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Traveling With Pets in Western Montana + Glacier National Park


Traveling With Pets Traveling With Pets in Montana
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.

Glaciers to Geysers World-Class Snowmobiling

Sled the best of the West in the unreal landscapes and premier small towns between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Plan ahead, play it safe and tread lightly.

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 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. Be sure to follow posted signage at each park.

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. 

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

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Featured Listings

All Seasons Inn & Suites in Western Montana.

All Seasons Inn & Suites

808 Third Ave. SW
White Sulphur Springs, Montana 59645


Angler's Roost in Western Montana.

Angler's Roost

815 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Hamilton, MT 59840


Bailey's Bed 'n Bale in Western Montana.

Bailey's Bed 'n Bale

475 Timber Doodle Lane
Whitefish, Montana 59937


Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

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


Baymont by Wyndham in Western Montana.

Baymont by Wyndham

6390 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Whitefish, Montana 59937


Best Western Plus - Grant Creek Inn in Western Montana.

Best Western Plus - Grant Creek Inn

5280 Grant Creek Road
Missoula, Montana 59808


Big Sky Motel in Western Montana.

Big Sky Motel

103 Fourth Ave. E.
Superior, Montana 59872


Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge in Western Montana.

Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge

14735 Sylvan Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911


Bison Range in Western Montana.

Bison Range

58355 Bison Range Road
Moiese, Montana 59824


Comfort Inn - University in Western Montana.

Comfort Inn - University

1021 E. Broadway St.
Missoula, Montana 59802


DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater in Western Montana.

DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater

100 Madison St.
Missoula, Montana 59802


Edgewater RV Resort & Motel in Western Montana.

Edgewater RV Resort & Motel

7140 Highway 93 S.
Lakeside, MT 59922


Falls Motel in Western Montana.

Falls Motel

112 S. Gallatin St.
Thompson Falls, Montana 59873


Far West Boat Tours in Western Montana.

Far West Boat Tours

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


Five Star Rentals of Montana in Western Montana.

Five Star Rentals of Montana

704 Baker Ave.
Whitefish, Montana 59937


Glacier Campground & RV Park in Western Montana.

Glacier Campground & RV Park

12070 U.S. Highway 2 W.
West Glacier, Montana 59936


Glacier Guides Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides Lodge

120 Highline Blvd.
West Glacier, Montana 59936


Granite Peak RV Resort in Western Montana.

Granite Peak RV Resort

9900 Jellystone Drive
Missoula, Montana 59808


Grouse Mountain Lodge in Western Montana.

Grouse Mountain Lodge

2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish, Montana 59937


Hampton Inn in Western Montana.

Hampton Inn

4805 N. Reserve St.
Missoula, Montana 59808


Hidden Moose Lodge in Western Montana.

Hidden Moose Lodge

1735 E. Lakeshore Drive
Whitefish, Montana 59937


Historical Museum at Fort Missoula in Western Montana.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

3400 Captain Rawn Way at Fort Missoula Building #322
Missoula, Montana 59804


Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown in Western Montana.

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown

200 S. Pattee St.
Missoula, Montana 59802


Jim & Mary's RV Park in Western Montana.

Jim & Mary's RV Park

9800 U.S. Highway 93 N.
Missoula, Montana 59808


Kalispell Grand Hotel in Western Montana.

Kalispell Grand Hotel

100 Main St.
Kalispell, Montana 59901


Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino in Western Montana.

Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino

49708 U.S. Highway 93 E.
Polson, Montana 59860


Lincoln's Silver $ Inn in Western Montana.

Lincoln's Silver $ Inn

Exit 16 I-90
Haugan, MT 59842


Missoula KOA in Western Montana.

Missoula KOA

3450 Tina Ave
Missoula, Montana 59808


Mountain Spirit Inn in Western Montana.

Mountain Spirit Inn

308 S. Main St.
Darby, MT 59829


Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant in Western Montana.

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

69286 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, Montana 59824


North Forty Resort in Western Montana.

North Forty Resort

3765 State Highway 40 W.
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912


Pine Lodge in Western Montana.

Pine Lodge

920 Spokane Ave.
Whitefish, Montana 59937


Polson Flathead Lake KOA in Western Montana.

Polson Flathead Lake KOA

200 Irvine Flats Road
Polson, Montana 59860


Quality Inn & Suites in Western Montana.

Quality Inn & Suites

4545 N. Reserve St.
Missoula, Montana 59808


Quality Inn Hamilton in Western Montana.

Quality Inn Hamilton

1113 N. First St.
Hamilton, Montana 59840


Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Western Montana.

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

190 State Highway 135
Paradise, Montana 59856


ROAM Beyond, Whitefish in Western Montana.

ROAM Beyond, Whitefish

855 Beaver Lake Road
Whitefish, MT 59937


Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson in Western Montana.

Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson

209 Ridgewater Drive
Polson, Montana 59860


Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground in Western Montana.

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground

825 Helena Flats Road
Kalispell, Montana 59901


St. Mary Glacier Park KOA in Western Montana.

St. Mary Glacier Park KOA

106 West Shore Road
St. Mary, MT 59417


Stevensville Hotel MT LLC in Western Montana.

Stevensville Hotel MT LLC

107 E. Third St.
Stevensville, Montana 59870


Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths in Western Montana.

Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths

209 Wall St.
Hot Springs, Montana 59845


The Firebrand Hotel in Western Montana.

The Firebrand Hotel

650 E. Third St.
Whitefish, MT 59937


The Islander Inn in Western Montana.

The Islander Inn

14729 Shore Acres Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911


The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc. in Western Montana.

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

2955 State Highway 200
Trout Creek, Montana 59874


The Resort at Paws Up in Western Montana.

The Resort at Paws Up

40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823


Tobacco River Ranch Glamping in Western Montana.

Tobacco River Ranch Glamping

Osloski Road at Tobacco River
Eureka , Montana 59917


Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park in Western Montana.

Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park

601 N. Main St.
Darby, Montana 59829


West Glacier KOA in Western Montana.

West Glacier KOA

355 Halfmoon Flats Road
West Glacier, Montana 59936


West Glacier RV Park + Cabins in Western Montana.

West Glacier RV Park + Cabins

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


Whitefish Bike Retreat Lodge and Campground in Western Montana.

Whitefish Bike Retreat Lodge and Campground

855 Beaver Lake Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937


Wild River Adventures in Western Montana.

Wild River Adventures

11900 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936


Other Listings

Broadway Inn Conference Center

  • 1609 West Broadway Missoula, Montana 59808
  • 800.286.2316
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Destinie Fouche Photography

Flathead Lake Resort

  • 14871 State Highway 35 Bigfork, MT 59911
  • 406.909.0692
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Glacier Bark Kennels

  • 636 Kelley Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • 406.314.8106
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Homewood Suites by Hilton - Kalispell

  • 195 Hutton Ranch Road Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.8080
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I Love Whitefish

  • 14 W. Second St., Suite 6 Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.309.0238
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Northwest Montana Retreat

Polson Motorcoach Resort

  • 200 Irvine Flats Rd. Polson, Montana 59860
  • 406.883.2333
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Stumptown Vintage Photography

  • 118 Central Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.730.8888
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Tamaracks Resort

  • 3481 State Highway 83 N., Mile Marker 17 Seeley Lake, MT 59868
  • 406.677.2433
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Western Curios

  • 129 Central Ave. E. Browning, MT 59417
  • 406.338.2815
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