It’s incredibly easy to romanticize Montana life. After all, it does offer some of the most picturesque landscapes in the United States. And with nicknames like The Last Best Place, Big Sky Country, and The Treasure State, it’s also easy to understand why those who call it home have such an unmatched pride in it — the majority of the state is downright visually stunning.
Montana may be the fourth largest state in the U.S., but it’s also one of the most sparsely populated. Montana has around 1.1 million permanent residents, as opposed to the nearby smaller Washington State’s 7.7 million residents. People love and prioritize their space here.
They also adore meeting visitors, although they’re equally as happy to see the visitors return home after enjoying their vacations. It’s nothing personal — they just take pride in keeping things the way they are.
At the turn of the 20th Century, Augustus Franklin Crail set up a homestead in what is now Big Sky, which still stands today. For the next 70 years, the area was home to a small group of ranchers — a far cry from the upscale ski resort destination it is today. Still, in spite of its luxurious properties and posh town center, this little town is still big on Old West Charm.
Big Sky in particular seems to enchant Montana’s out-of-state visitors, and for good reason: it’s truly breathtaking. The abundant nature and swanky resort village just might have you dreaming of packing up, leaving the hustle and bustle of your current life behind, and moving to a charming mountain village for a simpler existence (we would advise looking at average winter temperatures before seriously considering doing so). There are times when strolling through Big Sky Town Center feels just like being on a movie set.
And while an actual move to the Treasure State may not be in the cards at this time, planning a visit is a fantastic way to get acquainted. We’re happy to fill you in on the best places to stay in Big Sky, Montana when you visit.
Waterfall hikes, award-winning skiing, luxury hotels, farm-to-table cuisine, mountain views, and the freshest air imaginable await you here, and there’s plenty to see and do in every season. There’s truly no bad time to explore.
Overall, Big Sky truly embodies all there is to love about the Treasure State. It has a one-of-a-kind character you won’t find anywhere else in the region. And if you have plenty of time to explore,…
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