Located in Bozeman, Best Western Plus GranTree Inn is convenient to Bridger Creek Golf Course and Montana Arboretum and Gardens. This casino hotel is within close proximity of Montana State University-Bozeman and American Computer Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 120 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Windows open for fresh air and mountain views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and an indoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 8 mi.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Bozeman? This hotel has 336 square feet (30 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Sports Cove offers scuba-diving courses that take students from the shallows of an indoor swimming pool to the depths of the ocean. For beginners, open-water classes cover breathing techniques and safety regulations, and advanced-certification courses give divers enough confidence to explore the depths on their own. Those looking for a more exotic experience can join the crew on one of its organized scuba-diving trips to locations such as Mexico and the Caribbean.
Doctor of Chiropractic Spence Jahner discovered the power of chiropractic care up close, when it proved successful in treating his father's back problems. Ever since graduating as valedictorian from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Jahner has diligently tended to the spines of locals at We Care Chiropractic. His appointments begin with thorough physical examinations, complete with motion x-rays. Using these results, he helps devise a treatment plan customized to each patient's individual needs. He primarily administers spinal adjustments, which realign vertebrae to help alleviate symptoms such as neck pain and headaches. He also has experience in treating specific types of patients, including those recovering from personal injuries, as well as athletes recovering from particularly strenuous huddles.
Red Apple’s founder Tammy Bennecke started her career in the classroom, helping six- and seven-year-olds tap into the wonders of the written word. “What I loved the most was watching that little light bulb go off in a first grader’s head,” she wrote in her blog last year, but she couldn’t help noticing a disturbing pattern as she began moving to older classrooms. It was clear that children who fell a few steps behind in earlier years were discouragingly unlikely to catch up, and might even be at greater risk of dropping out by the time they reached high school.
Undaunted, Bennecke left institutional education to combat adolescent illiteracy through Red Apple Reading, an online program of easily-digestible reading concepts that encourages interactivity and comes with trackable progress reports for parents and teachers. The system is designed to keep kids engaged and entertained: goofy animals and skateboarding kids parade across screens and flashcards, and reward points and bonus games provide a sense of accomplishment normally reserved for the one in 10,000 children who can successfully work the claw machine at the arcade.
Publishing quarterly each year since 1951, the Montana Historical Society chronicles the state's place in the American West through its periodical Montana The Magazine of Western History. In each issue, writers dish on the discoveries and controversies that have molded the state, from developments affecting the state's many Native American people to the historical figures that have written its history. Maps, drawings, and old photographs accompany the words, offering an illustrated glimpse into the Montana of yesterday or even the day before. The efforts put forth by writers and photographers have won the magazine a multitude of awards over the decades, including seven Wrangler Awards for magazine nonfiction and ten Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America.
When visitors board one of Wild West Rafting's rafts, they're actually stepping into some historic, soggy shoes. The inflated vessels traverse the Yellowstone River, which was explored by members of the Lewis and Clarke expedition in 1806. These famed adventurers saw many of the things rafters still see: elk, bison, and other wildlife set against the rolling terrain of nearby mountains. Indeed, Wild West Rafting's trips pass several of the majestic sights that define the American West. But the river offers more than just scenery. Near Gardiner, Montana, the flow speeds up as the river descends into Paradise Valley and narrow canyons. Rafters on these sections face an on-water rollercoaster, flying through class III and IV rapids with names such as "Yankee's Revenge," "Box Car," and "Audience Members in the First Three Rows Will Get Wet."
While they're an adventure for most people, these trips define a typical workday for Wild West Rafting's guides, each of whom holds certifications in First Aid, CPR, and Swift Water Rescue. The staff includes experts such as Ryan Winter—who, before coming to the Yellowstone River, honed his paddling skills on the South African whitewaters of the Umkomasi, the Umzimkulu, and the Zambezi. The guides can take groups on rafting trips ranging from a couple of hours to multiple days. During longer excursions, they can combine rafting with horseback rides through Yellowstone National Park.