Destination guide

Explore Montana from vacation home rentals

There's something about Montana and we just can't put our finger on it. Maybe it's the seemingly huge sky, filled with nothing more than piercing blue, or perhaps it's the towering mountains which descend from snowy peaks to forested foothills. For some, the draw must be the mountain lakes and streams, where they can wade in and try to hook a wild trout. For others, we imagine it will be the pretty red-brick historic towns like Bozeman. Whatever your reason for coming to stay in a Montana vacation rental, you can always expect clean mountain air and unlimited opportunities for outdoor fun.

History

Historic sites near Montana vacation homes

Montana is filled with fascinating historic sites to explore on your trip. Vacation homes can be found near places like Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, a vast park with grassy areas and memorials marking the site of Custer’s Last Stand, and the Roosevelt Arch, a monumental stone arch from 1902 that marks the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. You'll also like Pompeys Pillar National Monument, a rock formation where William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition carved his name and the date.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Montana vacation rentals

Montana's got more museums that you could shake a stick at. If you haven't seen enough animals out in the wild, you could visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, an NPO which looks after bears and wolves that can't survive in the wild. For a little slice of history, you can head to the Museum of the Rockies, an entertaining attraction which houses, among other discoveries, the largest T-Rex skull found yet. If you're staying in a Montana vacation rental with the kids, try taking them to Garnet, a ghost town that hasn't changed since the Gold Rush days.

Activities

Activities near Montana vacation homes

It doesn't matter if you're looking for all-guns-blazing activities or something decidedly more sedate, Montana has got you covered. If you're looking to get that heart pumping, you can hop on rafts to ride down the rapids. Alternatively, you can launch kayaks to glide downstream at your own pace. If you rent a mountain bike, you can hurtle down the mountain trails, or alternatively take a calmer hike along the winding paths to the bottom. If you stay in a lakeside Montana vacation rental, you can throw yourself in to splash around and cool off, or kick back on the banks and cast your fishing line in.

Weather

Climate for your trip to Montana vacation homes

For the best chances of sunny weather, visit between July and August, when the skies are almost always endlessly blue. Families with children on school breaks fill up the Montana vacation rentals early, so don't hang on to book. If you have big plans to hike the Montana trails and you don't have kids in tow, you might want to think about visiting in the shoulder months, when the weather is a little cooler and the routes a little emptier. It's a brave soul who drops into the below-freezing Montana winter, but those who do have a vast wilderness of snow to explore.

Natural features

Tick off your wildlife bucket list in Montana

Spotting the animals that roam the wilds of Montana is simply extraordinary, particularly the bigger beasts. On one day you could be watching herds of bison or buffalo, the next you could be spotting black or grizzly bears. In fact, if you hop on any of the Montana safaris, you're almost guaranteed to spot wild critters. Look out for big horn sheep and goats on the craggy mountains, or the beavers and otters in the woodland streams and rivers. If you listen out at night, you might hear the howl of wolf packs or the call of owls.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Montana

Montana reflects the culinary culture of Rocky Mountain Cuisine. Some distinguishing dishes from the region include Rocky Mountain oysters, bison, and other game meats. Though the cuisine originated as a way to survive long mountain winters, the naturally lean quality of game fits well into the light, healthy fare and farm-to-table tradition of the region. If you want to experience the authentic flavors of the Rocky Mountains, visit a restaurant or eatery near your vacation rental.

Can I find a vacation rental around Montana?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,906 vacation rentals near Montana. From 1,012 Cabins to 2,004 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Montana for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Montana?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Montana. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Glacier National Park: 430 vacation rentals
  • Whitefish: 1,117 vacation rentals
  • West Yellowstone: 492 vacation rentals
  • Bozeman: 347 vacation rentals
  • Big Sky: 1,046 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Montana! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Montana?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Montana:

  • Whitefish: 1,117 rentals
  • West Yellowstone: 492 rentals
  • Bozeman: 347 rentals
  • Big Sky: 1,046 rentals
  • Kalispell: 1,090 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Montana?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Montana are:

  • Glacier Park International Airport (FCA): 1,363 vacation rentals
  • Yellowstone Airport (WYS): 471 vacation rentals
  • Gallatin Field (BZN): 340 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Montana?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Montana. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yellowstone National Park - West Entrance: 679 rentals
  • Yellowstone National Park - North Entrance: 209 rentals
  • Moonlight Basin Ski Area: 763 rentals
  • Meadow Lake Golf Course: 1,215 rentals
  • Montana State University-Bozeman: 210 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Montana listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Montana

Whitefish
1,117 vacation rentals
West Yellowstone
492 vacation rentals
Bozeman
347 vacation rentals
Big Sky
1,046 vacation rentals
Kalispell
1,090 vacation rentals
Missoula
247 vacation rentals
Flathead Lake
736 vacation rentals
Gardiner
232 vacation rentals
Columbia Falls
1,195 vacation rentals
Bigfork
504 vacation rentals
Red Lodge
201 vacation rentals
West Glacier
396 vacation rentals
Livingston
387 vacation rentals
Billings
70 vacation rentals
Helena
75 vacation rentals
Polson
273 vacation rentals
East Glacier Park
1,382 vacation rentals
Hamilton
100 vacation rentals
Lakeside
418 vacation rentals
Seeley Lake
44 vacation rentals