By now you know we’re just down the road from the Wild West’s hidden gem. Check out the first of some of our brew-crew highlights on how their love of hitting the slopes landed them a lifetime of beer making, pouring and selling. Our staff constantly take advantage of all this area has to offer for outdoor recreation and skiing at Discovery Ski Basin is no exception.
Owner Rob's first visit to Discovery inspired him to buy a building downtown Philipsburg. Here's his story.
Most people know we have a hometown ski resort but we’re always surprised to be asked by our friends in Missoula, Bozeman, Helena, and beyond: “Is there anywhere to stay in Philipsburg?” So we decided it’s high time we make a list of some of the many options to sip and stay with us.
Beyond our lovely hotels and cozy bed and breakfasts, we have a long list of vacation rentals (Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) that cater to any getaway style.
We think an overnight in the ‘burg is just a generally good idea to fully experience town: our newly refrigerated ice rink, local cross country ski trails, our world famous candy store, year-round fly fishing, just to name a few activities. Beyond that, we all agree that drinking and driving is a bad idea, therefore we are total advocates for having a small-town slumber party! (Please don’t actually try to sleep in the brewery; you will be removed.)
You could spend forever looking at vacation rentals in our area so to save you some time, here are four of our favorites, all within walking distance to the brewery:
The Burg Yurt – The Philipsburg Yurt is a stay you won’t forget: it has a great view of town, the outdoor ice skating rink, and the surrounding mountain ranges. Often when people hear “yurt” they think of compromises... not this yurt. It’s fully loaded with plumbing, a full kitchen and a gas fireplace.
Alpine Haus – This cozy, open floor plan is great for a couple or small group. It’s wood-burning stove and large living area sets the stage for a great evening (post-brewery, of course) for games, reading, or cooking. Oh, did we mention that your 4-legged friends are welcome to join? We think that sure helps paint the picture for a perfect winter evening.
The Historic Barn —This recently renovated historic barn is just steps away from PBC and has an approachable but modern design that will make any couple or small family comfortable during their stay. It has all the comforts of home but is much closer to great beer. Pups welcome here, too!
Rancho Deluxe – Rancho Deluxe is a stones throw from our front door! It can sleep up to 6 and has a great space for hosting dinner, playing games or just relaxing in the ‘burg. Bonus: the owners have a commercial fishing boat in Alaska and stock the fridge with wild-caught salmon available for purchase!
Although we highly recommend checking out this hidden gem, if you aren’t into hitting the slopes there is plenty of family-friendly fun to be had. These lodgings lend a cozy spot to hibernate with a growler…or not! Come raise a glass of Hygge Baltic Porter with us.