Hipcamp host Justin W.,
Hosted by
Justin has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

Peaceful and quiet surrounded by lots of wildflowers, wildlife, and the pleasant aroma of sagebrush. Parking area is reasonably flat. Remote subdivision on 4500-foot ridge, 10 miles from Columbus exit 408, off of Interstate 90. You will be the only guests; and residents, like me, are no closer than 250 feet. Your camping spot is near the road for easy access, but the roa

Read more...

Peaceful and quiet surrounded by lots of wildflowers, wildlife, and the pleasant aroma of sagebrush. Parking area is reasonably flat. Remote subdivision on 4500-foot ridge, 10 miles from Columbus exit 408, off of Interstate 90. You will be the only guests; and residents, like me, are no closer than 250 feet. Your camping spot is near the road for easy access, but the road is private and dead-ends just beyond my property, so traffic is very minimal.

GETTING TO MY SITE: Expect a 20-minute drive and a 1000-foot increase in elevation, from the nearby town of Columbus; most of the incline occurs during a 3-mile stretch of the 4.8 miles of gravel road, which can accommodate any size vehicle, is well-maintained and graded frequently (last graded Sept 10th), but washboarding of 1 to 3 inches can be expected. Areas with washboarding require slow speeds if you don't want a bumpy ride.

If you value secluded spots, please be aware that you will be in the complete open - but this gives you spectacular, unobstructed views 🙂. Also, there are no fleas, but ticks are common (minimal this year), and rattle snake encounters are possible, but uncommon. Nighttime animal encounters could be a mouse, deer, or the neighbor's cat.

My desire to become a host was to give others a chance to experience what I have been fortunate to have at my doorstep. Besides the surroundings, I strive to provide my guests with info about the area; after you set up your campsite, I will come over and be happy to answer any questions.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 39.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Justin a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Big Sky Vistas

$0.50
Experience

Short hike

Identify plants, including edible ones. I will be happy to cut a few sprigs o...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$5
Goods

Very late check-in, 11:30 PM - 6 AM

Very late check-in. I'm asleep at this time, so if I have to wake up to gree...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$2
Goods

Late check-in, 9:45 PM to 11:30 PM

Late check-in - I usually go to bed by 10, but I am willing to be available w...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Sky Vistas in Montana.

Mountainous

This is in the foothills.

Field

Places to see near Big Sky Vistas

17 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Julian
Julian G.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2021

Justin is a kind and thoughtful host who’s very eager to share his wonderful property! This place is gorgeous and has wonderful views that you’ll think about for days to come. Really lovely place to stay.

Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia E.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2021

Fantastic place to spend the night. Justin was hospitable and the views are amazing.

Hipcamper Chelsea

Kind host, beautiful views, peacefu

Chelsea N.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

I’m bummed we didn’t get there in time for the sunset,but we got to see the sunrise and it was absolutely beautiful. Justin was super sweet, made sure we had all the information we needed for our stay. Beautiful views of mountain ranges.

Hipcamper Audrey
Audrey K.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2021

a beautiful view from the campsite. justin was so helpful, friendly and accommodating with our late arrival. highly recommend camping here!

Hipcamper Ryan

Mountain views

Ryan D.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2021

Justin was a great host with timely replies and a sweet spot! Beautiful area he lives in.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael V.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

Justin has a beautiful property, with views that are unrivaled, also lots of friendly deer around.
Justin was extremely hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed. He was super helpful with information about the area as well. I would 10/10 recommend staying here if you have opportunity!

Hipcamper Maddie

Great host, great view

Maddie J.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Beautiful view, smoke was a little bad while we were there, but from what we could see it looked like a gorgeous area. Justin was a great host, welcoming and so helpful!

Hipcamper Nancy
Nancy F.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2021

Justin is a wonderful host. He met us at his property and got us settled. The site is level and firm. He even brought us coffee in the morning. The view from his property is spectacular. We saw the milky way and the Perseid meteor shower!

Hipcamper Matthew

Great views!

Matthew E.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021

Justin was very welcoming and site provides some great views and lots of wildlife.
Site was nice and level.

Awards

Best of 2022 Montana
Finalist
Property
Big Sky Vistas
State
Montana
Country
United States
$10/night
1 Site

Lists including Big Sky Vistas

2057 camps including Caboose House in beautiful NY and Magic Meadow Cabin