Canyon Ferry Mansion Bed & Breakfast Lake View Resort is Montana's only full Service Bridal Resort & Chapel and Canyon Ferry Lake's only water view lodging facility.
Montana's only full Service Wedding Chapel where if you call by 9, you'll be married by 5. Daily licenses arranged now; no blood test needed.
Canyon Ferry Mansion Bed & Breakfast is now designated as private museum open to the public for a modest fee of $5; free to children accompanied by parents or teachers.
Tourists are welcome anytime with reservations suggested in the summer. With pastoral views of the Lake and nearby Elkhorn and Big Belt Mountains, it is the elegant home of Montana's last great turn-of-the- century cattle baron, A.B. Cook. Restored to its former "glory days" appearance and located just north of the Missouri River, this location makes a great overnight location for a family, romantic weekend for two, destination wedding venue, group retreat or week long sportsman refuge. We are open all year and do elegant Elopements Monday through Thursday or on weekends in the off season if available. We feature affordable romance and adventure packages. This is not your average Bed and Breakfast. Discounts offered to tourists, seniors, business, government and military personal. See how the really affluent Cattle Barons lived after the turn of the century.
Located on the trail of Lewis & Clark and the "Old Northern Indian Trail", the mansion sits on a 5.5 acre oasis of shade and rolling lawn which greet the weary traveler, with a warm springs creek for restful strolling or adventure hiking in the adjacent Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area. Brides adore our historic Country Church called Rose Chapel which handles up to 150 guests, also open year round, as well as our large outdoor Party Pavilion that seats 150 for an event dinner. This attractive old fashioned "Country Fair" look building can be heated in the Fall or Spring for Group BBQ's, Family Reunions, or Weddings. The Mansion has a separate outdoor dance floor. Renting this site for events includes all the equipment you need for up to 200. Co-Caterers, Rentals, & Bottled Water, etc. can be added for up to 500 day guests. Everyone Welcome. Multi-lingual assistant available.
The Mansion touts a full spa and all the services that go with for refreshing retreats, spa parties, and rehearsal dinners. The Mansion welcomes overnight bus groups, hunters, fishermen and sportsmen of all kinds. From Bunkhouse to Cattle Baron Suite, from "Hostel Dorm" to Theme Rooms, this is casual elegance at its affordable best with accommodations for up to 40 with 7 rooms, a Hostel dorm, and 3 cabins for groups and sportsmen. A favorite with brides and Europeans. We can accommodate young families in our cabins or bunkhouse and provide a large play area including playing field, swing set, badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, and a creek platform for tangling your weary feet in our rushing creek, and a romance bridge for photos or star gazing, etc. The Mansion is a member of the Montana Association of Museums, has many Cook Family heirlooms, and is open for tours week-days or by appointment except during events.
Conveniently located near Highway 287, north of Townsend, we are centered between historic Helena and busy Bozeman, as well as Great Falls and Butte and their 4 international airports. Highway 287 is a popular route between the National Parks. Our creative chef can prepare a full or deluxe continental breakfast, candlelight dinners or yummy box lunches. Call for special off season and holiday rates. Catered events in our Party Pavilion, Ground Floor Ballroom , or under rented white summer tents plus sumptuous affordable meals, and dancing under the stars is our specialty. We have a pick-up car for all Airports including an excellent small craft airport near Townsend. If you don't love antiques, big helpings, and friendly fishing advice...don't stay here. The Mansion serves comp tea every afternoon with fresh baked goodies. You may bring in your own spirits and enjoy relaxing on our two lake view decks.
The Mansion has a full service spa, including hot tub, Jacuzzis, steam closet, dry sauna, with a licensed masseuse on staff. Visit our antique shop in the old limousine garage or our new Holiday Gift Cabin. We specialize in homemade candles, soaps & potpourri. All concierge services are offered. Outfitters and boat rentals can be arranged for. Horseback riding and EZ float raft trips on the Missouri, leave right from the Mansion. Murder Mystery Dinners, Overnights and Photo Safari's are a favorite activity. Why keep unpacking when we are with-in 1 Hour of five of Montana's most famous recreation and tourists stops, including "Gates of the Mountains", "Last Chance Gulch", "Lewis n' Clark Caverns" and "Historic Virginia City". We are dead center to 5 Historic Ghost Town Camps and 6 well known self guided 4 wheel drive Mountain Excursion Tours.
Townsend is famous for world class alternative Winter & Fall Sports; ice sailing, ice fishing, elk hunting and upland game birds. The Canyon Ferry Mansion Lake Resort is close to Mount Baldy...Helena's "secret" golf course. Local events are Fall Fest held the 1st week-end in October, Walleye Tournaments held in June & July, and the huge Broadwater County Fair & Rodeo held in the 1st week of August. Canyon Ferry Lake is Montana's premier sports lake with 4 Marinas. It's newest million dollar deep water marina is just 3 minutes from the Mansion. Moor your boat or park it free at the Mansion. Big Rigs accommodated here.
Children are Welcome and the ground floor is handicap accessible. Cabins are quaintly modern with comfy bedding, air & heat, environmentally friendly chemical toilets, water source, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee pots, rocking chairs, & picnic tables. Located in or near shade, creek, and bon fire area. Wedding Services include "no-wait licensing" M-F, blood test waivers, florals, cakes, photo, carriage rides, Dee Jays, Catering, and dress rentals for 2 to 200 or bring your own. We specialize in Military and Proxy Weddings including help with legal issues.
Beware of a friendly haunt...said to be Montana's most paranormally active Mansion with 7 house ghosts, 2 garden ghosts, and a poltergeist to boot, many stories can be shared with you by its spirited story teller and co-owner, Sandy Rose. Ask about Bunk n Biscuit nights around the Campfire for Families, and the most famous Haunted Honeymoons in the Northwest. Your Bus Group can arrange a Murder Mystery Dinner or BBQ Hayride to the Lake night whether spending the night or not. Cyclists will find shelter for their bikes, high protein and carb breakfasts, packed lunches by request, dorm or private rooms, and a big 8 man hot tub to soak weary bodies in.