Derived from the Spanish word for mountain, Montana is known for the vast mountain ranges that run across its otherwise prairie topography
. Unofficially nicknamed “Big Sky Country
” and “The Treasure State,” Montana is a perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors and get some time away from big-city noise. Vacation rentals and lodging accommodations are available throughout the state in small rural communities and larger urban centers.
For a unique experience with nature, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit the national parks situated in Montana. Glacier National Park is located along the Canadian border and includes parts of two sub ranges of the Rocky Mountains
, over a hundred lakes and several hundred species of animals. The park’s region is known as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem
” and is very close to being pristine. One of the more unique sights at the park is the Chief Mountain, an isolated peak on the eastern boundary
. Thrust out above landscape around it, the mountain has been the source of much interest dating back to the indigenous populations of North America and is now a favored climbing spot.
If you’re planning on getting a condo rental accommodation in Montana, don’t forget about the other world-class natural destination, Yellowstone National Park. Southeast of its Glacier counterpart, this nature preserve is widely believed to be the first national park in the world
and is home to, among other geological features, the Old Faithful Geyser
. Hundreds of plants and animals reside in the area, making wildlife watching a great activity at the park.
If you’re interested in the arts, don’t miss the chance to check out the Beall Park Art Center and the Artspace community situated in Bozeman
and Billings respectively. For an exhilarating experience on the water, consider the 10,000 Waves Raft and Kayak Adventure. Jump into an eight-person raft or a single seat kayak and let the professional river masters take you on a white-water rapids trip you won’t soon forget
. Headquartered in Missoula, the company offers adventures on the Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Clark Fork rivers. Vacation rentals in the state give ample opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
Not only is Montana known for its wild and exotic nature scenery and topography
, but for the great festivals that go on all through its region. Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival
is an event steeped in history and family fun. Head to the Daly Mansion grounds, the reputed birthplace of Hamilton and get ready for a weekend charged with Celtic music, bagpipes and highland games. If you can’t get enough tunes, Blues Fest in Virginia City is the place for you. The three day festival takes place in August, promising a great cultural experience. Among other events are the Big Sky Polka Festival and the River City Roots Fest
. Exciting events are always nearby when you rent a vacation rental accommodation in Montana.
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