If you're looking to enjoy a romantic getaway in Montana, you won't be short of places to choose between. The state is packed with lodges, mansions, inns, and bed and breakfasts that promise a warm welcome, excellent amenities, and idyllic surroundings. Whether you're celebrating a big anniversary, a special occasion, or simply want to enjoy some alone time with your better half, these are the 20 best romantic getaways in Montana to book now.
20. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish
Located just a mile and a half north from Whitefish, 6 miles from the Whitefish Mountain ski resort, and 28 miles from Glacier National Park, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is perfect for outdoor lovers. Once you've had your fill of the scenery, head back to the lodge to enjoy a swim in its outdoor pool, a sunbathing session on its private beach, or even an indulgent pampering session at its onsite spa. Cozy, inviting, and wonderfully rustic, it's ideal for a romantic getaway.
19. Gallatin River Lodge, Bozeman
Couples looking to enjoy a romantic retreat in Bozeman won' be disappointed with the excellent Gallatin River Lodge. This secluded luxury hotel offers a variety of room choices, including suites with fireplaces and whirlpools that are perfect for couples. With a first-rate fly fishing lake on the doorstep, not to mention a superb fine dining restaurant, it's a top choice for romantic getaways.
18. Rocking Z, Wolf Creek
As honeymoonalways.com notes, Rocking Z in Wolf Creek promises intimacy, comfort, and the kind of culinary experiences you're unlikely to forget in a hurry. Expect home-cooked meals, cozy en suite rooms, and a very warm welcome from your hosts, Patty and Zack, whose family has been running the ranch since 1864. With room rates starting at $310 per night, it's a wonderful place to enjoy a romantic getaway at a price that won't break the bank.
17. Bitterroot River B&B, Stevensville
Romantic Getaways in Montana: Bitterroot River B&B Stevensville is a charming little town that's perfect for a romantic retreat. Although it offers a good selection of accommodation options, you'll struggle to find better than the Bitterroot River B&B. With four wonderfully appointed rooms and an excellent array of amenities (including a living area, a sunroom, a large patio, and a grill), it has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing break for two.
16. Time After Time Bed & Breakfast, Victor
Montana Vacations: Time After Time Bed & Breakfast. If you're looking for a romantic retreat in Victor, Time After Time Bed & Breakfast is an excellent choice. Quiet, secluded, and wonderfully peaceful, it's perfect for couples who want to relax and unwind. The surrounding woods are lovely for strolls. There's also the opportunity to fly fish on the B&B's pond, enjoy a round of golf at the golf course, or take a bike ride. There are four rooms in total, with each based around a different theme. Choose between the Dragonfly Cabin, the Victorian Room, the Safari Room, or the Garden Room, all of which are wonderfully equipped and come with their own private entrances to the garden.
15. Lone Elk Lodge, East Glacier Park
Montana Honeymoon: Lone Elk Lodge. Located within striking distance of the Glacier National Park, Lone Elk Lodge gives guests the chance to enjoy the delights of Montana's untamed wilderness at its very best. The lodge is small but cozy, offering a warm welcome with its attentive service, excellent food, and charming rooms. Surrounded by 2.5 acres of greenery, it's perfect for nature lovers. If you'd rather stay indoors, you can snuggle up by the fire or enjoy the charms of the gorgeously romantic restaurant.
14. Dreamcatcher Lodge, Stephenville
Located just 7 miles from the delights of Flathead Lake and the Village of Bigfork in the delightful community of Stephenville, the Dreamcatcher Lodge is a wonderful destination for couples looking to enjoy an idyllic romantic retreat. Guests can choose between one of four rooms, each of which is decorated in a wilderness theme and comes with its own private bathroom. Just some of the activities on offer include sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and hiking.
13. Holland Peak Ranch, Condon
You'd have to search far and wide before finding a hotel with a location quite so breathtaking as Holland Peak Ranch. Overhung by mountain peaks in a lush valley, the scenery is jaw-dropping. The ranch doesn't exactly disappoint either, offering five-star accommodation and all-inclusive amenities that are sure to go down a treat with couples. Just a few of the activities on offer include fly fishing, guided horseback rides, archery, and paddleboarding.
12. Snow Bear Chalets, Whitefish
According to Vacation Idea, Snow Bear Chalets are the world’s first and only ski-in/ski-out luxury treehouses. Perched 25 feet above the ground in a wonderfully scenic location overlooking the Glacier National Park in the Whitefish Mountains, the cabins offer guests the unique experience of quite literally skiing in and out of their rental... although considering how luxurious the cabins are (expect wall-to-wall windows, fireplaces, a fully equipped kitchen, rustic furniture and private balconies with hot tubs). you'd be forgiven for forgetting the skiing and spending the entire vacation inside.
11. Laughing Horse Lodge, Swan Lake
If you want to combine your romantic getaway with a ton of outdoor adventure, the Laughing Horse Lodge is perfect. Tucked in between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park at the base of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, it offers a superb array of outdoor pursuits on its very doorstep. The lodge is just as blissful as the location, with gorgeously appointed rooms decorated in a rustic western style, a well-stocked library, a pub, a very pretty garden, and a superb schedule of brunches, garden concerts, and other special events.
10. Goldsmith's Bed and Breakfast, Missoula
Set on the banks of the Clark Fork River in Missoula, the Goldsmith's Bed and Breakfast's setting combines natural beauty with the attractions of downtown Missoula. Venture in one direction, and you'll find a colorful assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues, bars, boutiques, and local businesses. Venture in the other direction, and you'll find an untamed wilderness that's perfect for biking, hiking, and outdoor adventure. The B&B is just as delightful as its location, with comfortable, elegant rooms decorated in a Victorian style that oozes romance.
9. The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough
Located just 33 miles from Missoula, The Resort at Paws Up offers couples the chance to enjoy a taste of the high life. The luxury, all-inclusive resort is spread over 37,000 acres of working farmland, affording gorgeous views and a wonderful sense of seclusion. The accommodation consists of rustic log cabins with cozy fireplaces and private decks with hot tubs, along with glamping sites for guests who want to try an upscale alternative to camping. With a range of activities like swimming, boating, horseback riding, and yoga to choose between, together with a seriously indulgent spa and first-rate restaurant, it's a very solid option for couples.
8. Bad Rock Bed & Breakfast, Columbia Falls
Located just twenty minutes from the spectacular Glacier National Park, the Bad Rock Bed & Breakfast couldn't have picked a more scenic setting if it had tried. Guests are within easy reach of some of Montana's best-known attractions, including Kalispell, Whitefish, Bigfork, and the Big Sky Water Park. Despite the popularity of the location, the B&B's ten surrounding acres of verdant fields and forests keep things feeling wonderfully tranquil. The onsite amenities leave little to be desired, with guests free to enjoy a very well-stocked library, a fitness room, and a game room equipped with air hockey, a pool table, and enough board games to keep you entertained into the wee hours.
7. Howlers Inn, Bozeman
Set in a picturesque location in the hills of Bozeman, Howler Inn is small, charming, and wonderfully intimate. With just three rooms and a separate family unit to its name, it offers a wonderfully personal, attentive service that you'd struggle to find in a big resort. The rooms combine luxury with comfort, while the food is sensational. What really makes it stand out from the crowd, however, is its dual function as both a B&B and wolf sanctuary. The sanctuary is closed to the general public, but guests are welcome to say hello to the residents in their enclosures.
6. Fox Hollow Bed and Breakfast, Bozeman
Bozeman isn't short on romantic retreats, but Fox Hollow Bed and Breakfast ranks among the best. Guests can expect wonderful views over the majestic Bridger Mountain Range from the front porch, a wonderfully peaceful setting, and cozy rooms decorated in a country style. If you're in the mood for shopping, eating, or enjoying some culture, Bozeman's historic downtown is just a pleasant walk away. If you prefer something a little more active, you'll find no end of opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing nearby.
5. Blue Mountain Bed & Breakfast, Missoula
Located just a short walk from the center of Missoula, the Blue Mountain Bed & Breakfast offers guests beautiful views, easy access to the Lewis & Clark Trail, and cozy accommodation in one of its four spacious rooms. As an extra draw for nature lovers, the B&B is set on a 20-acre wildlife refuge that serves as a home to a huge variety of birds, chipmunks, and other indigenous critters. If you want to venture a little further afield, you'll find yourself within easy reach of some of Montana's best attractions, including Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, and the Bison Range.
4. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg
Trip Advisor reviewers are raving about The Ranch at Rock Creek, naming it No. 1 for specialty lodging in Philipsburg. It's easy to understand the reason for all the enthusiasm. Set in an idyllic location in the Rock Creek Valley, this high-end, all-inclusive ranch resort has everything you need for a deeply relaxing, ultra pampering getaway. The amenities are first-rate, with a hot tub, an outdoor pool, a top-notch restaurant, and a saloon with a very well-equipped games room. Just a few of the activities on offer include fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and even stage coach rides. Just be prepared for the price tag - with room rates starting at $1800 per night, it's anything but small.
3. The Shire of Montana Cabin, Trout Creek
If you're looking for a very different kind of romantic getaway than usual, you might want to take the advice of honeymoonalways.com and book the Shire of Montana Cabin. An underground hobbit house cabin that's been carved into the landscape, it looks like it's been transported straight out of "Lord of the Rings." Fortunately, it's big enough to accommodate more than just hobbits, and is a wonderful place to hole up for a few days of romantic bliss.
2. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby
Names by US News as one of the best hotels in Montana, Triple Creek Ranch offers couples the chance to enjoy an intimate break for two in its wonderfully secluded retreat. Set overlooking the Bitterroot Mountains around 65 miles south of Missoula, it combines rustic elegance with attentive service and a first-rate collection of amenities. The accommodation is made up of a collection of lavishly appointed cabins that come complete with fireplaces, walk-in showers, HD TV, a DVD player, well-stocked fridges, and exquisitely comfortable beds. Thanks to its location, it's ideal for outdoor adventure, with horseback riding, fly fishing, and hiking just a few of the activities on offer. If you prefer a tamer experience, there are wine tastings and dinners at the chef's table to look forward to.
1. Lone Mountain Ranch, Gallatin Gateway
If you're looking for a place to get away from it all and enjoy a few days of glorious seclusion with your partner, you'll struggle to find much better than the Lone Mountain Ranch. Situated in a lush valley in between the peaks of the Montana Rockies, this upscale wilderness resort is wonderfully intimate and cozy. The accommodation comprises of log wood cabins suitable for 1 - 6 people. Each cabin boasts a living area, porch, and fireplace, with some coming with the added benefit of clawfoot tubs, hot tubs, and fully equipped kitchens. Amenities include a rustic pub, a farm-to-table restaurant, and numerous activities, including horseback riding, skiing, massages, yoga, and scenic guided tours of Yellowstone. For honeymooners, there's a special Montana Honeymoon package that includes private dinners, relaxing couple's massages, and more besides.
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