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The Best Missoula Breweries to Visit While You’re Here

Missoula breweries include places that are perfect for getting a great meal with a beer after a day of adventure as well as specialty tasting rooms for those who have a more specific palette. In this Montana city, it seems that there is a brewery for just about everyone! This town has become a top destination for beer, and Thrillist even named it one of the top places secretly hiding incredible beer scenes. While we hope that Missoula breweries are not too much of a secret, we do know that you are sure to find some hidden gems here!

Let our Missoula bed and breakfast be your ultimate mountain getaway! Set among a beautiful ponderosa pine forest and surrounded by the Montana mountain landscape, our Missoula lodging is just minutes from the downtown and business center of the city. Guests feel as if they are at their own private mountain retreat without having to be far away from all of the attractions, restaurants, and breweries this town is known for.

At our comfortable inn, you’ll have a private escape complete with 20 acres of wildlife habitat and nearby National Forest land. Here you’ll be above it all with breathtaking views if the Bitterroot River and Valley below. If you are looking for the perfect Missoula getaway this season, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

Find The Best Missoula Montana Fly Fishing Near Us

Missoula Montana fly fishing is the quintessential experience to have when you are visiting this beautiful part of the country! Here, there are many rivers, which means lots of places to choose from for the ultimate Montana adventure. Forbes Magazine even named Missoula as one of North America’s top ten trout fishing towns. This challenging and exciting activity gets you out and into the Montana wilderness putting you right in the middle of it all. Missoula Montana fly fishing is sure to be a highlight of your vacation here!

Let our Missoula bed and breakfast be your mountainside getaway this summer! Our quiet and peaceful inn is far enough away from town to feel like a secluded mountain retreat but close enough to be just minutes from world-class shopping, restaurants, and more. Nestled among the Ponderosa Pines you’ll be able to relax and unwind in our meditative gardens.

We have 20 acres of registered wildlife habitat that opens onto federally protected land as well so you’ll really get the sense of being in the Montana wilderness here. Our tranquil and romantic escape has a cozy and casual ambiance where you’ll feel the stress melt away. If you are ready for the perfect vacation to Missoula, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

What To See in Downtown Missoula This Spring

Downtown Missoula offers many incredible things to see and experience while taking a break from the hiking trails. Most of the time, when you think of this part of Montana, you associate this town with outdoor adventures of hiking, biking, rafting, or rock climbing. While you are here though, time spent downtown in the heart of the city is a great way to fully immerse yourself in one of the largest cities in the state. The majestic Clark Fork River runs rights through the center and is a great reminder of the wilderness that surrounds this city. Here there are unique shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and events that make up the cultural center of Western Montana.

Let our mountainside retreat be your perfect getaway this spring! At our Missoula bed and breakfast, you are within minutes of downtown Missoula and everything it has to offer. Our Montana inn is a tranquil escape with a bird’s eye view of the Bitterroot River and the valley below. Private rooms compliment and reflect the rustic beauty of the forested surroundings. We have 20 acres of registered wildlife habitat that opens up onto state and federally protected land. You feel as if you have your own private mountain cabin. If you want the perfect getaway to Missoula this spring, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

The Most Romantic Things to do in Missoula

The list of romantic things to do in Missoula includes everything from outdoor pursuits, to incredible places to eat, to checking out the excellent museums of this amazing town. You and your sweetheart can watch an awe-inspiring sunset after an adventurous day of hiking then end the day with an intimate meal at one of many great restaurants. In this year-round city there is always something new to do, see, and explore with the one you love, which makes it that much better!

Come on out to our Missoula bed and breakfast for the romantic getaway you’ve been dreaming of! At our mountainside retreat, you can escape and unwind surrounded by nature with sweeping views of the Bitterroot River and the valley below. Our cozy and casual accommodations are just what you need to rejuvenate. Here you can feel the tranquil seclusion you long for, all the while being just minutes from downtown and many of the must-see attractions. If you want an unforgettable vacation to Missoula, full of romance and adventure, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

Stay at the Best Missoula Bed and Breakfast

Stay at the best Missoula bed and breakfast

When looking for the best Missoula bed and breakfast you’ll want comfort, proximity to things to do, and a place you’ll feel right at home in. Our secluded mountain getaway has everything you could ever want in a bed and breakfast and then some! We are close enough to downtown yet far enough away for the peace and solitude you seek while on vacation. We serve a hearty breakfast meal to help get your day going and offer a dinner so you can leave everything up to us! We are set up with your ultimate comfort in mind so that all you have to do is sit back and relax.

Let our Missoula bed and breakfast be the escape you’ve been craving! Our well-appointed guest rooms are decorated in a rustic charm you’d expect from Montana accommodations. You’ll feel as if you stepped into your own private mountain cabin. Look out your window to see views over the gardens on our property, the nearby forest, the surrounding mountains, or the Bitterroot Valley below. If you are ready for the best Missoula getaway book your stay with us today! Continue reading

Find The Best Skiing Near Missoula

Finding skiing near Missoula is not a difficult task as there are a plethora of incredible places throughout the area. There are world-class ski resorts that offer incredible terrain, acres of trails, as well as spectacular views of the famed big sky country. If you are dreaming of finding fresh powder to ski or snowboard through this winter, those dreams can become a reality by checking out the best skiing near Missoula! You can be amongst the most sought after ski areas in the world just 20 minutes from downtown or enjoy the gorgeous drives from Missoula to the many other ski resorts in the area.

After a day on the slopes, you’ll need a cozy and relaxing place to warm those toes and sip hot chocolate. Our Missoula bed and breakfast is the ultimate winter getaway for you! Set on a mountainside, our lodging offers the serenity you’ve been searching for. With views of the Bitterroot river below and surrounding forests, you’ll feel as if you have stepped into your own mountain retreat.  The rustic surroundings are reflected in the woodsy decor without compromising luxury and comfort. If you are ready for the perfect place to escape to this winter, book your room today! Continue reading

9 Best Missoula Breweries to Visit This Summer

A list of the best Missoula breweries can be extensive understanding that this Montana town has a long and varied history of brewing beer. To the locals, Missoula is a beer town. The early start of the best Missoula breweries began in the late 1990s to the early 2000s. This town is a craft beer pioneer, serving hop beers 10 years before they became widespread and as well known as they are today.

A summer day in Montana calls for a delicious beer to be enjoyed and savored. Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast happens to be nearby some of the best Missoula breweries. Let our mountainside retreat be your summertime oasis while enjoying the better things that life has to offer, like beer! If you are looking for a summer escape into the mountains amongst gardens and views of the breathtaking Bitterroot River, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

What’s Happening at the Missoula Art Museum

Art and beauty in MissoulaThe fine art in Missoula reflects the natural beauty of the surrounding region. And now is the time to plan a getaway to Missoula to admire the landscape. Catch the end of the magical, snowy season or the beginning of our beautiful, brilliant Spring. After a day of skiing, snowshoeing or hiking, explore Missoula’s charming downtown. Spend an afternoon strolling through the Missoula Art Museum and the many fine art galleries. Then top off the perfect evening at an excellent restaurant.

The Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the mountains, with amazing views of the Bitterroot River. However our lovely secluded retreat is only a short drive to lively Missoula. Reserve your relaxing escape with us and enjoy the stunning outdoors, in addition to our inspiring arts community.

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International Wildlife Film Festival 2016

International Wildlife Film Festival

The 39th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival happens at Roxy Theater at 718 S. Higgins Avenue in Missoula, Montana starting on Saturday April 16 through Saturday 23, 2016.

The WildWalk Parade (which is free to the public) happens Sunday April 17 starting at noon.  Dance, crawl, swing, and slither through downtown Missoula as the wildlife parade roars down Higgins ending at Caras Park for WildFest!

The International Wildlife Film Festival’s mission is to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media. Their mission is fulfilled through outreach and education, and includes the following programs:

  • IWFF, our annual wildlife and conservation themed film festival

  • The Roxy’s community cinema program, a year round calendar of community-centric films and events

Throughout the year they serve a diverse, all-ages population – their constituency ranges from grade school children to elders. Their programming offers a rich variety of possibilities, from wildlife and environmental film and new and classic fiction and documentaries, to live music, poetry, performance and other cultural offerings.

The IWFF began in 1977 at the University of Montana. They have produced an annual wildlife themed film festival each year since 1977, making them the first and longest running event of its kind. In 2002, they purchased the historic Roxy Theater to act as the anchor/home for the festival.

While IWFF presented their annual event each year, and some occasional programming, the true potential for the venue was not realized until the summer of 2013 when we launched their year-round screening series and began extensive collaboration with universities, businesses and the local Missoula community.

IWFF is a non-profit that serves other non-profits by providing a venue and a gateway for the community. The Roxy is a unique venue with incredible resources including three cinema screens with HD projection, state-of-the-art sound systems, two stages and amenities ideal for conferences, film festivals and educational events.

When you visit Missoula to attend the International Wildlife Film Festival, be sure to stay at the peaceful Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast.  Hosts Brady and Elaine offer wonderful hospitality and luxurious accommodations.  Wake up to savor their gourmet breakfasts made fresh each morning.

Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

Missoula Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Fri Feb 19 2016 – Sun Feb 28 2016, All Day

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has become the largest cinema event in Montana and the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West. The festival draws an audience of 20,000 and receives over 1400 film entries from every corner of the globe.

BSDFF offers a unique setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and for audiences to see innovative new films, as well as classics in the genre. BSDFF hosts over 100 visiting artists, and screens an average of 140 nonfiction films annually at the historic Wilma Theater, The Top Hat, The Roxy Theater, and Crystal Theatre in downtown Missoula.

In addition to documentary screenings, public events include panel discussions, workshops, pitch sessions, parties and receptions. Special retrospective programs have included the films of Academy Award® winning director Barbara Kopple, The Maysles Brothers, Frederick Wiseman, Joe Berlinger, Doug Pray,  Kartemquin Films, and Les Blank.

Special guests have included Indy Rock legends Yo La Tengo, Comedian Tig Notaro, Academy Award® winning director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), Les Blank (Burden of Dreams), Greg Barker (Sergio), Joe Berlinger (Crude), Ron Mann (Grass), Brendan Canty & Christoph Green (the Burn To Shine series) Chuck Workman (The Life & Times of Andy Warhol) Hart & Dana Heinz Perry (Sex: The Revolution).

Recent Award winners at the festival have included Siblings are Forever (Frode Fimland), A World Not Ours (Mahdi Fleifel), This Way Of Life (Thomas Burstyn), Steam of Life (Joonas Berghäll & Mika Hotakainen), Blood Brother (Steve Hoover), Chasing Ice (Jeff Orlowski), Last Train Home (Lixin Fan), Sweetgrass (Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor), Gasland (Josh Fox), Rough Aunties (Kim Longinotto), Ashes of American Flags (Brendan Canty & Christoph Green), In A Dream (Jeremiah Zagar), and Bronx Princess (Yoni Brook & Musa Syeed).

Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast of Missoula, Montana welcomes you to stay at their mountain retreat.  Film lovers across the globe will be visiting Missoula, Montana to see the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.  Choose a beautiful and restful setting with mountain vistas and Bitterroot River views.

Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging

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