Ennis, Montana

This is your western vacation…don’t settle for an ordinary motel room!  Exceptional Montana log cabins with picture windows to take in the views.  Wander Bear Creek Meadow and listen to the sound of the water spilling over the waterwheel.   El Western has a variety of accommodation sizes and rates to fit your vacation needs.

Relax on the front porches of the Creekside Cabins and watch the Rockies at sunset.  Settle in to our Mountainside cabins with lots of elbow room and re-tell stories from your day in Yellowstone National Park. Or choose a spacious lodge with multiple bedrooms, baths and plenty of room for family and friends.  Cabins for overnight or cabins and lodges with fireplaces and kitchens for longer stays.  Whatever your choice, you are surrounded by the beauty of the Rockies and abundant wildlife.


Inside, original ranch-oak furniture with pine and log interiors give you a sense of place that can only be created from 65 years of careful attention to detail and meticulous maintenance.  But that doesn’t come at the expense of comfort and convenience.  Our mattresses are locally-sourced and feature high-quality linens and fluffy pillows.  Our baths are tiled and sparkling clean.  Every log cabin features free wi-fi, flat-screen satellite TV, and daily housekeeping.  El Western is your chance to experience classic Montana surroundings with the comforts of today.  Fresh mountain air, a sparkling creek, immense spruce trees, soft green lawns…an oasis from the ordinary.

Trout Lodge flower boxes
Tippet at the Office
Water Wheel El Western
hiking the Madison Valley
antelope Madison Valley
Viriginia CIty Train


And there are so many things to do!  Located in Ennis, Montana, El Western is just an hour from Yellowstone National Park and the ideal destination for blue ribbon trout fishing in the acclaimed Madison River or exploring spring creeks, mountain lakes or other famous trout rivers like the Big Hole. Hiking, golfing, horseback riding and outdoor adventuring of every kind are waiting.  Just a mile away, the town of Ennis provides great dining, shopping, amazing outdoor art and a chance to rub elbows with real cowboys at the local watering holes. Just over the mountain are the fascinating historic towns of Virginia City and Nevada City.  Pan for gold, ride the train, eat ice cream or watch a dramatic enactment from the Gold Rush days.



Not just a place to stay – a place to make memories.
El Western – family-owned Montana cabins since 1948.