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The Andrus Hotel: A Purrfect Base for Exploring Dillon, Montana

A cat as a guest at The Andrus Hotel
Picture Courtesy of Kara Paul - Anakin relaxing at The Andrus Hotel

Dillon, Montana is a hidden gem of a town nestled in the heart of the Beaverhead Valley. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking for a quiet escape, Dillon has something for everyone. And if you're looking for a comfortable and stylish place to stay while you explore all that Dillon has to offer, look no further than The Andrus Hotel.

Recently, travel blogger and influencer Kara Paul featured The Andrus Hotel in

Kara Paul at The Andrus Hotel
Kara Paul at The Andrus Hotel

three blog posts on her site Roaming Near and Far. We were delighted to have her, her husband and her fur-kids Anakin and Kenobi. In her first post, The Purrfect Andrus Hotel: The #1 Beautiful Boutique Hotel in Dillon, Montana, she raved about the hotel's unique history and charming decor. As a refresher for those that don’t quite know us yet, our grand lady was built in 1917 and has been a landmark in Dillon for over a century. Our building has been beautifully restored to its former glory, with original details like the elegant wooden staircase and the ornate tin ceiling preserved for guests to enjoy. The rooms are cozy and well-appointed, with luxurious bedding, plush towels, and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet.

But The Andrus Hotel isn't just a beautiful place to stay - it's also the perfect

base for exploring Dillon and the surrounding area. In her second post, 11 Things to Do in Dillon, Montana, for a Fun Vacation or Staycation, Kara shared a list of 11 must-see attractions and activities in Dillon, ranging from hiking to museums and art galleries. And with The Andrus Hotel as your home base, you'll be just steps away from some of Dillon's top spots.

Here are just a few highlights from Kara Paul's posts:

  • Visit the Beaverhead County Museum: This small but charming museum is located just a few blocks from The Andrus Hotel. It's filled with fascinating artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Dillon's history, from the Native American tribes who first inhabited the area to the pioneers and ranchers who settled here in the 19th century.

  • Explore Bannack State Park: Just a short drive from Dillon, Bannack State Park is a beautifully preserved ghost town that's frozen in time. Wander through the dusty streets and peek into the old buildings to get a sense of what life was like in this once-thriving gold-mining town.

  • Explore Clark’s Lookout or Beaverhead Rock State Park: Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails to explore the beautiful mountains and wilderness. Both State Parks are in close proximity to The Andrus Hotel.

  • Grab a Brew: Beaverhead Brewing Company is a short walk from The Andrus Hotel and has a great selection of craft brews on normal rotation, a rotation of select seasonals, live music on certain nights, and a great atmosphere.

  • Relax at The Andrus Hotel: After a day of exploring Dillon and the surrounding area, there's no better place to unwind than The Andrus Hotel. Curl up with a good book in one of the hotel's cozy armchairs, sip a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace or take advantage of a complimentary archery lesson from Badger Archery .

And, if you are still looking for adventure and things to do in Dillon, Montana, Kara offers up in her third blog post, Epic Coolidge Ghost Town Road Trip & 20+ Pictures To Make You Pack Your Bags Now, some epic suggestions for a pack a lunch, roll the windows down and crank up the music day trip that includes Coolidge Ghost Town, Bannack State Park, and the Pioneer Mountains. You REALLY need to check out her pictures – simply breathtaking and they so perfectly capture the essence and beauty of Southwest Montana.

Overall, Kara Paul's blog posts paint a vivid picture of all that Dillon and The Andrus Hotel have to offer. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend getaway or a family vacation, The Andrus Hotel is the perfect place to stay while you explore all that this beautiful corner of Montana has to offer. So book your stay today, and get ready to fall in love with Dillon!

If you are looking for more off-the-beaten-path places to visit, things to do in Montana, and places to eat and drink we HIGHLY recommend you follow Kara’s blog and her social media accounts. She is true to her goal of sharing the beauty of Montana and beyond!

About The Andrus Hotel:

The Andrus Hotel, a designated historic hotel by Historic Hotels of America, is located in Dillon MT which also has a prestigious honor - one of "America's Prettiest Towns" by Forbes Magazine. Inside, you'll discover everything you'd expect from a luxury boutique hotel - thoughtful amenities and extraordinary five-star service - and some things you might not expect, like a royal welcome for our four-legged friends, a rooftop terrace, and each staff's individual attention.

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