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“Big Sky is Big Air!”

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The Lodge at Big Sky
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Big Sky
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Lordgin1
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“Big Sky is Big Air!”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I would like to start by saying how amazing Big Sky Ski Resort is. The runs are wide, vast and steep! I've skied and snowboarded all over the world and Big Sky is as good as it gets. No lifts lines and Lone Peak is an amazing site as well as an amazing peak to ski down! The only thing that can use some improvement is the village which is very small. This leads me into the hotels in the area. I had a chance to price most of them and visit most of them while I was there. The Summit and the Huntley are probably the best facilities but are overpriced. For about a third of the price, I had the opportunity to stay at "The Lodge at Big Sky," which was not as extravagant but almost a close as the other two. Only a block away from the Huntly and within a 3 minute walk of the ski lifts and shops/restaurants! The rooms are quite large, with ceiling that are so high you could jump on the bed and still not touch the ceiling...not that I tried... :) They are well maintained and good view out the window as well. The gym is a bit small but who really works out on vacation. The light breakfast includes simple toast, bagels and muffins but it's free! The highlight is the proximity to the lifts and the great attitude shared by the entire staff! They were all very friendly and answered questions with a smile! You won't need a car since you can walk to the lifts and there are plenty of tour groups whisking people up to Yellowstone which is about and hour away. Thank you "Lodge at Big Sky," you guys rock!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I found a good discount special for the Lodge on expedia.com and decided to book a room for a few nights as it was the cheapest accommodation available from which I could explore West Yellowstone and the surrounding area. We stayed here during the summer season, which I assume is off-season; this is probably one of the reasons why the room was so cheap. It was only about $20 more than budget accommodation for a very nice place. The lounge area was lovely and offered a great view of the mountain. The room itself was large with two Queen sized beds (one more bed than what I was after but I won't complain). Cleaning was done daily and the staff were helpful and informative when I asked about the area. The complementary breakfasts were also a cut above what I am used to (quite a bit more than just toast, cereal and coffee). The location is also excellent, very scenic. Although, it was a bit of a drive to Yellowstone, about an hour to the west gate, I did not find it too daunting. Overall, highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We switched up our summer itinerary on the road and Pricelined a great deal at this hotel for one night. The highlight for our kids was the ping-pong table in the basement, where we spent an entire evening while I was doing vacation laundry down the hall. The pool and hot tub seemed highly over-chemicalled (not a word, I know) but the kids seemed fine. The hotel was not super-crowded though the free breakfast buffet was like a Lollapolloza the next day, with long lines and no where to sit. Mini-fridges in all the rooms made traveling with our cooler and snacks easy. This was a good base from which to spend 2 days in Big Sky in the summer.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

We stayed at the Lodge for a sking trip in 2010. We chose the Lodge because of the good reviews, the price, and the fact that rooms come with a microwave and a fridge.

Overall, the location is fantastic. About 50m from the slopes, however, there is an on-demand shuttle bus that drops you off, and that also picks up regularly near the slopes (for those who do not want to walk in ski boots).

The room was fairly big, with two queen sized beds, aforementioned microwave, sink and fridge. We knew that there would be no cutlery or crockery, so we took some bowls and cutlery with us. This meant that we could have a snack in our room, and only needed to eat out once (saved quite a bit of money - a tip, the supermarket in Big Sky is very small, but there is a bigger one down the mountain at the 'village centre' - free hourly bus).
Quite difficult to regulate the temerature in the room.

Breakfast in the hotel was alright. It is a three-star sking hotel in the US, and breakfast is as expected: quick and convenient, with lots of plastic (plastic cutlery, cups, plates...). There was a selection of cereal, bagels, muffins, frozen stuff (pancakes, omlettes? sausages) that could be heated, and waffles. So if you want a fancy breakfast buffet, this is not the place for you. Equally, we had dinner once - the bbq, but we were not keen. Again, it seems that food is mainly convenient (whatever can be cooked in a large pot for many people), served on plastic plates. But the amount of food is generous, and the people are nice and try to help where needed.

The pool and hottub was fine, however, at times it (and the rest of the hotel) was awash with toddlers, kids and teenagers.

The hotel also had free internet.

So if you after a quiet place with great ameneties and fine dining, this is not the place for you. If you are after good value for money, a fairly cheap and convenient place to stay in a great ski resort, you will be fine. We were mainly on the slopes, or in our room, so we were not bothered, and the convenience of the location and the amenities in the room made up for any other matters.

Whilst we were in Big Sky we also went dog sledding, which was good fun, but quite commercialised, with seven sleds going at the same time (and millions of kids) - which took away from the experience a bit. But they come and pick you up, and provide snowboots should you need them.

Room Tip: We went for the cheapest option (which gave us a view of the carpark), and it was fine.
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Stayed at Big Sky for some skiing. Staff was very friendly and our large suite at the Lodge was excellent. Hotel was very quiet and the breakfast was good. Excellent lunch and dinner choices at the base of the ski hill are within a few minutes walking distance (up hill) of the hotel. When we walked into the lobby in ski gear with equipment, the staff immediately helped us load our gear on the shuttle bus , started it up and took us up to the ski hill (<1 minute drive). Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Lodge at Big Sky
Address: 75 Sitting Bull Road, Big Sky, MT 59716 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Mountain Inn Big Sky)
Region: United States > Montana > Big Sky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Big Sky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lodge at Big Sky 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located minutes from the Base Village area yet quiet and private, The Lodge at Big Sky is Big Sky's only independent lodging located slope side in Big Sky Montana. We are the best value on the mountain. Come visit us and see what sets us apart from the others:) ... more   less 
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