Bozeman's architecture is described as "A fine mix of art deco, Italiante and Mission Revival—lorded over by a healthy dose of kitsch," by the Downtown Bozeman Historic Walking Tour. Which, if you have a little time to spare, is a beautiful way to get acquainted with the town. In the past few years, the hotel scene has taken on a new life, and the result is accommodations that are as comfortable as they are cool.
Bozeman's newest hotel is also it's only 4-star. The Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman (Armory Hotel) opened this fall to rave reviews. The landmark Armory building was initially constructed to house the 163rd infantry regiment of the Montana National Guard during WWII. Today, it stands grand. Keeping with the original architecture, the Armory has cozy-meets-chic guest rooms, a glass-enclosed rooftop bar, pool, three restaurants, and the Armory Music Hall, a concert venue doubling as an event space.
Formerly the Rainbow Hotel, this mid-town boutique hotel is a real treat. Described as "A place where Stetsons and whiskey pair well with sun hats and a little bubbly," the RSVP Hotel is a basecamp for the hip, mid-twenties set, who are checking out the BZN. Each room has unique furnishings—think Italian furniture and Montana treasures. You'll also be treated to in-room champagne and 300-thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets. The Farmer's Daughters Café and Eatery serve delightful breakfasts and lunches sourced from local farmers and ranchers. During the summer months, enjoy the outdoor pool and sauna.
Located on Main Street in downtown Bozeman, the Lewis and Clark Motel is perfectly located, with new Luxury Plus beds and the best pool and spa in town. A newly finished, 60-foot indoor pool, hot tub, eucalyptus steam room, and dry infrared wellness sauna are perfect during cold winter days (we especially like the sparkling water on tap.) The lobby is cozy and relaxing with numerous seating areas, a fireplace, and a community jigsaw puzzle. And for those who want a little extra workout, you'll love the new fitness room.
A Historic Hotels of America destination, the Sacajawea Hotel was elegantly refurbished in 2010. Known for its sweeping front porch, the Sac is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a cocktail and the view. Initially built in 1910, the hotel was a rest stop for passengers and crews on the Milwaukee Railroad. Today, there are twenty-nine luxury guest rooms, a spa, and both fine and casual dining.
This stylish micro-hotel in Belgrade, Montana, is the perfect option for those flying in and out of Bozeman and wanting a simple stay. The rooms at the Outpost are self-operating, so there is no check-in or check-out; the key code will be sent to your phone. The beds and linens are comfortable, and the vibe is mellow. Guests love the Made in Montana organic soaps and beauty products. Plus, as a guest, you'll receive local discounts on dining and recreation. The original building, Waterman Hall, was a butcher shop with a community meeting area. It burned down September 20, 1900, from a fire at a neighboring hotel, and was rebuilt as a drug store.
Bozeman has a lot to offer in general, but some of the specific touches are why people keep coming back. From the restaurants to the outdoor adventures, there are a blend of city refinements and rugged excitement. Adding to that, these historic places to stay and soak in Bozeman's beauty, makes for a getaway that will have to be had again and again.
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