Travel & Lodging
Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Gran Tree Inn at 1-800-624-5865. A reduced room rate of $126 per night is available (standard: queen, king and 2-queen beds) or $141 (suites) + tax. In order to receive the reduced rate, you must give them the group name of “Gibson Homecoming” or “group number 806941”.
Availability is limited, so it is recommended that you register early. If the Gran Tree fills up, there are other hotels in the Bozeman area, but that is their busy time of the year, so register early in either case. The Gran Tree has a website at http://www.bestwestern.com/grantreeinn. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, casino and indoor pool. There is also an airport shuttle service available.
Bozeman does have a commercial airport, so it is possible to fly into Bozeman if you do not wish to drive. Car rentals are available at the airport. However, if you don’t wish to rent a car, the Gran Tree has a shuttle bus that regularly runs to the airport. In the past there have been enough participants with transportation, so it is usually possible to catch a ride to the events which are not held at the Gran Tree. Some of the events are held at Gibson Montana and Music Villa (http://www.musicvilla.com/) and these locations are not within walking distance of the Gran Tree. It is suggested that you make these arrangements in advance with the other participants.