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Where to Stay In Columbia Falls, MT: The Ultimate Hotel Guide

Updated: May 9

Columbia Falls, Montana is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Not only is it next to Flathead River, it is only 20 minutes away from Glacier National Park. There are plenty of recreational opportunities just a short drive away. In this blog, we will cover all the different hotels and lodges in Columbia Falls, Montana, including their prices, amenities, types of rooms, and average ratings.

Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center was recently built in 2016. It has an outdoorsy exterior and a modern atmosphere on the inside. With a 9.6 rating out of 10, you are almost guaranteed to get an exceptional experience at this hotel!

  • Price: $350 per night in the summer, $120 per night in the winter.

  • Amenities: free buffet breakfast, fitness facility, indoor pool, laundry rooms, air conditioning, free WiFi and parking, 24-hour business center, 3 meeting rooms, computer station, conference center (with 3000 square feet of space), spa tub/jacuzzi, and pets are not allowed (unless they are a service pet).

  • Room Types: standard room with 2 queen beds, deluxe room with 2 queen beds and 1 sofa bed, deluxe room with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed, suite with 2 queen beds, and suite with 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed.

  • Rating: 9.6 out of 10

Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center in Columbia Falls, Montana
Credit - Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center

Wonderstone at Glacier has an outdoorsy exterior and a very modern interior. The rooms have hardwood floors; you will feel at home in this lodging. There is also a wonderful view of the Swan Mountain Range, which is only a mile away. It is the cheapest option during the winter.

  • Price: $320/night in the summer, $90/night in the winter.

  • Amenities: 24/7 front desk, air conditioning, free WiFi and parking, children stay free, picnic area, and pets are not allowed (unless a service animal).

  • Room Types: king, queen (ADA), double queen, king and double trundle sofa, king suite, king (ADA) Riverstone, dual queen Riverstone, king room with trundle bed Riverstone, king suite Riverstone, king micro Riverstone, and queen micro Riverstone.

  • Rating: 9.0 out of 10

Wonderstone at Glacier in Columbia Falls, Montana
Credit - Wonderstone at Glacier

Both the inside and outside of Glacier Basecamp Lodge have an outdoorsy atmosphere. There is the Big Sky Waterpark right across the stress, and the Swan Mountains just a mile away. Unfortunately, this lodge is only open from June 3 and October 1 - this is why this hotel ranks lower on this list.

  • Price: $300 per night in the summer.

  • Amenities: laundry facilities, air conditioning, free WiFi and parking, barbecue grills, playground, children’s games, computer station, picnic area, firepit, outdoor furniture, no elevator, and only service animals are allowed.

  • Room Types: deluxe suite 29 on ground floor with 3 queen beds (no pets), deluxe suite 30 on second floor with 3 queen beds and 1 double sofa bed (no pets), 2 bedrooms with 2 queens plus a refrigerator and microwave, Grizzly Den suite on second floor with 1 king bed and 2 queen beds (no pets, but a mountain view), and standard suite on either floor with 2 queen beds (some rooms are pet-friendly).

  • Rating: 8.4 out of 10

Glacier Basecamp Lodge in Columbia Falls, Montana
Credit - Glacier Basecamp Lodge

If you want a cabin all to yourself, then Glacier Acres Guest Ranch is the place for you. Located a few minutes away from Columbia Falls, you will be in a very quiet area with plenty of stars to gaze at. It’s the cheaper summer hotel option in the area.

  • Price: $240/night in the summer, there may be seasonal closures.

  • Amenities: refrigerator, free WiFi and parking, air conditioning, playground, microwave, freezer, coffee/tea maker, barbecue grill, picnic area, outdoor furniture and entertainment area, firepit with free firewood, laptop workspace, pet-friendly for free, individual cabins.

  • Room Types: premium cabin with 1 queen bed, deluxe cabin with 1 queen bed and 1 double sofa bed (accessible), and deluxe cabin with 1 queen bed.

  • Rating: 9.4 out of 10

Glacier Acres Guest Ranch in Columbia Falls, Montana
Credit - Glacier Acres Guest Ranch

Recreational Opportunities Near Columbia Falls

1. Glacier National Park

Considered to be among the best national parks in the country, Glacier National Park offers dozens of hikes with amazing views. Some short hikes include Avalanche Lake, Hidden Lake Overlook, and Rocky Point. Longer hikes include The Garden Wall, Cracker Lake, Iceberg Lake, and Blackfoot Glacier. There are plenty of short hikes that give unforgettable views! Kalispell is another popular town for people going to the park.

2. Whitefish Lake

There are a lot of hikes, plus options to kayak, swim, paddleboard, or boat. There is also the Whitefish Mountain Resort, which we wrote about in this blog.

3. Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is the largest lake in the Western United States (excluding Alaska) by surface area. It also has some of the cleanest water you will ever see! We wrote about Flathead Lake and Polson here.

No matter where you stay in Columbia Falls, Montana, you will be satisfied. Every hotel option has an exceptional rating. Glacier National Park is a must-visit area - the landscape is something that is rarely seen in most of the continental United States. Have a fun time in Columbia Falls!

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