Fall vacation idea: Philipsburg, Montana
Check out Philipsburg in the fall
Looking for a great fall getaway in Montana?
Head to Philipsburg and check out all that this tiny southwest Montana town has to offer.
Of course you want to know where to stay, so we recommend the Broadway Hotel — our best choice for a quality stay in an historic hotel.
The Broadway, built in 1890, is painted brightly in hues of red, yellow and green, making it a traffic-stopper on Philipsburg's main street. Inside, the rooms and suites are clean and well-appointed, with big, pillow-top beds.
While the hoteliers have lent a modern touch to the Broadway Hotel, reminders of the past remain. Dark notches in the wooden floor were made when the hotel's turn of the century boarding-house residents chopped wood to keep the stoves running.
You won't have to chop wood, don't worry. Now, the hotel is a comfortable stay in a historic Montana mining town.
IF YOU GO
THE OPERA HOUSE THEATRE
Be sure to check out Philipsburg's Opera House Theatre, the oldest playhouse and performance center in Montana.
Strolling downtown Philipsburg gives you a taste of Montana the way it was. (David Reese photos/Montana Living)
An accordion player rehearses outside the Opera House Theatre in downtown Philipsburg, Montana (David Reese photo/Montana Living)
The historic Granite County Jail in Philipsburg Montana. (David Reese photo/Montana Living)
The former Kaiser House in downtown Philipsburg. (David Reese photo/Montana Living)
You'll meet local characters like George Byrd.
Pick sapphires at a local gem shop.
Taffy puller works his art at the Sapphire Gallery in Philipsburg, Montana (David Reese photo/Montana Living)
A mining shaft along the Anaconda Pintler Scenic Route on Montana Highway 1. (David Reese photo/Montana Living)
Philipsburg has its roots in Montana mining.
EVENTS THIS FALL AND WINTER IN PHILIPSBURG
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd – 1st Annual Big Sky Paranormal Conference
Thursday Oct. 13th - Grammy Award-winning Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Friday, 9th - Jeremy McComb and Yule Night
New Year’s Eve family-style celebration!