I'm from Chicago and we're tying to plan a wedding in northwestern Montana. Ideally we'd like to the location to be on a a lake with forests and mountains and awesomeness in the background. I've looked at several places and am not totally wowed by any so far. I found the Montana Island Lodge in Seeley Lake and I love it - but it is so far from any larger "city" that I feel our guests would get bored and anyone who wouldn't fit on the island (they only have 11 guest rooms) would either have to stay in an old motel or far away. We'd probably only have 20-30 people but I think it would be easier and more fun for everyone if it were closer to a larger town with more to do. Any suggestions for secluded, budget friendly locations with mind-blowing scenery?
THANKS SO MUCH for your input!!