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 list of most romantic things to do in Missoula is as varied and dynamic as the city itself. So whatever defines your perfect couple’s getaway can be found in lively Missoula. The energetic downtown offers great restaurants, entertainment, and museums. The city is also surrounded by the amazing Montana landscape that visitors enjoy during any season. When looking for the most relaxing, romantic escape, a secluded bed and breakfast creates the perfect lovers’ retreat. Plan your ideal getaway and explore all the wonderful things to do in Missoula:Continue reading →
Great Missoula concerts, of every genre, from the famous to rising local bands, are performed at many wonderful venues in and around the city. The city’s two major concert halls, The Wilma and Top Hat serve as the cultural headquarters for Missoula concerts. Both host big name bands as well as Missoula musical talent. While the University of Montana venues also host headliner bands, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, the String Orchestra of the Rockies, and the amazing students from the School of Music department. Come across a fun Missoula concert almost any weekend at the lively downtown breweries, pubs or bars. And when the snows melt away and the days warm up, the city parks and outdoor amphitheaters gear up for their summer concerts and festivals. All these incredible musical venues make the Missoula concert scene as diverse and exciting as the music performed.
Whether you’re coming to Missoula for a winter skiing vacation or planning a hiking getaway in the warmer months, Missoula concerts makes your trip even more memorable. Whatever your musical taste, you’ll find a choice of shows at big or small venues all around Missoula. Plan your stay at the perfect setting as well, at the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Nestled in a mountainside location with sweeping views of the Bitterroot river and valley. Relax at a tranquil location that’s only minutes from downtown Missoula. Our generous guest suites have private baths with jetted tubs and all the comforts for a serene night’s sleep. Wake each day to a creative, hearty breakfast that will have you ready for another day of adventures. Reserve your beautiful getaway to Missoula in 2020!
These crisp, fall months practically beg us to curl up in front of a warm fire, safely protected from the harsh elements outside. What’s better than curling up someone special and focusing on romance? In Montana, there’s one romantic getaway destination that outshines the rest. The charming town of Missoula, Montana, imbues a sense of adventure and romance around every street corner and in every restaurant and shop. Spend your days browsing the boutique shops in downtown Missoula, enjoying a glass of Missoula’s finest craft beer, or enjoying an adventure whilst taking in the magnificent fall foliage. No matter how you choose to spend your time, theres no better place to reconnect than our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today.
“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!
Another fall is beginning its descent upon Big Sky Country in Missoula, Montana. With the arrival of autumn, it’s time to start looking forward to spectacular fall displays. Tree-filled mountainsides are already showing hints of their dramatic colors. Soon, we’ll be surrounded by the vibrant crimsons, bursts of fiery oranges, and yellows standing against a backdrop of green, all of which make fall foliage season in Montana a truly stunning display. Though Montana may not be at the top of many lists when it comes to fall foliage displays, we assure you it is a stunning season to visit. Whether you want to enjoy the beauty of fall by foot or behind the wheel, you won’t have to go far. Book your room at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast today, and discover fall in Montana. Continue reading →
Luke Bryan Concert is coming to Missoula. For his Kill the Lights tour, Luke Bryan will be performing at the Adams Center (32 Campus Drive in Missoula) on the University of Montana campus. His concerts happen on Wednesday April 20 and Thursday April 21 from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm.
Luke explains how his tour-titled track, Kill the Lights came to be in this YouTube video. You can even tell that he has a great singing voice just by hearing him speak. He has a sexy voice!
Hear Luke Bryan sing his hit song, Kill The Lights. The song lyrics show up on the screen as well as some images of him performing in front of fans.
During preparations for his performances at the MusiCares Gala and the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® where he paid tribute to music icon Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan learned his Kill The Lights album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200, his third consecutive album to do so, and Top Country Albums charts.
Kill The Lights contains Luke’s two-week No. 1 single “Home Alone Tonight” featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and closed 2015 as the best-selling country album of the year and the 10th biggest selling album on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Year-End list.
Luke Bryan was also nominated for four different i-Heart Radio Music Awards:
Male Artist of the Year:
Ed Sheeran Justin Bieber Luke Bryan Sam Smith The Weeknd
Foo Fighters Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Taylor Swift U2
Country Song of the Year:
“Buy Me A Boat” – Chris Janson “Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band “I See You” – Luke Bryan “Lose My Mind” – Brett Eldredge “Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt
Country Artist of the Year:
Blake Shelton Brad Paisley Luke Bryan Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett
The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to take place on April 3rd, at the historic Forum in Los Angeles, and will be televised live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT., as well as simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, and on the iHeartRadio digital music platform.
When you see the Luke Bryan Concert, be sure to stay with hosts Brady and Elaine at their Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Their relaxing and romantic retreat always pleases their happy guests.
The 39th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival happens at Roxy Theater at 718 S. Higgins Avenue in Missoula, Montana starting on Saturday April 16 through Saturday 23, 2016.
The WildWalk Parade (which is free to the public) happens Sunday April 17 starting at noon. Dance, crawl, swing, and slither through downtown Missoula as the wildlife parade roars down Higgins ending at Caras Park for WildFest!
The International Wildlife Film Festival’s mission is to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media. Their mission is fulfilled through outreach and education, and includes the following programs:
IWFF, our annual wildlife and conservation themed film festival
The Roxy’s community cinema program, a year round calendar of community-centric films and events
Throughout the year they serve a diverse, all-ages population – their constituency ranges from grade school children to elders. Their programming offers a rich variety of possibilities, from wildlife and environmental film and new and classic fiction and documentaries, to live music, poetry, performance and other cultural offerings.
The IWFF began in 1977 at the University of Montana. They have produced an annual wildlife themed film festival each year since 1977, making them the first and longest running event of its kind. In 2002, they purchased the historic Roxy Theater to act as the anchor/home for the festival.
While IWFF presented their annual event each year, and some occasional programming, the true potential for the venue was not realized until the summer of 2013 when we launched their year-round screening series and began extensive collaboration with universities, businesses and the local Missoula community.
IWFF is a non-profit that serves other non-profits by providing a venue and a gateway for the community. The Roxy is a unique venue with incredible resources including three cinema screens with HD projection, state-of-the-art sound systems, two stages and amenities ideal for conferences, film festivals and educational events.
When you visit Missoula to attend the International Wildlife Film Festival, be sure to stay at the peaceful Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast. Hosts Brady and Elaine offer wonderful hospitality and luxurious accommodations. Wake up to savor their gourmet breakfasts made fresh each morning.
Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging
Stomp in Missoula Montana to witness STOMP perform live at the Adam Center on University of Montana campus. On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 7:30 pm the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.
Percussion instruments are some of the oldest music-makers in the world, perhaps only second to the human voice itself. This diverse family of instruments is integral to music in every known culture, and includes a vast array of musical sounds. A “percussion instrument” is any instrument whose sound is generated via striking, rubbing, shaking or otherwise impacting a surface to create audible vibrations. Stomp has a gift for taking ordinary objects and turn them into incredible beats.
STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast hosts guests from many different areas of the world. Guests visit Missoula to experience outstanding performances, witness competitive sports, walk historic trails, ski beautiful snow, taste delicious cuisine, shop incredible retail, and so much more! Blue Mountain B&B guests enjoy being near to all the fun while still being at a gorgeous and peaceful mountain setting with views of the Bitterroot River.
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.