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Donnie Sexton

Traveling With Pets in Montana

For some of us, it's hard to hit the road without our pup. With wide-open spaces, miles of hiking trails and sparkling waters, Western Montana is a great place for a pet-friendly vacation, and there’s plenty of lodging to accommodate your loyal traveler.

River City Roots Festival — Downtown Missoula

Hit the streets for the Garden City's favorite, admission-free live-music event featuring solid tunes, local food vendors, art, family fun and outdoor recreation.

Dogs love roaming the hills and rivers as much as we do, and Glacier Country is the perfect getaway for the whole family, including those furry friends.

It's important to note that pets are not allowed on some public lands and waterways, and in other areas they must be leashed. Please be respectful of seasonal and year-round laws and posted signage about pets. Also note that dogs can be considered predators (and prey) to some wildlife, so it’s very important to obey all the rules. Also clean up after your pet, and make sure they have enough food and water while you’re out exploring.

Where to Play and Stay (and Even Dine) With Your Pup in Our Pet-Friendly Paradise

State Parks

Pet are allowed ON LEASH in most of Montana’s State Parks. Click here for rules and a list of the parks that do not allow pets.

Glacier National Park

Within Glacier National Park, pets are allowed in developed areas, in front-country campgrounds and picnic areas, along roads, in parking areas and in boats on lakes where motorized watercraft are permitted. Pets are not permitted on trails, along lake shores, in the backcountry or in any building. Click here for more information.

Dog Parks/Runs

Some of Western Montana’s larger cities have off-leash dog parks—and Missoula even has an indoor dog park. Be sure to follow posted signage at each park.

  • Beg Park, Kalispell
  • Hugh Rogers WAG Dog Park, Whitefish
  • Jacob’s Island Bark Park, Missoula (swimming access)
  • Hamilton Dog Park, Hamilton
Patio Pups

There are dozens of restaurants, cafés, bars and breweries in Western Montana that allow dogs on their outdoor patios and decks. It’s just part of that laid-back vibe we tout.

Pet-Friendly Lodging

If you’re traveling with your canine companion, you’re not limited to camping and pet-friendly hotels and motels. Plenty of Western Montana ranches, resorts, vacation homes and cabins also welcome pets. See below for pet-friendly lodging options. Add business listings from previous site.

Note that service animals are not considered pets, so rules/regulations do not apply.

Featured Listings

All Seasons Inn & Suites in Western Montana.

All Seasons Inn & Suites

City: White Sulphur Springs
Phone: 406.547.8888

808 3rd Avenue SW
White Sulphur Springs, Montana 59645

Bailey's Bed 'n Bale in Western Montana.

Bailey's Bed 'n Bale

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.270.1603

475 Timber Doodle Lane
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.9099

2875 U.S. Highway 93 W.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Bear Creek Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bear Creek Guest Ranch

City: Essex
Phone: 406.226.4489

15750 U.S. Highway 2
Essex, Montana 59916

Best Western Plus - Grant Creek Inn in Western Montana.

Best Western Plus - Grant Creek Inn

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.543.0700

5280 Grant Creek Road
Missoula, Montana 59808

Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge in Western Montana.

Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.2569

6510 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Big Sky Motel in Western Montana.

Big Sky Motel

City: Superior
Phone: 406.822.4831

103 4th Ave. E.
Superior, Montana 59872

Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge in Western Montana.

Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.3800

14735 Sylvan Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Bison Creek Ranch in Western Montana.

Bison Creek Ranch

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.4482

20722 U.S. Highway 2 W.
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

Bison Creek Ranch & Cafe in Western Montana.

Bison Creek Ranch & Cafe

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.4482

20722 U.S. Highway 2 West
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

Bitterroot River Inn and Conference Center in Western Montana.

Bitterroot River Inn and Conference Center

City: Hamilton
Phone: 406.375.2525

139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive
Hamilton, Montana 59840

Black Rabbit RV Park in Western Montana.

Black Rabbit RV Park

City: Hamilton
Phone: 406.363.3744

2101 North 1st Street
Hamilton, MT 59840

Comfort Inn - University in Western Montana.

Comfort Inn - University

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.7600

1021 E. Broadway St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

Diamond S RV Park and Campground in Western Montana.

Diamond S RV Park and Campground

City: Ronan
Phone: 406.676.2267

46711 US Hwy 93
Ronan, Montana 59864

DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater in Western Montana.

DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.728.3100

100 Madison St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals in Western Montana.

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.7310

836 Holt Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Edgewater RV Resort & Motel in Western Montana.

Edgewater RV Resort & Motel

City: Lakeside
Phone: 406.844.3644

7140 Hwy 93 South
Lakeside, MT 59922

Far West Boat Tours in Western Montana.

Far West Boat Tours

City: Lakeside
Phone: 406.844.2628

7135 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Lakeside, Montana 59922

Five Star Rentals of Montana in Western Montana.

Five Star Rentals of Montana

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.5994

704 Baker Avenue
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Glacier Campground & RV Park in Western Montana.

Glacier Campground & RV Park

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5689

12070 Highway 2 West
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Guides Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides Lodge

City: West Glacier
Phone: 800.521.7238

120 Highline Blvd.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Under Canvas in Western Montana.

Glacier Under Canvas

City: Coram
Phone: 406.552.4195

101 Under Canvas Road
Coram, MT 59913

Grouse Mountain Lodge in Western Montana.

Grouse Mountain Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.892.2525

2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Hampton Inn in Western Montana.

Hampton Inn

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.1800

4805 North Reserve Street
Missoula, Montana 59808

Hidden Moose Lodge in Western Montana.

Hidden Moose Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 888.733.6667

1735 E Lakeshore Dr.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula in Western Montana.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.728.3476

322 Fort Missoula
Missoula, Montana 59804

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell in Western Montana.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.7405

275 Treeline Rd
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown in Western Montana.

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

City: Missoula
Phone: 800.399.0408

200 S. Pattee St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

Jellystone RV Park, Cabins, Campground, Boat and RV Storage in Western Montana.

Jellystone RV Park, Cabins, Campground, Boat and RV Storage

City: Missoula
Phone: 800.318.9644

9900 Jellystone Ave
Missoula, Montana 59808

Jim & Mary's RV Park in Western Montana.

Jim & Mary's RV Park

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.4416

9800 Hwy 93 N
Missoula, Montana 59808

Kalispell Grand Hotel in Western Montana.

Kalispell Grand Hotel

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.8100

100 Main Street
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino in Western Montana.

Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino

City: Polson
Phone: 800.882.6363

49708 U.S. Highway 93
Polson, Montana 59860

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Kalispell in Western Montana.

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Kalispell

City: Kalispell
Phone: 800.753.3757

255 Montclair
Kalispell, Montana 59901

La Quinta Inn - Missoula in Western Montana.

La Quinta Inn - Missoula

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.9000

5059 North Reserve St.
Missoula, MT 59808

LaSalle RV Park in Western Montana.

LaSalle RV Park

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 406.892.4668

5618 Hwy 2 West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Laughing Horse Lodge in Western Montana.

Laughing Horse Lodge

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.886.2080

22360 MT Highway 83
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Lincoln's Silver $ Inn in Western Montana.

Lincoln's Silver $ Inn

City: Haugan
Phone: 800.531.1968

Exit 16 I-90
Haugan, MT 59842

Linehan Outfitting Company in Western Montana.

Linehan Outfitting Company

City: Troy
Phone: 406.395.4872

35309 Yaak River Road
Troy, MT 59935

Missoula KOA in Western Montana.

Missoula KOA

City: Missoula
Phone: 800.562.5366

3450 Tina Ave
Missoula, Montana 59808

National Bison Range in Western Montana.

National Bison Range

City: Moiese
Phone: 406.644.2211

58355 Bison Range Rd
Moiese, Montana 59824

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant in Western Montana.

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

City: Charlo
Phone: 406.644.2588

69286 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, Montana 59824

North Forty Resort in Western Montana.

North Forty Resort

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 800.775.1740

3765 MT Highway 40 W.
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

Pine Lodge in Western Montana.

Pine Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 800.305.7463

920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Polson - Flathead Lake KOA in Western Montana.

Polson - Flathead Lake KOA

City: Polson
Phone: 888.883.2151

200 Irvine Flats Rd.
Polson, Montana 59860

Polson Motorcoach Resort in Western Montana.

Polson Motorcoach Resort

City: Polson
Phone: 406.883.2333

200 Irvine Flats Rd.
Polson, Montana 59860

Quality Inn & Suites in Western Montana.

Quality Inn & Suites

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.542.0888

4545 North Reserve Street
Missoula, Montana 59808

Quality Inn Hamilton in Western Montana.

Quality Inn Hamilton

City: Hamilton
Phone: 800.442.4667

1113 N. First St.
Hamilton, Montana 59840

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Western Montana.

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

City: Paradise
Phone: 406.826.3150

190 Highway 135
Paradise, Montana 59856

Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson in Western Montana.

Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson

City: Polson
Phone: 406.872.2200

209 Ridgewater Drive
Polson, Montana 59860

Residence Inn by Marriott Missoula Downtown in Western Montana.

Residence Inn by Marriott Missoula Downtown

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.542.6252

125 N. Pattee St.
Missoula, MT 59802

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground in Western Montana.

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground

City: Kalispell
Phone: 800.968.5637

825 Helena Flats Road
Kalispell, Montana 59901

St. Mary Glacier Park KOA in Western Montana.

St. Mary Glacier Park KOA

City: St Mary
Phone: 800.562.1504

106 West Shore
St Mary, MT 59417

Staybridge Suites in Western Montana.

Staybridge Suites

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.830.3900

120 Expressway
Missoula, Montana 59808

Stumptown Vintage Photography in Western Montana.

Stumptown Vintage Photography

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.730.8888

118 Central Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937

Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths in Western Montana.

Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths

City: Hot Springs
Phone: 888.305.3106

209 Wall St.
Hot Springs, Montana 59845

The Firebrand Hotel in Western Montana.

The Firebrand Hotel

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.1900

650 East Third Street
Whitefish, Montana 59937

The Islander Inn in Western Montana.

The Islander Inn

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.5472

14729 Shore Acres Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc. in Western Montana.

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

City: Trout Creek
Phone: 888.827.4458

2955 MT Highway 200
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

The Resort at Paws Up in Western Montana.

The Resort at Paws Up

City: Greenough
Phone: 800.473.0601

40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823

Timbers Motel in Western Montana.

Timbers Motel

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.6200

8540 Montana Highway 35
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park in Western Montana.

Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park

City: Darby
Phone: 406.821.3282

601 North Main Street
Darby, Montana 59829

West Glacier KOA in Western Montana.

West Glacier KOA

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5341

355 Halfmoon Flats
West Glacier, Montana 59936

West Glacier RV Park + Cabins in Western Montana.

West Glacier RV Park + Cabins

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.892.2525

200 Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

Western Curios in Western Montana.

Western Curios

City: Browning
Phone: 406.338.2815

129 Central Avenue East
Browning, MT 59417

Whitefish Bike Retreat Lodge and Campground in Western Montana.

Whitefish Bike Retreat Lodge and Campground

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.260.0274

855 Beaver Lake Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Wild River Adventures in Western Montana.

Wild River Adventures

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.9453

11900 MT Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

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