Montana December 04, 2018
The 9 Coziest Towns In Montana To Snuggle Up In This Season
The weather outside may be frightful, but that just makes some of Montana’s charming towns seem even cozier. These sweet cities have plenty of spots to curl up by the fireplace and take in the beautiful views.
1. Big Sky
Thousands of skiers and snowboarders flock to Big Sky every winter to enjoy Big Sky Resort. But the town itself is also worth exploring, especially the Big Sky Town Center. And once you've had enough of the great outdoors, you can curl up by the fire at the resort.
Anaconda is surrounded by mountains and forestland, which give it the feeling of being insulated. This former copper mining town has plenty of places to cozy up and watch the snow fall.
From hotels with rooftop hot tubs to the warm fireplace lounging at the Whitefish Mountain Resort, this city has plenty of spots to warm up. But first, bundle up and spend a little time outside, because the downtown area always looks magical in the winter.
Choteau is known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, and it certainly has some incredibly cold mountain winters. But that just makes warming up at places like the Roxy Theatre even better.
Stevensville was the first permanent settlement in Montana, so it's loaded with local history. But even if you'd rather stay in and admire the snow from one of the breweries, you'll have a great time.
6. Fort Benton
Sure, you'll get cold walking along the river in Fort Benton. But then you can stroll right into the warm Grand Union Hotel and feel better.
Helena sees an average of 37 inches of snow per year, so winters can sometimes be a bit brutal. But the Helena's Memorial Park Warming House and Ice Rink is a perfect place to warm up.
8. Red Lodge
Red Lodge Mountain is a beautiful place to ski, so it makes sense that this quiet mountain town stays busy in the winter. And once you've hit the slopes, you can warm up at the historic Pollard Hotel.
Kalispell is undeniably charming, but most people see it as a gateway to Glacier National Park. As you'll see when you stroll through the historic downtown streets, it's so much more.
Most Montana towns can see some pretty harsh winter weather. But none are quite as treacherous as
Cooke City, Montana’s snowiest town.