Take yourself away from city lights, noise, and pollution; stand at 7,500 feet above sea level after sunset just 2hrs north of Yellowstone…look up. I dare you not to literally say out loud, "Wow, that’s a Big Sky". Big Sky is quite possibly the only resort that is aptly named for the words and emotions it evokes in locals and visitors alike. Excited yet? Good, let’s figure out where to stay when lodging in Big Sky.
The first thing to know when choosing your lodging in Big Sky is that you can stay either on mountain or in the meadow. The meadow provides excellent lodging options at a fraction the cost compared to on mountain properties but you will need to be comfortable with the shuttle or better yet, just rent a car. For those wanting the luxury of ski in/out or slopeside lodging then staying on mountain at Big Sky Resort is right decision.
Kids in ski school? Need restaurants and bars at your finger tips? The base by The Summit, Huntley Lodge, Village Center is the heartbeat of Big Sky. Lodging costs a premium here and mostly comprised of hotel rooms and studio suites but you can’t beat the location and it does make getting to and from ski school quite convenient for both the kids and the parents.
If your lodging taste leans more toward condo preference then great options can be found just down the street. Big Horn provides excellent value and easy access to the Poma lift. Black Eagle provides luxury quality and private hot tubs.
One last phenomenal value is lodging at Moonlight Basin. Not much to do in the way of nightlife over here but top notch quality, ski in/out condos with private hot tubs and easy on the wallet.
All in all, throw a dart at the map and you really can’t go wrong. No matter your lodging choice the Big Sky experience is not one to miss. Neither are the Crazy Austrians at Chet’s.