For some of the best natural scenery in the country, friendly locals, and an endless supply of outdoor activities to enjoy, look no further than Red Lodge. Your best bet for stylish boutiques and upscale dining is Hauser Avenue, while parks and sporting activities can be found all over town.
Be sure to make time for some of these must-see sights during your stay in the area:
-Beartooth Nature Center: Visit this center, home to over 70 animals and birds.
-Carbon County Historical Society and Museum: A historical gun collection and interactive coal mine exhibit are two of the many interesting and educational exhibits on display here.
-Go Fishing: For a great family experience, rent a boat and hire a guide to take you out fishing on the crystal blue water of the lake.
-Carbon County Arts and Depot Gallery: Original art from over 200 Western and contemporary artists are on display at this local gallery.
In addition to the attractions throughout the many parks of Red Lodge, there are also several events and festivals held in town throughout the year. The Red Lodge Music Festival, the oldest and most successful music festival in Montana, takes place in town every June. You can also cheer on the riders at the Home of Champions Rodeo every July, or watch classic motorcycles ride through town at the Beartooth Rally in August.
Luckily, there a wide range of vacation rental options, suitable for all family sizes and budgets, for you to choose from during your stay in Red Lodge. Book a condo that's in the middle of town and puts you near the excellent dining options and rows of art galleries. Or, for a more rural experience, rent a beautiful cabin in a remote part of town closer to the ocean and local state parks.
If you wish to explore other parts of Montana, there are several places near Red Lodge that make excellent day trips. The busy towns of Cooke City and Bozeman can be reached within an hour drive, and offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state.
This cabin is the real deal if you are looking for a rustic experience, with all the amenities you need for comfort. I felt like I was in a early 1900's hunting cabin, with many deer frequenting the property just outside your front window. The Beartooth Mountains are easily accessible with ample recreational opportunities. Located on a real working ranch, the owners are wonderful folk who want to ensure their guests have everything they need for a wonderful stay. Downtown Red Lodge is only 1.5 miles away, with small town charm and all the shopping you need to keep well supplied. We will return someday to this wonderful place!
Very lovely accommodations, rustic log and timber construction, bedding and other decor in keeping with that motif. Would love to have used the hot tub but time didn't allow, as we were "just passing through" and spent a good deal of time down in Main Street shops and galleries, up the ski hill road, and back up the canyon where the fire came down a few years ago. On the edge of town, a quiet setting--I've been to Red Lodge many times and have family there, and I never before knew this building existed. Excellent management of the property, very helpful information emailed immediately upon making the reservation. Various bed arrangements, with several areas to close off for privacy from other areas. I'd LIVE in this house if I could (but not quite so close to town).
The view was fantastic and the house was very well equipped. Red Lodge was a cute town with plenty to do and proved to be a good home base for some of our other activities. We liked the house so much we changed our plans to stay an extra night. AAA Rental was very efficient. Would have liked to have a few more fans.
Really nice house with all we needed for a week's stay to visit family and friends. Had all we needed to make the house feel like home for the week. Kids enjoyed the netflix and other entertainment options. Nice location. Owner was super nice and assisted us when needed.
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