The Ninepipes Lodge, 41000 U.S. 93, Charlo, MT 59824 (tel. 406/644-2588; www.ninepipes.com), across from the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge, is a pleasant motel, with 25 rooms decorated with lodgepole furniture and a wildlife/nature theme. Your choice of king-size, queen-size, double, or twin beds is offered, and all units have TVs and telephones. Double rates are $70 to $92. There is also a restaurant on the premises, offering American selections for all three meals. Also adjacent and under the same management is the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana (tel. 406/644-3435), which contains early Western art, American-Indian beadwork, wildlife displays, a life-size diorama of an Indian camp scene, and other displays on the area's history. Admission costs $4 for adults, $3 for students, and $2 for children 6 to 12, and is free for children 5 and under. Call for current hours; the museum is closed in winter.
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