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Mothers Day Caddis Action and Instagram!

One more quick update for the day. Phasmid Rentals is now LIVE on Instagram! Everybody go give us some likes, follows, and shares @phasmidadventurerentals The fishing has been going off out here in Big Sky country! Check out this video of a Mothers Day Caddis blanket hatch on the Yellowstone River from 5/2 – […]

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Cyber Monday, Save 15% on Car Rentals

Ye Gads- Phasmid is having a sale! Like everyone else! That’s right today only! Monday-Monday-Monday! 15% off your car rental total. Whether you are coming to Big Sky for a ski trip, or Yellowstone for the summer, if you book online today and enter coupon code CYBER15 you will receive a 15% discount. That is […]

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Yellowstone National Park Road Blocks

No rental car insurance = big problem with Yellowstone road block Got a frantic call from a visitor in Big Sky tonight, Sunday, at about 9:30pm desperately seeking a rental car. Turns out the VRBO house owner in Big Sky provided their Suburban for the rental guests to use, unfortunately they did not provide proof of vehicle insurance. […]

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Buyer Beware; RelayRides Bozeman (or anywhere)

Buyer Beware

What may seem like a good deal on a car rental could spell financial disaster, and huge inconvenience, for renter. Last night a group of MBA students from Illinois tried to outsmart the system and get a car rental at the Bozeman airport from Relay Rides, and rent their camping gear through Phasmid.  Relay Rides […]

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Number 10: Keys

Phasmid Rentals Key Chains

No Rental Car Keychain Monster Our keychains are just one of the many small details that make Phasmid better. We have custom stamped, latigo leather keychains, with all you need and nothing more. Most rental car company’s keychains have all vehicle keys with a hard plastic key fob, making it extremely difficult to fit in […]

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Number 9: Better Tires

10-Ply Tires on Bozeman Rental Cars

Better tires make a BIG difference. WHY WE UPGRADE TO 10-PLY TIRES ON OUR RENTAL SUBURBANS   Who would think tires make a difference on a rental car? In Montana, they make a HUGE difference. Most likely during your time exploring you will be on gravel roads. Our gravel roads are typically well maintained, however, […]

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Number 8: Convenience

Waiting in line at BZN

You will be on the road by the time everyone else starts waiting in line. Not only is Phasmid Rentals Bozeman airport’s closest off-airport rental car agency, our exclusive agreement with the airport allows us to park right out front of arrivals making it the most convenient and fastest way to rent a car. On […]

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Number 6: All Inclusive

French Team 2013

Renting a car doesn’t have to suck. Part of the the reason the founder of Phasmid started a rental car agency is because he hated the typical process (and treatment) of renting a car: being told he needed to buy additional (unnecessary) insurance, constant up-selling of overpriced GPS rentals, being charged for mileage, confusing pre-pay […]

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Number 5: Auggie

Phasmid's Auggie

Meet Auggie, Office Dog Extraordinaire This is an odd reason to include, but it has been such a resounding favorite among our guests, it must be included. Our most requested rental item, and our Head of Security: Augustus de Oro y Plata, AKA Auggie. His welcoming presence in the office is a subtle reminder of […]

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Number 4: Local

The right advice can make a big difference. At Phasmid we realized a long time ago that the difference between a good Montana trip and a great Montana Experience is that little bit of insider information that gets you off of the beaten path and into those special places. Certainly Yellowstone National Park is a […]

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Number 3: Value

Because the quality of your experience is valuable. We have long yammered on about our pricing and how generally we will price match or beat our competitors- all the while offering superior rental cars, service, and convenience. However, if you are looking for a ‘cheap’ rental car experience, we are not the company for you. […]

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Number 2: The Service

Bozeman car rentals with superior service

Passionate about Montana and your Experience. Phasmid is founded on two primary principles: 1) Creating a better car rental experience. 2) Sharing and preparing visitors to get the most out of their Montana Experience. Phasmid is a small, independently-owned car rental agency. The founder of Phasmid, Will Casella, hails from a prior life in the […]

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Number 1: Reviews

The best reviewed car rental agency in Bozeman, MT. Number 1 is result from the combination of the previous 9-reasons to rent from Phasmid. We are, unequivocally, the best reviewed car rental agency in Bozeman, MT. Yelp!, Google, Trip Advisor, Trekaroo– you name it, we are the best- and we are very proud of it.  […]

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Insane car rental prices at Bozeman Airport

            Doing some comparative price checking this afternoon for a Suburban rental in Bozeman for a couple of days in September, I found this. In the past three years I have seen some insane pricing for rental cars at the Bozeman airport, but this truly takes the cake. I cannot […]

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Car Rental Fees Explained

BZN Car Rental Fees

Explaining Car Rental Fees at Bozeman Airport Although at Phasmid Rentals we do not have a superfluous list of additional fees, all of our car rental agency competitors here in Bozeman do. The following should help explain what these fees are if you do choose the competition. The rental car business (and rental agreement) is […]

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New Policy Updates

Eliminating the typical car rental experience After recently traveling out of state and needing a rental car, I have decided to further change Phasmid Rentals policies to eliminate any association with standard rental car companies. This comes from the incessant nickle-and-dime treatment and poor serviced that my family and I experienced having rented 6-cars for […]

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Suburban Special, March 13 – April 1

We have a couple of Suburbans still not yet booked out for the period March 13 – April 1, 2013. If you are looking for a styling car rental for your Big Sky spring skiing trip, this is your chance: 25% off a Suburbans for a rental during these date. You must call to reserve: […]

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Thinking spring…

Montana Road Trip

Was rummaging around the photo library and found this little gem from June 22, 2011. I can’t honestly remember exactly where this is but pretty sure that is the Beartooth range in the distance. My guess it was a mini-roadtrip through Absarokee to Red Lodge- one of the prettiest roads in Montana.

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Bozeman Airport Ground Transportation Options

Unofficial Bozeman Airport Guide

Here is some information on ground transportation options at the Bozeman Airport, shared from our friends at the Unofficial Bozeman Airport Guide: Around Bozeman and the Bozeman Airport. Navigating ground transportation options at Bozeman Airport, BZN. Although Bozeman Airport may be the busiest airport in Montana, it is still small in comparison to any major […]

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Arriving At BZN

Arrivals at Bozeman Airport

Shared with us from the unofficial Bozeman Airport website,   Welcome to Bozeman, Montana We find that many travelers arriving and departing Bozeman Airport (BZN) are not adjusted/ used to using such a small and personable airport. Arrival to BZN is very straight forward; follow the signs and head towards baggage claim and ‘Arrivals’.  […]

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Why you do not want to rent an economy car in Montana

We are often asked if we offer small, economy car rentals. The answer is no, and this photo is why. Shared from with us recently from our friends at Distinctly Montana magazine, this image depicts the result of a head on collision with an elk. Fortunately, the driver and passenger of the vehicle were not […]

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Winter is knocking on the door.

Late fall fishing on Madison

So far this autumn we have been experiencing very mild weather with only a nominal amount of snow accumulation in the mountains. As I write this, it is a balmy 45° outside – a little ridiculous for the end of December in Montana. Some of the lifts are operational at Big Sky but no reports […]

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