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 640-acre property on Hebgen Lake, bordered by the Gallatin National Forest near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The lodge’s fly-fishing guides are experts on the area’s blue-ribbon trout waters.

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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.

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.

Montana

Special Offers

Special Offers

The Ranch at Rock Creek - All-Inclusive Winter Adventure in Montana
The Ranch at Rock Creek - All-Inclusive Winter Adventure in Montana

The Ranch offers an unmatchable winter vacation experience for families and friends. Escape to 6,600 acres of winter wonderland for limitless outdoor adventures, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, pond hockey, horseback riding, sleigh rides and snowcat tours.

The Ranch at Rock Creek - Montana Wilderness-in-Luxury Adventure
The Ranch at Rock Creek - Montana Wilderness-in-Luxury Adventure

Take on 6,600 acres of ranch land, meadows, forests, mountains and the Blue-Ribbon trout stream, Rock Creek, while enjoying regionally inspired gourmet meals and luxurious accommodations during your stay at The Ranch. The Wilderness-in-Luxury Adventure package includes a 15 percent savings on off-season rates; Jeep Safari Ranch Tour; wildlife tracking with private guide; signature welcome gift and complimentary round-trip airport transfers.

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.