Who would have thought that abandoned old grain silos could become world-class accommodation? You have to see it to believe it, and you can if you pay a visit to Clark Farm Silos in Kalispell, northwestern Montana, which opened its doors in May 2021.
The farmstead hotel boasts five fully renovated silos neatly lined up on the Clarks’ three-generation family farm. The Clarks found the grain silos, which they refer to as ‘big ol’ soup cans’ on a farm outside Coeur d’Alene in Idaho.
While they had been used for grain storage for many years, it was time for a new beginning. Instead of being sold for scrap metal, the Clark family carefully disassembled the silos and transported them to their Montana property for the next stage of their life.
Anyone who chooses to stay in a silo at the Clark Farm, nestled between Glacier National Park, Whitefish, and Flathead Lake, will not only be treated to high-quality accommodation on five acres of land but proximity to a variety of exciting seasonal activities. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, or snowboarding, you’re bound to find an activity to suit your tastes. All guests also get to enjoy panoramic views, maximum privacy, and competitive rates starting from $223/night.
Not only do you get to enjoy unique accommodation, but a designated campfire area and proximity to some of the state’s most desirable tourist attractions. The host does not allow parking next to the silos, but an abundance of on-site parking is available for your convenience.
While the grain silos stay true to their origins on the outside, the interiors are entirely transformed. The unique metal structures are light, bright, and deceivingly spacious. They also have a fully-functional kitchenette, spacious loft bedroom, a private bathroom, and spectacular mountain views to seal the deal.
The Clark family wanted the silos to be cozy and contemporary while maintaining their unique structure. Every detail was well thought out, from the natural wood to the white walls, with the final result being a comfortable, contemporary, and minimalist tiny home of sorts for short-term guests to enjoy.
The family paid attention to every detail while decorating their silos, right down to the use of natural materials in furniture and homely touches like books and plants.
The silos hardly seem big enough to have a fully functional kitchen, but they all do. Each silo is equipped with a striking black kitchenette featuring a fridge, cooktop, microwave, toaster, and all cooking utensils for snack and meal preparation. The dark bench and faucet also work beautifully with the stark white walls and natural wood shelving.
The gorgeous natural wood spiral staircases are a unique feature in these silos, providing access to the main bedroom.
The combination of wood, white, and black is a recipe for success, making the bedroom appear contemporary and cozy at the same time.
The natural wood and white bedroom is located on the top floor of the silo, with plenty of space for a couple. Guests can enjoy a generous king-sized bed, luxurious down pillows, exquisite cotton linen, and plenty of natural light courtesy of the installed windows. There is also a convertible couch with supplied linen in the living room, providing a sleeping area for a third guest, such as a child.
The bedroom is located in a loft area at the top of the silo, with a barrier stopping guests from accidentally making a swift and painful entry into the living room.
The bedroom area is idyllic for sleeping, but it’s also an ideal spot for relaxation. You can sit in a chair with a book or simply enjoy the mountain views.