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EnnisUnited States of America

Cradled by three mesmerizing mountain ranges, this traditional Old West town is famed for its rivers brimming with trout and its cowboy charm.

Spend a little time in Ennis and you’ll quickly find out why the town’s anglers, cowboys and mountain gazers came to stay. Skirted by the legendary Madison River, Ennis is a scenic valley town with some of the state’s best fishing. Explore downtown Ennis to get to know the charming Western town and head out into the great outdoors to find majestic mountain ranges, fast-flowing rivers and serene lakes.

A stroll down Ennis’ downtown strip will introduce you to some of the town’s premier attractions. Take the Ennis Walking Art Tour to see some of the town’s excellent public artworks, including bronze sculptures and stained-glass pieces. Stop by one of the local galleries to admire Western art and intriguing pieces by regional artisans. Learn about the region’s heritage at the Madison Valley History Museum. Take a break at a local café and stop by the farmers market to sample some of the valley’s acclaimed fresh produce.

If you’re a keen fisher or just want to try your hand at hooking one of the Madison River’s fabled trout, you’ll have no trouble getting equipped in Ennis. Tackle shops, outfitters, fly specialists and anglers’ stores are all readily available downtown. Join a charter tour or go boating around the local river system to try your luck. Other than the mighty Madison, you’ll find Bear Creek, North Willow Creek, Elk River and Hyde Creek. Check out Cliff and Wade lakes, or discover the intriguing phenomenon of Earthquake Lake. This lake was created after the quakes of 1959 and has an on-site visitor center.

Ennis is located in southwest Montana and is a 15-minute drive from the Ennis-Big Sky Airport. The town has a variety of accommodation options, from hunting lodges to riverside cabins. It is conveniently located on the route between West Yellowstone and the interstate highway.

Whatever the season, you’ll find recreation and adventure in Ennis’ surrounding mountains. Take in views of the Madison Range, the Gravelly Range and the Tobacco Root Mountains from town, or head to the ski resorts in nearby Big Sky.

Top Hotels in Ennis

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fan Mountain Inn
Fan Mountain Inn
2.5 out of 5
204 N Main St, Ennis, MT
The price is CA $142 per night

Situated in Ennis, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Madison Valley Medical Center, Wildlife Museum of the West and Depot Gallery. Madison Meadows Golf ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (14 reviews)

"Very clean rooms and a great bargain for a tourist area. We would definitely stay again and recommend the hotel. Air conditioner worked good to cool the room as it was 92 degrees before we checked in."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2020

Fan Mountain Inn
Diamond J Ranch
Diamond J Ranch
3 out of 5
773 Jack Creek Road, Ennis, MT

Located in Ennis, this family-friendly ranch is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Jack Creek Preserve Outdoor Education Center, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ennis Lake and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)

"Outstanding hospitality and a beautiful location!! And great horses made our visit a wonderful time!!! Will definitely recommend the Diamond J to friends visiting southern Montana!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2019

Diamond J Ranch
Luxury Home On The Madison River Near Ennis Montana
Luxury Home On The Madison River Near Ennis Montana
38 Comley Rd, Ennis, MT

Situated in Ennis, this historic holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Depot Gallery, Wildlife Museum of the West and Madison Valley Medical Center. Madison ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great experience overall

"Would have given 5 stars but the AC was not working and it was 90 degrees most the time we were there. Still a reprieve from the weather in the deep south. They gladly brought us fans. Gorgeous house"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2018

Luxury Home On The Madison River Near Ennis Montana

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Big Sky Resort
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Big Sky Resort

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Visit one of North America’s largest ski resorts to enjoy world-class skiing and snowboarding in winter and zip lining, fishing and hiking in summer.

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