This Montana Restaurant Used To Be A Stagecoach Stop, And You Won't Want To Leave
We’ve certainly got our share of unique restaurants here in Montana — just visit the
Jersey Lilly or the 50,000 Silver Dollar Bar and you’ll see what we mean. But for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, check out Ekstrom’s Stage Station in Clinton.
This charming eatery was once a stagecoach stop. And while it’s a seasonal business, meaning they take winters off, we’re giving them a shout-out now to make sure every possible Montanan adds this experience to their 2019 calendars.
Ekstrom's Stage Station is located at 81 Rock Creek Rd. in the tiny town of Clinton.
The property is actually a collection of reconstructed western Montana homesteader cabins and frontier buildings moved log by log from their original location up and down the Clark Fork Valley.
The main building, which is the restaurant, is more than 150 years old.
Its original location was 15 miles east of Rock Creek, where it was used as a stage stop.
The building was originally the Birmingham Flats Station, but these days, it's used to cook some seriously scrumptious food.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served 7 days a week during their peak season, and the food is all fantastic.
The menu here consists mainly of classic American comfort food, and it's delicious.
From the hearty chicken and dumplings to the Stage Driver's Steak, the dinner menu never disappoints.
The interior is cozy, rustic, and inviting...
...and the best part is, you don't have to leave when you're done dining.
Ekstrom Stage Station has a full campground with RV and tent spaces. You can also rent one of the cozy cabins that also happen to be renovated historic buildings.
This incredible historic spot was the dream of Jim and Doris Ekstrom, and it's still family owned and operated.
They open again next spring, so leave room on your calendar for a visit.
For more information on Ekstrom’s Stage Station, check out
the website. And if you’re looking for a historic restaurant you can enjoy right now, check out this list.
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