Get ready to experience a piece of history while enjoying the luxuries of modern conveniences like WiFi and a smart TV! This charming two bedroom one and a quarter bath is situated in historic Philipsburg, Montana - a living ghost town - and just minutes away from downtown amenities. Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier Parks, this charming home is the perfect stop between the two national parks. Stay for a few days in the quiet Montana town that won the 2015 Sunset Magazine Award for “Best Municipal Makeover,” beating out entrants that included Reno, Nevada and Sacramento, California.
Sid's Place is fully furnished and not only sleeps 4 in the master bedroom and 2 in the other bedroom, it also has two back decks, where you'll sit at comfortable outdoor seating and enjoy meals grilled on the propane BBQ while basking in the glorious views of the valley and both the Flint Creek and Pintlar Mountain Ranges. If you'd rather cook inside, the kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need to create your masterpiece. With a washer/dryer, dishwasher, and all the other conveniences of home (32" Smart TV, DVD player, & WiFi), the location is close to Rock Creek fishing area, Georgetown Lake and Discovery Basin. Your adventure starts here! Go hiking, hunting, fishing, ATV riding, skiing, and exploring the many incredible mining ghost towns.
Some of the exciting adventures to experience:
Fly Fishing at the Famous Rock Creek: Rock Creek is an excellent choice for wade anglers due to the restrictions on floating the river, giving the angler the ability to fly fish in relative solitude. "For an angler on a Montana fly fishing trip that lacks a boat and wants to have virtually unlimited access to a river, Rock Creek is very hard to beat." -- Big Sky
Skiing/Hiking at the Discovery Basin: Known as "Disco" by the locals, Discovery has three faces--1) A blend of beginner runs and more advanced groomed cruisers, 2) Steeper groomed runs and mogul skiing, and 3) As thrilling as it gets. Think heli-skiing without the heli. In the summer months, Discovery Bike Park trails are intermediate to advanced with loads of features for downhill riders to enjoy. "It's terrain ungroomed, and perfectly spaced glades that give soul to Discovery." --
Georgetown Lake: Georgetown has a large population of trophy-sized rainbow and brook trout as well as large numbers of Kokanee salmon. It's a great sight to watch the kids squeal as they catch their first fish! Try kite boarding in the summer, ice fishing in the winter, and enjoying the beauty all year round. "This blue ribbon fishery, along with some of the best ice fishing in the state, is rated Montana’s most prolific lake with more fish caught per person than any other lake in Montana. Georgetown Lake will create memories that will last a lifetime." -- Georgetown Lake
Granite Ghost Town: Granite Ghost Town State Park showcases remnants of this once thriving 1890s silver boomtown that was the richest silver mine on the earth. Visit this amazing ghost town and imagine what it was like in its heyday, producing a quarter million dollars of silver every month for 10 years! "Set aside a couple of weeks if you can because southwest Montana has as many ghost towns as Granite had saloons in its heyday." -- True West
Philipsburg Brewery: Small Town, Big Beer! The award-winning brewery should be your first stop to relax after an all-day adventure. Mike Elliot, the head brewer and is as nice as the day is long, has quickly earned a reputation for creating unique, crisp and refreshing lagers and ales. Located in a historic bank building constructed in 1888, they feature live music on Friday and Saturday nights. "The IPA was Beervana quality in every way. The service was excellent. Best of all, the atmosphere! No fewer than four people engaged us in separate conversations, sharing everything meaningful about the own, the town museum, getting to the ghost town of Granite, and an assortment of other topics." -- Trip
Above all else, you'll be staying at Sid's Place! Named after WWII Army Veteran Sidney O. Bailey, this cozy house was Sid's home for over 30 years. All the locals knew and loved Sid. In 2012, friends packed the Flint Creek Masonic Lodge to witness Sid, after 67 years, receive the Bronze Star, Army of Occupation and World War II Victory medals and a Presidential Unit Citation--at the age of 93. Discover the magic of Philipsburg through a local's eyes by staying at Sid's Place and reading stories as told through Sid's own words.
Come visit Philipsburg and stay at Sid's Place! You'll leave with memories that last a lifetime.