Missoula dining

Missoula Eats

No matter what brings you to Missoula–school, work, skiing or hiking–you will want to eat.

Our Missoula Bed and Breakfast is a good place to start a culinary tour of Missoula. Each morning during your stay, we’ll prepare an abundance of fresh food for you; perhaps delicate crab crepes or fresh, hot, sweet cinnamon rolls (homemade, of course). We’ll drown you in coffee, if that’s how you like to wake up, or wow you with fresh fruit juices. You may not need to eat again until dinner time.

Yet eat again you eventually will. Fortunately, Missoula has several good restaurants.

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern has a casually elegant atmosphere and offers a fresh twist on many old favorites. Diners may bask in the warmth of the fireplace or sit at the counter and watch what’s happening in the kitchen. The daring are invited to sit at the Chef’s Table, where they work with the culinary team to craft a unique four- or five-course meals with wine pairings.

The Shack Cafe has been feeding Missoulans since 1949. Today, much of the menu is built around locally grown and raised food. This is a good spot for lunch (if you’re still hungry after the breakfast at Blue Mountain Inn). Their dinner specials are very good, too.

Tipus offers a taste of East India. When you’re in the mood to feast on samosas and drink buckets of chai, this is the place for you.

Lolo Creek Steakhouse is a wonderful spot to dine, especially after a day spent out-of-doors. The amazing indoor grill, made from stone and iron, is a wonder to behold. The steaks prepared on it are delicious.


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.

ready to run

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

Ski Philipsburg, Montana

There is more than one ski area close to our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Whether you come to town for work or play, be sure to bring your skis.

Feast on Dim Sum after a day at the Discovery Ski Area in nearby Philipsburg

The Discovery Ski Area in Philipsburg, MT is just over an hour from our Bed and Breakfast Missoula. Beautifully situated in the Sapphire Mountains, overlooking the scenic Flint Creek Valley, the Discovery Ski Area has three ski faces and dozens of trails. Novices will be comfortable on the gentle slopes of the front face, while expire skiers will love the moguls and the ungroomed terrain on the back of the mountain.

You are sure to have plenty of energy for the slopes when you stay at our inn. thanks to the hearty, home made breakfasts we prepare. With advance notice, you may also enjoy a gourmet dinner at our Bed and Breakfast Missoula (groups of four or more); sore legs need walk no further than our dining area for a feast.

Garden City Brewfest

Do you like beer? If so, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Garden City Brewfest in Missoula, on May 1, 2010. There’ll be great music, good food, and of course, a huge selection of beer. If you like beer an awful lot, take a cab to and from our Missoula bed and breakfast, just minutes from town.

Missoula's own, Wartime Blues

The taps start flowing at Caras Park on noon Saturday. There will be more than 60’s beers on tap, and a wine bar for folks who don’t love beer as much as their spouses. Plan on finding an excellent array of food from local restaurants; sichuan, mexican, and Philly Cheesesteaks should accompany a nice selection of beer.

In addition to food and drink, there will be a steady stream of live music. The day starts with The Lil’ Smokies, a local favorite. Secret Powers comes next, a blend of Missoula/Los Angeles indie-rock musicians. Wartime Blues wraps up the evening – expect great fun from these 8 Missoula locals.

Come on into town for this fun event, and stay at our Missoula bed and breakfast. Drink responsibly, and have fun.

Ski Missoula

There is some great skiing close to our Missoula MT bed and breakfast. Arrive on our doorstep Friday night, sleep comfortably, and we’ll feed you a delicious home-cooked breakfast to help you stay energized for a day on the slopes.

Montana Snowball trail map

Montana Snowball trail map

Just about thirty minutes to the northeast is the Montana Snowball ski mountain. With about two feet of snow at the base and almost five feet at the summit, the skiing is great right now. Ride to the summit, and you’ll be at over 7,500 feet, with a vertical drop of 2,600 feet. The longest run is three miles. In short, you can pass your days here happily.

The mountain is open daily from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This allows for a leisurely breakfast at our Missoula inn. Have a skiing getaway with a small group of friends, and with advance planning we’ll have a fantastic dinner waiting when you return to the Montana b&b, tired and ready for someone else to feed you. Enjoy a restful evening at the inn playing games, music, chatting or watching a movie. You’ll be ready to hit the slopes again come Sunday.