About this listing
This is an up-stairs room facing south with a queen size bed. Other areas of the house are available for visiting and in the summer the gardens are very pleasant with many different sitting areas, a swinging bench by a pond & a play area in the back.
Charming, upstairs sunny bedroom of a grand Victorian home, centrally located in Missoula. Five minutes walking to downtown, groceries, coffee shop/bakeries, city parks, shopping, and various entertainment venues. Seven restaurants within two blocks of the house. We have hosted travelers from all around the globe in our highly cultural home, filled with amazing artifacts and books. Magical gardens outside with a secret koi pond and plenty of places to rest and enjoy nature. Amenities include Wi-Fi, shared bathroom with jacuzzi, laundry facility, outdoor hot tub, & we will gladly assist you in our kitchen. Miles of river-front trail are a two minute walk from the house. This is the home of a chef, an artist/homemaker, and two very friendly, small dachshunds. Kids are welcome, as our children & grandchildren live in the cottage on the same property, with various yard toys and play sets.
Our home is the ideal place to stay when you are in Missoula any season visiting family, for business, on vacation, for outdoor water sports like world-class fly fishing, kayaking & rafting, University football games, festivals, weddings, or for any reason you find yourself in our home town of Missoula.
Guests may use the downstairs public rooms and yard. The kitchen can be used with a few guidelines from chef Ray.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy fellowshipping with folks and have entertained and hosted people from all over the world, which is noticeable from the many artifacts around the home.
We live two blocks from Missoula's 'Hip Strip" area in town which has several unique businesses. And just across the river is downtown Missoula, with the University of Montana another eight blocks to the east. Our sons and daughter in law own one of the more popular restaurants called 'The Silk Road' which is two blocks away. Two of the best bakeries in town are located a block away, as well as restaurants, a brewery, car mechanics, super market and churches all with in two or three blocks; plus a marvelous river trail system with three pedestrian bridges that make great trails for walking etc.
We live a couple of blocks from several different bus lines. We have two taxi cab services. The airport is a ten minute drive from our home.
Other Things to Note
No pets please.
No smoking in the house.
Our experience with Susie and Ray was exceptional. We were greeting with a hug from Susie and immediately I knew we had chosen the right place. We were in town to see our son who attends U of M and to see the GRIZ football game. The room was exactly as described, the accommodations were perfect for us. Our first night there, we visited the restaurant that is owned by their sons down on Higgins called The Silk Road, once again, everything was exceptional!!! We treated our son to an amazing variety of food they prepare. This house is conveniently located a couple blocks from the Hip Strip (Higgins), a block from our favorite bakery, Berniece's and many other food options. We didn't have a car and walked into town each day and actually walked to and from the college for the game. Susie and Ray are gracious hosts and we will definitely be back soon to visit them.
Staying at Susie's is a must if you are coming through Missoula. The house is an eclectic dream full of plants, books, and antiques, and is located two or three blocks from Missoula's Hip Strip, a concentration of restaurants, a brewery, an ice cream store, and an amazing French bakery/cafe. Susie and her husband Ray were so warm an accommodating throughout my stay, and were great to chat with. I will definitely be staying here again if I find myself in Missoula again.
Susie's home was warm, comfortable, and inviting. We would stay with her again!
We loved staying here! Susie and Ray are very hospitable, the bed was super comfy and re house was amazing! We loved being able to walk downtown also. I will definitely stay here again if I come back to Missoula!
Awesome location across the river from downtown. Heck, there are a lot of places to eat within a few blocks, including a fun brew pub. Nice hosts, comfortable bed and room right up the stairs. Note that the bathroom is shared with another set of guests. Fortunately we left early, so there was no scrambling to use the bathroom in the morning!
We received a warm welcome by Susie and Ray and an equally warm send off replete with fresh, warm huckleberry muffins for our road trip to bike the Route of the Hiawatha. The incredible storm that blew through Missoula and the subsequent loss of electrical power that evening certainly made our Missoula stay memorable, but it was the warmth of Susie and Ray and their comfortable home that is equally memorable. and candlelight added to the ambiance.
Airbnb with Susie was like visiting family. She and her family are warm and welcoming people. The house is old and full of memories. The garden is a nice place to enjoy your summer night, especially when you are invited for a good beer and a nice conversation.
The room was spacious, bed was OK. The house has the possibility to rent three rooms. When the three rooms are fully occupied, one bathroom may be a problem sometimes.
We definitely recommand staying with Susie if you're visiting Missoula.
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About the Host, Susie
Susie & husband, Ray, as newlyweds, moved to Missoula, Montana in 1968
from Groton, Massachusetts and Cape Cod where Ray was a chef at Ciro and
Sals Restaurant in “P-Town.” Susie is a professional artist, teacher, and care-
giver to people with disabilities. Throughout their lives together Susie &
Ray have hosted countless people from around the world in their home for
dinners and lodging.
They are co-directors of Community Church Ministries, providing worship
services and spiritual nurture to people in retirement centers, adults with
developmental disabilities and head-injured adults.
Susie holds degrees in art and education, and continues to teach all ages of
children. She is director of StoryKeepers, a Missoula non-profit organization
which encourages people to express their personal life stories. She also is the
director of the Art Associates of Missoula, promoting the arts in the Missoula
community. Their sons own the Silk Road Restaurant, two blocks from their
home, a tapas-style eatery serving world class, global cuisine. If it’s dinner-
time don’t miss the opportunity.
Susie enjoys creating in many different art mediums as well as earth and
plants, as can be seen in her native plant gardens. She has published two
books, “An Enthusiasm of Waxwings” a book of prose and poetry and
“Echoes,” a hand-crafted, numbered, limited edition book of original
The Missoula Cultural Council presented Susie & Ray, in 2008, the Cultural
Achievement Award for supporting the arts and enhancing the quality of life