Where To Stay in Big Sky, MT


You’ve picked the best destination in the west, Big Sky Montana! Now it’s time to find a vacation home in a neighborhood to suit your vacation style, size and budget. Big Sky is experiencing massive growth with new developments, communities, and vacation rental options being added to the map regularly. One of the most common questions the Big Sky Vacation Rentals team is asked “Where should I stay in Big Sky?” 

When deciding where to stay in Big Sky consider a few things – desired proximity to the slopes and resort areas, nearby shopping and restaurants, and the level of seclusion you’re seeking for your vacation. Getting around Big Sky is easy. In season, the free Skyline shuttle bus operates between all Big Sky neighborhoods or choose to stay slopeside at the base of Big Sky Resort and vacation without a car.   

The Big Sky community can be broken down into three distinct neighborhoods: Meadow Village, Big Sky Mountain Village, and Moonlight Basin. Big Sky Vacation Rentals feature a selection of 120+ mountain cabins, ski chalets, luxury suites, and custom Big Sky homes with options in every Big Sky neighborhood. 

Our vacation rentals can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 28 guests with neighboring properties for large group gatherings or a first-class family reunion in Big Sky! You’ll love the gourmet kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, private hot tubs and fire pits with mountain views, games rooms, and luxury amenities that make BSVR stand out from the rest. Find a neighborhood to suit your style and spend your vacation in luxury with Big Sky Vacation Rentals!


Big Sky Meadow Village

Meadow Village is the first Big Sky neighborhood you reach after exiting US Highway 191 from the Gallatin Canyon. Situated a scenic 7-mile drive (or free shuttle ride) from Mountain Village and Big Sky Resort, and walking distance to Big Sky Town Center, Meadow Village is centrally located to experience both sides of Big Sky – the resort vibe and local community! 

Big Sky Town Center has rapidly evolved into Big Sky’s downtown area and is the heartbeat of the local community. The Meadow Village and Big Sky Town Center neighborhood is home to a movie theater, outdoor ice rink, and the biggest concentration of restaurants, cafés, aprés bars, and stores in Big Sky. It’s also the main hub for Big Sky’s most notable local events including the Annual Big Sky Winter Fest.

Big Sky Meadow Village rentals do not have ski-in/ski-out access but you’re only a short drive or shuttle ride to free skier parking at Big Sky Resort. If cross-country skiing is on your Big Sky itinerary, the Big Sky Nordic Center is minutes away and connects to a network of trail systems at Lone Mountain Ranch. Our luxury Spanish Peaks Club condos are minutes from the trails … or seek seclusion in a custom mountain lodge in the meadows. Browse our selection of luxury Big Sky Meadow Village vacation rentals.


Big Sky Mountain Village

If proximity to Big Sky Resort amenities and ski lifts is your first priority, book your stay in Big Sky Mountain Village. The Mountain Village neighborhood sits at an elevation of 7,500 feet at the base of Big Sky’s iconic Lone Peak with majestic mountain views, a vibrant alpine atmosphere, and direct access to everything. 

There’s no need for a rental car in Mountain Village! The Big Sky Resort base area is within walking distance with lively après bars, sunny outdoor patios, restaurants, shopping and quick, easy access to 5,850 acres of skiable terrain and endless alpine experiences at Big Sky Resort. With regular service throughout the ski season, the free Skyline Bus Shuttle makes it easy to explore beyond the resort area.

Mountain Village is home to a wide variety of luxury Big Sky vacation rentals with some of the best ski-in ski-out access to Big Sky Resort. Popular ski-in/ski-out neighborhoods in Big Sky Mountain Village include Homestead Chalets, Black Eagle Lodges, Beaverhead Condos, Powder Ridge Cabins, and luxury custom homes on the slopes of Big Sky Resort. Browse our selection of luxury Big Sky Mountain Village vacation rentals.


Moonlight Basin

Encompassing 8,000 acres on the north side of Lone Mountain, Moonlight Basin is a luxury ski-in/ski-out neighborhood and a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. This unique Big Sky neighborhood offers the epitome of Montana mountain living with serene surroundings, stunning views of the Spanish Peaks, bountiful wildlife, and luxury slopeside rentals set away from the hustle and bustle of Town Center and Big Sky Resort. 

Our luxury vacation rentals in Moonlight Basin have exceptional ski-in/ski-out access to both the Mountain Village and Madison base areas of Big Sky Resort and guests have an option to purchase exclusive membership to Moonlight Lodge with tavern dining, a fitness center, a family lounge, and outdoor pool and hot tub open year-round.  

Moonlight Basin is a short drive from Big Sky Town Center and Moonlight Basin with Skyline shuttle stops making it easy to shop, dine, and socialize and return home to quiet seclusion! From classic Cowboy Heaven and Ulerys Lake cabins to magnificent Moonlight Mountain custom homes and lodges, there’s a retreat for every traveler in Big Sky Moonlight Basin. Browse our selection of luxury Big Sky Moonlight Basin vacation rentals.


Many of our vacation rentals are in newer Big Sky neighborhoods and developments and cell phone reception can be spotty driving in the mountains. When driving to Big Sky, please use GPS with care and preferably download directions prior to your travels to avoid ending up in the wrong location! When you stay with BSVR we’re by your side throughout the vacation planning process and our team will send you exact driving directions to your vacation home prior to your arrival to get you there safely. 

Explore the best Big Sky has to offer, find the ultimate Big Sky vacation rental, and don’t miss a thing when you download our Big Sky Vacation Guide – all the Big Sky resources you need in one place!


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