Montana Museum of Art and Culture

The Most Romantic Things to do in Missoula

The list of romantic things to do in Missoula includes everything from outdoor pursuits, to incredible places to eat, to checking out the excellent museums of this amazing town. You and your sweetheart can watch an awe-inspiring sunset after an adventurous day of hiking then end the day with an intimate meal at one of many great restaurants. In this year-round city there is always something new to do, see, and explore with the one you love, which makes it that much better!

Come on out to our Missoula bed and breakfast for the romantic getaway you’ve been dreaming of! At our mountainside retreat, you can escape and unwind surrounded by nature with sweeping views of the Bitterroot River and the valley below. Our cozy and casual accommodations are just what you need to rejuvenate. Here you can feel the tranquil seclusion you long for, all the while being just minutes from downtown and many of the must-see attractions. If you want an unforgettable vacation to Missoula, full of romance and adventure, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

Discover Missoula Culture

Missoula Arts and Culture.

Take in a show at the historic Wilma Theater.

It is often said that Missoula has more culture than any other city in Montana.

Culture is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training.” It is also defined as “acquaintance with and taste in fine arts and humanities.”

Missoula, therefore, is the place to go in Montana to hear live music, watch a show, and see art.

Many people spend a few days at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast in order to do just that. They come here from more rural areas to see a show and browse art galleries. They come to feel the pulse of the city and the energy of the university. It’s invigorating. It’s fun.

Art galleries abound in downtown Missoula. One of the best times to visit them is on the First Friday of each month, when they stay open late and host artist receptions and other special events.

The University of Montana in Missoula brings a host of fantastic performers to the stage year-round. Some, like the Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival, are much anticipated. Others, such as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, draw more intimate crowds. There there is The Adams Center, which has the largest indoor seating capacity in western Montana; it brings such names as Dierks Bentley and the Rolling Stones.

Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Missoula

Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Missoula.

There is also a good deal of history in and around Missoula. The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula reveals the rich history of Missoula County. The Holt Heritage Museum is a great place to learn about cowboys and their rodeos and Indians and their Pow Wows. The Montana Museum of Art and Culture  has a superb collection of Rocky Mountain west art, contemporary Native American art, and a respectable number of pieces from Southeast Asian and European masters.

Treat yourself to a few days of culture. Allow yourself to be pampered while staying in our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. You’re worth it.

Missoula’s First Friday Gallery Night

How many more fabulous First Fridays will we be able to enjoy in Missoula before the snow strikes? One? If we’re lucky? After all, snow is predicted for this Friday, November 4, 2011.

Snow doesn’t cancel First Fridays – Missoulans are far too hardy to allow that. If anything, the first snow of the season is likely to inspire a celebratory mood. There is something so beautiful about those first snowflakes. We wonder if they’ll stick, and if the first snow truly marks the start of winter weather.

Sounds like the perfect time to attend the First Friday Gallery Night. Perhaps it’s also the perfect time for a cozy retreat at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast?

First Friday Highlights, November 4, 2011:

  • Master silversmith Haddon Hufford at MAM from 5 to 8 p.m. Lecture at 7 p.m.
  • War Torn: The Art of Ben Steel at Montana Museum of Art & Culture, featuring some of the only surviving images of the Bataan Death March.
  • New work by Kendahl Jan Jubb and music by Stan Anglan at Murphy-Jubb Fine Art.
  • Missoula artist Leslie Van Stavern Millar attends the opening of her Ideal Girls, Ideal Women, gouache paintings on rag paper. The Brink Gallery, 5 to 8 p.m.

More than 20 other venues will be exhibiting the work of artists, including cafes, restaurants, and pubs. For a complete list, please visit Missoula First Fridays. Bundle up and take to streets. This is a great time to start holiday shopping or become inspired for home made gift ideas. It’s also fun.

Our Missoula Bed and Breakfast is already full on Saturday night, but we have availability on First Friday Gallery Night. We suggest you head to Missoula soon!



Missoula’s First Friday February 2011

February’s First Friday in Missoula looks to be a good one. We still have a couple of rooms available in our Bed and Breakfast Missoula on Friday, February 4, 2011. Why not be spontaneous, and come to Missoula for a weekend of art and culture?

Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin, and other European Masterpieces, at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture.

First Friday at the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana takes place between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on February 4. Listen to live music by Dan Dubuque while gazing upon “Renoir, Magritte, Gauguin and other European Masterpieces from a Private Collection”. Also open for viewing is “Three Centuries of European Prints” from the MMAC permanent collection. Surprise giveaways, tasty treats, and discounts at the MMAC store make First Friday at MMAC extra fun.

See the premier of Flathead Moon, “a new limited edition archival digital print”, downtown at the Monte Dolack Gallery between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.. Refreshments will be available for all. Oil paintings by Marvie Redmond will be on display at Montana Art and Framing, and The Brink Gallery is exhibiting Strange Angels, by Michael deMent. He writes of his creations that they “remain ethereal and otherworldly yet with a dose of the familiar and tactile”.

In addition to the many galleries in downtown Missoula, First Friday events extend to such venues as Top Hat Lounge’s DIY Bazaar, Butterfly Herbs, and the Crystal Theatre. For a complete list of Missoula First Friday events, please see the Missoula First Friday website.

Continue to explore the arts throughout your weekend at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast, or enjoy a different kind of activity, like downhill or cross-country skiing.

Montana Museum of Art and Culture

Coming to Missoula for holiday shopping this year? If so, make time to visit the Montana Museum of Art and Culture. It will be a delightful addition to your bed and breakfast Missoula holiday.

Visit the Montana Museum of Art & Culture the next time you stay at our Missoula inn.

The museum’s permanent collection was founded in 1894, and now houses more than 10,000 works of art. The collection spans centuries and features artists from several continents. Continue reading