Missoula, MT, USA

Missoula, MT, USA

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What is the best area to stay when traveling to Missoula?

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

  • Riverfront: 83 vacation rentals
  • Heart of Missoula: 78 vacation rentals
  • University District: 86 vacation rentals
  • Lower Rattlesnake: 85 vacation rentals
  • Upper Rattlesnake: 33 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Missoula?

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

  • Montana Snowbowl Ski Area: 153 vacation rentals
  • Wilma Theatre: 158 vacation rentals
  • University of Montana: 159 vacation rentals
  • Splash Montana: 159 vacation rentals
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: 157 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Missoula listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I find a vacation rental with suitable for kids in Missoula?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with suitable for kids among our 146 vacation rentals with suitable for kids available in Missoula. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Don’t miss a visit to Missoula

    Missoula, tucked away in the heart of the northern Rocky Mountains at the western edge of Montana, is home to the University of Montana, and surrounded by the kind of big Montana vistas other states can only dream of. As well as the university, its associated cultural events, and the Montana Technology Enterprise Center, the city buzzes with cultural events, family-run restaurants, concerts, craft breweries, festivals, and farmers’ markets. Choose a Missoula vacation rental in the historic heart of downtown, or in the beautiful mountain environs, and enjoy a vacation of culture, history, and outdoor fun.

    Winter sports and summer fun in Missoula

    Missoula has many miles of trails within the city, while thousands more miles of hiking and biking trails meander across the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys and the nearby Big Mountain and Mission Mountains region. In winter, this area is smothered in a sparkling blanket of white snow, becoming a winter sports paradise for skiers and snowboarders, as well as offering activities such as dog sledding and ice fishing. Missoula’s buzzing independent bars and restaurants, local craft breweries, and wineries make for the perfect après-ski.

    Missoula art and history

    From your Missoula vacation rental, a walking tour of downtown Missoula will uncover many historic buildings amongst the boutique shops and restaurants. One is the Missoula Museum of Art, set within the old Carnegie Library, and showcasing a wide variety of masterpieces. Art aficionados will also enjoy the University’s Montana Museum of Art and Culture. Meanwhile, history buffs shouldn’t miss the historic Fort Missoula, which evokes the days of the frontier and features railroad machinery and the city’s historical museum. Or, for a more family-friendly excursion, make a trip to Garnet Ghost Town – a fascinating abandoned mining village about 30 miles east of Missoula.

    Snowy winters, sunny summers

    Missoula enjoys cold and moderately snowy winters. With the Snowbowl ski and snowboard area just minutes from downtown Missoula, the winter powder attracts many winter-sports fans to Missoula vacation rentals during the winter months. More skiing and advanced runs can be found at the Discovery Ski Area, around 90 minutes from town. Missoula summers are typically warm and sunny, with short, crisp springs and falls in between. In summer, the River City Roots Festival attracts many visitors to town each August with a fun and vibrant mix of music, beer, food, and art.

    The rivers run through Missoula

    Missoula sits close to the confluence of three rivers – the Clark Fork, Bitterroot, and Blackfoot – providing great opportunities for rafting, fishing, and other water sports. The crystal-clear waters of nearby Flathead Lake attract kayakers, birdwatchers, and swimmers, drawn by the spectacular mountain vistas around this sparkling stretch of water. Or, travel around an hour north of Missoula to reach the National Bison Range, a wildlife reserve connected to the Mission Mountain Range. It has a visitor center and scenic roads though the buffalo grass and ponderosa pine with viewing areas to spot bison and the other species, such as cayote, black bear, elk, and bighorn sheep, that inhabit the range.