Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast
The Ponderosa Room, like the Sage Brush and Bitterroot Rooms, has a Western feel. Located in the main house, it is a nice alternative to the Rose Room which has Victorian appeal, or the Syringa Suite which offers a Japanese decor. The Ponderosa is also our only dog-friendly room. We keep all other rooms and common areas pet-free so that those with severe allergies can fully enjoy the bed and breakfast.
The Ponderosa, priced like the Sage Brush, is the only room not listed on our reservation page. To avoid an over-booking of the bed and breakfast, we ask that you call to reserve the Ponderosa Room if you are interested.
About the room...
The Ponderosa is a welcoming and very relaxing room, with a locally hand crafted king-sized log bed, pillow-top mattress and down comforter. Sliding glass doors open onto a private deck where one can sit and enjoy the amazing Missoula valley view and towering ponderosa pines. The bath is done in granite and tile and includes a one-person jetted tub/shower combination. From either the recliner or bed, a person can read, enjoy the view or snuggle in and watch movies on the flat screen TV with DVD player. A small fridge and air conditioning unit are included.
The Ponderosa Room’s decor takes a person “into the woods.” The trim work is done with blued ponderosa pine, milled from several trees right here on the mountain. Tools of the trade from days gone by are artistically mounted on several walls, telling a story of Swedish-American heritage that was linked to forestry and farming. Many of the displayed tools belonged to Elaine’s great grandfather, Axel Emil Anderson, who worked as a log scaler in a sawmill before emigrating to America from Sweden. There are also many tools and family artifacts on display in the library, just next door. These belonged to Axel’s brother, Ole Anderson, who not only was a carpenter by trade, but was one of the very first guides, photographers and entrepreneurs in Yellowstone Park. A hand-made “pioneer”quilt hangs over the bed of the Ponderosa Room, a reminder of the hard-earned accomplishments made by those who came west in the early days. The quilt is a treasured wedding gift, made by Elaine’s P.E.O. sister, Sally Wright, in 2002.
The Ponderosa Room is definitely a bear’s dream come true, and several “have taken up residency” on the plush bed. What’s not to like about this cozy room that looks out over majestic pine trees and comes with a different breakfast assortment each day which just might include blueberry-huckleberry sourdoughs, home-made biscuits with valley-grown honey or oven broiled macadamia nut French toast served with an assortment of maple and berry syrups. SWEET DREAMS!
Well mannered dogs (and some cats and other fuzzy fellows- please inquire) are welcome in thePonderosa Room. We allow either one medium-large dog or two small dogs at a time. We ask that if your dog has to be left alone in the room that it be crated. There is a flat $30 “fuzz” fee per dog for the first 3 days ($5 a day there after.) Please bring a leash so you can enjoy the many trails behind the bed and breakfast.
A spacious chamber with unique, hand-crafted queen log bed, pillow-top mattress and down comforter. Large picture windows, private bath with heated tile flooring, lovely two-person jetted tub/shower combination, surrounded by tile. Large sitting space with leather recliners, near an outdoor deck, large TV with DVD and music.
The Sagebrush Suite offers a western, log decor that is reminiscent of an earlier era, tying the Inn to a past history of family homesteads and ranching. The suite looks out over the beautiful Missoula Valley, allowing for views of the city and of one the first ranches around here- a fitting scene given the Western feel. You will enjoy many relaxing moments as you take in the expanse of the West in the room's comfortable sitting area or on the outdoor deck.
After that long day on the trail, you can look forward to a soak in your private jetted tub, something that would make a cowboy and his old-time wash basin more than envious. And when it is finally time to "hit the sack," you can lie in the comfort of your log bed, watching the stars and listening to an old cowboy version of "Silver On The Sage" or the beautifully haunting melodies of Native American flute. When dawn comes, you will find yourself still nestled beneath the cozy down comforter, anticipating a fresh cup of coffee and the events of the day.
Binoculars, guide books and historical information related to the West are provided for the purpose of enhancing your visit to our Missoula Inn.
An expansive chamber with vaulted ceiling, over-sized picture windows and a sitting area overlooking the Japanese lily pond and waterfall. Beautiful king-sized bed with pillow-top mattress and down comforter. Private bath with two sinks (one outside the bathroom in dressing area). A lovely two-person jetted tub w/ roman shower and rich marble flooring. TV with DVD and music capability, small fridge, air conditioning. Shared outdoor deck and swing near waterfall (with private bistro table).
The Syringa Suite is our bridal "suite" and largest room. To the north, large picture windows overlook a breathtaking Japanese water garden where Koi swim among the water lilies and a spectacular water fall tumbles to the garden below. On the west, sliding glass doors open onto a deck that is nestled among wild flowers and Ponderosa pines. Within, rich green carpet and beautiful stepping stones create a "garden pathway" that leads the eye outside and complements the room's Asian decor. While you soak in your private tub, you will find yourself transformed to a Japanese mountain inn as the open window bathes you in the sweet smell of pines and the sound of the waterfall beyond: tranquility for the mind, body and soul.
The comfort of a plush, king-sized bed and more traditional American sitting space is all that gives away the true secret of this room as a Montana hideaway.
This Montana bed and breakfast chamber features a queen-sized log bed with pillow-top mattress, hand-made quilt and dwn comforter. Picture windows and private outdoor deck with bistro table. Small indoor sitting area, beautifully tiled two-person whirlpool tub/shower, heated tile flooring, air conditioning, TV with DVD and music (access to small fridge in common area).
The Bitterroot Room offers spectacular scenery and comfort, all within a cozy, log cabin-like atmosphere. Bitteroot honors Montana's state flower, which was of particular importance to Native people within this area. Reflected through photos and art work, this theme takes a person back to Montana and the western region during the 19th and 20th centuries.
A large eastern window overlooks the Bitterroot River, visually taking guests along the very route that Meriwether Lewis took on his return trip in 1806. A private outdoor deck offers the same view among Ponderosa pines.
Inside, a person can look forward to snuggling down in the queen-sized log bed or enjoying a whirlpool bath while reflecting on a time when mountain men, Indian people and explorers such as Lewis and Clark soaked in area hot springs near by. This particular room truly allows guests the opportunity of "going back in time," while still feeling spoiled with all the luxuries of the present day- a wonderful Montana escape!
A Large room with hard wood flooring, queen-sized sleigh bed with pillow-top mattress, hand-made quilt and down comforter. Private bath with jetted tub/shower combination and tiled floor. Sitting area with Victorian era furnishings and picture windows. Shared outdoor deck and swing (with private bistro table), TV with DVD and music, air conditioning.
The Rose overlooks the entryway garden which from spring to fall is in bloom with lovely shrub and wild roses, iris, honeysuckle and other flowers. In winter, the snow powders the pines in a shimmering white, a view that any warm summer's day would envy.
The deck is adjoined by the hillside and is particularly beautiful during spring when the fragrant syringa bushes bloom and wild flowers blanket the ground. On a summer's day, guests can enjoy a glass of lemonade and a good book in the shade of the swing. In the winter, a cup of tea or hot chocolate is in order, either on the deck or from the comfort of one's room. If that doesn't warm the body and sole, then a luxurious rose-water bath in the relaxing jetted tub certainly will.
The personable, Victorian feel of this room is complemented by rosy-granite tile, rich area rugs, and a cherry sleigh bed. The antiques, books and decor within include family heirlooms as well as European travel memories that allow the sense of traveling back in time among beauty, poetry, comfort and turn of the century elegance.
The Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 14 (fourteen) days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation.
In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than fourteen (14) days* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be made.
Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests.
A 30 day cancellation notice is required on whole house bookings and for some holidays and special events.
Any damages to room or property will be added to your reservation.
Check-in: 4 - 6 PM. If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements.
Check-out: 11 AM.
The Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast is a smoke free environment for the health of all of guests; however designated outdoor smoking areas are available.
No Pets. Please call for help in making arrangements to board your pet.
Well behaved children are welcome, but our B&B is restricted to two guests per room. Because of the nature of our location, water gardens and mountainous terrain, it is necessary for children to be attended at all times. We do offer additional discounts for reserving either the Rose or Bitterroot room in conjunction with its neighboring suite if traveling with children.
Parking: If you will be arriving by R.V. or with a trailer, we will need to make special arrangements for your parking needs due to our hillside location.
- Well mannered dog of any size are welcome, 2 small dogs are welcome.
- Dogs are not to be left alone during the day, unless crated.
- $25 cleaning fee for the first 3 days and $5 a day there after.