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“Absolutely fantastic B&B, wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Bad Rock Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   480 Bad Rock Drive, Columbia Falls, MT 59912   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely fantastic B&B, wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

We stayed with Mark and Serena for two nights at the beginning of May and although we live a long way away (in the UK) we would love to visit again. Our guest "cottage" had all that we would require plus more - it was truly a home for home.
The breakfasts were exceptiona, cooked fresh by Mark.
Mark and Serena were so helpful and did everything they could to make us comfortable and relaxed.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Bad Rock B&B to everyone - a must stay if you are near Glacier National Park.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Washington
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2009

The Badrock B and B has to be one of the best places in Montana! The accomodations are lovely, immaculate and very appropriate for this beautiful part of the country with the decor, extras (such as backpacks, water bottles, etc.) and the knowledge of Mark and Serena, the owners, about the Flathead/Glacier area. We came to Columbia Falls to visit family as a group....had visiting relatives from Sweden. The breakfast was gourmet and the atmosphere so homey. Really felt invited into this warm lovely home with wonderful hosts. Our rooms were lovely, private, quiet, well supplied and had very fine "Montana" ambience which we enjoyed. There is even a very nice gym available to help keep one in shape while on vacation. Wildlife was plentiful with many deer coming to find any fall apples left on the ground, bald eagles flying high in the sky coming from the Flathead River, lovely views of Columbia Mountain (even had an early snowstorm that covered the peaks in a soft white blanket). This is THE place we would recommend to anyone traveling to this area. Very accomodating owners!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Connecticut
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

I need to go on vacation every so often so the many balls I am trying to juggle-mostly without success-can all land, I can declare disaster, and then forecast redemption, upon my return from vacation. I kick all the balls under the desk, declare a vacation is afoot and hope I don't trip on the balls as I go out of the room. I also leave at an odd time for fear that someone might ask me where the two of us are going. Truth be told, I have no idea right up until I hear the jet engines. That explains why we took this trip and why I comment on this fine B&B in a "look back."

We are two 50 somethings from Connecticut who decided at the last minute to go to Montana. The Northeast-all of it-is home and Colorado is a state we are very familiar with. We looked at beaching in October but ended up in Montana, Glacier-Yellowstone and a lot of points in between.

Yes, it was great, Montana is a well kept secret from us Northeasterners who think of Montana as just left of the North Pole. Its really a larger Vermont thirty years ago. Beautiful, great people, incredible outdoors with an innocence that only pre-development allows.

Here we are, singing the praises of the Bad Rock B&B. We simply found them on the internet after searching Barbados. Yes, we are that impulsive; the greatest plug we can bestow on this B&B is that if they were closer we'd want to move in. If you understand "guilty pleasure" or "they thought of everything" you'd get the picture.

Good B&Bs tend to draw interesting and pleasant guests, so we had that, too-come to think of it the other guests surely put us in the same category. The food is superlative, rooms excellent and overall experience a solid A. The owners Mark and Serena Jackson have knowledge of the area that is topnotch; when offered guidebooks--even bear spray if we wanted it--we knew we were on to something special. There is talent and passion here; the B&B is a diamond in the rough.

In this comment, I will let the others reviewers give you the content, suffice it to say when the budding B&B owner/dreamers amongst you want to see how its done-on a small scale, mind you-here it is.

You won't have a million dollar view or a kitchen in your room and you won't be walking to feature restaurants but that doesn't hold a candle to passion, pride in ownership and genuine interest in their guests as well as a comfortable, private room worthy of tired travelers.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pfafftown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

We stayed 3 nights at this beautiful B&B set at the base of a mountain. It was just like being home because of all the options available to you. (laundry facilities, game room, den, kitchen, bar, patio,etc). The wild life was plentiful without even leaving the premises. The morning breakfast was not of the ordinary. You will think a chef is preparing your unique breakfast meal. Whether you stay in the main house or one of the detached cottages you will find everything beautifully decorated to accent the nature environment. There is a lovely landscaped patio to sit and relax or read a book. The owner makes a great host and is readily available to you for local information or just general conversation. From this location you are near Glacier Falls, Yellowstone and other parks of interest. I would definitely rated this a 4 star experience.

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Olin, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

We had reservations at the Bad Rock Bed & Breakfast for Aug. 27th and 28th. It was such a wonderful place to relax, the breakfast was so gooood that we stayed another night. (we were lucky that he had room for us to stay another night.) Mark & Serena Jackson, the owners were so gracious and Mark gave us many tips on where to go and what to see and good places to eat. Mark always found time to sit and chat with us after we had spent the day sight seeing. Snacks were always available and good. They are definately the Host With The Most. The bedrooms were so spacious and nicely furnished. We would go back there and stay in a heart beat. We are still talking about our time there.

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9 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

We were very surprised because all of the raves about Bad Rock were true. Our room was very large and well appointed. Mark's breakfasts were outstanding and he has thought of everything to help his guests.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manhattan, MT
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed here this last weekend. We decided last minute to drive to Columbia Falls to see the lake and go to the water park (which is also awesome) and early evening on Saturday night we realized that we needed a place to stay. After finding the information and giving them a call we felt very lucky that they had one more room available for the night.

After a couple calls for directions we pulled up and was very pleased with how beautiful and clean everything was. We were quickly shown around and taken right to our room. It was BEAUTIFUL. We got a small cabin (what I assume was their nicest one, but we didn't ask) and we LOVED it. It was 2 stories.. very comfortable bed, wonderful shower and everything else that we could have asked for including a very big book that they put together with maps and directions on where to eat and what was offered to do in the area. As I said, we got there pretty late in there evening and we had to leave to get home pretty early the next day so we didnt get to stay very long, but it was well worth it.

Breakfast the next morning was wonderful. Waffles with strawberries and sausage, coffee and OJ. There were about 15 people or so there and it was great to sit around the big table and talk to everyone. It was our first stay at a B&B and we loved it.

I wish we would have had more time there. Everyone was very nice and we couldnt have asked for a better and more peaceful place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 480 Bad Rock Drive, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
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Location: United States > Montana > Columbia Falls
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Columbia Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bad Rock Bed and Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bad Rock B&B is a great place to stay while visiting Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. With 9 rooms to choose from or 3 bedroom guest house or 2 bedroom apartment, we have something suited for you personal stay. The views from our 15 acre property of the Swan and Whitefish mountains are breath taking. Find the beauty of quiet solitude in any of our guest rooms. Only 20 minutes from the west entrance to Glacier or Glacier International (Kalispell) Airport. ... more   less 
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