Visiting Dillon, Montana
Dillon, Montana is a charming, thriving historic western town, located in the heart of the Blacktail Mountain Range. Situated in a sweeping valley where horses and cows dominate the landscape, it offers some of the best flyfishing in the world, as well as hiking, camping and other "experiences in nature." It’s a valley where the Ruby, Big Hole, and Beaverhead rivers drain and the Beaverhead offers a blue-ribbon trout steam that rivals any.
Downton Dillon is in the midst of a historic renaissance, and many of the town's oldest structures lining Main Street, are authentic reminders of Montana's earliest days. Walking through downtown Dillon will give any visitor a true feeling of going back in time. With wonderful small shops, charming cafes, unique and friendly dining spots, beautiful scenery, and western hospitality, it’s sure to be a memorable visit. Some not to be missed "landmarks" - the Patagonia Outlet, Sweetwater Cafe, and historic Andrus Hotel, among others.
For park and nature lovers, Bannack State Park, a registered historic landmark and the site of Montana's first major gold discovery, is also located just a short distance southwest of town.
Dillon, Montana with its breathtaking views offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Known as the "Horse Capital of the Northwest", this western town has some of Montana's most beautiful ranches, including the Montana Center for Horsemanship's nearly 100-acre, international state-of-the-art education and destination event center where natural horsemanship is the foundation of the program; where special events from conferences to symposiums, worshops, clinics and other programs keep it active yearround. The Center is also home and headquarters for the annual Conference - The Natural Horsemanship Revolution & EQUUS International Film Festival, September 8-10, 2022. This is a public conference and film festival, open to all.
Conference Lodging & Accommodations
There are many, varied lodging options in Dillon, ranging from the 5-star Andrus Hotel in the heart of downtown, to affordable, modern hotels and motels as well as private guest lodges, rustic cabins and western ranch-style living options. Many private home and landowners offer lovely AirBnB options as well. For the Conference, most lodging providers offer special conference rates but reservations go quickly so please don’t delay. Please contact the hotels directly to book your reservation or arrange any special amenities. We are adding new lodging options as they become available including private, ranch and cabin style lodging. You can see some of the participating hotels and ranch style lodging options below or contact us for more information. We're happy to help - please email firstname.lastname@example.org - We look forward to seeing you soon!
Fairbridge Inn | Best Western | Goose Down Ranch |Andrus Hotel* - 406.925.5024 (33 S. Idaho Street, Dillon, MT 59725)
*Historic Andrus Hotel, a generous sponsor and supporter: This historic hotel in the heart of downtown Dillon offers one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens. Generally, there are 12 rooms available that feature luxurious bedding and other special amenities as you would find in a 5-star hotel. To reserve a room or to inquire about rates and availability, please contact the hotel directly.
Getting to Dillon
Whatever your route or means of travel to Dillon, Montana, you're sure to be enveloped in breathtaking scenery. Flying into Bozeman Airport is an easy way to get to Dillon. From the airport, rent a car and take a leisurely scenic drive into the heart of Dillon. It’s about two hours by car or you can take a Greyhound Bus from Bozeman to Dillon. You can also fly into Missoula or Butte, Montana or Idaho Falls, Idaho. Both are about a 1.5-2 hour scenic drive to Dillon.
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