mountain biking

4 Reasons to Visit Missoula This Fall

Fall Getaway to Beautiful MissoulaThe beautiful and rugged city of Missoula is the place to be this fall. Missoula is both hip and trendy, and undeniably beautiful, perfect the avid nature enthusiast in you. Missoula is a getaway destination nothing short of rejuvenating, so pack a jacket and some hiking boots, and get ready to fall in love with Montana all over again.  Take advantage of these final months of autumn, and experience Montana without the packed summer crowds.  The Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is nestled on a peaceful mountainside.  There’s no better place to start your journey than sitting amongst the Ponderosa Pines and meditative water gardens at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.  We’re here waiting for you, so book your fall getaway with us today. Continue reading

Summer Adventures Abound in Missoula

Adventures in MissoulaAre you into trying new things and want to go on exciting adventures?  Then Missoula is the destination for you!  Whether your adventure is a simple hiking trip into the wilderness, or something a bit more extreme and adrenaline-fueled, you will definitely find what you’re looking for here.  When you’re done with your adventures for the day, Missoula’s a great place to relax.  Missoula’s reputation as a hip and trendy, yet laid back destination, is perfect for adventurous couples and thrill-seekers alike.  Unwind with a delicious, cold craft beer, enjoy a locally-sourced meal, or take in some vibrant and local live music.  When it’s time to rest and prepare for your next adventure, the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast offers the finest accommodations in Missoula.  Book your stay with us today!   Continue reading

Autumn Color Extravaganza in Missoula, Montana

“Autumn Color Extravaganza in Missoula, Montana” is the name of this YouTube video produced by Dave and you can click on the link at the end to see more of his nature travel videos.

Fall is a beautiful time to feel the cool, crisp air, see the changing autumn colors of the leaves, hold hands while walking outside with a loved one, hear the flowing of our local rivers, watch ducks float on top of the water, sip marshmallow-topped hot chocolate, and there are so many more experiences to be had.

Hosts Brady and Elaine welcome guests to have a Blue Mountain Experience at their Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast in Missoula, Montana. Conveniently located near the University of Montana, but surrounded by majestic mountain views and the sparkling Bitterroot River with easy access to the Lewis and Clark walking trail.

There are so many things to see and do during your stay:

  • Shop downtown Missoula or their antique mall
  • Learn about aerial firefighting at the Smokejumper Visitor Center
  • Watch a local theatre performance
  • Visit a local art gallery
  • Take a historical walking tour of Downtown Missoula
  • Visit the Missoula Public Library
  • Check out the local music scene
  • Hike the “M” known as Mount Sentinel
  • Watch Griz football at the University of Montana
  • Golf the greens of Missoula
  • Rent a bike and go mountain biking
  • Explore a Montana State park
  • Dine at one of their award-winning local restaurants

Better yet, stay inside and watch a movie on their big screen or read your favorite book. Play a game of pool inside. Or sit outside and watch their serene pond and enjoy their mountain retreat.

You could come alone to recharge your batteries, bring a friend to grow your friendship, bring a romantic partner to enhance your love, or come with a small group of people to spend time together. Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to getaway to see autumn color!

Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging

Discover Mountain Biking in Missoula

Mountain Biking in Missoula, MontanaIt’s hard to believe that Labor Day is almost here, which means that the unofficial end to summer is just around the corner. In Missoula, though, there’s still plenty of days left for adventure in the beautiful outdoors. Missoula is a place where you’ll find miles upon miles of exhilarating biking adventures, whether on mountain trails or bike lanes and road routes.  In fact, Missoula has been ranked a gold-level bike friendly city, and a Top 5 Large U.S. Cities for Biking.  These distinctions reserved for a small handful of exceptional communities around the country.  With a new trail opening near our Bed and Breakfast, now is a great time to come to Missoula for a mountain biking adventure.  Book a room at our luxury Missoula Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

Missoula Montana Mountain Biking

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Explore the Missoula wilderness by mountain bike.

The Missoula area is fabulous for mountain biking, as many guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast have discovered. Short trails, long trails, steep trails, gently sloped trails… they’re all here. If you’re mad for mountain biking, now is the time to head to Missoula; there’ll be snow before too much longer.

Most avid mountain bikers travel with their own bikes, but it’s possible to rent mountain bikes if you find yourself bikeless in Missoula. Big Sky Bikes on Front Street will set you up with everything you need for a fun and safe mountain bike riding excursion (they have road bikes, too). They’re located near the river trail, so your biking adventure can begin as soon as you leave the store.

If time permits, head for the hills. Dozens of trails await discovery: Quick Spin Trails, Heart Pumping Trails, Mud & Blood Trails, and Epic Rides (as rated by Mountain Biking Missoula). A few examples are:

  • MoZ Hidden Treasure Trail: 8.4 miles and 1685 feet cumulative elevation gain. +/- 2 hours.
  • Snowbowl Point Six Trail: 17.2 miles and 3707 feet of cumulative elevation gain. +/- 3 hours.
  • Sheep Mountain Trail: 24.8 miles and 5853 feet of cumulative elevation gain. +/- 6 hours.

The harder you ride, the more you’ll enjoy recovering at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. In the morning we’ll feed you a hearty (and delicious) breakfast to help you pump those pedals. After the ride, sink into your own jetted tub, then relax with a good book, a game, or a movie.

Mountain Biking Missoula provides invaluable information about mountain biking in and around Missoula. You’ll find a list of trails there, information about group rides (all are welcome), and even a list of Microbrew Pubs that are perfect for après biking.