Historic Montanta Hotel – Fort Benton, MT
September 4, 2019
Fort Benton, MT Offered for sale at $1,950,000
In the Upper Missouri Breaks region of Montana we are pleased to offer a fantastic historic Montana hotel for sale.
The brick hotel, built in 1882 at this important Missouri River landing, boasts 26 completely modern guest rooms with full baths on 3 floors. As an historic Montana hotel for sale, this property can truly boast that it sits on what is known as the “bloodiest corner in the West!” In the late 1800’s, cowboys routinely had drunken quarrels that were settled with a shootout in front of the hotel. In fact, the street-view rooms were the premium rooms, as those guests could have a good view of the action. A large balcony was a gathering place to watch the shootouts!
Today, rooms fronting on the river or facing the park are the preferred rooms for their bucolic views, though the street in front of this historic Montana hotel for sale is quiet and dotted with eateries, galleries, shops, and popular taverns. The small park with informative historical markers adjoins the public parking lot beside the property. The town and area are well known because of their Lewis and Clark connection and known as the Birthplace of Montana™ with a rich agricultural past. The town has the Heritage Complex with multiple museums and interpretive centers, offering visitors a rich and rewarding experience.
Upon arriving at the old hotel, guests enter a classic 1880’s lobby with large front desk. Over the desk is a secret hideaway where a guard could protect valuables before leaving and when arriving at the hotel from the river boats. What used to be the saloon adjoining the lobby is a magnificent large room suitable today for meetings and private dinners (maybe restoring the saloon?). The historic Montana hotel for sale has an upscale restaurant serving fine cuisine and beverages, so even the most sophisticated travelers (often high end hunters and fishermen) can be pleased. There is a wonderful outdoor patio on the river which serves as an extension of the dining room in season.
Of note, the hotel has been completely and accurately restored with new roof and systems plus a first class paint job, so important for an historic brick building of this nature.
- 26 Guest Rooms
- 26 Guest Room Baths
- Has Owner’s Quarters
- Built in 1882
- Last Renovated in 1999
- Photo Gallery
- Offered for sale at $1,950,000