How far in advance do I need to reserve?
In the winter months we can book up a couple of months in advance especially Valentine’s or any Holiday Weekends. In the summer months, it’s best to reserve as soon as you can. We recommend at least 6 months in advance for June, July, August & September. But even in our busier summer months, it never hurts to check with us. Cancellations are always a possibility.
How do I make a reservation?
At ‘Blue Sky’ we provide personalized service from the start. That is why we ask you to call us to place a reservation. This allows us to discuss your needs & desires & help you choose the accommodations you’ll find most pleasing. Please check our availability calendars for the dates & cabins you are interested in. Note: We have a two-night minum stay & cannot accommodate children or pets. Rates range from $200.00-$260.00 per night. Click on the Cabins/Rates tab at the top of the page.
What is the average length of stay?
In the winter it’s usually 2 to 4 nights. In the summer it ranges from 3 to 10 or more nights. On a 4 or more night stay, we offer a 10% discount.
What sort of weather can we expect?
Montana has very changeable weather & even in July, we can get snow in the higher elevations. Plan to wear layered clothing to adjust for quick temperature changes. You can click on this link for more on the average temperatures & climate in our area.http://www.imt.net/~gplains/
Do we need a 4-wheel Drive vehicle?
In the winter & spring months, October to April, we recommend a 4-wheel drive or at least a front wheel drive vehicle. The roads are rarely impassable however and the county roads are plowed as well as the main highways. Our nearby ranchers need to get out and feed cattle no matter what, so there is rarely a problem. If you would like to do some off-road travel to some high mountain lakes, you may still want a 4-wheel drive with high clearance to experience the backcountry.
What is the elevation at ‘Blue Sky’?
The elevation here is 5,500 feet. The elevation at the top of The Beartooth Highway is 10,947 feet. The highest peak in Montana, Granite Peak is 12,799.
How far is Blue Sky from the airport?
Billings, Montana is our closest airport. 1 1/2 hours driving time. Bozeman, Montana also has an airport. 2 1/2 hours driving time. Cody, Wyoming also has an airport at 1 1/2 hours driving time.
How far off the beaten path is “Blue Sky”?
‘Blue Sky’ is located 19 miles from Red Lodge off of Highway #78. We do not post any signs along the highway to keep our location private & exclusive. So we recommend printing directions off of our website. GPS systems are not always accurate. If you follow our directions, there are only 4 turns to our location from highway #78 and there are street signs to guide you.
What does my stay include?
Breakfast preparations and all condiments are provided for any length of stay. Fresh eggs, juice, cereals, oatmeal, pancake mixes, coffees & teas as well as sugar, salt & pepper, cooking oils & more. (Due to various dietary preferences, we do not stock milk, bread or butter). There’s even popcorn & hot chocolate! There is also a gas BBQ on the deck or patio of your cabin. Don’t feel like cooking? There are many wonderful restaurants in Red Lodge (19 miles) to choose from or The Grizzly Steakhouse in Roscoe, only 6 miles from ‘Blue Sky’. www.redlodge.com
Your stay also includes the complimentary use of Mountain Bikes, snowshoes, DVD movies & the kayak at the pond. NOTE: The pond may be off limits from the end of April to the end of June if The Sandhill Cranes & Geese are nesting.
What sort of activities are available?
In the winter we have snowshoes for your use or you can ski or snowboard at Red Lodge Mountain (45 minute drive from Blue Sky) You can ice-skate or try ice-fishing here at our pond. Cross country skiing is available here or nearby. Or you can just hibernate in your cozy cabin. In the summer you can try fly-fishing our pond, Mountain Biking, horseback riding, ATV-ing, hiking, whitewater rafting, scenic drives, The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary & so much more! Go to our ACTVITIES PAGE for more details & links to adventure outfitters.
How far is ‘Blue Sky’ from Yellowstone National Park?
In the summer, you can enter The Northeast Entrance of The Park via The Beartooth Highway #212 ( open from Memorial Day Weekend thru the first weekend in October). Driving time to the entrance from ‘Blue Sky’ is approximately 2 1/2 hours depending on how many stops you make along the way. You can also enter The Park at the North Entrance in Gardiner Montana all year long. Driving time is approximately 3 hours to the entrance. Finally, you can also access the East Entrance of The Park through Cody, Wyoming (summer only). Approximately, 3 hours driving time to the entrance.