What’s there to do, in Eureka, Montana? Don’t tell anyone, but recreation and open spaces abound. In fact, our corner of Montana is one of the least ‘discovered’ and unspoiled areas in Montana. You won’t find any crowds or many tourists up here. What you will find are wide open spaces, beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife and a friendly community. Here’s a list of our local favorites:
- Walk or ride (or float) all the way from Eureka’s Historical Village (or from our property) to Lake Koocanusa. It’s a 1-2 hour beautiful walk or 45 minute bike ride.
- Explore Eureka’s Historical Village – a unique collection of local historic buildings and structures dating as far back as the late 1880s and early 1900s. The collection includes a school, church, library, general store, fire tower, railroad depot, caboose and several log cabins and each structure is furnished with local artifacts common to its era. Check out: http://www.tobaccovalleyhistory.org
- Plan a day trip to Glacier National Park and drive the historic Going To The Sun Road – The West side entrance is just over an hour away. You’ll need to reserve your entrance pass/find out more at: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/gtsrticketedentry.htm
- Shop the cutest little main street in America. Walking distance from the glamping grounds, our Main Street (Dewey Ave) boasts some of the cutest shops west of the Mississippi. Our favorites: The Farmacy, located in a beautiful old brick bank building is full of world famous herbal remedies, great coffee and bobas, and the coolest Mercantile, it looks more like a movie set than a store you’d find up in these parts. Check out: https://www.montanafarmacy.com
- Breakfast at an old fashioned diner/soda fountain: Cafe Jax. Lunch or dinner at the Front Porch Grill – home of the world famous Eureka Burger – or try the Huckleberry burger. Front Porch welcomes you back to the good old days of sitting a spell, and encourages folks to pull out one of their many board games stay awhile! https://frontporchgrillhouse.com
- Watch the sunset, rent a pontoon boat or SUP, and/or dine at Abayance Bay and explore the incredible Lake Koocanusa. You’ll learn why Northwest Montana is definitely “The Last Best Place” – there are no homes and very few boats on this turquoise lake that shares the US/Canada border. It’s a 10 minute drive from our property, or a 45 minute bike ride down Rails to Trails from our property. Lake Koocanusa Bridge is the tallest and longest bridge in Montana. https://abayancebay.com
- Rock Climb at StoneHill, overlooking Lake Koocanusa. Stone Hill offers climbers of all levels an opportunity to challenge themselves on some routes. Many of the crags are excellent for top-roping, and include permanent bolts for easy rigging. Most routes also provide easy walk-off descents as well. Approach distance is usually less than the height of the crags, and bumper belays have been known to occur on roadside bluffs. Read more here.
- Take a scenic drive from Eureka to Libby to Kootenai Falls. A gorgeous one-hour drive that I swear rivals driving Hwy 1 from SF to LA. The drive on hwy 37 from Eureka to Libby takes you along Lake Koocanusa to one of the most epic waterfalls outside of Niagara Falls. Kootenai Falls is the largest undammed falls in Montana and it offers unforgettable and breathtaking view as the Kootenai River loses 300 feet in elevation traveling a few hundred yards down river. The Revenant shot here, and we’re glad that it’s too remote to be spoiled. Make sure to walk the hanging bridge when you’re there!
- Fly Fish on The Kootenai River -Fishing the Kootenai is unlike many of the more popular blue ribbon rivers in Montana – it provides some of the best opportunities for trout fishing in the entire region, and some of the biggest fish ever pulled out of a Montana river have come from the waters of the Kootenai. We can hook you up with an awesome guide.
- Hike and watch wildlife. We are surrounded by miles and miles of State Forest and Forest Service land where you’re unlikely to run into others. The Pacific Northwest Trail and Rails to Trails runs right through our property. (Yes, hikers, we can hold your mail!) https://www.pnt.org
- Bonus: Golf. We don’t golf but know that lots of folks do, and our area boasts two of the best golf courses in Montana, including the world-famous Wilderness Club.
- Visit our life-size replica of Stonehenge, and vintage aircraft at the Stonehenge Air Museum!
Kim & Tim Walker
We are hopefully coming from Ontario to Montana around Sept/22. We are planning on visiting friends in Alberta but staying mostly in Montana. We would like to visit a Ghost town, an “old” town(interactive/active) if possible and a rodeo. We know this is a big list but any direction you can give would be appreciated. We would definitely not be opposed to travelling a few hours as we would like to see Yellowstone, etc.
Thank you in advance for your feedback.
Have a wonderful day.
Kim & Tim Walker
Hi there! I’d definitely go to the Bannack ghost town, and if you’re going all the way down to Yellowstone, don’t miss Virgina City!