Timeless and beautifully maintained, the log cabins and lodges of El Western are a unique blend of authentic “Old West” style and modern comfort. Hand-peeled logs and knotty pine paneling with original furnishings compliment the tile baths, thick towels, and fluffy pillows. A stay in our genuine Montana log cabins or lodges is a step back in time and a reminder that the world wasn’t always in such a hurry.

Creekside for couples or small families.  Spacious Mountainside kitchen cabins or our one-of-a-kind Lodges for fishing buddies or family groups.  Unique in size and price, whichever cabin or lodge you choose, at El Western you will find they are beautifully appointed, super-clean  and available for overnight or extended stay.


Along with our completely furnished log cabins and visits by our housekeepers, other amenities available to our guests include:

  • Free in-cabin WiFi

  • Private Baths

  • Flat Screen/ Satellite TV

  • Hairdryers, Phones, Daily housekeeping

  • 24 Hour Service

  • Bear Creek Meadow and spacious lawns for strolling or relaxing

  • Knowledgeable staff to help you with local information and activities

For our guests with disabilites, please contact us directly at 406 682-4217 or 800-831-2773 for information on which of our cabins might be suitable for your needs. Your active service dogs are always welcome here in any cabin.  For those who require a full ADA capable facility, we recommend the next-door Rainbow Valley Motel (406 682-4264) or the Fan Mountain Inn (406) 682-5200.  The El Western Conference Center has an ADA compliant restroom, handicap parking and wheelchair accessible entrances.


The authentic Creekside Cabins are perfect for singles, couples or small families.  Choose from one-room Creekside Cabins for overnight or Standard or Superior Kitchen Suites with two rooms.  The Creekside suites all feature view of Bear Creek from the bedroom and the amazing Spanish Peaks from the front room picture window.  Our Superior Creekside cabins have view of Bear Creek, Bear Creek Meadow and the picturesque water wheel.

Creekside Cabins available May 1-October 15



For guests looking for more space or room for more friends or family, the Mountainside Cabins offer multiple bedrooms, large bathrooms, full kitchens and living/dining space.  A wood-burning fireplace is featured along with front and back porches with charcoal grills for each cabin.

Mountainside Cabins available May 1-October 15


The Lodges at El Western are unique log houses, each with its own character. The lodges provide privacy for a romantic getaway or elbow room for a family. As with all El Western accommodations, our lodges are completely furnished. Rates for the lodges are based on 4-person occupancy with nightly charges for additional guests.

Perfect for longer stays and boasting more space and comfort, our log cabin lodges are separate log houses with unique footprints.  The Moose Lodge is the perfect cozy getaway.  The Trout Lodge has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths on one level and plenty of room for up to 12 guests.  Eagle’s Loft Lodge is a luxury Montana cabin rental with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and dramatic vaulted ceiling, gourmet kitchen and rock fireplace.

Moose Lodge and Eagle’s Loft Lodges are available year-round

Pets are not allowed in the Eagle’s Loft