Get Some Space in Western Montana
We may not be out of the woods yet, but Glacier Country is so vast, there's always more adventure to be had, and more space to recreate responsibly if we all plan ahead and accordingly. Sparkling waters, unspoiled wilderness and 75+ charming small towns offer a one-of-a-kind getaway, and the region's nine scenic travel corridors let you choose your own unique adventure beyond the park.
Miles and miles of mesmerizing peaks and valleys, lakes and waterfalls, and jaw-dropping scenic drives abound here. Our beautiful byways, backcountry roads and extensive trail systems all lead to discovery. Bike or hike in one of our pristine state parks, set up your tent or camper at one of scenic campsites, sail Flathead Lake or take to our legendary rivers and blue-ribbon trout streams.
Immerse yourself in local charm among quintessential mountain towns offering the friendliest hospitality around. Discover culinary brilliance from fine dining to food trucks, and taste award-winning local beer and spirits at more than 33 breweries, 11 distilleries, 10 wineries and six cideries. Channel your inner cowboy at a sprawling guest ranch, experience an authentic mountain resort, sleep in a teepee or go rustic in a cabin, yurt or geodome. Or, soak in the healing mineral waters at a hot springs resort. No matter your idea of fun, Western Montana is the place to get away for some much needed fresh mountain air and wide-open space.
Expect things to be a little out of the ordinary this year. When you decide where to go and what to see, please RECREATE RESPONSIBLY. Plan well, monitor and adjust, stay safe, be respectful, be kind, be patient, and be prepared. Here in The Last Best Place, safety comes first.
Visit SafetyFirstMT.com for more on safe travels and happy trails in Glacier Country.
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The new AC Hotel by Marriott Missoula Downtown celebrates the AC Hotel beauty and classic modern design born of its Spanish roots and European soul. It was designed for the creative, well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirit who appreciates the oasis of a well-designed hotel that allows them to focus, be present, and connect with others. The AC Hotel offers ease of valet parking, inspirational, functional design and welcoming modern touches that fill your stay with intention and meaning. The AC Lounge, a locally inspired bar with exceptional drinks and delicious small plates, is a relaxing meeting place for locals and travelers alike. And, coming summer 2021, sitting on top of the six-floor hotel will be a rooftop bar offering guests and the public a unique experience with breathtaking views of downtown Missoula and the surrounding mountainsides.
There’s this place where solitude and wilderness are minutes from big-city art and amenities. This place is Missoula, Montana and it has the unparalleled natural beauty and cultural vibrancy to make your experience unforgettable.
Surrounded by seven wilderness areas and three rivers, Missoula is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. On any given day you’ll see anglers casting, river surfers tackling the man-made Brennan’s Wave and tubers riding the river right through town. Off the water, they hit never-ending trail systems and cycle the country’s friendliest streets.
Missoula is a hive of cultural activities. Catch live music in award-winning music venues and spontaneous concerts in the park, mingle with artists in downtown galleries and farmers markets, and savor locally sourced eats from food trucks and renowned restaurants alike.
Adventure meets variety in Missoula. It is a place of small-town values and urban amenities—where you can paddle or hike all day and catch a concert at night. So make like a Missoulian and get moving—call 1.800.526.3465 or visit the Destination Missoula website to set your next adventure in motion.
The Downtown Missoula Partnership - comprised of the Missoula Downtown Association, the Business Improvement District, and the Missoula Downtown Foundation - work together to promote, support, and enhance the vitality of Downtown Missoula. They produce Downtown events such as Garden City BrewFest, Out to Lunch, Downtown ToNight, and the River City Roots Festival.
The Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown is the ideal choice to experience all Missoula has to offer. Located in the heart of downtown in a gracious park-like setting along the Clark Fork River, this hotel is just steps from vibrant shopping, dining, live-music, outdoor recreation, festivals, farmers markets and more!
Missoula's largest full-service hotel has 198 newly refreshed guest rooms, including a 4th floor Executive Level, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a park-like outdoor venue, a full-service restaurant and bar, a lobby bar, and a grab-and-go market featuring local favorites and espresso. With the best location and superior conference service, groups are guaranteed a distinctive Missoula experience. Complimentary features include an indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour business center, Wi-Fi, on-site guest parking (a rarity in downtown), airport and area-wide transportation. This a nonsmoking hotel with pet-friendly rooms.
Makers of Montana's iconic Cold Smoke® Scotch Ale, KettleHouse Brewing Co. has two brewery and taproom locations in and around Missoula. The newest location in Bonner is nestled on the banks of the Blackfoot River, offers stunning mountain views where wildlife sightings are not unusual, and is home to the KettleHouse Amphitheater, Montana’s premier music venue. The original KettleHouse location is a favorite hangout among locals and has been a Missoula staple for 25 years. Both KettleHouse taprooms host events and private parties and offer a variety of beers on tap, so there is always something for everyone.
KettleHouse’s mission is to match the quality of their beers to the quality of the Montana outdoor experience. Independently owned and innovating since 1995.
A visit to one of the KettleHouse taprooms is the perfect stop for those In Search of Cooler Times®
602 Myrtle St. Missoula, MT 59801
605 Cold Smoke Ave. Bonner, MT 59823
At Missoula International Airport, fly direct to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Phoenix/Mesa, Portland, Salt Lake, San Francisco and Seattle or connect with thousands of destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and United Airlines all offer flights into and out of Missoula. Airfares continue to drop as the airport expands services.
Seven rental car company courtesy counters—Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty—are located in the main passenger terminal directly across from baggage claim, making it easy for arriving passengers to grab their luggage and go.
Hungry travelers have their choice of dining at Jedediah’s either before or after going through security. One location is located near baggage claim; find the other in the gate area. Also in the gate area, locally owned Liquid Planet serves up hot beverages and ready-to-go food.
Montana State Parks manages 55 parks across Montana—including seven National Historic Landmarks—that represent Montana's natural, cultural and water-based outdoor recreation.
In Missouri River Country, less always means more?because less traffic, less noise and less stress means more time for authentic Montana experiences. The frontier lives on in our region?s expansive landscape and small-town charm, and open space is our greatest commodity. It harbors unique landforms and seemingly endless night skies, where stargazers can experience the darkest skies and brightest cosmos in the lower 48.
This unspoiled land offers an unbeatable getaway for those who truly enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer. Antelope, elk, turkey and other game keep hunters busy while fishers go casting in rivers, lakes and reservoirs such as the enormous Fort Peck Reservoir, boasting more miles of shoreline than the California coast. Hunt for prehistoric discoveries with a real dinosaur dig, or visit a museum on the Montana Dinosaur Trail. Your options are endless in the land of more room to roam.
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Open year-round, Quinn's Hot Springs Resort is nestled in a majestic canyon on the Clark Fork River in Sanders County on State Highway 135. We have a full-service restaurant, tavern, gift and coffee shop, seven natural hot springs pools, massage and 83 rentals. All lodging is new since 2001 forward and includes standard and luxury accommodations with options for both couples and families or groups. Our Luxury River-View Cabins are the ultimate experience in relaxation and comfort with stunning river and mountain views. Quinn's Paradise Hall Event Center opened in 2015 and is a great location for weddings, business events, celebrations and more. Quinn's River Lodge opened in November of 2017 and offers luxury rooms with views of Quinn's Canyon and the Clark Fork River.
Located in the heart of downtown Missoula at the historic Mercantile site, the Residence Inn by Marriott is a full-service extended-stay hotel featuring:
The Residence Inn Missoula is the desired home away from home for all guests wanting to experience the vibrant culture of downtown Missoula with access to the Clark Fork River, hiking trails and downtown entertainment. Plus, it's just a quick walk to the University of Montana.
Southgate Mall is your most convenient and best Missoula shopping destination. With more than 100 stores and 10,000 brands, you'll find something for everyone in the family and for every occasion. The largest mall in Western Montana, Southgate Mall stores offer women's apparel, shoes, children's and teens' clothing, jewelry, sporting goods, home decor, electronics and more. Browse department stores, specialty shops and boutiques. When you're ready for a break, pick from some of the most popular Missoula dining options, all under the same roof.
With tax-free shopping, Southgate Mall is home to: AMC-9 Dine-In Theater, Athleta, Bed Bath & Beyond, Cost Plus World Market, Dillard's, Gap, H&M, JCPenney, Lucky's Market and many more.
Guest Services Center: Wheelchair, Motorized Scooter and Stroller Rentals, Griz Tix Outlet, Lost and Found, 24-hour Mall Security, Employment Opportunities, Visitor and Tourism Information, City Bus and Taxi Cab Information, Mountain Line Bus Passes, Tour Operator 'Check-in'
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Kids' Play Area, KidX Klub, Community Events
The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River, located in the charming town of Whitefish, is the ideal home base for your summer vacation! Conveniently located to Downtown Whitefish and Glacier National Park, infinite adventures begin as soon as you leave the hotel.
Featuring 76 hotel rooms ranging from Standard Rooms to Executive Suites, The Pine Lodge offers room types for any occasion. Several of our rooms have in-room fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, balcony views of the Whitefish River, and are pet-friendly.
The Pine Lodge is known for its family-friendly nature and provides you with a number of ways to relax and have fun right on property! From exploring the town of Whitefish on our complimentary bicycles, enjoying a day on the river with our complimentary paddleboards or kayaks, or soaking in our indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub, The Pine Lodge is the perfect place to stay for your summer getaway!
Out here, space is in our nature. Flowing rivers, prairies and badlands make up the big landscape of Southeast Montana with each mile as unique as the last.
Visit state parks with dinosaur fossils just below the surface waiting to be found while following the Montana Dinosaur Trail. Kayak the waters of the Yellowstone River or Bighorn Lake for views worthy of that perfect Instagram moment. And don’t forget about the cities and small towns. Stop in Billings, known as Montana’s Trailhead, for shopping and dining galore and explore the Montana Brew Trail, the only walkable brewery trail in the state, located in historic downtown. Get off the Interstate and see why western hospitality is still alive out here while learning about each town’s history with the locals over a drink.
You’re going to need a big getaway, so plan ahead, and visit SafeOutHereMT.com to order a free travel guide, download maps and road trip itineraries. We can’t wait to see you out here.
GHOST TOWNS, ROAD TRIPS, AND HIKING TRAILS. THE REST IS HISTORY.
A visit to Southwest Montana is more than just a trip—it’s a chance to explore the state’s robust history and vibrant landscape. Explore authentic and well-preserved ghost towns from Bannack to Virginia City and Nevada City. Visit the Big Hole National Battlefield, including the Nez Perce Camp. After a day of adventure, unwind in the soothing mineral waters of a hot springs resort.
You’re bound for adventure here in the extraordinary space between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, where the Old West lives on.
Find a better connection just north of Yellowstone National Park and southeast of Montana’s Glacier Country. Hit refresh in the great outdoors and discover a place that’s altogether exquisite. The raw nature of America’s first national park spills over for miles into this extraordinary part of Montana—the perfect place to come out of hibernation mode.
Zoom out, and stargaze the clearest night sky you’ll ever see. Drive the spellbinding switchbacks of one of the most scenic roadways in the country—the dramatic Beartooth Highway—and be stopped in your tracks by the sheer beauty of Paradise Valley.
Set up base camp in a captivating mountain community where you’ll be met with friendly, local vibes and honest-to-goodness hospitality. Explore downtown streets lined with cafés, coffee shops, food trucks, breweries and distilleries, plus museums and galleries, theaters and live music. Come see what you’ve been missing in Montana’s gateway to Yellowstone National Park—it’s so much fun, you’ll forget to check your phone.