We’re going to kick off this list with a destination that is authentic, warm, and elegant. You’ll find Good Medicine Lodge minutes from Whitefish Lake and only six miles from Big Mountain Resort.
Here, in the heart of America’s outdoor recreational region, you will discover a real Montana experience and a location-inspired ambience. The interior of Good Medicine Lodge is tastefully decorated in a Western motif, with Native American textiles, solid wood furnishings, and crackling fireplaces. It doesn’t matter when you decide to visit, you’ll find the lodge’s accommodations to be cozy and welcoming. Choose from six spacious rooms or three luxurious suites, most of which have private baths, vaulted wood ceilings, and balconies so you can enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. Get a good night of sleep on a custom-made lodge pole or iron bed, then wake up to a delicious full breakfast served each morning. Spend your day however you’d like. You’ll be surrounded by an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in Whitefish and in Glacier National Park- only 25 miles from Good Medicine Lodge. But if you’re on a relaxing vacation or romantic escape and just want to kick back, you can do that as well. The lodge has great amenities like a deck and hot tub with Big Mountain views, a guest bar, and a TV room/library. As an added bonus, Good Medicine Lodge is home to an award-winning kitchen that serves delicious fare. Come discover all of the reasons why this cozy lodge has been recognized by USA Today and National Geographic Traveler!
537 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937
USA Today recognized Good Medicine Lodge as one of "10 Great Places" to settle into for viewing fall colors and the lodge also made Travel America Magazine's list of the "10 Most Romantic Inns."
Related Onsite Offerings
The lodge offers romance and ski packages!
At Timber Wolf Resort, located on 20 acres only nine miles from Glacier National Park, you can choose to from fifteen cozy cabins featuring bunk beds built from Montana pine. And you can pick a cabin with bedding provided, or you can even bring your own if you want to!
Timber Wolf Resort offers some of the best lodging in the Glacier area. The secluded location, perfect for enjoying the quiet moments of beauty in nature, is also close to some of the other attractions of the area as well. Of course there's Glacier National Park to explore, too. With it's towering, glacier carved valleys and rugged landscapes, the incredible wildlife, and outdoor activities, it's the ideal destination for fun and adventure. Keep your eye out for elk, deer, black bears and grizzly bears, and indulge in great hiking, biking, kayaking, and more. At Timber Wolf Resort, you're also in perfect spot to enjoy some of the historic mountains towns in the are, and spend an afternoon exploring the quaint and sleepy main streets of small communities that call the breathtaking beauty home!
9105 US Highway 2 East Hungry Horse, Montana 59919
The biggest highlight is obviously Glacier National Park, and all that goes with it, but make sure to discover the flavor of the small mountains as well!
No trip to the mountains is complete without a few hiking trips. And at Timber Wolf Resort you'll find plenty of opportunities to explore the area, on foot, on bike, or across the area's lakes!
This is truly a bed and breakfast that goes above and beyond the tradition and usual comforts! Come discover everything that sets Bear Creek Ranch apart from the surrounding area's accommodations.
Kick off every morning at Bear Creek Ranch with a scrumptious breakfast before heading out into the blissful Montana open air for an exciting adventure. Horseback riding, fishing, and Glacier National Park tours are all available upon your request. The lodge is filled with all the comforts of home including board games, wood burning fireplace and a bar! You'll feel right at ease at Bear Creek Ranch! Come discover why guests love coming back again and again.
Mile Marker 192, Highway 2 East Glacier Park, Montana 59434
The Rocky Mountains are the kings of this location. The area boasts more than 150 peaks of over 8,000 ft. Rare air indeed.
Experience all the best of the West with activities that range from horseback riding, fishing, cattle drives and float trips!
It’s time to leave Whitefish and travel south to Columbia Falls we’re you’ll find Bad Rock Bed & Breakfast, a quiet destination far from the noise of traffic and railroads.
Bad Rock & Breakfast has great amenities that may surprise you, considering it is a small inn with only eight guest rooms. Your kids will love Bad Rock’s game room with air hockey, darts, and a large pool table. The game room also has a full kitchen and laundry area for guests to use. Cook your own meals and save money on the price of constantly eating out on your vacation. Have breakfast at the award-winning Bad Rock Bed & Breakfast Inn, which serves up all of your favorites like waffles and eggs, but also a few local dishes like Montana Potato Pie. Outside the inn you’ll find fun games like horseshoes, volleyball, and badminton. Plus a fire pit for roasting marshmallows under the starry Montana sky. And you’ll be only 20 minutes from Glacier National Park! After a long day of exploration and adventure, come back to your beautiful guest room. The Main House has three unique suites with private baths and spectacular views. You can also stay in one of the Junction Rooms located in Bad Rock’s three cabins that are behind the Main House. Every Junction Room has handcrafted custom furniture, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and gas log fireplace. There are different room types available so you’ll find the perfect accommodations. Fall in love with this quiet Montana destination!
480 Bad Rock Drive, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Related Onsite Offerings
Bad Rock loans out alpine and down hill ski equipment, snow shoes, kayaks and bicycles.
Bad Rock was named to the "Twelve Top Inns in the US and Mexico" by Country Inns magazine.
Warm atmosphere, great food, and fantastic views characterize our No. 5 destination– the beautiful Master Suite Bed and Breakfast near Kalispell. Guests of this bed and breakfast rave about their elegant accommodations, and it’s no surprise. Here, a spectacular Montana vacation has truly been “Mastered.”
Just so we’re clear, The Master Suite Bed and Breakfast is a private inn for two people, but it’s far from small. You and your loved one will enjoy 15 acres of outdoor privacy all to yourselves, along with having direct access to over a thousand acres of public hiking and biking trails. Inside, you’ll enjoy 1,500 square feet of living space. Amenities include luxurious linens and spa robes, a flat screen TV in the bedroom, a living room with leather sofas and large screen TV with DVD player, and a full kitchen area. You will also discover a private outdoor patio and fire pit, plus the best amenity of all– million dollar views of Glacier National Park and the surrounding Flathead Valley. Each morning, your hosts will prepare a fresh gourmet breakfast using local, organic ingredients whenever possible. Start your day with a delicious meal then set off on a horseback ride, fly fishing trip, or golf outing. Escape from the hectic pace of your everyday life at The Master Suite Bed and Breakfast!
354 Browns Road, Kalispell, MT 59901
The Master Suite has a table tennis room!
The Master Suite is only a 20 minute drive from Glacier International Airport.
After our stop in Kalispell, we’re going to keep traveling south to Big Fork, a town that’s situated right on Flathead Lake. This is where we’ll find our No. 6 choice, Candlewycke Inn.
When you stay at this cozy year-round inn, you’ll be conveniently located to all of the area’s best attractions and activities. And since you can stay at Candlewycke Inn during any season, it’s an ideal home base from which you can explore. In the winter months, go cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or downhill skiing at Big Mountain Ski Resort. If you’re looking for a unique adventure, give dog sledding a try. The warm summer months are great for hiking on the Swan River nature trail, fly fishing, golfing, or wandering around the quaint village of Bigfork. In each room at Candlewycke Inn, you’ll find handmade quilts, irreplaceable antiques, and unique furnishings. Travelers should note that the inn doesn’t have rollaway beds and isn’t the most conducive place for young children. However, for vacationing couples it’s a magnificent place where you’ll find true rest and relaxation. The two Deluxe King Rooms feature new whirlpool tubs and plush spa robes. And every morning you can wake up to a freshly prepared, full nutritional breakfast. Experience a stay unlike any other at Candlewycke Inn!
311 Aero Lane, Bigfork, Montana 59911
Candlewycke Inn is unique decorated with irreplaceable quilts and antiques, creating a warm, unique stay. But it should be noted that this inn is not conducive for young children.
Private catered parties are available in the off season, September 15th - May 15th.
Coming in at No. 7 is Swan Hill Bed and Breakfast, a quaint destination near Polson, Montana. The inn overlooks Flathead Lake and offers breathtaking views of the Big Sky horizon.
Swan Hill Bed and Breakfast is a five-bedroom inn set on 12 acres in the evergreen woodlands of the Montana Mission Mountains. It is centrally located between Kalispell and Missoula, creating the perfect basecamp for day trips throughout the region. You’ll find no shortage of things to do here. In fact, you can find at least 101 things to do in Glacier County. If you’d rather stay back at the inn and relax, enjoy their indoor heated pool and sauna. Swan Hill also has kayaks, a paddle boat, and a boat dock for guests to use. You don’t have to go far to enjoy Flathead Lake! And around the inn you’ll find walking trails that lead all the way to the water’s edge. Swan Hill’s five rooms are each uniquely decorated to reflect their name. The Glacier Room has a queen bed, panoramic views of the lake and mountains, and décor that reflects Glacier National Park. This room has an adjoining room, making it great for families. Their Yellowstone Room will add a lodge-style feel to your vacation and features a private bathroom and a large picture window. All rooms at the inn have comfortable queen beds, bathrobes, and organic soaps. In the mornings, watch the sun rise over Polson Bay then delight in a hot breakfast prepared with the finest local ingredients. At Swan Hill Bed and Breakfast, you will experience the perfect blend of southern hospitality and northwestern comfort!
39407 Kings Point Road, Polson, Montana 59860
The inn also has the Swan Hill Lake Cabin, a private one-bedroom cabin with fully-stocked kitchen, separate living room, and large redwood deck.
The Polson Farmers' Market is Montana's oldest long running market at the south foot of Flathead Lake.
As we near the end of our list, we wanted to be sure to introduce you to a wonderful bed and breakfast in Missoula, also known as The Garden City.
Our No. 8 destination is none other than Blossom’s Bed and Breakfast, a beautifully restored 1910 craftsman style home featuring four vibrant guest rooms. Every room has a LCD TV with DVD, private bathrooms, and a top quality memory foam mattress. Added luxuries include plush spa bathrobes, Shi Kai natural spa amenities, and central air. At Blossom’s Bed and Breakfast, guests will find many amenities included with their stay like a refrigerator with complimentary beverages, a Billiard Table, and a complimentary DVD library. Not to mention, you can start every morning with a delicious two-course gourmet breakfast featuring local and organic fare. Outside Blossom’s, you will be able to enjoy their beautiful perennial gardens and pond with fountain. If you feel like exploring Missoula, the inn has bicycles available. But if you’d rather just stay in and relax, grab a book or magazine and cozy up to the fireplace in their large living room. We promise that after you stay at Blossom’s Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be planning your next stay before you even leave!
1114 Poplar St., Missoula, MT 59802
Your hosts, Blossom and Troy, have lived in Missoula for almost 30 years and know the town and the surrounding areas very well. They're happy to make recommendations for a fun and enjoyable stay.
We’re going to jump north back towards Whitefish and introduce you to our No. 9 destination, Julie’s Country Manor, located between Whitefish and Kalispell.
You’ll only be minutes from Glacier National Park, but you won’t have to leave the property to see wildlife. Julie’s Country Manor sits among the trees away from the road, so deer come to graze in the evening and you can watch them from the inn’s veranda. How’s that for a pure country setting? Julie’s Country Manor is a peaceful, tranquil destination that offers guests well-appointed rooms with country quilts, soft blankets, and handmade furniture. Each room has a luxurious private bath with jetted tubs and double pedestal sinks. You’ll also find a wealth of modern amenities like a TV and DVD player and wireless Internet. In the morning, feast on Julie’s specialties like stuffed French toast and extra special quiches. She also serves gourmet teas and coffee so you’ll start your day off right and be ready to explore! Take a leisurely drive or bike ride to the quaint town of Whitefish, which is just three miles from the manor. Or set off for Glacier National Park for a day full of outdoor recreation. In the winter months, enjoy the area’s best skiing at Big Mountain Ski Resort, one of the largest in North America. Julie’s Country Manor is truly “elegance in a country setting.” Join them on your next Montana vacation!
1065 K M Ranch Road, Whitefish, MT 59937
Julie's Country Manor is open year-round!
Plan on a scenic 20 minutes drive to the manor after you arrive from the Amtrak or at the Glacier International Airport.
Hungry Horse, Montana
CALL DIRECT: +1 (406) 387 - 5099
Thanks for sticking with us as we traveled around Montana’s Glacier Country. We will now leave you with a bed and breakfast that is about as close to Glacier National Park as you’re going to get. Rounding out our list is Glacier Park Inn Bed and Breakfast, just nine miles from the park on the banks of Flathead Lake!
The first thing you’ll notice about this inn is it’s unique shape. The newly remodeled property is an octagon shaped home featuring five bedrooms and five bathrooms with breathtaking views. There is a huge wrap-around deck that overlooks the middlefork of the Flathead River and guests will have wonderful views of the pristine wilderness. You’ll have the chance to see elk, deer, Big Horn sheep, wolves, and even Grizzly Bears. The inn is more than willing to educate and inform you on the fragile and unique ecosystem that surrounds you, allowing you to make the most of your Montana vacation. Get out and breathe the fresh air as you go whitewater rafting or fly fishing in the crystal clear rivers. If you’d rather enjoy the view from a car, drive on The Going to the Sun Highway and make your way over the Continental Drive through the park. For a real adventure, horseback rides and helicopter tours are offered in the area. The rooms at Glacier Park Inn Bed and Breakfast are comfortable, cozy, and reflect the Montana landscape. The inn has two large living areas, one downstairs and one upstairs. The upstairs living area features 20-foot cathedral ceilings, a library, and a wood stove. We encourage you to come experience Glacier Park Inn’s unique accommodations and wonderful location. We promise you will love every minute of your stay!
9128 Highway 2 E, Hungry Horse, MT 59919
Your hosts, Mike and Mary, are deeply connected to the area and will provide you with any information you may need during your stay.
This area of Northwest Montana is one of the last remaining pristine wilderness areas in the lower 48 states where all the original predator species are still found.
We like Whitefish so much, we’re going to stick around and take you to our next destination and No. 3 choice, Hidden Moose Lodge. This unique lodge reflects Montana’s rustic and rugged history, yet offers modern amenities for your comfort and convenience.
Hidden Moose Lodge can be described as “upscale rustic.” Their guest rooms each feature a different “Montana” theme, with handcrafted log or iron beds, local artwork, and Western-style décor. Each room has Cable TV and DVD player, a mini-fridge, and a deck overlooking a terraced rock garden. Choose from a Lodge Room or Deluxe Jacuzzi Room, which have private bathrooms. If you’re looking for more space, stay in the lodge’s Western Suite or Big Sky Suite, featuring King size beds and private Jacuzzi tubs. The Big Sky Suite is great for families and has ample seating room, wood burning fireplace, and a circular hickory table with seating for four. Any room at Hidden Moose Lodge is sure to feel like your cozy home away from home in Montana. When you’re not in your room, relax with a glass of wine in the lodge’s immaculate Great Room, with a 20-foot high river rock fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Large picture windows over look a cascading waterfall and the beautiful wooded hillside. Get some fresh air on the lodge’s back deck, which also has a fireplace and an antique bar. Sooth sore muscles in the outdoor hot tub, surrounded by tall pine trees. And when it’s time to explore your surroundings, you’ll find that Glacier National Park, The Big Mountain Ski & Summer Resort, Whitefish Lake, and Flathead Lake are all nearby!
1735 E. Lakeshore Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937
Located 45 minutes from the lodge, Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in the Western U.S.
Glacier National Park is dubbed the “Crown of the Continent” and is just 26 miles from Hidden Moose Lodge.