pace and timeframe.  Great spot for a picnic lunch at the top!

Check out The 10 Best Hikes in Bozeman:  Hit the trail!

Cool video of Gallatin River rafting at House Rock this week posted by Explore Big Sky!  With the extensive snowpack this winter, the rivers will be running fast and full for quite a while.  Book your river expedition soon!

Looking to get out of the city this summer?  – Now new direct flights to Bozeman from 15 cities in the US with worldwide connections – Check out the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport route map. Recently ranked by Money Magazine as the #5 top airport in the US, it is an easy commute to all of our regional attractions. Hop a direct flight to Bozeman, and launch your explorations from there!

Turn your wanderlust loose and escape to the Rocky Mountain West with Stay Montana.  Create new experiences and memories you will carry for a lifetime. Wander our trails and roam the open spaces. Remember: “Not all those who wander are lost.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)

We are happy to announce effective June 1st, Stay Montana offices in Big Sky will be located in Big Sky Town Center – 33 Lone Peak Drive, Suite #104.  We are very excited to have this new location and we will begin work on the offices next week. We are shooting for a grand opening the first week of June and look forward to greeting you when you visit this summer.  Just look for the Stay Montana location marker logo.

We are SO excited for summer!  Hope to see you here soon!

Yellowstone National Park