In the 1900s, railroad companies, copper magnates and others build lodging and hotels in Montana to provide accommodations for both the settlers coming west but also for the tourists who were riding the trains out to Montana to see the open country, mountains, Native-American Indian, and the wild west.
The historic hotels and lodges of Montana range from luxury to rustic. Both are excellent lodging options for your Montana vacation. Feel the history in the walls of these historic lodges and imagine the characters of the old west that stayed at your hotel so many years ago.
Historic Lodging in Virgelle, Montana:
Virgelle, Montana is actually a ghost town. The town has been renovated and recreated to an actual historic town. You have the option of staying in the saloon rooms, or staying in a one room cabin, or staying in the two story settlers home. Virgelle is the primary location to start your rafting trip down the Missouri river.
Historic Lodging in Fort Benton, Montana:
Fort Benton, Montana was one of the most important towns in Montana, due to the location on the Missouri River. In the olden days when river navigation was so important Fort Benton was a booming town because it connected steamboats from Saint Louis to Montana.
The city folk from St. Louis required more luxurious accommodations and so the highest class hotels in Montana were build. The opulent Grand Union Hotel was erected in 1882. You can imagine the tycoons that once spent the night here. The hotel is completely updated and offers amazing 5 star meals.
Historic Lodging in Lewistown, Montana:
The old Calvary Hotel in Lewistown, Montana was for years in a state of disrepair and the founders of the original hotel would have been ashamed. It remained a vacant building for years and suffered from a lot of vandalism. It went through a slight renovation and was turned into low-income apartments for a few years. Three years ago the hotel was purchased and has been totally renovated back to the original splendor. The hotel is used for hunters coming to explore the big game hunting of Central Montana.
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