Montana is often thought of as a meat and potatoes kind of place with being in the middle of American cattle country. But Missoula Montana is a definite exception to that rule! Missoula restaurants serve up everything from extremely local fare to amazing international cuisine. However, due to the pandemic, many of these special places have had to completely close down or get creative in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
These Missoula Restaurants are a beloved part of this small community and need your help now more than ever before. It’s time to give back to this town that we all love and want to see thrive in the future.
While you are here supporting the local economy come stay at our locally owned bed and breakfast. Our mountainside retreat is the perfect romantic getaway this summer. While exploring all this town has to offer and supporting local restaurants let us be your home away from home for your stay! Book your room at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading →
This baseball season, the opening game is June 24th with several fun nights scheduled throughout the summer, such as t-shirt night and bobbleheads night. The following is a listing of the local home games scheduled (subject to change based upon weather).
Scheduled home games: June 2015 June 24th Opening night for the Osprey home games, and Game Show Night June 25th Magnet Schedule Night June 26th Fireworks Extravaganza June 27th Saturday Weekly Brewfest, Big Sky Cheer Camp Performance and Launch-a-Ball June 28th Senior Sunday and Hit the Books Night June 29th Little League night, Military Monday, and Family Night
July 2015 July 2nd Ronald McDonald House Jersey Night, and Outdoors Night July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza, Launch-a-Ball, and Ronald McDonald House Jersey Night July 7th Bike to the Ballpark, and Hit the Books Night July 8th Game Show Night and Hellgate Cheer Camp Performance July 9th Ladies Night July 10th Bobblehead Night – Sparky the Fire Dog July 11th Saturday Weekly Brewfest July 12 Faith and Family Night, Senior Sunday July 13th Military Monday, Local Heroes Night July 22nd Game Show Night July 23
Kids Eat Free July 24th Fireworks Extravaganza, Pioneer Days, and Photo Night July 25th Saturday Weekly Brewfest July 28th Environmental Awareness Night, Pioneer Days July 29th Game Show Night July 30th University of Montana Alumni Night July 31st Jake Lamb T-shirts
August 2015 August 1st Bark in the Park, Pet Adoption Night, Saturday Weekly Brewfest August 2nd Medical Professional Night, Senior Sunday August 14th Fireworks Extravaganza, and Scout Night August 15th Renew Your Wedding Vows Night, Diamond Night, Saturday Weekly Brewfest August 16th Faith and Family Night, Senior Sunday, Hit the Books Wildcard Night, Teacher Appreciation Night August 17th Family Night, Military Monday August 18th Neighborhood Night, Bike to the Ballpark August 19th Game Show Night August 20th Stand Up 2 Cancer Night August 25th Bike to the Ballpark August 26th Game Show Night
September 2015 September 1st College Colors Day, and Bike to the Ballpark Night September 2nd Salute to Veterans Night, Game Show Night September 3rd Fan Appreciation Night, Team Photo September 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast hosts Brady and Elaine welcome you to stay at their scenic and luxurious bed and breakfast. Their peaceful Blue Mountain setting overlooks the beautiful Bitterroot River. Gourmet homemade breakfasts await guests each morning. Experience all that Missoula, Montana has to offer including watching exciting minor league baseball–America’s favorite pastime!
Are you celebrating National Crepe Day or just craving some crepes? Either way, look no further- we have the perfect breakfast recipe for you to try! There are many different types of crepes, from sweet to savory, filled and unfilled. Because of their popularity, there are also different ethnic varieties! We are partial to the type known as Swedish pancakes which are extremely light. It’s always fun to share a bit of our Swedish heritage with our guests. When you visit our inn you will see quite a few Swedish influences, from our Fjord horses at the base of the mountain to the delicate and very delicious Swedish pancakes we often serve.
The Scandinavian countries adopted traditions from many other European countries- among them, the crepe from France! The first time I tried this delicacy was actually in Libby, Montana during their Scandinavian Fest. Brady and I had never tasted a pancake so delicate and lovely that it felt like it was melting in your mouth. We ask for the recipe, which was large enough to feed a small army! It called for three gallons of milk and more chickens than I want to imagine for the eggs!
Long before opening our bed and breakfast, we reduced the Libby recipe and experimented a bit. The final “product” is delicious and a favorite of guests, family and friends. We hope you will try this recipe for yourself or come visit us in beautiful Missoula, Montana, where we do the cooking for you! Believe me when I say, there’s nothing quite like a Swedish Pancake that’s hot off the griddle and still warm to the touch.
Ingredients (should be at room temperature):
1 1/4 C. flour
3 C milk
5 T sugar
5 T butter
Reserve 2 cups worth of the milk. Mix 1 cup of the milk with all of the ingredients and stir. Next, slowly stir in the rest of the milk. Melt butter on a regular griddle at 375 degrees or higher. Use 2-3 tablespoons of batter to make a 4 inch, round pancake. When the pancake looks slightly brown, carefully flip it over (about 30 seconds per side). Roll up the pancake and place it in a warming oven while you cook the rest of the cakes. Once you get the hang of making one pancake, you can try making 2-4 at a time.
Take the entire platter of crepes out of the warm oven and sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Try one of the delicate pancakes without extra toppings so you experience the light, buttery beauty of this special crepe! Additional butter and home made jam can be placed on the table. We hand pick red currents from the garden to make syrup. A traditional Swedish Lingonberry preserve is fun to try as well!
A Vacation in Missoula: Missoula is a wonderful place to come on a vacation. Our town has so much culture, history and nature to offer tourists. We have blue ribbon trout streams, concerts, unique shopping opportunities and so much more. If you wish to enjoy nature while still being able to enjoy city events, then a get-away at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is perfect for you! In the winter there’s skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and indoor events. In summer you’ll enjoy hiking, horse back riding and so much more. One activity that is both popular with kids and adults is the Missoula Carousel. Our Fjord horses were used as models for the two carved, carousel Fjords. You can enjoy the carousel any time of the year and the artistic craftsmanship and variety of ponies is remarkable.
Brady and Elaine of Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast in scenic Missoula, Montana invite you to enter the #BlueIsBeautiful Contest. Enter on either Twitter or Facebook to win a free one-night stay for two people (including breakfast in the morning) at their lovely bed and breakfast. We want to inspire you to find things in nature that are blue and take pictures of them. When you visit Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast, beautiful nature is all around you from the blue, Bitterroot River to Blue Mountain which we call home!
For an entry to be valid in the #BlueIsBeautiful Photo Contest, it must:
Mention @BlueMountainBB in the tweet or Blue Mountain Bed & Breakfast in the Facebook post.
Be a photograph taken by you(or a photograph used with permission by the photographer).
Include the hashtag #BlueIsBeautiful.
Be a picture of something blue found in nature.
The photo you enter can show nature’s beautiful blue from anywhere in the world.
Enter photo or photos between Nov. 14 2014 and Jan. 14 2015.
Each photo entered in our contest must be different, but the same person can tweet and post different pictures as separate entries into the contest. While the contest is going on, Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast will re-tweet and re-post various entries. This does not necessarily mean that re-tweeted or re-posted entries are the winning picture. It will be fun knowing that your photo is one of the photos got shared with all our followers! Again, we welcome national and international photos since our world is a big, beautiful place!
Only one winner from TWITTER and a different winner from FACEBOOK will be chosen. The winner will be the one who tweeted or posted the picture that best represents the beauty of blue in nature as determined by innkeepers Brady and Elaine. Both the winning tweeter and the winning Facebook poster and their respective guest will each experience a free one-night stay for two at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast! Prize includes fresh gourmet breakfast for two in the morning.
PhotoContest begins Friday November 14, 2014 and will end January 14, 2015.Let the color blue and a visit for two inspire you to take the winning picture!
Did you know that in the United States and European public opinion polls, the color blue is overwhelmingly the most popular color, chosen by half of both men and women as their favorite color?! Blue is the color of the deep sea and the clear sky. Of course, flowers, butterflies, blueberries, blue jays, and blue whales are also blue. There is even a Blue Linkia Starfish. Earth is sometimes called the blue planet. In fact, the farther away an object is, the more blue it often appears to the eye. For example, mountains in the distance often appear blue. That is why we are called Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast.
Prize/gift certificate is good until Jan. 15, 2016.
If you fall in love with the color blue and decide you would like to visit us regardless of your winning status, we would be honored. Just tweet or post your photograph according to the contest rules for a discounted stay with us! We are so appreciative of those who mention our contest to others and encourage them to follow us on various social media sites as well. Thank You!
For ANYONE entering the contest who is also following us on Twitter and/or Facebook, we will be happy to give you a 15% discount on your stay. Mention the contest and your photo whenbooking on-line or call us directly at 1-(406)-251-4457. A restful night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast await you!
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At Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast, located in beautiful Missoula, Montana, our peaceful place provides relaxation and a gorgeous view of the mountains. Here you can walk nature trails, go trout fishing, horseback riding, golfing, shopping, or just enjoy resting in one of private guest rooms. All our rooms have exquisite views including gardens, mountains, forests, and valleys. There is so much to experience here!
We love promoting our Missoula community. They say that baseball is an all-American pastime. Did you know that we have our own minor league baseball team? The Missoula Osprey will open their 16th season with a three game series on the road beginning against the Helena Brewers on Monday June 16. The O’s home opener is set for Thursday June 19 against the Great Falls Voyagers.
The Osprey is part of the Pioneer Minor League which was founded in 1939. In fact, The Osprey recently were Pioneer League Champions in 1999, 2006, and 2012. Two Osprey Alumni are on the list of top-100 hitters in Major League Baseball. Paul Goldschmidt is ranked third and Carlos Gonzalez sixth. Click to buy tickets to see an Osprey ball game!
The real life birds called ospreys eat fish 99% of the time. The Montana Osprey Project started in 2006 and is conducted at the University of Montana in their Biogeochemistry Lab. It is a long-term project to study ospreys along the upper Clark Fork River and its tributaries. They have live-streaming nest cameras in Missoula at Hellgate Canyon which is nearby the stadium!
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to get away and enjoy all the wonderful things our area offers. From spectacular looks at nature (including the osprey birds) to spectacular baseball plays (by The Ospreys team), you will love staying at our bed and breakfast. Did we mention that we get rave reviews from guests who love our delicious breakfasts? We aim to please! Let us know how we can help you!
Did you know that Missoula, Montana is the perfect place to visit? Especially when you become a guest at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. You will enjoy spectacular views of the stunning Bitterroot River, encompassing mountains, and beautiful valley below. Our comfortable and elegant B&B offers a relaxing mountain retreat to our guests.
Conveniently close to the peaceful and scenic Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast, the International Heart Institute of Montana brings together a recognized team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, nurses and researchers to perform advanced cardiac procedures and to search for new and improved ways to treat heart disease. Founded in 1995, IHI involves physicians and staff of St. Patrick Hospital and The University of Montana in Missoula. They are one of the Top 50 Heart Hospitals in our country.
With your doctor’s approval, you can take good care of your heart by walking, biking, or hiking the historic Lewis and Clark trail. Travelers’ Rest State Park and the Lolo Trail are only four miles from our door. Blue Mountain’s Bed and Breakfast offers privacy to our guests as well as a window to Montana’s many native birds, chipmunks and wildlife in their own natural habitat. Walk our grounds to see our delightful garden and take in our gorgeous panoramic view of the mountains, valleys, and waterfalls.
Innkeepers Brady and Elaine know a lot about the history of the area. In fact, family stories related to the settling of the West include a great, grand uncle who was one of the first tour guides in Yellowstone Park. They share their family’s history with informative and entertaining displays and albums at their bed and breakfast.
Elaine is a certified tour guide who can provide you with a personal camp-side Montana Trails and Tales “tour” (with advanced reservations). While relaxing in either the forested picnic area or the Lodge, enjoy a personal storytelling hour as she introduces you to the fascinating oral history of the area through story and song. Whether you are vacationing, taking a business trip, or visiting the Heart Institute, make your heart happy by booking a reservation today!
Our Missoula lodging is less than five miles from Larchmont Golf Course, in Missoula.
Golf while in Missoula. It's fun.
This makes it super easy to enjoy a game of golf while staying with us. Rise early and feast upon Swedish pancakes, crab crepes, or a golden fried polenta. Enjoy a homemade cinnamon roll with hot coffee, or a blueberry scone with a nice cup of tea. You’ll be ready to walk 18-holes and golf better than ever after breakfast at our Missoula bed and breakfast.
Our Missoula bed and breakfast is a lovely spot for a wedding. Stand above the Bitterroot River, overlooking the Bitterroot Valley, as you say “yes” to one another. Start your life together in a beautiful setting. We did.
As the snows melt in the mountains, the rivers swell. That means there is great whitewater rafting in Montana these days, especially in the rivers around Missoula. Are you the adventurous sort? If so, reserve a room at our Montana bed and breakfast and contact a Missoula rafting outfitter.
The beautiful Blackfoot River
Rafting is exhilarating, whether you’re floating down Class I or Class III rapids – it’s all a question of perspective and experience. The guides in and around Missoula are professional and experienced. Safety is paramount, as is creating an exciting expedition for all on board. Continue reading →
There is great hiking in Missoula. In the Blue Mountain Recreation Area, enjoy the Maclay Flat Interpretative Trail.
It is a gentle stroll on a wide path that can also accommodate wheelchairs. The trail takes you along the Bitterroot River and through adjacent meadows, with some great views of mountains around Missoula.
Blue Mountain Views
If you want to pick up a little knowledge while visiting our Missoula lodging, the Maclay Flat Trail also has 16 interpretive signs along the way describing the river system, wildlife, vegetation and archeology of this area.
There is wildlife in the area, and the observant guest has seen evidence of porcupine and beaver. Also look for wood duck nesting boxes attached to trees and for bluebird boxes on fence posts.
About a third mile down the trail, you reach a flat, grassy spot along the river â€“ perfect for picnicking. There are also some fishing spots along this stretch of the river. We at the Blue Mountain Montana Bed and Breakfast will be happy to provide you with picnic baskets and coolers!
There is also great bird watching at Maclay Flat. During spring in Missoula look for lots of wildflowers and other plants. Hope to see you at our Missoula Inn soon!