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Montana Mule from Gallatin Riverhouse Grill

The One Drink You Need To Try When You’re In Big Sky

You may have heard of the Moscow Mule, but have you tried the Montana Mule? At some point during the middle of the 20th century, the Moscow Mule was invented. Today the Mule is a  popular cocktail made of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice garnished with a lime and always served in a Copper Mug. Here in Montana, we’ve given this simple concoction a bit of a twist. One of the favorite local drinks is the Montana Mule. The Montana Mule is a Montana style craft cocktail that mixes whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice in a copper mug. It’s… READ MORE

Hunting Trip | Photo: Jake's Horses

What You Need To Know About Hunting In Montana

Montana is home to an abundance of wild animals that actively roam the millions of acres of public and private lands in this wild country. It’s a hunting paradise. Every year over 200,000 hunters venture into the mountains, plains, and forests of Montana to go hunting for sport and for subsistence. People specifically come to Big Sky Country to hunt big game animals. When hunted in fair chase, these stunning trophy creatures will make any hunter proud. Come to Montana and go hunting during archery season (August to October) or rifle season (October to November) and you’re bound to hunt… READ MORE

Lone Peak | Big Sky Resort

Things To Do In September In Big Sky, Montana

Are you ready for September in Big Sky? It’s going to be a fantastic month to visit Big Sky. Based on the following calendar of events, our schedule is filling up quickly! Make your plans now so you can enjoy as many of these fun events as possible. What Big Sky events will you be attending this month? Check out these things to do in September in Big Sky: September 1 – Music In The Mountains – Cure For The Common September 2 – The Rut Mountain Race – Vertical Kilometer September 2 – Montana Shakespeare In The Parks: Comedy… READ MORE

Fishing The Gallatin | Lone Peak Outfitters

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Big Sky, Montana

Nicknamed The Treasure State, Montana is the fourth largest state in the US and is home to just over 1 million people. Tucked away in the Madison Range of Southwest Montana is a hidden gem of a mountain town called Big Sky. Definitely put Big Sky on your destination bucket list for lots of amazing reasons. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit Big Sky, Montana: Outdoor Paradise – Do you love the great outdoors? Want to go star gazing, bird watching, wildlife spotting, peak bagging, or wildflower spotting? Maybe you just want to soak in the Montana weather and breath fresh mountain air? Big… READ MORE

Kids Horseback Riding | Photo: Lone Mountain Ranch

37 Things To Do With Kids In Big Sky, Montana

We know you’re going to love Big Sky, Montana, but so are your kids. There are so many kid-friendly activities in Big Sky that you won’t have time to tick them all off of your list. No matter what stage of life your child is at, they’re going to have a blast in Big Sky. Here are 37 ideas of things to do with kids in Big Sky, Montana: Eat Delicious Ice Cream From The Emperor Of Ice Cream Attend The Free Summer Concert Series – Music In The Mountains Spend The Day At Camp Big Sky Shop At The Weekly Big… READ MORE

Chase Navratil with A Rainbow Trout | Photo: Alex Mansfield

Interesting Facts About Rainbow Trout

Big Sky Wildlife Spotlight: Rainbow Trout The chances are good that if you visit or live in Big Sky, Montana, you’re going to try fly fishing at some point. If you’re heading down to the Gallatin River or to a tributary stream near Big Sky, you might get lucky and catch a rainbow trout. It’s one of the most popular wild fish in this area. Rainbow trout are only native to rivers and lakes in western North America. Yet due to their popularity, these fish have been introduced throughout North America – including most of Montana. In fact, rainbow trout… READ MORE

Everett's 8800 Outdoor Dining

An Exquisite Dining Experience at Big Sky Resort’s Everett’s 8800

There are many excellent restaurants to have lunch at in Big Sky, however none have quite the view of Big Sky Resort’s Everett’s 8800! Not only do you get to dine at an exquisite restaurant, but you also get to take a chair lift ride to the top of Andesite Mountain. From here you can enjoy your lunch with a view of Lone Peak that many don’t get to experience. Everett’s 8800 is normally only open for lunch during the ski season, but Big Sky Resort’s newest summer lunch option is a hit with locals and guests alike. Serving American Alpine… READ MORE

Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout | Photo: D. Lennon

Explore The Forest Service Cabins Near Big Sky On Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by booking a stay in one of the many national forest service cabins near Big Sky, Montana. These rustic cabins are the perfect getaway in the mountains of Big Sky. Managed by the Gallatin National Forest these recreational rental cabins were built decades ago for use by forest rangers and other forest service personnel. Now they are open to the public for rentals. They all come equipped with the basics – a stove, bunks, a roof over your head, and maybe electricity. You just need to bring the essentials – food, sleeping bags,… READ MORE

Grizzly Bears Playing | Pixabay Image

Interesting Facts About Grizzly Bears

Big Sky Wildlife Spotlight: Grizzly Bears The grizzly bear is a majestic creature that inhabits western Canada and the northwestern United States. These large mammals are essentially the king of the animal world. They triumphantly sit at the top of the food chain. These omnivores have a fierce reputation and perhaps deserve the scientific name of Ursus arctos horribilis. The US Fish and Wildlife Service lists grizzly bears as a threatened species. In the past, approximately 50,000 grizzly bears roamed North America. That number dwindled significantly due to human interactions. After recent conservation efforts, there are approximately 1800 bears in… READ MORE

Yellowstone National Park | Photo Credit: Lone Mountain Ranch

Where Will You Celebrate The National Park Service Centennial?

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill that created the National Park Service. This brand new US government agency was created to “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” A lofty goal, but one that we can all respect and appreciate. Today the National Park Service employs over 21,000 employees  and countless volunteers. It manages 411 NPS units including national parks, monuments, battlefields, military… READ MORE