Lodging, travel and accommodations for Butte, Montana.
Where can I stay in the Butte area during the Montana Folk Festival?
Butte and the surrounding communities of Southwest Montana offer a variety of lodging options depending on your personal comfort zone. Click on the link below for hotels, motels, resorts and spas, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds and RV and camping locations in the vicinity.
If the hotels and motels in Butte are full, are there nearby lodging properties where I can find a room?
There are communities surrounding Butte within a short drive where nightly lodging is available. These communities include Anaconda, Whitehall, Basin, Boulder, Helena, Bozeman, Deer Lodge, and Dillon. For example, In Boulder, 30 miles north of Butte and halfway to Helena, consider the Boulder Hot Springs.
To investigate lodging in Helena and Bozeman, call the Holiday Inn Convention Center at 406-443-2200.
Best Western Hotel
The Helena Wingate
Super 8 Hotel
In Bozeman, check out Microtel Inns & Suites at 406-586-3797. Ask about busses that may be arranged to transport guests to Butte and back for the festival.
Where can I pitch a tent under the stars if I want to camp close to Butte to attend the Montana Folk Festival?
Butte and the surrounding communities of Southwest Montana are surrounded by wilderness and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Also, the system has a reservation system where you can reserve a camping space in the area. Click on the link below for camping space availablility in Montana state parks in the vicinity.
Can I camp in city parks in Butte?
Camping in local parks is welcome this year during the Montana Folk Festival
Four city parks will be available for tent camping, where the campers are very careful with staking to avoid sprinkling systems. All camp sites are on a first come, first served basis.
McGruff Park-- Corner of Continental and Chicago Streets, No Services, Close to site, all ages.
Copper Mountain Park-- South Montana, to Beef Trail Road, camper parking and some limited tent camping, no services.
Foreman's Park at the Mountain Con-- North Main Street to Little Minah, Family camping only, early curfew and quiet camp site, mostly RV/Camper, limited tent possible away from Walking Trail. No services.
Please pack in and out all garbage. No spiking please to avoid hitting a sprinkling line. No vehicles on the grass. No dumping. No fires.
There is no reservation for camping in Butte's municipal parks -- first come, first served.
For more detailed information, call BSB Parks & Recreation Department at (406) 497-6535.
Where can I park my RV in the Butte area?
Butte has three commercial campgrounds that accomodate RVs. The Butte KOA Kampground is located on Kaw Street just beside the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center and about a half mile from the Civic Center and festival shuttles. The 2 Bar Lazy H Campground is in Ramsey about five miles west of Butte, The Fairmont RV Campground is a few miles farther west near Fairmont Hot Springs.
Other campgrounds and other areas for RV camping are available in the area. For example, the VIGILANTE RODEO GROUNDS is offering festival campsites.
Located South of the airport at 6354 Albany, the rodeo grounds have 24 spots with electric outlets and dry campsites. They can accommodate anything from tents to larger motor homes. No shuttle is provided. A restroom is available that also has a shower. Campsites with electric hookup are $20 a night. All other campsites are $10 a night. Make reservations by calling Chris at 406-494-6700.
You can find out more about other options from the state's Visitmt.com site for travelers to Montana.
What can I do close by the Montana Folk Festival?
While there will be plenty to do on the festival site, all around is Butte's historic central business district, home to specialty retail stores, museums, fine art galleries, and a couple dozen excellent restaurants.
What can I do in Montana before and after the Montana Folk Festival?
We invite you to visit Butte and find out for yourself why it is still considered the Richest Hill on Earth. Whether you come to attend the Montana Folk Festival or for any other reason, we hope that you will visit often and enjoy your visit to Butte and Southwest Montana.
Can I fly into Butte?
Absolutely. Butte's Bert Mooney Airport has regular flight connections for all destinations.