There are still some wonderful spots to stay in the Treasure State that won’t eat up your entire budget. From glamping sites to cabins and hotels, you’ll have your pick if you’re up for a little adventure.
1. Serrano’s Backpacker’s Inn, East Glacier Park.
Serrano’s has great Mexican food. They also have the Backpacker’s Inn in their backyard, which is an independent hostel with bed rentals starting at $15 per night. They also have cabin rentals starting at $40 per night.
2. The Aero Inn in Kalispell.
Often called the best value lodging in the Flathead Valley, you can stay at the Aero for under $100 a night—and you’ll get a free continental breakfast, too.
3. Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites in Great Falls.
Not only is Great Falls a fun destination, but it’s centrally located enough to be a perfect pit stop when you’re crossing the state. The Crystal Inn offers rooms for $97 (their non-refundable, online rate) that have everything you need for a comfortable stay.
4. Rent a Tipi in Glacier County and get away from it all.
Sometimes you just need a true escape from the world to check in with yourself or reconnect with your family. These tipis don’t have electricity or WiFi, allowing you the chance to get some peace and quiet for $40 a night.
5. An antique log cabin nestled in the Rocky Mountains (and close to I-90).
This charmer in De Borgia rents for as low as $82 a night, and it’s a cozy, comfortable place to rest your head.
6. The historic Olive Hotel in Miles City.
Not only is this old hotel close to Miles City’s best attractions, but it’s on the list of National Registered Historic Places. You’ll love the unique lobby, Olive Dining Room, and affordable price tag (which varies but is usually well under $100 a night).
7. Hickory House Inn in Anaconda.
It isn’t easy to find an affordable bed and breakfast in Montana. And while the B&B experience is worth the splurge, it’s nice when you can get the best of both worlds (a great price and a great stay). Hickory House offers rooms for as low as $95 in the summertime and even less in the off-season.
8. The Hannon House Westslope Suite in Darby.
This is one of the most incredible finds in the state. For as low as $46 a night, you can stay in this classic homestead farmhouse on the west bank of the Bitterroot River. The suite includes a jacuzzi tub, refrigerator, coffee maker, and enclosed screen porch.
9. Go glamping near Helena.
“Glamping” is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and the camping experience while still enjoying the comforts of a hotel. It’s fun, but it can be extremely expensive—up to $300 a night in some areas. These glamping tents are $100 a night and are just as luxurious as some of the finer resorts in Montana. Plus, they’re five minutes from Canyon Ferry Lake and within walking distance of the Highlander Bar & Grill.
What are other affordable places to stay overnight in Montana? Share your thoughts in the comments.