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“Peaceful and Quiet in Summer” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Lodge at Big Sky
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Big Sky
Certificate of Excellence
North America
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Peaceful and Quiet in Summer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed in Big Sky for 3 nights before going to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. Although it was a few miles up the mountain from the main highway, that made it quite peaceful. Wonderful views, plenty of hiking, a lake for kids to swim, kayak, or paddle board. Fun shops and several restaurants walking distance to the hotel. Had a great day fly fishing just 15 minutes away. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Nice continental breakfast a big plus with hungry teens!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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boston
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

I had a room with a kitchenette and it was perfect for my stay. I don't like to eat out all of the time when I am on the road. My room also had a good view of the mountain and it was quiet and well kept. The service is great with the staff being very friendly and accommodating. The complimentary breakfast left something to be desired but I have had worst. Definitely worth the stay for families and other groups.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

This hotel was lovely, clean comfortable, nice view, breakfast was great. The computer in the business room was incredibly slow, they said they are going to replace it soon, I hope they do. It really was unusable. I'd recommend the hotel for skiing, but not for Yellowstone. it really was much too far away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aliza B
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

After a long drive from Choteau, MT, what a lovely place to stay overnight! Gorgeous lobby that encourages lingering in the many leather seating areas. Water with citrus slices and coffee is offered for the taking. Rooms are spacious with fabulous large window views. Well-appointed furniture, deep kitchenette sink, fridge, microwave. No disappointments here. Walked to a lovely dinner just 5 minutes away!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sioux Falls, SD
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

The highlight of this lodge was the location! We had a 4th floor room facing the mountains with a gorgeous view! The lodge itself is a little ways from any actual "city", but there are restaurants within walking distance, and the view itself makes up for the lack of shops or places to explore. You are truly up in the moutains - we even saw a bear walking on the ridge above one of the neighboring hotels! The staff was very helpful and friendly at check-in. There is an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as 3 outdoor hot tubs. The outdoor hot tubs are wonderful to sit in and enjoy the cool mountain air! Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. As mentioned in other reviews, the walls are thin so you can hear some noise from neighboring rooms. There was a nice continental breakfast with both cold and warm items to choose from. The lodge is about 45 minutes from Yellowstone Park. We stayed at 4 locations during a weeklong trip to Yellowstone, and this was definitely our favorite place!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northbrook, IL
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119 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Hard to understand positive reviews. This place is only a mediocre Interstate cookie cutter motel in a mountain valley location. On arriving, we were met with a parking lot sign, "Bear Danger, do not park here!" with no directions of where to go (bear trap only 30 yards away, visible from every window). Front desk staff distracted and little help: "Don't leave any food in your car . . . the bears will rip it open." Carpets dirty in hallways, disgusting and smelly in elevator. Bed linens were highly suspect; we were appalled by pseudo-chamois bedspread which seemed laded with stains (ugh!). TV's are old tube type. Shower heads smelled of mildew. Best part of the provided "free" breakfast was hot water for coffee and tea. Stay away . . . do yourself a favor and find someplace else at Big Sky.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TightLine2
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

We used The Lodge as our headquarters to explore Yellowstone Park, and though it's an hour north of the West entrance, we were glad we did. We felt the price was very reasonable in comparison to other area hotels, and the lodge itself was awesome. The rooms are HUGE and very clean and well appointed. Our room had a microwave, small refrigerator, ironing board, and a couch. And the view of Lone Mountain was gorgeous. As a matter of fact, the entire area is gorgeous, as The Lodge is at the top of a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The indoor pool was large and there were three hot tubs (try the ones out on the patio; it seemed most guests were not aware they existed and we always had the entire area to ourselves). The continental breakfast was one of the best, with a large variety of foods and drinks, and plenty of places to sit and gaze up at Lone Mountain as you eat.

Only downside: there is only one small, slow elevator to service the entire hotel.

Great place to begin explorations of Yellowstone, and more closely located are zip lines, white water rafting and fly fishing. All in all a great place to stay for a relaxing and fun vacation!

Room Tip: Try the "hidden" hot tubs out on the patio.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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)
Location: United States > Montana > Big Sky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 #3 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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