Where to Stay- A Mining Time Machine

There’s no doubt, I love Butte! Unfortunately since we no longer live there, we don’t get to go back very often! Luckily for us though, there is a newer hotel on the block that I totally adore! We spent the last weekend in Butte for the Miners Market at the World Museum of Mining (Catch our blog post about the WMOM HERE). Usually I just spend the day in Butte, and drive back that evening. However, because we had to be there so early, we decided to spend Friday night there!

My mom had previously stayed at the Miners Hotel, and thought it would be the perfect place to add to The Montana Guide! So I had to check it out. Naturally, with my mining and Butte obsessions, it was love at first sight!

Miners Hotel Amenities:

  • Free Wifi (great speed too!)
  • Free Permit Parking (so you don’t have to fight with the rest of Park Street)
  • Coupons for local businesses (Why yes, I’d love $1 off a beer at the Quarry!)
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Cable TV
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Situated right in the heart of Uptown Butte- walking distance to great shops, bars, restaurants, and breweries
  • Clean, well kept rooms with bright colors
  • Large walk-in showers
  • Bell hop service
  • Social seating areas
  • Access to the Farmers Market (right out the front door!)
  • Coded door access after 8 pm
  • Owners live upstairs in case of emergencies
  • Literally the softest sheets on the face of the planet
  • **COMING SOON** – A speakeasy in the basement. I’m not even kidding!

Walking into the Miners Hotel is literally like taking a step back in time. Before it was a hotel, it was the Miners Savings and Trust Co., which was built in 1913. The bank occupied the ground floor of the building until the 1960’s, while they rented out rooms on the upper floors. My favorite part of this hotel is you can ACTUALLY stay in the Vault Room and Presidents Office! The vault room comes fully equipped with a vaulted door to the bedroom, as well as tear gas. Okay, the tear gas has been removed but the equipment is still in place! The hotel was once robbed so the tear gas was put in place, you can read all about it in the newspaper article on the wall of the room! The Presidents Office has the original door in place, and will soon have it’s own entrance to the speakeasy downstairs. Sign me up! Both of these rooms have wonderful little “Butte touches” that totally make the rooms, such as pillows with Butte sayings and photos of Butte in it’s hayday.

The Vault Room is a must stay (when it’s available!)
The little Butte touches really make these rooms special!

The Presidents Office will have it’s own entrance to the speakeasy!

We were given the keys to our room (actual keys, as if this place could get any better!), and were told that our room was the Steward. This made me very excited, as my favorite Butte Miners have been working their tails off for over a year to restore the Steward’s chippy hoist and run it for tours! When we got into the room, I was so surprised by how spacious it was! Plus- the room is decked out in happy, bright colors. Add a TV, large walk in shower, and dual recliners and I was quite a happy miner! While the window in the room looks at the building next door, the owners made a wonderful little outdoor space with trees and outdoor lighting to make the room feel like it had a view. When it was time to go to bed, I climbed into one of the two comfortable beds and felt like I was climbing onto a cloud. I’m not even exaggerating, these guys have the softest sheets I’ve ever felt in my life. I almost wanted to steal them for my house! But that would involve having to un-make the bed and y’all can ask Coby- I don’t do chores! I slept the whole night through in this amazingly quiet hotel. I love that each room and seating area even has Butte history books and photos!

Mom enjoying that dual recliner!

Saturday mornings in the summer there is a farmers market on Park Street. The Miners Hotel has amazing access to it, since it’s literally right outside the front door! Weekly and year round however, Uptown Butte has a lot to offer! The Miners Hotel is in the middle of it all! Breweries, food, events, and shopping are all within walking distance. It should definitely be on the top of your list for Butte stays, but don’t wait to book! Spots do fill up since it is a boutique hotel. You can book using AirBnb, Hotels.Com, or call the hotel! Trust me- you don’t want to miss out on the friendly staff, great spot, and amazing history! It’s a place you can count on me to hang my hardhat for the night when I’m in Butte next!

Have you stayed here before? Where are your favorite places in Butte? Let us know in the comments below!

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