You know the old saw about location, location, location? When a state is as big as Montana, it's pertinent. Decide what portions of Montana you'd most like to explore for their outdoor options—Big Sky has superlative fly-fishing
, for instance—and then check out our suggestions for lodgings nearby. Within the last ten years, the choices have greatly expanded: historic and new, rustic and deluxe. Mix it up to get the best sense of the state.