|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Make this private cottage your “home away from home” in downtown Missoula! It is located just one block off of North Higgins Avenue near the Iron Horse Bar & Grill and Worden’s Market & Deli.
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 sq. ft. hotel room when you can enjoy outdoor decks with a nice lawn, a spacious kitchen, washer & dryer, and off-street parking?
This one-bedroom cottage is clean, cozy, and inviting. It has a great floor plan and lots of big windows. If you love natural light, then this is the place for you! We have it set up with the traveler in mind – fully equipped with quality amenities and everything you will need including Wi-Fi and a Washer/Dryer.
The one comment that we repeatedly hear from our guests is "this is so much better than a hotel!" Stay for a few days or for a long while. Click the yellow "book it" button to reserve your dates or call Jill at 406-529-1585 if you want more information.
For more detailed descriptions about the location and the interior of the cottage, read the sections below:
After you park your car, you can stroll to plentiful dining, entertainment, shopping and outdoor recreation opportunities. The University of Montana and St. Patricks Hospital are also within a short walking distance ... not to mention the museums, theaters, library, post office, river front trails, Carousel for Missoula, Osprey Stadium, Currents Indoor Water Park, and the list goes on.
Hungry or Thirsty? There are dozens of restaurants, several bakeries, two bagel shops, four pizza joints, eight coffee shops, four microbreweries, three distilleries, and two wine bars within several blocks of this cottage. Sweet Peaks homemade ice cream shop is just around the corner and the famous Big Dipper ice cream is just on the other side of the river.
The Clark Fork River, which is famous for trout fishing, tubing, and rafting, is just a few blocks to the south. In addition, there are dozens of miles of premier hiking and biking trails close by. Several of the trailheads and city parks are within walking distance as well.
The famous Missoula Farmer’s Market is literally outside the front door on Saturday Mornings and on Tuesday evenings (May-October).
The historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot is one block north of the cottage (see photos and map). Please be aware that there is train activity on these tracks.
The Peak Health & Wellness Center is directly across the street. Guests can purchase a week-long pass at the Peak for $25.00 or a day pass for $10.00. Also, within the Peak, there is a Child Care Center (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.
More Details about the cottage:
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.
Heating & Cooling: There is a programmable thermostat and gas furnace for heating and a window air conditioning unit available for the few weeks that it is needed during the summer.
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 flower pots 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. There is also a large storage shed (available upon request) to secure your bikes, gear, skis or toys.
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 an 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).
Dining Room: There is a large counter-height pub table with four chairs next to huge south facing bay windows – a great place for morning coffee. This room is where you will find a 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.
Kitchen: The kitchen is big and well-equipped with everything you will need including: quality flatware, dishes, glassware, wine glasses, pots and pans, Tupper ware, cooking utensils, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cutting boards, cutlery, etc. There is a electric cook top/ microwave drawer combo, a countertop convection/toaster oven and several 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. The kitchen does not have a dishwasher or a full-size oven. 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.
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.
We purchased this house in the Spring of 2013. We consider ourselves fortunate to live in Missoula, Montana and it is a privilege to invest in this awesome community. We both have professional backgrounds, in fact, Jon's office is just two blocks from this property.
Jill Herrick purchased this house in 2013
This property is a quaint, historic building (built in 1895!) in a fantastic location. It offers a feeling of privacy and solitude, yet, it is just one block to the center of the vibrant and flourishing downtown area of Missoula.
It is difficult to find a VRBO unit in downtown Missoula that offers these unique benefits:
• Stand-alone privacy;
• off-street parking;
• private outdoor decks ;
• a lush green yard with flower gardens;
• laundry facilities;
• light & bright quality accommodations.
We are able to offer all of that just one block from the heart of downtown Missoula!
I was in Missoula for the Irish Hurling Tournament that my son in law was competing in. Born and raised in Missoula, I didn't want to stay in a hotel. This charming cottage was exactly what I was looking for and more!!
Fresh flowers, welcome basket with beers, water and snacks greeted us! The owner was as nice as can be! The location was perfect! One of my fav places to eat is Double Front Chicken. After driving 13 hrs from Oregon, it was great to be walking distance to everything. I picked up the chicken and brought it home.. We absolutely adored this place and will be staying again when we're in Missoula...Loved!!!
I have stayed at several VRBO and this is hands down, the best place. I hate to rate it so wonderful, as I want to be able to access it when I need it... The owners have thought of every detail and make you feel so at home. When I walked in the first thing I saw were the fresh cut daffodils in the kitchen and on the table - so sunny and delightful. There was creamer in the fridge, a wonderful "welcome" basket, soaps/shampoos in the bathroom and more. The place was spotless, down to the last fork. I was here for a week, working from the sunny dining table and visiting my college son. We loved sitting on the back porch, soaking up the MT sun. Everything is within walking distance. PERFECT in so many ways. THANK YOU
Great cottage centrally located with terrific communication by owner. Easy walking distance to downtown Missoula with all the amenities in the house that we could hope for.
We arrived in Missoula late and the owner made sure everything was ready for us-easy to remember access code, lights on, extra bed made up. Easy to follow directions about the space. It was SUPER clean which I love and notice. Extra advantages were no perfume detergent or fabric softners used on sheets! It may sound trite but it matters to some a lot. The house is very quaint and well equipped. It worked well for our short stay. The only thing that would interfere with us staying here longer would be no oven only a microwave oven and electric stove top. However, the micro is a major one that can probably cook everything, we just don't know how. Another big plus is the location- walkable to downtown market - Worden's - for excellent deli, wine, beer, and specialty items. Lots of other walkable advantages. Loved this little cozy place with two working fireplace/heaters and would stay again. Owner is very attentive. Thank you!
Mizz Pattee and her owners are both wonderful. The rental was apportioned well with very nice attention to detail. You immediately felt at home. The property was very clean which is something I really appreciate. We would definitely stay again. Thanks Jill!
My sister and I stayed in this BEAUTIFUL little house. I can't say enough about how Wonderful our stay was. My sister and I spent 12 awesome days together in this spectacular home rental, she is recovering from breast cancer and spending this time with my sister in this comfortable home was a memory we will not forget. The owner of this home was more then accommodating, great communication, she has this cottage feeling like home away from home and it's super clean. I can't wait to stay here again. True Montana Hospitality.
Location, location, location! This is a great little house in the heart of downtown Missoula. It is just one block off of North Higgins Avenue (the heart of downtown Missoula). Enjoy the use of off-street parking and walk everywhere. Easy access to a selection of quality restaurants, breweries, wine bars, bakeries, coffeehouses, specialty shops, the University of Montana and the Griz Stadium, the Missoula Art Museum; the Missoula Public Library; St. Pat's Hospital; the Community Theater; the Clark Fork River Front, Greenough Park; MOBASH (a free, outdoor, lighted, concrete skatepark); CURRENTS (an indoor aquatic center), The Carousel for Missoula, Dragon Hollow (a children's play structure/park) and Brennan's wave - a freestyle kayaking 'wave'.
The renowned Missoula Farmer's Market is just outside the front door every Saturday Morning (May-October) and the brand new Peak Health and Wellness Facility is across the street.
Missoula offers a variety of recreational opportunities with a variety of rivers to float and trails to hike. The Rattlesnake Wilderness and Snowbowl Ski area are just a few miles away. There are plenty of golf courses and mountain biking trails too.
Travelling with kids or just someone who is young at heart? There is so much for them to do and see within walking distance of the cottage. Here is a sample: You can start right outside the front door at the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot where they have a beautiful old steam locomotive and other equipment on display. Afterward, you can stop at the Sweet Peaks ice cream shop (just around the corner) on your way to the Missoula Art Museum followed and/or the SpectrUM hands-on science museum. From there you may want to stop by the Missoula Public Library to enjoy their fantastic facilities for kids before you stroll another few blocks down to the river trail where you can watch the kayakers at Brennan's wave. When you finish there, you will want to check out the famous Carousel for Missoula and the wonderful Dragon Hollow playground! Afterward, you can grab a meal at any number of nearby restaurants before you decide if you want to go on to the Missoula Children's Museum or perhaps the Mobash skate park, or the Currents indoor water park. Still have energy to burn? Make sure to hike up to the 'M' on Mount Sentinel or the 'L' on Mount Jumbo. Of course, during nice weather you can rent bikes or tubes from the Army Navy store (also just around the corner from the cottage) and float down the Clark Fork or bike next to the river for miles on the adjacent paved river trail. All of this and so much more is within walking distance of the cottage. If you still have energy at night, you can take in a movie, a play, or another event at any number of nearby venues including: the Wilma Theater, Missoula Community Theater (MCT), the Roxy Theater, the Crystal Theater or any of several venues just across the river at the University of Montana. All of the above mentioned kid-friendly ideas are within walking distance of the cottage. Kids of all ages (including adult kids) could be entertained for days.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
|Notes||$200 deposit at time of booking to hold your reservation. Remaining amount is due within 15 days of arrival. DEPOSIT is 100% REFUNDABLE. NO CLEANING FEES. The 7% lodging tax (required by MT State law) is not required for guests staying 30 days or longer. Children and long term guests are welcome. Cancellation policy: full refund if cancelled 30 days (or more) in advance. No personal checks.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.