Charley Montana Bed & Breakfast
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Welcome to Charley-Montana Bed & Breakfast
As one of Montana's premier historic residences, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Charley Montana Bed & Breakfast brings you a casual, comfortable and authentic experience. The historic Charles Krug mansion is a five guest room residence that has stayed very close to it's original design. Owner's Kevin & Sonja Maxwell welcome you to come and stay.
In 1907, rancher Charles Krug and his family moved into their new home. Natural light flooded the huge windows and made rainbows through the leaded glass. Quarter-sawn oak gleamed with honey colors. Carvings on the stairway and fireplaces were smooth to the touch. Massive doors hung in the high-ceilinged rooms.
Much of the home remains just the way it was. Kevin & Sonja Maxwell welcome visitors to the spacious accommodations. Visitors share a reading hall, victorian conversation nook, parlor, sitting rooms and formal dining room. Five comfortably decorated guest rooms have private baths, air conditioning, televisions and queen-size beds.
For reservations or other information, call 888-395-3207 or 406-365-3207, or online, please use our Contact Form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
What Others Say About Us:
The clear choice is the Charley Montana B&B, right by the town's center and 100 feet or so from the Yellowstone River, which runs right through Glendive. . . . The rooms of the 8,000 square foot house are large and opulent in a High West sort of way. Cross Country or Bust, MSNBC.com
From: Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, 6th ed. An impeccable restoration of a majestic neoclassical mansion, Charley Montana is a top-flight B&B in what was once the palatial, 26-room abode of rancher Charles Krug.
From: Lonely Planet, Rocky Mountains, 3d ed. The innkeepers bought this 100-year-old house from the children of its original owner . . . and converted it to a B&B, retaining much of the original flavor -- and furnishings. . . . Guests are welcome to browse the collections of Western art and books.
From: Montana Bed & Breakfast Guide & Cookbook, 2d Ed., by Janet Ollila Colberg. An unconventional mansion -- the old oak floors shine with an antique patina. The twenty-five rooms from the basement to the second and third floor guestrooms light up with prairie sunshine as they did when Charley Krug surveyed his mansion.
From: Fodor's For Choice Travel Experiences. Built by ranching mogul Charles Krug in 1907, this solid brick home looks like a fortress compared with its stick-built Victorian contemporaries. Indeed, with more than 25 rooms and 8,000 square feet, this place sometimes seems more like a castle than a B&B. The interior is decidedly soft, however, and much of the Krug family's period furniture is still in use.
From: The New York Times. It is a place rich in history, of pioneers, American Indians and prehistoric creatures. The Hell Creek formation around Glendive has over the last several decades turned up piles of Late Cretaceous dinosaur fossils. Not only that, as we learned when we asked a ranger at Makoshika State Park, so many bones have been found in recent years that the women of one ranching family were offering digging tours of their land.
The Rancher Hall downstairs features an antique bank vault door.
Free high speed wireless internetOne of the Charley Montana mantles
Conference and meeting rooms available
Hearty homemade breakfast served daily at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.
No pets are permitted
No Smoking in the building, smoking areas are provided outside
Charley Montana is a proud member of, and is inspected by,
the Montana Bed & Breakfast Association.
An aerial view of Glendive, MTThe town of Glendive is located in South Eastern Montana and is considered by many as an agricultural hub of Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota. The town itself is tucked between the Yellowstone River and the Badlands, named for the rugged terrain and jagged rock formations.
The community offers restaurants, a hospital, locally-owned shops, banks, churches, and many recreational amenities.
Glendive offers visitors unique outdoor activities. Some of these include: discovering fossils, hunting for semi-precious moss agates, or even catch a pre-historic paddlefish. Glendive is known to be the Paddlefish Capitol of the World™.
The Bell Street Bridge over the Yellowstone River is just steps away from the back door of the Charley Montana Bed & Breakfast.
The Black Bridge Recreation Area offers riverside hiking, fishing and recreational opportunities. Like canoeing through the spectacular badlands scenery.Cap Rock Vista in Makoshika State Park
Makoshika State Park is Montana's largest state park. Magnificent vistas and challenging terrain make it a great place for hiking. Just two miles from the Bed & Breakfast, it also offers Black Bridge Recreational Areapicnic areas, camping, Frisbee golf, amphitheater and visitors center.
Charley Montana proudly supports the Miss Montana Scholarship Program. This entertaining pageant is held in Glendive each year. You may even have the chance to meet Miss Montana at the Bed & Breakfast.
The Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum recently opened in May 2009. The museum offers many interesting exibits in it's 20,000 square foot building.
When planning your trip to Montana, you may also want to visit the Glendive Chamber of Commerce website, or the Travel Montana website for more information.
What Our Guests Say
"This is the best bed and breakfast in every way. It is difficult to leave." T. and S. D., Maryland
"Your hospitality and knowledge of the area's history are incredible. You both are so gracious, as is your home." A. and H. H., California
"Fantastic house -- when you enter this house it is like time stood still. I slept like a queen in this big, wonderful bed." A. M., Denmark
"A person rarely meets such gracious and kind host and hostess." Honeymooners, Oklahoma
"Lovely home, great food, terrific host & hostess." J. L., Billings, Montana
"The visit on the prairies brought the Old West into reality." M. & D. C., Seattle, Washington
Charley Montana Bed & Breakfast is located in Glendive, Montana at 103 North Douglas Street. Glendive is situated right on the Yellowstone River in eastern montana on I-94 Exits 210 - 215.
From The East:
Traveling west on I-94, take exit # 215. Turn left at top of intersection, on Merrill Avenue, Glendive's main street. Turn right one block past the only stop light, onto Bell Street. You will see the big brick mansion three blocks ahead.
From The West:
Traveling east on I-94, take exit # 210. Go straight on Towne Street. Cross the Yellowstone River on Towne Street. Turn right at the base of the bridge, onto Douglas Street. Charley Montana is at the end of the block on the right.
From The North:
From the north, take the Sidney Highway (16) or Circle Highway (200) to Towne Street, then turn left. Cross the Yellowstone River on Towne Street. Turn right at the base of the bridge, onto Douglas Street. Charley Montana is at the end of the block on the right.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park: 63 mi., 55 minutes
Medora, North Dakota: 63 mi., 55 minutes
Miles City, Montna: 76 mi., 1 hour
Glasgow, Montana: 151 mi., 2 hours
Billings, Montana: 222 mi., 3 hours
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada: 254 mi., 3.5 hours
Red Lodge, Montana: 291 mi., 4 hours
Yellowstone National Park: 350 mi., 5 hours
Great Falls, Montana: 351 mi., 5 hours
Bozeman, Montana: 364 mi., 5 hours
Glacier National Park: 482 mi., 6.5 hours
Minneapolis, Minnesota: 568 mi., 8 hours
Seattle, Washington: 1039 mi., 14.5 hours