Mount Jumbo Trail

10 Great Places for Birdwatching Near Our Missoula Bed and Breakfast


Birdwatching near our Missoula bed and breakfast is a fun and interesting way to get out and see the surrounding area! This Montana town is already well known for its abundant opportunities for hiking, biking, rafting, and more. Birding is yet another way to get out and experience the stunning scenery here. Missoula is a great place for serious birders looking for rare migrant species and is also an ideal place to get started as a beginner and learn all about this exciting and fun activity. The habitats here range from riparian estuaries and wetlands, to dry mountainsides, to deep forestland. Because of the variety of homes for birds, there is a great diversity of species to be found!

Our Missoula bed and breakfast is located next to 20 acres of wildlife habitat part of which is the Blue Mountain Recreation Area where you can work on your birdwatching skills just steps from our lodging. Let our tranquil mountainside retreat be your escape this season! From here you can look out from the deck to see the Bitterroot River and Valley below. Our Missoula bed and breakfast reflect the rustic beauty of the area and in your cozy and comfortable room, you can unwind after a day of birdwatching and exploration. If you want a memorable and relaxing vacation to Missoula this season, book your stay with us today! Continue reading

A Few Good Missoula Hikes

Spring is a time when the hikers among us (ourselves included) are just itching to hit the trail. Alas, many of our favorite trails are covered in deep snow. Not to be deterred, we hike places like the Rattlesnake Valley – Mount Jumbo Trails when higher elevations are impassable.

Strap on your boots and take a hike in Missoula.

As always, we encourage guests of our Missoula lodging to start each day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast here. Hikers are bound to have plenty of energy after crab crepes or huckleberry sourdoughs, fresh fruit, and bottomless cups of freshly brewed coffee and tea.

The Rattlesnake Valley РMount Jumbo Trails have four options: tackle one or all three, depending on your energy level. The North Loop Trail is 3.8 miles; Saddle Trail is 1.1 miles; Backbone Trail is 2.5 miles, and the L Trail is 2/3 mile. All are currently open except the stretch North of Saddle,  which opens  for the season on April 30, 2011.

Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as they are welcome in our dog-friendly Missoula lodging. Keep an eye out for elk and deer – large herds often feed on the hills during the winter.

We are always happy to share our knowledge of the area with guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. We love where we live, and we love to help people see the best of Missoula.