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Pet-Friendly Montana Getaways

pet friendly rentals

Montana Loves Pets and Pets Love Montana!

Why leave your furry friends behind? With pet-friendly Montana vacation rentals, you and your pets can have a fun holiday any time of year!

Book your stay with StayMontana.com for pet-friendly accommodations in Montana so your pet doesn’t have to stay home alone while you’re enjoying your adventure getaway!

Pet-Friendly Things to Do

As you spend your days exploring Montana, there are many pet-friendly places your pets can accompany you. Some great activities include:

  • Hiking: Montana has several hiking trails ranging from all levels of difficulty. With high mountains and majestic falls, these trails are not only challenging but also rewarding and beautiful. Most of these trails allow for your pets to accompany you – just make sure they are on a leash and don’t forget to pick up after them.Ousel Falls – A great short hike for all ages leading to a breathtaking waterfall, located just .3 miles from the town center in Big Sky.
    • Lion Mountain Trail – Explore this 2.6-mile loop trail near Whitefish, Montana. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 7 min to complete.
  • Dog Parks:
    • Bozeman Snowfill Recreation Area – an excellent dog park with vast fenced in acres and walking trails so your dog can roam free off leash.
    • Hugh Rogers Whitefish Dog Park – a sprawling, 5-acre dog park in a picturesque setting featuring open play areas, a small beach, agility course, free dog wash, drinking fountains for dogs & humans, and a pond! Named one of the top 10 dog parks in the US by USA Today!
  • Camping: 
    • Yellowstone has over 2,000 campsites and 12 campgrounds as well as many backcountry campsites. Spend a day in nature elevated at 6,200+ feet. Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash.
    • Glacier National Park allows dogs on leash (no longer than 6ft) in developed areas of the park including campgrounds.

Pet-Friendly Eateries in Montana

There are also many restaurants and pubs that have outdoor seating where your pets can join you.

  • Bozeman

    406 Brewing Company: After a long and busy day hiking, enjoy a cold beer at this pet-friendly brewery. With its many flagship beers and American eats like sandwiches, pizzas, and pasta, this is the perfect spot to unwind.

    TreaT Café: A collaboration between Sola Café, Happy Dog GastroPUP, and Ghost Town Coffee Roasters, this unique café offers gluten-free and vegan food and beverage options not only for you but also for your four-legged friend!

    Rise and Shine Café and Bakery: Enjoy your morning breakfast with your pup at this local café. Serving eggs, bagels, and fresh pastries, they will also bring out a bowl of water for your dog.

    Find more pet-friendly restaurants in Bozeman.

  • West Yellowstone

    Pete’s Rocky Mountain Pizza: Enjoy pizza at this local eatery along with your furry friend in their large picnic patio. Your dog will also get a bowl of cold water and some treats!

    Café Sabor: A local favorite, this Mexican eatery is situated directly across the Henry Fork River. You and your pet can relax and enjoy the view from their outdoor patio with some freshly made guacamole and chips.

    Angler Lodge and Riverfront Restaurant: 
    Fine dining, delicious wine, view of the stunning Snake river and your four-legged friend – can it get any better? Enjoy steaks, wine, and cheesecake at this beautiful riverfront restaurant.

    Find more pet-friendly restaurants in West Yellowstone.

  • Big Sky

    Lone Peak Brewery: Enjoy one of thirteen beers on tap at Big Sky’s first and only microbrewery. Their outdoor tables are perfect to enjoy live music and good food in the company of your pet.

    320 Steakhouse and Saloon: This American style-eatery has locals and tourists fawning over its Rough Rider Tenderloin Trio – pan-seared bison with truffle compound butter, elk with a red wine demi-glace, and beef tenderloin with a cabernet-fig jus served with pine nuts, heirloom tomatoes, and mushroom risotto with seasonal veggies. Yum! Sit at one of their outdoor tables with your pet to enjoy this meat-filled menu.

    Caliber Coffee: Take a break from all the hiking, biking, and horse riding at this pet-friendly coffee shop. Sit outdoors with your dog and enjoy coffee, teas, smoothies and freshly squeezed juice along with delicious baked goods.
    Other great options include Hungry Moose, Wrap Shack, Milkies and Blie Moon!

    Explore more pet-friendly restaurants in Big Sky.

  • Whitefish/Flathead Area

    Bonsai Brewing Project: A don’t miss spot. Independently-owned. Specializing in a diverse range small batch beers. A great spot for your fave beer, food and music – and dogs!

    Montana Tap House: 58 Handles…Countless Happy Customers! The Tap House offers pizza, beer, and a comfy outdoor space to bring your dog!

    Last Chair Kitchen & Bar: This restaurant embraces everything that we believe a good dining experience should be – wonderful food and drink, exceptional service, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and a place where you can sit and recount your stories of the day’s adventures with friends and family. Enjoy a bite with your dog on their patio!

Other Pet Related Services

When your pets join you in your adventures, you may need other pet-friendly services including:

  • Bridger Animal Nutrition: This store carries many premium food brands for pets as well as supplements, treats, and pet accessories.
  • Big Sky Dogs: This local business offers dog walking, sitting, and boarding services so that you can spend a day just by yourselves indulging in outdoor activities where pets aren’t allowed or even go for dinner in a fine-dining restaurant.
  • Lone Peak Vet Hospital: Located in Big Sky, this hospital is convenient if your pet gets sick or needs a treatment procedure during working hours. If you are in Bozeman we recommend Cottonwood Vet Hospital.
  • Pet Emergency Trauma Services (P.E.T.S): If your pet is hurt or doesn’t look too well and needs medical attention immediately, this emergency center is open 24 hours, including on weekends and all major holidays.
  • Flathead Pet Emergency: Your pet’s health is in good hands at Flathead Pet Emergency. Whether you’re in Bigfork or Whitefish, this emergency pet hospital is just a short drive away. They are open weeknights from 6pm to 8am and all weekends and holidays.
  • Tailwaggers Quality Pet Supplies: Tailwaggers is your Whitefish destination for all things pet! They have everything from leashes, to pet food, to treats, and toys!
  • Other great options for your pets needs include Sit’NStay’, Top Dog Daycare and Boarding and Dee-O-Gee Pet Store in Bozeman.

So what are you waiting for, start planning your Montana vacation with Fido in mind today! Between all the fun to be had in the area and the variety of pet-friendly lodging options to accommodate you are your furry pal the perfect vacation awaits.