With a group of 40+ for a week of skiing in Big Sky. Huntley is not ski in/ski out but a short walk to lifts. The large rooms are clean with comfortable beds and bedding. Refrigerator, fans, iron, ironing board - even a humidifier if needed. As stated in a previous review, there's a convenient wet bar just outside the bathroom. Windows that can be opened to let fresh air in and thermostats that work. Hot water for showers always plentiful. Speaking of showers - you can hear the shower running when neighboring room uses theirs so it's a little annoying if someone's taking a shower and you're not ready to awaken.
Included breakfast is bountiful but never seemed hot - just warm - unless you go to the omelet station where they'll prepare a delicious omelet of your choosing. Loads of fresh fruit. Chet's Bar is the in-house restaurant where they have a steak special for $12 on Mondays and Wednesdays. (I'm not a meat eater but I didn't hear many complaints.) Other entrees were in the $20+ range.
There are three seating areas with well-attended fireplaces and comfortable chairs and sofas. One area has a Starbuck's concession in a corner and has games/tables in case you're stuck indoors.
No in-house computers to use but there was a place in Mountain Mall where you can pay $5 to use the computers for 1/2 hour.
The staff - from reception to concierge to wait staff to cleaning staff - always anxious to please.
Nearby restaurants I'd recommend: The Cabin (pricey but wonderful food and cozy atmosphere), Andiamo (Italian, yummy, prices are up there), Peak (at Summit Hotel next door - again wonderful but pricey). Also found a yurt on the mountain where we had lunch one day. Cozy wood stove. Good food. Outhouse - brrrr. The burger shack at the base of the two main lifts is run by a Polish couple who actually make perogi and kielbasa - outstanding!
Spa located in hotel (you pay) used by a couple of us - nice massages. There is a pool and hot tub (not just outside the door) for use by guests.
Grocery store located in Mountain Mall with a wine section (cheaper to buy before heading up to Big Sky if you can). A couple of places to purchase souvenirs - and a silver/turquoise jewelry shop to die for! Fur store, too.
Skiing - lots of it!!! Even if you don't ski it, take the tram to the top to see the view. When we left on Saturday it was snowing. They need snow. It isn't that there are bare spots but there have been weather changes affecting what is on the ground. Some of it really not skiable - or at least not what you go to Montana to ski.
Would also recommend skiing over to Moonlight Basin. The hotel there is fabulous with a deli where you can order food to carry into their pub or seating area before the most fabulous fireplace you've ever seen! (Used their computer at no charge. It's tucked in a corner of one of the seating areas.)
If you haven't seen Yellowstone, a snow coach tour is a must-do.
Have been there before; will go again. Will stay at Huntley again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the heart of Big Sky's Mountain Village, this three-story hotel was part of the late NBC News broadcaster Chet Huntley's original vision for Big Sky Resort. It is as tasteful as it is convenient: the Explorer Lift is just out the back door. Under the same roof are concierge, dining, shopping, ski storage, meeting rooms, and spa. The Huntley Lodge features Boyne Beds and flat panel televisions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Huntley Hotel Big Sky
- Huntley Lodge Big Sky, Montana