holiday shopping

Holiday Shopping at Southgate Mall

Folks travel for hundreds of miles to shop at Missoula’s Southgate Mall. If you’re planning a holiday shopping excursion to Southgate Mall in the coming weeks, we hope you’ll consider staying a night or two at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. We’re located just five miles from Southgate.

It’s best to be well-rested when shopping, especially when shopping for gifts. The more tired we are, the more likely we are to lower our gift standards just so we can be finished. The more well-rested we are, the more likely we are to select a gift the recipient will appreciate.

So if you’re traveling a good distance to shop at Southgate Mall and elsewhere in town, rest up at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Sleep well, fuel up with a delicious breakfast, and then shop to your heart’s content.

Missoula Shopping Spree


Peruse eclectic Missoula shops during a Missoula Shopping Getaway.

It may be October, but it’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays. They’ll be upon us before you know it.

Many folks in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming live in the country, hours from the closest city. For these people, holiday shopping involves the internet or a road trip. We hope you’ll choose the road trip, and come spend a few days at our Missoula, Montana, Bed and Breakfast.

Missoula has an eclectic community. There are wizened cowboys and bespeckled intellectuals, avid outdoorsmen and creative artists, and a lively mix of all of the above. Shops have sprouted up to cater to this  diverse population; it makes for interesting shopping.

Our Missoula Bed and Breakfast hosts many guests who come to town each November and December to shop. Internet shopping is convenient, but it’s somehow not as satisfying or fun as walking up and down a street, popping into one shop after the next. Plus, everyone can go on line from anywhere and find the same product. Not everyone has the opportunity to shop in Missoula.

Some of our favorite Missoula stores include:

  • Fact and Fiction: fantastic bookstore.
  • Bird’s Nest Books: another fantastic bookstore, with rare books.
  • Butterfly Herbs: eclectic items from jewelry to coffee mugs.
  • Fair Trade Store: clothing, musical instruments and jewelry from around the world.
  • Monte Dolack Gallery: features the work of Dolack and other Montana artists.
  • Pirnie Art Showroom: unique work by Larry Pirnie and others.
  • Red Rooster Trading: a super kitchen and bath shop.
  • Army Navy Economy Store: full of treasures, if you’re willing to look.