My wife and I stayed here in July 2011 at the suggestion of some friends that we were visiting. The Sanders was the first B&B in Helena. The entire house has been painstakingly restored with beautiful wood detailing on the interior. The building is on the Register of Historic Places as are many other restored residences in the city.
All of the rooms are beautifully decorated, the bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was nicely done. The breakfast was also good. The B&B is located in a lovely, tree lined residential neighborhood close to downtown Helena.
What makes the Sanders especially nice are the proprietors Bobbi and Rock who sit with you at breakfast, when not serving you themselves. Rock has a career in running a land conservation trust, and Bobbi runs the B&B. They both are very friendly people and good conversationalists. When we were there, we had the additional pleasure of meeting one of Rock's childhood friends, who works at Carroll College in Helena and visits sometimes in the breakfast hour to take part in the conversation
We also really enjoyed the other guests that were staying there. We met a fascinating group from England and a couple from Baltimore, and the conversation was lively. The latter used to live in Atlanta, our home, and we found that we had many experiences and acquaintances in common.
When we return to Helen, there is no question that we will stay there. This is a quality place.