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Glamping in Montana’s Moonlight Basin

The Yellowstone Collective Retreat near Big Sky

Photos courtesy The Yellowstone Collective Retreat

Plush tents, signature furnishings, locally sourced meals, gorgeous mountain views, outdoor adventure—if you’re hoping to camp under the stars this summer, consider kicking things up a notch with a luxurious stay just outside Big Sky, Montana.

Tucked into the trees around the majestic Lee’s Pool, The Yellowstone Collective Retreat at Moonlight Basin is a true glamorous camping getaway.

Inside each tent:

  • space to accommodate two adults, up to two children, and family pets (at no additional charge)
  • plush king bed with down duvet, 1,500-thread count linens, and an abundance of extra blankets
  • over-bed chandelier
  • wood-burning stove
  • lounge area with desk and credenza
  • cooler
  • full electricity
  • private deck with Adirondack chairs
  • private en suite bathrooms with full running hot water, flush toilet, rain-style shower, thick towels, Turkish cotton bathrobe, and an assortment of eco-friendly bath amenities.

Rise and shine with in-tent French-press coffee—made with local ground beans—or perhaps sip on a selection of fine teas and hot chocolate. Fresh baked goods and fruit await guests on the deck, or for a heartier start to the day, campers can head to the heart of the property, Three Peaks Lodge, where chefs serve an al fresco menu featuring locally sourced meats and produce.

Where lunch is concerned, one can visit the Lodge or request a boxed meal for the day’s hike. And when dinnertime rolls around, there are options. Guests can schedule a three-course, farm-to-table meal at the Lodge (all prepared tableside under a beautiful Montana sunset), request a private lakeside dinner, or grab a tent-side BBQ in a box. And for the quintessential fireside dessert, s’mores kits are available nightly and are included with the stay.

Outdoor adventures abound on Moonlight Basin’s 8,100 acres, as well as nearby Gallatin National Forest and Yellowstone National Park. Collective campers can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback rides, fly-fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding through Moonlight Outfitters at Ulery’s Lake. Other amenities available at Moonlight Basin include the Jack Nicklaus-signature golf course and Moonlight Lodge’s fitness center, pool, hot tub and spa. Personal concierge services will assist with arranging activities before and during one’s stay.


Rates start at $500 per night and reservations are being accepted at collectiveretreats.com for the 2017 season, which opens June 7.

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