Innkeepers Brady and Elaine Anderson-Wood love extending hospitality to their guests at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast in Missoula, Montana. Missoula is said to be “the best small town under 100,000 people” in America. With breathtaking views of the mountains and Bitterroot River as well as beautiful gardens and unique wildlife to watch.
They take pleasure in sharing their mountain, home, and Montana history with others from around the world. Meeting people from every walk of life is a real treat for them. Guests come for a variety of reasons including: visiting their kids at University of Montana, fishing, relaxing between visits to Yellowstone and Glacier Park.
Guests have visited from every state but Delaware as well as the countries of Israel, Bolivia, Jacarta, Mongolia, Honduras, Namibia, South Korea, and Romania. One couple from France comes every year to enjoy Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast and the surrounding area. Seeing how people with very different view points are able to come together, share breakfast, and take away an appreciation for each other is one of the biggest surprises Brady and Elaine have discovered as innkeepers.
Elaine, who takes professional pictures, says she has always adored taking pictures because of her deep love and connection with nature. The animals that can be found outside their B&B include: woodpeckers, humming birds, hawks, eagles, bears, bunnies, deer, wild turkeys, elk, chipmunks, and much more.
Because of her background in history and education, Elaine was able to take more classes (including classes specifically oriented toward the bi-centennial of Lewis and Clark) to become an official tour guide. There are so many gorgeous walking trails in their area.
Blue Mountain B&B is open year round and guests can stay for just one night if that is their desire. Some choose to have one night escapes from Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, and other places. There are fun things to do all year long in Missoula. The benefit of their particular location is that they are close to town, yet it is so private. Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is on twenty acres of registered wildlife habitat next to National and State forest land. The home was designed by their family and the room decor reflects their Swedish family heritage as well as their ranching backgrounds.
Their most loved breakfast dishes include their asparagus gratins, macadamia-crusted French toast, and Aebelskivers (a Dutch stove top doughnut). Brady and Elaine would love to have others come to enjoy the beauty of nature, do fun area activities and/or just relax, and taste their delicious breakfasts as well as share their unique life experiences!
Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging