The Montana B&B Experience

The world of Professional Bed and Breakfasts

The world of Bed and Breakfasts, a.k.a. B&B’s, has undergone dramatic changes over the past few years.  With the onset of online platforms which connect private homeowners with travelers, many more options for lodging have opened up.

Some B&B’s rise to the top

The Bed and Breakfast Inns represented by the Montana Bed and Breakfast Association (MTBBA) offer you so much more than just a room for the night.  All of our inns are run by professional innkeepers.  Their bed and breakfast is their life, their home, and their passion.  All are licensed by the State of Montana.

Inspected for your Safety

Knowing that your host has a state license assures you that guidelines and rules, set up for your safety, are being adhered to.  Each B&B is inspected by the local health department each year.  Things that you might not think of, like water temperature (if it is too hot, it may burn you), refrigerator temperature (to ensure food freshness), well water safety, fire extinguishers, and safe exit plans for emergencies, to name a few, are all inspected annually. 

You are covered

All MTBBA bed and breakfasts carry business insurance.  Many B&B’s are also the home of our innkeepers, but just homeowners insurance is not sufficient to protect you, the guest, nor the innkeeper.  In today’s world of ‘pop-up’ BnBs, there are so many that have not taken the extra step of declaring their business to their insurance company to properly protect their property, nor their guests, in the event of an accident.

Something uniquely for you

It is important to us that you are comfortable in your surroundings while staying at our inns.  Each inn is unique and provides different amenities.  Many times each room in the inn will provide a different experience.  For instance, some rooms have queen beds, some have king beds.  Some bathrooms have a tub, others have only a shower.  Some rooms have a TV, others may not.  As you shop around for a bed and breakfast, make sure that the room you reserve has the amenities that you want.

Your personal concierge

It is not just your safety that the professional bed and breakfast owner is focused on.  They know that you want to have a fantastic experience while visiting their area of the world.  As you stay at one of our bed and breakfast inns, you will realize that the innkeeper has extensive knowledge of the area.  They are happy to share their secrets with you about the best place to see wildlife, how to get to the prettiest waterfalls, recommend a hike that suits your abilities, or a great drive to see the country side.  We know that you are in new territory and don’t want to spend your time searching for a restaurant, hiking trail, or kayak rental.

A hearty start to the day

And then there is BREAKFAST!  Most professional B&B’s take great pride in the breakfast that they serve.  Each inn has a different style, so check their website to see if they offer a gourmet meal, a down home Montana breakfast, or a buffet.  Also, check to see what the breakfast hours are.  If you need to get up early, check with your host to see what kind of accommodations they make for early risers.  Many offer a breakfast to go.  Some inns have a large table for guests to sit at for breakfast and to share stories with the other guests.  Some inns have individual tables for more privacy. 

A quality experience

Professional bed and breakfast owners take your comfort, safety, and enjoyment seriously.  They are dedicated to ensuring that you have a wonderful time in Montana, not just a way to earn a bit of extra cash.  For a vacation experience that you can count on, choose a professional bed and breakfast inn.

 

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