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Lee's Pool, Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, MT 59730
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Located lakeside on the majestic Lee's Pool in beautiful Moonlight Basin, the Yellowstone Collective Retreat is just nine miles from picturesque Big Sky, Montana. This breathtaking retreat is where luxury and nature collide.
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trace702 wrote a review Nov 2018
Smyrna, Delaware10 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at the end of August/beginning of September. The property is beautiful, staff was attentive-ish, definitely a fan of glamping overall. We did the fly fishing tour and horseback riding and had the best time. It’s quiet, tents are adequately spaced apart, and on most nights you can see several planets and the Milky Way. There are a couple opportunities for improvement considering the $600/night price tag. I travel quite extensively. All over the country for work, usually 2-3 weeks/month. I’m also out of the country at least 3 times per year. I’m pretty laid back, and have stayed in hostels up to 5 star hotels. Needless to say the customer service was subpar, which would be fine if it was $350/night. Few things of note: -No signage for checkin area. Although we text to let them know when we were to arrive, no one was there to greet us, and we found ourselves wandering around aimlessly until some one finally came for us. Easy fix, put up more signs. -Checkin process left a lot to be desired. We were told about the amenities at Moonlight Basin but only in passing, when I asked for more information I was told to go down to the lodge for more information. There should be a book with available activities for both there and Uley’s lake in all tents. -Also, we were not given a tour, just shown to our tent and how to use bear spray. During our stay we saw other guests getting tours upon arrival. We figured the place out for ourselves but wondered about the inconsistency. -Turn down service was sporadic. Our second night there it dropped to 28 degrees, and we returned to our tent to no fire or space heater, which we were expecting since it was done for us the previous night. Another couple said their tent ran out of fire wood in the middle of the night, and called for more. They waited for almost an hour before some one showed up while contemplating burning books and furniture to keep warm. -Farm to table dinner was delicious and enjoyed chatting with the chef, who is awesome. It was shared space with other families using the grill for the bbq boxes as it was raining, with kids and adults running back and forth, some times bumping into our chairs on the way. It would have been more enjoyable if it was separate spaces, again considering the price per plate. -On the second day it rained all day, and although we much appreciated our tent and shower area being cleaned, whoever performed the cleaning tracked mud all over the bathroom and into our tent and did not clean that up. -Yes, the water does smell like sulfur, and it feels like it leaves a film on your skin. I wasn’t too bothered by that. Was happy to have hot water considering I don’t always have it when camping. We thought is was just us, but we met two other couples there who had the same experience. They seemed to have it worse than we did, noting poor communication and lackluster customer service. There were several other little things that left us kind of like, “really?”. Especially for the price and the clientele they seem to be targeting with their marketing strategy. We would stay again after trying a few other glamping companies first for comparison. Maybe they are all like this?
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Diane M wrote a review Oct 2018
New Haven16 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I were part of a Natural Habitat Wildlife Safari and the last two nights were spent at Collective Yellowstone. Natural Habitat had rented the entire site for our group of 14 travelers and 3 guides. Although our diverse group included 4 vegetarians and one vegan, everyone's dietary needs were met. I loved gathering in the main tent for meals and conversation. .The chef and her staff made amazing meals in the small kitchen in an adjacent tent. At night we would go by the pond and make S'mores sitting by a blazing fire. The nights were cold, and "Turndown Service" included turning on the electric blankets and space heater as well as starting a fire in the wood burning stove. Staff was friendly, efficient and so helpful. All tents are good and you can't see other tents from yours, The only issue would be distance walked to the main tent and parking lot. So, if walking is difficult, request one of the tents closer to the entrance. Our experience at Collective Yellowstone was a unique adventure and we highly recommend it for anyone who would like to camp but isn't into 'roughing it!'
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Anastasia D wrote a review Oct 2018
Wilmington, Delaware15 contributions2 helpful votes
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Collective Yellowstone far exceeded my expectations. I found myself suddenly solo the day before I arrived and was second-guessing whether or not to go alone. It was the best decision I ever made. The "tent", the staff (THANK YOU EDDY, STEPHEN, JOSH, BRETT, CODY), the meals (THANK YOU WILLIAM), the location - all made for a truly life-changing experience. The well-appointed tent was luxurious, had it not been for the beautiful surroundings, I may not have left it. The staff was over-the-top accommodating, helpful, and friendly (they're like my family now). I appreciated the many thoughtful touches, lighting my fire and warming my tent before I retired for the evening, and knowing how I liked my coffee. The breakfasts and boxed lunches were fantastic as were the BBQ dinner boxes but the Farm-to-Table meals were exquisite! William took great pride in his offerings and it really showed. Fine dining in the shadow of picturesque Lone Peak with the occasional moose traipsing through - it was like being on the set of a movie. I highly recommend Collective to relax, unwind, recharge and get pampered! I cannot wait to visit my "family" in Hill Country and certainly can't wait to return to Big Sky.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Malorie P wrote a review Sep 2018
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions
Collective Retreats at Big Sky was amazing! My boyfriend and I took a weekend trip to celebrate his birthday and it was perfect. The tents are very chic and comfortable and the property was amazing. The beds are as amazing as the description and the tents came with everything you'd think you'd need including a space heater and heated blankets (it went into the 40's at night!), a wine opener and glasses, a french press and tea, and cozy blankets. The opted for an evening barbecue and packed lunches for our meals, and did not partake in the chef's farm to table dinner due to price, though we heard others raving about how good the food was. The concierge was very helpful in booking activities and giving us tips for the area. The price is definitely steep but I think it is worth it if you are going for a special occasion and know what to expect. Definitely take their recommendation on renting a 4 wheel drive vehicle, and make sure you pack warm layers, even in the warmer months. Such a special experience, would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: Make sure you reserve a 4 wheel drive vehicle; the tents are spread out so expect to walk through...
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Kelly N wrote a review Sep 2018
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Collective Yellowstone absolutely lived up to my expectations. The tent was beautiful and comfortable and set up with great attention to detail. Stocked with board games, bear spray, insect repellent, binoculars, power points, herbals teas, coffee and hot chocolate. Ridiculously comfortable bed! The hosts were perfectly friendly and thoughtful and surrounds were quiet and picture worthy. We loved our bbq dinner of elk burgers, chatting to the chef about s’mores by the fire and the kettle in the tent was a luxury for a tea drinking traveller. I wish we had stayed longer. Our only very minor quibble was that it was a cold dash to the toilet in the middle of the night, unzipping two tents to get there but that’s because we are soft non campers. Would love to try other Collective retreats and return here.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Katie G wrote a review Sep 2018
Newburyport, Massachusetts3 contributions
Hello, We loved Collective! The breakfast was delicious, the tent was beautiful, and the staff were incredible. They heated our room when we were at dinner so when we returned, everything was nice and toasty. A gentleman (I forget his name...he is from a small 200-person town in Montana), he made my kids custom walking sticks which they absolutely adored! A++
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Taytertot13 wrote a review Sep 2018
San Francisco, California4 contributions8 helpful votes
The good: In September we had no problems with bugs or mosquitos. The beds are crazy comfortable--I want one. The tents and decor are beautiful to behold and create the right atmosphere. The setting is gorgeous with a clear view of Lone Pk. and a pond in the foreground (though I wondered about whether it bred mosquitos in the summer). The food was excellent (we did a box meal and breakfast). We took advantage of the other perks by visiting the golf club, lodge, and ulery's lake and had a great meal, nice workout, and excellent time SUPing, respectively. The bad: It's just not worth $600 per night and CR is, I think, shooting themselves in the foot by setting this price point so high. As people have pointed out in reviews, when you pay that much the little things matter a lot. When you're camping outside, there are SO MANY little things to account for, and they add up. And as people have noted I can confirm that: -you most definitely need a car to get to/from and to any associated venues -heating system makes all water smell like sulphur -needs better signage so you don't walk into the wrong tent -bathroom tent area is cold but, yeah, you're camping, so... -they really should give you slippers as well as robes Overall, just a problem of having $600 expectations jive with sleeping outdoors and everything that entails. They'd be doing themselves a huge favor knocking it down to $300, which is more in-line with what you receive.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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amy612love wrote a review Sep 2018
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I have often dreamed about what it would be like to travel and stay in a large tent with furniture and hot, running water/indoor plumbing. I blame it on my childhood fascination with “I Dream of Jeannie.” While my friends were all building forts out of the sheets, blankets and pillows they could find around the house, I was building genie bottles. There’s just something to having a small, beautiful, comfortable space that also has a twinge of luxury! Add the beauty and breeze of the mountainous outdoors, the generosity and kindness of staff, the incredible deliciousness of food and the peacefulness of unplugging from the demands of everyday life and you have the recipe for Collective Retreats. I can’t say enough good things about this company, their staff, the accommodations and the relaxation I now feel after just a few days with them. I can’t wait to return next year and, in the meantime, to visit some of the other locations. If I could give this magical place 10 stars, I would.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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missgigi2018 wrote a review Sep 2018
Billings, Montana9 contributions10 helpful votes
Thank you for the beautiful experience we had spending two nights at Collective Yellowstone. The tents were amazing - so comfortable and luxurious. I loved the turn down service! Josh and Eddy on your staff were very helpful and courteous and the food was absolutely delicious. I hope to stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Melissa B, Community Manager at Collective Yellowstone
Responded Sep 12, 2018
Hi, there. Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. The pleasure was ours in getting to host you at Collective Yellowstone, and we're glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon, and thank you again for coming to see us. Don't be a stranger!
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madeleinehurd wrote a review Sep 2018
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions
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We had an incredible six-day stay at Collective Yellowstone. It was easy to find the property thanks to the instruction we were given and the staff texted us a few hours before we arrived to give us the access code for the main gate. We were welcomed at our car where one staff member took our luggage and another gave us a tour of the property. Our tent was well appointed and sealed up surprisingly well at night, which was necessary given the 30-degree temperatures! The staff would come each night and turn on the heated blankets in the (really excellent) bed and load up the wood burning stove so that we'd be warm throughout the night. Our only complaint was the discomfort of the second tent, which contained the bathroom and shower. It was on the same raised platform but didn't have its own heating source and the water supply was either burning hot or freezing cold, making showering or post-sundown bathroom visits something we dreaded. For dinner one night, we ordered barbecue boxes, which were mostly prepped meal boxes that needed some last touches on the grill for about 10 minutes before we were able to eat them. The staff gave us everything we needed to finish the meal. For another dinner, we had Chef William's farm-to-table pre-fixe meal and can't say enough good things about it! He didn't have a defined menu but talked to us about what we liked and what he had in-stock (from local farms) and prepared us several exceptional courses that we raved about the rest of the trip. Each night there were s'mores by the fire, which was a great opportunity to meet some of the other guests (there are only ten tents so you can't help but run into the same people throughout your stay.) The location was breath-taking, the staff was so attentive and went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed (we could text the concierge if we needed anything), and we looked forward to returning to our tent each night. We've already talked about going back and staying at other Collective properties.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Collective Yellowstone
Which popular attractions are close to Collective Yellowstone?
Nearby attractions include Lone Peak (2.9 miles), Beehive Basin Trail (2.1 miles), and Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Collective Yellowstone?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Collective Yellowstone?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Collective Yellowstone?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Collective Yellowstone?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cabin Bar & Grill, Montana Dinner Yurt, and Yeti Dogs.
Are pets allowed at Collective Yellowstone?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.