Winter in Western Montana is more than just wintry-weather adventures—it’s time for getting cozy, exploring our welcoming mountain towns, or just snuggling up with a warm blanket, a good book and breathtaking views. Here’s where to find the perfect winter retreat in Glacier Country.

Double Arrow Lodge – Seeley Lake

Adventure is at your doorstep at Double Arrow Lodge, where warm welcomes and western hospitality await. Nestled in the heart of the Seeley Swan Valley, Double Arrow offers a wide variety of lodging options featuring charming antiques, cozy comforters and the splendor of snow-season adventures right outside your door. Spend the day snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing or enjoying a horse drawn sleigh ride—and then warm up by the massive stone fireplace in the Great Room of the resort’s historic main lodge.

Roast marshmallows over a winter campfire at Double Arrow Lodge. Photo: Noah Couser

ABC Acres – Hamilton

This unique permaculture preserve offers a blend of tranquility and agricultural charm. Wake up to an invigorating morning snowshoe adventure in the crisp mountain air with views of the snowcapped Bitterroot and Sapphire mountain ranges, enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets, watch elk and deer grazing in the pastures—all surrounded by the frosted meadows and rolling foothills of the gorgeous Bitterroot Valley. ABC Acres farm stay is more than a winter escape; it’s an immersion into the rustic allure of a working farm in Montana. Choose from four newly built vacation rental homes for your well-earned winter respite.

The Bitterroot River and mountains are your neighbors at ABC Acres.

Switchback Suites – Kalispell

For those who prefer a retreat closer to town, Switchback Suites in historic downtown Kalispell offers walkability to Kalispell restaurants, shops, and arts and culture offerings. This modern, 8-suite boutique hotel also makes the perfect home base for winter activities in the great outdoors surrounding Kalispell. Immerse yourself in the inviting atmosphere of thoughtfully designed accommodations that blend modern conveniences with mountain living.

Switchback Suites is pet-friendly and offers self-check-in. Photo: Switchback Suites

Montana Treehouse Retreat – Columbia Falls

Experience a Glacier getaway up in the trees. Montana Treehouse Retreat is a one-of-a-kind luxury treehouse experience in a winter wonderland setting just outside Glacier National Park. Relax and reconnect with the ones you love, or use this as a home base to explore winter fun in the Flathead Valley or in and around Glacier National Park, including the vibrant small town of Columbia Falls.

Treat yourself with a stay in a gorgeous luxury treehouse. Photo: Montana Treehouse Retreats

Overdale Lodge – Troy

Check in to your own private resort at the Lake House, the Hill House, the Grizzly Cabin and the Lost Horse Cabin—all available for you to relax and unwind at Overdale Lodge. Enjoy the pristine setting of the idyllic timbered-lodge accommodations, including lakefront views, a two-sided fireplace, an entertainment room, stocked bars as well as curated Montana experiences—like farm-to-table culinary creations by chef Maribeth. The quietude of Overdale allows you to really take in the beauty of winter in Western Montana.

The Lodge at Trout Creek 

The Lodge at Trout Creek offers cozy accommodations among a winter woodland setting. This 10,000+ square foot lodge sits on 90 forested acres with a pond and Trout Creek flowing through the property. The lodge contains five private suites, a lookout tower with 360-degree mountain views, a theater room, game room, exercise room, music room with a grand piano and more. Enjoy a romantic getaway for two or a relaxing adventure for the whole family.

You’ll feel like a Snow Queen or King at The Lodge at Trout Creek. Photo: Randy McMillian

Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Ski Center – Olney

Beauty, peace and solitude abound at Dog Creek Lodge, an extraordinary Nordic destination, featuring more than 27 km of groomed trails. Situated on 80 pristine acres, the lodge is surrounded by Stillwater State Forest land and Dog Lake, just a stone’s throw from Whitefish, Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. You’ll find an on-site ski shop, full coffee bar and restaurant. Homemade wood-fired pizzas made from locally sourced ingredients are a lodge specialty.

Whitefish Glacier Vacations

Indulge in the ultimate winter escape with Whitefish Glacier Vacations at their Caribou Run, Moose Trail, Alpine Trail, and Marmot Trail chalets. Each meticulously curated ski-in/ski-out chalet offers a unique haven for relaxation and effortless access to the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort. From carving turns on the mountain to cozy evenings by the crackling fire, your winter getaway with Whitefish Glacier Rentals promises an unforgettable blend of chalet comfort and mountain magic.

Stay in a slope-side chalet on Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo: Whitefish Glacier Rentals

Please note: We ask that all our visitors and residents Recreate Responsibly by being mindful of the following: know before you go; plan ahead; play it safe; leave no trace; tread lightly; and help build an inclusive outdoors.

January 29, 2024

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