Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast
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Welcome to Gibson Mansion Located in the heart of spectacular Missoula, MT
Our B&B is an ideal Missoula hotel alternative, offering comfortable accommodations, delicious breakfasts, and warm hospitality. Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of spectacular Missoula, MT. Our Missoula Bed and Breakfast is on a beautiful, peaceful property conveniently located less than 2 miles from the University of Montana and Historic Downtown Missoula. Built in 1903 and re-located in 1979, this elegant Victorian Mansion has been lovingly restored with modern amenities added to provide the perfect location for a luxurious Montana getaway.
Come “home” to one of 4 relaxing guest rooms at our Missoula, MT Bed and Breakfast. During your stay you may choose to read the local Missoulian in the library, relax with a book or magazine in the parlor, or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee next to the fireplace in the grand entry. Escape into our garden oasis featuring multiple sitting areas and gazebo. Here you can unwind from your travels with a beverage of choice all while you enjoy the meticulously manicured flower gardens and bird sanctuary of our Missoula B&B.
Allow us to spoil you during your stay, bringing the first course of breakfast on a tray to your room followed by a full gourmet service in the dining room. Understanding that each of the guests at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast are traveling on their own unique schedule, we allow you to choose the time that works best for you. This culinary experience is prepared and served at the times you have selected.
Being Missoula natives our expertise is invaluable when it comes to finding the local flavor, mapping out excursions and routes, planning family celebrations or coordinating the perfect Missoula Wedding.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Mansion and Grounds
- 24 hr Complimentary Snacks and Beverages
- Free Parking
- Use of Multiple Common Areas
- Use of Beautifully Manicured Gardens & Gazebo
- Complimentary Daily Newspaper “The Missoulian” Available in the Library
- Concierge Service Available
- Shared Portable Telephone
- Iron with Ironing Board Available
Combine the timeless grace and elegance of the original antique leaded stained glass windows, exquisite parquet floors, and the breathtaking grand oak staircase with the love of hospitality provided by Tom and Nancy for you to experience the ultimate luxury retreat.
Relax and put your feet up in the Library, read the local Missoulian, play a game of chess, or enjoy an interesting conversation with a fellow guest. Highlighting the Parlor is the ornate cast iron fireplace and large leaded, beveled glass windows. Relax by the fire or soak in the southern sun’s rays, a pleasure any time of year.
In our grand foyer you will find a resource of maps, brochures, and hiking trail books to assist in exploring the area. We love to share our intimate insider knowledge of the Missoula area ensuring that you get the most of your stay. We will pinpoint the the top things to see and do as well as direct you to some of the best restaurants, breweries/wineries, galleries and shopping in the area along with our personal favorite walks/hikes.
If you are in need of some mid-vacation puppy love, Peyton the Mansion’s black lab, would love to play fetch and sacrifice in a belly rub. If you are not a dog lover, Peyton takes no offense and will allow you to enjoy the gardens undisturbed.
We truly want you to feel at home, so the kitchen at our Missoula Montana Inn is open for you to help yourself to a selection of teas, coffee, and cold beverages. There is also a snack basket to satisfy those mid-afternoon or evening cravings. Feel free to bring home a sample from one of the 3 Missoula breweries and keep it cold in our refrigerator, then after a full day of sightseeing enjoy the local flavor in one of the many sitting areas in the gardens.
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The Breakfast Experience
Prepare to be indulged with the tantalizing “wreck your diet breakfast”, as guests acclaim is nothing short of divine. The pampering treatment at our Missoula Bed & Breakfast continues with a coffee/tea tray with Tom’s world famous fresh baked scones brought up to your room followed by our full gourmet breakfast in our dining room. All prepared at your pre-selected times, just sign up the night before letting us know what works best in your schedule. We offer the tray times between 6-9 am and breakfast between 7-9:30 am. If you need to catch an early flight or meeting, special arrangements can be made.
Take your time waking up, as your first course is placed just outside your door. This allows you to savor every part of this gourmet breakfast made especially for you at our Bed and Breakfast in Missoula. Once you are ready to continue on with the culinary experience, stroll down the grand staircase and into the formal dining room where an elegantly set table awaits. We customize all of our recipes to be individual servings. Preparing your main course once you arrive at the table ensures that your breakfast is fresh and cooked to perfection.
Here, at Gibson Mansion, breakfast is an important part of your stay and we pride ourselves in creating a unique experience. If you have special dietary needs in regards to gluten-free, vegan, lactose-free it is our desire to not “wreck your diet”, but meet those needs. We just ask that you give us advance notice so that we may modify your culinary experience.
The Missoula area has an abundance of wonderful seasonal items such as, fresh local vegetables, fruits, jams, meats, and many other natural and organic offerings. These ingredients are incorporated into the prepared meals whenever possible at our Missoula B&B, depending on the season.
Brought on a tray to your room!
- Tom’s World Famous Fresh Baked Scones – a different flavor every day.
- Full-bodied Coffee or Tea
Our second course changes seasonally and will include one of the following:
- Blends of Seasonal Fruit
- Berry Yogurt Parfait with Organic Granola
- Baked Seasonal Fruit
Our main course varies from day to day so that you can experience variety during your stay. All dishes are accompanied with meats served on the side; from preservative-free all natural chicken sausages, all natural ham steak, or locally made peppered bacon. Here is a teaser of some of our entrees you may enjoy during your visit.
- Orange Omelet Soufflé
- Banana Macadamia Nut Baked French Toast
- Asparagus and Eggs on a Roasted Rosemary Parmesan Croissant
- Raspberries and Cream French Toast
- Roasted Vegetable and Herb Crustless Quiche
- Seared Peach and Huckleberry Pancakes
In order to accommodate special dietary needs, gluten-free, vegan, lactose-free, let us know in advance so we may modify your culinary experience.
Our Missoula, MT Bed and Breakfast is uniquely decorated and elegantly furnished with period reproductions. The 4 guestrooms were designed with total comfort in mind including luxurious linens, high end beds, and plush towels.
All rooms are air conditioned, or, you may choose to sleep with your windows open enjoying the gentle breeze of the cool Montana night air.
It is the passion of our Missoula Montana B&B to make your stay distinctly pleasurable. Whichever room you select, and for however long you stay, we will do our best to surpass your expectations.
A third person can be accommodated in either our Master Suite or Sunset room for an additional charge of $25.
All rooms include these fine amenities:
- Private Bathroom with Superior Towels
- A/C and Heat Individually Controlled
- Coffee/Tea Tray with Fresh Scones Delivered to the Room
- Flat Screen with Satellite TV
- Complimentary In-Room Wi-Fi
- Full Gourmet Breakfast (gluten-free, vegan, and other dietary needs available)
- Luxury High-End Linens with Down Comforter and Hypoallergenic Down Pillows
- Fresh Flowers
- Custom Iron Bed Frames with Superior Beds
- Hair Dryer
- Ceiling Fan
- Clock Radio with Alarm
- In-Room Massage (Available in the Master Suite)
Weddings at Gibson Mansion
Gibson Mansion is known for its grandeur and grace making for a picture perfect storybook Missoula wedding experience. Whether you desire a small intimate ceremony or a spectacular reception of 200, we enjoy hosting Missoula Montana weddings and events for couples who desire a personal, unique and signature event that stands above the ‘cookie-cutter’ wedding.
We pride ourselves in being a luxurious Bed and Breakfast in the Missoula area. We carry this very high level of commitment to excellence and service into all Missoula weddings and events. We work very closely with you, assisting in making the event you envision. With our experience and expertise we attend to every detail from timing and placements to pinning on boutonnières, taking away the stress and worry of the day, allowing you to just relax and enjoy the day you have dreamed of.
The Wedding of Your Dreams
We can host intimate indoor weddings and receptions for up to 40 guests. Outdoor garden weddings and receptions can accommodate up to 200.
Although all weddings at Gibson Mansion are personalized events, we do have a few popular packages. If these packages do not fit what you are looking for please contact us and we would love to customize a package that works best for you. If you are in the Missoula area we would love to schedule a time to meet with you, give you a tour of the Mansion, and discuss your event.
A Private Garden Oasis
Our gardens are surrounded by a wall of 40’ tall poplar trees that create a private garden oasis in the heart of Missoula. The meticulously manicured grounds with gazebo and many flower gardens provide an exquisite garden setting. Most brides find that minimal or no additional decorations are needed, though you are of course welcome to have any additional decorations that you wish for the perfect outdoor Missoula Wedding.
Popular Wedding Packages
“Just the Two of You” Wedding
For the Bride and Groom who are wanting an elegant yet intimate wedding for two. This package has everything you need for a romantic and stress-free event. The wedding is orchestrated to ensure that all you need to do is show up in your wedding attire, bring your marriage license, your rings, and we will take care of every other detail for you. Designed with a list of “A La Carte” options this will make sure you get exactly what you are wanting. If you desire to include close family or friends, you may add up to 10 additional guests.
“Just our Closest Few” Wedding and Reception
Designed for the wedding couple that desires to share this intimate moment with up to 70 of their closest family and friends. This package is perfect for those wanting a quiet and relaxed event without all the wedding frenzy; Offering the option of holding your ceremony and reception amid the elegant mansion or awe inspiring gardens.
“Destination Wedding Weekend”
There’s no rush to the altar here, just an entirely stress-free weekend getaway to treasure for a lifetime. With exclusive use of the exquisite mansion, 4 luxurious guest rooms, private and secluded gardens, and professional staff attending to every detail for you, this is the ultimate wedding package. Here you will reside for the weekend (or whatever days you select) as royalty, graciously welcoming your guests to the grandeur of the estate.
Traditionally known as the Peterson Mansion, built and designed by A.J. Gibson in 1903 for Swedish immigrant and early Missoula pharmacist Gustav Peterson. After living in the mansion for 22 years, the Peterson’s sold the property and seemed to fade away in history. If the “walls could talk” you would hear many stories of residents past. Including the Sorority Girls of ALPHA CHI OMEGA Sorority, who took residence from the mid 1930′s until 1949. B&B Missoula MTMissoula carpenter, Ernest Meyer, then transformed the mansion into apartments consisting of 3 studios on the third floor and 2 two bedroom units on the second floor leaving the main floor as a common area for all tenants. Possession changed hands a few more times, and in the early 70′s PHI KAPPA PSI Fraternity took ownership. With numerous “frat parties” the mansion slowly deteriorated and was scheduled to be demolished in 1979 to make way for the new gymnasium at Hellgate High School. Thankfully it was saved from demolition and relocated to its current address and once again inhabited as a private residence. After almost 20 years with limited restoration the owners, while trying to sell, moved out. For 3 years the Mansion sat vacant continuing to deteriorate and leaving it in desperate need of love and restoration.
February 27, 2001, Tom and Nancy Malikie became the 13th owners of the sadly neglected Victorian mansion with the vision of opening a luxurious Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Even with serious neglect, the beauty of natural hardwoods and true craftsmanship still shone through. In the initial 3 months of renovations, the Malikie’s worked 15-18 hour days to restore and convert the mansion into a bed and breakfast. In addition to making their own “home”, the process of renovations added 5 1/2 bathrooms offering a private bath for each of the four guest rooms. Tom personally applied 125 gallons of paint to the interior, bringing to life the once stark white walls of the mansion.
June 9, 2001, they opened the doors under the name Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast, in honor of A.J. Gibson one of the most noted architects in Montana’s history. The versatile Montana Architect designed this mansion along with over 150 private and public buildings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries including the Daly Mansion near Hamilton, MT, the Missoula County Courthouse, and Main Hall at the University of Montana.
This “labor of love” is never ending for the Malikie’s and they continue to research and refine the restoration process. The exterior paint job took a professional crew of 3-6 men, working daily, an exhausting 5 months. The most noticeable change is the gardens and landscape where Tom and Nancy have transformed the overgrown knapweed and dandelion infested grounds to an awe inspiring garden oasis.
Viictorian Bed and Breakfast in Missoula MontanaStarting the bed and breakfast was Tom’s dream, but Nancy along with their two daughters were also excited to begin this new adventure. Tom, taking on the role as the lead carpenter, began the labor intense process of renovations. Nancy continued to pursue her career in medicine by day and took on the role of assistant carpenter by night. The girls were busy with school and activities, but always helping with meals, decorating ideas and of course, shopping! In August of 2007, Nancy resigned from the medical field and joined Tom as a full-time innkeeper allowing them to “raise the bar” another level. Both girls chose the gardens they helped create to be the setting for their own weddings. Though the girls lives have taken them out of the Missoula area, their passion of the family dream continues as at-large consultants in completing the restoration process.
No matter what time of year you come, there is always something to see and enjoy.
The exquisite gardens are a trademark of Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast, and not to be missed! Victorian tea roses, echinacea, zinnias, peonies, tulips, dahlias – the mixture of annuals and perennials is quite extensive and always breathtaking!
Experience for yourself this enchanting garden oasis at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Missoula valley. With the 40′ tall poplar tree hedge surrounding the gardens your seclusion is guaranteed. Numerous bird feeders and bird baths draw in native and migratory birds creating a chorus of bird songs, the perfect background music to accompany this oasis.
Each season at our Bed and Breakfast in Missoula offers a beauty of its own.
Bed and Breakfast Missoula Missoula Bed Breakfast Bed and Breakfast Missoula, MTThe gazebo with its comfortable lounge furniture is a wonderful place to catch up on e-mails and enjoy an evening cocktail or pre-dinner appetizer. For those traveling with other couples this is the perfect place to gather, reflecting over the days events. Once you are ready to experience a culinary delight at one of Missoula’s many fine dining restaurants, your hosts Tom and Nancy would love to assist with selecting the perfect match for your group, make a reservation, and map your route.
Immerse yourself in the dramatic “Big Sky” Montana is known for under the pergola with its soothing lion fountain and iron settee. An ideal romantic spot at our Missoula B&B to enjoy an after dinner glass of wine and star gaze with your favorite traveling companion.
Visiting family or friends while in Missoula? Enhance your visit by entertaining them in our private garden oasis. Feel free to enjoy a relaxing visit with them while sipping our homemade mint lemonade on the cobblestone patio.
Gibson Mansion provides the ultimate location. With our expertise and exceptional service we can stage simple to grand events in a manner that creates lasting memories.
Murder Mystery Dinners
Enjoy an adventure filled Murder Mystery evening intermixed with a full appetizer through dessert gourmet dinner. These private dinner parties are held with you and 7 of your closest friends. Arrive at the mansion in costume as the character you have been assigned. Before long you discover you are a suspect of a murder along with the other guests. As the evening progresses you try to establish your innocence only by trying to incriminate the other guests and solve the murder. Over dessert, “death” by chocolate cake, the true murderer us revealed.
After you have solved the crime you may choose to retire for the night in one of the four beautifully appointed guest rooms. The following morning you will awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and home made scones right outside your door. Finish the event with the “Wreck Your Diet” Breakfast.
- Mysteries are available October through April.
Contact us to book your Murder Mystery Dinner.
For those wanting a more relaxed and unique dining experience, this is an ideal setting for a private and elegant evening. Dinner parties have exclusive use of the main floor, removing the feeling of being rushed by the next group. The ambiance of the formal dining room is the perfect enhancement to your culinary experience. Tom Malikie, owner and chef, prides himself on his gourmet creations, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. The mansion can accommodate sit down dinners for 10-22 individuals, or light hors d’oeuvres and tapas style dinners up to 50 guests.
Private dinners catered by the Mansion are offered October through May.
- Christmas Parties
- Birthday Dinners
- Corporate Dinner Parties
- Anniversary Celebrations
- High Tea Parties
Contact us and we would love to arrange an evening to savor.
Host your special event in the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of the Mansion. With all events at Gibson Mansion we do more then just provide a facility. Our use fee includes coordination and assistance, making for a stress-free event. We offer our main floor and gardens with multiple meeting areas based on an hourly use fee. You are welcome to bring in your own food or depending on the time of year we can cater the event for you.
- Bridal Showers
- Corporate Board Meetings
- Baby Showers
- Family Reunions
- Graduation Celebrations
- Small Business Retreats
Contact us for information about our event center in Missoula.
Let Gibson Mansion Bed and Breakfast take care of you, while you take care of business.
Recognizing the unique needs of our corporate clientele, we have developed a group of special amenities and services designed to make your stay at our Hotel in Missoula, MT a relaxing and enjoyable experience (and as close to a vacation as possible).
Need something not on this list? Email or call us (406) 251-1345 or (866) 251-1345. We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Amenities & Services for Business Travelers
- Short-notice Cancellation Policy
- Flexible Check-In and Checkout Times
- Complimentary In-Room WIFI, as well as throughout Mansion and grounds
- Optional Early Breakfast Times
- Customized Breakfast Menu if Desired
- Off-site Work-Out Pass to nearby Gym
- Early Morning Coffee/Tea brought to your room
- Daily Missoulian Newspaper Available in Library
- Frequent Stay Program, Stay 12 Nights and Receive a Free Night Stay for Pleasure!
- In-room satellite TV
- Iron and Ironing Board centrally located for all rooms
- Laundry and Dry Cleaning services available
- Fax Services including free incoming and outgoing faxes
- Daily Companionship Provided by Peyton the Mansion Dog
Tired of cookie cutter Missoula Montana hotel rooms with impersonal service, and hard beds?
When you’re planning your next business trip give us a try… we guarantee you’ll never look at a hotel quite the same way again.
Helpful Area Links
- Carousel for Missoula
- Clark Fork River Walk
- Smoke Jumpers Center
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Historic Fort Missoula
- University of Montana
- Glacier National Park
- Missoula Children’s Theater
- National Bison Range
- Visit MT
- Destination Missoula
- Missoula Downtown Association
- Missoula Chamber of Commerce
- Southgate Mall
- Montana Bed and Breakfast Association
- Make it Missoula
Missoula is a perfect hub for an array of endless activities to see and do within a short drive of the mansion. Whether you are wanting a relaxing drive or a more engaging hike, the level of your activity is all up to your choosing. Samples of a days outing from our Missoula lodging may be the National Bison Range and St. Ignatius Mission, Garnet Ghost town and Seeley Lake, or Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge and a trail hike in the Bitterroot mountains. Spend another day with guided white water rafting or fly fishing tours on one of the many crystal clear rivers all within minutes of our mansion. We would be happy to assist with planning these adventures or there are some wonderful mapped out day excursions of all these areas on Destination Missoula CVB website.
Guests at our Missoula Montana Lodging consistently comment that they never realized how much there was to see and do in the area and wished they had planned at least one more night.
Coming from the west on I-90
- Take Reserve Street Exit
- Turn right on Reserve Street
- Continue until the road dead ends at 39th Street (about 6 ½ miles)
- Turn left and continue to third stop light
- Turn right on High Park and take 1st right (39th Street again)
- Gibson Mansion is at the end of the cul-de-sac
Coming from the south on HWY 93
- Just past Wal-Mart turn Right on 39th Street
- Continue to fourth stop light
- Turn right on High Park and make the first right (39th Street again)
- Gibson Mansion is at the end of the cul-de-sac
Coming from the east on I-90
- Take Van Buren Exit, turn left on Van Buren
- At stoplight turn right on Broadway
- At Higgins Avenue (traffic light) turn left
- Continue on Higgins, will turn into SW Higgins
- At intersection of High Park (traffic light) turn left
- Go one short block and turn right on 39th Street
- Gibson Mansion is at the end of the cul-de-sac
Coming from the north on HWY 93
- Stay on HWY 93 which becomes HWY 10 and then becomes West Broadway
- Just past McDonald’s, turn right at the traffic light onto Russell St.
- Proceed (about 5 miles) and turn left at the traffic light onto S.W.Higgins
- Go one long block and turn right on to High Park
- Go a short one block and turn right on 39th Street
- Gibson Mansion is at the end of the cul-de-sac