Convenience is at a premium, along with a super healthy dose of supply and demand for hotel rooms the week of Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival. Frankly, we were shocked there were any rooms available at ANY price.

But as of today, rooms are indeed available and they certainly have a price. By the way, we're not slamming any of the hotels mentioned in our simple price check below. Especially after the last 18 months with COVID-19 concerns and traveler ebbs and flows, supply and demand wins.

Simply put: it's not always this expensive. But if you want a decent hotel room for the most popular week of the year, it will indeed cost you.

Here's what we did...just a simple search on a few travel websites to see what was available for the entire week of Sweet Pea Festival (checking in on Monday, August 2nd and checking out on Monday, August 9th).

The rates we quote below came from our Travelocity.com hotel search, 1 room with 2 adults.

BTW, we only included hotels and motels in Bozeman and Belgrade. There ARE/WERE a few less expensive options in Livingston and one option in Three Forks. Surprisingly there are tons of options still available even if they're pricey.

  • The Outpost in Belgrade: $224/night ($1,707 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Super 8 in Belgrade: $249/night ($1,900 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included) Breakfast also included
  • My Place Hotel in Bozeman: $298/night ($2,265 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Holiday Inn Bozeman: $310/night ($2,356 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Comfort Inn Bozeman: $318/night ($2,417 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included) Breakfast also included
  • La Quinta Inn Bozeman: $320/night ($2,436 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Days Inn & Suites Bozeman: $328/night ($2,491 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Quality Inn & Suites Bozeman: $339/night ($2,578 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included) Breakfast included
  • Comfort Suites: $346/night ($2,631 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Microtel Inn & Suites Bozeman: $353/night ($2,685 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included) Breakfast included
  • Bozeman Lewis & Clark Motel: $423/night ($3,214 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman: $492/night ($3,735 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bozeman: $583/night ($4,419 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included) Breakfast included
  • Element Bozeman: $675/night ($5,115 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)
  • Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman: $747/night ($5,661 for 7 nights, taxes and fees included)

Popular options in the area such as The RSVP Motel, the Sacajawea Hotel, Rainbow Ranch Lodge, and many others are already sold out for the Sweet Pea Festival week.

We did check Airbnb.com too: "Low Availability" was the response :-) The least expensive options out of 23 Airbnb options was a room in a shared house in Belgrade for $90/night (PLUS a Cleaning fee of $20, a Service fee of $91, and Occupancy taxes and fees of $55).

On the higher end, there's the "Fox Box" in downtown Bozeman: a two bedroom detached apartment for $1,000/night (PLUS a $200 Cleaning Fee, a $1,016 Service Fee AND $617 in taxes and fees)

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