Find adventure on the slopes, or enjoy tranquil moments before a blazing hearth during a winter getaway to Bozeman, Montana. Surrounded by majestic peaks, this city set in the Gallatin Valley offers myriad opportunities to experience the wonders of the Rocky Mountains.
A sublime hideaway for small groups, Grey Cliffs Ranch, a fly-fishing and hunting lodge in Three Forks, comprises more than 5,000 acres of native terrain, including rolling hills and restored wetlands. Outdoor enthusiasts can traverse the countryside on horseback or take in the area’s scenic beauty from the comfort of a grand deck that extends across the post-and-beam chalet.
Stroll downtown Bozeman, above left, home to an array of boutiques and restaurants. A Main Street favorite for rustic Italian fare, Blackbird Kitchen, above right, specializes in organic wood-fired cuisine.
Within walking distance of downtown attractions, the Voss Inn welcomes guests to a bygone era. Period furnishings and consummate service draw travelers to this circa-1883 Victorian mansion. Mornings begin here with a tantalizing breakfast, while afternoons promise a warming cup from Certified Tea Master Frankee Muller’s private collection of rare, artisanal whole-leaf blends.
Creative pastimes flourish in this region. Known for batik and Western-themed prints, Main Street Quilting Company, above left, is one of several fabric shops in Bozeman. Discover a mosaic of color at YarnScout, above right, including an ample selection of fibers, spinning and weaving supplies, knitting and crochet notions, buttons, needle-felting kits, and more.
Learn more about this Western oasis in “A Winter Sojourn: Bozeman, Montana,” on page 23 of the January/February 2015 issue of Victoria magazine.