12 Best Airbnb Rentals in Montana for a Unique Mountain Getaway

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Mac Misseldine
February 10, 2020
Updated March 31, 2023

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Book a weekend stay in one of these unique Airbnb rentals, and you’ll quickly see how Montana earned its nickname of the Big Sky State.

Montana holds a special place in the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts. It’s home to the fabled Glacier National Park, ten pristine National Forests, and a rugged, mountainous landscape that offers just about every outdoor-minded activity that you can dream of.

Whether you’re into fishing, rafting, hiking, hunting, biking, skiing, or rock climbing, the Treasure State has you covered. To help jump-start your search, here’s an excellent list of the most incredible Airbnbs across Montana.

Related Read: 12 Stunning Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals in Bozeman, Montana

1. Creekside Tiny House

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Why you should stay: Stay in one of four modern homes in the forest along a creek near Flathead Lake.

  • Location: Lakeside
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $129/night

This modern tiny home offers an amazing respite within walking distance of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Montana. You’ll stay on ten wooded acres along the idyllic waters of stoner creek. Talk about a mountain paradise!

Of course, the house itself is fantastic, with a clean modern aesthetic and plenty of nice amenities — including a Nespresso machine. This Airbnb is cool and comfortable, making for the ultimate home base for all sorts of nearby outdoor adventures, plus the west entrance to Glacier National Park is only an hour away.

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2. Calowahcan Cabin

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Why you should stay: Modern tiny house cabin surrounded by million-dollar mountain views.

  • Location: Ronan
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: $145/night

Calowahcan Cabin has quickly become one of the highest rated Airbnbs in Montana. The hosts bill this tiny home as a “honeymoon cabin, writer’s getaway, or couple’s retreat” so it’s intended to intimate and connected to nature. While the cabin is a guesthouse on the host’s property, it has its own private entrance and feels secluded in its location on the ten acre plot.

Stunning views of the Mission Mountains can be enjoyed inside and out, with an outdoor patio and large view windows inside. And while the views feel like the backdrop to an old western film, the cabin’s modern decor feels like the centerfold of an interior design magazine.

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Related Read: 11 Extraordinary Glamping Stays Near Glacier National Park, Montana

3. Little Modern House on the Prairie

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Why you should stay: Enjoy the countryside from this lovely country-modern tiny home.

  • Location: Cascade County
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $94/night

This little house may be out on the prairie, but you’ll be living firmly in the 20th century. Located just south of Great Falls along the banks of Missouri River, this is an excellent retreat for couples wanting to escape to the countryside without having to rough it.

Be sure to come when the weather is nice, because you’ll want to take advantage of the outdoor patio with a pergola. The hosts even provide a couple cruiser bikes so you can go for a relaxing ride through the farmland and potentially spot some of the local wildlife.

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4. The Meadowlark Treehouse

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Why you should stay: A truly epic treehouse that takes glamping to new heights (pun intended).

  • Location: Columbia Falls
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $429/night

If the picture alone doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, then the Meadowlark Treehouse isn’t for you. And that’s totally fine for the rest of us who are already daydreaming about epic glamping weekends here, as this place books out months in advance.

The Meadowlark Treehouse sits on seven wooded acres near the gateway to Glacier National Park, where you can find adventure in every direction. Bring the right gear and you can spend your time fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, golfing, and (pause to catch your breath) skiing/snowboarding.

When you’re not outside experiencing the best that Montana has to offer, you’ll find plenty of space to relax at the treehouse. And also be sure to check out the fantastic Raven’s Nest Treehouse located on the same property.

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5. Blackfoot Basecamp

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Why you should stay here: Post up just a stone’s throw from the Blackfoot River in the hot tub or sauna.

  • Location: Missoula
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 night
  • Rates from: $514/night

Tucked along the banks of the Blackfoot River just east of Missoula, Blackfoot Basecamp is a 5 acre property on its own little slice of heaven. A pair of cottages (you’ll have access to both), this is a fantastic spot for larger groups who love playing by — or in — the river.

Of course, the amenities here are off the charts — especially the outdoors ones — with the aforementioned hot tub and sauna plus a riverside fire pit, hammock, and access to great wade fishing.

“Our family met for Thanksgiving and it was perfect for hosting a large group. It is located in such a beautiful area, with plenty of activities on the property and in the surrounding area. My husband fished Rock Creek during our stay and it was amazing! My favorite part was the outdoor Murphy bed. We brought warm sleeping bags and slept very comfortably under the stars. Would return in a heart beat.”

Ashley, Rexburg, ID
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6. Crazy Mountain Container Casa

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Why you should stay: Secluded and architecturally incredible with amazing views.

  • Location: Wilsall
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $110/night

Perched on the banks of Shields River, the Crazy Mountain Container Casa isn’t really crazy, it just has an awesome view of the Crazy Mountains! And yes, the views from this guesthouse are to die for. Located in a rural valley, the only nearby neighbor is the host — otherwise it’s idyllically secluded.

The house itself is an absolute work of art. Featured on HGTV, it’s decked out with Scandinavian style furniture, rustic-modern decor, and an open floor plan that makes this tiny home feel much larger than it is.

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7. Yurt in Paradise

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Why you should stay: If you’re looking for a down-to-earth vacation, check out this yurt near Flathead Lake.

  • Location: Somers
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $160/night

Ready for the ultimate Montana glamping experience? This beautiful luxury yurt delivers that off-the-grid charm with all of the modern luxuries you need for a weekend getaway in big sky country.

Located adjacent to a waterfowl preserve bordering Flathead Lake, the yurt feels secluded, and offers unobstructed mountain views in all directions.

Inside you’ll find one of the most well-appointed yurts around, such as the small but modern kitchen, rustic-modern decor, and custom-tiled shower. With heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, plus Wi-Fi fast enough for remote work, you won’t be sacrificing comfort or convenience.

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8. Pintler’s Lakefront Cabin

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Why you should stay: Bring your whole crew for a luxurious nature retreat along the lakeshore with epic views of the Anaconda Range.

  • Location: Georgetown Lake
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $490/night

There’s nothing more Montana than never-ending forests, high peaks, and deep blue lakes — and this fantastic lakefront cabin gives a stunning view you all three. An ultra-modern new-build with plenty of room for your family and friends, this is the perfect place for a big group that wants to gather together and take in the scenery.

Of course, you don’t just have to lounge around, because this cabin is just minutes away from tons of outdoor activities. Whether you’re trying to hit the slopes at the Discovery Ski Area, take a hike in the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, or take a boat out on the lake, you will be only minutes away from your adventure.

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9. The Silo

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Why you should stay: Twin grain silos converted into a quaint two-story country home.

  • Location: Corvallis
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $180/night

The Silo has quickly become the quintessential farm stay among Montana’s Airbnbs. Located on a working dairy farm in the Bitteroot Valley, the facility’s twin silos were recently repurposed into this brand new vacation rental.

Inside, the floor plan was designed to take advantage of the circular silos — the kitchen, living room, and bedrooms are all round, plus a curved staircase too. The country cottage decor is comfortable and inviting.

Outside, the big back porch is perfect for lounging or eating meals in the summer. There’s also a small balcony with chairs off the upstairs hallway. The 80-acre property sits on a hillside, so you’ll surely enjoy views of the surrounding landscape.

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10. Lakeside in West Yellowstone

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Why you should stay: Make your family Yellowstone trip extra memorable in an unforgettable lakeside cabin.

  • Location: West Yellowstone
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $553/night

Located a mere 15 minutes away from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, this waterfront cabin is a dream come true.

Located on the shores of beautiful Hegben Lake, this makes for an amazing Yellowstone basecamp, or just a great place to hang out and take in the view. You’ll even have your own private dock, although it is BYOB — bring your own boat.

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11. Honey’s Place

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Why you should stay: A century-old barn that’s brimming with rustic charm and sweeping country views.

  • Location: Kalispell
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $120/night

Originally constructed in 1915, this historic barn was renovated into a handsome vacation rental in 2015. You’ll find it on a 20-acre farm in Northwest Montana, surrounded by thousands of acres rich farmland and conveniently located near Glacier National Park.

Honey’s Place can accommodate up to six guests between one queen and three full-size beds. There’s a fully stocked kitchen where you can prepare your meals, a washer & dryer for laundry, and a beautiful 2nd story deck where you can soak up the views with your morning coffee.

When the weather gets chilly, fire up the wood-burning stove to keep warm inside, or grab your swimsuit and relax in the four-person hot tub outside.

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12. Ross Creek Cabins

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Why you should stay: Make your home on the range in one of five modern-rustic cabins, all with hot tub access.

  • Location: Belgrade
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: $146/night

The Ross Creek Cabins are a collection of five homes located about 25 minutes from Bozeman. Designed to match modern decor with rustic roots, these cabins are cozy and comfortable. Each is orientated to minimize views of the others, so you’re sure to feel secluded out on the range.

The #1 draw of this property are the Big Sky views. Looking out on the snow-capped Bridger Range, this location is unbeatable if you just want to gaze out at nature’s eye candy — while offering convenient access to some of the best hiking in the area.

“Simply Perfect. We stopped for one night on our honeymoon to break up the drive from Yellowstone to Glacier and it was by far the best Airbnb we stayed at on our two week trip.”

Andrew, Cincinnati, OH
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