If it’s time for your next leadership retreat or your client asks you to find a unique location for their next meeting, consider Western Montana’s Glacier Country. This extraordinary meetings destination is chock-full of unique lodging for corporate retreats, leadership meetings, executive think-tanks and more. Combine one-of-a-kind lodging and meeting venues with the stunning scenery, recreational opportunities for pleasure or teambuilding, and free time for meditation and solitude, and your team will delight in meeting in Montana. What do we mean by unique? Consider a luxury treehouse overlooking Whitefish Mountain Resort or a geodome with the ability to stare at the big Montana sky full of stars all night. Perhaps a glamping tent with your own camp butler to help with drinks and gourmet s’mores around the fire at night or a boutique guest ranch where Clydesdale horses great you upon arrival. Glacier Country continues to add unique lodging properties for that next meeting consideration.

Clydesdales greet you at Clydesdale Outpost in Whitefish.

Luxury Guest Ranches
When looking for a unique experience that will engage and encourage a team, look no further than the finest guest ranches in the West. With each catering to couples, groups or families, WesternMontana can deliver an experiential experience for your team. The Resort at Paws Up offers 28 luxury guest homes on 37,000 acres with a la carte activities including archery, skeet shooting, ATV and snowmobile tours, fly-fishing, trail rides, hot air ballooning and lake activities. Located in Philipsburg, The Ranch at Rock Creek, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux properties, offers 29 one-of-a-kind accommodations along with over 20 ranch activities making this an all-inclusive luxury experience. New to the guest ranch scene is Clydesdale Outpost, a boutique guest ranch experience north of Whitefish that is totally customizable and will leave your team with a “must come back” feel.

Intimate dinner in the arena barn at Resort at Paws Up.
Inside the main lodge at The Ranch at Rock Creek.
One of the two room cabins at Clydesdale Outpost.

Forest Retreat
Choose from the green haus, light haus, round haus or tree haus at The Green O. This adult-only woodland hideaway nestled in tall pines offers 12 secluded accommodations and privacy galore with just the right blend of adventure and serenity. Gather together at the social haus where meals are a work of art. Located east of Missoula and surrounded by 37,000 acres of ranchland and forestland, this is a remarkable retreat location.

One of the haus accommodations at The Green O. Photo: Green O

Glamping Tents and Geodomes
Luxury camping, often referred to as glamping, is a fun option for a get-back-to-nature retreat. Western Montana has options that range from rustic to 5-star accommodations.

Located in Coram and about 5 miles from the west entrance to Glacier National Park is Under Canvas Glacier. Offering a multitude of glamping tents, from safari to treehouse style, each canvas tent comes fully furnished with beds, linens and a wood burning stove. Some of the tents utilize private bathrooms located a short walk away, while the more elaborate tents have their own ensuite bathroom. The Resort at Paws Up has taken glamping to a whole new level and offers six different glamping camps with 36 luxury tents, some located along the beautiful Blackfoot River. Each tent features an ensuite bathroom, heated floors (some with clawfoot tubs), heat and air conditioning and your very own camp butler and camp chef. The all-inclusive Ranch at Rock Creek offers glamping tents—it’s hard to call this tent camping—with the finest amenities and an extensive list of guided outdoor activities that include all the gear and equipment needed for an experience of a lifetime. New to the glamping scene is BaseGlamp, offering a unique glamping experience. Located in the middle of 20 pine-forested acres, this year-round, eco-friendly, retreat location just north of Whitefish offers peace, serenity and a real get-back-to-nature feel. 12 unique geodesic domes all with ensuite bathrooms, fireplaces and heated floors also feature outdoor cedar hot tubs and fire pits. Meetings can be held in their welcome barn with sofas and a kitchen, along with catered meals, or hit the charming mountain town of Whitefish for dining and nightlife.

Each glamping tent at Paw Up comes with ensuite bathrooms, heat and air conditioning.
Making s’mores around the fire at The Resort at Paws Up glamping camp.
Glamping in style at Ranch at Rock Creek.
Each geodome at BaseGlamp has an ensuite bathroom.

Treehouses and Chalets
The three Snow Bear Treehouses, along with the neighboring chalets, offer slopeside luxury accommodations at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish. Each treehouse sleeps six comfortably, includes a private hot tub, gas fireplace and a starry turret. Next door are beautifully appointed chalets that sleep six as well, where catered meals can be arranged because your team won’t want to leave this amazing place once they arrive.

Snow Bear Tree House at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Gather in one of the Snow Bear Chalets, slope side at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Western Montana also has additional unique accommodations, including grain silos that have been converted to the most adorable guest accommodations, individual log cabins with central meeting venues, and historic lodges and luxury lodges with their own ensuite bathrooms and central common areas for brainstorming.

Meet in the round house at Haymoon Resort in Whitefish.
Belly up to the bar at Haymoon Resort for a post meeting drink.

If you would like more information on unique lodging options in Western Montana or need help finding the perfect retreat destination, visit our meetings page or drop me a line. I am always here to help.

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November 29, 2022

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