Travel

Getting Here

Glacier Park International Airport is only 15 minutes away and offers direct flights from major cities.

Amtrak’s Empire Builder arrives twice-daily at the historic Whitefish Railway Depot from Chicago and Minneapolis to the east and Portland and Seattle from the west.

Driving from any direction takes you through some of the most scenic landscapes in the country.

Shuttles

Under the Big Sky is happy to provide shuttles to and from the Ranch. Shuttles will be running from 11 AM until Midnight on both days of the festival, July 13 & 14. They will be running continuously throughout the day and available on a first come, first serve basis. Please plan accordingly and note that travel and pick up/drop off times will vary each day.

The shuttle locations are:

Depot Park
510 Railway St, Whitefish, MT 59937

Whitefish Mountain Resort

3889 Big Mountain Rd

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact [email protected].

Lodging

Bigfork, MT
Bridge Street Cottages – 32.8 miles – 45 min.
Flathead Lake Resort – 36.9 miles – 50 min.
Flathead Lake Suites – 3 7.6 miles – 52 min.
The Islander Inn – 37.4 miles – 52 min
Marina Cay – 32.3 miles – 45 min
Timbers Motel Travelodge by Wyndham – 32.6 miles – 45 min
Swan River Inn – 32.5 miles – 44 min

Columbia Falls, MT
Glacier Basecamp Lodge – 8.7 miles – 16 min.
Meadow Lake Resort – 4.8 miles – 10 min.
The Reclusive Moose Cabins -16.5 miles – 27 min.
Silverwolf Log Chalet Resort – 17.5 miles – 27 min.
Smoky Bear Ranch – 16.4 miles – 26 min.
Travel Inn – Glacier – 8.8 miles – 16 min.

Coram, MT
Evergreen Motel – 16.5 miles – 28 min.
Under Canvas Glacier – 18.1 miles – 28 min.
10% off July 12, 13, 14, or 15 with code: UTBS

Hungry Horse, MT
Mini Golden Inns Motel – 13.5 miles – 24 min.
Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins – 15.0 miles – 26 min.

Timber Wolf Resort – 14.0 miles – 23 min.

Check out rates at multiple hotels in Kalispell courtesy of Discover Kalispell: 
www.discoverkalispell.com

Kalispell, MT
Aero Inn – 18.9 miles – 33 min.
America’s Best Value Inn – 15.9 miles – 25 min.
Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn And Suites – 25.8 miles – 39 min.
Blue And White Motel – 17.2 miles – 28 min.
Country Inn & Suites – 9.1 miles – 15 min.
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites – 18.7 miles – 32 min.
FairBridge Inn & Suites – 18.4 miles – 32 min.
Glacier Ridge Suites – 16.6 miles – 26 min.
Greenwood Village Inn & Suites – 16.7 miles – 27 min.
FairBridge Inn & Suites – 18.4 miles – 32 min.
Hampton Inn – 18.9 miles – 28 min.
Hilton Garden Inn – 19.0 miles – 33 min.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 15.4 miles – 23 min.
Homewood Suites by Hilton – 15.8 miles – 25 min.
Kalispell Grand Hotel – 17.7 miles – 28 min.
Motel 6 – 18.7 miles – 32 min.
My Place Hotel – 16.3 miles – 25 min.
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham – 16.2 miles – 25 min.
Quality Inn Big Sky – 18.1 miles – 29 min.
Red Lion Hotel – 17.6 miles – 30 min.
SpringHill Suits by Marriott – 15.7 miles – 24 min.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott – 4.5 miles – 11 min.
Super 8 by Wyndham – 18.4 miles – 32 min.
Travelodge by Wyndham – 17.8 miles – 28 min.

Somers, MT
Somer’s Bay Log Cabin lodging – 27.4 miles – 42 min.

West Glacier, MT
Glacier Guides Lodging – 21.8 miles – 35 min.

Whitefish, MT [Low Availability]
Grouse Mountain Lodge – 4.7 miles – 10 min.

Camping

Is there camping on site?

Unfortunately there is no on site camping at Under the Big Sky this year, but there are plenty of lodging and camping options in the area right here.

Can I leave my car overnight in the parking lot?

While we don’t encourage you to park overnight, the safety of our fans is our number one priority and we will not be towing any vehicles. Remember that there are plenty of shuttles, taxis, and ride share options to and from the event.

For additional camping and/or RV options, please follow the below links to make a reservation, request a permit, or get more information on various campsites within the area.

Getting Around

Once in Whitefish, getting around is easy. Ride a bike, take a free ride on the S.N.O.W. Bus, or grab a local taxi, Uber, or Lyft. For festival attendees staying at Whitefish Mountain Resort, shuttles will make regular trips between the resort and Big Mountain Ranch. The ranch is located just 3.2 miles from downtown Whitefish.