Unique Lodging for Fall Getaways

Cabins in Silver Gate, Montana Photo by Enchanted Forest

We are fortunate in Montana’s Yellowstone Country to have a wide variety of lodging options in our region —everything from easily recognizable national brands to guest ranches, lodges and bed and breakfasts. We also have a significant number of unique lodging properties. The kind of place you don’t run across often, and when you do, it makes for a memorable stay.

For instance, the lodging at Greycliff Mill is a combination of cozy cabins, and renovated grain silos. Tucked up under the Grey Cliffs just outside of Big Timber, with stunning views of the Crazy Mountain Range, you’ll love this little getaway. Watch the schedule for their monthly dinners and get ready to be wowed.

You may have noticed the growing trend of renovating retro motor lodges into boutique hotels. RSVP in Bozeman was one of the first to do it in our region. Formerly the Rainbow Motel, this little motor inn is now an upscale destination complete with champagne upon arrival, cozy robes, complimentary bikes and a great little eatery for breakfast and lunch, The Farmer’s Daughters.

The Sapphire Motel is another recently renovated motor inn. Located just three blocks from downtown Bozeman, this stylish motel has competitive rates and various room configurations, including kitchenettes and family rooms with multiple beds.


Sacajawea Hotel, Three Forks, Jonathan Finch Sacajawea Hotel, Three Forks, Photo by Jonathan Finch

Down the road in Three Forks, Montana, the Sacajawea Hotel is the place to stay. This historic inn features a huge wrap-around porch, casual and fine dining restaurants, elegantly renovated rooms and private cottages, perfect for a romantic getaway.

In West Yellowstone, the 1872 Inn offers an adult-exclusive mountain boutique hotel experience. Their tastefully appointed lodge-style rooms are a great place to unwind after exploring Yellowstone.

The late Anthony Bourdain loved The Murray Hotel in Livingston, “I wake up in a lot of hotels, so I am fiercely loyal to the ones I love. A hotel where I know immediately where I am when I open my eyes in the morning is a rare joy. Here are some of my favorites.” He then went on to include The Murray in an esteemed list of his favorite hotels from around the world.

Silver Gate Lodging, in Silver Gate, Montana, is the place to go if you want to unplug, unwind and remember what it feels like to be peaceful. These cozy cabins are rustic but clean, and the location can’t be beat if you’re looking to explore the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone, the Beartooth Highway or the mountains surrounding town.


The Grand Hotel & Restaurant, Big Timber, Garret Smith The Grand Hotel & Restaurant, Big Timber, Photo by Garret Smith

The Grand Hotel, established in 1890, is a treat in Big Timber. The turn-of-the-century rooms give you the feel of a mining town. Plus, they have a casual bar, restaurant and a formal dining room with a great selection of steaks, pasta, seafood and cocktails!

You can find more lodging options on our website.