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Exterior of the Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort

If the first thing you think of when you think of Montana is Glacier National Park, it’s okay; you’re not alone. Big Sky Country is a lot of things, and Glacier is certainly one of them. But beyond that, Montana is full of incredible public lands, fly fishing, hiking, ski slopes, and all kinds of incredible wonders for the indoorsy and outdoorsy alike.

While Montana can be terrific for roughin’ it in nature, some folks prefer the comfort of a cozy bed. From mountainside cabins to luxury resorts, Montana’s got them all. You can cook your own meals or enjoy a fine dining restaurant; the sky truly is the limit.

Obviously, there are a lot of hotels in Montana. But don’t worry; we’ve nailed down some of the best hotels and even some fabulous rentals to cover your bases.


Rank Location Top Hotel/Resort Average Price Per Night Specialty
1 Bozeman The LARK $150 City Center, Close to Universities
2 Big Sky Montage Big Sky $500 Skiing, Mountain View
3 Great Falls Historic Hotel Arvon $200 Historic Hotel, Bar, Walkable Location
4 West Glacier Great Northern Resort $180 Train Car Cafe, Cabin-Style, Near Glacier National Park
5 Darby Triple Creek Ranch $1800 All-Inclusive, Outdoor Activities

Top Places to Stay in Montana

1. Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Exterior of the Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort
Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort /

Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937

Picture this: Whitefish Mountain shrouded in snow, warm beverage in hand, relaxing after a much-needed massage. All of that and more is possible at the Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort. This enchanting mountainside cabin lodge is an incredible getaway option for a stay in Montana without breaking the bank.

Among the room types at Kandahar is the Kitchen Loft, which has two lofted double beds above a sitting area with a full kitchen. The lodge has access to multiple ski slopes, a hot tub, a full-service spa, board games to borrow, and tons of incredible views.


  • Spacious rooms
  • Hot tub and spa
  • Ski out access
  • Mountain and garden views
  • Free wifi


  • Some rooms may be outdated

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2. Flathead Lake Resort

Inside guest cabin at Flathead Lake ResortInside guest cabin at Flathead Lake Resort
Flathead Lake Resort /

Address: 14871 Montana Hwy 35, Bigfork, MT 59911

Although the picturesque cabins at Flathead Lake Resort will beguile you any time of year, the warmer months are…

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