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13 Best Cabin Rentals in Montana

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Montana is renowned for its natural beauty and wilderness areas, as one of the few states where you can find miles and miles of empty spaces from the plains to the Rockies. It’s no wonder that there are plenty of places to enjoy peace and tranquility here. To make the most of it, you’ll want to book one of the state’s top cabin rentals, with everything from cozy retreats near Yellowstone National Park to the Flathead Lake area and beyond.

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Waterfront Island Cabin - Bigfork
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Waterfront Island Cabin, Bigfork, Montana

Waterfront Island Cabin - Bigfork

This waterfront cabin is all about serenity. Located on the west side of Deer Island, it can only be accessed by boat. You’ll have a few options, use your own, rent one or take advantage of the pontoon boat for transport. The cabin sleeps up to six and pretty much guarantees peace and quiet. It includes a well-appointed kitchen, a living room with a fireplace and a large wrap-around deck to enjoy the lake and mountain views, along with a fire pit and outdoor seating.

Grandma's Cabin in the Woods on Flathead Lake - Rollins
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Grandma's Cabin in the Woods on Flathead Lake, Montana

Grandma's Cabin in the Woods on Flathead Lake - Rollins

One of the best lakefront rentals in the U.S., Grandma’s Cabin can be rented on Vrbo, providing three bedrooms for up to a dozen guests, right on picturesque Flathead Lake. It’s got lake and mountain views galore, along with a boat dock, private beach, and fire pit for marshmallow roasting under the stars. The dock has shore stations for a boat and jet ski if you want to bring your water toys, or rent them locally. For winter stays, it’s perfect for skiers as it’s close to both Blacktail and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resorts. Inside you’ll have a fully-equipped kitchen that opens to a dining room, with plenty of space for the whole family and then some.

Mountain View Cabin - Cooke City-Silver Gate
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Mountain View Cabin near Yellowstone

Mountain View Cabin - Cooke City-Silver Gate

Just four miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone, this is one of the best cabin Airbnbs in Montana. It includes one bedroom for up to two, located in downtown Cooke City, putting you just steps from gift shops, restaurants and other local businesses. When not exploring the park you can unwind on the front deck with a spectacular view of Mount Republic, and perhaps the bison that frequent the neighborhood. It comes with a full kitchen that has all the essentials, a washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi and a TV.

Beautiful Lakeside Retreat on Flathead Lake - Polson
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Beautiful Lakeside Retreat on Flathead Lake, Montana

Beautiful Lakeside Retreat on Flathead Lake - Polson

We love this magnificent three-bedroom log cabin, nestled in the trees with direct access to Flathead Lake. It can be enjoyed year-round, with the warmer months ideal for hiking the trails that are only steps away, swimming, fishing and boating. In the wintertime, it’s all about cross-country skiing right out your door. It’s close to two ski resorts for those who want to access the slopes for some downhill skiing too. The cabin itself sleeps up to 10 guests and includes a fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi and all the other essentials.

Beautiful Log Cabin Overlooking Flathead Lake - Polson
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Beautiful Log Cabin Overlooking Flathead Lake

Beautiful Log Cabin Overlooking Flathead Lake - Polson

This two-bedroom cabin sits across more than four acres, tucked into the Mission Mountains overlooking Flathead Lake. It accommodates up to four guests, with a master bedroom/open loft that has a king-size bed and a second bedroom with a queen-size bed. It also includes a huge wrap-around deck where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and spectacular view, while access to the water is just steps away. The open living area includes a kitchen, dining and living room space with a cozy fireplace too.

Quintessential Whitefish Cabin - Whitefish
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Quintessential Whitefish Cabin

Quintessential Whitefish Cabin - Whitefish

While it’s close to Whitefish, this cabin sits on 12 acres surrounded by Flathead National Forest, providing access to scenic hiking trails and a three-acre spring-fed lake with a dock where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, and kayaking. Afterward, relax on the covered porch enjoying the breathtaking mountain and sunset views. Inside you’ll have an open living room with a large flat-screen TV and a wood-burning stove as well as a fully equipped open kitchen that includes a high chair if you’re bringing the little ones.

Spoon Lakefront Near Glacier Park - Columbia Falls
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Spoon Lakefront Near Glacier Park

Spoon Lakefront Near Glacier Park - Columbia Falls

The lower floor of this three-story cabin with beautiful handcrafted log details throughout is available for up to five guests, with the unit opening up to Spoon Lake. Totally private it includes a full kitchen, washer/dryer, gas rock fireplace, and a steam shower bathroom. Outside is an area furnished for alfresco dining and a BBQ grill with propane supplied. Just out the bedroom window is a 2-person heart-shaped Nordic Hot Tub where you can soak with a lake view

Lakefront Home with Hot Tub - Somers
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Lakefront Home with Hot Tub

Lakefront Home with Hot Tub - Somers

Enjoy stunning lake and Rocky Mountain views from this two-bedroom cabin for up to eight guests. It comes with your own private beach, where you can swim, sail, or fish right from the shore, or the dock. You’ll also have a hot tub to soak in while gazing out at the views, a BBQ for grilling, and an area on the deck furnished for outdoor dining. In the evening, look forward to enjoying a fire under the stars at the lakeside fire pit. Amenities inside include a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room with a cable TV and DVD player, and laundry room.

God's Beauty Abounds - Cameron
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God's Beauty Abounds - Cameron, Montana

God's Beauty Abounds - Cameron

This one-bedroom cabin for four sits right along the Madison River, renowned as one of the world’s best for fly fishing. It accommodates up to four, but there’s another one next door that can be rented too if you’re traveling with a group or larger family. It’s located close to the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, many lakes and other attractions, while the Grizzly Bar & Grille known for its delicious dining is within walking distance.

Stormhold, Beautiful Home in Downtown - West Yellowstone
Stormhold Beautiful Home, Downtown West Yellowstone

Stormhold, Beautiful Home in Downtown - West Yellowstone

This gorgeous cabin will put you just minutes from Yellowstone National Park, located less than a mile from downtown West Yellowstone. It includes five bedrooms, accommodating up to eight guests, making it ideal for a large family. You’ll have the national forest right in your backyard, and a fireplace to cozy up to with a glass of wine or hot chocolate after a day exploring the park,  or anything else. There’s also a sitting area on the porch for entertaining and relaxing, a deck for cooking out on the grill, and many other amenities. Just a few of the others include a two-car garage, laundry facilities, cable TV and Wi-Fi.

Authentic Log Cabin - Polson
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Authentic Log Cabin

Authentic Log Cabin - Polson

This historic hand-hewn log cabin sits on five acres in an organic cherry orchard, just a half-mile from Yellow Bay State Park and offers beautiful views of Flathead Lake. A studio space, it sleeps two and includes a queen log bed and futon couch. It has a fully equipped kitchen, bath, antique furnishings and a covered porch with a gas BBQ.

Elk Ridge Cabin Paradise in the Rockies - Livingston
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Elkridge Cabin Paradise in the Rockies, Livingston, Montana

Elk Ridge Cabin Paradise in the Rockies - Livingston

Looking like a dream from another time, this remote cabin in Livingston has few other neighbors, while your visitors will be deer, elk, eagles, and countless other birds, yet it’s only about 45 minutes north of Yellowstone National Park. The one-bedroom cabin boasts magnificent views, a knotty pine interior, a river rock fireplace and a custom log bed. It’s also close to Chico Hot Springs when you want a relaxing soak, and Livingston with its Old West feel, saloons, breweries, wide range of dining options, shops and art galleries.

Cabin on Duck Creek - West Yellowstone
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Cabin on Duck Creek

Cabin on Duck Creek - West Yellowstone

A one-acre cabin for up to four, this cabin sits on a three-acre lot along Duck Creek Lake bordering the park in West Yellowstone. Enjoy the serenity while watching beavers, ducks, geese and trumpeter swans, with the surrounding mountains reflected in the water. You’ll have a full kitchen and living/dining room area that has a Smart TV with satellite channels, a fireplace with wood supplied, and a washer/dryer too. The bedroom also has a Smart TV and its own private bath. It comes with great freebies like canoes, lifejackets, and fishing poles – cast your line right here and you might just catch one of three different species of trout.

Kodow Cabin - Roberts
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Kodow Cabin near Yellowstone, Roberts,Montana

Kodow Cabin - Roberts

Just a short drive north of Red Lodge in Roberts, the Kodow Cabin has lots of historic character and charm, originally built in 1865. It has the quintessential log cabin exterior, but the interior has been beautifully renovated. During the wintertime it’s best for a romantic couples’ stay, accommodating two, but from May through October, a detached bunkhouse can be used for another two guests. It includes a hot tub where you can enjoy the warmth as the snow falls, along with a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV and a washer/dryer.

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