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The Way Less Traveled Bed & Breakfast
16485 North Fork Road, Polebridge, MT 59928   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Polebridge B&B and Inns
Kingsport, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay, if...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

you don't mind the drive up gravel roads. The Way Less Traveled B&B is a super place. Paul & Nancy are terrific hosts. It's out and away from everything. Yes, you have several miles of gravel & dirt road to reach their B&B, but once you get there you understand it's worth the trip. Great views of the mountains on both sides of the border. Wonderful breakfast, and off we went. The best thing I can tell you is if we are back in the area we'll find time once again to go "The Way Less Traveled!"

Room Tip: Ask for the Lewis & Clark Room. Nice suite on 2nd floor with great views.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Havre, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is definitely the way less traveled but the drive is worth the stay. The hosts are fantastic and very welcoming! The entire place was immaculately clean. Breakfast was delicious. The scenery was heaven on earth! Overall, an excellent stay. Will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Be warned before you stay here - this B+B is in a beautiful setting, but you have to travel down a terrible gravel road for an hour before you get there at a top speed of 10 miles per hour. We had a 4x4 and thought we'd be fine, but the gravel becomes rock in places and was just too much for the tyres. So unless you carry a FEW spares with you (and don't mind changing them daily) or your vehicle has heavy duty tyres do NOT stay here! Having the stress of getting a flat and having to deal with it on vacation is not my idea of fun and the owners were far from honest in telling us how bad the road surface would be. Then again, if had known we certainly would have opted for the convenience of staying in one of the park lodges.
If you plan on staying onsite and maybe hiking from the B+B, it wouldn't be such an issue for you, but otherwise beware!

On a positive note, the room was comfortable and hearing the wolves howling at night was pretty special. Not special enough for us to return though.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bordentown, New Jersey
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

When we arrived for a three-day stay, we were greeted at "The Way" by hummingbirds, squirrels, an deer. Elk even appeared on the grounds while we we staying there, although we did not see them ourselves. Rumor has it that a bear or two has also appeared on the property, but well away from the house itself.

The Lewis and Clark room, in which we stayed, was wonderfully decorated. We really slept well there as long as no one was using the fire pit, which was situated just below its balcony deck. There is a sitting room on the third floor where the bedrooms are, and guests also have access to a full living room as well as a lounge in the kitchen-dining room area.

Nancy and Paul are wonderful hosts. Nancy watched the cooking channels and studies up on meal-making, so breakfasts are a special treat as are her reasonably priced dinners...especially given that Northern Lights is about the only other nearby (30-45 minutes away) alternative. We asked for one dinner during our stay and we treated to a artichoke chicken dish on rice that was great (and with huge portions). Breakfasts were (1) french toast with huckleberry cream cheese, (2) banana-walnut pancakes and bacon, and (3) a scrambled egg casserole.

The only problem we had was paying the bill before we left. We did not bring a checkbook, and the house lack telephone access (as well as access to the electricity grid...Paul installed a solar panel, which covers all the B&B's electricity needs). But they do have satellite internet and TV access. In any case, we could only pay via Paypal, and, because I forgot my Paypal password, this was temporarily problematic. It was all cleared up in the end though.

We loved our stay, and recommend it to anyone who seeks a remote getaway or a luxury stay near Polebridge.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

Nancy and Paul's wilderness getaway is a jewel -- unexpected comfort far away from the usual trappings of civilization. Their bed and breakfast expanded to dinner at our request -- the roast beef was fabulous with the gravy even more delicious. The nightime skies were truly awesome, complete with shooting stars and the call of loons on a lake nearby. The silence was wonderful. Our 10 and 12 year old boys loved the very comfortable rooms and the novelty of such a nice place where you wouldn't expect one. Paul and Nancy have big hearts and are there to serve. We enjoyed them immensely.

  • Stayed August 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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Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

My husband and I stayed at The Way Less Traveled Bed and Breakfast for two nights in June 2009 and we could not have been more pleased with the experience! Nancy, the owner, was welcoming and saw to our every comfort.
The Lewis and Clark room was top-notch with a huge King-sized bed, comfortable linens, and a spacious bathroom. We started each day with Nancy's sumptuous breakfasts which included freshly ground coffee.
The B & B's location on the lesser visited north west side of the park afforded us a perfect opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the area. We watched deer daily from our room. We were told that moose and bear have also been known to stroll through the grounds.
The Way Less Traveled Bed and Breakfast is a "don't miss" for any Glacier trip!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

We accidentally stumbled upon The Way Less Traveled Bed and Breakfast through the Google search engine. We were planning a trip to Missoula and then Glacier National Park and then back to Missoula and were having a hard time securing somewhere to stay within a hundred miles of Glacier. The nicely laid out website caught our attention and we left them a voicemail. They responded with a friendly email and we booked three nights.
We were a little concerned at first with the distance their home is from civilization. Very quickly that feeling not only faded but reversed itself as we relaxed on a comfortable bed and listened to the faint pitter-patter of rain outside our window the first night. We were given options of when we wanted our breakfast and what we wanted for breakfast and were more than satisfied with all three morning's meals.
The view from Paul and Nancy's dining room is stunning. Remote, picturesque peaks loom over the forests below and make you feel remarkably small and humble. Their home is impeccably clean and well maintained and they are kind and gracious hosts.
As you can tell, we had an excellent stay at their bed and breakfast and would recommend it highly!!

  • Liked — Kind hosts!
  • Disliked — Having to leave!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 16485 North Fork Road, Polebridge, MT 59928
Location: United States > Montana > Polebridge
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Polebridge
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Experience luxurious comfort in the wilds of Montana while hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, bird (and other creatures) watching, or just relaxing with a book by the fire.  A delicious, filling breakfast guaranteed! ... more   less 

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