Eureka, in Lincoln County, Montana is located on the Tobacco River in an area known as the Tobacco Valley. Eureka was founded in the early 1880s and today has a population just over 1000 locals. This quint town has no shortage of homely accommodations, vacation rentals condo rentals.
The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail passes through Eureka. It is a 1200 mile hiking trail running from the Continental Divide in Montana (connecting it with the Continental Divide Trail), through the northern panhandle of Idaho, to the Pacific coast of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. It crisscrosses the Rocky Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, Pasayten Wilderness, North Cascades, Olympic Mountains, and Wilderness Coast. The trail crosses three National Parks and seven National Forests. Many accommodations and lodging options are dotted throughout the trail ranging from rustic vacation rentals to condo rentals with character.
Eureka is a quaint town rich in history and full of friendliness. The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed and it is virtually a recreation paradise. Activities are close by and can be accessed easily with little or no traffic to contend with. Eureka is a unique community surrounded by many lakes and acres of state and forest service land. There are accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental choices located within many of the activities and sites. This lends itself to a desired quality of life with an abundance of outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, hunting and much more.
Eureka also boasts an impressive collection of boutique shops, art galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Visitors will even find a library and a movie theater. The local Sunburst Foundation works hard to bring an impressive calendar of cultural events to the community. In April, Eureka hosts the perennially popular Rendezvous Days celebration, which celebrates the frontier spirit that makes Northwest Montana such a fantastic place. As spring turns to summer, popular events are more common and include the June Amish Auction; Julys Wood Rock Festival, Tobacco Valley Rodeo, and Fiberfest Eureka; in August, the Tobacco Valley hosts the Eureka, Montana Quilt Show, the Lincoln County Fair, and the Bull Thing. With the end of summer, the Valley takes a bit of a rest for the winter, though the Christmas Opening Weekend in December is particularly noteworthy.
Don't forget to experience an authentic buffet style Amish Dinner served on Fridays in the summer at the Kootenai Kraft and Grocery located on the West Kootenai in the Amish Village.
Adding to its natural appeal is its alluring microclimate; Eureka enjoys mild winters and warm summers, with summertime highs of 80 to 100 degrees.
Skiing is a powerful, if understated, winter draw in Eureka. Riverstone Lodge is within an hour of four fantastic ski slopes. These include Big Mountain in Whitefish, MT; Turner Mountain in Libby, MT; Fernie Resort in Fernie, BC; and Kimberley Alpine Resort near Cranbrook, BC.
Book any of the accommodation or vacation rental options in and around Eureka and enjoy what the town has to offers all year round.
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