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Just An Experience

1570 State Route 287 , Virginia City, MT 59755 USA (Show map)
60 Reviews
$90 - $140
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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.

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

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

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

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 , 1 Double , 2 Twin

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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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

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Location Type

Nevada City, Montana, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Bozeman, MT (BZN-Gallatin Field) 68 miles

Directions to property:

From Bozeman/Yellowstone Airport go to Belgrade and travel toward Yellowstone on Highway 191 South. Turn right on Highway 84 (toward Norris, Ennis). At Norris, Turn left on Highway 287 to Ennis. At Junction 287 in Ennis, turn Right toward Virginia City. Travel through Virginia City and one mile further on 287 is Nevada City. We are on the Right hand side of the highway - look for our sign!

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

Spa, Cottage, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Dinners, Mountain Tours, Gold panning, Close to ATV, Snowmobile & hiking trails, Large yard, games, Historic sites and living history near-by, Group Events welcome

Room amenities

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

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:: Noon
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Families are very welcome!
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No outdoors

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee due at time of booking or deposit of one nights lodging due 10 days after booking.
  • Cancellations: 48 hour notice of cancellation required for full refund.



John & Carma

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat

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 craftmanship both as a carpenter and dinner chef are delightful! His big barbecue sears Ribeye steaks to perfection - but he's known for his special recipes - New Family secrets!

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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!


Details Diamond Collection

1570 State Route 287 , Virginia City, MT 59755 USA (Show map)

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