For me, wintertime is a special time of year when family and friends can spend more time together and most importantly, slow down. For many of us, that “slowing down” part is near impossible during an average week of regular life, so we almost need to escape it all to make it actually happen.

That’s why I love Montana so much.

In Montana, you have to slow down. The fresh mountain air and slow lifestyle command it.

Montana offers the chance to reconnect with loved ones and remember who you really are.

3 Montana Winter Lodges You Should Stay At

In the wintertime, Montana is especially beautiful and welcoming with these three winter lodges that will make your snowy trip amazing:

3 Montana Winter Lodges You Should Stay At

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The Ranch at Rock Creek is like a wintry scene out of a painting. The lodge offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, ice skating, sledding, and winter holiday celebrations. So, there are just a few things to do, ha!

More about The Ranch at Rock Creek:

As the United States’ only charter member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection, our Montana winter vacation resort rivals the chalets of Lausanne, Chamonix and Turin as a winter getaway. Stay in the cozy Granite Lodge or make one of our Luxury Homes or Cabins your private ski chalet. Delight in Chef Drage’s dining experiences, like tasting menus, Dutch oven dinners and other hearty, healthy fare. Enjoy bonfire happy hours with mulled wine and hot cocoa.

There are few destinations that have all the best winter vacation ideas waiting outside your door. In addition to all-inclusive snow sports and downhill skiing excursions to Discovery Ski Area, just 35 minutes away, enjoy year-round activities, like shooting sports, horseback riding and bowling tournaments in the Silver Dollar Saloon. Off-Ranch excursions, like ice fishing on Georgetown Lake are available at minimal additional cost or as part of our winter special offers.

3 Montana Winter Lodges You Should Stay At


The Lone Mountain Ranch is a winter lodging experience like no other. At this ranch, you’ll find opportunities to fly fish, tours of Yellowstone Park, skiing, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides.

More about Lone Mountain Ranch:

For over 100 years, Lone Mountain Ranch has given travelers the true experience of Yellowstone Country. Just 18 miles beyond the northwest border of the park, tucked between the Montana Rockies, rivers and grasslands, and only 40 minutes from the Bozeman Airport, this is where to find and enjoy the good things in life.

Come for horseback riding, year-round fly fishing and all-access tours of Yellowstone Park with lodge naturalists. Ski over 80 miles of world class Nordic trails or take a chance on the downhill slopes next door. Stay in a historic private cabin with all the elevated comforts of home in the West. Our ranch hands, expert guides and chefs will curate the best of what Montana has to offer. Bring your family, friends or someone special, we’ll take care of the rest.

To get an even better idea of the activities at Lone Mountain Ranch, watch the video below.

3 Montana Winter Lodges You Should Stay At

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Triple Creek Ranch includes winter activities such as downhill and cross-country skiing, and skijoring, which is like waterskiing but a horse and rider tow you on a pair of skis through the snow, with your stay!

The ranch welcomes guests ages 16 and older making this getaway the perfect place for mom and dad to have a bit of a break, reset, and rekindle their relationship.

More about Triple Creek Ranch:

Experience the legendary hospitality and enchanting beauty of one of the world’s best hotels set in the heart of the breathtaking Bitterroot Mountain Range of the Montana Rockies. A proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, Triple Creek Ranch offers an epicurean, all-inclusive vacation experience of refined rustic elegance, gourmet cuisine paired with an excellent wine list, and warm, welcoming, five star service amidst the romance of a forested mountain retreat.

Our Montana luxury ranch resort accommodations feature a fine selection of private log luxury ranch cabins and splendid ranch homes with easy access to our well-appointed and comfortable lodge.  Our lodge and surroundings feature a curated collection of original Western art and the delightful amenities of a luxury ranch resort. Here, adult travelers enjoy a truly romantic setting with incomparable scenery, a wide variety of native wildlife, an almost endless menu of all-inclusive outdoor activities and the option of adding-on some of the finest off-ranch Western adventures in the continental United States.

Come join us for a wonderful retreat from the everyday and truly relax in our world-class accommodations, dine on the freshest contemporary cuisine and sample the world’s finest wines while our caring staff pampers and cares for you and your every desire.

Learn even more about Montana winter lodging by visiting! Happy winter!