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The Lodge at Big Sky
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Big Sky
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Phoenix
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Enough”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The hotel is nice, the room was nice. We did save a lot of money staying here versus a place right by the ski lifts. The only drawbacks were that I am very impatient. When you can only ski from 9-4- you want to get up there asap. One morning we had to wait for the shuttle too long- it was full and went to Moonlight Basin and then back- and then it sits back at the hotel and waits for more people to get on (we had already 20 minutes and the driver knew- why not just run us up there?). We should have just walked up and stored our shoes and brought our boots. Then- we called to have the shuttle pick us up at 6, after eating, and they said the shuttle was done for the day. After you've skied for 6 hours you don't really want to walk back wearing ski boots and carrying skis- then to find the shuttle carting private groups around. It was annoying. In short, you want to save money and you are laid back- stay here...if you are high strung and have more money- stay closer to the lifts.

Room Tip: Stay away from the room on the 3rd floor at the end of the hall (321 or 322) the heater is loud and...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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BigSkyJ, General Manager at The Lodge at Big Sky, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
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Bessemer, Michigan, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

What a 1st rate operation this hotel offers from the more than 100% hospitality and service. Rooms were clean and the ladies left cheery notes to help add to a great day on the slopes. Jeremy, the manager is a true gem and gives his all to make sure his guest are having a great stay.
All were friendly and made us feel like family. The hotel offered meal service each night and what a deal! We also went out a couple of times but after a day of hard skiing being able to stay in was really a nice feature. Easy to get shuttles to and from slopes and you could ski down witin a block and walk to the hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms were nice and any you choose would be worth its value, although having a mountain view is...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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BigSkyJ, General Manager at The Lodge at Big Sky, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thanks for the great feedback and response. We can't wait to see you in the future! By the way we just recieved 8-12 inches of snow today!
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The hotel location is great - a 5-7 minute walk to the slope with the option for a shuttle bus if gear is too heavy. The hotel's bus does not come often, but you can take the Big Sky parking one for part of the way.

Kitchenette room had good appliances (convection stove & dishwasher) but pots and pans were pretty dirty and burnt up. These should be replaced. Hotel does provide free breakfast, but it's not made fresh on site (reheated in crock pots) so we preferred to make our own as we had the kitchenette. We did appreciate the flavored water and nice atmosphere of the dining/lounge room.

Our biggest issue was the difficulty with sleeping. Our room basically had no blinds (they were sheer), so light was always coming in. There should be real blinds on a room that is this expensive, plus with the Christmas tree outside there was no escape. On top of that sound comes in easily, whether from the outside or from other rooms in the hotel. Beds were also not very comfortable. After skiing everyday, you want a good nights sleep and it was hard to get it here.

We'd think about staying again if improvements are made, but for the immediate future would encourage others to price check with other properties before booking.

Room Tip: Mountain facing is good view, but noisy especially with events (like the concert that happened durin...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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BigSkyJ, General Manager at The Lodge at Big Sky, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for your review. If you could email us what room you were in so that we can double check that the black out curtians are working properly. We do have sheers, blinds, valances in every room and some times the black out blinds can be easily overlooked. We stive for prefection and each and every stay here at the Lodge love your feedback. Hope to see you in the future.
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Akron
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I went to a medical conference at the Huntley but chose to stay at the Lodge because it was smaller and the pictures of the rooms and the bar/eating area were so pretty. This was a great place - the manager and his wife made it feel more like a bed and breakfast, and helped in every way to make our stay comfortable and homey and they helped with information about shuttles and activities....endless. The rooms were large and clean with amenities needed (refrigerator/microwave/etc). The staff was so friendly. We're planning on another trip this summer and will stay there again. Thank you to Jeremy and Beata (manager and wife) for making our trip extra special....

Room Tip: Close to skiing and shopping at Big Sky (walk it in less than 5 minutes) and just a wonderful place...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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BigSkyJ, General Manager at The Lodge at Big Sky, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
We appreciate the great feedback. We are excited to see you in the future.
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Lodge is a nice hotel. The rooms are spacious enough to lay all your ski stuff out without tripping all over it. Each room has a decent size fridge with a counter, cabinets and microwave, way better than just a combination unit. There are 3 outdoor hot tubs that are nice and hot, and the bartender will even come take orders for you. The manager and staff at this place could not have been nicer.

The breakfast is OK, it is a continental breakfast similar to what you get at many major hotel chains like Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn. Eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy, and a variety of breads, cereals and drinks. It is filling.

The main room has a bar, comfortable seating, a nice fireplace, and great views of the mountain. It is a nice place for groups to gather. There is also a room downstairs with ping pong tables and plush seating.

The Lodge is located somewhat downhill from the main base area. It is not a bad walk at all with street shoes, but I would not want to do it in ski boots. They run shuttles up regularly. The most inconvenient thing about the shuttles is that when they run up to Moonlight Basin, it takes about 20 minutes so you might have to wait a while. Gettting back from Moonlight is easy because you can just ski to the Big Sky base and you can either get on the Lodge shuttle bus or often the shuttles to the main parking area will drop you off at the entrance. The "town" area of Big Sky called The Meadows is a pretty good distance, but that would be true of any other lodge up near the base.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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BigSkyJ, General Manager at The Lodge at Big Sky, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
We appreciate the great feedback. We are excited to see you in the future.
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Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stayed for a week with the Baltimore Ski Club. Jeremy and all of the staff were super accommodating. the lodge is in a convenient location near everything, the only criticism is breakfast. I would recommend a heartier breakfast selection and real coffee; the brewed room coffee was better than the machine in the dining area. (Skiers need good Java before hitting the slopes) The main room and fireplace were very comfortable. The hot tubs and heated indoor pool were nice after a long day on the slopes.

The rooms are comfortable wi-fi worked well and the bathroom shower had plenty of water pressure (I was on the top floor). I highly recommend this lodge. If breakfast is really as big a deal for you as it is for me, you can always walk next door to the Huntley Lodge and pay for the amazing breakfast buffet, I did three times.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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BigSkyJ, General Manager at The Lodge at Big Sky, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and givings us a great review!
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

It was a pleasure to stay at The Lodge at Big Sky this winter. The location is fantastic, views are spectacular. Warm nice breakfast was a perfect start for day of skiing. Another very good thing was clean and pleasant room. Nice hotel with very high standard of services, helpful staff, shuttle bus at any time you need, great atmosphere - very positive experience. I will definitely go back there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank you for taking the time and givings us a great review!
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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
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Ranked #1 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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