El Western Cabins & Lodges

The log cabins and lodges of El Western are a unique blend of authentic western charm and today’s comforts in a picture-perfect setting. El Western captures the spirit of old west hospitality and style and is a rare remaining glimpse of an original Montana resort. Our lush green lawns and towering spruce trees are a southwest Montana landmark. The cabins and grounds of El Western are carefully maintained, with the goal of retaining their original character.

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Latitude: 45.3173918 Longitude: -111.7364502 Elevation: 4995 ft

Lodging Style and Amenities

Cabins and lodges at El Western come in many different sizes and are available for overnight or extended stay. The original cabins were built in 1948 with logs cut in the adjoining National Forest, hand-peeled on the property and individually constructed. Large picture windows take in spectacular views – especially at sunset. Relax on the front porches of these duplex cabins as the mountains turn alpenglow pink. Bear Creek flows behind the Creekside cabins providing a restful backdrop. Some cabins have a waterwheel view.

The Mountainside Cabins are spacious 2-bedroom accommodations and feature a fireplace, comfortable livingroom, front and back porches and tile bathrooms with separate tub and shower. The kitchens are roomy with full size appliances including a dishwasher. Our stand-alone Lodges also have fireplaces, full kitchens and plenty of living space - perfect for fishing buddies or families. Furnishings are original Ranch Oak and western inspired leather chairs with embroidered horseshoes, horses, boots, saddles, etc. Light fixtures utilize lanterns, wagon wheels and stirrups.

Conference facilities are available for group meetings or catered parties. A large open deck and picture windows with incredible mountain views provide the perfect backdrop for productive meetings or social gatherings. Ammenities include daily housekeeping, satellite TV and wireless access.

Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

Season Open

Cabins open May 1 - October 15. Lodges available all year.

Additional Services and Amentities Available

Recognized in the 2009 National Geographic Traveler Magazine on their "Stay List", El Western has a unique sense of place and a tradtion of western hospitality. Timeless and authentic, we are an independent and family owned property. We welcome you to El Western… “A Montana Tradition since 1948.”

Rate Range

Creekside Cabins $75 - 155; Mountainside Cabins $160 - $260; Lodges $180 - $450 (rates seasonally adjusted)

Driving Directions

El Western is located on US Highway 287, 1 mile south of Ennis, MT. US Highway 287 runs through Ennis. To the north is I-90 (45 miles) and to the south is Yellowstone National Park (70 miles). Travelers may also arrive from Viriginia City on State Highway 287.

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