Virginia City, MT

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Virginia City which includes forest scenes, heritage architecture and a small town or village

See a town that has stood still since 1863 and explore its heritage streets, complete with period shop fronts, historical monuments and intriguing museums.

Virginia City is a ghost town that is still very much alive. Designated a National Historic Landmark District, the small town is brimming with heritage artifacts and preserved architecture. Ride the historic train, try your luck panning for gold, get involved in exciting live theater shows and spend the night amid the atmosphere at a period hotel.

Stroll through the old-fashioned streets of Virginia City and experience life as it was in the Old West during the late 19th-century gold mining boom. This boomtown was at its peak in the 1860s, when it was home to great wealth and little law enforcement. See some of the town’s colorful stories come to life with a performance by the Virginia City Players in the historic old theater. Head to the Gilbert Brewery to enjoy locally brewed beer and a live cabaret show.

The little ones will love the River of Gold mining exhibit, where they can learn about the history of the gold rush in this area and try their luck at panning for the precious metal. Jump on board the Alder Gulch Shortline to visit the neighboring town of Nevada City, situated 25 minutes away on the scenic open-top train. In Nevada City, you can check out a fascinating historical museum and music hall. The scenery in between the two towns is stunning and you can see where the gold rush began nearby pretty Alder Creek, one of the richest gold strike regions in the Rocky Mountains.

Stay overnight in historic lodgings complete with period furnishings and beautiful antiques. Shop for interesting souvenirs and keepsakes on the town’s shopping strip or buy treats at old-fashioned confectionary shops. You can dine at a selection of local restaurants or pack a picnic to enjoy a meal with a view from Boot Hill, the old cemetery and park overlooking the town and surrounding area.

Virginia City and Nevada City are located in south central Montana. The nearest airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, located 69 miles (111 kilometers) away. The region is best visited during the warmer months, as some attractions and hotels close during the winter period.

Just An Experience Bed and Breakfast
Just An Experience Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
1570 MT-287, Virginia City, MT
The price is $135 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is 15.2 mi (24.4 km) from Madison River and 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from Gallatin National Forest.
4.9/5 Exceptional! (101 reviews)
"We loved it here! The cabins were very fun & a great experience for my family. The owners were wonderful people that I could have visited with all day. They made you feel very welcome & at home. I wish we could have stayed longer!"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

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Nevada City Hotel
Nevada City Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1578 US Highway 287, Virginia City, MT
Situated in Virginia City, this hotel is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from Madison Valley History Museum and 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from Ruby Valley Ditch. Wildlife Museum of ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (121 reviews)
"The staff was wonderful at this property. There is no Air Conditioning in the Cabins, but the nights are so cool that you really don't need it. There is one cabin that is connected to another which is great if you are renting both cabins, but the wall between them is thin that you can hear everything ..."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

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Nevada City Hotel
Fairweather Inn
Fairweather Inn
2 out of 5
307 West Wallace Street, Virginia City, MT
Situated in Virginia City, this hotel is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Madison Valley History Museum and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Ruby Valley Ditch. Wildlife Museum of the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (57 reviews)
"Friendly staff Bed too small"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

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Fairweather Inn
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Madison Base Camp Cabin
Madison Base Camp Cabin
Ennis, MT
The price is $249 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Situated on a river, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Depot Gallery, Wildlife Museum of the West, and Madison Valley Medical Center. Madison Meadows ...
5/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
This little cabin was the perfect escape from reality!
"My gf and and I were in town to go to Yellowstone. It was about an hour drive to the West entrance of the park. There was the best coffee shop a few miles down the road called Maples Coffee. They also have a cute little downtown area with restaurants, bars, a distillery etc. The cabin itself was ..."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

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NEW CREEK-SIDE  CABIN ON WOODED LOT IN HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA
NEW CREEK-SIDE CABIN ON WOODED LOT IN HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA
Virginia City, MT
Situated in Virginia City, this vacation home is 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from Madison Valley History Museum and within 16 mi (25 km) of Ruby Valley Ditch and Wildlife ...
5/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Excellent choice!
"Great property and there is a lovely little creek alongside the house! All new, beautifully constructed house equipped with anything you’d need or want. Hosts closeby even shoveled the entryway and my car after 7” the night before!"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

NEW CREEK-SIDE CABIN ON WOODED LOT IN HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA
Montana Trout Fishing Paradise - a Very Special Place!
Montana Trout Fishing Paradise - a Very Special Place!
Sheridan, MT
This family-friendly Sheridan vacation home is located on the waterfront, 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Ruby Valley, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ruby Valley Ditch and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (80 reviews)
Excellent
"Property was as advertised. Very well maintained residence with attention to details to make you feel at home. Peaceful and relaxing in its own right never mind the easy access to sights and activities in the srea."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Montana Trout Fishing Paradise - a Very Special Place!
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