Breathtaking views of mountains and wildlife surround you during the day. Campfires crackle and sparkling stars shine during the night. There’s no doubt that Montana is the perfect getaway for the adventurous couple. If you like the idea of cozying up in a rustic cabin, the Treasure State holds romantic perfection waiting for you. Read on for the top 5 very different cabin experiences and what romantic things you can do at each location.
The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Montana
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If you’re a celebrity vacationing in Montana, you’re likely staying at Paws Up. The glamorous accommodations coupled with their spa services and incredible meals will leave you and your partner wanting for nothing. Whether you choose the secluded cabin honeymoon package or you choose the beautiful tents, you’ll both feel like rustic royalty. Easily the most luxurious of all these suggestions, they even have a #1 rated Honeymoon Package complete with western adventures. If you feel like taking a self-guided adventure of your own, try the nearby Garnet Ghost Town for a fun day trip!
Glacier Bear Retreat – Lake McDonald, Montana
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If you and your partner are dying to see the glorious sites of Glacier National Park, Glacier Bear Retreat will be a sweet and peaceful home base. It’s the perfect midway point of these romantic getaways. While you have your own space in this storybook cabin, there are also accommodations for nine. So while you might be sharing some communal space with others, all the spaces are fully stocked with amenities. Looking for a perfect way to wind down from national park adventures? Head downstairs to the rec room with a complete bar filled with delightful local spirits. For a romantic view of the beautiful animals and scenery, try a horseback ride in the park.
Pine Edge Cabins – Silver Gate, Montana
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Nestled in just a mile away from Yellowstone National Park, the cabins at Sage Lodge are adorably rustic. For the truly adventuring couple, this is a perfect cabin location. It’s nearly impossible to avoid letting the cabin lodgings take you back to simpler times. As you and your partner sip wine on the porch of your cozy cabin, you’ll feel real rest and connection. And for the sight-seeing couple, there is nothing better than the ease of access to the park. Drive through for a self-guided tour of the hot springs and geysers or for a more unique tour of the park book a guided hike to see the rushing and romantic Yellowstone falls.
McCart Lookout – Bitterroot National Forest
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Perhaps one of the most Instagrammable romantic getaways on the list is the fire lookout rental. Take to this site to choose from 23 different cabins all over the Big SKy State. A favorite is McCart Lookout tucked away in the Bitterroot National Forest. McCart is a dream for the fearless couple. The towering trees and surrounding mountains provide gorgeous views for trail blazing and fishing. Livestock are welcome in this area which means you can bring your horses and ride all over the countryside. Or for a more relaxing activity, make your way to the surrounding hot springs and take a dip! Planning is necessary for fire lookout romances. You’ll need to bring your own drinking water, food and propane. While beds are provided, you’ll need to bring the bedding as well as soap and towels. For the couple looking for a real rustic and lovely adventure this lookout styled in the 1940s era is perfection.
Montana Treehouse Retreat – Columbia Falls, Montana
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AirBnb isn’t just for extra guest houses anymore. Montanans are now able to share the wealth of their beautiful countryside with the world from a local’s viewpoint. The Montana Treehouse Retreat is one such breathtaking cabin. Constructed around an actual living tree, this getaway is as forest fairytale as you can get! A quick drive will take you to the famous Whitefish ski slopes in the winter. And for summer romances take to the nearby Flathead Lake for a jet ski adventure! Or if you want to stay near to home base, you can cross country ski in the winter and enjoy a campfire on a cool summer night. While the treehouse is secluded, you definitely won’t be roughing it. This cabin is fully loaded with every hotelesque amenity as well as some extras.
Spotting bighorn sheep and bison, watching bald eagles soar overhead, tasting local delicacies and taking in an incredible nature makes Montana a romantic getaway not easily forgotten. You and your partner can decide to go back in time at Pine Edge or live the high life at Paws Up. Either way, you’ll be sure to find a connection with nature and each other in the Last Best Place.