It’s easy to get tunnel vision when you’re flying into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport—after all, one of the nation’s most fabulous parks is right there in the name. But the stunning Gallatin Valley stretches out on every side, ringed in by mountains, to lead you to less-trodden corners of Montana that will wow you just as much as the wildlife and high-flying geysers of Yellowstone. Three Forks is one of those hidden gems that will take you by surprise.
An Effortless Trip
Even locals have been known to overestimate the distance from Bozeman to the quaint and lively town of Three Forks, home to the historic Sacajawea Hotel. Less than 30 minutes from the Bozeman airport, and a straight shot on I-90, its close proximity places this off-the-beaten-path getaway just around the corner. And the good news is, staying at the Sacajawea only opens you up for easier access to Yellowstone hot spots and day trips galore. There’s a lot to be said for a central location that lets you optimize for leisure and activity at the same time.
Gateway to Exclusive Adventure
There aren’t many spots that can put you in a prime place to head to Yellowstone, epic hot springs, and fantastical natural wonders that few ever have an opportunity to experience. Three Forks has the benefit of being just a little bit closer to the heart of Southwest Montana, cutting down on your day trip travel time and leaving more moments to enjoy the area.
You’ll find caverns and hiking trails, ghost towns and hot springs just down the road. Not to mention world-class fly fishing and whitewater adventures that will get you excited for the wilderness. But after all that adrenaline, you can still relax and enjoy a cocktail on the sweeping porch at the hotel while you just reflect and watch the world pass by.
A True Montana Experience
Don’t forget that Montana’s population only topped one million a few years ago, and the nickname Big Sky Country should remind you how much space Montanans appreciate. So a true Montana experience practically demands that you get some space from the “big city,” even when big cities here look more like most people’s small towns. You can get deep into the wild west at the Three Forks Rodeo and still enjoy just a short drive to one of the state’s main metropolises. Find an easy fix for food and shopping options with a quick trip to Bozeman, without having to forgo small-town charm in your lodging.
Amenities You Need, at Your Fingertips
The benefits of leaving the crowds behind are clear—more time for relaxation, the ultimate level of service, and an exclusive experience that few others will have the opportunity to appreciate. Step into another world during your stay at the Sacajawea, without needing to sacrifice on those little things you’ve grown to expect from your luxury accommodation. From personalized spa services to gourmet fine dining right at the hotel, you can find everything you would look for in a big city while you enjoy the slower pace of small-town life.
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