Get excited about Western Montana fall activities
Even though summer seems to have passed quickly, there’s still a lot of time to travel, especially if you’re looking for affordable getaways in Western Montana.
Ghost Rails Inn B&B “Get Outta Town!” Sept. 1 – Oct. 30
If you purchase one room you receive a second night half off, or if you purchase one room at full price you receive an additional room free. Cost varies depending on room.
Biking Stay & Play, through Oct. 5
Includes two nights lodging, country breakfast each morning, two adult day passes, two bike rental packages, two adult shuttle tickets and $50 dinner certificate for River Edge Steakhouse.
Cost: $310 per couple
Glacier Park Motel and Campground “Fall Colors” Sept. 7 – Oct. 17
Stay two nights and receive a third night free in one of the suites.
Sept.: $105 per night; Oct.: $85 per night
*Need coupon from http://glaciermt.com/view-deals.php to redeem package.
Laughing Water Ranch “FALL into Montana” Sept. 6 – 13
Includes meals, riding, accommodations, hayrides, fishing, hiking, karaoke and dancing.
Cost: $775 per person/double occupancy.
Insider tip: Travel a few miles north to Eureka and try a “Bubba Burger” at The Cutting Board.
Jim & Mary’s RV Park “Fall Foliage & Football” Sept. 15 – Nov. 30
Enjoy Missoula’s fall foliage and downtown! Mention the package to receive 15 percent off an RV space. Advanced reservations required.
Cost: $33.65 per night (not including discount)
Insider tip: In Missoula, visit Caras Park for on the carousel. Follow it up with ice cream from the Big Dipper.
Double Arrow Resort “Fly-fishing & Golf” Sept. /Oct.
Includes three nights of lodging, daily breakfast and dinner each day, guided float trip with instruction (and gourmet lunch on river), and 18 holes of golf with cart.
Cost: Sept.: Sunday – Saturday, $619; Oct. : Sunday – Thursday $498, Friday & Saturday $517.50
Insider tip: Participate in the Alpine Tour of the Artisans and visit local artist homes, then grab a milkshake at Clearwater Junction.
Laughing Horse Lodge “Marley & Me Escape” Sept. 1 – Nov. 1
Includes wine, three nights lodging for two (with breakfast), dinner each evening and use of kayaks or Hawaiian boards on Swan Lake.
Bar W Ranch “Cowgirl Up,” Sept. 27–Oct. 3; Oct. 11 – 17
Girls looking for a getaway can find full accommodations and meals, a private vinter’s presentation, picnic on Spencer Lake, team penning/sorting and cow cutting, evening cocktail receptions, plus lessons in stepping, roping, barrel racing, shooting, fly casting and archery, plus a two-hour spa package.
Rates vary from $1,590-$2,585, depending on accommodations.
Kandahar Lodge “Beat the Recession” through Sept. 26
Includes a three-course dinner, one night’s lodging and continental breakfast.
Cost: $88 per person.
Insider tip: Try out the zip line and new alpine slide at Whitefish Mountain Resort or catch a play at the Alpine Theatre Project.
For more travel deals or coupons for the deals mentioned above (some properties require it), visit http://glaciermt.com/view-deals.php.