Lodging - Page 2

post #31 of 52

I'm talking about Big Sky lodging... specifically I looked at Huntley and it's giving me a rate way higher than the $140 quoted (about 2x higher).  Thanks.

 

I am a Hilton and Hyatt guy, so I can get a room for free in Bozeman on points.  I'm just looking at cheap, convenient lodging while at Big Sky.  I stayed at Bucks before, but that's a haul in the mornings.  Good place otherwise though.

post #32 of 52

You need to call and tell them you're with the EpicSki Gathering to get in on the group deal. 

post #33 of 52
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You need to call and tell them you're with the EpicSki Gathering to get in on the group deal. 

 

Thanks!

post #34 of 52
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Hey Nolo or anyone... what's the best way to book lodging?  Looking through the Big Sky site, I'm getting $200-315 a night for Huntley for the Gathering dates.  Want to get this booked ASAP, so any help would be appreciated.

I would guess that calling the Big Sky general number and saying you are coming to the Gathering is the way to get started.  You might ask about any deals on air travel while you have them on the phone.

post #35 of 52

Booked a studio at village center.  Can't waitcool.gif

post #36 of 52
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Booked a studio at village center.  Can't waitcool.gif

When are you arriving?  Me and my housemates arrive March 23.  Trying to decide whether to ski Big Sky or Bridger on Sun, March 24.

post #37 of 52
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When are you arriving?  Me and my housemates arrive March 23.  Trying to decide whether to ski Big Sky or Bridger on Sun, March 24.

Hi März,

 

Wife and I arriving in Bozeman the 23rd and probably skiing Bridger on the 24th.  I had the luxury have having both Nolo and Rio show me around when I was there 4yrs ago and hoping for a possible repeat.  I'm guessing there will be several people skiing Bridger on the 24th, but no way to know for sure this far out.  Look forward to meeting you.

 

Jim

post #38 of 52
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Hi März,

 

Wife and I arriving in Bozeman the 23rd and probably skiing Bridger on the 24th.  I had the luxury have having both Nolo and Rio show me around when I was there 4yrs ago and hoping for a possible repeat.  I'm guessing there will be several people skiing Bridger on the 24th, but no way to know for sure this far out.  Look forward to meeting you.

 

Jim

I'll keep that in mind.  My condo includes 5 ski buddies, all over 50, four women and one man.  Three of my friends have never been to Big Sky or Bridger.  I  skied at Bridger before and after a week at Big Sky last Feb.  Liked it a lot.  Especially since I had a couple a very good private lessons.  So my leaning is towards Bridger on March 24, but the discounted lift ticket at Big Sky is very tempting since we'll be at Bridger on March 25.  Guess we have to decide before March 1, but I'd rather not wait too long.

post #39 of 52

I also wanted to pass along that Big Sky has a buy 3 get one free lodging deal on their website.  The prices as of today were roughly $700 Huntley village view, $735 Huntley mountain view and $800 Village center studio (I booked this one).  Those prices all include checking in on 25 Mar and checking out 29 Mar, taxes/fees and include breakfast for two at the Huntley.

 

Throw in Nolo's excellent lift ticket deal and I'm in for about $1450 for 6 nights lodging (two in Bozeman), 5 days lifts and breakfast for two.  Not a steal, but not bad either.

post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post

I also wanted to pass along that Big Sky has a buy 3 get one free lodging deal on their website.  The prices as of today were roughly $700 Huntley village view, $735 Huntley mountain view and $800 Village center studio (I booked this one).  Those prices all include checking in on 25 Mar and checking out 29 Mar, taxes/fees and include breakfast for two at the Huntley.

 

Throw in Nolo's excellent lift ticket deal and I'm in for about $1450 for 6 nights lodging (two in Bozeman), 5 days lifts and breakfast for two.  Not a steal, but not bad either.

How did the Buy 3 Get 1 compare to the special rate that nolo worked out for the Gathering?  Did you ask about that?

post #41 of 52
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How did the Buy 3 Get 1 compare to the special rate that nolo worked out for the Gathering?  Did you ask about that?

I got the Huntley rate (First Class room) for $819 Monday-Saturday including tax, so there is a comparison to the rates that JGIDDYUP got.  That was using the rates nolo organized.

post #42 of 52
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How did the Buy 3 Get 1 compare to the special rate that nolo worked out for the Gathering?  Did you ask about that?

The Huntley first class (village view) would have been $772 for 4 nights at the rates posted on the first page compared to $700 with the buy 3 get one free.  The buy 3 get 1 free also incurs a 25% discount per night beyond 4 nights and as of now is good all season.

 

The info catfish posted is correct for the rate posted on the first page based on single occupancy.  The rates I posted are double occupancy.

post #43 of 52
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The Huntley first class (village view) would have been $772 for 4 nights at the rates posted on the first page compared to $700 with the buy 3 get one free.  The buy 3 get 1 free also incurs a 25% discount per night beyond 4 nights and as of now is good all season.

 

The info catfish posted is correct for the rate posted on the first page based on single occupancy.  The rates I posted are double occupancy.

Good to know for future reference if I ever do a Big Sky trip without enough friends to share a condo.

 

Overall, the Gathering is certainly a good chance for people to go to Big Sky from the standpoint of lodging and lift ticket costs.

post #44 of 52

Thoughts on a condo, 3br that is ski in/out with a hot tub? Don't know the mtn layout that well.  We will be arriving Tuesday night through Friday. 

post #45 of 52
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Thoughts on a condo, 3br that is ski in/out with a hot tub? Don't know the mtn layout that well.  We will be arriving Tuesday night through Friday. 

What exactly are you asking?  How many people need beds?  From looking at lots of VRBO possibilities, the bed selection varies a great deal in the larger condos.   3BR could have K, K, Q, plus a sofabed in the livingroom, or K, 2T, bunk bed with double on bottom.  The first is perfect for three couples but not so good for 6 ski buddies.

 

Note that the condo groups like Big Horn are a mix of units rented by Big Sky Resort and units owned/rented by individuals.

post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post

What exactly are you asking?  How many people need beds?  From looking at lots of VRBO possibilities, the bed selection varies a great deal in the larger condos.   3BR could have K, K, Q, plus a sofabed in the livingroom, or K, 2T, bunk bed with double on bottom.  The first is perfect for three couples but not so good for 6 ski buddies.

 

Note that the condo groups like Big Horn are a mix of units rented by Big Sky Resort and units owned/rented by individuals.

 

We are flexible..with a 3 BR we can adjust. but most will have at least two queens, a king is better but we are open. It will be a "mix". Look at Big Horn? 

post #47 of 52
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We are flexible..with a 3 BR we can adjust. but most will have at least two queens, a king is better but we are open. It will be a "mix". Look at Big Horn? 

Big Horn is a group of condos in the Big Sky village that is true ski in/out and an easy walk to the village center where the Huntley and other eating places are located.  Right next to the POMA lift on Andesite Mtn.  In contrast, Alpenglow is across the road so need to walk to get to a lift or take the free Skyline bus.  Lone Moose is ski in/out to Andesite but not walking distance to the Huntley once the lifts stop running.  There are also condos that are close enough to take the parking lot tram.

 

For my group of friends, I picked a 3BR/3BA unit in Big Horn as the best combination of convenience and price.  Last season I was in a 3BR/3BA condo in Meadow Village.  Decided to try out ski in/out this time.

post #48 of 52
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Appears that the actual numbers for the La Quinta arrangement are not present in this thread. They are here, in a thread outside the "Group" partition.

 

Quote: Nolo

Hi gang,

 

We are getting a special rate from La Quinta, which has a free airport shuttle, for Saturday and Sunday nights -- we're skiing Bridger Monday March 25:

 

 

For a King or 2 queens, the rate would be $76.50

 

This included a free full hot breakfast for all your guests to include 5 hot entrees.  All amenities including pool and hot tub are open 24 hours.  This is a new hotel also J

 

 

 

 

620 NIKLES DRIVE

BOZEMAN, MONTANA 59715

406-585-9300 PH

406-585-2900 FX

406-223-5994 CELL

lq6192gm@laquinta.com

post #49 of 52

For what it's worth, I contacted the La Quinta to make a reservation and they seemed to have no idea what I was talking about with respect to a special or Epic rate.  I spoke with the General Manager, a very nice woman named Terra, who said while she had no particular group arrangements in her computer, would be happy to extend the quoted arrangements at $75.50 per night.

 

Apparently they are nearing capacity on Saturday 3/23, but still have plenty of room on Sunday 3/24 as of this morning (2/18).

post #50 of 52

Thanks for the heads up. I forwarded to Terra the email correspondence from last fall regarding our lodging arrangements.

post #51 of 52
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For what it's worth, I contacted the La Quinta to make a reservation and they seemed to have no idea what I was talking about with respect to a special or Epic rate. 


There're 2 La Quinta coming up under Bozeman. It's easy to make the mistake of booking the "wrong" one. Ask how I know...;-)

 

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...La Quinta, which has a free airport shuttle, for Saturday and Sunday nights

Just a heads up. I called up the hotel to double check on the shuttle. It only runs from 7am till 11pm. So it's a bit of an issue for me, since the flight I could get for a reasonable price doesn't get it till 11:30pm and the flight out was 6am! 

 

Adding a rental car for the whole week would change the cost equation significantly enough that...


Edited by at_nyc - 2/20/13 at 8:52pm
post #52 of 52

Bozeman is a town that likes its eight hours, apparently. The cab fare to/from the airport runs about $10 with a tip. 

 

My apologies for not cross-propagating information between threads and group. I appreciate the help!