Looking to experience the great outdoors while enjoying the comforts of home? Glamping is an opportunity to have a cozy and thoughtfully planned getaway while taking in the natural beauty of the great outdoors.
Montana is home to some of the most stunning mountains, parks, and valleys in the country. So it is no surprise that there are plenty of ways to glamp and get the most out of the state’s amazing landscapes.
Glamping is a great way to enjoy a solo camping trip in a safe and comfortable environment, a sweet couples’ getaway, or a wonderful option for a bachelorette party or girls’ weekend escape. Read on to discover five of the finest places to go glamping in Montana.
1. Bar W
Do you want to glamp in proximity to Glacier National Park? Then this is the site for you.
Bar W’s glamping tents look over a field of wildflowers, where the ranch’s horses roam free. Watch them graze in the meadow while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea from the private porch of your own canvas tent. The furnishings are rustic but chic, with beautiful wooden furniture, a queen-sized bed, and a private and heated bathroom just steps away.
When it comes to things to do, you’ll find no shortage of outdoorsy activities to keep you busy at nearby Glacier National Park. With over 700 miles of hiking trails, you’ll find fun ways to stay active and connect with nature.
One of the most popular hiking routes is the trail to Hidden Lake, which is nestled between high mountain peaks and boasts pristine, sparkling blue water. If you need a day off your feet, you can also drive Sun Road, a two-hour journey that is widely considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
2. Alberton Orchards
Located in Alberton Gorge, Montana, this glamping site allows you to take in the outdoors with lots of extra touches to make your trip feel special. Each glamping site has its own fire pit with wood that is hand-delivered every day.
You can even request a s’more kit so that you and your group can enjoy some sweet treats after a day of exploring. Laundry service is also available—a handy perk if you spend lots of time hiking! And you can unwind during sunset with a bottle of wine on your canvas tent’s private porch.
When it comes to glamping activities, no other resort can match what Alberton Orchards offers. Here, you can enjoy the Western ranch experience with the agrotourism found in Tuscany, Italy. Pick fresh produce from the orchard, taste wine in the vineyard, and feed animals by hand at the ranch.
This all-inclusive glamping resort offers year-round outdoor activities. Work up an appetite with yoga at the yoga studio, or go fly-fishing, hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding, and many other ways to experience this unique and idyllic property. Best of all, all activities are on the ranch or within walking distance.
3. Bodhi Farms
Bodhi Farms is located twelve miles from downtown Bozeman, Montana, meaning you are close to lots of comforts of home. But the relaxing offerings at this glamping site will help you feel like you are in your own special world.
Bodhi Farms offers something they call Nordic-style glamping, with guests enjoying stays in Nordic tipis that are heated, furnished, and have windows that allow for lots of natural light. Read a book on your porch or your own private hammock, or take in some of the many diversions this Montana glamping site has to offer. Volunteer on the farm, take a nature class, or attempt fly fishing in the nearby creek.
Onsite dining at the farm’s Field Kitchen Restaurant makes nourishing, fresh meals a breeze; no need to bring your own food or go off-site to find something to nosh on. For events or larger parties, you can even book a property buyout complete with private yoga instruction, exclusive use of the private sauna, and private dining and drinks at the restaurant for your whole party.
4. Under Canvas Glacier
Under Canvas is a small company that has made a name for itself through some of the finest glamping experiences in the country. At the Under Canvas Glacier location, you’ll understand why campers are willing to travel from all over to experience all the site has to offer.
Just seven miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park, this site offers the peace and respite of luxury glamping combined with unparalleled access to one of the best parks in the world. You’ll have lots of experiences to choose from: take a driving tour for a laid-back option, or get your adrenaline going with a white water rafting trip.
Perks at this glamping site include organic bath products, designer furnishings, luxury linens, free yoga classes, and complimentary s’mores, to name just a few. The accommodations at Under Canvas are roomy and great for small groups: book a suite that sleeps up to four people and enjoy your own private bathroom.
You’ll also enjoy a wood-burning stove—perfect for warming up in the mornings over a cup of coffee or gathering around at night with a relaxing cocktail after a long day of exploring.
5. Clark Farm Silos
For something a little different but still in the glamping sphere, check out Clark Farm Silos in Kalispell, MT. These repurposed grain bins have experienced a glow-up and are now used as luxury camping sites. What can you expect from your private silo? Chic, Scandinavian-inspired furnishings and interior design, a fully functional kitchenette, and a patio with its own firepit.
Nearby diversions include the town of Whitefish, ski areas, mountain biking trails, lakeside beaches, and beautiful mountain views. Pay a visit to Flathead Lake and take in its sparkling blue waters, or get in a day on the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, where there’s almost always fresh powder.