Thinking of traveling to Montana this summer? Well, if you’ve looked around for accessible lodging, you may have already discovered that it is in short supply in Big Sky Country. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions from my publisher. She’s a died-in-the-wool New Yorker, but Montana is one of her favorite summertime getaway destinations.
Diana’s Accessible Lodging Suggestions
Chico Hot Springs, a great place about 30 miles north of the northern entrance to Yellowstone. Too big to be called an inn, but it has many of the charming features of such. Funky combination of people like us, local ranchers, and some of the wealthy people — movie stars and such — who have moved into the area.
In Missoula, the Doubletree has three accessible rooms, two with great river views and balconies overlooking it. No way an inn, but the best charm you can get in town.
In Polson, Kwa-Tuk-Nuk Inn on the Flathead Indian Reservation. A motel with no charm except the views of the water from the dining room — they decided that people with disabilities didn’t need water views, and the accessible rooms all face the parking garage or a parking lot. A major sore spot for me, but the only place we have found."
As for Charles and I, we are on the road next week, doing some editorial research in Alabama. I just checked the weather and I guess I should pack my umbrella and my shorts. Hot, humid and thunderstorms! But that’s the south in the summer.