It's a pretty safe bet that you won't have time to do all of the things there are to do in the area!
Of course, we'll help you try!
With our downtown location, you can walk to many shops and restaurants in Seeley Lake. Yet, you can walk, bike, ski, snowmobile or drive directly behind the Motor Lodge campground onto the National Forest road and trail system. Watch for Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Mountain Lion, Eagles, Cranes and Loons as you wander through our beautiful valley. The "Bob Marshall" trailhead is just 6 miles from the Seeley Lake Motor Lodge.
Break -up is in mid April and the fishing heats up fast. The Seeley Lake Motor Lodge is located about ½ mile from the public access boat launch at "Big Larch". There are many other lakes nearby where you can fish for Bull trout (Dolly Varden), cutthroats, Rainbows, browns, Kokanee salmon, Perch, Pike and Bass. If you don't have a boat, you can rent one across the street.
Where do we start? The Seeley-Swan Valley is alive with outdoor activities. Wildlife is abundant. There are so many species to watch and photograph. There are also numerous day hikes with un-believable mountain views.
(Click on our trail
links) You can pack into "The
Bob" visit the Lolo
National Forest. Store your gear or vehicle here and come back to a cozy room and a hot shower upon your return. Bring your mountain bikes, or rent them nearby and explore the local bike trails and the National Forest trail system. Fly into our nearby well-maintained air strip or on floats to Lindey's Landing and we'll shuttle you back and forth the motel free of charge. Seeley Lake plays host to horseshoe and fishing tournaments throughout the summer. Practice your pitching in our backyard pits for the big contest. If you're a golfer, the 18 hole Double Arrow course is less than 3 miles from the Seeley Lake Motor Lodge. This gem is open to the public at very reasonable rates and has fantastic Swan range mountain views!
Hunting season starts the beginning of September with Bow seasons for Deer and Elk. In mid- Sept. seasons open up for Bear, Moose, Sheep, Goats and Mtn. Lion with many trophies being taken by locals and non-residents alike. Consult with
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks for more information on dates and regulations.
If any of you non-residents need help in filling out your permit applications, we'd be glad to help! Use your room at the Seeley Lake Motor Lodge as a base camp for your hunting adventure, or pack in with one of our local outfitters. We have a corral for your horses and a kennel for your outdoor hunting dogs. In October the Tamaracks (Western Larch) turn a beautiful yellow/orange before shedding their needles. Hunting for ducks, geese and grouse is a wonderful way to spend a fall day.
Seeley Lake is a winter wonderland! Park your rig at the Seeley Lake Motor Lodge and ride off onto over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Right from our parking lot. You can also cross country ski off the Motor Lodge property to the groomed ski trails if you wish. The Seeley Lake Driftriders are our local snowmobile club. They host some great events over the course of the winter and do a fabulous job of maintaining the trail system. Dogsledding is a very popular winter sport in Seeley Lake. The town hosts several races each winter of between 50 & 500 miles.
Ice fishing is great through March, with Pike spearing being a local favorite. Many 20 + pounders were taken this past winter.