Montana is often thought of as a cold and snowy place, way up north in the rugged wilderness. While this perception is partially true, there are lots of ways to stay warm and enjoy the winter season here. For example, there are mountain resorts for ski and snowboard enthusiasts, as well as local breweries and distilleries to check out in the cities and small towns. But at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than coming home to a warm and cozy place to relax and sleep. Here are our favorite B&Bs in Montana to enjoy this winter.
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This Missoula B&B is located on the mountainside among ponderosa pines, gardens, and views of the Bitterroot River. This is a romantic getaway spot that’s near all the cultural and business centers of Missoula too. The B&B is rustic in wooded surroundings, but the guest rooms have jetted tubs, king and queen-size beds, and lovely views. The Syringa Suite and Rose Room are in the main house, while the Sagebrush Suite and Bitterroot Room are located in the neighboring lodge. Onsite you’ll find inviting living and dining areas, as well as a small library. On Christmas Eve, the host family invites guests to join them for a feast of delicious foods and lots of fun and singing.
Paradise Getaway is a B&B and vacation home property that is located in the Absaroka Mountains and in the town of Emigrant. You’ll be only a few minutes from Yellowstone National Park when you stay here, which is an excellent reason to book your room ASAP. You will also only be a few steps from the lovely Yellowstone River at this B&B. There are four guestrooms here, and each one has a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and large flat-screen TVs. B&B guests enjoy full homemade breakfasts each day. On the breakfast menu, you’ll often find gourmet pancakes, egg dishes, and seasonal fruit. You can also book a private vacation rental home or cabin here, but these accommodations don’t include breakfast. Fly fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and birding tours are all popular in this area.
This is a B&B in downtown Bozeman, where you can enjoy renovated rooms that combine the best of old and new. The home was built in 1892 by an early pioneer and is listed on the National Historic Register. The interior of the home was renovated in 2016, and the Lindley House is in a quiet neighborhood just a couple blocks from the downtown area of Main Street. Lots of things are in walking distance when you stay here, including Lindley Park, art galleries, theaters, and grocery stores. The Udalls run the B&B today and enjoy meeting new guests. There are five rooms here, and breakfast is served from 7:30-9:00am. The morning meal often includes yogurt, toast, hard-boiled eggs, baked goods, and coffee. Guests here will enjoy free parking and Wi-Fi. Please note that kids under 10 and pets are not allowed.
Here’s a charming B&B in Whitefish, Montana that was named after the classic children’s book, The Wind in the Willows. Even the suites have themed names: Sir Badger’s Suite, Mr. Mole’s Hideaway, Captain Ratty’s Retreat, and Papa Otter’s Place. This is a great place for a romantic getaway or just a relaxing change of pace in life. When you arrive, you’ll be offered sherry, port, or another type of beverage. Even before breakfast is served, fresh scones, juice, tea, and coffee are delivered to guests’ suites. Breakfast is served in the dining room, the kitchen, or on the deck and includes omelets, strudels, frittatas, and quiches. To fully relax and enjoy the bliss of small-town Montana, in-house massages are available. Patricia Murphy provides onsite massages, including hot/cold stone massages and reflexology, by appointment. Local attractions to check out nearby are Our Lady of the Rockies, the Copper King Mansion, and the Charles W. Clark Chateau.
Coyote Bluff is just 40 minutes from Glacier National Park and located on 32 acres with lovely views of the Mission Mountains, Flathead Valley, and Flathead Lake. This is a custom-designed lodge that exudes rustic elegance and is a great place for a romantic getaway or a home base for your Glacier National Park vacation. Take your pick among the Glacier King Suite, the Alyssa Rose Queen Suite, or the Honeymoon King Suite. Services included in your stay are gourmet breakfast each morning, breakfast in bed, wine reception in the evenings, Wi-Fi, all-day beverages and snacks, and access to the pool, spa, and fitness center at the local hotel. For an extra fee, you can also arrange for picnic basket lunches, a private helicopter tour, and in-room massage.
The Barrister Bed and Breakfast is a locally owned B&B with views of St. Helena’s Cathedral. This is a large Gothic cathedral that is framed by trees and lilacs. The guest rooms here are located on the second floor and include complimentary wine and hors d’ oeuvres at 5:30pm and full breakfast between 7:30am and 9:30am. Off-street parking, guest robes, hair dryers, toiletries, and Wi-Fi are also provided. A fifth generation Montanan, Nick Jacques, is the B&B host here and a retired criminal defense attorney living his dream.
This Billings B&B makes it easy to access everything in town within about 20 minutes. You’ll be about 10 minutes from the restaurants on the west end of Billings and 20 minutes from downtown. Yet it’s also far enough away to provide a restful stay by the Yellowstone River. There are five guest rooms at the Crossings Bed & Breakfast, and breakfast often includes fresh Belgian waffles, eggs, sausage, and pastries served at 8:00am.
For your stay in Stevensville, consider booking a room at the Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast. Come here to experience real, authentic Montana while being just a half hour away from Missoula. Breakfast includes farm-fresh eggs and veggies and berries from the organic garden. Enjoy onsite fly fishing on the Bitterroot River, an onsite hobby farm, and your pick of four cozy rooms at the Bitterroot River B&B.