Gallatin River Lodge
If you are looking for a quiet getaway on New Year's Eve, look no further than the beautiful Gallatin River Lodge. Although it’s just 10 miles from Bozeman, this beautiful setting feels like a whole different world. Enjoy their 3 course New Year's Eve dinner or indulge in one of their winter getaway packages and spend the night in one of their beautiful suites. Photo credit: www.grlodge.com.
Bozeman Hot Springs
With 12 different pools, festive holiday decorations and an outdoor bandstand, the Bozeman Hot Springs is a great place to ring in the New Year! There won't be live music this year, but the pools will be open until 11:00 p.m. Photo credit: Facebook/bozemanhotsprings.com
Whether you decide to enjoy cocktails & beers at the R Bar, hit the dance floor at the Eagles, or go for a game of Poker at Colonel Black's New Years Eve in downtown Bozeman will definitely keep you entertained! There will be a blacklight party at the Zebra with music from Moth & Dash and a live DJ at downtown Bozeman's newest bar Kitty Warren. If you are looking for something really unique, PLONK will be hosting a tickets-required-party with an open bar, Hours d'oeuvres and music by Jeni Fleming + John Roberts. You can call them or visit their Facebook page for more information.
Chico Hot Springs
A late night soak at Chico Hot Springs followed by a new years party with live music by Exit 288 at the Chico Saloon…. does it get any better than that? While the rooms at Chico are usually booked long in advance, there are quite a few Airbnb’s surrounding the town of Emigrant, Montana so you may have some luck finding a place to stay! Photo credit: Yelp
If you’re looking to get out of town but still want to enjoy some nightlife, the Murray Bar in Livingston, Montana is the place for you! Enjoy the evening with the Murray’s delicious food and cocktails followed by music by The Dead Yellers. The perfect Montana way to ring in the New Year! Photo credit: Facebook.com/murraybar.
The Sacajawea Inn is another beautiful getaway close to Bozeman. They will be offering a special New Years Eve set menu followed by entertainment from The Max, an impressive 3 piece band that has been performing for 33 years!
Want to kick off New Years Eve with a bang? How about a day of skiing at Big Sky Resort followed by their annual New Years Eve Buffet and fireworks show. Talk about a full day of celebrating!
Forest Service Cabins
If you ask us, this is the real Montana way to kick of a New Year! Unfortunately, there are many people who agree, so finding a forest service cabin near Bozeman on new years eve can be tricky impossible this time of year. Your best bet would be to keep a close eye on the Recreation.gov website to catch any cancelations. Otherwise, ask around and see if you can tag along with some friends who were lucky enough to snatch up a cabin well in advance! Click here for our list of the 10 best cabins in Bozeman.