Montana Vacation Rentals: An Introduction
As one of states in the Rocky Mountains region in the US, Montana offers a host of outdoor attractions and recreational activities that would surely make your vacation a memorable one. Montana is often referred to as Big Sky Country because of its big blue skies, making the state a great destination for those who are looking to relax in a nice vacation cabin while being underneath the blue and white canopy of the sky.
Montana has several regions that all serve as great vacation destinations. These regions include Glacier Country, Gold West Country, Russell Country, Yellowstone Country, Missouri River Country and Custer Country. If you would be browsing our Montana vacation rental listings, you can choose from Big Sky vacation rental homes, Glacier National Park vacation cabins, Whitefish vacation homes and other vacation home rentals across the state that should fit your needs and budget.
Located at northern area of Deer Lodge, near Butte and Missoula, the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site serves as the headquarters of a large 19th century cattle empire. Today, it continues to be a working cattle ranch, preserving 90 structures that represent over 125 years of ranching heritage. If you are staying at a Butte vacation rental or a Deer Lodge vacation home, make sure to visit this historic site to learn more about how a cattle ranch works and to participate in some special programs.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail which stretches for about 3,700 miles from Illinois to Oregon passes by Montana as well. There are several Montana attractions and visitor centers that are found here including the Pompeys Pillar National Historic Landmark, the Missouri Headwaters State Park and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center.
Little Bighorn National Monument is a good historical site to visit, particularly if you would be traveling with your children. Here, the whole family can learn more about the Battle of the Little Bighorn that took place in 1876. If you are looking to have a historical and educational trip in Montana, this should definitely be included in your itinerary. Try to look for a Montana vacation home nearby to make sure that you would be able to take your time in exploring not only this attraction but also the other tourist spots in the area.
Bordering Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, Glacier National Park offers a stunning display of all the geological changes which have transformed the landscape of North America during the last billion years. The park has rock formations that date 800 to 1600 million years back when the area was still an inland sea. As you explore the park, you would also be able to see numerous naturally preserved Proterozoic fossils as well as countless glacial features. Aside from the spectacular landscape, the park is also home to many wild creatures, fishes and coniferous trees.
If you are staying at a Northwestern Montana vacation rental, you might want to visit this park to enjoy the beautiful sights and engage in various recreational activities such as biking, boating, camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and skiing or snowshoeing in the winter.
Being the first national park in the world back in 1872, Yellowstone National Park offers plenty of geysers, hot springs and diverse wildlife and plant and tree species. If you are planning to spend a lot of your time at this park, it would be advisable to get a vacation rental home in Gardiner or a Livingston vacation cabin.
Outdoor Recreational Activities
Whether you visit Montana in the summer or winter, you are sure to find numerous activities that you can do to make your trip in this mountainous state a blast. Here are a couple that you should include in your trip schedule.
If you are into water sports, you can try to go whitewater rafting in one of the rivers of Montana, particularly those that are in the western area. You can look for companies that are offering float trips of different distances and difficulty levels while looking for some Montana vacation cabins which are conveniently located near some rivers.
Aside from whitewater rafting, you can also go boating. You can bring along your powerboat, kayak or canoe (or if you do not have one, you can rent one) and look for a lake, stream or river where you can peacefully spend your day. You can choose to stay at a Flathead Lake vacation rental or a Swan Lake vacation home to experience the great outdoors while staying at a comfortable place. Some of the other water sports activities that you can do while staying in Montana include floating and fly fishing.
If you are into spending your trip in the mountains, you could rent a Yellowstone vacation cabin and head off to the mountains. Some of the best mountain adventures that you can do would include hiking, backpacking, climbing, horseback riding and wagon train adventures.
For those who are planning to visit Montana in the winter, you also have a lot to look forward to. Some destinations where you can look for Montana vacation home rentals to enjoy some fun in the snow include Bear Paw, Big Mountain, Big Sky, Black Mountain, Lookout Pass, Maverick Mountain and Lost Trail Powder Mountain. We have plenty of Big Sky vacation rentals and Big Mountain vacation cabins that you might want to consider to enjoy a holiday of skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Visit Montana for Plenty of Fun under the Big Blue Sky
Montana truly offers a beautiful setting for your next holiday. Make sure to check out all the listings we have here for Montana vacation rentals to get the best Montana vacation offers and Montana vacation specials for your traveling needs and budget.