The Stay Montana team was recently excited to volunteer at Gallatin County Food Bank! Our team picked up and hand-delivered food to families around the Bozeman area.
“As a local, family-owned and operated company, giving back to the communities where our employees and owners live and work is a core company value at Stay Montana,” commented Laura Dwight, Director of Marketing. “Additionally, we like to focus our giving on organizations that help local families in need, The Gallatin County Food Bank does just that. Stay Montana is proud to continue to support our local community and looking forward to our next opportunity to volunteer.”
The Gallatin County Food Bank has been providing emergency food assistance in the valley for 40 years. It is their mission is to improve food security throughout Southwest Montana. Learn more and get involved on their website.
Amber Vogl, Director of Owner Services said, “Being able to give back to the community we love is such a great feeling. We met some very sweet people this day too!”
Stay Montana is excited to announce that we placed 2nd in the Best of Whitefish 2022 for 3 different categories, including Property Management, Lodging and Best New Business! Additionally, we placed 3rd for Best Employer! Thank you to the Whitefish Community for your support and for voting for Stay Montana! We appreciate you! We are proud and thankful for this recognition.
Best Property Management – 2nd Place
Best Lodging – 2nd Place
Best New Business (within the last 2 years) – 2nd Place
Best Employer – 3rd Place
You can view the full results for Best of Whitefish 2022 on the Whitefish Pilot’s site here.
Who is Stay Montana?
We are a local, family-owned & operated boutique vacation rental company specializing in making Montana memories. We strive to provide the best customer service possible and continually exceed guest & owner expectations. We even provide our family recipe, Ella Cookies, at check-in. Our guests love them! Come visit! We’d love to welcome you to Montana! Check out our Whitefish Vacation rentals here.
Looking for a property management company in Whitefish? We’d love to partner with you! Please visit our Whitefish Property Management page to learn more and contact us!
Thanks to our Team!
Thanks to our wonderful, local team for all your hard work and congrats on this achievement! Want to get to know us? Meet our Team here! Or looking for a job? We’re hiring! Check out our Careers page!
Your Personal Riverfront Lodge, Perfect for Groups!
“The outdoor space and river is a 5 star Montana experience,” Jason, a Stay Montana guest says, “I would definitely stay in this cabin again. This was an amazing trip.”
As a family-owned & operated company, we know how important it is to spend quality time together. Clark Fork River Lodge is the perfect place to spend quality time together with your loved ones and escape from it all! Located on the banks of the beautiful Lower Clark Fork River, northeast of St. Regis, Montana, this rustic lodge features a brand new outdoor bar area overlooking the river, in addition to a large deck. Spend the day fishing or floating and the evenings grilling and stargazing by the campfire. There’s a gentle trail down to the river bank or just relax and soak in the river views and sounds from the spacious deck or bar. It’s the perfect authentic Montana retreat! We can’t stop drooling over this rustic riverfront property and there’s still summer availability so act fast!
With 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and room for 12 guests, the Clark Fork River Lodge is great for family escapes or getaways with friends. You can truly unplug here with no TVs, WiFi or even hair dryers. The lodge features custom-built log furniture giving it a rustic feel with the convenience of a modern kitchen and bathrooms. The focal point of the house is the brand new outside bar area & patio overlooking the river but you’ll also enjoy the open and airy main floor with living room, kitchen, dining area, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. The lower level has walkout access to the river along with a 2nd living area with a Queen futon, 2 more bedrooms and 1 bath. On the 2nd level, you’ll find a loft and a bedroom. Take a Virtual Tour!
Another bonus is how easy the Clark Fork River Lodge is to get to. St Regis is located just off of I-90 about 1 hour west of Missoula, MT or 2 hours east of Spokane, WA. The property is about 11 miles off the Interstate, tucked in along the river.
The following video and the photos above are from a group that enjoyed the lodge last summer. Your group could be next!
Are you drooling yet? Read more and check availability for the Clark Fork River Lodge!
There is plenty for everyone to do in St Regis:
- Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
- Bike or walk the Route of the Hiawatha
Love it?! Read more about the Clark Fork River Lodge!
Stay Montana is happy to support our local community and the Big Sky Chamber in this year’s Shred Day! Come on out to our Big Sky office to shred your documents!
Big Sky Office | 55 Lone Mountain TrailBig Sky MT 59716 | (406) 995-2775 (Local)
More info here on the Big Sky Chamber’s website.
Plan ahead for your summer trip! Glacier is requiring tickets and Yellowstone lodging & activities get booked quickly!
Glacier National Park will, like last year, use a reservation system for the summer of 2022 for people traveling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road & in the North Fork area in an effort to control crowds and promote safety in the park. While Yellowstone National Park is not requiring tickets to enter the park, the campgrounds, lodging and tours get booked quickly so make sure to plan in advance! To help inform our Stay Montana guests and make sure they have a smooth, fantastic vacation, we’ve put together information below on visiting YNP and GNP. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team!
Glacier National Park
Tickets for Going-to-the-Sun Road go on sale March 2nd, 2022 at 8am MST and can be purchased on recreation.gov! Note, the GTTSR receives a lot of snow and usually opens around June.
An Entry Reservation Ticket will be required from May 27th to September 11th, 2022 for private vehicles & motorcycles traveling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road between 6am and 4pm from the West Glacier, Camas Road and Rising Sun area (5 miles west of St Mary) entrances. Tickets are $2.00, good for 3 days, and are in addition to your Park Pass. Foot & bicycle traffic does not require an Entry Reservation Ticket. Tickets are included if you have lodging or service reservations, just show your receipt. Entry Reservation Tickets will be limited with about 1/2 of them available 120 days in advance and 1/2 of them available 1 days in advance. Tickets can be purchased beginning on March 2nd, 2022 at 8am MST on the recreation.gov website. Many Glacier (with the exception of hte Rising Sun area), Two Medicine, and Highway 2 entrances do not require an Entry Reservation Ticket.
New this year, the Polebridge entrance will require a reservation for vehicles accessing the North Fork Area. Tickets are required May 27th to September 11th, 2022 for travel between 6am to 6pm. If you have a camping reservation, you do not need a ticket.
For more information and a map on the Glacier National Park corridor requiring tickets go here.
Glacier National Park is also requiring face masks and social distancing as part of their COVID-19 precautions. Check the latest status updates for Glacier here.
Yellowstone National Park
Currently, reservations are not required to enter the park or planned for the summer of 2022; however, Yellowstone is exercising COVID-19 precautions such as mask-wearing and social distancing. Check the latest park status update here. Campground & lodging reservations can fill up months in advance so make sure to make your reservation early! You can make your reservation for Yellowstone camping, lodging, tours, etc. online here.
Top things to do in Montana this Spring – activities & events for all!
😎☀️Still trying to figure out what to do for Spring Break? Take the kiddos skiing! Montana offers family-friendly activities for all! Whether you want to ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, dog sled, or just relax by a cozy fire or in a hot tub with a stunning view, the possibilities are endless. Also, don’t miss Free Admission to National Parks on April 16th – Visit Glacier and Yellowstone!
If you’re looking to ski, you’re in luck, Montana is experiencing an awesome snowy season which means Spring skiing conditions are excellent. While Whitefish Mountain Resort wrapped up it’s season on April 10th, Big Sky Resort is open until April 24th! The resorts host lots of fun spring activities like pond skims, rail jams, concerts, and more. So get to Big Sky and enjoy some epic turns!
Find Your Perfect Montana Spring Skiing Property – Sunny Turns Await!
We’ve put together a list of our favorite Montana properties for Spring from Big Sky to Whitefish with amenities ranging from Ski In/Out, Hot Tubs, Fireplaces, Views, Close to Town, Shuttle Service and more! Want a recommendation from our local team? Contact us!
❤️ The Perfect Properties for Cooking & Entertaining 🥂
Love to cook and looking for a romantic getaway with your sweetie? Or have a chef in your family or friend group? We put together a list of properties with the best kitchens to help you find your perfect space for cooking and spending quality time with your loved ones during your Montana vacation! From drool-worthy fully equipped kitchens, gorgeous views, cozy fireplaces, room for entertaining, and abundant outdoor activities – all you need to bring is your family or friends. Find your perfect retreat now for the best availability and rates!
Want help planning your perfect holiday escape or finding a property with the kitchen of your dreams? Contact us! Our friendly team would love to help!
We’re thrilled to announce our new office in downtown Whitefish!
Located at 100 East Second Street Suite 301, we’re right in the heart of downtown Whitefish! We had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce on January 13th, 2022 at 4pm. We had light refreshments and our famous family recipe, Ella Cookies for all! What are Ella Cookies?! Read all about them in our Stay Montana Family Cookbook!
Did you know we now have over 50 rentals in the Flathead Valley? We are thankful to all our trusted homeowner partners, our local Flathead Valley Stay Montana team, and our wonderful community supporters, like the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce – our amazing growth within 1 year wouldn’t be possible without you!
Stay Montana is a local, family-owned and operated company with a focus on customer service and making Montana memories. Our homeowners are our most valuable partners and we treat their homes as if they were our own. We pride ourselves in creating unforgettable Montana experiences for all our guests, whether they’re staying in a studio or a luxury property. Learn more about why you should book your next vacation with us or why you should partner with us to manage your property!
Thank you for joining us at our new Whitefish office! Contact us if you have any questions.
Stay Montana is thrilled to support the local Whitefish community, local businesses, and the North Valley Food Bank.
We were delighted to sponsor Turkey Bowling for a good cause, the North Valley Food Bank, at the Whitefish Christmas Stroll back in December 2021! Our local Whitefish team helped collect donations for the Food Bank, organized the Turkey Bowling fun, and passed out our family recipe, Ella’s Cookies!
Stay Montana prides itself on giving back to the community and this event proved a fun way to mingle with locals and donate to the Food Bank. We hope to see you out and about at this event next year!
What? Turkey Bowling for a good cause – The North Valley Food Bank! Thanks to our community for bringing items to donate!
What is Turkey Bowling?! A frozen turkey for adults to bowl and a smaller, cornish game hen for kids to bowl. Pin N Cue is donated the pins! Kids’ entries were free and adults can donate food or money to the North Valley Food Bank. We are excited to support this great organization!
When? 530pm-9pm on December 10th, 2021
Where? Downtown Whitefish! Our booth was located in front of the Great Northern Bar on Central Ave, between Railway and 1st St.
Who? The local Stay Montana team ran the turkey bowling and will have a booth set up with refreshments.
Why? All entry fees and food donations went to the North Valley Food Bank. Plus, bowling turkeys is silly and FUN!
What other activities will be happening? Christmas Shopping, Supporting Local Whitefish Businesses, Shoppers’ Drawing Raffle, Mingling, and More! Don’t forget to save your 59937 receipts to trade in for raffle tickets! Shop Small from November 27th thru Christmas Stroll, December 10th. The Whitefish Chamber of Commerce will be awarding raffle tickets to our Shoppers’ Drawing with twelve baskets donated by Whitefish Chamber Members.
Stay Montana is thrilled to support the local Whitefish community, local businesses, and the North Valley Food Bank. We had a great time meeting and mingling with all! #StayMontanaGives
Questions? Contact us!
In honor of the Holidays, we’d like to give you The Stay Montana Cookbook! Our team & homeowners contributed their favorite recipes to create this beautiful cookbook full of Montana flavor, from Bison Chili to Huckleberry Cake and more!
And don’t forget Ella Cookies! What are Ella Cookies? Ella Torsleff, daughter of the Stay Montana owners, developed this unique recipe when she was only 14 years old and Stay Montana quickly began making them for all our guests and getting raving reviews. Read all about them in our cookbook!
Dreaming of getting away to Montana this winter? We still have vacation rentals with availability and would love to welcome you! Plus, Big Sky Resort opened on Thanksgiving and Whitefish Mountain Resort opened on December 10th!
Download the cookbook and get inspiration for full Montana flavor recipes just in time for the holidays!
Thank you to the Stay Montana Family for participating in this fun creation!