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Get excited about Western Montana fall activities

 (Donnie Sexton / Travel Montana)
(Donnie Sexton / Travel Montana)

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

Columbia Falls

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 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.

Seeley Lake

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.

Swan Lake

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.

Cost: $460


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.

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