My husband and his skiing budies will spend a night in Bozeman before departing on flights the next day and I wondered if you could suggest a hotel that might offer proximity to nightlife (they should probably NOT drive) or the walking tour of downtown.
Additionally, some of them will have mid afternoon flights and I wondered if there are attractions in town that they might enjoy or if the airport is nice enough to spend six-eight hours in waiting for your flight? My husband spent several hours in Jackson Hole's airport without complaint, enjoying the mountain views and the book he brought along. (As opposed the the airport in Steamboat Springs, for example.)
Sorry for the ramble. Here are my questions in order of importance:
1) Could you kill 6-8 hours in the airport or should you stay at your hotel and try to sightsee?
2) Most of the guys have early AM flights and will drive their cars to the airport, but like to party the night before (after a full day of skiing). Where would you recommend they stay?
3) If the answer to #1 is to sightsee, then is there a compromise hotel that would suit the early departure guys and the ones who need something to do?