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Our Place In History
Since its grand opening in 1904, the Murray Hotel’s guest registry has been more like a who’s who of history and Hollywood. Celebrities such as Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane have graced the threshold of what was once “the” elegant railroad hotel. The Murray was also home to Walter Hill, son of railroad tycoon, James J. Hill. More recently, colorful personalities like motion-picture director, Sam Peckinpah, rented what had been the largest suite in the place, built originally for an heir to the Burlington railroad fortune.

The Queen of Denmark once spent the night, but her impressions went unrecorded. Humorist Will Rogers and his buddy Walter Hill, must have been satisfied. They liked the place well enough they tried to bring a favorite saddle horse to a third floor suite, via the hand-cranked, 1905 Otis elevator.

To this day, Livingston attracts a steady stream of writers, musicians, and movie stars.

Why Choose Us
The Murray Hotel has been carefully groomed to be one of the hottest tourists destinations in North America. All the pieces are in place for a great getaway: a century-long reputation, close proximity to world-class recreation, and unsurpassed charm.

Like any good hotel, the Murray has a personality of its own, a thing as tangible and real as its marble stairways, yet as hard to define as music or an aroma.

Think about it. When you check into a motel, you wonder if the TV works. When you check into a hotel, you wonder who you might see there. At the Murray Hotel in Livingston, Montana, it could be almost anybody. Celebrities have been stopping here for 90 years, sharing space and rubbing elbows with the cowpokes, railroaders, and other travelers that provide a hotel’s life blood.

Video History:
Enjoy a video history of The Murray and Livingston, narrated by actress Margot Kidder:
Facilities for groups: Weddings, Reunions, Business Meetings
The Murray has wireless Internet and a conference room for business meetings. Wedding parties, family reunions, and business gatherings alike often book a block of rooms. The Murray’s congenial atmosphere and its in-hotel restaurant with a function room make it perfect for groups.
Activities Around Livingston, Montana:
There is more to do in and around Livingston than can fit on a page: fly fishing, hiking, rafting, hunting, bicycling, museums, fine restaurants, art galleries, live theater, live music, and events in every month of the year. Livingston is well known for being within walking distance of world class fly fishing, and the experts at the internationally known Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop are located adjacent to the hotel.

Livingston is surrounded by areas ideal for hiking, horseback riding, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, biking, hunting, golf, and more. Yellowstone Park is less than an hour away. In any season, outdoor activities abound. If you’re looking for indoor activities, then Livingston is the perfect place. The town has received national attention for its cultural attractions including art galleries, museums, theater, and fine restaurants.

Check out the local links in the section below.

Featured Attractions & Special Recommendations


The North Entrance to Yellowstone, with its historic arch, is just 50 miles from Livingston. Summer activities include wildlife viewing, ranger-led programs, sightseeing, hiking, fishing, boating, bicycling, horseback riding, and more. Winter activities in Yellowstone include cross-country skiing, snow coach tours, snowmobiling, and wildlife watching. Winter is a good time to see wolves in the park; in January and February the snow provides a perfect backdrop for spotting wolves.

During all seasons, the Park offers plenty of activities, as well as classes, field seminars, and other programs offered by the non-profit Yellowstone Forever.


Yellowstone Guidelines is one of the original activity permit holders in Yellowstone National Park. The company has been in business for over 20 years. Guided wildlife, sightseeing, hiking, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, and backpacking tours in the park is offered. All of the tours are private, custom, and designed to maximize the clients’ Yellowstone experience and cover all areas of Yellowstone National Park.

Currently, the rates are $475 per day for a party of 1 to 4, $99 per additional person. All tours include transportation, knowledgeable guide, lunch, and use of viewing scopes and binoculars.

Contact via phone (406.599.2960), email (tours@yellowstoneguidelines. com), or visit website: www.yellowstoneguidelines.com for more information.