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Where Does The Name "Sacajawea" Come From?

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Apr 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We’re talking about a lot more than just the name of a hotel here—when it comes to icons of American history, Sacajawea ranks near the top. Most people familiar with the history of the western states know the name well, aware of her for her contribution to the flowing river of exploration and expansion in this country. The checkered past between European invaders and native peoples finds a brief moment of peace in the chapter of her story that involved working with the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

But who was Sacajawea, really? And how did she help shape the Missouri Headwaters Region that we know today? Her story goes far deeper than just her role as an interpreter and guide for the Corps of Discovery. Read on to find out more about the woman who helped shape the country’s history.

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Topics: History, Sightseeing, Sacajawea Hotel, Historic Montana, Missouri Headwaters, Sacajawea, Lewis & Clark, Corps of Discovery

How To Uncover Headwaters History In Winter

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Feb 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Winter in the Headwaters is a time to slow down, take a deep breath, and relish the quiet of the season. That stillness, and a break from summer’s hustle and bustle, makes for the perfect opportunity to delve into the history of the region. From early Native American tribes living in the savage landscape, to the intensity of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and on to the days of the settlers, there is plenty to discover. 

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Topics: Insider, History, Activities, Winter Activities, Sightseeing, Headwaters Insider

Arrive At Pony Bar In Vintage Style With The Sacajawea Limo

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Oct 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Insider, History, Activities, Montana Vacation, Weekend Getaway, Headwaters Insider, Dining and Drinks

Uncovering The Lewis & Clark Caverns: Exploring Beneath The Earth

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Aug 21, 2018 6:30:00 AM


Untold mysteries and wonders lie under the mountain at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, and opportunities to explore are just steps away, letting you get underground to help beat the summer heat with natural air conditioning. At the park, you’ll find a cafe and two gift shops, two visitor centers, plus more than ten miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore. And of course, the park’s namesake is not to be missed. The good news is that this cave has a tour for everyone.  

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Topics: Insider, History, Activities, Montana Vacation, Weekend Getaway, Summer Activities, Sightseeing, Headwaters Insider, For Families, For Couples

The 4 Best Historic Hotels of Montana

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Aug 14, 2018 3:56:00 PM

For such a relatively young state, Montana has racked up a heap of history in the time since the Lewis and Clark expedition first traversed the land in 1805. Though Native Americans lived here for millennia before settlers arrived, the oldest building in the state—Fort Connah—dates back just to 1846. But there’s a lot of history packed into the historical sites of the Treasure State. Explore your way around the region with relaxing stays at these classic properties.

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Topics: Insider, History, Montana Vacation, Weekend Getaway, Headwaters Insider, For Families, For Couples

Why A Sacajawea Cottage Makes For A Perfect Weekend Retreat

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Jul 10, 2018 9:02:23 AM

The perfect weekend retreat is right around the corner from Bozeman—almost literally—at the Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks. You don’t have to be drawn in this luxury hotel’s long and storied history to appreciate a stay in one of the modern cottages on the hotel grounds. The new Sacajawea cottages give you the ideal jumping-off point for a getaway that keeps you connected to the stunning Gallatin Valley and Missouri Headwaters region.

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Topics: Insider, History, Montana Vacation, Weekend Getaway, Headwaters Insider

Sacajawea Hotel History

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Jun 8, 2018 1:14:21 PM


With its long and storied past, the Sacajawea Hotel steeps your stay in history. From the days far before the hotel was built, all the way through the structure’s century of life, you can trace the lifeblood of the wild west locale in every board and beam of this historical treasure.

You can appreciate the historical vibrance of the space while you luxuriate in the decadent comfort of the updated hotel, which holds onto its old-fashioned charm with the added touch of the contemporary amenities you need.

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Topics: Insider, History, Headwaters Insider


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Your Guide to Three Forks, the Headwaters, and the Surrounding Area

Our blog offers a variety of helpful information to inspire your stay at the Sacajawea Hotel. Come for relaxation or take the opportunity to explore an area filled with indoor and outdoor activities, historical adventures, exciting events and much more. Whether you are looking for a luxurious getaway or a little excitement, we're here to help make your trip an unforgettable experience.


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