The cooler side of Montana: 3 towns you had no idea you wanted to visit

Summer is winding down slowly. The crisp cool evening air is going to settle in soon over the vast landscape of Montana. Don’t let cooler temps and shorter days slow you down! Make the most out of fall! Here are some suggestions for your next fall getaway:

Bannack State Park


Bannack is a well preserved ghost town, a tribute to the gold mine rush. Over 50 buildings line the street with tours operating daily. Every July, they hold an annual reenactment of the previous life the town once saw. Capture the spectacular fall changing of the leaves, fall fishing and wildlife viewing. Over the vast land the Big Hole River is one of the most beautiful rivers to fly fish in. Dillon Vacation Retreat

Yellowstone River

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For a unique fall getaway, try Livingston, Montana. The backdrop of the movie A River Runs Through it, this stunning landscape is coupled by talented artists, chefs, and musicians. This creates a one of kid talented area. Enjoy life entertainment, museums, river recreation, fly fishing and more. Yellowstone River Vacation Rentals 

Glacier Country


Many festivals are hosted here such as the bluegrass festival, the Darby rodeo, Logger days and more. Enjoy a unique history of Glacier Country with museums and cultural attractions such as the Darby Trail of Discovery. This will eventually link all to all towns for bicyclists, runners and cross country skiers. Glacier Country Vacation Rentals

#PetFriendly Accommodations Set the Standard for New Trends in Vacation Rentals

It’s always been a question Wisconsin vacation rental owners ask themselves; “Should we allow pets at our vacation rental property?” The answer will depend if they could use the extra bookings. Traveling with pets is a trend that’s not going away any time soon, and I would be surprised if it ever went away, but the desire to bring pets along has become increasingly important in where vacationers stay. Other than instilling a pet deposit, what can you do to ensure that you do not turn away any business unless absolutely necessary?


Questions to ask renters about their pets:

  1. How big is your pet?
  2. What breed is she? Do you have papers to prove this?
  3. Has he been neutered or spade?
  4. Is he good around strangers?
  5. Is he potty trained?
  6. Do you leash the dog ( there could be a leash law)
  7. Has he had his shots?
  8. Are you planning on leaving your pet for any reason if you exit the property?

You might ask why it’s such a big deal to allow pets. They can be messy right? Well, there are a few bad apples out there but if you ask the right questions and prepare your home with the right stuff and give your guests directions, it can be nothing but smooth sailing from there, and guess what? You can actually charge more for your “pet friendly” Wisconsin cabin rentals.

A few suggestions for showing your guests that you will be accommodating but not walked all over:

  1. Create a welcome gift consisting of doggie bags, a helpful list of tick solutions, doggie treats and pet hair rollers for carpet or couches.
  2. Give a rundown where the carpet cleaner is, the glass cleaner and extra rags or booties for paws
  3. State a list for charges if something were to be damaged such as a couch or a window. Explain why there you charge more, such as cleaning fees to make sure all hair is out, cleaning vents and A/C units, etc….

Most guests are just happy that they can bring their pet for their vacation, eliminating the kennel fees and enjoying family and fun moments that the can share with their beloved pet.

New Member Listing near Tomahawk, Wisconsin

McCarthy’s Breezy Bay Retreat is located along side of Lake Nokomis, near Tomahawk, Wisconsin. The two Bedroom cottage sleeps up to six (four adults). Some local activities and shows include the Kwahamot Water Ski Club, paint-balling, Harley Davidson factory tour, excellent fishing, snowmobiling and hiking trails, etc.

Whether you’re looking for a family vacation or a weekend get-away, it’s time to treat yourself.

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Luxurious Vacation Home – Eagle River WI

Explore Eagle River, Wisconsin’s vacation rentals and discover the natural beauty and serenity of the Northwoods. Whether you’re planning on taking a quite and relaxing trip or pack up the family and have an adventure, Eagle River WI is your destination. It’s not a question of what you can do, but rather a question of what you want to do — Biking, hiking, hunting, ATVing, skiing, boating, fishing, sight-seeing, canoeing, kayaking, reading a book near the water, ect.

The vacation home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and can comfortably sleep 12. Tastefully decorated, this 4,200 sq. foot home showcases an authentic cabin feel while still offering modern amenities. Come to Eagle River and enjoy Catfish Lake. With the Island View Lodge rental, the owners include row boats and canoes so that you can explore the area. Throw your favorite dish on the grill and end your day roasting marshmallows around the crackling fire.

Listing above is THE ISLAND VIEW LODGE: The Conger Collection