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
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.