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El Western Cabins & Lodges

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4787 US Highway 287 N, Ennis, MT 59729-9055
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#2 of 13 Specialty lodging in Ennis
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4.8
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4.6
Timeless and beautifully maintained, the log cabins and lodges of El Western are a unique blend of authentic “Old West” style and modern comfort. Hand-peeled logs and knotty pine paneling with original furnishings compliment the tile baths, thick towels and fluffy pillows. For more than 60 years, travelers seeking a truly Montana experience with mountain vistas and impeccably maintained cabins and grounds have enjoyed the hospitality of El Western.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Golf course
Hiking
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Wifi
Horseback riding
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour check-in
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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worldtravelerSF1988 wrote a review Oct 2020
San Francisco, California11 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed in a 2 bedroom and it was super nice to spread out. Kitchen had all the basic stuff we needed. Some of the kitchen items reminded me of grandmothers time, but everything worked! The grounds were well maintained. Good water pressure and towel quality. Staff very nice. As it was C-19, we didn't have housekeeping daily, which is fine for us. Very responsive when we wanted new towels. Pillows needed a bit of improvement. Overall I would stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from , Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Oct 26, 2020
We love that you thought of your grandmother while you were here! We update pots and pans, but leave some classic "grandmother" items like egg beaters, rolling pins and pyrex glassware to fulfill our mission of reminding our guests of a slower, simpler time. We also update linens and pillows regularly and pride ourselves on high quality and a good mix of fluffy, feather, fill or foam. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations in that area, but we would always be happy to provide other options.
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Paul W wrote a review Sep 2020
20 contributions2 helpful votes
We first ran across El Western a few years ago by accident and so this time for our family road trip we made it a point to stay here again. This time we booked the Moose Lodge and stayed for 3 days and absolutely loved our time there. The cabin was very clean and the grounds are beautifully kept. Their attention to detail is excellent and the staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The only thing that I wish I had brought was a 3-prong to 2-prong electric converter as I could only plug in my laptop in the kitchen. However, this really isn't the place where you want to be glued to a computer screen anyway. :-) Quality family time is found here!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Kris Hauck, Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Sep 18, 2020
We have added lots of plugs and ports around the cabins and we keep a supply of adapters in the office and are happy to loan them if you HAVE to work. But we agree that unplugging and spending family time is the best!
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westchicago wrote a review Aug 2020
Carefree, Arizona1423 contributions416 helpful votes
There are cabins on the east and west side of the highway; if you are on the west side you have a lovely view of the mountains to the east in the afternoons. Everything just feels right for where you are when you are at El Western. Kris, who is usually at the check-in lobby is friendly and helpful and you like her instantly.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Kris Hauck, Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Sep 18, 2020
We are so glad that you found El Western to be a “happy place” during this difficult summer. Thanks for coming!
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pfefmeister wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California2666 contributions1205 helpful votes
These cozy cabins were perfect for our four night stay. Although it was hot and lacked air conditioning, the fan in the room was adequate to cool us down. Every aspect of the room was immaculate, the bathroom recently refurbished, comfortable queen bed, and nice chairs to sit in. Although the road runs in front of the property, we were not troubled by the traffic. Additionally, there is a cool green pasture hemmed in by a spring creek behind the property. Just a short two minute drive into Ennis. The only thing lacking is a refrigerator, we kept having to buy ice for our cooler. Great hosts, fresh morning coffee, and very good WiFi. We will stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Jul 25, 2020
Just wanted to suggest that you might consider one of our many kitchen cabin options on your next visit. They are well-equipped with appliances and furnished with dishware and pots and pans. Likely to be a bit more convenient that a cooler! Thanks for mentioning Bear Creek Meadow. It is a lovely place to relax by the waterwheel and listen to the rushing stream. Might even spot a deer or moose. We'll look forward to seeing you again!
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wjsteding wrote a review Sep 2019
Ridgway, Colorado9 contributions18 helpful votes
You’ve seen them before, cozy log cabins of a bygone era, only to find they suffer from age and inattention. Not so at El Western. The cabins and grounds are maintained as if brand new. Stayed a week and will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from elwestern, Manager at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Thank you for finding a way to describe our cabins so perfectly! We update all our cabins regularly, but work hard at keeping them true to their original look and feel while providing updated comforts. Hope your next visit is soon!
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BCTrouthound wrote a review Aug 2019
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
My dog and I recently returned from another wonderful stay at the El Western. This year was, I think, my 23rd annual trip to Ennis and I have stayed at the El Western each time. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else. In fact, I’ve already booked next year’s visit! The amenities are great - perfect location and spectacular scenery, beautiful grounds and lovely, well-appointed cabins, etc. More than that, though, the place just has a great Montana “feel” to it. It’s the kind of place where you can meet and chat with as many people as you’d like to as you stop by the office for a coffee or hang out in front of your cabin grilling a steak and looking out at the mountains. (Meeting new people is my dog’s favourite part of our stay!) It’s also the kind of place where you can relax on your own and enjoy your privacy. The owners, John and Kris, definitely have the gift of hospitality and they and the rest of their first-rate staff work very hard to make sure that their guests have the best visit possible. I’m already looking forward to next year’s trip!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from elwestern, Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Sep 30, 2019
It is such a pleasure to welcome back returning guests each year - thank you for your thoughtful comments! We also enjoy meeting newcomers to the property and making them feel at home. Looking forward to a chat and a cup of our excellent coffee next summer.
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Glfchick8 wrote a review Aug 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah7 contributions2 helpful votes
The little cabins are a blast to the past - late 50s, early 60s! I believe the original owners made a lot of the furniture themselves! Love the vintage look and feel! Extremely clean and very friendly staff!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from elwestern, Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Aug 26, 2019
The Creekside Cabins were built in 1948-49 and others added over the decades. The furniture is classic western and original with careful restoration when needed. We're glad you enjoyed your vintage Montana experience!
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Caryn S wrote a review Jul 2019
5 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I just got back from a week in Ennis, & absolutely loved it! The cabins at El Western are beautifully maintained, staff/owners are genuinely nice & helpful, & the location is perfect. Views of snow- capped mountains & deer in the backyard were bonuses! Highly recommend it, & have booked again for next year!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from elwestern, Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Jul 5, 2019
We will be looking forward to seeing you next summer, Caryn! We give current guests first "dibs" on the same cabin for next year, so now you can look forward to a Montana visit for a whole year.
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Joseph wrote a review Jun 2019
Billings, Montana2 contributions3 helpful votes
My large family stayed in several of their cabins for a wedding weekend. We had an amazing time and enjoyed the cabins. The kitchens were fully stocked with utensils and pans so we could cook all our meals. The owner was a tremendous help and extremely accommodating. The cleaning crew was extremely friendly and professional. We will be staying there again for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from elwestern, Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Jul 5, 2019
We had a great time hosting your extended family and friends. Thanks for coming and we'll look for you next year!
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charlie1sg wrote a review Jun 2019
Memphis, Tennessee129 contributions22 helpful votes
Having a small cabin is such a wonderful way to enjoy this area. Makes it more western and more in what the surroundings are. There were many here that came for the 4th of July parade, rodeo or fishing and hiking. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from elwestern, Owner at El Western Cabins & Lodges
Responded Jul 5, 2019
Yup - you can sure feel the Montana at El Western...a retro experience with today's comforts!
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Western Cabins & Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to El Western Cabins & Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Wade Lake (1.2 miles), Cliff Lake (1.2 miles), and Gravel Bar (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Western Cabins & Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at El Western Cabins & Lodges?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at El Western Cabins & Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Western Cabins & Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yesterday's Soda Fountain & Ennis Pharmacy, Alley Bistro, and The Continental Divide.
Is El Western Cabins & Lodges located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Ennis.
Are pets allowed at El Western Cabins & Lodges?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does El Western Cabins & Lodges offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.