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Voss Inn

Your host(s): Bruce and Frankee Muller

www.bozeman-vossinn.com

406-587-0982

319 South Willson
Bozeman, Montana 59715

Guest Rooms: 6

Rates: $119 - $159

 

Voss Inn

Our Bozeman Bed and Breakfast, The Voss Inn, in Bozeman, Montana is truly a Victorian "home away from home" for people who enjoy fine lodging as well as personal service and hospitality.

A lovingly restored 120 year old Victorian bed and breakfast mansion, The Voss Inn Bed and Breakfast offers six elegant guest rooms, with private baths.  Each guest room remains true to the old-fashioned Victorian charm of the bed and breakfast Inn.  Large comfortable beds, full bath facilities, plush terry bathrobes and plenty of space to make you feel at ease and pampered.
In the heart of Bozeman, MT
Montana's Bon Ton Historical District.

The Victorian bed and breakfast Inn is in the heart of Bozeman's Bon Ton historical district, just three blocks from downtown; walking distance from the best restaurants, shops and galleries. Montana State University is also within walking distance.  The Museum of the Rockies is one mile.  Located nearby are Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman Hot Springs and Bridger Bowl Ski Area to enjoy your vacation in Montana.

The Voss Inn was originally constructed as a family residence for Matt W. Alderson and his bride, Martha Elizabeth, in 1883 for $5,000. The architect also drew plans for the famous Broadwater Hotel in Helena.

Matt Alderson was a very prominent journalist and mining engineer. In his obituary in 1924 he was described as follows:

"Because of his continued activities, Mr. Alderson was one of the best known men in the state.He was the type of man who built his monuments in the form of industries and in every section of the state his death will be lamented."

Matt was manager and/or editor of several publications, including the Butte Miner and the Northwest Stockman and Farmer. He published a pamphlet entitled Bozeman-A Guide to Its Places of Recreation and a Synopsis of Its Superior Natural Advantages, Industries, and Opportunities. In it he described southwestern Montana as "the mountain region (which) offers a greater variety of advantages and fosters more industries than other localities.

Matt and Martha Elizabeth lived only two short years in this house. Martha died in 1885, four days after losing her second baby girl. In despair, Matt moved out forever. The Alderson parlor is so named in honor of Matt and Martha Alderson.

Col. Oliver P. Chisholm, a veteran of the Civil War, purchased the house in 1890. Based on the Sanborne maps, the Chisholms made major additions to the house, including a ballroom, billiard room and servant's quarters, at least doubling its size. They also added an iron roof railing (widows walk), which was the first of its kind in Bozeman. It can be seen in the 1919 photographs hanging in the northwest corner of the parlor.

The Voss Inn has "endured" several owners and uses since the Chisholms sold it in 1911. It has been a fraternity house and an apartment building. In 1983 the building was purchased by Ken and Ruthmary Tonn with the intent of converting it to a bed and breakfast inn. After much opposition within the community and an unpleasant legal battle, the Tonns won the approval of the City Commission, obtained a grant from the Historical Society to help with the restoration, and opened the doors of Montana's second bed and breakfast inn - Bozeman's - on March 8, 1984.

The Tonns lovingly restored the building and nurtured the Inn through its first five years. Through much hard work and perseverance they established for the Inn a solid reputation within the community as well as within the bed and breakfast industry. In May 1989, Ken and Ruthmary sold the Inn to Bruce and Frankee Muller. It has been their pleasure to continue the tradition of hospitality and to build on the reputation for excellence established by their predecessors. They have completely redecorated the Alderson Parlor and the Armstrong Room and have replaced many of the less desirable antiques with beautiful ones. Frankee has added an award winning Victorian perennial garden which Matt and Martha surely would have done if they had been able to live and raise their family in this house as the Mullers do. Bruce and Frankee are proud to share the beauty of the Voss Inn with wonderful people from all over the world.

Local entertainments include gift shops, antiques, galleries, internet cafes and restaurants.

The Inn is only: 8 blocks from Montana State University, 1 mile from the Museum of the Rockies, 15 minutes from excellent Fly Fishing on the Gallatin River, 15 miles from Bridger Bowl Ski Resort, 8 miles from Bozeman Hot Springs, 40 miles from Big Sky Ski Resort, 45 miles from Three Forks & the Headwaters of the Missouri River, 1 hour from Ennis & Virginia City, 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
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At The Voss Inn Bed and Breakfast you can relax in cozy surroundings and enjoy a style of gracious living reminiscent of an earlier time.

Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Art Galleries
  • Galleries
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Theater
  • Unique Shopping
  • Winter Sports

Food Service

  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Full Gourmet breakfast

Geographic Setting

  • Rural

Inn Amenities

  • Gardens or outdoor guest areas
  • Private Bath

Inn Policies

  • Children Welcome/Inquire
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Pet free facility
  • Smoking Outside

Room Amenities

  • Telephone

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Romantic Escape
  • Vacation Getaway