Montana

Overview

From Andrew Harper

Montana comprises an expansive and awe-inspiring collection of glacier-hewn mountains and valleys, rushing rivers and limitless prairies. Some of its Western saloon and mining towns have evolved into gentrified boutique-filled enclaves, and while native Montanans may complain about the influx of nouveau residents, you can't blame outsiders for flocking to these spectacular high-altitude environs.

Glacier National Park, on the state's northern border, is an unforgettable landscape of majestic peaks, alpine forests and crystalline waterways, and is less crowded than the more iconic Yellowstone National Park (which spills over the southern border from Wyoming). In the state's southcentral region, the confluence of four major rivers makes for world-class fly-fishing and, in the winter, Big Sky resort becomes the locus for dramatic downhill skiing.

The college town of Bozeman blends urban professional-transplant and cowboy cultures, while Missoula, in the west, is a similar hybrid, marked at its extremes by urbane writers and grizzled ranchers. 

Hotels

All recommended hotels in Montana

Montana, United States
Firehole Ranch
Firehole Ranch

Historic and intimate property on Hebgen Lake near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The lodge's guides are experts on the area’s blue-ribbon trout waters.

Montana
The Ranch at Rock Creek
The Ranch at Rock Creek

Lavish guest ranch on 6,600 scenic acres along a trout stream in southwest Montana.

Montana
The Resort At Paws Up
The Resort At Paws Up

Resort complex set on a 37,000- acre estate in the valley of the Blackfoot River. Twenty-eight vacation homes feature huge fireplaces, magnificent baths, atmospheric Western décor and outdoor hot tubs.

Montana
Triple Creek Ranch
Triple Creek Ranch

Romantic mountain resort in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. Twenty-three log cabins overlook a rushing creek and fir forest. Each comes with a fireplace and massive king bed.

Montana

Special Offers

Special Offers

The Resort at Paws Up - The American Safari: One Resort, Two Vacations, Plus $1,
The Resort at Paws Up - The American Safari: One Resort, Two Vacations, Plus $1,000 Activity Credit

We invite you to experience the ultimate week-long vacation at Paws Up. Stay four nights in a luxury home (full amenities including kitchens, hot tubs, flat-screen TV’s, Wi-Fi, laundry and more). Then stay three nights in a tent at any of our five luxury camps (equipped with private master bedrooms, electricity, camping butler and more). These uber-lux tents allow guests to connect with the great outdoors without forgoing the amenities of a luxury resort. Confirm this seven-night vacation and receive a $1,000 activity credit to be applied toward any guided activity available at the resort.

Itineraries

Family Reunion at Paws Up
Family Reunion at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up offers something for everyone in your family. The diversity of activities and dining options means you can customize the experience to individual interests yet enjoy together a significant celebration event during the course of the reunions. Activities include: Cattle drives, river rafting horseback riding, chuck wagon dinners, ATV tours, fly-fishing, archery, rappelling, volleyball, bocce ball, badminton, spa visits and more.
With starlit skies and untouched wilderness, this Montana resort provides a panoramic, awe-inspiring backdrop for one-of-a kind family reunion.