Winter in Western Montana is not only time for adventures in the snow, it’s time for getting cozy. So, grab your skis, your snowshoes, or just a good book; here’s where to find the perfect winter retreat in Glacier Country.

The spa and scenery are sure to relax you at Relics Retreat in Eureka. Photo: Chris McAdams

Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Ski Center – Olney

Beauty, peace and solitude abound at Dog Creek Lodge, one of Montana’s premier Nordic destinations, 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.

ROAM Beyond – Whitefish

Nestled in the woods just outside the charming town of Whitefish, the backcountry, cabin-inspired tiny homes on wheels at ROAM Beyond are ideal for anyone looking to disconnect. Hike into the ROAM site and immerse yourself in snowy adventures, like fat-tire biking, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing, and enjoy the artistically designed, cozy cabin-like feel. Outside, gather beside the crackle of a private bonfire.

Let ROAM Beyond light up your winter. Photo: ROAM Beyond

Northwest Montana Retreat – Troy

Get away from it all off the grid at the cozy and serene Northwest Montana Retreat, a remote haven among majestic, wintry woodland surroundings. This little gem is located just 6 miles from the town of Troy, a sleepy and sweet, charming town in the northwest corner of Montana. Enjoy unique accommodations and intentionally curated Montana experiences, including natural surroundings, nourishing foods, simple luxuries, creativity and beautiful aesthetics. The quiet and untouched essence of the property lets you enjoy the quiet and beauty of winter in Western Montana. Think: nature, candles, firewood, books.

Get off the grid at Northwest Montana Retreat. Photo: Yellow Goat Studio

Bitterroot River Ranch – Darby

Located just 30 minutes from Lost Trail Powder Mountain ski area in the home of television’s popular “Yellowstone” series, Bitterroot River Ranch offers rustic elegance and the perfect winter locale for enjoying all the Bitterroot has to offer. Come experience western hospitality and a peaceful ranch setting with a recently built mountain-style log lodge at this extraordinary B&B with stunning views of the Bitterroot Mountains.

Relics Retreat – Eureka

Wake up your winter with a Montana wellness experience. Relics Retreat lets you stay, play and spa at an authentic Montana lodge with a Euro-Spa next door—true health resort on 30 acres of private wilderness. Immersed in the natural beauty of Montana, this Glacier Country getaway will leave your body, mind, and soul rejuvenated and restored. Enjoy massage, yoga, sound baths and more.

In the Finnish Ruusu “rose” sauna at Relics Retreat, rose quartz crystals are placed above the sauna heater. Photo: Chris McAdams

Montana Treehouse Retreat – Columbia Falls

Experience the gateway to Glacier National Park from up in the trees. Montana Treehouse Retreat is a one-of-a-kind luxury treehouse experience in a winter wonderland setting. Relax and reconnect with the ones you love or use this as a home base to explore winter fun in the Flathead Valley, at Whitefish Mountain Resort or in and around Glacier National Park.

The Lodge at Trout Creek 

Come experience luxury accommodations at the exclusive The Lodge at Trout Creek set in a secluded but not isolated area in the mountains of Western Montana. 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

Sherman Lodge – Kalispell

For those who prefer a retreat closer to town, Sherman Lodge in historic downtown Kalispell offers a newly remodeled boutique hotel and vacation rental under one roof, with a fly shop—True Water—on the first floor. Enjoy walkability to Kalispell restaurants, shops, and arts and culture offerings. This lodge makes the perfect home base for winter activities in the great outdoors surrounding Kalispell.

Each of the rooms at Sherman Lodge has access to a shared common room, equipped with a full kitchen and dining area. Photo: JMK Photography

Please note: We ask that all our visitors and residents Recreate Responsibly by being mindful of the following: practice physical distancing; know before you go; plan ahead; play it safe; leave no trace; tread lightly and build an inclusive outdoors. Travel responsibly by reviewing Western Montana’s COVID-19 information and guidelines at

December 27, 2021

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