Bozeman's Lehrkind Mansion Bed and Breakfast

719 N. Wallace Avenue , Bozeman, MT 59715 USA (Show map)

About

Private baths, plush queen beds, and free wireless internet bring modern appeal to this setting where otherwise you are stepping back in time. The elegant and relaxing atmosphere of this Queen-Anne Victorian Mansion, built for a brewmaster in 1897, is an experience above just staying in someone's extra bedroom and sharing their bath. You can hide away in the privacy of your own comfy room or hang out by the fireplace in one of the spacious parlors. Make your own music on the period piano or guitar or listen to tunes from a seven-foot tall antique music box. After a restful night's sleep under a down comforter, wake to the aromas of freshly brewed coffee and grab a fresh baked muffin (from scratch) at your leisure. Then you are only a block from the best bakery in Bozeman (The Wild Crumb) if you wish to check out their offerings and grab a delicious sandwich for your day's activity. You are refreshed and ready for a day of adventure under Montana's Big Sky! The location only seven blocks off Bozeman's Historic Main Street places you within easy walking distance to downtown gourmet restaurants, brewpubs, theaters, and historic shopping district. Skiing, both downhill and cross-country, are only a drive of 15 minutes away to Bridger Bowl Ski Area and Bohart Ranch.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A wonderful, fair priced and beautiful retreat in the heart of Bozeman and at the edge of the Bridger Range

5 on January 23, 2013

Chris was a delightful host and was sure that everything we needed was taken care of. He put us up in the Muir Room, which was full of character, beautiful furnishings and decorations. Each morning we would be treated to a delicious breakfast, hot cup of coffee and friendly chat. I would HIGHLY recommend Bozeman's Lehrkind Mansion Bed and Breakfast and will surely stay there next time we have the pleasure of visiting Bozeman. Also, Chris is a knowledgeable birder- so for all of you naturalists out there, I'm sure you'll be glad to have a well informed guide at your fingertips.


Pre-Christmas Getaway

5 on December 28, 2012

My husband and I took a couple days before Christmas to sneak away and get some alone time prior to the family arrival. This was our first stay at the mansion. The mansion was beautiful with its Christmas decor. Upon arrival, Chris showed us around the mansion and shared stories of the mansion, the area, and the decor. The music box in the living room is truly amazing - a one of a kind item for a one of a kind place. We cross country skied, shopped downtown Bozeman, and enjoyed our surroundings at the mansion. The breakfasts were simply amazing. We met new friends at the breakfast table. And enjoyed our time in the delightful room. Truly a fantastic experience. It's already on our "do again" list. A must visit - to add to your Bozeman experience!


Best place to stay in Bozeman

5 on November 09, 2012

We very much enjoyed our stay with Chris at the Lehrkind Mansion. He served delicious and nutritious breakfasts and has a house full of beautiful antiques. We especially like the huge music box in the living room. The bedroom and bed were most comfortable.


Wonderful!

5 on October 22, 2012

This is a wonderful B&B with amazing antiques. The breakfast is incredible. We enjoyed the group at the table in the morning. Well worth the few extra dollars. They aim to please.


Wonderful time at the Lehrkind

4.8 on September 21, 2012

My wife and I spent two nights at the Lehrkind and had a wonderful time. It is everything you would want from a B&B and then some. The mansion is beautiful. We had a great room. The large bath included a clawfoot tub. They really made us feel at home. The highlight of the stay was the magnificent breakfasts. We have stayed at other B&Bs over the years, and not one could top the breakfast at the Lehrkind. We will definitely stay there the next time we are in the area.


A find

4.2 on September 20, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at this labor of love. You could see that the owners took great care to recreate the Victorian feeling of the house. Our room was quiet, clean & comfortable. The owner took time to give us a brief historical overview of the home and area. Additionallly we received excellent referals to local restaurants, brew pubs and sights.


Beautiful, hospital B & B

5 on September 12, 2012

Beautiful B & B, delicious breakfasts, extremely helpful innkeepers, walking distance to center of Bozeman, and close to hiking trails.


Outstanding

5 on July 12, 2012

A great experience all the way around. A great spot in a great city.


A Memorable Experience

5 on July 10, 2012

We had a delightful time in this charming mansion. It is filled with lovely antiques. It is surrounded by trees with many species of birds. The food is excellent. It is located within walking distance of downtown with all its shops and restaurants. And the owner is most gracious.


Nice place to stay

4.0 on July 09, 2012

Made a last minute reservation here for the 4th of July. Chris was very kind and accommodating to my check in times and questions about holiday events in the area. Loved that it was in walking distance of the fairgrounds for the fireworks (great display, too!). The bed was comfy (not too squishy, which I hate!) and the room was very pretty. The carpets have a kind of musty smell but granted, the house is over a 100 years old. the bathroom really really needs a makeover, with sad linoleum and broken glass on the dated shower door, and a toilet that needs to be jiggled so the water stops running. But breakfast was very tasty and I loved that the portions were human-sized not oversized. Asparagus and mushroom omelet - yum!


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Rooms & Rates

Buckeye Room

Bright and Sunny 2nd floor room with vaulted ceiling in our Garden House.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $169

Aspen Room

Cozy 1st floor room in our Garden House. This room has large north facing windows. It's bath has a walk-in-shower rather than tub/shower combo so it is a good selection for those with mobility constraints. The footboard on this antique bed is low, so it is also a great selection for taller persons.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $169

Juniper Room

1st Floor Room with shorter length claw foot tub and curtain shower surround. This room has both the original plate glass picture window with rare cranberry cut glass window transom facing east and large south facing windows. The bedroom set is originally from New Orleans.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $179

Grotto Room

This lower level room of our Garden House has its own private sunken stone walled garden (thus the name Grotto) accessed via sliding glass doors and a private bath with antique claw foot tub and shower surround. It has windows three sides and is a very bright and sunny room.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Elm Suite

1st floor suite in our Garden House. This room has a second private entrance into it's sitting room and a small porch overlooking the flower gardens of the grotto room below. Huge arched windows of the sitting room are south and west facing. The bedroom itself is also very light with windows to the west, north, and south through the sitting room curtained doorway. It is a suite of two rooms, the bedroom with one queen bed and a smaller sitting room. It is possible to add a twin bed into the sitting room for an additional fee which would permit sleeping of up to three persons.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Leopold Room

2nd floor room in the Main House/Mansion with attached private bath. This room has a window to the north with views of the Bridger Mountain Range and windows into the rear yard facing the huge Spruce tree with a bird feeding station beneath.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $169

Muir Room

2nd floor room in the Main House/Mansion. This sunny south facing room has a colorful stained glass widow letting in brilliant light rays. The desk makes it easy to work on your next novel or tackle the work you wish you had left home. This room, which belonged to the first lady of the house, utilizes the one original bath to this 1897 home. The bath is private to this room only but is not en suite. It has the largest tub (special order by Mr. Lehrkind) on the property. We provide robes for this room since its occupants do take one step across the corner of the hall between doors. The bedroom can accommodate an additional twin bed (additional fee) if needed. And there is a smaller room down the hall with a full size bed that could be added to this room if you are in need of additional beds. Call for details.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $179

Audubon Suite

This original owner's suite of two rooms, the bedroom and sitting room plus added en suite private bath comprise almost the entire front of the the second floor of the Main House/Mansion. Both rooms have large sunny east and north east facing windows providing great views of the Bridger Mountain Range and the Story Foothills. This room has the best views of any of our accommodations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $209 - $249

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Location

Location Type

Valley, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Bozeman, MT (BZN-Gallatin Field) 8 miles

Directions to property:


From the east on I-90, take the first Bozeman Exit (Main Street Exit). You will go up and over a small hill. At the bottom of the hill is a Town Punp Gas Station. Go one more block and you will see Montana Ale Works at the corner of Main Street and N. Wallace Avenue. Take a right onto North Wallace Avenue. You will pass through an area of smaller homes, a few commercial buildings and The Lehrkind is seven blocks on the left at the corner of N. Wallace and Aspen Street(719 N. Wallace Ave.). Park diagonally along the fence on the left side of Aspen Street. Welcome!
From the West on I-90, take the second Bozeman Exit onto N. 7th Avenue. Go apx. 1/2 mile and take a left onto Main Street at the terminus of North 7th. Go apx. 12 or so blocks along Main Street. Look for Montana Ale Works on the corner of Main and Wallace. Take a left onto North Wallace Ave. You will pass through an area of smaller homes, a few commercial buildings and The Lehrkind is on the left at the corner of N. Wallace and Aspen Street (719 N. Wallace Ave.). Park diagonally along the fence on the left side of Aspen Street. Welcome!
From the South on Hwy. 191 (from West Yellowstone and Big Sky), take a right at Four Corners to continue following Hwy 191 into Bozeman. Hwy. 191 becomes Main Street through Bozeman. Go through the old part of downtown and look for Montana Ale Works on the corner of Main and Wallace. Take a left onto North Wallace Avenue. You will pass through an area of smaller homes, a few commercial buildings and The Lehrkind is seven blocks on the left at the corner of N. Wallace and Aspen Street (719 N. Wallace Ave.). Park diagonally along the fence on the left side of Aspen Street. Welcome!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Museum of the Rockies, National Computer Museum, Pioneer Museum, Yellowstone National Park, Performing Theater, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wired internet , Large Deck, Spacious Gardens, Free Wireless Internet, Free Parking

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-6PM & after 9
  • Check Out:: 11:OO AM
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking allowed outside only with butts properly disposed.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children welcome; Must be accompanied by adult.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited May arrange for childcare if needed.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets rarely allowed, but willing to discuss individual situation.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stay may be required during holidays, weekends, and special events.
  • Cancellations: A credit card is required to secure all reservations. Cancelled or shortened reservations are subject to $25 fee or 15% of deposit, which ever is greater. For cancelled or shortened reservations within 15 days of arrival date, the balance is due in full unless the room can be rebooked. The Lehrkind has a limited number of rooms. We do not practice overbooking as is common with large hotels.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Christopher & Jon

Languages spoken

English, German

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Meals

Breakfast

Fresh Baked Muffins from scratch.

  • Time Served: At your preference.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten Free Muffins for breakfast upon request.


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