Where to Stay: A Quaint Hotel

Philipsburg is a small town just off of the Pintler Scenic Highway. The highway itself is up for a blog post of its own some day, it’s one of my all time favorite drives! Pburg is a pretty, historical mining town, full of old buildings and great stories. Of course it’s mining so I love it, but others do too! It is a for sure Montana Must See! There is tons of fun stuff to do, such as a brewery, a museum, and LOTS of sapphire panning!

We were in Philipsburg to attend the Miners Union Day competitions (which take place every September). I knew that Coby had never been to Philipsburg before, and I was not going to miss out on an opportunity to show him the sights! We booked a room at the Broadway Hotel, and I’m so glad we did! I’m also very happy we booked early, as the whole town was pretty much sold out of rooms!

Quick Amenities List:

  • Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Entrance and parking out back (so you don’t have to worry if the main street is super busy)
  • Host has wonderful “British Elegance” (As Coby describes her!)
  • Breakfast spread
  • Pet friendly (**Check to make sure if the room you are booking is pet friendly!)
  • EXTRA amenities in some rooms (such as a sauna, whirlpool tub, etc)
  • Private bathrooms
  • Guest lounge
  • Coffee and tea in the kitchen
  • Walking distance to Philipsburg attractions (next door to the brewery!)
  • Books, movies, and board games in guest lounge
  • Air conditioning in some rooms
  • Facebook
  • Reviews

Full Review:

Since we only booked a few days in advance, we had the Las Palomas room (it was the only one left unoccupied). However, you can not go wrong with any of the rooms at this hotel! Each room has a theme, ranging from the Hard Rock Room (a dedication to Pburgs mining past) to the Andes Suite (a tribute to where the host lived and worked in the 1990s). Some rooms have extra special amenities, such as a sauna or a large whirlpool tub! Our room was the honeymoon room (don’t make it weird and tell Coby, like I said it was all they had left!), and it was QUITE a room! It had a large, super comfortable king size bed, dual shower heads in the bathroom, and a bathtub so large I swear I could swim laps in it! It also came with a bidet, which Coby and I had to ask my mother what the heck it was. We decided to not partake in that part of the room!

 

Besides the amazing rooms, there are also great common areas so you can chat with other guests! The guest lounge is great for sitting down with a book or eating breakfast, and there is a cute little outdoor space near the parking area! The lounge walls are covered in books, so if you forgot yours there is sure to be something there to interest you! There are also game boards and movies! Just off the lounge is the kitchen, where the host prepares breakfast in the mornings from 8 – 9 am. It’s quite a breakfast! There is a wide variety and it’s very filling. Coby stuck to cereal while I enjoyed fruit, muffins, and meat! Coby even said the coffee was “pretty good!”, which says a lot if you know what a coffee snob he is!

When we were ready to head out on our adventures of the day, Sue was very helpful! She gave us recommendations, pamphlets, personal experiences, and more! We can’t wait to go back and try out a different room to see what else this amazing hotel has to offer!

Looking for other things to do in Pburg? Check out our review of sapphire panning at Montana Gem, and our fun experience at the Sweet Palace!

Have you stayed here before? What are your favorite things to do here? Where should we go next? Let us know in the comments!

New Year, New You?

Hey everyone! I haven’t blogged to you guys since last year! (Yes, you can groan at the over-played joke). Happy 2017! Today I have for you the Top 5 ways to keep those new years resolutions.

Ok, you made it past the first paragraph and the first meme, so obviously you’re interested in those goals of yours. Good, I am too! Since the whole “New Year, New You” thing is going around (again), let’s discuss new years resolutions! I don’t really buy into the resolutions idea, but I do have a list of goals I’d like to accomplish this year. The new year doesn’t have to be a new you. For the record, I love the 2016 you! You can have goals, without completely going into the “New You” phase.

So you’re reading this because it’s the new year and you want to start your resolutions. Or you’re my mom and you feel obligated to read these posts (Hi Mom!). Whether your resolutions are to lose weight, get that dream job, or to just help out in your community more, here are some ways to stick to those goals of yours!

  1. Keep those resolutions simple and realistic. Please please please, do NOT make your goal “I want to walk on the moon!” I’m not saying don’t reach for the stars, but that takes more than a new years resolution to accomplish. Instead, make your goal “Save money to go to space camp”.
  2. Don’t make a huge list! It’s only 365 days. I know people who’s resolutions take up four pages and their arm, and they’re lucky to keep up with one of their goals. Instead, if your goals are all pretty much wanting to keep up with the times, just say “My resolution is to visit T&O once a week and see what’s new!”. (My goal is to post those for you once a week 😉 ) Having just 1 or 2 resolutions will help keep you on track with your goals.
  3. Take small bites out of your goals. For example, your goal is to “Organize Your House”. Take some bites out of that goal and say “In January I’d like to organize the kitchen, February organize the closet, March organize my tea stash (and buy more). Reaching these small goals will be rewarding, but you can also reward yourself when you reach these! For example, buy more 31 bags to organize the rest of your home!
  4. Write it out and display it. You’re more likely to keep those resolutions if you think about them, write them out, and display them somewhere you’ll see them nagging you every day. Want to lose 10 pounds this year? Post a picture on January 1st next to your mirror, and a motivational poster. Take a picture on the first of every month and see your results! Want to tell your significant other to put the toilet seat down every day? Make a reminder for them! I just love this one!

  1. Don’t get down on yourself if you don’t reach those goals. It happens! If your goal is to learn how to cook, but you keep lighting water on fire, maybe it’s not for you! Instead, either say “I did my best” or revise your goal. For example, instead of cooking maybe you could revise your goal to “Learn about food photography” which does a few things: you get to eat food, and really amp up your Instagram account!

My goals include: Sharing new recipes with you all, working more with Copper City Tea, and shaping up! What are your New Year Goals? Let me know in the comments below!