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Just An Experience

1570 MT Highway 287 , Nevada City, MT 59755 USA (Show map)

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JUST AN EXPERIENCE-A Montana experience of distinction! The finest lodging in Nevada City and one mile from Virginia City. Get away from the crowds for a quiet night's sleep - Summer or Winter! In summer, an easy walk to museums, gold panning, and Living History. Stay with us for the local activities - or just a good book/movie - time to relax, renew, enjoy the hot tub and get away from everyday stress! Families will find room to play games, relax and socialize. Let us host your next reunion - we offer outdoor seating, canopies with walls and plenty of parking. Also, dinners are a specialty - ask about our select menu's and enjoy an unhurried, relaxing dinner. (additional fee for this service) Added amenities are a hot tub, mountain scenery, seasonal activities (from live theater entertainment, museums, ATV trails/roads) AND personable hosts. THIS is MONTANA - join us for a special stay.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Always Great!

5 on December 20, 2014

We have been going there every summer for the past 4-5 years. We have such a great time. The log cabins are perfect, as well as the rooms in the big house. John and Carma are fabulous hosts grat cooks, and just plain wonderful.

Nice get a way.

5 on September 19, 2013

Carmen is an excellent hostess.we plan on coming again great place to stay.

Great Place!

4.4 on August 16, 2013

Cute, clean, affordable and friendly hosts! We would recommend it highly in a heartbeat.

A special Place

5 on August 15, 2013

We spent a lovely week-end at Just An Experience, John and Carma are very hospital and make everyone feel like family. The breakfasts were fun, beautifully prepared and delicious. We would highly recommend it as a place to stay when traveling to the area. Doug and Jane

A great base to explore the Virginia City/ Nevada City area!

5 on August 11, 2013

My family (2 adults and 2 children) stayed here over a weekend in August, and it was just perfect. We took one of the cabins with a loft, which gave the kids a space apart from us, and away from other guests when they got too unruly! ;) It was a good size, and have all the amenities we needed. John and Carma were the perfect hosts, and the breakfasts were great. It was nice to chat with the other guests, which was encouraged as we all sat on the back porch and enjoyed each other's company. If we get the chance to be in the area again, we will definitely stay here again! Thanks John and Carma!

"A Great Experience"

5 on July 07, 2013

My husband and I stayed 2 nights. We really enjoyed the cabin and the relaxing atmosphere of the entire place. John and Carma were outstanding hosts. By the 2nd day we felt like we were part of the family. The food was fabulous and the company of all the guests was wonderful. We will be going back for sure. It was a great experience. Thanks John and Carma! Sincerely, Gary and Carol

Amazing, Unique, Memorable

5 on June 16, 2013

The owners of this B&B are spectacular hosts. The cabins are remodeled, historic cabins. Highly recommended.

"Just an Experience" to say the least.

5 on June 14, 2013

My wife and I, and her family, visited this charming Bed and Breakfast last week. We rented both cabins and also a room with a private bath in the Inn. To say the least, we had a great time. The hosts were very personable and knowledgeable. The rooms were spotless and I was sorry we only had one night to spend there. We only ate breakfast even though they do offer dinner if you want it. After eating dinner in Virginia city, I recommend having dinner at the Bed & Breakfast. Their food was great. The orange juice was fresh squeezed by John and delicious. I would recommend this bed and breakfast if you are travelling to Virginia City.


5 on January 24, 2013

we have been staying with john and carma for about 13 or 14 years now it is a great experience.we never tire of going there as relaxing in the cabin or outside in the open is just awsome we could not ask for better hosts then john and carma

Loved it!

5 on January 05, 2013

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Just An Experience and loved it! Carma and John are both treasures and their hospitality is unmatched. We relaxed & read in the comfy cabin, enjoyed 3 delicious meals which were graciously served and beautifully presented, explored Virginia City & Nevada City (both tranquil this time of year), took a nighttime soak in the hot tub, and did a lot of visiting with the hosts. Great fun. We plan to go back as soon as we can and bring others with us.

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Rooms & Rates

Room with Private Bath

Eclectic collection of antiques, including a cast-iron bed brought to the area in 1870. Quiet, comfortable and perfect for that distinctive visit to Montana! Queen size bed, full shower bathroom. On the Main Floor of the Lodge, only three steps onto the floor level from the yard. Within 20 feet of the dining room and shared common area. Great room for socialites and early coffee drinkers!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Room with Shared bath

Located on the Main floor of the Lodge, each room offers comfort with western Victorian decor, polished wood dressers and antique items. Plenty of closet space and easy access to outdoor activities, spa and a quiet common area for books, television and coffee. One queen size bed in each room. Bathroom has a natural stone faced shower/bathtub, toilet and large sink. Twenty feet to the dining area - great for early social time and coffee!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $85 - $95

Cabin #1

Often called the "Honeymoon Cabin", its size is perfect for small families or couples. Enjoy the kitchen with stove, dishes, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. A private bedroom with queen size bed and sleeping loft with two twin beds. It also has a futon/couch in the living room. Color television with DVD for movie watching! A short walk to the outdoor hot tub. Back door opens to a smaller yard with BBQ grill. The cabin also offers a front porch to relax and enjoy the mountain air! Nestled in the trees, it is quiet but a short walk to local activities and attractions.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $140

Nightly Rate: $120 - $140

Cabin #2

Our largest cabin, its honey-colored logs and pine paneling inside add to the rustic weathered outside. Relax on the front porch and enjoy the fresh air, wildlife and gardens. A private bedroom with queen size bed, full kitchen with all pots, pans, dishes, microwave, refrigerator and stove plus living room with color television and DVD on the Main Floor. The open loft offers two twin beds and a double bed - kids call it a "tree house" because of the log stairway! The living room also has a futon bed/couch. Full bathroom with shower. Out the back door is a smaller yard with BBQ grill.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $140

Nightly Rate: $120 - $140

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Location Type

Nevada City, Montana Coordinates
 45°18'23" N
 111°57'59"W, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Bozeman, MT (BZN-Gallatin Field) 68 miles

Directions to property:

From Butte: I-90 East take Whitehall exit south, Hwy 41 to Twin Bridges then continue on Hwy 287 W to Virginia City. Towns you will pass through are Sheridan, Laurin, and Alder. Eight miles further past Alder is Nevada City. We're located on the East side of Nevada City, past all the old buildings - if you reach Virginia City you have passed us!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic Gold Mining area with museums, World class fishing (Madison & Ruby Rivers), 1.5 hours to Yellowstone National Park, Scenic route to Glacier National Park, Wildlife viewing out the back door, Rock hounding, Bird Watching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Homestay, Spa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Secretarial services, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Close to ATV, Snowmobile & hiking trails, Large yard, games, Historic sites and living history near-by, Group Events welcome, Plenty of off-street parking! RV sites also available Musicians welcome - bring your guitar, harmonica - whatever you play and enjoy!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Snowmobiling, Fishing, Gold panning, photography, x-country skiing, Special events throughout the year!, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 1 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Families are very welcome!
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Please contact us in advance for babysitter arrangements.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No outdoors
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee due at time of booking or deposit of one nights lodging due 10 days after booking.
  • Cancellations: 24 hour notice of cancellation required for full refund. Call or email if something comes up and you won't be able to stay!



John & Carma

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About the innkeepers

Personable, outdoors people! Native Montanan's with a love of area history - and desire to show off the uniqueness of Southwest Montana! John's craftsmanship as a carpenter truly shine in the Main Lodge and cabins.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Outdoors on back deck or yard, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Banquet, Barbeque's

Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast
Delicious French Bread, stuffed with a cream cheese/banana filling; dipped in egg batter then grilled to golden brown. Topped with fruit compote and served with warm maple syrup, pepper bacon and fresh brewed coffee. Fruit medley begins the meal and seconds offered!



Special Package

Virginia City Chataqua

The annual Elling House Arts & Entertainment Chataqua series is the 3rd weekend of January, February, March and April - come spend the night enjoying music, poetry and talented writers performances - then spend the night and soak in the Hot Tub! Intellectually stimulating - with great food, a comfortable cabin and warm hospitality added for a much needed respite! Chataqua's begin at 6:30 pm with a pot luck dinner!

Literary Weekend

GET OUT OF TOWN!!! Leave the hustle and bustle - come relax in the quiet! A warm, cozy cabin, Hot Tub under the Stars, delicious breakfast - and time to unwind with a DVD, book, bird watching & wildlife viewing - or just cuddling! $125 per couple - includes all taxes!

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1570 MT Highway 287 , Nevada City, MT 59755 USA (Show map)

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