Big Sky Summer Story Ideas

Big Sky, Montana is fun for everyone.

From a romantic getaway to a family friendly vacation, it's only 50 miles from Yellowstone! Check out the best story ideas.

  • ​COUPLES RETREAT

    Life is hectic and sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Leave the kids and work at home and head to Big Sky, Montana for a chance to rekindle the romance with your loved one. The sunsets in Big Sky are truly some of the most colorful and romantic in the United States and you’ll appreciate them each evening during the summer. Book a room at the RIVER ROCK LODGE and enjoy close proximity to Big Sky’s TOWN CENTER, which offers shops, restaurants, bars, and a movie theater. It’s also home to Music in the Mountains during the summer months, a series of free outdoor concerts that offer the chance to sit back, relax, take in some music and the majestic views of Lone Peak and the Spanish Peaks in the background. So, grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and some take out from one of the area’s restaurants and relish a night of music under the stars.

    For a truly relaxing experience, book a couples massage at the Solace Spa at BIG SKY RESORT. Afterwards, complete the day at LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH for drinks in the saloon and then a fabulous dinner in the dining room. Nearby YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK features some of the country’s most magical views and geological wonders. Let YELLOWSTONE LUXURY TOURS be your private guide for the day with door to door service, a customized tour of the park, and a special picnic lunch as you take in the scenes of America’s first national park. Retreat to BUCK’S T-4 for an evening of culinary wonder to cap off the day in Big Sky with your love. Visit Big Sky for a chance to getaway without the kids and the frantic lifestyle that comes with city living.

  • CULINARY EXPLORATION

    Big Sky is home to a wide range of restaurants from traditional Montana fare, contemporary cuisine and casual dining. BUCK’S T-4 has been a Big Sky landmark for 50 years. The dining room at Buck’s is quintessential Montana and the food ranges from burgers to the decadent Bison tenderloin. The service is friendly and the overall experience is a must for those looking for a Montanan dinning experience. At Big Sky Resort, diners can find a few options including tempting Tuscan at ANDIAMO’S or they can relax on the deck at the CARABINER LOUNGE and take in breathtaking views of Lone Peak while enjoying a light snack or a full meal, either lunch or dinner. And, Tuesday nights, dinners at the Carabiner receive 40% off bottles of wine. The Town Center features many restaurants that serve everything from Thai and Mexican to Italian and Chinese. Big Sky visitors will not go hungry!

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY TRAVEL

    Big Sky, Montana is the perfect spot for families who want to explore the great outdoors. There are activities and fun opportunities for all ages. BIG SKY RESORT offers a nature zipline tour that is great for kids 5 and older. The Resort also has mini golf, a bungee trampoline, and a mini rock climbing wall. Parents and kids alike can enjoy a scenic raft tour on the nearby Gallatin River, provided by MONTANA WHITEWATER or GEYSER WHITEWATER. Every Wednesday the Town Center in Big Sky is home to the Farmers Market, which features food vendors, arts and crafts, homemade goodies and a bouncy house for kids. After exploring the Farmers Market, families can enjoy dinner at out one of the many restaurants and then catch a movie at LONE PEAK CINEMA.

  • GIRLS GETAWAY

    There’s no better way to reconnect and relax with girlfriends than a summer trip to the mountains in Big Sky, Montana. The air is fresh, the scenery is breathtaking, and there is a plethora of activities to keep a group of girls busy but relaxed. The best way to spend a long weekend with a group of girls is to book private rental home through BIG SKY LUXURY RENTALS. They offer a wide variety of rentals from cozy cabins to luxury homes. Each rental is fully equipped from kitchen furnishings to exquisite bed linens. What girl wouldn’t want to touch “Brad Pitt Rock” in the Gallatin River? It’s where he filmed the iconic film A River Runs Through It, and a guided whitewater rafting trip will give the chance to reach out and touch the rock that a Hollywood legend stood upon.

    After a beautiful day on the river, head to a SPA for massages, facials, and mani/pedis. Dinner at the quintessential Montana restaurant BUCK’S T-4 is the perfect way to round out a day in Big Sky. Don’t miss the huckleberry martini! An early morning hike to Ousel Falls is a great way to kick off a summer day in the mountains, but stop in to GRIZZLY OUTFITTERS first for cute hiking gear and bear spray. An afternoon horseback ride with LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH or 320 GUEST RANCH is an idyllic way to take in the mountain scenery that surrounds Big Sky. Grab dinner in town where there is everything from Thai and Mexican to Italian and Chinese. Afterwards catch a chick flick and a glass of wine at the LONE PEAK CINEMA. There’s no shortage of things to do in Big Sky, just bring your best girlfriends and your sense of adventure and leave the rest to us!

  • ADVENTURE TRAVEL

    Big Sky, located in Southwest Montana, just 45 miles south of the BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, is a vacation destination that offers adventure seekers plenty of opportunity to get their adrenaline pumping. Whether they prefer downhill mountain biking, whitewater rafting, strenuous hikes or fly fishing on one of the area’s many trout streams, it can all be found in Big Sky. True adventure seekers will want to take advantage of all of the outdoor activities that can be experienced through a number of summer focused businesses that provide access to all types of adventure. Big Sky Resort is well known for it’s miles of downhill bike trails, GRIZZLY OUTFITTERS and BIG SKY TROUTare the area experts for fly fishing, and MONTANA WHITEWATER has full or half day rafting trips that are not for the faint of heart.