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Montana is nicknamed ‘Big Sky Country’ with good reason. This state is all about wide open spaces and dramatic skylines with a countryside ranging from the jagged Rocky Mountains to the vast Great Plains. It is also home to America's first National Park. Towns still retain a frontier spirit - after all, here was the site of one of the 19th century’s gold rushes. Our selection of the best places to stay in Montana helps you get the best out of the state’s magnificent sights.
Hiking, fishing and wildlife-watching are just some of the activities you can do in Glacier National Park, bordered by the Rockies. Here you’ll find iridescent-coloured lakes (such as St Mary Lake), the colour due to the suspension of particles of glacial rock in the water. Drive up Logan Pass, if you dare, the highest navigable part of the Park with stupendous views. Watch out for grizzlies, too, which you can also spy - along with bison, wolves and elks, plus amazing geysers and hot springs - in Yellowstone National Park.
Montana’s other must-see sights include the Little Bighorn Battlefield in The Crow (Apsalooke) Indian Reservation, where General George Custer made his famous ‘last stand’.
Montana State University's museum with its dinosaur exhibits, early Native American art and laser planetarium shows is another must.
State capital Helena, known as the ‘Queen City of the Rockies’ with the boom brought on by the 1864 gold strike, boasts grand architecture, numerous museums and historic sites as well as a busy cultural events calendar, great restaurants and microbreweries.
Alternatively, Miles City remains a true Western town with ‘miles’ of plains and badlands stretching out in all directions.
So, decide which outdoor activity you fancy doing and then browse our choice of the best places to stay in Montana to plan your trip.
- No excuse for getting bored at The Ranch at Rock Creek where all activities are included in the cost, from mountain biking and riding to archery, yoga and a ropes course. Individual chalets have a rustic feel. The bar is like a Western saloon.
- Stay on a working ranch at The Resort at Paws Up where you can choose between luxury tents or individual cottages. Every activity imaginable is available, plus a spa to relax.
- The good-value Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks, near Headwaters State Park, has homely rooms, a relaxed atmosphere and a popular restaurant. Live music too!
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- Luxury, rustic chalets, with leather sofas, fires and private verandas, make Triple Creek Ranch a stylish, but relaxed stay on a working ranch. After a day of outdoors activities, relax around the pool before a gourmet dinner.
- Log cabins with views over miles of wilderness give Mountain Sky Guest Ranch a hideaway feel - although there’s plenty of action should you want it from fishing to riding to tennis. The pool and spa add luxury edges.
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Golden Stone Inn West Yellowstone 15 rooms from £93Active Holiday - Rooms are designed to be comfortable and functional but you'll book here for the plethora of outdoor pursuitsFishing - You know you are in fly fishing territory when your room comes with wader hangers and custom made rod racksGroups - Triplex cabins (sleeping up to six) are a great and affordable option for small groupsBirdwatching - Birdwatching excursions are planned by the property with areas selected depending on the season
A property designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Rooms are functional and comfortable with sink-into beds, fireplaces, and clever touches such as racks to hang your fishing rod! Triplex cabins are a great choice for groups. A well-priced stay, ideal for all the family (pets too). See More
Sacajawea Hotel Three Forks (Montana) 29 rooms from £98Sights nearby - Norris Hot Springs is known as the 'water of the gods' and worth a visit.Fishing - Do some fly fishing in the Headwaters of the Missouri River.Great walks - Headwaters State Park.Back to Nature - Relaxing in nature.
Newly reopened 1910 boutique offers home-from-home hospitality, lofty ceilings and rustic antique furniture. Large rooms with natural light, spa inspired bathrooms and a complimentary continental breakfast. Pompey's Grill is popular with locals or head to Sacajawea Bar for live music and cocktails. See More
Belton Chalet Montana 27 rooms from £113Back to Nature - Located just outside the entrance to Glacier National Park, this is a place to come and spend your time in the great outdoorsFamilies - The Cottage comes with three bedrooms, a kitchenette, and cosy lounge - ideal for familiesGreat walks - Spend days exploring the hiking trails that run through Glacier National ParkFishing - During the winter months there are a number of popular spots for ice fishingRecommended by - Fodors
A historic inn once built by the Great Northern Railroad as a gateway to Glacier National Park. Rooms are elegantly styled and while they keep their traditional design there is a fresh modern feel. A popular restaurant and tap house serve cuisine made with local produce. A cosy base. See More
Under Canvas Yellowstone West Yellowstone 74 rooms from £120Back to Nature - Watch wild horses frolick in prairies, stargaze under expansive skies from a hammock and wake up to mountain and river viewsFamilies - All accomodation options come with a kid's version meaning that, for once, camping won't be cramped and uncomfortableGroups - Groups of friends will love the two tent suite; this makes for an unforgettable and unconventional stag or hen partyActive Holiday - Go hiking in the park, fish on wild rivers or play badminton and volley ball at the camp-site
Re-enact your Wild West fantasies with a stay at this tented camp near Yellowstone National Park, made up of 77 tipis, deluxe and wagon-style tents. West Elm furnishings, wood-burning stoves and organic bath products in the room, plus on-site cafe-style restaurant, put the 'glam' into glamping. See More
Oddfellow Inn and Farm Helena 8 rooms from £126Country Escape - A chic country house set on a 41-acre working farm - giving modern comforts in a charming rural settingFamilies - The Double Queen sleeps upto 4 and there is plenty of space for little ones to run aboutGroups - Rent out the entire property for a special eventGreat walks - Take walks along the nature trails that run through the property's grounds
A stylish country house set in 41-acres of working farmland. Fresh contemporary rooms have soft grey hues, simple wooden furniture, and spectacular views of the farm. Exceptional cuisine is created using farm produce while an elegant bar and lounge are perfect for whiling away quiet evenings. See More
Bar N Ranch West Yellowstone 19 rooms from £132Back to Nature - Set in a wonderfully remote setting just minutes from Yellowstone National Park - a getaway to natureActive Holiday - Winter and summer offer a wide range of activities from cross-coutry skiing to horse-back ridingFamilies - The property is very family friendly with excellent accommodation options and toys to play withFishing - Fly-fishing is available right on property during the summer
A boutique lodge-style hotel offering a remote and beautiful location just a few miles from the entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Rustic log cabins have fireplaces and traditional fabrics. The restaurant serves all-American fare plus there's a cosy firelit lounge. Back to nature perfection. See More
Big Sky Resort Village Center Big Sky 57 rooms from £136Active Holiday - Big Sky has miles of mountain terrain to explore by foot, bike or on skisSkiing - Benefit from ski-in / ski-out access and 5,850 acres of skiable terrainGreat walks - Choose from one of serveral guided nature hikesSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
A luxury resort offering ski-in / ski-out access in Big Sky. Elegant suites and studios are modern but with traditionally-inspired design. Think cowhides, leather chairs, fireplaces and pine. An on-site restaurant serves Italian fare and there's even an outdoor pool and hot tub. A luxurious base. See More
Under Canvas Glacier Coram, Montana 49 rooms from £148Active Holiday - Glacier National Park is a literal playground for those that love the outdoors; hike, bike, ride, kayak & even cross-country skiBack to Nature - Roasting s'mores around a camp-fire, star-gazing, glacial lakes and evergreen forests for miles create a magical feelingSights nearby - Big Sky Waterpark is just over 10km from the camp-siteRemote - Off the beaten track.
Wonderful tented camp near to Glacier National Park. 49 luxury tents in 3 styles - safari, suite & deluxe - are scattered around 'big sky country' alongside fire-pits, lobby and shop. Interiors are divine; organic bath products, crisp white sheets & wood-burning stoves make this feel truly glam. See More
The Lark Bozeman, Montana 67 rooms from £165Local exploring - Set in the heart of downtown, walkable to all the best shops, restaurants and nightlife the city has to offerFishing - Montana has some of the country's best fly fishing riversLively - Hip and happening.Great walks - Good for walkers.
A stylish modern hotel set in the heart of downtown Bozeman. Chic rooms feature bright white walls adorned with simple black graphics, solid pine furniture, and contemporary bathrooms. Indoor and outdoor shared spaces encourage socialising. A youthful stay near all the action. See More
The Great Bear Inn West Glacier, Montana 11 rooms from £183Families - Cabins can sleep up to seven guests and come complete with kitchens, are a great choice for familiesActive Holiday - Set in a remote location in Glacier National Park, this is a perfect option for an escape to natureGreat walks - Spend the day hiking through the national park (bear spray is provided to keep you safe!)Fishing - Outside the national park there are numerous spots for ice fishingRecommended by - Fodors
A charming B&B set in a remote & picturesque spot within Glacier National Park. Accommodation comes in the form of rooms or cabins. The design is traditional with plenty of wood and the best have fireplaces. Cabins come complete with kitchens and are ideal for families. A laid back escape to nature. See More
The Lodge at Trout Creek Montana 5 rooms from £194Back to Nature - Set within 90 acres of woodlands and meadows and located next to a national park - this is a real back to nature experienceGroups - Book the entire property for a unique small wedding or family reunionRestrictions on children - This is an adult-only space, however, if you book the entire property for a gathering then children are welcomedGreat walks - Walk through the property's expansive grounds or spend the day hiking in Glacier National Park
A luxury B&B offering a beautiful and remote setting beside Glacier National Park. Spacious suites are modern in feel but traditional in design. Think polished wood floors, fireplaces, and cosy window seats. A games room and cinema room ensure fun evenings at this chic escape to nature. See More
Cabin Creek Landing B&B Montana 6 rooms from £249Active Holiday - This is an outdoor adventurer's dream with everything on offer from mountain biking to hiking, horse riding to raftingFamilies - The two suites can accommodate up to four people making this a great choice for those travelling with young childrenGreat walks - Through forests, alongside lakes, and amidst mountains — there are endless hiking trails to discoverRestrictions on children - Children over 12 are welcomed
An elegant cabin located in remote and spectacular surrounds in Montana. A handful of spacious rooms and suites feature polished wood floors, large picture frame windows, and sliding glass doors leading onto private decks. With its own airstrip and boundless space — this is rural luxury defined. See More
Rainbow Ranch Lodge Big Sky 21 rooms from £254Active Holiday - With year-round activities including skiing, horse riding, hiking, and biking - this is an outdoor adventurer's dream locationBack to Nature - Located in a remote setting just 45 mins from the gate to Yellowstone National Park - this is the perfect escape to natureGreat walks - Located within Custer Gallatin Nation Forest and set near Yellowstone National Park - there are endless hiking routesFishing - Fly fish in the Gallatin River
An elegant take on traditional rustic design set in a spectacular rural location near Yellowstone National Park. Spacious rooms boast large picture windows, plenty of polished pine, and working fireplaces. Expect a Montana-centric restaurant, an atmospheric bar and plenty of outdoor pursuits. See More
Lone Mountain Ranch Big Sky 15 rooms from £293Groups - With cabin options ranging from one - four bedrooms, this is a great option for families or small groupsFamilies - Outdoor recreation programmes are organised for kids of all ages that are both fun and educationalRomantic Break - Pick one of the secluded two-person cabins for a romantic hideawayBack to Nature - Perfectly positioned to live-in and explore the wilds of Montana
A highly acclaimed & historic ranch set in a beautiful and secluded spot near Yellowstone National Park. Beautifully styled rustic-chic cabins range in size making this suitable for couples, groups, and families. A has-it-all stay with outdoor pursuits, farm-to-table dining, yoga, and massages. See More
Dreamcatcher Tipi Hotel GARDINER, Montana 10 rooms from £331Families - With tipis sleeping upto 4 and all the space any child could ever want to run around in, this is perfect family holiday materialBack to Nature - Set in a secluded and scenic spot right by Yellowstone National Park, experience the great outdoors from this tented campActive Holiday - From hiking to horse riding there is plenty to keep busy with in the areaGreat walks - Hike through the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountain Ranges
A camp of ten luxury tipis located just moments from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Each tipi is individually equipped with fluffy bedding, dream catchers, cosy heaters, and luxe bath products. With evening smores, outdoor firepits and ample space - this is back to nature at its best. See More
1872 Inn West Yellowstone 18 rooms from £358Back to Nature - Located within walking distance of the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park - ideal for spending your time in natureActive Holiday - The national park offers guests a host of activities from horse riding to wildlife spottingSights nearby - Discover Yelllowstones famed hot springsAdult Only
An adult-only lodge offering rustic-chic accommodation just moments from the entrance to Yellowstone. The design merges modern comforts with cosy traditional Montana style (think western throws and cow hide chairs). With jam-packed itineraries, this is a great choice for an escape to nature. See More
Gallatin River Lodge Montana 12 rooms from £390Active Holiday - Primarily a fly fishing destination yet with many more outdoor pursuits available including hiking and mountain bikingFishing - Located just 5 minutes from private fishing access on the Gallatin RiverGreat walks - Find several hiking (and biking) trails starting just 30 mins from the propertyWhirlpool Bathtub - Main Lodge Suites have whirlpool bathtubs
An intimate & luxurious lodge set in a secluded spot on the Gallatin River. Offering 3 room options, each with their own perks, ranging from spa baths to private balconies, however, all are luxe. With fine-dining and private fly fishing access — this is a spoiling choice for an outdoorsy stay. See More
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Montana 33 rooms from £415Fishing - The trout-filled, rushing waters of Big Creek flow 4.5 miles through the entire property,Tennis - Enjoy the on-site tennis courts.Swimming Pool - Outdoor heated pool.Remote - Off the beaten track.
A luxury boutique dude ranch set on 10,000 operational acres of unspoiled wilderness in the heart of Yellowstone Country. Log cabins are rustic chic with patchwork quilts, comfy seating areas and porches commanding spectacular views. A real ranch experience, with a glamorous edge! See More
Sage Lodge PRAY, Montana 50 rooms from £585Romantic Break - With a spoiling spa, romantic fire lit rooms, and cosy dining options - this is a great option for outdoorsy couplesActive Holiday - From hikes and horse riding to art and cooking classes, this property really has it allSpa - Offers a wide range of body treatments, facials and massages using Éminence organic productsFishing - The area is popular for fly-fishing and novices can book a lesson from the hotel itself
A luxury lodge offering high-end facilities in a spectacular rural setting. Rooms are spacious yet cosy with sink-into beds, luxe linens, tartan fabrics, and fireplaces. With boundless outdoor activities, two stand out restaurants, and a spoiling spa — this is a great option for a couples getaway. See More
The Resort at Paws Up Greenough (Montana) 25 rooms from £585Fishing - Truly a slice of Montana fly-fishing heaven.Spa - Spa not included in inclusive rateViews - Great views from hotelSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Tablet
Adventure heaven in 37,000 acres on a working Montana Ranch. Fully equipped cottages all year and tent city by summer. Rustic dishes served at Pomp and a western flair is brought to Trough. Getting stuck in at the ranch, exploring great outdoors or a spa day is all on the cards. An amazing find! See More
The Ranch at Rock Creek Philipsburg (Montana) from £624Fishing - Four miles of private access and pristine river frontage boasts many fish from Westslope cutthroat to Rocky Mountain whitefish.Sights nearby - The Ranch ropes course can be a fun day out with the family or a transformative personal experience.Great walks - See the wildnerness on foot or by stagecoach, in the winter try sleigh rides.Remote - Off the beaten track.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
All-inclusive activity haven has stunning mountains as the backdrop and acres of playground. Large, cosy rooms with all the mod-cons and fireplaces. Restaurant menu mirrors Montana seasonal bounty and the bar is a brilliant way to unwind after an adventure filled day in the wilderness or at the spa. See More
Triple Creek Ranch Darby, Montana 23 rooms from £1015Romantic Break - Romantic trip to the mountains is made ideal with the Romantic Package which consists of 4 nights in a Luxury cabin.Foodies - The culinary options at the ranch are fantastic. Chef's table, local sourcing awareness and a culinary school.Active Holiday - Tick things off your bucket list with numerous adventures avaliable at the ranch.Restrictions on children - Children welcome from 16 years old.Recommended by - Tablet, Relais & Chateaux
An opulent ranch in the heart of Montana offering old world experiences and new age comforts. The private cabins range from kitted out & cosy to downright indulgent with private hot tubs and fireplaces. The location is second to none and if you tire of nature the facilities are top notch. See More
Riverview Ranch Alberton, Montana 8 rooms from £1951Active Holiday - The list of outsoor pursuits is long here and ranges from equestrian pursuits to cross-country skiingWeddings - An experienced team, beautiful venue spaces, and a unique backdrop for a very memorable dayFamilies - Suites sleep between 3 - 6 pax making this a great option for familiesFishing - Fish on the property's private trout filled lakesRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
A luxury ranch set above the Clark Fork River. Suites are designed with a modern take on traditional style with plush bedding, thick carpets and sliding doors leading onto private decks. Meals are a decadent affair paired with sommelier picked wines while the activity choice is endless. See More