Montana Lodging for Bird Watching Vacations


Triple Creek Ranch is a small, intimate resort designed for adults*.  Situated among the towering pines on the side of Trapper Peak, the highest mountain in Western Montana, this unforgettable retreat offers the merging of unmatched natural beauty with the height of comfort and personal service.  From the beautiful, welcoming main lodge, a world-class restaurant and paramount wine cellar, to the deluxe private guest cabins nestled in the trees throughout the property, it's the attention to the smallest details that make the Triple Creek Ranch experience so memorable for our bird watchers and nature lovers.
Triple Creek Ranch  Darby           800-654-2943

The Great Northern Bed & Breakfast invites you to come enjoy the intimacy of a renovated 1909 farm cottage! This cozy one-bedroom retreat welcomes you to Big Sky country and is a short walk from the shops and cafes of downtown Chester. Menus of the Empire Builder and the Western Star, legendary passenger trains of the Great Northern Railway, inspire our breakfast dishes.  We are located eighteen miles north of the Marias River, forty miles south of the Sweetgrass Hills, and 110 miles east of Glacier National Park—the perfect respite as you take in the sweeping views of Montana’s high plains. Birds and wildlife are plentiful in all directions.
Great Northern Bed & Breakfast   Chester           800-544-9936

Swanson Lodge is nestled at the base of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness on a secluded one hundred acres, abundant with wildlife for all you bird watcher's. A wide range of activities are available right here at the lodge. Take a nature walk on the Lodge’s trails or hike to a nearby waterfall. In the winter months when the snow arrives cross country skiing is a dream and the scenery is unbeatable. Each of the 6 rooms has access to wireless internet and a private cabin is also available. Pick fresh fruit in season. Fruit trees surround the garden and border the meadow. Fresh organic vegetables fill the garden in the summer months. Stroll down to the barn and pet the horses. (but don’t take your apples with you!) The lodge and catering service are available for Weddings and Special Events.
Swanson Lodge   Troy        406-295-4555

Just an experience bed & breakfast- A Montana experience of distinction! The finest lodging in Nevada City and one mile from Virginia City. Get away from the crowds for a quiet night's sleep - Summer or Winter! In summer, an easy walk to museums, gold panning, the Steam Railroad and Living History. In winter bring your snowshoes, X-country skiis, Snowmobile - or just a good book/movie - time to relax, renew, enjoy the hot tub and get away from everyday stress! Families will find room to play games, relax and socialize. Let us host your next reunion - we offer outdoor seating, canopies with walls and plenty of parking. Also, dinners are a specialty - ask about our select menu's and enjoy an unhurried, relaxing dinner. (additional fee for this service) Added amenities are a hot tub, mountain scenery, seasonal activities (from live theater entertainment, museums, bird watching, groomed snow trails, ATV trails/roads) AND personable hosts. THIS is MONTANA - join us for a special stay.
Just an experience bed & breakfast   Virginia City           866-664-0424

It is the perfect mountain retreat—offering comfort, rustic elegance, delicious food, and lots of pampering. Cabin Creek Landing Bed & Breakfast is ideally located for people to take advantage of a wide variety of activities. For the water enthusiast, we are only minutes away from the stunning crystal clear Bitterroot Lake. Bitterroot Lake is known for its pure water, fishing, boating, and water sports. If you are the rugged outdoors type, you will be impressed with the entire area for several reasons; it is a hunter’s paradise, and is filled with pristine trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching and walking. The fact that it is situated on a private airport makes it unique for everyone, especially private pilots who can fly their plane directly to our front door, park it in the provided tie-down area, and come on in ready to be indulged. We are within close proximity to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, and a handful of national wilderness areas. The B&B is surrounded by 71/2 acres that are available to our guests for group gatherings, yard games, airplane watching, and more. Included with the property is a creek that can be used for fishing, picnicking, or simply sitting and relaxing with a great book.
Cabin Creek Landing Bed & Breakfast   Marion          460-854-2126

Welcome to Elijah's Rest, located in the scenic Ruby Valley of southwestern Montana. We invite you to be our guest and enjoy all the adventure and beauty that make our valley unique. Whether fishing on world class fly fishing rivers, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, or just taking in the breathtaking views of majestic mountain ranges, this will be a vacation you'll never forget. Elijah's Rest is a cabin and breakfast business offering you competitively priced accommodations. Individual cabins include full private baths and a private porch to view the surrounding mountains in a relaxed atmosphere. We are located just minutes north of historic Virginia City and Yellowstone National Park is a pleasant ninety-minute drive. Other exciting area destinations include the Lewis and Clark Caverns and Historic Bannack. A local bird watching enthusiast is willing to take guests on bird walks in the local area to see some of the many bird species common to SW MT.  Bird species include McCown's longspur, yellow headed blackbird, white throated swift, rock wren, golden eagle, prairie Falcon, Swainson's hawk and Wilson's snipe. Please contact us if you are interested in a guided experience.
Elijah's Rest   Laurin      406-842-7295

Nestled amongst tourist friendly communities amid spectacular scenery, bird watching, hiking, hunting, fly fishing, golfing, and biking, sits Time After Time Bed & Breakfast. An enchanting little Bed & Breakfast you won’t want to miss. Enjoy the peace and quiet of our secluded park-like grounds. Observe the wildlife as you walk thru our woods on picturesque pathways. Practice fly casting on our own small pond, or fish the Bitterroot River. In the common area read a book, play the piano, enjoy great conversations or sit and listen to the tick-tock of the many wonderful clocks. In addition to the main entrance all rooms have private garden doors. Come!  Enjoy the privacy of your bed-sitting room, or socialize in the common area.  Whether you are traveling for Business or Pleasure.  Time After Time would be honored to have you as our guest. We are located near the Lee Metcalf wildlife refuge for great bird watching, observe the many variety of birds as you walk thru our woods on picturesque pathways.
Time After Time Bed & Breakfast    Victor       888-642-3258

Nestled in the Ninemile Valley less than an hour from Missoula, Montana you'll find the perfect retreat from your hectic daily life. Situated on 100 private acres in a beautiful mountain setting, the Running Horse Inn offers you many opportunities for relaxation and quiet adventure. It's easy here to settle back with a good book, or discover the richness of the outdoors. We are located near the Lee Metcalf wildlife refuge for great bird watching, observe the many variety of birds as you walk thru our woods on picturesque pathways. Nature or Nurture - enter the tranquil world of the Running Horse Inn, offering the ultimate in privacy and comfort while enjoying nature's beauty. Beautiful views, comfortable beds, private baths, and many special touches tell you that you are a welcome and special guest. Ignite or rekindle romance in one of our spacious and well-appointed guest rooms. Your room at the inn was planned with all your comforts in mind. Besides a breath of fresh air, the Running Horse Inn has an abundance of year-round activities for your enjoyment. 
Running Horse Inn   Huson         402-626-0040

At Backwoods Bunkhouse Vacation Rental, we strive to give you the experience you want.  This two-story home is located ten miles off I-90 on dirt road and is just fifteen miles northwest of Butte, Montana.  Completely surrounded by natural forest, we also offer the newest technologies. Surrounded by Deer Lodge National Forest with Browns Gulch creek just across the dirt road, there are unlimited outdoor activities just out the backdoor. Hiking, bird watching, walking, four wheel riding, fishing and many other activities are available without ever have to leave the ranch.  Browns Gulch Creek offers a great opportunity for kids or kids at heart go fishing for brook trout.  While hiking, walking, four-wheeling on our many trails or simply relaxing on the deck, wildlife of different sorts can be seen.  Elk, deer, wild turkeys, moose, beaver and many other species reside in this area.
Backwoods Bunkhouse  Butte           406-782-5108

Enjoy the quiet charms of a bygone era, with all the modern convenience and elegance of one of Montana's premier Bed and Breakfasts at the historic Stone School Inn Bed & Breakfast in Valier, Montana. Valier is an excellent place to stay, whether it is your destination, or you're just passing through, located conveniently between Great Falls and Glacier National Park. The area is a natural Mecca for boaters, naturalists, bird watchers, hunters, fishermen, and those who simply enjoy the glory of the Rocky Mountain Front and the great outdoors. Lake Frances is well known for its year-round walleye, pike, perch fishing, and annual fishing derbies. Water sports such as wind surfing, water-skiing, and swimming are also popular. The Lake Frances camp ground has a public playground and a dump station. Winters make the lake into a huge ice skating arena. Just west of Valier on Birch Creek, Swift Dam, is a beautiful place for bird watching, hiking, fishing, and enjoying an afternoon of beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Stone School Inn Bed & Breakfast  Valier          406-279-3796

Do you dream of discovering the soul of the American West? Are you looking for a personal sanctuary? Either way, the Stonehouse is your journey's end. We’re on the historic main street of a 125-year-old mining town, at 5300 feet elevation. Here, you'll find comfort, hospitality, and undisturbed historical treasures surrounded by natural beauty. Inspired by historic lodgings in France, The Stone House is welcoming and affordable--perfect for wanderers and wonderers of every stripe. If you've got a yearning for a hearty breakfast, the Silver Saddle cafe is conveniently located right down the street. Follow the creeks into the nearby mountains and you'll find treasure wherever you look, from stunning natural vistas to old mining camps, plenty of places for bird watching, hiking and sightseeing. Stroll around town and marvel at buildings that are only a few decades younger than the civil war. And if you just want to sit back and do nothing, we've got that too.
Stonehouse  Basin         406-225-3525
   
The Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge offers Bigfork lodging and Glacier National Park lodging with easy access to Kalispell, Whitefish, and all of Flathead Valley. We are a four season destination with each season offering a new adventure with an ever changing spectacular panoramic views of Flathead Lake. Whatever your pleasure - from cross-country skiing to shopping, snowmobiling to fishing, boating to picnicking, hiking and bird watching to golfing - you will find it all close to the Mountain Lake Lodge. We have 30 spacious romantic fireplace suites, two restaurants, outdoor hot tub and accomodate groups for meetings, receptions and reunions. We are located 5 miles South of Bigfork on Montana Hwy 35 in Woods Bay.
Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge  Bigfork        406-837-3800
  
In the heart of America's greatest outdoor recreational region, Good Medicine Lodge is only a few turns from Whitefish Mountain Resort, a short hike from Glacier Park, a paddle away from Whitefish River and Whitefish Lake, and a nine iron from the Flathead Valley's numerous golf courses. Our six spacious rooms and three suites, most with balconies and mountain views, have private baths, vaulted wood ceilings and custom made lodgepole or iron beds. Good Medicine Lodge is built of cedar timbers and has a perfect balance of elegance and warmth. Tastefully decorated in a western motif that is exquisite and welcoming without reflecting pretense, the roomy interiors are punctuated by crackling fireplaces and solid wood furnishings with fabrics influenced by Native American textiles. We are happy to share hiking, skiing, bird watching and dining suggestions with guests and we will pass on golf and fly-fishing tips gleaned from others.

Good Medicine Lodge  Whitefish        800-860-5488

Welcome to the Candlewycke Inn in Bigfork Montana where Flathead Lake begins. We've been compared to the Select Registry Inns which are the finest Inns in the world.  We are open year round, with an escape from your busy lives during any season. Country, folk-art theme decorated rooms create a warm and inviting atmosphere. This majestic, lodge style home has been chosen by Frommer’s Travel Guide as the "Star Find" in Bigfork, Montana.  Candlewycke  Inn is secluded on 10 wooded acres just minutes away from the quaint Village of Bigfork,  Flathead Lake, and Jewel Basin hiking.  West Glacier in Glacier National Park which is only 45 minutes from the Inn, the Bob Marshall and the Swan Wilderness areas are full of wildlife and offer endless  opportunities for great bird watching in the area during anytime of the year.
Candlewycke Inn   Bigfork       888-617-8805           

Nestled on the mountainside among majestic ponderosa pines and meditative water gardens, this Missoula bed and breakfast, creates a wonderfully tranquil romantic getaway just minutes away from Missoula's business, sporting and cultural centers. The Inn and gardens offer a breathtaking, birds-eye view of the Bitterroot River, surrounding mountains and valley below. Because our Blue Mountain Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located between Missoula and Lolo, you will find opportunities from theater and fine dining to nature hikes, geocaching, horseback riding, bird watching, river rafting, fishing, hiking and hunting within minutes of our lodging facility. The Bison Range, Flathead Lake, Glacier National Park, and several prominent ghost towns, battlefield sites and nature preserves are within a half an hour to a short day's drive away from our bed and breakfast.
Blue Mountain Bed & Breakfast   Missoula              877-251-4457  

The historic Kalispell Grand Hotel, serving visitors to Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley since 1912. Bed and Breakfast hospitality best describes this hotel’s accommodating atmosphere.  The Kalispell Grand Hotel is a great place to stay – for you and your pet. Your stay at the Kalispell Grand Hotel puts you in the heart of Kalispell’s historic district – an easy walk to outstanding Museums including the Conrad Mansion, Hockaday Museum of Art and the History Museum at Central School - while close to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resorts, and some of the most spectacular golf courses in Northwest Montana. No matter what outdoor activity you choose in the magnificent Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana – bird watching, golfing, fishing, fly fishing, hiking, biking, – it’s all easy to get to from the Kalispell Grand Hotel.
Kalispell Grand Hotel   Kalispell             800-858-7422

Known for our year-round outstanding hospitality, clean and comfortable cabins & lodge rooms, continental breakfasts and affordable lodging rates, the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins is situated in a spectacular scenic mountain valley in the midst of the Montana Rockies. The Historic Tamarack Lodge is truly a four-season destination and offers--within a five-mile radius--an array of activities appealing to all ages and a wide range of interests. The Flathead National Forest lies right outside our back door providing miles of trails for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers and ample opportunities for bird watching, fishing and hunting. Hiking is always available and nearby Kalispell, Whitefish and Bigfork have plenty of boutiques and antique shops. In the summer months, there are ample opportunities for water sports whether touring the Flathead Lake, rafting on the rivers or shooting down the slides at the nearby Big Sky Water Park. Located just minutes outside of the west entrance to the Glacier National Park, the Flathead National Forest is in our backyard and we are a convenient drive to nearby Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Lakeside, Kalispell, Whitefish and West Glacier, Montana.
Historic Tamarack Lodge   Horse Hungry           877-387-4420      

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