We offer all of the above in a location that is only one block from the heart of our wonderful downtown! If you want more information … read on … descriptive details about the cottage are provided below so that you will know exactly what to expect. The one comment that we repeatedly hear from our guests is 'this is so much better than a hotel!'
Written tour of the cottage from the front to the back:
One of our favorite features of this cottage is the big tall windows in every room, especially the bay windows in both the dining area and the living room. These windows are all new (installed in 2013) with blinds. If you like fresh air they are equipped with screens.
Outside: There are decks on both the north side and the south side of the house, so, you can pick sun or shade and enjoy the quality outdoor seating.
During the growing season, there are lots of pots filled with flowers and the lawn is lush and green thanks to the automatic irrigation system. There are several big shade trees that help to keep the cottage cool and more private during the summer months.
There in an antique fence and gate across the front of the lot and there is plenty of room to park two cars in the driveway.
Living Room: The front door opens off of the north deck into the living room where you will find comfortable seating, a large flat screen television with DVD, and a cozy electric fireplace that can be used with or without heat. If you are travelling with kids, the leather futon easily converts to a queen sleeper (linens and bedding provided). The flooring is wood with a large area rug.
Dining Room: There is a table with seating for four next to huge south facing bay windows – a great place for morning coffee. The flooring is wood with an area rug. This is also where you will find the built-in bookshelf (with several books about Missoula and Montana) and a closet full of games. On the other side of the dining room we provide up-to-date local information, maps, menu’s, event schedules, etc.
Bedroom: There is one small bedroom (just off the dining room) with a new queen bed, two beside tables, a small closet, and a “hall tree” cabinet which provides a convenient platform for luggage. The closet is stocked with plenty of hangers and extra blankets and bedding. The bedroom is the only carpeted room in the cottage.
Kitchen: The kitchen is big and well-equipped with everything you will need including: quality flatware, dishes, glassware, wine glasses, pots and pans, tupperware, cooking utensils, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cutting boards, cutlery, etc.
There is a cook top/convection microwave combination, a toaster oven and a variety of small appliances (blender, rice cooker, crock pot, coffee pot, electric tea pot). In the kitchen, you will also find supplies such as: coffee, paper towels, dish soap, napkins, spices, sugar, garbage bags, tape, scissors, pens, etc. We try to have everything you might need so that you don’t have to run out and buy anything. The kitchen does not have a dishwasher or a full-size oven. However, their is a large convection/toaster oven ... so you can bake smaller items.
There are two windows in the kitchen (south side and north side). In the summer, the north kitchen window has a new air-conditioning unit that keeps the entire cottage cool and comfortable during the few weeks that A/C is needed. The kitchen floor is Marmoleum. The door to the south deck and driveway is in the kitchen.
Bathroom: The bathroom is tiled and it features an old fashioned claw-foot tub with a nice shower. Since every room in this cottage has at least one big window, so too does the bathroom, but the window shades and shower curtains provide all the privacy that you will need. Just like a hotel, we provide soap, shampoo & conditioner and a blow dryer. We also have emergency supplies available in the medicine cabinet in case you forget something such as toothpaste.
Utility Room: The utility room has a washer and dryer behind bi-fold closet doors. The shelf above the washer and dryer has labeled baskets with extra towels, other supplies, and toys for kids. There is another small broom closet (this is where you will find the iron and a small ironing board) and a big window.
More about this fantastic location:
We are proud to be able to offer this historic cottage in such a prime location. It has privacy with a neighborhood feel even though it is just a few steps from the center of downtown. Why stay in a 200 square foot hotel room when you can enjoy outdoor decks with a nice lawn, a spacious kitchen, washer & dryer, and off-street parking?
After you park your car, you can stroll to plentiful dining, entertainment, shopping and outdoor recreation opportunities. The University of Montana and St. Pats Hospital are also within short walking distance ... not to mention the museums, theaters, library, post office, riverfront trail, Carousel for Missoula, and the list goes on.
Our location is across the street from the brand new state-of-the-art Peak Health & Wellness Center. Guests can purchase a week-long pass at the Peak for $25.00 or a day pass for $10.00.
Also, across the street is the Jungle Child Care Center at the Peak (open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) If you have immunization records for your child (age 6 weeks to 7 years) - you can use their 'drop-off' service for $5.00/hour.
The historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot and a small city park are one block north of the cottage (see photos and map). Please be aware that there is train activity on these tracks. This is also the location of the famous Missoula farmers market on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings (May-October).