The historic St Ignatius Mission sits in front of the Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation, about an hour northwest of our Missoula bed and breakfast. The church that stands in St. Ignatius today was built by the missionaries and Flathead people out of local clay and lumber (after previous church buildings were destroyed by fire) in 1891. The walls and ceilings of the church feature more than 50 original fresco paintings by Brother Joseph Carignano, S.J.
The St. Ignatius Mission makes a lovely day trip for guests of our bed and breakfast Missoula. The drive to St. Ignatius is quite scenic, and there is excellent hiking in the area. A short drive beyond St. Ignatius brings you to the south end of Flathead Lake, which is always worth a visit.