Hotels in Montana

You have a wide choice of lodges, dude ranches and familiar brand-name motels and hotels in Montana—and plenty of them sit up close and personal with the famous historic landmarks and beautiful natural expanses.  Here are some of the best hotels in Montana:

Rock Creek Resort. Close to Yellowstone National Park, this Montana hotel offers rooms as well as condo-style studios and town homes, with amenities such as fireplaces, balconies, and Jacuzzis.
Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Located near Glacier National Park, this is one of the most popular hotels in Montana for skiers. It gets rave for its spacious rooms and good spa.
Grey Cliffs Ranch. This ranch offers luxury guest homes in Madison Valley with easy access for whitewater rafting on the Madison River. You can also go horseback riding on-site, as well as tubing, hiking or mountain biking. For "indoorsman" types, they also offer pottery lessons and massage sessions.
The Garden Wall Inn. This B&B in Whitefish dates back to the 1920s, with Art deco flourishes, antiques and claw-foot tubs. Ask for the wild huckleberry crepes for breakfast.

The Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana's latest luxury eco-resort, is a Big Sky playground for grown-ups. Consider the stats: the property holds only 16 people, and has 26,000 acres for hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.

The greatest assets of JJJ are its dramatic and highly diverse terrain and its proximity to both the 1.5 million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness, an untrammeled land tract that's accessible only on foot or horseback, and Sun River.

In Tent City at Paws Up, a western Montana resort, "roughing it" means camping under the stars in a heated canvas bower with a king-sized featherbed.

It’s a 100-mile drive from Missoula International Airport to this 6,600-acre spread, but the posh high-mountain pampering is worth it. Ponds are full of trout, cabins come with well-stocked wine fridges and claw-foot tubs, and spa treatments are tailor-made for two.