As we face a crossroads with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all wondering how and when to move forward. As businesses and economies slowly start the process of reopening, it’s important to focus on the many opportunities we do have for getting out and socially distancing responsibly. Luckily, there are plenty of fun things to do in Missoula, including things that will keep you safe and healthy throughout the summer. At Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast you’ll have ample opportunity to relax and reset. Located just outside of Missoula our secluded mountainside inn will be your tranquil sanctuary.
The University of Montana Griz Basketball teams, both mens and womens, attracts a lot of fans. Did you know that both the mens and womens head basketball coaches were also Grizzlies basketball players? In Big Sky Country, they play to win the Big Sky Conference.
Travis DeCuire was formally introduced as the University of Montana’s 27th men’s head basketball coach in June of 2014, at a press conference in University of Montana’s Adams Center. DeCuire and the 2014-15 Griz went on to surpass all expectations, leading UM to a 20-win season and a share of the Big Sky Conference regular season title.
As a point guard for Montana from 1992-94 DeCuire was named All-Big Sky Conference as a junior and senior. He set a school record in just three seasons with 435 career assists. He also established UM’s single-season mark with 199 assists as a senior in 1993-94, when he was ranked 12th in the nation, averaging 7.1 assists a game.
He was the recipient of the Grizzlies’ Carl Dragstedt Award (MVP) as a junior (he shared it with forward Matt Kempfert that season) and senior, and received the John Eaheart Award (Outstanding Defensive Player) following his senior year.
MensGriz local games left in the regular season:
Jan. 21 Idaho Missoula, Montana 7 pm
Jan. 23 Eastern Washington Missoula, Montana 7 pm
Feb. 4 Montana State Bozeman, Montana 7 pm
Feb. 11 Southern Utah Missoula, Montana 7 pm
Feb. 13 Northern Arizona Missoula, Montana 7 pm
Feb. 20 Montana State Missoula, Montana 7 pm
Mar. 3 North Dakota Missoula, Montana 8 pm
Mar. 5 Northern Colorado Missoula, Montana 2 pm
Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno, Nevada:
Mar. 8 First Round Games
Mar. 10 Quarterfinal Games
Mar. 11 Semifinal Games
Mar. 12 Championship Game
Last year, Head Ladies Basketball Coach Robin Selvig, won Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year. A graduate of University of Montana in 1974, Coach Selvig has been coaching the Lady Griz basketball team for the last 37 years and has coached over 845 winning games!
The 2014-2015 Lady Griz Basketball won the Big Sky Conference with 14 wins and only 4 losses. They made it to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, but lost to Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.
The 2015-16 season is Robin Selvig’s 38th year as coach of the Lady Griz and his 43rd year at Montana as either a player or coach at his alma mater. He enters the season with a record of 845-275, an average of more than 22 wins per year.
The Assistant Coaches are also graduates of the University of Montana:
Jan. 16 Sat. North Dakota Missoula, Montana 2 p.m.
Jan. 30 Sat. Montana State Bozeman, Montana 2 p.m.
Feb. 4 Thurs. Sacramento State Missoula, Montana 7 p.m.
Feb. 6 Sat. Portland State Missoula, Montana 2 p.m.
Feb. 20 Sat. Montana State Missoula, Montana 2 p.m.
Feb. 25 Thurs. Idaho State Missoula, Montana 7 p.m.
Feb. 27 Sat. Weber State Missoula, Montana 2 p.m.
Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno, Nevada:
March 7 Mon. First-round games
March 9 Wed. Quarter final games
March 11 Fri. Semi final games
March 12 Sat. Championship game
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast in Missoula welcomes guests to stay at our luxurious and scenic mountain retreat. Overlooking the Bitterroot River and enjoying gorgeous mountain vistas, our guests love coming to stay with us.
While we are located in a quiet setting, we are also just a fifteen-minute car ride from the University of Montana campus in Missoula. Guests can enjoy watching our Montana Griz basketball games during their stay with us.
Missoula hosts comedian Fluffy! Comedy lovers unite when it comes to watchingcomedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor. He is known for his shows I’m Not Fat… I’m Fluffy and Hot & Fluffy. He employs storytelling, affected voices, and sound effects in his act. His other trademarks include references to his weight and his use of Hawaiian shirts. Everyone likes “Fluffy”!
Fluffy will be performing an entertaining live comedy show at University of Montana’s Adams Center on Saturday November 7 at 7:30 pm. Many people have already seen him on television and in movies and laughed at his funny jokes. Come to Missoula, Montana to be there in person to see him on stage!
Just a reminder that the popular country music group Little Big Town performs five days later at the Adams Center on Thursday November 12, 2015.
Tickets go on sale starting October 30, 2015 to see “Stomp” in concert at the Adams Center on Tuesday February 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Stomp is a percussion group, originating in Brighton, UK that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance. Concerts with these popular percussion performers sell out fast! When you get reserve your tickets, please stay at our lovely Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast right here in Missoula. Our peaceful, scenic inn is conveniently close to University of Montana‘s main campus in Missoula.
Tickets go on sale starting November 20, 2015 to see the Broadway hit “Mamma Mia” on Friday March 25, 2016. This Broadway musical was the basis for the 2008 Golden Globe-nominated movie “Mamma Mia” starring Meryl Streep. Over 60 million people have seen the Broadway show, which has grossed $2 billion worldwide since its 1999 debut.
Missoula Southgate Mall is a convenient, fun place for shopping and dining in one destination. With more than one hundred stores and ten thousand brands, there is something for everyone in the family and for every occasion. The largest mall in the western Montana area, Southgate Mall stores offer women’s apparel, shoes, kid and teen clothing, jewelry, sporting goods, appliances, electronics, and more. Browse their department stores, specialty shops, and fine boutiques.
Southgate Mall features an exclusive photo exhibit called, “Hallways to History–A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past.” This photographic tour of Missoula‘s history includes pictures that date back to 1883. Each photo has a narrative describing its historicalsignificance. This fascinating exhibit, on display in each of the major service hallways, can be seen daily during the hours that the Southgate Mall is open.
Women’s clothing: from casual day-wear to amazing party dresses, via relaxed leisure separates, high performance sportswear and contemporary maternity apparel.
Men’s clothing: their collection includes smart shirts and suits for work, the latest trends, tailored classics and comfortable leisurewear.
Kids’ clothing: offers children everything fashionable from super-cool jeans to pretty dresses, in sizes from baby to 14 years.
Divided: fashion-conscious teens like their functional clothing and accessories from relaxed basics with sporty influences to eye-catching party outfits that will even please fashionistas.
Denim: denim trends and ever-popular classics are available in a variety of colors, designs and washes, along with updated shirts, jackets, dresses, skirts and shorts – all in denim.
Accessories: complete the fashion look with perfectly matched accessories – from scarves, belts, hats and jewelry to fashion footwear and bags for women, men, teenagers and children.
Cosmetics: make-up and skincare to express one’s personal style providing everything needed to achieve the season’s new looks; cosmetics never tested on animals
Home: provides fashion for every room in the house including towels, curtains and other home textiles in trendy colors and prints, as well as home decor items in glass, metal and wood
Sportswear: sportswear and accessories in specially developed functional materials available for women, men and children.
Southgate Mall hosts a Fall Fashion Weekend from October 15 through 18. Take advantage of the school break and enjoy time at the mall. From boots to scarves, find all the latest fall fashions for less and all under one roof.
Missoula Outdoor Cinema 2015 kicked off on July 3, 2015 with the movie Breakfast Club. This 1985 movie (rated R) celebrated the 30th anniversary of this classic John Hughes film. The Breakfast Club chronicles one day in the life of five high school students – all different stereotypes. They meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Each year the North Missoula Community Development Corporation (NMCDC) strives to bring you an eclectic mix of new, classic, children’s, independent, and perfect date night films. This started with a trial weekend in the summer of 2002. Missoula Outdoor Cinema was enormously well-attended from the start. Its season has grown to fill every weekend of July and August.
There are nine more movies showing in Missoula Outdoor Cinema 2015:
Spending the summer of 1963 in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman, a privileged daddy’s girl, falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
To Kill a Mocking bird (1962) (unrated) Saturday, July 18 2 hours 9 minutes
Sunset – 9:24 pm
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his kids against prejudice. Relive this powerful classic just in time to read the highly anticipated sequel to the novel.
Hard Day’s Night (1999) (G) Saturday, July 25 1 hour 45 minutes
Sunset – 9:17 pm
A 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—during the height of Beatlemania. The film portrays several days in the lives of the group.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (PG) Saturday, August 1 1 hour 38 minutes
Sunset- 9:08 pm
Long ago on the Island of Berk, a young Viking, Hiccup, wanted to join his town’s fight against the dragons that continually raid them. However, his father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can’t bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon begin a friendship that opens up both their worlds.
Dead Man (1995) (R) Saturday, August 8 2 hours 1 minute
Sunset – 8:58 pm
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Iron Man (2008) (PG-13) Saturday, August 15 2 hours 6 minutes
Sunset – 8:47 pm
An early favorite in the Marvel Comics movie series, the first Iron Man explains this super hero’s surprising origins. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, industrialist Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight against evil, but it leads him to conflict within his own company.
A League of Their Own (1992) (PG) Saturday, August 22 2 hours 8 minutes
Sunset – 8:34 pm
A fictionalized version of the real life All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League, A League of Their Own centers on two sisters who join the league while most of the men of baseball-playing age are fighting in World War II. Their coach, one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), is now a broken-down alcoholic who sobers up as the team begins to show promise. The question is whether these competitive sisters can come together to take their team to the World Series.
The Chronicles of Narnia (2005) (PG) Saturday, August 29 1 hour 57 minutes
Sunset – 8:22 pm
When the Pevensie family is evacuated out to the country during WWI, they are unaware of the adventure they will encounter. During a game of hide and seek, the youngest daughter, Lucy discovers a wardrobe which transports her to the land of Narnia. Covered in snow, Narnia is full of weird and wonderful creatures, but is watched over by the evil White Witch, Jadis. When all four Pevensie children end up through the wardrobe, they discover that it was meant to be, as two daughters of Eve and two sons of Adam must join with the mighty lion, Aslan to defeat the evil White Witch.
And We Were Young (2015) (R) Saturday, September 5 1 hour 55 minutes
Sunset – 8:08 pm
The interwoven stories of And We Were Young together give the whole arc of U.S. intervention in Europe, from enlistment and passage to France aboard pestilent troop-ships, through baptism by fire and lead and, for those who lived to tell about it, to the Armistice and beyond. Selected carefully from first-person accounts passed down in letters, journals, memoir and interviews, the dusty words of the men and women who were there come alive in silhouetted scenes of surprising beauty as well as shocking brutality. Mindful of this fine line, Smetanka’s feature debut demonstrates what fighting men have always noticed: that war, in all its abject ugliness, can have its senseless beauty, too.
This baseball season, the opening game is June 24th with several fun nights scheduled throughout the summer, such as t-shirt night and bobbleheads night. The following is a listing of the local home games scheduled (subject to change based upon weather).
Scheduled home games: June 2015 June 24th Opening night for the Osprey home games, and Game Show Night June 25th Magnet Schedule Night June 26th Fireworks Extravaganza June 27th Saturday Weekly Brewfest, Big Sky Cheer Camp Performance and Launch-a-Ball June 28th Senior Sunday and Hit the Books Night June 29th Little League night, Military Monday, and Family Night
July 2015 July 2nd Ronald McDonald House Jersey Night, and Outdoors Night July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza, Launch-a-Ball, and Ronald McDonald House Jersey Night July 7th Bike to the Ballpark, and Hit the Books Night July 8th Game Show Night and Hellgate Cheer Camp Performance July 9th Ladies Night July 10th Bobblehead Night – Sparky the Fire Dog July 11th Saturday Weekly Brewfest July 12 Faith and Family Night, Senior Sunday July 13th Military Monday, Local Heroes Night July 22nd Game Show Night July 23
Kids Eat Free July 24th Fireworks Extravaganza, Pioneer Days, and Photo Night July 25th Saturday Weekly Brewfest July 28th Environmental Awareness Night, Pioneer Days July 29th Game Show Night July 30th University of Montana Alumni Night July 31st Jake Lamb T-shirts
August 2015 August 1st Bark in the Park, Pet Adoption Night, Saturday Weekly Brewfest August 2nd Medical Professional Night, Senior Sunday August 14th Fireworks Extravaganza, and Scout Night August 15th Renew Your Wedding Vows Night, Diamond Night, Saturday Weekly Brewfest August 16th Faith and Family Night, Senior Sunday, Hit the Books Wildcard Night, Teacher Appreciation Night August 17th Family Night, Military Monday August 18th Neighborhood Night, Bike to the Ballpark August 19th Game Show Night August 20th Stand Up 2 Cancer Night August 25th Bike to the Ballpark August 26th Game Show Night
September 2015 September 1st College Colors Day, and Bike to the Ballpark Night September 2nd Salute to Veterans Night, Game Show Night September 3rd Fan Appreciation Night, Team Photo September 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast hosts Brady and Elaine welcome you to stay at their scenic and luxurious bed and breakfast. Their peaceful Blue Mountain setting overlooks the beautiful Bitterroot River. Gourmet homemade breakfasts await guests each morning. Experience all that Missoula, Montana has to offer including watching exciting minor league baseball–America’s favorite pastime!
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is located in scenic Missoula, Montana. After enjoying a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning, you are fueled up to begin a wonderful day. The next time you get hungry (which will be awhile given our hearty breakfast portions), there is no shortage of great local places for Missoula Montana dining.
Butterfly Herbs: 232 Higgens Ave. (406) 728-8780 Established in 1972, offering fresh coffees, teas, homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and coffee ice cream specialties
Café Zydeco: 2101 Brooks Street (406) 926-2578 Unique Cajun restaurant known for Po-boys, Gumbos, Etouffee, and Beignets
Caffe Dolce: 500 Brooks Street (406) 830-3055 ext. 3 Fine dining with informal flare, seasonal contemporary Italian menus including pasta, pizza, and seafood, stunning collection of artisanal wines
Catalyst Café: 111 N Higgins Ave. (406) 542-1337 Offer delicious options for all, including vegetarians, vegans, and celiacs
El Cazador: 101 S. Higgins (406) 728-3657 Tasty authentic and traditional Mexican dishes
Finn and Porter: 100 Madison (406) 542-4660 Featuring seafood, steak, and chops and offering a fabulous view with extraordinary service
Iza: 529 South Higgins Ave. (406) 830-3237 Contemporary local Asian cuisine featuring organic, gluten free, and vegan options
Mackenzie River Pizza Company: 137 W. Front Street (406) 721-0077 and 5210 Grant Creek Road (406) 721-0099 Gourmet pizzas, hearty sandwiches, signature soups, Montana-sized salads and pastas, gluten-free crust available
Red Bird: Historic Florence Building, 111 N. Higgins Ave. Suite 1000 (406) 549-2906 Wine Bar with over 25 wines by the glass, extensive beer menu with live music on Mondays, intimate evening dining, showcasing local ingredients and transforming them into edible artwork
Wheat Montana: 2520 S. 3rd St. W (corner of 3rd and Reserve) (406) 327-0900 Handcrafted sandwiches on healthy Wheat Montana bread, fresh baked goods, soup, salad, espresso
Worden’s Market and Deli: 451 N. Higgins Ave. (406) 549-1293 Voted Missoula’s Best Deli, Best Wine, and Best Beer; cheeses, breads, coffee, football-size sandwiches and salads
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast has majestic views, inviting hospitality, luxury accommodations, and gourmet breakfasts. It can be even sweeter! The following is a list of candy and chocolate shops in Missoula, Montana and within driving distance. Chocolate connoisseurs and candy lovers can fall in love with our area’s delectable dessert delicacies!
11380 Hwy 93 S Lolo, MT 59847 Phone number (406) 926-1269
The Sweets Barn carries award winning chocolates, teas and gourmet foods made fresh locally. They also offer nostalgic penny candy that line the walls inside, where people can help themselves to mix and match their favorite candy.
109 E. Broadway Philipsburg, MT 59858 (888) 793-3896
Office Hours: 10am – 5pm September 1st through May 31st 10am – 6pm June 1st through August 31st CLOSED ON SATURDAYS
(a day trip from our B&B but so worth it and so well known!)
The Sweet Palace started making candy in 1934. In 1998, a candy store for all Montanans and guests opened. Visitors from all over the United States and from over 50 countries visit a Sweet Palace shop every year. The aroma of freshly made candies arouses your senses and the elegance of the Victorian décor will take you back to another century. Be sure to join them while they create nostalgic, sumptuous sweets for gifting or indulging. There are over 1,000 sweet selections!
755 Main St or 129 N Higgins, Stevensville, Montana 59870
The most amazing, mouth-watering, delectable chocolate with Recipes Born & Raised in Montana! 100-year old family recipe. Hand-dipped, special top secret recipes, and made with grace, integrity, and a great deal of Montana wisdom! Wholesale, Retail, Corporate Gifts, Special Events, Restaurants
Brady and Elaine invite you to become guests at their magnificent bed and breakfast. Enjoy a luxury getaway in a beautiful and scenic Montana hideaway.
Time is precious and is meant to be enjoyed with loved ones. Bring your sweetheart to savor some peaceful and relaxing time together. Remember these sweet places to savor divine chocolate and taste delicious candy!
Brady and Elaine of Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast in scenic Missoula, Montana invite you to enter the #BlueIsBeautiful Contest. Enter on either Twitter or Facebook to win a free one-night stay for two people (including breakfast in the morning) at their lovely bed and breakfast. We want to inspire you to find things in nature that are blue and take pictures of them. When you visit Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast, beautiful nature is all around you from the blue, Bitterroot River to Blue Mountain which we call home!
For an entry to be valid in the #BlueIsBeautiful Photo Contest, it must:
Mention @BlueMountainBB in the tweet or Blue Mountain Bed & Breakfast in the Facebook post.
Be a photograph taken by you(or a photograph used with permission by the photographer).
Include the hashtag #BlueIsBeautiful.
Be a picture of something blue found in nature.
The photo you enter can show nature’s beautiful blue from anywhere in the world.
Enter photo or photos between Nov. 14 2014 and Jan. 14 2015.
Each photo entered in our contest must be different, but the same person can tweet and post different pictures as separate entries into the contest. While the contest is going on, Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast will re-tweet and re-post various entries. This does not necessarily mean that re-tweeted or re-posted entries are the winning picture. It will be fun knowing that your photo is one of the photos got shared with all our followers! Again, we welcome national and international photos since our world is a big, beautiful place!
Only one winner from TWITTER and a different winner from FACEBOOK will be chosen. The winner will be the one who tweeted or posted the picture that best represents the beauty of blue in nature as determined by innkeepers Brady and Elaine. Both the winning tweeter and the winning Facebook poster and their respective guest will each experience a free one-night stay for two at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast! Prize includes fresh gourmet breakfast for two in the morning.
PhotoContest begins Friday November 14, 2014 and will end January 14, 2015.Let the color blue and a visit for two inspire you to take the winning picture!
Did you know that in the United States and European public opinion polls, the color blue is overwhelmingly the most popular color, chosen by half of both men and women as their favorite color?! Blue is the color of the deep sea and the clear sky. Of course, flowers, butterflies, blueberries, blue jays, and blue whales are also blue. There is even a Blue Linkia Starfish. Earth is sometimes called the blue planet. In fact, the farther away an object is, the more blue it often appears to the eye. For example, mountains in the distance often appear blue. That is why we are called Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast.
Prize/gift certificate is good until Jan. 15, 2016.
If you fall in love with the color blue and decide you would like to visit us regardless of your winning status, we would be honored. Just tweet or post your photograph according to the contest rules for a discounted stay with us! We are so appreciative of those who mention our contest to others and encourage them to follow us on various social media sites as well. Thank You!
For ANYONE entering the contest who is also following us on Twitter and/or Facebook, we will be happy to give you a 15% discount on your stay. Mention the contest and your photo whenbooking on-line or call us directly at 1-(406)-251-4457. A restful night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast await you!
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My name is Kristi Dement and I help Brady and Elaine with blogging for their bed and breakfast. You can check out my website at Bed and Breakfast Blogging. It is not hard to see why these two live where they live.
The views are absolutely breathtaking and the nature and wildlife in the area are enchanting. Elaine takes gorgeous professional pictures and is a certified tour guide while Brady receives great guest comments about his delicious breakfasts and tremendous knowledge of the local area.
Brady and Elaine are the real deal. They truly love hosting people at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. The following is just a sample of the glowing comments guests have given them on the website Trip Advisor:
“I slept like a baby in your very comfy room.” (visitor from Los Angeles, CA)
“This is like staying at a good friend’s mountain home.” (guest from Lexington, KY)
“We had our own deck with a wonderful view.” (Robin R. from Scotsdale, AR)
“…outstanding breakfasts (not a single repeat and all were exceptionally good).” (guest from Hot Springs, AK)
“You can hike morning or evening and you are almost sure to see deer.” (Top Contributor, Monpetit, from Vannes)
“Brady was a wonderful host and full of valuable information about things to do and see in the area. He was born and raised here!” (Karen C. from Livonia, MI)
“Brady and Elaine have made an art of hospitality!” (Madoc from Lubbock)
“All I can say is you absolutely have to try this B&B to believe how wonderful it really is.” (visitor Stacey Clark)
“The owners have gone to a great deal of trouble to think of everything you might need to make your stay tranquil and pleasing.” (guest from Cambridgeshire)
It is an honor for me, Kristi Dement, to help these two with their blogging and social media. They make inn-keeping seem easy, but I am sure it is a lot of hard work. For them I know it is a labor of love.
Brady and Elaine’s gift for hosting people from all over the world shows and guests want to return for repeat visits to see them and enjoy the peaceful and scenic area of Missoula, Montana. I highly recommend staying at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast and so do many other guests!