10 of the Best Resorts in Montana
There is no question that the state of Montana contains some of the best wilderness type areas in the country. You can visit Glacier National Park as well as Yellowstone National Park within the friendly confines of Montana, as well as enjoy the wildlife, mountain ranges, numerous lakes, rivers, and streams, not to mention the beautiful valleys. While you are enjoying all the scenic beauty that Montana has to offer, you can also relax in luxury at some wonderful Montana resorts.
Here, in no particular order, is a list of 10 of the best resorts in Montana.
Beartooth Basin Bunkhouse. The American West is renowned for outdoor recreation, frontier history and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Each year people from around the world flock to this region to experience its unique charms. Fishing, hiking, off-road exploration, day trips to Yellowstone National Park, reliving the Wild West in Cody, Wyo., sampling mountain charm in the quaint village of Red Lodge, Mont. – the options are nearly limitless.Off the beaten path yet centrally located to everything on your bucket list you’ll find Beartooth Basin Bunkhouse. Book Your Room Today!
The Wilderness Club. Sure, its up in the north-western part of the state, completely in the middle of nowhere, but the Wilderness Club outside the town of Eureka near the Canadian border, offers a wonderful retreat deep in the forest. Containing what has been ranked as Montana’s #1 golf course by Golf Magazine, you can also enjoy a plethora of activities from canoe and paddle-boating to swimming or just relaxing along the water. The resort features tennis and basketball courts as well as volleyball and soccer fields. An outdoor amphitheater tops of the facility. The rooms range from cottage suites to cozy fireplace rooms, so you can pick the accommodations that best suits you and your group.
Lodge at Sun Ranch. Known as the Big Sky playground for grownups, no more than 16 guests can stay at this very intimate and private property at a time. While there, they will enjoy an over 26,000 acre property for everything from fishing and hunting to hiking and horseback riding. Yellowstone National Park is less than one hour’s drive away and you can see all the wildlife at this resort that you may desire from elk and deer to even bear, moose, and wolves. The cabin style lodge is over 10,000 square feet and features six individually designed rooms with fireplaces, soaking tubs, and private decks.
Triple Creek Ranch. Tucked into the tiny town of Darby MT in the Bitterroot Mountains is the adult-only resort of Triple Creek Ranch. There are 12 unique, private cabins, each featuring a wood burning fireplace and a private access hot tub. Numerous activities right on the property include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, and in the winter dog sledding.
Grey Cliffs Ranch. West of Bozeman is an exclusive ranch/resort type setting in the Madison Valley near Three Forks Montana. This is a premier area for bird hunting and fly fishing and features an 8,000 square foot lodge with a western feel. Full service lodging is available for all group sizes and is custom fit for each group. The property also has a large organic garden and it’s own beehives, as the chef often uses organic ingredients right from the ranch.
Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Located in the middle of the Rocky Mountains of south-western Montana is this world class resort. This award-winning lodge offers all manner of outdoor activities in a rustic, yet elegant setting with excellent hospitality. The lodge features a world-renowned restaurant as well as an incredible wine-cellar. You can get a private massage or participate in yoga lessons. There is something for everyone at this excellent resort that offers luxury right along with western themes.
Double Arrow Resort. This resort is tucked into the Swan Valley area on Seeley Lake. One of the more historic resorts on this list, it has hosted vacations for over 75 years that include everything from fly fishing to horseback riding to cross country skiing, snowmobiling and even horse drawn sleighs!
You can choose from lodge rooms or cabins for your accommodations, and each one offers a unique blend of western hospitality. The wildlife is in abundance in this area, so expect to see all manner of birds and game during your stay.
Lake Blaine Mountain Resort. Just 20 minutes away from Glacier National Park, guests can choose from the seasonal lake house that directly faces the crystal clear Lake Blaine, or a the luxury log cabin that sits along a creek and offers beautiful mountain views. Since it sits at the base of the Rockies, you will be exposed to a wide variety of wildlife and be able to view everything from deer, moose, and elk, to wide turkeys and eagles. You can also rent a boat and access the lake from a private boat dock.
Meadow Lake Resort. Located in Columbia Falls, also a short distance to Glacier National Park, this beautiful resort is made up entirely of condos and vacation homes and features a championship golf course. You can enjoy a full slate of summer and winter activities and the resort’s concierge will help you and your family or group plan out all your activities. You can also pamper yourself with full spa service and use the both the indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Grouse Mountain Lodge. Right next to the majestic Whitefish Lake golf course, this beautiful lodge has long been one of Montana’s finest facilities. The luxury accommodations offer outstanding service and amenities and its scenic location is second to none.
During the summer, enjoy a short drive to Glacier National Park and in the winter take advantage of the incredible ski slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort. The western-style rooms offer simple elegance with outdoor hot tubs that are wonderful for enjoying the view and a nice soak after a day of outdoor fun. The onsite restaurant is well regarded and you may find yourself not wanting to leave at the end of your stay!
Now go, explore Montana!