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The Vantage At The Wilma...float Above Missoula In Style

Heart of Missoula, Missoula, MT, USA
  • Condo741 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

One Bed, Two Bath Unit With Sleeper Sofa Overlooking The Clark Fork River

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.


Property Manager

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About Property Manager

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

Why Property Manager chose Heart of Missoula

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.

What makes this Condo unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1) As sold by the Westin Hotels, the Heavenly bed in the bedroom has received rave reviews for years. At the sleeper sofa, exceptionally rated mattress and bed construction will provide a great night's sleep., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) At the sleeper sofa, exceptionally rated mattress and bed construction will provide a great night's sleep.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Guest bathroom (green tile with lion photo) is fully equipped and has a shower. Light blue, en suite bathroom (at bedroom) has heated floor, full tub and all amenities.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Look south across the river to Lolo Peak. To the east is Mount Sentinel (with the 'M' on it) and to the west is the northern end of the Bitterroot Mountains.
            • Water View
              Situated on the north bank of the Clark Fork River, this unit sits seven floors above the river. It offers views up and down the river corridor, as well as across the Missoula valley.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          A mini-split heating and air conditioning unit was installed July 2015. This unit can keep the condo at your preferred comfortable temperature. There are also portable fans.
                        • Covered Parking
                          Dedicated parking spot #3 under the Higgins Street Bridge, adjacent to the building on the Park Level (one level below Street Level).
                        • Elevator
                        • Fireplace
                          Darling Victorian era (electric) fireplace at the dining area. Visible from the living area too.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Building radiator and darling Victorian era (electric) fireplace at the dining area. A mini-split heating and air conditioning unit was installed July 2015.
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Brand new combo washer/dryer unit. Put clothes in and they wash and drive over the course of four hours. Detergent and softener provided.
                        • Linens Provided
                          Egyptian cotton linens of high thread count and down alternative comforters and pillows.
                        • Living Room
                          Beautiful views over the Clark Fork River, Caras Pavilion, Clark Fork (farmers') Market on Saturdays and surrounding mountains. 37' articulating television, Sonos sound system, DVD/Blu-Ray, cable.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Dedicated parking spot #3 under the Higgins Street Bridge, adjacent to the building on the Park Level (one level below Street Level). We encourage small to mid-size vehicles to fit the parking space.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Brand new LG combo washer/dryer unit. Put clothes in and they wash and dry over the course of four hours. Detergent and softener provided.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Dedicated wireless connection in the unit. Password provided at check-in.


                            • Kitchen
                              Fully outfitted kitchen with dishwasher, range and refrigerator. Small appliances, cutlery, cookware and bakeware in the unit. A full height pull-out pantry is to the left of the refrigerator and houses some of the small appliances/ basic staples.
                            • Catering Available
                              Yes, from many local caterers as well as from Scotty's Table, on the Park Level.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully equipped.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Brand new LG dishwasher.
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Fully equipped.
                            • Microwave
                              Brand new Panasonic microwave.
                            • Pantry Items
                              Limited supplies: flour, sugar, salt, agave syrup, coffee, coffee filters, baking soda.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Brand new Summit refrigerator and freezer.
                            • Stove
                              Brand new LG range.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Overlooking the river and adjacent to a Victorian era (electric) fireplace.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      37' HD television on articulating arm for viewing from various locations within the unit.


                                        • museums
                                        • churches
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • cinemas
                                        • playground
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shopping
                                            • shuffleboard
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • racquetball
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • The second bathroom (the green one with the lion photo) allows renters to have guests over and not moving through their bedroom. It also allows those sleeping on the sofa sleeper a bathroom to use. Hair dryer, iron, ironing board, etc., provided.

                                                          28 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great location and cozy accommodations.

                                                          Martha J.Hopkinton, NH

                                                          Well stocked, clean and comfortable. Wonderful views. We will come back for sure!!

                                                          The best base camp in Missoula!

                                                          Eric M.

                                                          Location ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                                          View ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                                          Decor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                                          Value ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                                          Intangibles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😎

                                                          Nice view

                                                          theresa v.

                                                          Very clean.

                                                          Great location, love the decor, wouldn't hesitate to book again

                                                          bo a.

                                                          Only negative is bedroom doesn't get cooled. Pretty hot in August even with two fans in BR and keeping all the curtains and blinds closed all day. Would be 5 star with ac unit in bedroom

                                                          Perfect location

                                                          Derick B.

                                                          Second time to stay at the Wilma. It's always perfect.

                                                          Fantastic location and view - very comfortable unit!

                                                          Kim O.

                                                          My husband and I just stayed in this unit for 5 nights. The building is quiet (except when music is playing in the park, but that was fun!) and easily accessible. The reserved parking spot was nice to have. The inside is beautiful - the owner has obviously done a lot of work and and I love the African wildlife theme. There are a couple of quirks about it - the bedroom is rather small (just barely big enough for a queen) and there are two bathrooms (with two showers). It might be overkill for two people, but I could see it coming in very handy if a couple more people were staying there. There was a small issue with the cable TV not working at first, but the owner tried to resolve it promptly and it wasn't really a problem.

                                                          Overall, it was great to be able to walk to everything in downtown Missoula and I would consider staying there again and would also recommend this place to others.


                                                          Heart of Missoula, Missoula, MT, USA

                                                          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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          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.

                                                          28 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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