Rental Cars in Bozeman, MT


Explore Rentals is a brick-and-mortar business in Bozeman, Montana that offers guaranteed 4wheel and All-wheel drive rental cars and outdoor gear rentals (We are actually in Belgrade, Montana, but Belgrade and Bozeman are one in the same). Located just 1.5 miles from the Bozeman Airport, we are the only Franchise-Free truly independent car rental agency in Bozeman. We also rent everything for your Montana adventure. Travel trailers, camping gear, rafts, fly fishing equipment, bear spray and much, much more. Founded in 2010 under the auspicious name of Phasmid Rentals, the company has since changed its name to something more memorable – Explore Rentals. The ownership, the building, and the outstanding service, however, all remain the same. Just an easier Bozeman name to pronounce.


The Founder/ Owner of Explore, Will Casella, came up with the idea while on a fishing and camping road trip in New Zealand. He had become so attached to his custom outfitted 1983 Toyota Landcruiser that he couldn’t bear to sell her at the end of the trip. Surely other DIYers like himself would want to rent “The Hippo” versus having to absorb the cost (and risk) of purchasing and outfitting their own vehicle.

And so the concept of Explore Rentals was born.

Explore opened doors in Bozeman, Montana the summer of 2010. In the beginning, it was just a couple of rental cars and a bit of rental gear in a small warehouse on the east side of town. The business then grew. New cars were added, rental gear started multiplying, and in the summer of 2011 Explore (at that time Phasmid) moved to our current location adjacent to the Bozeman Airport (BZN). Since then we continue to grow and add new inventory regularly. We are incredibly proud of our extremely high repeat guest ratio, the wonderful reviews, and most importantly the great experiences that we know our guests have.


Our guest’s experience is our primary goal. We go to extensive lengths to make sure your time in Montana is as enjoyable as possible. We start with offering the best rental cars available for Montana conditions, including upgraded tires for safety. Toss in the best camping gear available on the market and a capable and knowledgeable team that can help you get to all of the good places, and it’s clear to see why Explore Rentals has been the one stop shop for Montana adventures for nearly a decade.

Explore is the first and original car and outdoor gear provider in the country. Every year another company tries to copy our model, but our level of service and quality of available rental items has yet to be matched. You can probably find a cheaper rental car or crappy tent to rent from our competitors, but you will not find anything better than what we have to offer. At Explore, we do not cut corners. As a result, our guest’s level of Experience in Montana is as comfortable, safe, and easy as possible.



Explore Pro: Kevin

Explore Pro: Kevin

Kevin Kevin hails from Colorado Springs and has been in Bozeman full-time for the last year or so. Prior to joining the Explore Team in the spring of 2021, he was an honest-to-goodness professional tennis player. Now-a-days instead of spending his time on the courts,...

Explore Pro: Ian

Explore Pro: Ian

Ian is our avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. If you cant find him check the river!

Explore Pro: Bryce

Explore Pro: Bryce

Bryce is our resident trout and elk junky. When not working, good luck finding him