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Barrister Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 7 Helena B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 30, 2012

I can't add much to what others have said. An all around great place to stay.
Nick, Lianne and Jason went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. The decor and food at B & Bs are important, but it's the friendliness of the host that makes or breaks the experience, and these hosts are the best!

Room Tip: A previous review complained about lights from the Cathedral. Our room faced it, and the lights didn...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed here while in town for a fiftieth high school reunion. It was perfect, and we wish we had booked the entire place. We used the fabulous porch as a home away from home to visit with old friends, and the owners couldn't have been more gracious in letting us take over the place.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank phaniefield
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

The Barrister is an authentic old Victorian home in the heart of downtown Helena, the landlord was born and raised in Helena, so a fountain of information about Helena. The rooms are well appointed, cozy, not big, upstairs. The bottom floor contains the common area, and dining, the wrap around porch is wonderful. It is situated right next to the fabulous Helena Cathedral. The breakfast is ok. Helena is beautiful and in the summer a great place to vacation.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Staying In Helena, Montana this is the place. Magnificient building and a superb location. Owner Nick made our stay even better with great breakfasts and always a smile and intersting stories to tell when we shared a glass of whine in the afternoon on the porch.
Rooms are beautiful and lots of history in the whole building. We would like to come back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dan B
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

The Barrister Bed and Breakfast is your home away from home in
historic downtown Helena. Located across the street from the
awe-inspiring double spire Cathedral of St. Helena (the seventh
largest Gothic Cathedral in the U.S.A.), this Victorian mansion has
been heartfully restored to perfection. Your hosts Nick and Liane Jacques ensure
your stay with them provides the friendliness and hospitality you
expect from your best friends. Truly, The Barrister is a place where
the phrase "Mi Casa Es Su Casa" applies. Our friends who stayed at The Barrister last year,
(and insisted we stay there during our next trip to Montana), revealed one of the many highlights of their stay was the stimulating conversation with fellow guests, during The Barrister's afternoon wine and cheese offering. In fact, our friends are still in touch with several couples they met during this afternoon ritual. How fun! Each of the five guest rooms are decorated beautifully and comfortably...from the sumptuous bedding and period
furniture to lovely window coverings and bathroom toiletries. A few blocks from The
Barrister is Last Chance Gulch - a historic street and pedestrian mall, filled with wonderful yarn, restaurant, ice cream, candy store and malt shop, and clothing boutiques. Given the rich history and magnificent architecture of the historic downtown Helena area, The Barrister Bed and Breakfast provides the perfect "home base" from which to discover lesser known capital city facts. We loved our stay not only at The Barrister Bed and Breakfast, but also with Nick and Lianne Jacques....when you meet these people, like me, you will feel like they are long lost friends you have known forever. And yes, we have
our next reservation to stay with them on their books already!

Room Tip: all of the rooms are lovely, cozy, quiet, and heavenly...with great views of the surrounding area...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

This is a great inn and our stay was great. Our room was comfortable and well appointed, and the total atmosphere of this wonderful mansion is warm, inviting, and interesting. The innkeeper is extremely hospitable and we enjoyed the location.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CraigMS
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Well appointed, comfortable rooms, historical yet with all the conveniences. The owner Nick and sister Lara very welcoming, accomodating, full of information about Helena as they grew up there. Walking distance from historic downtown"Last Chance Gulch" and across the street from a beautiful cathedral, yet very quiet. A good strolling area. Added bonus of wine in the evening and a hearty breakfast. We both highly recommend Barrister!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank charlyn9
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Additional Information about Barrister Bed & Breakfast

Address: 416 N Ewing St, Helena, MT 59601-4038
Location: United States > Montana > Helena
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Helena
Price Range: $136 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barrister Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step into Montana's history while surrounding yourself with comfort and luxury in an 1874 Victorian mansion, where our specialty is warm Western hospitality. The 5 guest bedrooms are spacious, and carefully decorated to provide and intimate atmosphere, as well as warmth and comfort. All rooms have a queen bed, private baths, color T.V., DSL high speed internet connection and are appointed with antiques. The entire first floor of the mansion. ... more   less 
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