Montana is found in the northern United States, sharing a border with Canada and featuring a great diversity of landscapes, with the Rocky Mountains towards the west and plains, home to ranches, in the east. At Montana self-catering vacation rentals you could make the most of the fantastic scenery to take part in a host of different outdoor activities, from hiking to white-water rafting.
Perhaps the best places to experience the state’s remarkable scenery are the National parks. The two famous protected natural areas for Montana vacation accommodation are Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. Glacier is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts awe-inspiring mountain scenery across two ranges on the Canadian border, as well as some 130 lakes and a number of historic landmarks. There are 700 miles of walking trails here, and horseback riding is generally permitted along them. On the lakes you can enjoy boat trips or go trout fishing.
Another natural expanse to visit for Montana self-catering vacation rentals is Yellowstone, a significant portion of which lies within the state. This is another UNESCO site, with three entrances found in Montana. This park is perhaps best known for its geothermal activity, and the geysers are truly a wonder to behold. A little way across the border into Wyoming is Grand Geyser, considered the most predictable geyser in the park.
During you holiday at vacation accommodation in Montana you’ll have the chance to spot a wealth of wildlife, especially in the protected areas, where wolves, bears, elk, deer, mountain lions and wolves can be spotted with the help of a guide. In terms of activities there’s white-water rafting, tubing and fishing in abundance, or mountain-based recreation like climbing and hiking.
If you arrive at Montana holiday accommodation in the winter months you could plan a ski or snowboard holiday here. The two main ski areas for the state are Big Mountain and Big Sky, both of which feature long seasons. Big Sky Resort is found in southwestern Montana and boasts a skiable area of almost 4,000 acres, almost half of which is devoted to advanced skiers.
The varied landscapes in the state around Montana self-catering vacation accommodation make for great differences in annual climate. Summers are usually warm throughout, apart from on higher ground, and evenings at this time of year are refreshingly cool. Winters are known to bring low temperatures and snowfall to all parts of the state.
The main airports serving vacation rentals in Montana are Billings (BIL) and Missoula (MSO), which can both be reached from Denver (DEN), in turn accessible from the UK via British Airways flying from London-Heathrow (LHR).