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Traveling With Pets Traveling With Pets in Montana
Donnie Sexton

Traveling With Pets in Montana

For some of us, it's hard to hit the road without our pup. With wide-open spaces, miles of hiking trails and sparkling waters, Western Montana is a great place for a pet-friendly vacation, and there’s plenty of lodging to accommodate your loyal traveler.

Living in the mountains, reaching for the stars.

Nestled in the mountains and abounding with opportunities for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation, Seeley Lake is the perfect Montana escape.

Dogs love roaming the hills and rivers as much as we do, and Glacier Country is the perfect getaway for the whole family, including those furry friends.

It's important to note that pets are not allowed on some public lands and waterways, and in other areas they must be leashed. Please be respectful of seasonal and year-round laws and posted signage about pets. Also note that dogs can be considered predators (and prey) to some wildlife, so it’s very important to obey all the rules. Also clean up after your pet, and make sure they have enough food and water while you’re out exploring.

Where to Play and Stay (and Even Dine) With Your Pup in Our Pet-Friendly Paradise

State Parks

Pet are allowed ON LEASH in most of Montana’s State Parks. Click here for rules and a list of the parks that do not allow pets.

Glacier National Park

Within Glacier National Park, pets are allowed in developed areas, in front-country campgrounds and picnic areas, along roads, in parking areas and in boats on lakes where motorized watercraft are permitted. Pets are not permitted on trails, along lake shores, in the backcountry or in any building. Click here for more information.

Dog Parks/Runs

Some of Western Montana’s larger cities have off-leash dog parks—and Missoula even has an indoor dog park. Be sure to follow posted signage at each park.

  • Beg Park, Kalispell
  • Hugh Rogers WAG Dog Park, Whitefish
  • Jacob’s Island Bark Park, Missoula (swimming access)
  • Hamilton Dog Park, Hamilton
Patio Pups

There are dozens of restaurants, cafés, bars and breweries in Western Montana that allow dogs on their outdoor patios and decks. It’s just part of that laid-back vibe we tout.

Pet-Friendly Lodging

If you’re traveling with your canine companion, you’re not limited to camping and pet-friendly hotels and motels. Plenty of Western Montana ranches, resorts, vacation homes and cabins also welcome pets. See below for pet-friendly lodging options. Add business listings from previous site.

Note that service animals are not considered pets, so rules/regulations do not apply.

Featured Listings

Abbott Valley Homestead

Abbott Valley Homestead

City: Martin City
Phone: 406.387.5330

1150 S. Fork Road
Martin City, Montana 59926

All Seasons Inn & Suites

All Seasons Inn & Suites

City: White Sulphur Springs
Phone: 406.547.8888

808 3rd Avenue SW
White Sulphur Springs, Montana 59645

Bailey's Bed 'n Bale

Bailey's Bed 'n Bale

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.270.1603

475 Timber Doodle Lane
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Bar W Guest Ranch

Bar W Guest Ranch

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.9099

2875 U.S. Highway 93 W.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Best Western Plus - Grant Creek Inn

Best Western Plus - Grant Creek Inn

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.543.0700

5280 Grant Creek Road
Missoula, Montana 59808

Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.2569

6510 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Big Sky Motel

Big Sky Motel

City: Superior
Phone: 406.822.4831

103 4th Ave. E.
Superior, Montana 59872

Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge

Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.3800

14735 Sylvan Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Bison Creek Ranch

Bison Creek Ranch

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.4482

20722 U.S. Highway 2 W.
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

Bison Creek Ranch & Cafe

Bison Creek Ranch & Cafe

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.4482

20722 U.S. Highway 2 West
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

Bitterroot River Inn and Conference Center

Bitterroot River Inn and Conference Center

City: Hamilton
Phone: 406.375.2525

139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive
Hamilton, Montana 59840

Black Rabbit RV Park

Black Rabbit RV Park

City: Hamilton
Phone: 406.363.3744

2101 North 1st Street
Hamilton, MT 59840

Comfort Inn - University

Comfort Inn - University

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.7600

1021 E. Broadway St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

Diamond S RV Park and Campground

Diamond S RV Park and Campground

City: Ronan
Phone: 406.676.2267

46711 US Hwy 93
Ronan, Montana 59864

Double Tree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater

Double Tree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.728.3100

100 Madison
Missoula, Montana 59802

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.4942

836 Holt Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Edgewater RV Resort & Motel

Edgewater RV Resort & Motel

City: Lakeside
Phone: 406.844.3644

7140 Hwy 93 South
Lakeside, MT 59922

FairBridge Inn, Suites & Outlaw Convention Center - Kalispell

FairBridge Inn, Suites & Outlaw Convention Center - Kalispell

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.6100

1701 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Far West Boat Tours

Far West Boat Tours

City: Lakeside
Phone: 406.844.2628

7135 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Lakeside, Montana 59922

Five Star Rentals of Montana

Five Star Rentals of Montana

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.5994

704 Baker Avenue
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Flathead Lake Inn

Flathead Lake Inn

City: Polson
Phone: 406.883.6266

125 Anchor Way
Polson, Montana 59860-9666

Glacier Campground & RV Park

Glacier Campground & RV Park

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5689

12070 Highway 2 West
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Guides Lodge

Glacier Guides Lodge

City: West Glacier
Phone: 800.521.7238

120 Highline Blvd.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Haven RV Park and Campground

Glacier Haven RV Park and Campground

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.9987

14297 MT Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59916

Glacier Pines RV Park

Glacier Pines RV Park

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.752.2760

120 Swan Mountain Drive
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Glacier Under Canvas

Glacier Under Canvas

City: Coram
Phone: 406.552.4195

101 Under Canvas Road
Coram, MT 59913

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Grouse Mountain Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.892.2525

2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.1800

4805 North Reserve Street
Missoula, Montana 59808

Hidden Moose Lodge

Hidden Moose Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 888.733.6667

1735 E Lakeshore Dr.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.728.3476

322 Fort Missoula
Missoula, Montana 59804

Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park

Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park

City: Missoula
Phone: 800.399.0408

200 S. Pattee St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.7405

275 Treeline Rd
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Jellystone RV Park, Cabins, Campground, Boat and RV Storage

Jellystone RV Park, Cabins, Campground, Boat and RV Storage

City: Missoula
Phone: 800.318.9644

9900 Jellystone Ave
Missoula, Montana 59808

Jim & Mary's RV Park

Jim & Mary's RV Park

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.4416

9800 Hwy 93 N
Missoula, Montana 59808

Kalispell Grand Hotel

Kalispell Grand Hotel

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.8100

100 Main Street
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino

Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino

City: Polson
Phone: 800.882.6363

49708 U.S. Highway 93
Polson, Montana 59860

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Kalispell

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Kalispell

City: Kalispell
Phone: 800.753.3757

255 Montclair
Kalispell, Montana 59901

La Quinta Inn - Missoula

La Quinta Inn - Missoula

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.9000

5059 North Reserve St.
Missoula, MT 59808

LaSalle RV Park

LaSalle RV Park

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 406.892.4668

5618 Hwy 2 West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

City: Trout Creek
Phone: 888.827.4458

2955 MT Highway 200
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

Laughing Horse Lodge

Laughing Horse Lodge

City: Seeley Lake
Phone: 406.886.2080

22360 MT Highway 83
Seeley Lake, Montana 59911

Laughing Horse Lodge

Laughing Horse Lodge

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.886.2080

22360 MT Highway 83 Swan Lake
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Laughing Horse Lodge

Laughing Horse Lodge

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.886.2080

22360 MT Highway 83
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Lincoln's Silver $ Inn

Lincoln's Silver $ Inn

City: Haugan
Phone: 800.531.1968

Exit 16 I-90
Haugan, MT 59842

Linehan Outfitting Company

Linehan Outfitting Company

City: Troy
Phone: 406.395.4872

35309 Yaak River Road
Troy, MT 59935

Mini Golden Inns Motel

Mini Golden Inns Motel

City: Hungry Horse
Phone: 800.894.6464

8955 Hwy 2 E
Hungry Horse, Montana 59919

Missoula KOA

Missoula KOA

City: Missoula
Phone: 800.562.5366

3450 Tina Ave
Missoula, Montana 59808

National Bison Range

National Bison Range

City: Moiese
Phone: 406.644.2211

58355 Bison Range Rd
Moiese, Montana 59824

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

City: Charlo
Phone: 406.644.2588

69286 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, Montana 59824

North Forty Resort

North Forty Resort

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 800.775.1740

3765 MT Highway 40 W.
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

Old Sun Properties

Old Sun Properties

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.250.4291

2458 Highway 93 South
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Ovando Inn and Blackfoot Commercial Company

Ovando Inn and Blackfoot Commercial Company

City: Ovando
Phone: 406.793.5555

406 Pine Street
Ovando, MT 59854

Pine Lodge

Pine Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 800.305.7463

920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Polson - Flathead Lake KOA

Polson - Flathead Lake KOA

City: Polson
Phone: 888.883.2151

200 Irvine Flats Rd.
Polson, Montana 59860

Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort

Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort

City: Polson
Phone: 800.985.0421

200 Irvine Flats Rd.
Polson, Montana 59860

Quality Inn & Suites

Quality Inn & Suites

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.542.0888

4545 North Reserve Street
Missoula, Montana 59808

Quality Inn Hamilton

Quality Inn Hamilton

City: Hamilton
Phone: 800.442.4667

1113 N. First St.
Hamilton, Montana 59840

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

City: Paradise
Phone: 406.826.3150

190 Highway 135
Paradise, Montana 59856

Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson

Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson

City: Polson
Phone: 406.872.2200

209 Ridgewater Drive
Polson, Montana 59860

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground

City: Kalispell
Phone: 800.968.5637

825 Helena Flats Road
Kalispell, Montana 59901

St. Mary Glacier Park KOA

St. Mary Glacier Park KOA

City: St Mary
Phone: 800.562.1504

106 West Shore
St Mary, MT 59417

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.830.3900

120 Expressway
Missoula, Montana 59808

Stevensville Hotel

Stevensville Hotel

City: Stevensville
Phone: 406.777.3087

107 E. 3rd St.
Stevensville, Montana 59870

Swan Lake Trading Post

Swan Lake Trading Post

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.886.2303

22998 MT Highway 83
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths

Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths

City: Hot Springs
Phone: 888.305.3106

209 Wall St.
Hot Springs, Montana 59845

The Firebrand Hotel

The Firebrand Hotel

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.1900

650 East Third Street
Whitefish, Montana 59937

The Islander Inn

The Islander Inn

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.5472

14729 Shore Acres Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up

City: Greenough
Phone: 800.473.0601

40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823

Timbers Motel

Timbers Motel

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.6200

8540 Montana Highway 35
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park

Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park

City: Darby
Phone: 406.821.3282

601 North Main Street
Darby, Montana 59829

West Glacier KOA

West Glacier KOA

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5341

355 Halfmoon Flats
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Western Curios

Western Curios

City: Browning
Phone: 406.338.2815

129 Central Avenue East
Browning, MT 59417

Whitefish Bike Retreat Lodge and Campground

Whitefish Bike Retreat Lodge and Campground

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.260.0274

855 Beaver Lake Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Whitefish RV Park

Whitefish RV Park

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.7275

6404 Hwy 93 S.
Whitefish, MT 59937

Wild River Adventures

Wild River Adventures

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.9453

11900 MT Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

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