Lolo National Forest

Plan Now for a Fall Getaway to Missoula

Mountain top hiking trail with autumn foliage, blue sky and distant mountain peaksFall is a favorite season for those that love the outdoors in Missoula. The cooler weather, brilliant fall colors and quieter hiking trails all make fall the best time for a getaway. The beautiful landscape with rivers, lakes, forests and mountains are home to all kinds of wildlife. Explore beautiful trails leading to sweeping vistas of the glowing autumn treetops. Along the way watch for a variety of birds and mammals that make their home in the Montana landscape. Keep enjoying the great views after a day of fall hiking, by staying at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Nestled in a mountainside overlooking the Bitterroot River and surrounding valley, our guests wake up to breathtaking views each day. That along with a hearty, gourmet breakfast will have you ready for another day of adventures. Reserve your luxury suite with us today and a relaxing fall vacation in beautiful Missoula.

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3 Great Day Trips to Take From Missoula

hiking trail along clear mountain river and distant peaksAfter enjoying the beautiful landscape around Missoula, discover more Montana treasures on a drive through the countryside. A short journey to these three spectacular Missoula day trips is well worth the time. Destinations, from under an hour’s drive to less than three, offer breathtaking views, historic sites and outdoor recreation. Plan a day trip to the Blackfoot Valley, Bitterroot Valley and Glacier National Park to enhance any Missoula vacation. Not only does each area offer a wealth of memorable experiences, the drive reveals the matchless beauty of Montana. After expanding your view of the Big Sky Country, return to your very own mountainside retreat at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Our private suites offer sweeping valley views in a serene setting. Wake up each morning to a gourmet breakfast and ready for a new day of adventures. Book your Missoula summer getaway at the beautiful Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast.

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Explore the Blue Mountain Nature Trail this Spring in Montana

Arnica flowers on Blue Mountain Nature TrailThe scenic Blue Mountain Nature Trail makes the perfect introduction to hiking in the Lolo National Forest. The Missoula Valley comes to life in the spring and nature lovers flock to the miles of hiking trails. Those new to the area get a wonderful overview and history on the nature trail. Even though it’s only a quarter mile long the marked points of interest and corresponding brochure are full of fascinating facts. The trail invites hikers to take their time while learning about the trees, plants, birds and other animals along the way. The story of the 2003 wildfire unfolds with each step on the trail that includes a panoramic vista at the midway point. Here visitors can compare the new landscape to a 100 year-old photograph of the same view.

The Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast also offers guests sweeping vistas from our mountainside location. Relax on the multi-level decks and take in amazing views of the valley, Bitterroot River and distant mountains. While a tranquil retreat, we’re close to all the outdoor recreation and Missoula’s lively downtown. It’s time to book your hiking retreat and explore Missoula’s stunning landscape this spring and summer.

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10 Reasons to Visit Missoula in 2019

Missoula vacationThink Missoula when planning your 2019 vacations. Missoula has a stunning, diverse landscape that includes every outdoor adventure imaginable. In addition to exploring the mountains, rivers and forests, this university town also offers great entertainment, dining and nightlife choices. When planning your vacation include a combination of the amazing outdoor and city activities for an unforgettable trip. The Blue Mountain B&B also has the best of both worlds. The tranquil location with great mountain and valley views is also a short drive to all the fun. Book your Missoula getaway at our idyllic inn today.

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Top Winter Activities to Enjoy in Missoula

Missoula Winter ActivitiesAre you in search of a fun weekend in the snow?  If so, Missoula is the winter destination for you.  Whether you’re looking for traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling of sledding, or whether you want to try you’re hand at something different, like a little dog sledding or ice fishing, Missoula is the place to be this snowy winter.  Though there is no reason to stay inside with so much going on outside, there’s nothing wrong with that, either.  Curl up in front of the fire, or get outside and explore, all when you stay at our romantic Missoula Bed and Breakfast this winter.  Book your winter getaway with us today! Continue reading

Horseback Riding Near Missoula

Horseback Riding in Montana

Live the dream; go horseback riding in Montana.

Many people travel to Montana to experience the raw beauty of the land. They want to walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and explore the mountains and valleys of Montana the way those great explorers did in the early 19th century – on horseback. Thanks to several excellent outfitters in western Montana, they can.

JM Bar Outfitters leads summer Trail Rides east of Missoula along Rock Creek. Trail Rides can last as little as an hour, half a day, or all day. For more information, please see JM Bar Outfitters.

White Mountain Outfitters leads Trail Rides out of Lolo Hot Springs. You may choose a short ride of one to two hours, a half day ride, or a full day trip. Overnight back country trips are also available. For more information, please see White Mountain Outfitters or Lolo Hot Springs.

Dunrovin Ranch leads Trail Rides on gentle Tennessee Walking Horses. Folks may ride horses along the Bitterroot River and up into Lolo National Forest. They offer a variety of rides, including a Lewis & Clark ride that follows “the hoof prints of history.” For more information, please see Dunrovin Ranch.

Once you’ve spent a day or two in the saddle, you’ll want to embrace the comfort and amenities of the 21st century at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. You’ll gratefully slip into a bed of fine linens and snuggle under the weight of a down comforter. You’ll doze in your private jetted tub and enjoy the view of nature from the warmth of your room. In the morning, you’ll understand which is the most important word in the term Bed and Breakfast Missoula Montana as you tuck into a stack of huckleberry pancakes or a plate of steak and eggs.

Girlfriends Getaway at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast

May is the perfect time to plan a summer Girlfriends Getaway at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Contact your best friends, coordinate your calendars, and select a weekend when you can all meet here in Missoula for fun and adventure.

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Go horseback riding with friends in the Lolo National Forest.

Missoula is heavenly in the summer, for opportunities for outdoor recreation are abundant. You’ll find dozens of hiking trails close to our Bed and Breakfast Missoula – ask us about some of our favorite spots. Our guests fish the Bitterroot River, raft on the Blackfoot River, and go horseback riding in the Lolo National Forest. Continue reading

Lolo National Forest

The Lolo National Forest is a mere few miles down the road from our Missoula Montana bed and breakfast. While the weather is definitely feeling cold out there, and the snows are on their way, there is still time for a well planned hike or two in the Lolo National Forest while you are staying with us. The Lolo Visitor Centers are filled with friendly and informative staff who can help you find the perfect hike for you – and of course, we always enjoy recommending our favorite trails.

This is where you will want to be after exploring the Lolo National Forest

This is where you will want to be after exploring the Lolo National Forest

The Savenac Historic Tree Nursery is an interesting place to enjoy the outdoors without engaging in strenuous activity. It was a nursery for the forest service until the late 1960s, and the arboretum and visitor center there provide a fascinating glimpse into a part of National Forest history that few people stop to consider – the cultivation of trees.

If you are in the mood for a strenuous hike, consider heading to the top of Lolo Peak. You’ll be rewarded with fantastic views and a hearty appetite to enjoy a fine meal back in Missoula (plus a warm soak in a tub at this Montana inn). Just be sure to check the weather, eat a good breakfast here before leaving, and be prepared for anything before embarking on this hike.

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