Posted August 7, 2020

Breathe in Bozeman’s Natural Beauty – A New Kimpton Opens Its Doors

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Kimpton has found a home among the wide-open vistas of Big Sky Country, and we’re thrilled to welcome you to the beautiful Kimpton Armory Hotel, opening in Bozeman, Montana this month. The historic yet contemporary destination in the heart of the American West is Bozeman’s first 4-star luxury boutique hotel.

While our proximity to Yellowstone National Park and the rugged Rockies is an obvious draw, there are countless reasons to visit this charming and rapidly growing destination, consistently ranked one of the country’s best places to live. Outdoors enthusiasts flock here for the blue-ribbon trout fishing, hiking trails and, of course, the world-renowned ski resorts.

Breathe deeply and take in the stunning scenery when you travel to Big Sky Country. Photo Credit: @lschlott on Unsplash

Seamlessly merging past and present, you’ll find our 122-room hotel inside the historic National Guard Armory building in the heart of downtown Bozeman. Start the evening off with a cocktail and sweeping views of the Bridger Range’s jagged peaks at our Sky Shed, the hotel’s airy and modern, glass-enclosed rooftop bar. Grab dinner at the bustling Fieldings, where our world-class chefs source the best local ingredients Montana has to offer our all-day dining options. To cap off your night, enjoy live music and standout drinks in our basement whiskey bar, Tune Up. For morning dips or an afternoon of relaxation, soak up the sun at our rooftop pool, with breathtaking mountain views. Did we mention Bozeman averages nearly 200 days of sunshine per year?

For the business traveler or party planner, the hotel’s 8,000 square feet of dynamic meeting and event spaces are perfect for rollicking parties, company off-sites, grand weddings, large conventions, or memorable meetings. The expansive Armory Music Hall is a concert venue that doubles as an event space and can accommodate up to 500  guests.

After a long day exploring, relax in the cozy-meets-chic guest rooms at the Kimpton Armory Hotel.

Nearby, check out the following highlights:

Foodie Hubs

The Nova Café: According to the locals, this downtown spot offers the best breakfast in Bozeman. There may be a wait, but regulars promise it’s worth it!

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Creamy avocado, nutrient-packed spirulina and crunchy granola make the Mermaid Bowl at Nova Café the ideal way to fuel your day. Image Credit: Nova Café

Montana Ale Works: Located on the edge of downtown inside the old train station, this standout eatery boasts a great atmosphere and delicious fare. Think bison potstickers, local bratwurst, Montana meatloaf and veg-filled grain bowls.

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Naturally-raised Montana beef and bison—as well as 40 tap handles—are just two reasons Montana Ale Works is a must for dinner in town. Image Credit: Karl Nuemann

South 9th Bistro: This local favorite offers a fine-dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Dishes range from Steak au Poivre to Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli.

Watering Holes

Bridger Brewing: Situated close to Montana State University, this beer mecca also serves artisan pizza (with unique topping twists like bison pepperoni).

Lockhorn Cider House: They make their crisp, bone dry ciders on-site and also have an outdoor fire pit where you can “cheers” before enjoying your pint.

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The family-owned Lockhorn Cider House has a passion for apples. Savor the complex flavors and subtle bite of each sip. Image Credit: Lockhorn Cider House

Blend: Oenophiles frequent this downtown gem to try locally-crafted wines sourced from high-quality Washington grapes, paired with charcuterie boards and elevated small plates.

Townshend’s Teahouse: Choose a non-alcoholic bevvie from the café’s extensive tea selection or on-tap kombucha.

Alfresco Attractions (for starters…)

Yellowstone: Bozeman is 90 minutes from both the Gardiner (North) and West Yellowstone (West) park entrances. Mesmerizing (and incredibly Insta-worthy) sights inside America’s first national park include Old Faithful, the Boiling River and Grand Prismatic Springs.

yellwostone grand prismatic springs image credit tlblues via twenty

Fun Fact: The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States. Take in its beauty at Yellowstone National Park. Image Credit: @tlblues via Twenty20

Hyalite Canyon: Head out where Bozemanites go to play, whether hiking stunning waterfall trails, swimming or fishing on the reservoir.

Bridger Bowl: Enjoy this ski area (just 20 minutes from downtown), where locals promise a “pow day” will translate to your best ski experience yet.

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Head to Bridger Bowl for the lightest, fluffiest “cold smoke” snow around. Image Credit: @davepecunies via Twenty20

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