Activities in and around Bozeman

What to do while visiting

With so much to do in the Gallatin Valley, it is impossible to share resources for everything. However, to help in your vacation planning, below are some links to the most popular activities in this area.


Whether you are a downhill or cross-country enthusiast, countless groomed and backcountry trails are less than an hour from us. Check out these websites for more:

Bridger Bowl
Big Sky Ski & Summer Resort
Bohart Ranch Cross-Country Ski
Lone Mountain Ranch Cross-Country Ski


Trails are bountiful in the Gallatin Valley, many of which are only half an hour away from Gallatin Guest House. Hike, snowshoe, ski or bike a different trail everyday!

Bozeman Nordic Trails
Bozeman Area Hiking
Bozeman Area Mountain Biking


Bozeman is a popular fly fishing destination, with the Gallatin, Madison, Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in close proximity. With access to the Gallatin River just minutes away from the house, you'll want to be sure to remember your rod and reel! For more information, here are a few nearby fishing shops:

Greater Yellowstone Flyfishers
Yellowstone Gateway Sports
Fins and Feathers
Rivers Edge


Summertime brings great rafting on the area rivers. Enjoy whitewater or a leisurely float. Check out these companies if you need a guide:

Montana Whitewater
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions
Rubber Ducky River Rentals


Get back in the saddle with help from area cowboys.

Broken Hart Ranch
Jake's Horses


Relax and soak in some of the area's best hot springs, two of which are a short distance from the house.

Bozeman Hot Springs Spa & Fitness
Norris Hot Springs
Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort


Here are a few places to find the gear you might need.

Big Boy Toys
Round House Ski & Sports Center
Chalet Sports


Of course, a very popular nearby attraction is Yellowstone National Park. From our house it takes about an hour and a half to get to West Yellowstone or Gardiner, the nearest Park entrances.

Nearby state parks are also worth putting on your "to do" list. Check out Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, and Missouri Headwaters State Park.

If you like museums, you might visit the Museum of the Rockies to see one of the finest paleontology collections in North America, or if you'd like to learn some fascinating local area history, check out The Pioneer Museum.

The summer months in Bozeman mean beautiful golf courses. We are just minutes away from Cottonwood Hills Public Golf Course, or you can check out these popular courses as well: Bridger Creek Golf Course & Riverside Country Club.


From Montana Ale Works (casual) to Gallatin River Grill (fine dining), there are restaurants in Bozeman for every taste and budget. You will quickly find your favorite places, and want to keep going back for more!

More information about the Gallatin Valley will be provided in the guest house. Please feel free to contact us at or (406) 580-1543 if you have specific questions!