The Gallagher’s Irish Rose Bed and Breakfast is run by husband and wife, Gordon and Leah Gallagher. The Irish Rose is located in darling Red Lodge, Montana—in the heart of town and at the entrance to one of the most scenic byways in the country…the Beartooth Highway. It’s also conveniently located just an hour from Billings, where you can fly into if you’re not driving.
The Irish Rose (build circa 1910) is a traditional style home with a Victorian flair. The B&B is located within walking distance from wonderful restaurants, shops, hiking, fishing and so much more.
The Irish Rose’s great location is also its downfall in a slight way…the traffic noise can be a bit loud at times; however things do seem to die down by 10:30 or so. If you are sensitive to noise, do what I do and travel with ear plugs.
Road noise aside, the Irish Rose is a quaint place with three eclectically designed rooms. Much of the artwork in the home was painted by Leah. Just after you check-in you’re treated to a welcome snack with a couple of wine choices in which you can enjoy on the porch as you observe passersby.
Breakfast at the Irish Rose is also a treat…I won’t soon forget the sour cream blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup…oh they were so delicious. Guests are also welcome to a supply of sodas, bottled water, hot cocoa and tea throughout their stay.
There is so much to do in and around Red Lodge that you’ll want to stay at least a few days. Each season brings a different round of things to see, and activities to enjoy. For more information on Red Lodge and the Beartooth Highway, click here for my overview of the area.