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Beautiful Historic Mansion in Helena, Montana, 2 free nights with a 7 days

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12) additional sleeping cots available

Built in 1885, Helena's Little Mansion has a proud and storied history. The showcase of our home is a beautiful wooden staircase featuring some of the most beautiful woodwork in Helena, Montana. Our home has 5 bedrooms which sleep 12 comfortably and 2 twin folding futons available. Each window offers stunning mountain surroundings.

The custom interior offers many cozy corners and nooks. The home is spacious yet intimate. The home is full of modern conveniences such as DVD players, 4 king-size beds, 1 queen bed and two twin bed, a fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, a beautiful dining room perfect for entertaining and a covered patio with natural gas BBQ grill are complemented by the large, well/maintained yard. Minutes from shopping, recreation...

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Betty and Mary
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Betty and Mary

We (Betty and Mary, we are sisters) purchased the mansion in 1986 and have many wonderful and loving memories living there and raising Mary’s daughter Sarah in the home. Betty worked at State Nursery in floral design and Mary graduated from Carroll College. Circumstances led the two of us in different directions, Betty to Las Vegas where she continues her career in floral design and Mary to Idaho where she continues her career in social work. We leased the big house for several years to families and in 2007 decided to do her justice by turning her into a vacation rental and at that time she became Helena’s Little Mansion. We hired many skilled laborers and local craftsman to help us do everything which we were unable to in the time we had.

Betty and Mary purchased this house in 1986

Why Betty and Mary chose Montana

We had a brother and family members that lived in Helena, we fell in love with the area from the easy access to the many lakes, hiking trails, Gates of the Mountains, The Great Divide ski area, Reeder's Alley, Last Chance Gulch, the Cathedral and Marysville the local ghost town with a great restaurant called the Marysville House. We liked living in the State Capital and the small town feel where you know your neighbors and the clerks at the grocery store.

What makes this house unique

Helena's Little Mansion is a beautiful mansion and the woodwork is beyond comparison in the area. It is a wonderful experience to stay in such a unique vintage home. Each window provides a panoramic view of the valley, Mount Helena and the Sleeping Giant.


Helena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main floor bathroom has two sinks and a shower, the upstairs bathroom has a combination tub and shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (4), Queen (1) Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Please let us know if you will require a crib, and we will ensure it is set-up for you.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Historic Mansion in Helena, Montana, 2 free nights with a 7 days
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Portland, OR

Pefect Helena Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here last month, and will certainly be making it our annual retreat.

Every last detail has been thought of with this home. As a business traveler, I was a bit skeptical about internet access in Montana, but I have to admit, my fears were unfounded.

Owner, Mary Smith was very accommodating of our special requests, and a great source of local knowledge.

Each of the rooms are perfectly appointed. The home is very clean. The kitchen is great too. We had a barbecue one night out on the patio... Such a refreshing change from eating out every night.

Nearby to downtown, so we took the Montana mansion tour - even saw the governor's old mansion. Canyon Ferry lake the next day was stunning as well. The Gates of the Mountains are a must see!

I would recommend this property to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lewistown, MT

Majestic old home

  • 5 of 5

Quite an interesting century plus old home. Very well maintained, especially for as old as it is. Loved the history and location.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlingame, CA

Great house and terrific owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at Betty & Mary's home. We loved that the house remains true to it's historical architecture. The bedrooms were great, comfortable beds, a fully stocked kitchen to work with, and situated in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of town. The place worked perfectly for a reunion of college friends -- big enough so our 6 adults weren't too cramped in, but small enough so we didnt get lost from each other either.

We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a weekend, and it was perfect. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable, and we saw several deer in the backyard a few times. My 3-year-old daughter thought it was a beautiful castle! We will definitely be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was in Helena for my mother's 90th birthday with my two adult children, their spouses and my 4 grandchildren. The home we originally had rented was all of the sudden unavailable the day before we were to arrive. Betty and Mary were so accommodating. They figured out how to turn the house quickly after the previous guest checked out so that we had a place to stay. We enjoyed the house so much. Lots of room for the 9 of us and great porch, patio and yard for the kids to play in. The kids loved the 3rd level bedroom hideout. It was in the upper 90s the 4 days we were there and the air conditioning was a lifesaver. We had other family members over for meals and to visit and there was lots of room for everyone. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Helena Little Mansion

  • 5 of 5

The Little Mansion shown very large for us and we can't say enough about how enjoyable our stay was. We were in town for a wedding and all the other family members were in hotels. This home gave us a very comfortable place to have the family all together with space to visit either on the deck or in the dinning room. The deck had remarkable sun rises and great access to hiking Mt Helena out the front. Several of the group hiked the mountain and found their way directly to down town where we met for food and drinks to recharge. The beds and bedding in the house were 4 star and I don't remember when I've slept so well in unfamiliar surroundings. The house had A/C but it was rare that we needed it as the weather was fabulous, cooling down nicely at night and bright and sunny during the day. The next time we are going to Helena we will definitely be looking to stay here! Again, I can't say enought great things about the house and how helpful the owners are. Highly Recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Helena House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

We prefer personal checks for the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. If you choose to pay by credit card you will need to pay through VRBO and a service of 4% will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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