When it comes to planning your Montana elopement, odds are you’ve pretty much figured everything out except where to stay! In fact, one of the most “forgotten” aspects of weddings happens to be figuring out accommodations. I’ve heard it said many times, “we’re only sleeping here”. But if there’s one time you should splurge, it’s your elopement! As a full-time Montana elopement and intimate wedding photographer, I’ve researched the best-of-the-best so you don’t have to dig. So if you’re ready to discover an epic stay, stick around for the top 10 unique Northwest Montana vacation rentals for your elopement.
Located in Essex, Montana, Triple G’s Resort is a glamping experience with a view that will keep you from getting out of bed for sure. Whether you’re after a geodome experience, a floating dome, or a cabin, there’s something for everybody (and every budget).
If you’re not too familiar with Essex, it’s located 30 miles southwest of East Glacier, and just about 25 miles southeast of West Glacier. The perfect distant between the two entrances!
Talk about an experience! Recognized by TIME Magazine, the Snow Bear Chalet is the perfect place for all the snow-bunnies out there to stay. Located just feet from the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and under an hour from Glacier National Park, you’ll be pretty busy exploring! When it’s time to turn in for the evening, you can perch up in a treetop hot tub. What a dream!
Another epic treehouse, the Raven’s Nest Treehouse is nestled on 5 wooded acres. Even better? You’ll be just 30 minutes from Glacier National Park, and mere minutes from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. If you’re more of a “let’s go shopping + eat some good food” kinda person, Whitefish and Columbia Falls are just 5 minutes away! Psst, this rental has been featured in Zillow, DIY Network, HGTV, Time, and Outside Mag.
The sister to The Raven’s Nest Treehouse and just as incredible. The Meadowlark Treehouse is the smaller of the two (sleeps 2), so it’s perfect for the newlyweds. You’ll get to cozy up in the loft bedroom and wake up tucked in the woods.
This one is for those looking for a historic stay! You’ll enjoy sauna access, endless hiking, and even get to bring your pup. The cabooses also feature private decks that overlook the train tracks and mountains. What a dream! Please note: some cabooses are currently unavailable due to renovations as of April 2023.
You can’t come to Montana and not soak up the beautiful crystal clear lakes. Overlooking Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana, you’ll enjoy being immersed in wildlife and having just a short drive to town.
Stoner Creek Cabins aren’t what you would expect to find in Montana, that’s for sure! The cabins feature modern architecture and luxury finishes. Located an hour from Glacier National Park, you’ll be close to all the beauty Northwest Montana has to offer. It’s the perfect place to hike, fish, eat, and celebrate.
Another gem located close to the West Entrance of Glacier National Park! With 3 stories, this a-frame chalet provides unobstructed views of the Apgar Range and Huckleberry Lookout tower. Enjoy a soak in the clawfoot tub, a coffee out on the private patio, and all the cozy-cabin vibes.
Bison Creek Ranch offers both a lodge and cozy a-frame chalets. You’ll get to enjoy views of Glacier National Park, with an entrance to Bison Creek. The lodge can sleep 8 people, while the chalets will sleep 4. Both are great options for your Montana elopement.
Did someone say “yurt”?! Franklin’s Tower is tucked away on 2.5 acres just outside of Whitefish. You’ll get the best of both worlds by soaking up some quiet time, while being close to downtown Whitefish. Staying in a yurt is truly such a unique experience!
I’m so excited for you to explore and discover all that Northwest Montana has to offer. Let me know which of the top 10 unique Northwest Montana vacation rentals is your favorite! If you’re looking for more Montana elopement planning tips and resources, you can check them out HERE. And as always, keep up with the latest on Instagram (@sydneybreannphoto). Are you ready to wander?