Destination guide

Travel to friendly Helena

The area's museums and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Helena. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and local tours, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters, and sometimes even a hot tub for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Helena

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Helena a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Devil's Tower (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Great Northern Carousel (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Great Divide Ski Area (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Bill Roberts Golf Course (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Black Sandy State Park (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Sergeant Floyd monument (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Helena

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Helena is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Devil's Tower (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Gates of the Mountains Marina (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Holter Lake (25.1 mi / 40.3 km)
  • Canyon Ferry Lake (27 mi / 43.4 km)
  • Spring Meadow Lake State Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Hauser Dam (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Helena

Fly into Helena, MT (HLN-Helena Regional), the closest airport, located 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Helena?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Helena that's a match made in heaven. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • "The Bunkhouse Helena" is a hit with guests. Around 1 mile from Helena, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including internet services and a microwave oven.
  • Another great option is "Cabin At Bunkhouse", which is around 1 mile from Helena. Offering 1 bedroom, coffee and tea making facilities and a barbecue grill, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Helena vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Helena?

Whether you want to spend your getaway chasing adventure outdoors or chilling with your friends, we've got gorgeous log cabins where you can do both. Pack your suitcase and check out these properties in and around Helena:

  • "Historic Unique 1890's Log Cabin At Canyon Ferry Lake": This great escape is an ideal base for fun and adventure. Snowboarding and rock climbing are a few activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your comfy cabin.
  • "Cozy Log Cabin #1 On Beautiful Canyon Ferry Lake": After a huge day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as water skiing and fishing, put your feet up at this in-demand property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Helena?

We all deserve an escape from the real world every now and again. If you're craving a couple of mornings lounging around with a coffee and a good book, you'll find some awesome weekend getaways in and near Helena. Check out a few of our favorites:

  • Whisk yourself away to "Helena Accommodations: The Stillwater". Around 0.1 miles to the southeast of Helena, this cozy retreat has all you need for a relaxed stay, including a kitchen and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, create new memories with your loved ones at "Helena Accommodations: The Dearborn", which is around 1 mile to the southeast of Helena. Take advantage of off-street parking options, towels and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Helena?

You sure can. If you want a small but stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently found in the middle of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Helena:

  • Get away on your own or take a travel buddy along to "Cabin At Bunkhouse". You'll have lots of amenities at your fingertips, including a TV and golf.
  • "Helena Accommodations: The Stillwater" is another terrific choice, providing all you could want for a dream Helena escape. Convenient amenities here include a microwave oven and off-street parking options.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Helena?

Whether you're after a studio apartment for you and a few friends or a vacation home with enough room for the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Helena. These retreats are an ideal base for a quick trip:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's tough to beat "Helena Accommodations: The Blackfoot". It's near the center of Helena, in addition to countless things to see and do.
  • "Helena Accommodations: The Smith" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why lots of guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Helena?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Helena that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "The Bunkhouse Helena". Around 1 mile from Helena, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including a balcony and air conditioning.
  • "Cabin At Bunkhouse" is another retreat that's bound to impress. It's approximately 1 mile from Helena and comes with winery tours and beauty services.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Helena?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Helena and spend your days splashing around:

  • Say hello to "Beautiful 1 Bedroom Guest House - Pet", where your highest priority will be chilling by the pool. Amenities such as a fridge and coffee and tea making facilities help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • "Mountain Artsy Guest House - Situated In The Mountains Right Outside Helena" is the kind of place you go to get away from the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its pool. Nearby ecotour services and free toiletries are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Wondering what the weather is like in Helena? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 45 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of Helena vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Helena?

Comfort, space and privacy are all key ingredients for a good family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Helena offer the ideal solution. Here are a few for starters:

  • Around 1 mile to the southeast of Helena, "Bluebell Getaway - Farmhouse Feel Blocks From Downtown" can fit up to 7 people over 3 bedrooms. As well as plenty of space to sprawl out, amenities here include a microwave oven and a barbecue grill.
  • Another lovely home away from home is "Gateway To Great Northern Town Center". Around 1 mile north of Helena, it features 4 bedrooms, space for up to 8 guests, a living room and a microwave oven.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Helena?

Family time is the best time, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Helena and make wonderful memories with the ones you love:

  • "Cabin - Creekside Getaway And Retreat" - This popular escape offers a fridge and a microwave oven and is located about 11 miles west of central Helena.
  • "Elegant Ten Mile Creek Cabin - Near Helena" - Another excellent option, this rental comes with pet-friendly facilities, a microwave oven and more. You'll find it around 12 miles to the southwest of Helena.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Helena vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Helena?

Often located in prime positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a great choice for one or two travelers. Here's a taste of our range in or near Helena:

  • Take a look at "Cabin At Bunkhouse", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A kitchen and a garden are just two of the amenities here.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Helena, "Helena Accommodations: The Stillwater" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and take advantage of a kitchen and an oven.