When I first made my reservation for Sander's B&B in Helena, MT, I was sceptical whether I would like staying there. I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and thought perhaps a hotel would be better. In Bobbi's email she said we would be staying in the Ringling Brothers suite on the first floor...What? Should I bring my red clown nose?
I could not have been further from the truth in my thinking; and, boy, am I glad I did not change my plans. The suite was indeed decorated in a Ringling Brother theme, but since Rock is a direct descendent of one of the original Ringling Brother's, everything was authentic, even down to the elephant harness that hung in the bathroom. The room was absolutely beautiful with it's own door out to the balcony and a cosy sitting room off the main hall. The dining room and parlour had a wonderful Victorian charm. It was just like staying at your favorite Aunt's house. The home-made breakfasts were delicious and very large. No need to eat lunch because you were so full, I have to say, however, that Bobbi & Rock's company were the best part of our stay. They are so very accommodating and absolutely charming. I would have sworn they were from the South, like me, except for their wonderful Montana accents. YOU BETCHA!
I will definitely be staying there again if I ever get back to Montana. Might just have to make a special trip. Such a quaint town and check out "The Bray" (Archie Bray Foundation) if you're ever there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The turn-of-the-century style of The Sanders blends beautifully with the luxurious comforts that today's travelers expect. Sanders' staff provides great attention to individual needs in a most thoughtful manner, from helping with luggage to preparing a welcoming cup of tea, and providing information about Helena's attractions, restaurants, outdoor opportunities and cultural events. A gourmet Montana breakfast is served each morning in the lovely wainscoted dining room, accompanied by plenty of freshly ground coffee, assorted teas, fresh fruits and home baked breads and muffins. Guests often linger over coffee to read the paper, swap fishing stories, and recount adventures in Glacier or Yellowstone national parks. ... more less