Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

BIG TIMBER, MONTANA -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Big Timber, MT - Super 8 Big Timber 

Address:     20A Big Timber Loop                 Phone: 406-932-8888   

Location/ Directions: Interstate 90 West Exit 367  

Average Price (Checked Sep 2011):   $82.45           AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 2-Floors, 41-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Free Breakfast, Adjacent to Country Skillet Family Restaurant, Lobby Business Center, Guest Laundry, Pets accepted (fee), Iron & Ironing Boards, Rollaways (fee), 24-hour front desk, Coffee Maker, Free local calls, Refrigerator, Large vehicle parking, Microwave available, 25 inch TV with HBO, Yellowstone Park-80 miles, Free High Speed Internet.  

Railroad View:  Excellent View! Any room on the north side of the motel will give you an excellent railroad view.  2nd floor rooms will keep you above the parking lot.   Trains pass fast and blow horns seconds before passing.  Trains are difficult to see at night, no chance of night time video from the room.  Windows in the motel open all the way, protected by a screen.

Railroads past Hotel:  Montana Rail Link / BNSF Railway (via trackage rights).  Expect about 15 trains during a 24-hour period.  During my 19-hour visit, I logged 10 trains, 8 of the 10 had BNSF power, the other two had the expected MRL blue locomotives. 



Photo Comment:  A westbound BNSF train is seen from room # 216.  I had an excellent view of the railroad.  I had dinner in the Country Skillet Restaurant (seen in the photo to the right), its a truckers atmosphere, and the food is good.  Get a table along the front, you will have a front row seat of passing trains!