From the sweeping vistas of Glacier National Park to the ski resorts of frontier-style mountain towns, Montana offers plenty of beauty and romance for a Valentine’s Day getaway. Wondering where to go in Montana with your loved one for this February holiday? Whether you seek fine dining and spas or a secluded cabin in the mountains, here are the most unforgettable getaway spots where you can find the top vacation rentals in Montana for Valentine’s Day.
Whitefish is a romantic mountain town that’s so enchanting that it even hosted an episode of “The Bachelor.” Find rustic vacation rentals with easy access to the trails and mountain views of Glacier National Park. You can also enjoy a day of skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort with your valentine. The charming, pedestrian-friendly town boasts plenty of romantic dining options for your Valentine’s dinner, including the Boat House and Tupelo Grille. When the sun sets, stop by Spotted Bear Spirits and other upscale distilleries to sample drinks with your loved one. For a more secluded experience, hike the Great Northern Mountain trail to enjoy breathtaking views.
Nostalgia meets romance at this historic mountain city, where you can ride an old-fashioned carousel, try champagne fondue at the Red Bird Wine Bar, or gaze up at the painted ceilings of St. Francis Xavier Church. Stroll through the Missoula Art Museum or spend Valentine’s Day on the slopes at the Montana Snowbowl before checking out the area’s famous distilleries. If you’re feeling adventurous this Valentine’s Day, take your special someone on a winter hike across Mount Sentinel or Mount Jumbo. Pamper your valentine at one of the area’s dozens of luxury day spas.
3. Seeley Lake
If seclusion is what you seek, you can’t go wrong with a cabin vacation rental on the shores of this beautiful alpine lake when it’s frozen over. Rent a snowmobile to explore the area, or snowshoe or cross-country ski the Seeley Lake Nordic Trails. When you’re not sipping wine in front of the fireplace while gazing at Morrell Mountain from your vacation rental, you might also enjoy hiking the Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail to see the captivating falls turned to ice. For an extra special Valentine’s Day celebration, enjoy a winter horseback ride through the Seeley Swan Valley with Swan Mountain Outfitters or Double Arrow Outfitters, or embark on a horse-drawn sleigh ride from Double Arrow Lodge.
Book a getaway to this small town in the Bitterroot Valley to enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Como with the snow-capped Bitterroot Mountains as a backdrop. The historic town, founded in 1890, still maintains its old-fashioned vibe with buildings such as the Ravalli County Courthouse, which also features a museum to explore with your valentine. One of the top attractions in the area is the stately Daly Mansion, built in the 19th century. Book your private tour by appointment, and stroll through the grand rooms and beautiful grounds. Hamilton’s low-key breweries and grills make ideal destinations for a laid-back Valentine’s Day celebrations.
5. Fort Benton
Fort Benton is an old town on the upper Missouri River, a perfect place for a peaceful Valentine’s Day getaway in Montana. Check out the Museum of the Northern Great Plains to browse classic cars and other nostalgic antiques with your valentine, or stroll hand-in-hand through Fort Benton’s charming historic district. Enjoy a night of fine dining at the Grand Union Hotel for a memorable Valentine’s Day evening. If your loved one is an outdoor enthusiast, talk a walk to see the White Cliffs, or hike to Citadel Rock. Another must-visit for couples is the Fort Benton Bridge; the dead end makes this the perfect place to steal a kiss or just gaze down the river.
6. West Yellowstone
The southern Montana gateway town to Yellowstone National Park is an ideal option if you want to visit Old Faithful and other famous park sights for a unique Valentine’s Day excursion. Walk from your vacation rental to catch a performance at the old-fashioned Playmill Theatre, or snowmobile to West Yellowstone’s wilderness lakes and snow-covered Two Top. The town also offers up a few rustic dining spots for an intimate dinner, including Madison Crossing Lounge and Three Bear Restaurant.
If you want to know where to go in Montana for spectacular views, look no further than Polson. Enjoy a wilderness Valentine’s Day in this charming farm community on the southern end of Flathead Lake. Wander through the snow-capped trees of Polson’s romantic cherry orchards while soaking in views of the Mission Mountains with your valentine. Find plenty of lookouts for a romantic moment with your loved one, such as those by Kerr Dam and the banks of the Flathead River. For some great Valentine’s Day photo ops, check out the Miracle of America Museum, featuring a pioneer village, old wooden boats, a historic log cabin, and dozens of other unique artifacts.
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