Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn® hotels in Helena in the foothills of the Montana Rockies. In no time you'll be climbing small mountains for expansive city views or prospecting for sapphires and agates in nearby streams.
Helena's historic downtown is cradled in Last Chance Gulch, where four prospectors struck it rich in 1864 in a final, desperate attempt to find gold. Helena's Main Street now occupies the gulch, and the city climbs the adjacent hillsides. Hike the 1906 Trail at Mount Helena State Park, near our Helena hotels, to see the city from the summit. Other park hikes circle the mountain and pass abandoned prospecting shafts. Follow the trail of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a Missouri River "Gates of the Mountains" boat tour, departing a short drive north of our hotels in Helena. Towering outcrops along the meandering river seem to open up before you to allow passage—just as they did for the legendary explorers who gave this stretch of river its name.
Guests of our Helena hotels enjoy strolling Last Chance Gulch Pedestrian Mall, a three-block walkway that's home to shops and cafes. Savor tender sirloin filets or satisfying platters of pasta at restaurants clustered along Last Chance Gulch. In the evening relax with a mug of ale at a nearby brewpub as you recall your day's adventures.
Stay at our Holiday Inn hotels in Helena during the winter to strap on boards and kick up powder at nearby Great Divide. Plunge down any of the seven beginner runs or the more than 70 intermediate and advanced trails in this laid-back and affordable snowsports park. Visit from late spring through fall to cast for trout along the Missouri River or in nearby Park Lake.