Our customers book extended stays in places like Bozeman, MT, chiefly because they want to experience the wild west like a local would. Some come to measure up a new move, and some want a different life—lived one month at a time.
So, we've put together a guide to living like a local in the modern west.
The mornings during your extended stay should always start with something special. To us, that means a treat and a strong cup of coffee.
There are many places you can go for some delicious early morning snacks (check out our Downtown Dining page for some recommendations). Still, there are several local favorites we like to recommend in addition to our list of options. They are:
Both spots are a little off the beaten path, but will leave you feeling like you are a true local.
Grannies has been a Bozeman institution for decades. This obscure and beloved spot, has all the personality, and none of the fluff. If your sweet tooth is aching, you can't go wrong with a trip to Grannies—enough said.
Wildcrumb is only several years old, but it's already become a local favorite for people who like savory cakes, croissants, and buns. Stop by near the crack of dawn to pick up a loaf of freshly baked bread, a cup of coffee, and a breakfast sandwich.
If you're going to recreate like a Montanan, then you'll be adventuring outdoors. The local favorite spot for outdoor adventuring is Hyalite National Forest. Hyalite has an extensive and well-maintained trail system just waiting for you to explore.
How about your rest days? If you're on an extended stay in Bozeman, MT, then there will be days where you're too tired to get outdoors. That's fine! We've curated a list of in-town local favorites we know you'll love.
Get outside or take a spa day—the world's your oyster!
It's the end of the night. You're tired after a long day of adventuring in the wilderness or working abroad from your corporate housing. You need a place to wind down—somewhere off the beaten path.
Bozeman's speakeasies are both tucked away off the beaten path—meaning that the typical crowd is often more reserved. Both bars offer excellent cocktails, premium service, and plush seating to rest your aching muscles on.
This speakeasy is located nearby the M Trail, just outside of town. You'll feel like a rum runner from the roaring 20s when you happen upon this paradise of exciting, new cocktails.
The Kitty Warren is themed after a famous madame's house from Bozeman's early days. They're fully dedicated to the theme—painstakingly decorated with symbols of opulence from the period. We highly recommend them, especially if you're on the hunt for more exotic vintages.
So, how will you plan the days during your extended stay now that you know Bozeman's local secrets? We hope that we've given you some valuable insight!