The cheerful Garden Room is an ode to rustic Victoriana. Features include queen carved bed, marble fireplace, sitting area, Cathedral view and walk in closet. Private bath located across hall. Robes provided in guest room.
Stunning architectural features abound in this beautiful Queen Ann circa 1800 mansion. There are stained glass windows and transoms, original tin ceiling, 5 original fireplaces, mantle pieces, etched glass, tiger oak cabinetry and fret work, carved hand painted crown molding, 6 ft. custom designed ceiling medallion in the dining room and birds-eye maple floors throughout. The restoration of this home along with authentic victorian antiques and vintage photos of Helena provide for a relaxing and interesting stay.
Guests have access to the entire main floor and grounds. A complimentary beverage cart is available for guests in the evening. The front porch and back veranda provides a great space to relax with a cold drink after a long day of traveling. The spacious parlor boasts a baby grand piano for those who like to play and is a favored gathering spot when the weather is inclement. The den is perfect for reading or catching up on a favorite sports team on a big screen. The library offers travelers a place to work or play cards and board games and the office is truly an ode to Helena's by-gone days, favored artists and sculptors, plus an amazing seal collection. There is a large spacious kitchen with storage for guests perishables and non. If there are other guests in who have booked a room with breakfast, the stove and ovens will be in use by the Barrister Staff between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. Airbnb guests will still have access to microwave, toaster, counter oven and sinks to fix their own breakfasts. Cutting boards, plates, bowls, utensils and napkins will be provided for you along with coffee, tea, cream and milk.
When you check in, you'll be given a tour of the mansion plus shown the location of brochures, menus and maps of Helena. We'd be happy to recommend things to do and places to eat during your stay and answer any questions you may have.
All guest rooms located on 2nd floor.
Check-in time is 4:00pm- 7:00pm. Please let us know if you plan to arrive earlier or later. Our off-street parking lot is located next to the alleyway on the side of the mansion.
The entire main floor is for guests' use, and you're encouraged to make yourself at home. Dogs are allowed. Smoking is not permitted indoors or on the front veranda. An ashtray is provided on the back veranda; we ask that you stay shy of the kitchen door when smoking.
To keep rates low for you, we do not offer breakfast to our Airbnb guests, but you are welcome to use our kitchen at any time. Staff will typically be using the stove and oven between 6:30 - 9:30am, but toaster, toaster oven, and microwave are available. There is also an extra refrigerator for guest use.
Quiet time on the 2nd floor is 9:30pm- 7:30am. Check-out is 11:00am.
I'm a 5th generation Montanan, having grown up 4 blocks from my present home and guest inn, The Barrister. I'm a graduate of the University of Montana and a retired criminal defense attorney. My most satisfying experience has been refurbishing and running a Bed & Breakfast that reflects the history of this gold mining town. I invite you to come enjoy this circa 1800 mansion and the Helena history that's kept here!