When summer comes around, we get excited about sunshine and exploring. One of the best day trips from the Headwaters is a drive to Yellowstone, the country’s first national park. Gardiner and West Yellowstone are both less than two hours away from Three Forks, so you can even make the loop through for a change of scenery as you go and return. Here are our favorite stops along the way to help you really make a day of it.
When it comes to Montana goodness, you want to savor all the flavors you can. Pompey's Grill brings that to the table. Expand your palette to match the big sky of Montana, and place your reservation for the most exquisite dining you’ll find in the Headwaters. But if you still need convincing, take a look at these delicious dishes on the menu.
There is a little place in a little town, tucked away in a big state, that will absolutely change the way you think about food. That little place is Pompey’s Grill. Any curious diner can find it by heading west out of Bozeman until they reach the town of Three Forks. Take the exit and go left, and as there’s just one street in and out of this old cowboy town, you’re bound to run right into it. The restaurant itself is nestled in the historic Sacajawea Hotel. The estate greets Pompey’s patrons with a wide front porch adorned in white columns and a line of matching rocking chairs. As you make your way inside, a hand-tiled ceiling, wingback chairs and old wooden floors lead you through the hotel and into Pompey’s, where the real experience begins. These are our top five reasons why it’s one you don’t want to miss out on.
Topics: Dining and Drinks
When it comes to staying warm this winter in the Headwaters, we have it covered. It’s rare to find so many establishments that people admit to driving hours just to indulge in (we’re raising a glass at you, Willow Creek Cafe and Frontier Bar). For such a small Montana town, Three Forks pulls out the stops when it comes to sipping a beer or cocktail when the nights get longer and longer in the depths of winter. These spots will give you the shot of summer that you’re looking for. So go grab a drink, and raise a glass to Jack Frost.
When it comes to holiday get-togethers, you want to set the scene for Montana winter magic. It’s up to you whether that comes from raising a glass to a great year of sales with coworkers or enjoying little moments with family from near and far. Go for the unexpected to set the holiday mood of twinkle lights and champagne (or sparkling cider) with all the venues in the Sacajawea to host the best holiday party. The historic Sacajawea Hotel in the heart of Three Forks, Montana, is the top spot for holiday party fun.
Date night just got an injection of rich romance. A sumptuous evening at the Sacajawea will get both of you in the mood for love with a luxurious reset that’s best enjoyed at this historic hotel. Spend some quality alone time with a romantic retreat, where a sophisticated date night turns to “all night” with ease. You’ll find plenty on hand to spark an even more amorous connection with your love.
Even as the summer season winds down, there’s still plenty to do during autumn in the Headwaters. Pony Bar is a standout when it comes to keeping entertained in this little corner of Montana. Just a few miles down the road from the Sacajawea, outside the town of Harrison, you’ll find the legendary Pony Bar.
Ennis, Montana, makes for a convenient stop on the way to just about any place you could want to check out in southwest Montana. Self-proclaimed as “an hour from anywhere,” Ennis is just a quick jaunt from Norris, Virginia City, Yellowstone and Three Forks. This is the place to slow down for a minute and get immersed.
Autumn in the Headwaters region makes the perfect time to visit. Between the satisfying chill in the air, the crisp leaves underfoot, and the sips and nibbles you just have to sample—plus a few fun surprises—you’ll fall even more in love with fall in Three Forks, Montana.
Styling and floral by Katalin Green.
At the Sacajawea Hotel, all of life’s moments—from anniversaries to board meetings, wedding receptions to reunions—can be marked in the historic event spaces. With unending amenities and modern twists to classic offerings, you’ll find what you need for your next big event.
At the Sacajawea Hotel, we pride ourselves on the utmost in luxury offerings, with the ultimate level of service at the forefront. You never know what you may discover at the Headwaters of the Missouri, and some of our more uncommon amenities are the first step to help you on the path to adventure and relaxation during your luxurious getaway.
The Sacajawea bests any B&B, with all the historic charm and personal service you’d expect to find, alongside those ultimate amenities and luxury you would usually have to seek out at a large resort. We bring more than a dash of unique flair, so get ready to relax in personalized style!
You don’t have far to go for a relaxing family getaway. Around the Missouri Headwaters, you’ll find small-town charm and all the amenities, with luxury accommodation that the whole family will love at the Sacajawea Hotel. And then prepare for adventure, as the area offers activities that you and your little ones can enjoy together.