Montana December 28, 2017
This Unique Montana Restaurant Has An Incredible History
There’s not much to the town of Twin Bridges, Montana (population 395), and that’s just the way the locals like it. But what it lacks in amenities and attractions, it makes up for in charm. And it happens to be home to a restaurant in a building that dates back to 1879.
The Old Hotel is located at 101 East 5th Street (at Main Street) in Twin Bridges.
This was once the Twin Bridges Hotel, built in 1879. Montana didn't even become a state until 1889.
In 1996, the property was beautifully renovated. And while it was instantly popular serving its new purpose as a restaurant and bed and breakfast, it was the current owners who really brought it to life.
Bill and Paula made their first trip to Montana together in 2001, promptly falling in love with the Treasure State (naturally). They loved it so much, in fact, that they left Hawaii to live here. Paula began working at The Old Hotel right away, and eventually, she and Bill bought it.
The food served at The Old Hotel is exceptional.
Every sauce is made from scratch, and every ingredient is chosen carefully.
The menu, which changes weekly, is inspired by cuisine from around the world.
It's not every day you see plantain croquettes on a Montana menu.
The next time you're near Twin Bridges, check out the Old Hotel.
Their winter hours are limited -- they served dinner from Thursday-Saturday and brunch on Sunday -- so plan accordingly if you visit in the off season.
Add The Old Hotel to your
Montana restaurant bucket list — not only is the history fun to learn, the food is delicious.