Huntley Lodge at Big Sky Resort3.5 out of 5.0
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I stayed in the Huntley Lodge on the third floor in a room that was almost the furthest away from the elevator. Quite a journey but the person at the desk did not mention that to me when assigning my room. Was surprised when I got there mid-afternoon that there was no restaurant in the building open before 5. Had to go to one of the other buildings. Kind of inconvenient. As was the parking lot around the back. Still it was a nice resort, staff was friendly, surroundings were beautiful and the Turkey Burger and Macaroni and Cheese at Montana Jacks (I think that was the name) was amazing - highly recommend it. I wish there was a rating between Average and Very Good. I would rate it "Good".
Jake at the front desk was wonderful and made sure I felt welcome. I was nervous as I'm new to travelling for business, was far from home, quite tired and missed my family. Upon entering my room it was clean and right next to an exit which was perfect as I traveled with a pet. Jake called within a few minutes of checking in to make sure everything was satisfactory with my room. If you want to eat at the Lodge food is a bit pricey. I highly recommend the Watermelon Salad, was amazing. I will be back in April and hope I will be able to explore a bit more.
We arrived late without a reservation. Jake Kimmel at the front desk was incredibly helpful and friendly. Our room was large and comfortable. The property has all the necessary amenities. Breakfast was very good. The spa and pool are nice. I would have given the hotel a higher review but it was looking a bit tired and in need of cleaning. The hotel was going to be shut down for a few weeks two days after we arrived. I'm sure it will be spruced up in time for the winter season.
We stayed four days at Huntley Lodge while touring Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The rates were half what it would've cost to stay near Yellowstone. Free breakfast buffet every day and I mean a great breakfast. We actually got to order off the menu one of those days for breakfast. The beds were very comfortable room was very clean, and all of the staff were very helpful and friendly. I loved having the free chair lift rides and the pool was very warm and not many people in it. We will definitely come back and also recommend big sky resort to anyone in the Yellowstone area.
I preface my review by saying we have stayed in many hotels on multiple continents including North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. We only booked this hotel because we booked our vacation very late and there was nothing available closer to our destination of Yellowstone. This was hands down, the filthiest hotel I've ever stayed in. As others say, the hotel is OLD. It is very dated and we had a long walk down the hallway to our room and I honestly felt like I was in the hotel in the movie the Shining from the 70s decor and loud carpet and creaking floors. The AC is loud and the only good thing I can say is we did not experience the room noise others did. I saw the reviews and requested the top floor and I assume since it was August, it was off season and the rooms near us perhaps had no guests. To summarize the filth, we had to request toilet paper upon entering the room. We had to request decaf coffee, which then sat in the pot the remaining days of our stay. A coffee stain on the sink from early in the stay remained on the sink the entire time, as did the toothpaste in the bathroom sink and spots on the mirror along with a piece of trash on the floor. There was no cleaning or vacuuming happening our entire stay. Trash wasn't dumped one night leaving chicken in the room and then the room smelled. We continually had to request towels and toiletries in the room as the housekeeper never left enough. One day a pillow was found on the floor and considering we know the room isn't clean, that's really gross. Our dirty washcloths and towels were still in the tub one day despite the paper in the bathroom telling us to leave them in the tub when dirty. We took pictures of everything and showed them to a manager who confirmed that she also would not want to stay in a room that filthy and assured us she would see what she could do for us. We heard nothing, so when we checked out and we were asked how our stay was, we said it was bad and the front desk attendant didn't even acknowledge what we said and just checked us out. I wrote an email after we got home and a manager did call me and apologize and said they would make changes to their housekeeping practices which is all well and good, but it doesn't compensate me for staying in a filthy room. In addition, for two nights, the hallway reeked of weed, and guests smoked at the pool despite no smoking signs and hotel employees did nothing to stop them even though children were around. The amount they charge for a rundown dirty hotel is unbelievable and I would never stay there again and caution everyone else to stay away.
Huntley Lodge was built in the early 1970's and remains a very comfortable place to stay by today's standards. While we were there only in the summer, I think the place really comes alive in the winter when the natural inhabitants - the skiers - populate the lodge. The spa and the pool were great; the restaurant Chet's had a good breakfast. The staff was very welcoming and responsive. I would come back in the winter to stay.
Arrival to the lodge was pretty late but the staff was super accommidating and helpful. The trek up to the lodge, beautiful. Winding turns and switchbacks. The place definately has the feel of a ski lodge. Still the room was nice for 2 adults and 2 kids. The place has a high level of static for some reason. Dry are, carpets all over the place. We would love to return here during the snow season. WIsh we had time to check out the local eateries but we did not. the lodge breakfast was massive and good! .
Lovely hotel with great views and comfortable rooms. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Great location with lots of different options for bars and restaurants. We were visiting during the Summer, looking forward to returning in the Winter!!
What a shame. We stayed for 4 nights. Everyone else who provided service from valet and front doormen, to front desk, to concierge, to cleaning staff, were excellent. Their service saved this review from being 1 Star. Restaurant for our included breakfast is worst we have ever had in 40 years of worldwide travel in all different classes of hotel even Super 8. When we approached manager and recommended a different cooking method for the inedible liquid oatmeal and rubber eggs, he said, "I like it that way and dismissed us completely." We were polite in our suggestion thinking perhaps he had not noticed over the last several days, hmmm. We could see there is little or no training in the restaurant for breakfast, we of course did not have lunch or dinner there. Why doesn't higher level management see this blatant problem. Other guests walked out in disgust and went outside the hotel. The restaurant wait staff also seemed to grin and bear their work, probably due to the manager, or non-manager with a nasty attitude. He has NO business being in the hospitality industry. The bartender at night was very good. Maybe he should run the restaurant. Rooms OK but dark and chairs way too big for the room to allow using the small table or even maneuvering around the table to open the curtains for a little outdoor light. Classic ski resort hotel in average class category, dated and dark. Mountain view only if you leaned over and peered out corner of window. Balcony? Ha, ha. Tiny, maybe 4X4 max, no chair, dirty, unusable. Really sad to see a hotel in such a beautiful and convenient spot be in this shape.
Big Sky is phenomenal skiing! The lodge offers complementary boot storage in the first floor and also ski valet service at the base of the slopes. This is free with recommended gratuities for the attendants. Lift tickets are reasonably priced. Rooms include a kitchenette. Bellhops are the best ever, very helpful! Both the pool and hot tubs are heated and available year-round outdoors. Concierges vary, with some better than others.
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Big Sky Resort is a short stroll from Huntley Lodge at Big Sky Resort, and other popular attractions like Moonlight Basin Ski Area are within a few miles (5 km). This 198 -room, 3.5-star hotel has ski-in/ski-out access, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. It's in the mountains and also within a 15-minute drive of Big Sky Town Center and Historic Crail Ranch.
Free full breakfast is offered each morning. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 198 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include video-game consoles and ironing boards.
Guests of Huntley Lodge at Big Sky Resort have access to ski-in/ski-out access, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (USD 15 per day)—also useful is limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a fitness center, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna.
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58% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 296 reviews