I have to admit to you that I hadn’t ever thought much about a trip to Bozeman, Montana until one day when on The Big Bang Theory Sheldon had decided that he didn’t want to live in Pasadena any longer because of the crime. He did research and came to the conclusion that Bozeman was the place for him.
So when I read an article in Travel + Leisure recently saying that Bozeman was a top destination for 2016, I decided that I wanted to know more!
What to do in Bozeman Montana.
Outdoor activities in Bozeman
Bozeman borders Yellowstone National park, so naturally, there are a lot of those types of activities to take part in. Hiking and rafting in the park top my list of things to do while in town.
If you book a trip during the winter months you can even take part in a dog sled adventure!
Rocky Creek Farm
Year round the Rocky Creek Farm is open for business selling seasonal you pick produce. From strawberries and raspberries in the summer months to pumpkins and Christmas trees in the winter months.
Montana Grizzly Encounter
The Montana Grizzly Encounter is a sanctuary for bears that were saved from sad situations and could never been turned out into the wild. So these animals are living a life of luxury and you and your family get the chance to see them up close and personal!
Fly Fishing at the Firehole Ranch
If you or your traveling companion is into fly fishing then you can’t miss staying at the Firehole Ranch! The ranch takes great pride in serving fantastic cuisine and serving up great adventures. Here is the catch, The ranch is only open for 15 weeks in the summer and only accepts 22 guests at a time. So if you think that you would be interested in staying at the ranch, you’d better book early!
Hot Springs In Bozeman Montana
Be sure when you are packing for your trip you throw in your bathing suit. Bozeman has about 12 hot springs that will help you soak away your aches and pains! The best part it is only $5 to use the springs!
Ice Fishing in Bozeman Montana
In the winter seasons, people head to the Hyalite Reservoir for ice fishing. It is incredibly important that you choose a knowledgeable guide for this activity as it can be risky if it isn’t done correctly.
Visit the Museum of the Rockies
The Museum of the Rockies, is a fantastic activity to do on extremely cold or rainy days. With a large focus on paleontological collections it is perfect for your dinosaur lover. Additionally, there is a planetarium on site as well as an exhibit dedicated to Yellowstone.
As of publication, the museum is open 9 am – 5pm, seven days per week. Admission is $14.50 for adults, $9.50 for children 5 -17 and children 4 and under are free.
We keep seeing a lot of the same questions about Bozeman Montana, so we’ve tackled some of those frequently asked questions below.
What airlines fly to Bozeman Montana?
The local airport is the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. The airlines that fly in and out of Bozeman Montana are: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, and United.
What is the average temperature in Bozeman Montana?
Of course there is a range from the summer months to the winter months, but the highest average in the summer is around 84 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low in the Winter of 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Luxury Hotels in Bozeman Montana:
From the website: “Sage Lodge, located on the banks of the Yellowstone River just 35 minutes from Yellowstone National Park, offers the ultimate Montana luxury resort getaway. It’s an idyllic headquarters from where you can launch a day of fly fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, cross-country skiing – or any other endeavor that calls your name. And, your outdoor expeditions will culminate in serious indoor comfort. Our Lodge guestrooms and Ranch Houses deliver pure Montana ambience inspired by anglers, along with the coziness essential to any type of vacation. While at the Lodge, you can also retreat to our full-service spa and the Fireside Room for a drink and a Montana-inspired meal.”
The Ranch at Rock Creek
From the website: “Our 29 one-of-a-kind accommodations, which can host up to 125 guests during our summer season, are thoughtfully woven into the The Ranch’s landscape. Ranging in size from one-bedroom suites to five-bedroom homes, we offer four distinct styles of lodging: Granite Lodge suites, a converted Historic Barn, Luxury Homes and Canvas Cabins for glamping. The design echoes home more than hotel – with deluxe amenities, custom furniture and decor that showcases a distinctive Western heritage.”
Summit at Big Sky
From the website: “The elegant Euro-Western Summit at Big Sky has been the vacation choice of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. The Summit is one of the finest slopeside properties in the Rockies with primary high-capacity lifts only 100 yards away. The Summit combines luxury appointments with Boyne Beds and a prime location in the heart of the Mountain Village Center. Select rates include breakfast.”
Best Restaurants in Bozeman Montana:
Main Street Overeasy
Serving breakfast and lunch, this stop will get you going in the morning and keep you full way past lunch. The pro tip for this restaurant is to make sure you order the cinnamon roll.
It is going to be hard to choose what you want to eat here. From handmade pasta, to wood fired pizza and small plates, there is something for everyone. The restaurant is small and quite popular, so it may be wise to make a reservation in advance.
Ted’s Montana Grill
With a large menu full of different choices there is something for everyone in your group. Lots of folks seem to enjoy the bison burger (my husband is a huge bison fan) the buffalo short ribs are also particularly intriguing.
Back Country Burger Bar
As you may have guessed the name of this restaurant’s game is burgers. In my personal opinion the best burgers have great buns to compliment the burgers. With a great selection of local beers, you’ll want to put this on your list of places to stop.
While gyros are the item that Z’s Gyros hangs their hats on, if you enjoy hummus at all, make sure that you order some while you are there. The menu is large enough that no matter what sort of preferences the people in your party have, everyone is likely to leave happy.
If you think that your family could use some one on one time with nature, book a trip to Bozeman Montana and explore!