|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Like an elixir of days past, the Vantage will transport you to the golden era of the silver screen, offering a respite from the gorgeous Montana surroundings. Renovated in summer 2012 by a national award winning local architect (also the owner), this unit has been meticulously created as a luxe refuge, whether you're staying for a few days or a month. Honoring the 1921 birth of the Wilma building, the Vantage is designed in the Hollywood Regency Style of the 1920's and 30's.
At 741 square feet, the Vantage is a large unit on the southeast corner on the sixth floor. Eight over sized windows provide mountain and river views to the east, south and west. The Vantage offers a full kitchen open to a large living and dining room, a bedroom with queen size bed and en suite full bathroom and a 3/4 guest bathroom. In the living room, a queen size sleeper sofa provides additional lodging. From the dining area, a fireplace provides ambiance for the connected living and dining areas. Historic 1920's light fixtures compliment the original terrazzo flooring. Crisp white walls are accented by cherry and black cabinetry and silver velvet curtains. Marble floors and walls adorn the bathrooms (in-floor heat at main bath). Typical to the Regency Style, African and Asian elements add depth to the experience.
The unit has a combo washer/dryer, a mini-split air conditioning and heating unit, wifi, surround sound, 37' television, blue-ray, ipod docking station. The kitchen is fully equipped. Ironing board, iron, hairdryer and all linens included (down alternative comforters and pillows). WE DO NOT PROVIDE TOILETRIES. (Washer/dryer cycles take approximately four hours.) There is one dedicated off-street parking space on park level of the building; we encourage smaller cars; large Excursions and Suburbans will barely fit in the parking spot.
The Vantage hints at what life might have been like in the days of Roosevelt, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Mary Pickford, among others. Enjoy a gimlet as the sun lowers across the valley. Play some jazz. Watch the kingfishers over the river. Be awed by the views--or the vantage--this unit offers. Pause. Relax...Just be in the Vantage.
I am a Missoula native who has returned home after practicing architecture in San Francisco, living abroad and traveling extensively around the world. Today, I'm a parnter in an architecture firm in Missoula, working to make my hometown an even better community. My interests are wide ranging from the arts and hand crafted, to local food systems, health and wellness and the exchange of ideas. While doing architectural graduate studies and living in a small hilltown in Italy, I focused my thesis work on how to create experiential spaces through sensual engagement (using the five traditional senses, plus the sixth sense of kinesthetic movement), ultimately to provide a lasting memory in one’s mind.
My professional goals are to design spaces that matter, mark time, illustrate art and craft and dance lightly on the earth, all while supporting enjoyment of life. No detail, on any job, is too small to obsess about…and wonder if it is as beautiful as can be. You'll see this obsession in The Vantage. I aspire to make the best use of every square inch both functionally and asthetically so that you'll be seduced by this refuge...and do nothing but enjoy yourself while you stay with us.
I'm a yoga devotee, a painter, runner, skier, hiker and baker and cook. And traveler. I designed the unit to meet the comforts that a traveler needs but I also designed it to provide refuge and comfort for long term stays.
I hope you'll appreciate the attention to detail as you settle in...and we'd love to see you back again and again.
Property Manager purchased this condo in 2012
Like others from Missoula, my family attended multiple functions at Wilma Theater while growing up. I left for college and to experience the rest of the world and returned home to see the Wilma in a different light. It's a gem of a piece of architecture, on the Clark Fork River and at the heart of downtown! When I saw the quality of renovations others were doing in the building, I had to be a part of it...of being a steward of part of this building. I love the experience it can provide visitors both in terms of the building and what it's like to be an urbanite in little Missoula.
On the sixth floor and in the southeast corner of the building, the views from this unit are virtually unsurpassed. I knew that I could gut the unit, reorganize its layout and dial it in aesthetically and functionally to offer an amazing place to perch above Missoula, yet be in the heart of it.
December 29, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Lovely apartment! Fantastic views and location. We road tripped here to bring our son (who goes to the U) back after Christmas and so glad we found this. We will definitely return. Bed very comfy and heat worked great--thank goodness since it was mostly in the negative degrees [outside]. Loved being able to walk the town and hit the bars on New Year's Eve. Don't miss the Montgomery Distillery and Plonk for some awesome and creative drinks. Hope to stay again in the summer.
Randy & Marianne
Well appointed and tastefully decorated, incredible views, great access to downtown shopping and restaurants, great customer service - I'd highly recommend.
We loved our stay in this condo. It was within walking distance of everything we wanted to do. It was beautifully decorated, quiet, and comfortable. I will definitely stay again!
Everything was wonderful. Great space, great view, top notch amenities. I would highly recommend The Vantage for anyone coming through Missoula who wants to be on top of the world.
Clean, well decorated and maintained.
Property is as advertised.
Great location with a beautiful view.
Preferred place to stay whenever visiting Missoula.
The Vantage completely exceeded our expectations!! This is a lovely and spacious condo/apartment with spectacular views, a perfect location, beautifully decorated and maintained, easy access to everything. The manager was delightful and so very helpful and welcoming, meeting us personally upon check-in and giving us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and activities within the vicinity. The unit is laid out very well and my husband and I felt completely at home. The location could not be more convenient and a reserved parking space below the building made coming and going a cinch! We especially enjoyed being right on the river close to the wonderful trails. The farmers market on Saturday was such a treat! I would absolutely recommend The Vantage to anyone traveling to Missoula and would 100% stay there again if we travel there in the future. There was NOTHING that we did not enjoy about our stay at The Vantage. You will NOT be disappointed!!!
The Vantage is a wonderful apartment. We had a great stay over graduation week, cooking and entertaining. Everything you could ask for! Beautiful views, right next to the farmers market.
From this unit overlooking the Clark Fork River and Higgins Avenue, enjoy parades, Brennan's Wave (kayaking wave), sunrises and sunsets, festivals, restaurants, bars, distilleries and micro-breweries, shopping, farmers markets, film festivals, the Missoula Marathon and walking along the river (for enjoyment or to an event at the University of Montana). On Saturday mornings from May through October, pop down to the Clark Fork River Market to grab local produce and return to the unit to make breakfast while music from the market musicians fills the air. When you need a niblet, head downstairs to Park Level, to Scotty's Table, an American bistro serving exceptional food. Take in a movie on street level at the historic Wilma Theater. Additionally, multitudes of yoga and pilates studios are within blocks, as are numerous coffee houses, spas and fly fishing shops. You'll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself just out the front doors of the Wilma.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Please email to confirm that dates are available even if they appear to be on the calendar. Rates subject to change until reservations confirmed. Cleaning included in pricing. Inquire about discounts for longer stays...We'll do everything we can to make your stay as memorable and enjoyable as possible.