Montana Hotels

If you are planning a Montana vacation, or thinking about it anyway, the first thing you might take into account is how large the state is. The fourth largest in the Union, there are plenty of places you can visit in The Treasure State, making choosing difficult. Oh, by the way, while Montana may be the fourth largest state, it ranks in the bottom ten for population. In other words, there is a lot of open space out here. While the cities here aren't big, it kind of makes coming out here all the more worth while. In other parts of the country, the cities can be big, and the open spaces small. Montana gives you a little more nature than you might be used to, and that tends to be a good thing. All told, regardless of where you choose to go in Montana, there will be the Montana hotels waiting to welcome you as a guest for the night. You will find Montana hotels of all kinds, from unique lodges to chain brand hotels. For a couple ideas about some of the places you can visit in Montana, and the kinds of hotels you can find there, read on.

If you are in the northeastern region of Montana, perhaps after coming in from North Dakota, you might be wondering where the mountains are. There are certainly some interesting spots to visit in the flatter regions, such as the small city of Glasgow. Lewis and Clark passed through near Glasgow on their infamous early 1800's expedition, and a peculiar wonder here is the milky-colored river that meets the Missouri River. Aptly named "Milk River", it was curiously noted by Lewis in his journal. Glasgow is also noted for the Fort Peck Dam, which is responsible for the state's largest lake, Fort Peck Lake. Fort Peck Lake has more coastline than does the California Pacific coast, and if you like to fish, you might come in July for the Governor's Cup Walleye Fishing Tournament. There are some very neat options for Glasgow hotels, including a nice lodge, a family-run ranch with cabins, a large hotel/RV park, and some nice motels for discount Montana lodging. If you are coming up into Montana from Wyoming, you might be aiming for the state's largest city, Billings. Visit in the winter, and the nearby ski resorts are where you can find some of the country's best skiing at a great price. While others flock to resorts in Vermont, Colorado and Utah, you can usually end up in shorter lift lines in Montana. Billings has a nice cultural scene, and attractions include Zoo Montana and the historic Moss Mansion. Be sure to check for any events, concerts or other entertaining occurrences that might be happening at the MetraPark multi-purpose facility. The Billings hotels have plenty to choose from, and you can expect a plethora of options for Montana budget hotels. You can also find luxury Billings hotels for extra comfort and service, and for a charming stay, the bed and breakfast Billings hotels are worth a look.

West of Billings, the small city of Bozeman proves to be a place that is very worthy of a visit. Bozeman enjoys proximity to the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness, the Rocky Mountains, and Yellowstone National Park, which is found mostly across the border in Wyoming. Bozeman is an outdoor recreational paradise, offering some of the finest in Montana scenery and activities. When it comes to the hotels in Bozeman MT, the options are just about as alluring as is the countryside. In and around the city, the choices for hotels in Bozeman MT include resorts, vacation homes, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and the list goes on. Whatever you are looking for in the way of hotels in Bozeman MT, you will likely find it. Near Bozeman, are some of the best Montana Ski Resorts. Head south towards Idaho, and the trails of the famed Big Sky Ski Resort await you. If you are here to make turns in the snow, also try Bridger Bowl and Moonlight Basin. For a good mix of culture and recreation, head north to Helena, the capital of Montana. Dubbed, the "Queen City of the Rockies", Helena features some intriguing architecture, a thriving arts culture, and a rich gold rush history. In Helena, you can explore the city's antique shops and galleries one day, then adventure out into nature the next. For a true treat, pun intended, try a Wagonride Dinner. If you like to hike, the Blackfoot Meadows Continental Divide Trail is about as good as it gets. True to Montana form, there are a wide variety of Montana budget hotels in Helena, as well as cabin rentals, lodges, upscale hotels and cozy bed and breakfasts.

About halfway up the state, in the west of Montana, is the college town of Missoula. Missoula has a list of Montana hotels to choose from, and in this literate town, you can find yourself as engrossed in a literary bar room chat as you might be in the flora and fauna of the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area. Missoula is a flyfisherman's dream, and the growing whitewater rafting industry can provide some surefire exhilaration. If you are looking for some discount Montana lodging, you'll find it at the budget Missoula hotels, and there are also choices for some nice upscale digs, which still come in at a pretty good price. Listing all the places of interest in Montana would take too long, so we'll wrap it up with a consideration for Glacier National Park. The Whitefish Mountain Resort provides some great mountain lodging here, and you will be pleasantly impressed with the overall selection for Whitefish accommodations. They are as spectacular one could hope for. Like everywhere else in western Montana, you can enjoy just about every outdoor activity known to man in Whitefish. When you come to Montana, the fact that there are so many interesting choices for Montana hotels and accommodations is part of the overall attraction. For a unique western experience, try staying at a Dude Ranch. To fight stress, pick a wilderness resort where it's all about taking it in. The Montana budget hotels mean you can come here on a budget and not fret about discount Montana lodging, and if you book a vacation package, you might be surprised what the reduced rate will get you.

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