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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.

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

Angler's Roost in Western Montana.

Angler's Roost

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

Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

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

Bitterroot Backpacking in Western Montana.

Bitterroot Backpacking

1519 Ashberry Court, Suite 12
Missoula, MT 59801

Dan d'Lion in Western Montana.

Dan d'Lion

8942 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Hungry Horse, MT 59919

Falls Motel in Western Montana.

Falls Motel

112 S. Gallatin St.
Thompson Falls, MT 59873

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula in Western Montana.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

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

Lincoln's Silver $ Inn in Western Montana.

Lincoln's Silver $ Inn

Exit 16 on I-90, west of Missoula
Haugan, MT 59842

North Forty Resort in Western Montana.

North Forty Resort

3765 State Highway 40 W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

West Glacier KOA in Western Montana.

West Glacier KOA

355 Halfmoon Flats Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

Wood's Lodge in Western Montana.

Wood's Lodge

5725 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Whitefish, MT 59937

Other Listings

Aero Inn

  • 1830 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.3798
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Alameda's Hot Springs Retreat

  • 308 N. Spring St. Hot Springs, MT 59845
  • 406.741.2283
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Alberton Orchards

  • 1022 Sawmill Gulch Road Alberton, MT 59820
  • 406.380.3308
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Apres Whitefish

  • 800 Spokane Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.862.8255
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Baymont by Wyndham

  • 6390 U.S. Highway 93 S. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.862.4020
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Bear Creek Resort

  • 995 Blue Slide Road Thompson Falls, MT 59873
  • 406.827.4857
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Bearmouth Chalet and RV Park

  • 1611 W. Drummond Frontage Road Clinton, MT 59825
  • 406.825.9950
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Best Western Plus Kalispell/Glacier Park West Hotel & Suites

  • 255 Montclair Drive Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.257.5255
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Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

  • 6510 U.S. Highway 93 S. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.862.2569
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Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge

  • 14735 Sylvan Drive Bigfork, MT 59911
  • 406.837.3800
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Bison Creek Ranch

  • 20722 U.S. Highway 2 W. East Glacier Park, MT 59434
  • 406.226.4482
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Bitterroot River Inn and Conference Center

  • 139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive Hamilton, MT 59840
  • 406.375.2525
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Broadway Inn Conference Center

  • 1609 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59808
  • 800.286.2316
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Butcher Creek Outfitters

  • 7428 Fortine Creek Road Trego, MT 59934
  • 406.291.0748
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Columbia Falls RV Park

  • 103 U.S. Highway 2 E. Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • 406.892.1122
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Diamond S RV Park

  • 46711 Old U.S. Highway 93 Ronan, MT 59864
  • 406.676.2267
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Downing Mountain Lodge

  • 1017 Grubstake Road Hamilton, MT 59840
  • 406.531.1486
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Eagle Nest RV Resort

  • 35800 Eagle Nest Drive Polson, MT 59860
  • 406.883.5904
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East Glacier Motel & Cabins

  • 1107 Montana Highway 49 East Glacier Park, Montana 59434
  • 406.226.5593

Econo Lodge

  • 4953 N. Reserve St. Missoula, MT 59808
  • 406.542.7550
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Edgewater RV Resort & Motel

Far West Boat Tours

Flathead Lake Inn

  • 125 Anchor Way Polson, MT 59860-9666
  • 406.883.6251
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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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Glacier Elkhorn Cabins & Campground

  • 4379 U.S. Highway 89 W. Babb, MT 59411
  • 605.431.1742
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Glacier Grizzly Resort

  • 1283 Starr School Road Browning, MT 59833
  • 800.528.8677
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Glacier Mist RV Park

Granite Peak RV Resort

  • 9900 Thoroughbred Lane Missoula, MT 59808
  • 406.543.9400
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell

  • 275 Treeline Rd Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.7405
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Homewood Suites by Hilton - Kalispell

  • 195 Hutton Ranch Road Kalispell, MT 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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Lake Creek Inn

Lost Trail Hot Springs

  • 283 Lost Trail Hot Springs Road Sula, MT 59871
  • 406.821.3574
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Mini Golden Inns Motel

  • 8955 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, MT 59919
  • 800.894.6464

Northwest Montana Retreat

Outback Montana RV Park & Campground

  • 13772 Outback Lane Bigfork, Montana 59911
  • 406.837.6973
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Ovando Inn and Blackfoot Commercial Company

Polson Motorcoach Resort

  • 200 Irvine Flats Road Polson, MT 59860
  • 406.883.2333
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ROAM Beyond, Glacier National Park

  • 2347 Middle Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • 406.458.1445
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Red Eagle Motel

  • 16 Red Eagle Road St. Mary, MT 59417
  • 406.732.4453
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Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson

  • 209 Ridgewater Drive Polson, MT 59860
  • 406.872.2200
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St. Mary/East Glacier KOA Holiday

  • 106 West Shore Road St. Mary, MT 59417
  • 406.732.4122
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Sunset RV Park Montana

  • 401 Fourth Ave. SW Cut Bank, MT 59427
  • 406.873.0733
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Swan Lake Trading Post

  • 22998 State Highway 83 Swan Lake, MT 59911
  • 406.886.2303
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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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The Cabins at Deer Crossing

  • 396 Hayes Creek Road Hamilton, MT 59840
  • 406.363.2232
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Timber Wolf Resort

  • 9105 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, MT 59919
  • 406.387.9653
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Tourism Lethbridge

  • 2805 Scenic Drive S. Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 5B7
  • 403.394.2403
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Western Curios

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

Wilderness Spirit Cabins

  • 472 Woodcrest Lane Corvallis, MT 59828
  • 540.271.4450
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Woodland RV Park

  • 31480 U.S. Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923
  • 406.293.8395
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