Area Amenities

Lodging and Rental Housing

Looking to plan a fly fishing vacation to Big Sky, Montana with Wild Trout Outfitters ? There are many options available for lodging while you are here fishing. It depends on if you will be spending any time at your place of lodging or if you just need a place to rest after long days on the river. I recommend The Wilson Hotel   if you are looking for clean comfortable rooms with a excellent bar and restaurant  (only 5 minuets from our shop).

Let’s say you want to rent a Condo In The Meadow Village check out Chris & Jess’s Place. This 3 story condo is perfect for families/ groups. Are you looking for a condo in Mountain Village check out the Condo at Cedar Creek.  You can take a look at this Beverhead Condo # 1453, it is a nice place to stay while you are in Big Sky.

You can stay at Pete & Jeannine’s luxurious log home located less than 10 minutes drive from Big Sky and Moonlight Basin.  The San Marino Cabin on the Gallatin River is also a option if you have a large group or want something on the Gallatin River. If you have a large group or you would like to stay in the Bozeman area check out the Bozeman Cabin, 3 Story Cabin, Tasteful Furnishings, Comfy Beds, 20 Private Acres & One BIG SKY!

The township of Big Sky

Big Sky has a warm, casual wide-open Montana vibe. Big Sky and the surrounding area provides the perfect fly fishing retreat. Big Sky is also located just an hour’s drive north of Yellowstone National Park, providing access to countless fishing destinations and mountain escapes. Big Sky Montana is on the 50 yard line of the super bowl of fly-fishing. You could spend a lifetime trying to fish all the water in a 150 mile radius. If you need some help or some recommendations for lodging just give us a call and we will help you find the lodging that you need to enjoy you stay in Wild Trout Country.


What can you say about the 33 different restaurants located in the Big Sky area. You will not go hungry. There is lots of great places to indulge your appetite after a big day of fishing or on your way to fishing. Some of our favorites would include, Bucks T-4 lodge , Olive B’s , Gallatin River House and Michaelangelo’s. For breakfast or lunch try the Canyon Cafe is located Big Horn Center, on the corner of Highway 191 as you turn towards Bozeman.

Transportation and Rental Cars

If you are planning on a trip to Big Sky to do some fly fishing and you are wondering if you need to rent a car the answer is yes. It is not impossible to have a good time without a car but you will be at a disadvantage. We can pick you up where you are staying, most of the time it is not a problem. We have a Taxi service in Big Sky and they can provide airport transfers as well as shuttle you around town. To set up your ride call Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi 888.454.5667. Getting to Big Sky, Montana is not as hard as it used to be. Actually, the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, a scenic, 45-mile drive to Big Sky and our fly shop, has more direct flights than any other small fishing town in the West. All of which means you can leave your busy life behind and enjoy the Best fishing in the US in a matter of a few hours. Major airline carriers include: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, United, and US Airways.

Non-Fishing Activities

Montana offers a variety of fun and relaxing summer activities for everyone, from golfing to touring Yellowstone National Park. Big Sky offers the finest in hiking and horseback riding while taking in spectacular views. Golfers enjoy hitting the links on our beautiful lush greens at the Big Sky Course while enjoying the perfect climate–dry and sunny. Whatever your pleasure, Big Sky has it. Big Sky is a great getaway destination for summer activities or for a relaxing retreat.

With Yellowstone National Park only 45 minutes away.

You may want to consider a day tour of the park with the Yellowstone Touring Company, who will pick you up wherever you are staying and take your group to Yellowstone for the day. Imagine yourself on a wildlife watching expedition through Yellowstone National Park. Wildlife viewing has become a popular sport in Big Sky, Montana, and you don’t have to go far to find elk and moose basking in the big open sky in the Montana mountains. Near Big Sky.

The Gallatin River

This Rive offers the area’s most challenging rapids. Experience a Big Sky whitewater adventure and a scenic horseback ride with a combination trip. The whole family will enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife on a Big Sky rafting trip. Local outfitters offer one-hour to all day trail rides, multi-day trips, and rafting or hiking. Shorter duration trail rides, such as the one or two hour rides, typically bring you into the foothills of the Gallatin Range or along the Gallatin River valley. Longer trail rides, such as half day or full day, are take more experienced riders into the Gallatin Mountains or Yellowstone National Park. For a true adventure, take a canoe or kayak on the exciting Gallatin River. Challenge the Class II and III rapids for the thrill of a lifetime.

Hiking and Biking

Easily accessible from Big Sky, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Gallatin Range, and northwest Yellowstone are popular hiking and horse pack trip destinations for those wishing to experience a western adventure, solitude, and breath-taking scenery. From lift-accessible mountain biking at Big Sky Resort to a vast network of single track trails at Moonlight Basin and Beehive Basin, Big Sky is a Mecca for mountain bikers. The spectacular terrain of Big Sky country is home to diverse animal populations, such as elk, antelope, deer, bear, bison, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats.

 Rock climbing and Mountaineering

In the Big Sky area gives you an eagle-eye’s view of amazing scenery and wildlife. Summer chairlift rides are a great way to see breathtaking views and gain access to a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. For the more adventurous, take a zip line tour for a unique and thrilling adventure through the tree tops.

Big Sky Montana golf courses offers challenging terrain, beautiful scenery and fresh air. The long summer days make golf the perfect vacation activity to do with friends and family. Camping out under the beautiful starry skies of Montana can be an experience far beyond what you have imagined. In and around Big Sky, Montana you’ll find the perfect camping adventure, with plenty of RV parks and campgrounds to accommodate you. The scenery and wildlife await your next visit.