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Winter Romance is in the Air

May 20, 2022
We can’t imagine a better mid-winter pick-me-up than a romantic getaway to Big Sky. A day playing in the mountains followed by a leisurely dinner, a hot soak, and a cozy bed; enjoy, sleep in, repeat.We believe romance should be celebrated, not just during special occasions but for no reason whatsoever. In this spirit, we’ve created our Romance Package; you might want to give it a try.

Champagne and dessert to kick off the trip? Yes. Upon check-in, you’ll be greeted with a little bubbly and a homemade dessert to take to your room. Eat dessert first? Most definitely.

You’ll love settling into our rooms. Most feature wood-burning river rock fireplaces and cozy down comforters. For extra leisure, we suggest a Pondside Luxury room or Suite, both of which have large soaking baths. The Luxury Suite includes a separate living room space.

Looking for adventure? You’re in the right place. With 5,850 skiable acres, some of the best downhill skiing in North America is at Big Sky Resort. From the top of Lone Peak, you can see two national parks and three states—that’s what we call some seriously big sky. The resort is continuously upgrading, now boasting two heated, high-speed bubble chairs, and a newly renovated base area, The Exchange.

If you’re a hiker, we suggest a snowshoe hike to Ousel Falls. This 1.6-mile hike has a slight elevation gain making it a gentle option for all ability levels. When you return, stop at the bar for a Happy Hour cocktail from 3:30-6:00 and check out our Winter Comfort Menu, (think; chicken pot pie or buffalo stew…yum!)

For a truly magical experience, visit Yellowstone National Park in the winter. It still takes our breath away every time we visit-- and we live here! For one thing, except for the road between the North and Northeast Entrances, roads are closed to vehicular travel during the winter. Exploring the park is done via a guided snowmobile or snowcoach tour. The solitude is magnificent. The steam from the hot pots and geysers is more pronounced with the cold, making everything seem surreal. Bison wander quietly, their frosty coats not bothering them a bit. And when the sun stretches across those seemingly endless acres, it’s nothing short of spectacular.

If you opt to stay closer to home base, dog sledding is an adventure you won’t soon forget. These vibrant canines love their job, and their enthusiasm is heartwarming. Tours take you through the beautiful Taylor Fork valley and leave daily from Rainbow Ranch at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Bonus; If you’re staying at the Ranch, you get $40 off the price of the tour!)

The package includes a four-course dinner for two in the Lodge Dining Room, so bring your appetite. Our chef and team focus on ranch-to-table cuisine, bringing in local meats and produce to create mouthwatering meals such as pheasant breast stuffed with chorizo, wrapped in bacon, and topped with fresh chimichurri. If you’ve never tried elk, we recommend the grilled elk chop with a ginger rye demi-glace, apple onion sauerkraut, and sweet and sour red cabbage. The meat is lean, rich, and utterly delicious.

Watch the schedule for the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. With international and local artists performing music, theater, and dance in a small-venue format, these shows are great for date night.

Have we mentioned our infinity pool hot tub? This sizable spa sits next to an outdoor fireplace under a star-filled sky. On a clear night, it is breathtaking. Sit quietly and be serenaded by the babbling stream.

Stays include a light continental breakfast, including house-made granola and fresh breads. (No rush, breakfast is served until 10am!)

For reservations, call 406.995.4132