You could be the very first guest to check-in to the brand new Armory Hotel in downtown Bozeman with a complimentary stay and hotel dining and drinking credit. It's a local scavenger hunt on Instagram that will be your path...

How the contest works per the Armory Hotel:

The First Guest Quest takes place August 12-16.

  • Daily clues will be posted on the hotel’s Instagram account, @armoryhotel, driving players to various Bozeman businesses and partners.
  • Players must decipher the daily clues to determine the correct Bozeman businesses to visit where QR codes will provide additional clues and lead them on a treasure quest.
  • At each day’s final destination, a Yoga Joe, the classic green plastic toy soldier doing yoga poses, will be visible announcing the player’s found the last clue of the day.
  • Players have to take a selfie with the Yoga Joe and post on their public Instagram account geo-tagging the retail partner, tagging @armoryhotel and using the hashtag #firstguestquest for a chance to win prizes along the way.

At the end of each day, winners will be chosen at random from those players who find the Yoga Joe and tag their Instagram post according to contest rules.

Daily winners will be announced each evening on the Armory’s Instagram account.

Daily prizes range from a tequila class for four at Nina’s to a gift card from Intrigue Ink as well as a gift box from Bozeman Distillery.

Over the course of the five-day quest, one of the clues will lead to a key for the player to become the hotel’s first guest.

The grand prize includes the honor to be the first guest to check-in to the Armory on its opening day and one-night complimentary accommodations in a premier room type, a dining and drinking credit to the hotel’s restaurants, complimentary parking and a personalized leather keychain.

Armory Hotel Project