Great Lodging and Places to Explore in Southwest Montana's "Big Sky Country"

We work with some of the premiere lodging providers in Southwest Montana to help provide you a fully inclusive and memorable experience. If you have questions about creating your complete adventure experience, then give us a call, we will be happy to book your entire trip for you.

Below is a list of our favorite places to stay and explore. Before long you’ll find yourself doing our favorite “Miles of Smiles”!!

Dillon, Jackson, and Polaris, MT

Jackson Hot Springs

Jackson Hot Springs Lodge has the authentic western ambiance you will thoroughly enjoy! Come enjoy our natural hot springs pool, dining, bar & western atmosphere.

Our Favorite Places to Explore Nearby:

  • Big Hole Valley “Land of 10,000 haystacks”
  • Miner, Twin Lakes, and Skinner Meadows road to Reservoir Lake

Elkhorn Hot Springs – Historic Cabins, lodge and natural springs.

Elkhorn Hot Springs is a rustic, heartfelt Montanan getaway situated in the Grasshopper Valley just south of Dillon Montana. Providing rental cabins, and fine dining at lodge and Hot Springs for a great relaxing time in the healing waters.

Our Favorite Places to Explore Nearby:

  • Bannack Ghost Town – Montana’s First Territorial Capital – A must stop on the way to the Byway – Approximate time is ½ hour to a hour)
  • Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway (Groomed snowmobile trails)
    • Panoramic Grasshopper Valley in the Pioneer and Beaverhead Mountains
    • Polaris, MT – Old time US Post Office still stands with Polar Bar.
  • Comet Mountain and Elkhorn Mine
  • Crystal Park for a day of rockhounding
  • Lupine Day Use Cabin and warming hut during snowmobile season
  • Coolidge Ghost Town

Montana Medicine Lodge Adventures

“Come relax with us, furnished house and cabin rentals on a private ranch”

Montana Medicine Lodge offers folks a unique opportunity to Experience the true West, while resting with us! Vacation rentals and local knowledge of historical attractions within a short driving distance. Ask us about renting an ATV or UTV and having it delivered to your cabin door.

Our Favorite Places to Explore Nearby:

  • Big Sheep Creek Scenic Byway
  • Lemhi Pass – National Historical Landmark
    • Idaho/Montana on the Continental Divide Border
    • Lewis & Clark Monument
    • Spring starts the Missouri River located at Sacajawea Memorial Campground
    • Breathtaking views towards Salmon National Forest – Idaho
      Clark Canyon Dam
    • Camp Fortunate (Lewis & Clark Trail)

Birch Creek Cabin and Riding Area

15 minutes from our shop and works great for the ½ day renter on limited time. (other areas available, contact us for details) Learn more about Birch Creek Riding area here.

Lima, Dell, MT and Big Sheep Area including the Muddy

J Bar L Ranch – Restored ranch homes nestled in the secluded Centennial Valley for Corporate Retreats and Family Reunions

J Bar L Ranch is a great place to stay when you are visiting the “Red Rocks Wildlife Refuge”. It is a very beautiful and deluxe restored ranch home in the secluded Centennial Valley. 

  • Red Rocks Wildlife Refuge
  • Elk Lake Lodge on Elk Lake: Spectacular views of the historic Centennial Valley
  • Island Park, ID access to Yellowstone National Park

Butte, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, MT Attractions

Other Places to Stay, Outfitters and Attractions in Southwest Montana

Upper Canyon Outfitters - License #2454

Upper Canyon Outfitters offers guided hunting, fishing, horseback and hiking adventures in the heart of the Ruby River Valley in Southwest Montana.

Located in the Southwest Montana mountains they offer guests lodging, hearty family-style meals, fly fishing, deer/elk guided or unguided. “UCO” is a must do on one your trips to Montana. You will not be disappointed. Donna and Jake will make your stay like your home away from home.

Near Madison Valley – Twin Bridges, Sheridan, Alder, Virginia City and Ennis, MT… this is a magical place that should not be missed.

Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is one of the most complete resort destinations in Montana. The resort is nestled at the base of the Pintler mountains. 

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Goose Down Ranch

Goose Down Ranch has cozy cabins in the heart of fishing & hunting country. Top rated rivers only minutes from your cabin door. Come to Southwest Montana.

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VRBO's - Vacation Rentals By Owner Near Dillon MT

Looking for a nice VRBO near Dillon, MT? Check out the locations that our friends have to offer you, if one of them sparks your interest, then give us a call and we will get you booked a great rate.

Maverick Family Cabin

This beautiful family cabin, recently built in 2014, offers a modern/rustic stay in the Pioneer Mountains in Southwest Montana. The cabin is situated 35 minutes west of Dillon and 30 minutes east of the Big Hole Valley, and is located on the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway. The home sits on a mountain overlooking the Grasshopper valley and has amazing views of the Pioneer Mountains and Maverick Mountain, a great ski hill for the whole family. Within 5 minutes you can be skiing at Maverick Mountain or soaking at Elkhorn Hot Springs.

RV Park near Dillon, Montana

Countryside RV Park: One of the finest RV Parks in our area… outside of Dillon settled in our beautiful valley.

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