If you fly fish, there’s a good chance you’ve already fished the waters around Missoula, Montana. If you haven’t, you probably wish you could.
Fly fishing the Blackfoot River–always a dream for anglers–caught the world’s attention when it was featured in the 1992 film A River Runs Through It. Since that time, people from all over the globe have come to Montana in order to witness the majestic beauty of this land. Many arrive with dreams of big fish.
If you’re an experienced angler, bring your gear and let your instincts take charge. If you’re a novice, it’s advisable to use a guide.
The perfect meal for a winter evening: cheese fondue.
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast sits on 20 wooded acres overlooking the Bitterroot River and Valley. Our land abuts the Blue Mountain Recreation Area, which is comprised of 5,500-acres. Trails traverse the whole area, leading up hills, through forests, and along Hayes Creek.
At this time of year, we love to strap on our snowshoes; it’s easy to spend the whole day exploring the meandering trails. With an early enough start, it’s possible to make it to the top of Blue Mountain and back. A shorter amble leads to the scenic Deadman Point, or down to the creek.
We recommend not skimping on breakfast at our Montana inn–you’ll want every ounce of energy the food imparts. Ask us about picnic options if you plan to spend the whole day out and about, and plan to warm up with a cup of cocoa back at the inn. You may want to indulge in a hot soak, too.
If there are at least four of you, you may arrange to have a winter feast prepared for you. After romping in the snow all day, you’ll be thankful to have a good meal right at the inn. We can prepare a Swedish feast, a Thai feast, or something simple and enticing, like fondue. Ask us about it when you make your reservation: 406-251-4457 or 877-251-4457.
A winter wonderland and a wonderfully warm inn–that’s what you’ll find at Blue Mountain.
The University of Montana Grizzlies Football Team has three more home games. If you haven’t been to see them this season – and even if you have – consider coming to cheer them to victory. We still have some availability at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast during game days: October 15, October 29, and November 5, 2011.
The Grizzlies take on Portland State this Saturday, October 15. They’ll play Weber State on the 29th, and Western Oregon on November 5. If there is any team you’d particularly like to see them beat, buy your tickets now.
Our team has four overall wins so far this season, and two losses. In our Conference we’re three and one. To date, the Grizzlies have won all home games. Could this have something to do with the cheering in the stands?
Let’s assume that it does, and let’s fill the stands and cheer them to victory at future home games.
Make a weekend of it. See how Missoula has changed and how it’s stayed the same since you were here at school. Have coffee in your favorite cafe and a beer in your favorite bar. Revisit a favorite hike. Then try something you’ve never tried before, like a new restaurant.
Most of all, make it a relaxing weekend at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Sleep a bit late, and start your day with a gourmet breakfast. Sit outside and admire the views with a warming cup of tea or cocoa. Read a book. Just save your energy (and your voice) so you can cheer the Grizzlies to victory.
The magnificent Bitterroot Valley spreads south from Missoula towards remote Horse Creek Pass. The Bitterroot River runs down the middle of the valley that is framed by the Bitterroot Mountains on the west and the Sapphire Mountains on the east. Native Americans used this valley for generations as a natural corridor in their migrations, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through here. Indeed, there is much history in this valley, which is home to the first European settlement in the state of Montana; be sure to take time to visit the St. Mary’s Mission and Fort Owen State Monument in Stevensville.
Opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Bitterroot Valley are endless. From fly fishing to horseback riding, mountain biking to llama treks, there is sure to be an activity that is just right for you. There are numerous hiking trails through the pristine Bitterroot National Forest, and forest service roads that lead to remote waterfalls. Ask us about some of our favorite ways to get out and enjoy it when you stay at our Bed and Breakfast Missoula.
Our Missoula Montana Bed and Breakast is located southeast of Missoula, just off Highway 93 – the core of the Bitterroot Valley Scenic Drive. Fortify yourself with our home cooked breakfast and then hit the road. The beauty of the Bitterroot Valley will awe you, and the historic towns will charm you. Head for the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge and look for nesting osprey and other wildlife. Or keep going south to Lost Trail Pass, where you will find good hiking.
No matter what you do, we feel certain that you will grow to love the Bitterroot Valley as much as we do here in our Montana bed and breakfast.