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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

The Best Local Dining in Missoula

Local Dining in Missoula, MontanaWe can’t believe summer is almost over in Missoula.  It’s been another season filled with wonderful adventure and delightful guests.  While we’re looking forward to the cool and colorful months of fall ahead, we aren’t quite ready to let go of summer yet. Come join us for a last minute summer getaway, and experience the best dining Missoula has to offer. There are a lot of great ways to eat locally in Missoula, including food trucks, local bars, breweries and distilleries, and restaurants doing their best to serve up delicious, locally sourced dishes.  In fact, the sheer choice of places to dine in Missoula has never been better.  Come join us this summer, and give yourself plenty of time to eat your way through the best local dining establishments Missoula has to offer.   Continue reading

Make Missoula Your Next Fall Getaway Destination

Missoula Fall Getaway MontanaThe beautiful, rugged city of Missoula is relaxing and inviting, and filled with fun and exciting things to do throughout the year. What makes Missoula such a wonderful vacation destination is the hip and trendy atmosphere you’ll find here, coupled with the natural beauty that Montana is famous for.  Missoula is a fall getaway destination nothing short of rejuevenating for the busy soul.  Whether you are celebrating a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, or special occasion, or maybe just looking for a little time to reconnect with someone special, the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is the place for you.  Nestled on a peaceful mountainside outside the thriving city center,  we beckon you to sit amongst the Ponderosa Pines and meditative water gardens, and create your perfect romantic fall getaway at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.  We’re here waiting for you, so book your fall getaway with us today. Continue reading

Missoula Montana Bakeries

Missoula, Montana bakeries that come highly recommended from Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast are featured below.

Bagels on Broadway is the perfect lunch stop in the downtown Missoula area, plus they offer delivery for downtown Missoula. Fresh, made-to-order sandwiches are made complete with their meal accompanists such as juices, milk, sodas, chips, fruit, cookies, and yogurt parfaits topped with their homemade granola.  Bagels on Broadway does offer breakfast, but guests of Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast will receive our delicious complimentary homemade gourmet breakfast each morning of their time with us.

Top 50 Cupcakes in America — #37 Bernice's Bakery (Missoula, MT)

Bernice’s Bakery in Missoula offers something different for lunch every day and promises to use the best ingredients that can be found.  You can count on it being fresh, delicious, and affordable.  All of their sandwiches are made on bread baked in their kitchen and include vegetarian choices.  A scratch made soup will always be part of the equation as well.  Guests can find something tasty for lunch from 11 am to 4 pm, seven days a week.  In addition, their bakery offers treats and desserts (including wedding cakes) and they also offer delicious and creative holiday fresh baked goods!

 

 

After 13 years, Montana residents Jack and Christy Wich were able to move the Bake Shop out of their house.  In June of 2010 the Black Cat Bake Shop opened at 2000 West Broadway in Missoula. A wedding cake should showcase your personality while representing your love and commitment for each other in beautiful edible art!   Let their chefs use their creativity and passion to create a wedding cake for you that is the perfect marriage of exquisite taste and elegant design.  They also serve delicious organic hearth bread as well as beverages including coffee, espresso, and tea.  The Black Cat is active in community fundraisers, so look for certain events!

The Buttercup Market offers lunch 11 am to 3 pm daily.  From soups and sandwiches to salads and empanadas, they have something delicious waiting for you.  In the market they offer a wide range of local, regional, organic, and gluten free produce and products.  Whether it’s from their dairy case, meat freezer, bulk grain section, beer and wine area, or off their shelves, guests are sure to find some fantastic Montana goods!  The Buttercup is an important link to our community as well- they often host shows and receptions featuring local, Missoula artists.  It’s always spring at The Buttercup because the name refers to the first wildflower to bloom in our area!

 

 

Cupcake Cowboy is a gourmet cupcake company in Missoula that bakes tasty cupcakes from scratch using the best ingredients.  This mother-daughter run company takes orders for birthdays, weddings, and special events.  They even offer flavorful gluten-free cupcakes.  Take a look at their delightful Facebook page.  Your mouth will water when you see their cupcake creations, guaranteed!

 

Great Harvest Bread Company serves fresh sandwiches for lunch during 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.  They offer catering of sandwiches and salads in large quantities for events.   Their whole wheat bread is rich, moist, hearty, great-tasting, and full of vitamins.  This locally owned and operated Missoula bakery (by Linda and Dave) knows their Montana wheat farmers by first name.  They also know their frequent customers on that basis as well.  Located close to Hellgate Highschool, they are always handing out free samples to hungry teens and anyone who comes through their door.  Their apple-crunch loaf and holiday specials are one of a kind!

 

Le Petit Outre, loosely translated as ‘The Little Outrageous’, is a locally owned Missoula bakery offering a wide range of breads and pastries. From their delicious hearth breads to their decadent pastries, people can stop by their retail shop on 129 4th St. West in Missoula, Montana,  or find their goods at Missoula’s finest grocers and restaurants.  If you’d like to take an inexpensive trip to Europe, Le Petit Outre will take you there!

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The Pearl Café  at 231 East Front Street in Missoula, Montana is open Monday through Saturday starting at 5 pm.  Pearl Cafe received the Best Restaurant, Best Romantic Dining and Best Restaurant Service in a polling of Missoulians by the Missoula Independent in 2010.  In addition to their romantic dinners, they have a bakery that makes a lot of beautiful wedding cakes.

breakfast4Brady and Elaine offer a wonderful mountain bed and breakfast for relaxation as well as fun activities.  Guests can enjoy their tasty Blue Mountain breakfasts and later in the day visit these local Missoula, Montana bakeries with incredibly fresh bread, soups, sandwiches, and treats!

Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging

Celebrate Special Occasions at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast

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Camas blooming in Packer Meadows.

A few nights at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast is the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion. Plan to bring your father (or the father of your children) here over Father’s Day, which takes place June 19, 2011. Treat your spouse to a romantic getaway here on your anniversary. Bring your mother, your spouse, your child or your best friend to our Montana Bed and Breakfast on their birthdays.

The best gift you can give a person is the gift of time. This is especially true for people who don’t get to spend enough quality time together. If you live far from your parents, what a treat to spend a few days here, away from all routines. If you haven’t had a date with your spouse since 2008, what better way to say “I love you” than to whisk him or her away for a romantic getaway in Missoula? You get the picture.

Folks who enjoy outdoor recreation will find the area in and around Missoula full of possibilities. Nearby Pattee Canyon Recreation Area has picnic sites and miles of trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There is whitewater rafting on the Blackfoot River, the Clark Fork River, and the Bitterroot River. Nearby Lolo Pass is an ancient trail long used by Native Americans and later used by Lewis and Clark; there is a wonderful 8-mile hike from Lolo Pass to Packer Meadows that is particularly lovely in late June and early July, when wildflowers are blooming.

Downtown Missoula has many eclectic shops and art galleries. Guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast who find urban hikes more compelling than mountain hikes will find Missoula fun to explore. Carousel Park hosts a Sunday Market  and Festival each week during the summer, where vendors sell fresh produce and a variety of home-spun products.

There are several restaurants in Missoula appropriate for celebratory dinners. The Silk Road bills itself as “Missoula’s newest adventure in global cuisine and old-world hospitality”. It features an impressive number of wines by the glass and tasty, creative dishes from all over the world. The Pearl Cafe features hearty Montana cuisine made with the freshest local and organic ingredients. Menus change with the seasons. The menu also changes frequently at The Red Bird, which serves sustainably grown fresh foods. Live music accompanies diners most Monday evenings.

One of the most delightful aspects of our work is helping guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast celebrate their special occasions.

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