Hamilton Super 8, 1325 N. 1st St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (tel. 800/800-8000 or 406/363-2940), is a clean, typically budget-minded motel with a location central to the Bitterroot Valley. The same holds true for the Best Western Hamilton Inn, 409 S. 1st St., Hamilton, MT 59840 (tel. 800/426-4586 or 406/363-2142), though the advantage here is the presentation of an excellent breakfast buffet and the fact that some rooms are equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Double rooms at both properties typically run $65 to $95 per night. Southwest of town, the Lost Horse Creek Lodge, 100 Lost Horse Rd., Hamilton, MT 59840 (tel. 406/363-1460; www.losthorsecreeklodge.com), abuts national forest land with its 22 cabins and lodge featuring a restaurant and a thoroughly Western 1890s saloon. Double rates in summer are $45 to $90.

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