The Hickory House Inn B&B Review
The Hickory House Inn bed and breakfast is a place rich in history…it’s located in the historical district of Anaconda, MT and was formally the parish house of St. Paul’s Church. The former Rectory has 4200 square feet that includes five guest quarters and some wonderfully spacious and comfortable common areas. The Hickory House was built in 1902 and had been a Rectory for most its life, until a female naval officer purchased the property and lived there by herself for some thirty years.
Most recently the home was purchased by Mary Jane and her husband George who restored the home to its natural state and converted the property into the B&B as we know it today. The restoration was a painstaking process as the entire house was donned in brown colors (probably making the former owner, the military officer, feel right at home) and had many modern changes that required undoing in order to get the home back to its rightful state.
Mary Jane had searched high and low, often using Ebay to acquire the vintage hardware and décor needed for the restoration. Today the home looks like it would have some 100 years ago and is a wonderful reminder of the period. The Hickory House Inn is located right in the heart of downtown Anaconda and is walking distance to museums, galleries and restaurants. The accommodations are modest but comfortable. The wonderful proximity is also its nemesis in that traffic noise can be a bit loud, but usually dies down by late evening.
Breakfast at the blueberry pancakes I’ve ever had, they were thin just like I like them! We also had some sort of sausage patty with an array of spices that provided a ying/yang affect with the pancakes. There was of course freshly ground coffee and orange juice.
Mary Jane is a wonderful host providing great insight, history and recommendations on the area. Mary Jane’s husband, George is a bank builder and has recently accepted a position that will require him to travel a good deal, so sadly they have put the Hickory House Inn up for sale. So, if you know anyone interested in becoming a B&B innkeeper, give them a call directly.