The Mountain Inn, West Yellowstone

The Mountain Inn

75 Sitting Bull Road

Located in the heart of Big Sky, Montana, The Lodge at Big Sky includes free continental breakfast served each morning, a heated indoor swimming pool, four Jacuzzis - one of them indoors, exercise room, large guest suites with 11-foot ceilings, built-in dataports for hi-speed Internet access, microwave and minifridge in every room, and two spacious conference rooms. Furnishings are Mission-style to reflect the rustic, old Montana look and are embellished with paintings, sculptures, and photographs from local artists. Perhaps the hotels most compelling feature is the 1,500 square-foot, two-story high Great Room where guest can enjoy a breakfast of pastries, fruit, cereal, and juices, or a relaxing apr?s ski conversation with wine, cocktails, or coffee from the full-service lounge. Leather couches and easy chairs surround the natural stone fireplace, and the walls and ceilings have a rich, chestnut-stained alder wood paneling. Guests can walk to restaurants and shops at Mountain Village, or catch free shuttle buses to other dining facilities and points of interest in the region.