Bozeman, Montana is the ideal destination for those looking for clean air, abundant recreational opportunities and a small town with big city amenities. Bozeman offers national forest access just 10 miles away, world class museums, arts and culture, fabulous dining and abundant shopping opportunities. A vacation in Bozeman is ideal for those looking to escape the big city. Located in the Gallatin Valley, surrounded by the regal Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is considered to be one of the most visitor friendly areas in the beautiful state of Montana. Bozeman sits in a high mountain valley at an elevation of 4,795 feet and is surrounded by the Bridger, Gallatin and Tobacco Root mountain ranges. Home of Montana State University, this is a community of welcoming people, and a prime location for recreational opportunities year round.
Bozeman offers the ideal base camp for visiting Yellowstone National Park, America’s greatest natural wonder. Yellowstone National Park offers more than 2.2 million acres of steaming geysers, breathtaking waterfalls, pristine lakes, and panoramic views. Known as the world’s most extensive area of geyser activity, Yellowstone National Park harbors more than 10,000 thermal features. Camping, hiking, fishing, and biking are ideal weekend activities for both families and individuals taking advantage of Bozeman’s close proximity to the mountains, camping and recreation areas. With an abundance of wildlife including grizzlies, wolves and bison, natural wonders including, Geysers, valleys and hot springs, there is something to interest every member of the family. In the middle of it all you’ll find more than you can imagine. Offering geological wonders that are more spectacular than words can describe, and sub-alpine forests teeming with wildlife, “America’s first National Park” is steeped in history.
Spring and summer bring wildflowers to highlight the stunning landscape along numerous trails. These same areas offer beautiful fall colors and miles of cross country skiing in the winter. There is always something to do near this unique community, with winter bringing pristine powder to the peaks at Bridger Bowl Ski Area and nearby Big Sky Ski Resort, and spring bringing high waters and thrilling rafting on the Gallatin River. Summer is ideal for backpacking the Gallatin Divide, and fall colors bring nearby Yellowstone Park to life as the wildlife come out to mate.
Now known as being one of the fastest growing, and most appealing cities, in the Rocky Mountains, offering a variety of luxurious Bozeman hotels, upscale shopping and gourmet cuisine, this friendly Montana town is quickly becoming a preferred destination for visitors seeking high-end amenities and cultural style. The town now features a wide variety of high end attractions including symphonies, live theatre, collegiate athletic events, nationally recognized cultural events like the Sweet Pea and Fall Raptor Festivals, the HatchFest Film Festival, superb wine auctions and exciting ski and fly fishing celebrations.
The area offers many lodging options for visitors to this historic area including log cabins and vacation rentals in town or along the pristine Gallatin River, and hotels or resorts for those who want a lodging experience complete with fabulous amenities. Bozeman, Montana has plenty of places to choose from depending on your preferences, destination, amenities and budget.
A Fine Bozeman Hotel
The Gallatin River Lodge is a quiet, luxurious Bozeman, Montana hotel located on 350 secluded acres, boasting some of the best fly fishing guides in the region, offering fly fishing trips on the Madison River and Yellowstone River. The fly fishing guide services at this fine hotel in Bozeman includes instruction, river float trips, and walk/wade trips on small streams nearby. This property, unique among a variety of Bozeman hotels also offers horseback riding tours, intimate weddings, romance packages and corporate retreats. Recreational opportunities in the area include Bridger Bowl and Big Sky ski resorts, both approximately 40 minutes away, the towns of Bozeman and Belgrade, offering premier golfing, shopping, and hot springs along with concerts and theater. The landscape surrounding the Gallatin River Lodge, a premier Bozeman hotel, is stunning and unspoiled. A large heron rookery is nearby, with eagles, osprey and sand hill cranes as neighbors. Whitetail deer, beaver, mink, muskrat, fox and pheasant inhabit this riparian treasure. The open valley allows for breathtaking sunsets.
Each of our six luxurious Bozeman hotel guest suites is complete with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces and comfortable furnishings. Each suite offers a private bath containing a large Jacuzzi tub and shower, a king or queen sized bed, Tiffany lamps, satellite TV and western artwork adorn each room. Gallatin River Lodge also offers free high-speed wireless internet access to all of our guests. This Bozeman hotel has large windows offering guests superb views of the mountains and river terrain. A library with many interesting volumes, fly tying table and Morris chairs is open to guests on the second floor. The Great Room includes a large stone fireplace that faces the trout pond and the Spanish Peaks just south of the Lodge. We offer Bozeman vacation packages for couples, anglers and other travelers. Our rates for each guest include lodging, breakfast and dinner, along with picnic lunches for your day trip or with your guide. Fly fishing guides/instructors, boats, and airport transportation are also available and can be included with any Bozeman hotel package.
A century old oak bar graces the dining room at the Gallatin River Lodge. Creative Montana cuisine is featured by our chefs and served by knowledgeable staff. Our full service bar offers an extensive wine list. The Gallatin River Grill is recognized as the finest dining experience in the area. A top shelf bar and Wine Spectator award winning wine list compliment our creative American cuisine in the Gallatin River Grill. The restaurant at our Bozeman hotel offers three dining rooms which seat up to 35 guests each.
For other dining options you can travel a short distance to Downtown Bozeman. With over 50 restaurants, cafe's bistros, delis and coffee shops, the town offers the best selection of restaurants anywhere close to Yellowstone National Park.