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Take Exit 240 on I-15. 2.2 miles on Cooper Drive. We are located right above the Missouri River in the canyon. We are a licensed Bed & Breakfast with the State of Montana. When you stay with us ... You Come Home at Night. We feature a hot breakfast included with your night's stay. (We also offer Gourmet River Lunches and a Complete Supper Menu). Our B&B has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with sit-down showers and can handle up to 10 guests (including couples). The B&B addition is less than 2 years old. NEW in 2015 is The Hayes Suite. This is a private suite with a queen-size bed and a private bedroom with a single bed. It features a private bathroom/shower, refrigerator, sink, microwave, Sofa, Love Seat, and Chair, desk, private entrance and access to front deck along with inside access to the B&B, and DirecTV and flat screen TV. This suite rents for $99 per person a night (minimum of 2 people per night) and includes all meals. We are less than 1200 feet from Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing OR are midway between Yellowstone and Glacier Park. We feature a dining room that also serves as a Seminar and Meeting Room complete with Big Screen TV, Computer Center, Bose Sound System, and Seating for 12. We have 3 rescue horses on property along with a rescue dog, plenty of farm-cats, chickens, and a herd of deer that comes through every morning and every night. We have covered picnic tables and 2 rockers overlooking the Missouri River Canyon. We feature a Cell Phone Booster (so you'll get cell service in the main dining room). We do shuttles (if you are floating the river) that are the least expensive in the canyon AND you get free ice with all shuttles. Wade fish on what is one of the most wader-friendly rivers you can find (comment from one of our guests). We supply all bathroom amenities (soaps, shampoos, body-wash, towels). We clean the entire B&B from top to bottom everyday. Beds are sanitized with lavender (for a better night's sleep). We are the Least Expensive, Best Equipped Accommodation in the Missouri River Canyon!
60' Big Screen with DirecTV (Main Dining Rm)
60' HD on 7 foot screen (Main Dining Rm)
42' HD TV wall mounted (Main Dining Rm)
22' HD TV wall mounted (Main Dining Rm)
Bose & Panasonic Sound Systems
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
$79.99 per night per person includes a Hot Breakfast (Eggs, Bacon, Fruit, Toast, Coffee, Juice), a Gourmet River Lunch (Hand Pulled Beef Roast, Chicken or Turkey Sandwiches and enough snacks to see you through the day), Complete Supper (Supper Menu - Steak, Salmon, Katsu Chicken, 3 Mustard Chicken, Shrimp Scampi, or Hamburgers), and your night's stay.
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About the owner: Rich managed retail stores for over 42 years for 8 national companies in 7 different states. He was a musician for 19 years, is a professional speaker, and has emcee'd two Miss America sanctioned pagents. He is originally from Great Falls.
Trudy has been a public school kitchen manager, bank teller, and retail worker.
We moved back to Montana in 2007 to take care of our 89-year-old mother. We opened the B&B in 2010 and built an apartment attached to the house for mom.
Why the Owner Chose Craig: This property was owned by Gary Cooper's parents and then Gary Cooper (the western actor). When he died in 1961, a large cattle rancher bought his land and then sold it to be parcelled up for recreational use in 1969. Our two parcels were purchaed in 1969 and the land has been in the family ever since.
My father built the shell of a house as a hobby over the years. When Rich and Trudy moved here in 2007, we began finishing it off - new well, new septic, new plumbing, new electrical, new fencing. All in all, a lot of sweat and tears.
The Bed & Breakfast Addition was added in 2012 with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast: We are located on the side of the Missouri River Canyon, about 80 miles downstream from the headwaters of the Missouri River. This is Blue RIbbon Trout fishing with over 6000 'catch-able' trout' (trout that are 10 inches or bigger) per river mile. There is river acces right down the road from our driveway. The mountains across the canyon are in the 5000 foot range, and our dining room has picture windows so you can enjoy it. Or, sit on the deck that wraps around the front dining room. We also offer swings and sheltered picnic table that overlook the canyon and river.
We are 32 miles (on Interstate 15) from The Gates of the Mountains Boat Tours, 43 miles from Giant Springs, and are midway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.
We have a herd of deer that visits the property each morning and night, and have 3 rescue horses on property.
We also have audio and video that supports meetings and seminars in the main dining room.