Cherry Hill Motel—Polson, Montana

Seasoned travelers say that the cherry on top of Polson, Montana, is the Cherry Hill Motel, operated by Glen and Vera Lack since 1989… Cherry Hill Motel arrived in Polson in 1946, catering to the travel siege that followed World War II.

The motel exudes a relaxed vibe, which the Cherry Hill Motel provides in some surprising ways. Take the two-acre lawn out front… Kids can play on the grass while parents lounge in Adirondack chairs under the shade of spruce trees. Line dried sheets with, themed rooms, and cherries sold at roadside stands in the town add to the motel’s quaintness and charm.

Those who much their cherries in the motel’s gazebo might encounter the Cherry Hill’s most loyal fans: a Montana couple who realized that with the homey Cherry Hill as an option, they didn’t need to buy a cabin on the lake at all—they just have to book their favorite room for a summer’s worth of weekends. Why get stuck with cabin maintenance when you could be putting your feet up? That would not only be unnecessary—it would be the pits.