If you want to have a memorable honeymoon, but exotic escapes are not your cup of tea, begin the new chapter of your life in Montana, a breathtaking destination where natural beauty, adventure, and the amazing western hospitality await you.
Imposing mountains, spectacular wildlife, culinary surprises, and the comfort of the cozy, authentic accommodations available are some of the things your adventure will bring. To find out more about planning your thrilling honeymoon in Montana, continue reading this article.
Best Time to Visit Montana
If you want to enjoy perfect weather, the ideal months for your Montana travel are July and August. Besides warm temperatures, during these months, all the must-see attractions are up and running, and, though you’ll meet other travelers, the crowds aren’t overwhelming.
If you want more intimacy, the shoulder seasons, June or September might be better choices. Keep in mind, however, that while you will have as much access as during July and August, you might experience rain in June and snow in September.
Winter provides a completely different experience in Montana where you can ski, snowshoe or take advantage of other activities perfect for the snow.
Top Things to See and Do in Montana
Nature lovers will be amazed by what Montana has to offer. And, if you are an adventurous couple, you can begin your honeymoon with exploring the mesmerizing Glacier National Park, a 1,583-square-mile wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains.
Not only is the park hiding more than a dozen glaciers, but your eyes will also be amazed by its massive U-shaped valleys and dramatic granite peaks carved by long-ago ice flows. If hiking is your passion, Glacier National Park awaits you with more than 700 miles of hiking trails, but there is also the possibility of cycling and camping in the park. However you choose to explore this natural wonder, pay attention to its diverse wildlife.
If time permits, also visit the superb Yellowstone National Park, beautifully located atop a volcanic hot spot. This is a 3,500-square-miles wilderness area filled with lush forests, dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, and hot springs, as well as the home of hundreds of animal species.
Seeing together the fascinating Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, for instance, might be one of the most memorable adventures you can have.
And, to enhance the magical encounter with nature, you can spend some romantic moments at Collective Yellowstone, a retreat surrounded by breathtaking views and pristine trails that promises romantic couples intimacy and relaxation.
To get closer to the culture of this sensational area, don’t miss visiting Whitefish, considered by National Geographic one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World”. No matter when you choose to have your romantic escape, Whitefish awaits you with plenty of exciting surprises like hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, or boating. Another resort that promises couples the time of their life in Montana is Big Sky, nestled high in the Gallatin National Forest, and also offering thrilling activities for all seasons.
And, in the Northern Rockies of Montana, Missoula is also a must-see place when honeymooning in Montana. Located at the confluence of three rivers and surrounded by seven wilderness areas, Missoula boasts natural beauty and wildlife. Also, the charming city of Missoula is cozy, welcoming, and filled with interesting museums.
Spectacular Honeymoon Ranches in Montana
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate your love in gorgeous Montana, and there is no doubt that the cozy, high-end accommodation options have a good place on the list of reasons. Here are some of the most spectacular honeymoon ranches in Montana that promise to enhance your romantic escape.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
Beautifully located on a 19th-century homestead in the Rock Creek Valley, The Ranch at Rock Creek is a stunning high-end all-inclusive ranch resort waiting for couples with outstanding valley views and rustic-chic rooms and cabins.
Besides the chance to choose from stunning accommodation options, some of the amenities you can enjoy at The Ranch at Rock Creek are an outdoor pool, a lavish hot tub, as well as a market-driven restaurant, and a saloon with a cool game room. Your stay also includes mountain biking, stagecoach rides, fly fishing, horseback riding, and many other surprises. The prices begin at $1,800 per night.
There are only 33 miles from Missoula until you reach Paws Up, a luxury, all-inclusive resort set on a 37,000-acre working cattle ranch. The ranch welcomes its visitors with gorgeous log cabins that have cozy fireplaces and lovely decks with private hot tubs, as well as posh tents that take travelers closer to nature. Paws Up pamper foodies with rustic ranch dishes and active visitors with fun activities like horseback rides, swimming, and boating. To relax, couples enjoy yoga classes and sensational spa treatments.
The ranch has a few special romantic vacation packages created for couples who want to celebrate their love in style. The prices being at $200 per night.
The Green O
Opening in Fall 2020, The Green O is another fantastic accommodation option for couples who want to begin their new life together with a romantic escape in Montana. Located in a charming valley, in the remote township of Greenough, The Green O is waiting for visitors with the perfect blend of adventure and serenity.
The ranch offers 12 secluded Haus accommodations giving you the chance to enjoy each other’s company and the beauty of nature in privacy. In addition to breathtaking views and lavish amenities, the Green O awaits you with many thrilling outdoor activities, as well as complimentary transportation to and from the airport.
Triple Creek Ranch
With a great location and a fine selection of private log luxury ranch cabins and splendid ranch homes, the Triple Creek Ranch awaits love birds who long for intimacy and a memorable encounter with Mother Nature. Delightful surroundings, native wildlife, a multitude of ardor activities, luxury amenities, and a curated collection of original Western art are some of the things you will find at Triple Creek Ranch.
And, to enhance your romantic escape, you can opt to stay in a private cabin that includes intimate culinary experiences, a hot tub, and relaxing couple’s massages. Triple Creek Ranch is designed for adults and, to find the rates and start planning your honeymoon, contact the reservation team.
Lone Mountain Ranch
Situated on a sprawling, secluded ranch dating from 1915, Lone Mountain Ranch is an upscale resort surrounded by trees and offering intimate cabins with a rustic-chic decor. A cozy pub, a farm-to-table restaurant, interesting activities like yoga, skiing, fly fishing, and horseback riding, as well as Yellowstone tours, and relaxing massages are some of the amazing things you can enjoy at Lone Mountain Ranch.
There is a special Montana Honeymoon package, uniquely tailored for each couple, that includes accommodation in a cozy, private log cabin, a private dinner, a scenic guided tours in Yellowstone National Park, and a relaxing couple’s massage. To find out more about it and receive a quote, complete an inquiry form and the reservations team will contact you.
Mountain Sky Ranch
With almost 9,000 acres of natural beauty, Mountain Sky Ranch is a high-end, adults-only, all-inclusive Montana resort that awaits newlyweds who are eager to celebrate their love with a memorable encounter with nature.
Cozy cabins with homey and rustic-chic designs, polished en suite bathrooms, and fireplaces, a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, as well as a sauna and a spa are some of the luxury amenities couples can enjoy at Mountain Sky Ranch. And, when visitors want to ditch romance and relaxation for a bit of adventure, there are plenty of outdoor activities available at the ranch, such as horseback riding, hiking, and fly-fishing. The prices begin at $485 per person per night.
Holland Peak Ranch
Located on one of the most beautiful and pristine mountain valleys in Montana, Holland Peak Ranch is a secluded, but easily accessible luxury retreat that offers newlyweds the chance to enjoy a five-star accommodation with all-inclusive amenities and activities, while being surrounded by jaw-dropping natural beauty.
All the private residences at Holland Peak Ranch are situated around a private lake with mountain views from all rooms, and your stay includes all kinds of interesting activities like fly fishing, guided horseback rides, as well as archery, paddle boarding and many more. The prices begin at $4,200 per night.
Promising intimacy, comfort, and memorable culinary experiences, Rocking Z is another great option for nature lovers who plan to honeymoon in Montana.
Home-cooked meals, pampering desserts, interesting activities, and cozy en-suite rooms with natural gas fireplaces are some of the things you will enjoy if you stay at this superb family-owned ranch. Patty and Zack are fifth-generation Montanans, and the ranch has been in the family since 1864. If you want to catch a glimpse of the ranchers’ real life, this is probably the best way to learn about horsemanship and everything that happens in the their lives. Depending on the season, the all-inclusive rates begin at $310 per night.
Romantic Honeymoon Cabins in Montana
If you aren’t looking for a full-service resort, Montana is full of amazing cabins you can enjoy during your honeymoon.
Romantic A-frame Cabin with a View
If you’re looking for classic aesthetics combined with modern luxuries, this cabin has you covered. Located a short 10-minute drive from downtown Whitefish, you will find the rugged beauty of nature outside and comfortable amenities inside, including two queen beds and a full kitchen. Beautiful Whitefish Lake lies within view from the cabin.
Romantic Cabin with Mountain View, Hot Tub and Fireplace
This brilliant, 2-story cabin is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, featuring an outdoor hot tub, a luxurious master bedroom, a cozy fireplace, and even a home theater with surround sound and projector.
Contemporary Rustic Cabin near Bozeman
Come find the joy of nature at this wonderful carriage house. Located 20 minutes from Bozeman and surrounded by 5 mountain ranges, it is constructed out of reclaimed timber. The simple and open design features all the amenities you could want.
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 a forest fairytale as you can get!
Cozy One Room Secluded Cabin
Enjoy the beauty of simplicity at this rustic, 100-year-old cabin. Located in the mountains of Darby, Montana (and within walking distance of Bitterroot National Forest), this intimate location is the perfect opportunity to truly get away from it all. Featuring a wood-burning fireplace, comfortable patio seating, and gorgeous views in every direction, you won’t want to leave once you visit. Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities or just relaxing in the peace and quiet, this is the destination you’ve been waiting for.