Stay at Sun Valley Lodge’s Celebrity Suites

Enjoy a day skiing at Sun Valley which has over 2,000 acres of terrain and two top mountains, yet nearly no lines due to efficient lift systems. Stay the night at Sun Valley Lodge which has a huge spa, fantastic fitness centre and yoga studio, outdoor pool, restaurants and lounges. There are a variety of different suites you can choose to stay in which are all stylish, comfortable and cosy. One of the most interesting accommodation options is their five Celebrity Suites which are named after celebrities who have stayed here in the past. This includes Marilyn Monroe, Sonia Henie, Ernest Hemingway, Clint Eastwood, and Sun Valley’s founding father Averell Harriman. The suites feature classic photography of these celebrities, a cosy fireplace, living room with flat screen TV, a large bedroom and free Wi-Fi.

Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center

The Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center at St. Joseph’s Indian School aims to honour and preserve the rich culture of the Lakota people. The museum has an intriguing collection of artefacts and displays that can be used to educate people about the unique history of the Lakota people and their fascinating culture today. There are four key parts of the museum tour including Camp Circle which focuses on the historical relationships between the tribes and Two Worlds Meet which looks at the arrival of the Euro-American explorers and traders in the early 1800s. Broken Promises details the U.S. government’s involvement in the loss of traditional lands and treaties, while Continuity and Change focuses on how Native Americans have adapted to their new way of life and successfully preserved their rich heritage and important traditions.

Wind River Indian Reservation tour

The Wind River Indian Reservation Driving Tour allows you to immerse yourself in Native American culture through significant sites and idyllic scenery. The Wind River Indian Reservation is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes, and the tour starts at the headquarters of the government of these tribes at Fort Washakie. On this tour you will see Fort Washakie Cemetery where the last chief of the Shoshone Tribe is buried, as well as Sacajawea’s cemetery which has a life-sized bronze statue honouring the famous guide of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. You can also explore the Eastern Shoshone Cultural Center which has intriguing exhibits of tribal arts and crafts, as well as St. Stephen’s Mission which has original buildings from the Catholic Mission and a historic remodelled Church where Mass is held. Learn more about the tour.

Woodland Resort’s ice fishing package

Devil’s Lake is a fantastic place to go ice fishing in the winter since it is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota and has an abundance of walleye, large perch, northern pike and white bass. Woodland Resort’s winter package lets you go ice fishing at Devils’ Lake and have comfortable accommodation at the resort in a motel, lodge, cabin or suite. You can use two fish houses each day so that you don’t have to stay in one spot, with a fish house for morning and evening Walleye, and a second fish house for Perch during the daytime. Their modern fish houses are modern with electric lights, comfortable seating, and pre-drilled holes. You are sure to have a good time with their experienced crew eager to help out and offer top ice fishing tricks! Read more at https://woodlandresort.com/packages/ice-fishing/

New Indian Country Montana Guidebook

Montana is home to seven Indian reservations including Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead, Fort Belknap, Fort Peck, Northern Cheyenne, and Rocky Boy’s as well as the state-recognised Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa. A new Indian Country Montana Guidebook has just been released which provides insightful background information and fun facts on each Reservation. The book also provides information on three road trips that will take you to breathtaking state parks, interesting museums, tasty restaurants, and on fascinating native American guided tours. You will not only see panoramic views of Montana’s scenery on each road trip but will also learn more about the fascinating Native American history. Check out the guidebook here.

North American Indian Days, Browning, Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Sinks Canyon State Park

Sinks Canyon is an incredible natural feature at the base of the southern Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. The Popo Agie River vanishes underground near the mouth of the canyon and reappears in a trout-filled pool about half a mile down the canyon! There are many different hiking trails at Sinks Canyon State Park where diverse birds and wildlife can be seen. The Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River is a great fishing spot, and Sink’s Canyon’s huge cliff faces are some of Wyoming’s best climbing areas. Children can join the Sinks Canyon Junior Ranger Program where they answer questions in a booklet and earn a ranger badge once they complete it.

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flights

Strawbale Winery Twilight Flights is a unique dining experience with a private helicopter tour for 2-3 guests. The night begins with appetisers and wine tasting at Strawbale Winery in Renner. Guests are then taken on an incredible helicopter ride to downtown Sioux Falls that overlooks ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Falls Park. ‘Winter Wonderland’ is a festive light show where trees and light poles are decorated with dazzling LED lights. To end the night, guests are flown back to Strawbale Winery where they can enjoy dessert and wines. Flights are offered this December 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21 and bookings open in November.

North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum

One of the best ways to learn more about the intriguing history of the U.S.A. is to visit North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum. It includes four galleries, two theatres, and an outdoor amphitheatre. The museum has thousands of interactive exhibits and artefacts like a life size T. rex skeleton, mars spacesuit, and unique beadwork. There is a Treehouse exhibit where children can climb the mini treehouse for a scenic view of the museum. They can then explore exhibits which are aimed at engaging children including a bank, fire station and steamboat. While some exhibits are permanent, others change around. A new exhibit you should see is ‘North Dakota and the Great War’ which tells the World War I story of North Dakota through military weapons and documents.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana is the perfect place for a family holiday. You can stay in one of four styles of accommodation; Granite Lodge suites, a converted Historic Barn, Luxury Homes or Canvas Cabins if you want to go glamping. The Ranch at Rock Creek has different dining areas including an elegant restaurant and an open-air breakfast and lunch place. Activities at The Ranch include horseback riding, fly fishing, yoga, skiing, hiking, archery, wildlife viewing, and a ropes course. The Ranch has a Little Grizzlies Club which introduces children to the Frontier West and a Ranch Life Day where wranglers teach children about horse riding, care and safety. The Ranch at Rock Creek even won the ‘2018 Best Family Program’ by Virtuoso!

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is an all-ages winter getaway that is much more than just a ski area. It offers ski terrain, Nordic and snowshoe travels, and a tubing hill as well as many other fun activities. Just last year Bogus Basin added Idaho’s first alpine Coaster called ‘Glade Runner’ which speeds through the beautiful Boise National Forest at over 40 kilometres per hour. The coaster is perfect for all abilities as riders can control their own speed by pressing the handles. Another unique game at Bogus Basin is disc golf where you bring your own discs and try to frisbee them into the raised holes. Bogus Basin is great in every season with 23 mountain biking trails, summer tubing, a bungee trampoline, scenic chairlift rides, hiking and horseback riding.