Victorian Inn

The Appleton Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in beautiful Helena, Montana, providing a taste of Victorian elegance in a Big Sky setting.

Spend your night in Helena at the Appleton Inn! Built in 1890 by George Appleton, this Victorian Inn was home to Montana's first dentist, Dr. John V. Cole and his family. The family lived in the home until 1970, when it was converted to rental apartments. In 1990, Cheryl and Tom extensively researched and renovated the home, being careful to maintain its unique character and original structure. Many pictures and stories of both George Appleton and the Dr. Cole family are found throughout the home.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Appleton Inn Bed and Breakfast provides a taste of Victorian elegance in a Big Sky Montana setting. The beautiful oak entryway welcomes you up the large staircase to comfortable rooms which have been uniquely decorated for your individual comfort. The main common area of the house is complete with original cherry and oak woodwork, pocket doors and large picturesque windows.

Guests are quick to settle in and feel at home while visiting the Appleton Inn. The large wrap around porch, beautiful perennial gardens, and spacious back lawn are just a few of the favorite places to be enjoyed. The two parlors make it comfortable to converse with friends or enjoy a movie or listen to music.

Refreshments are served while making plans for the afternoon and evening's activities. Awake from a well rested sleep to find a full breakfast in the main dining room or on the back lawn during the summer months.

Special entrees include Huckleberry Blintz, Wild Rice Quiche, Pecan Waffles (to name a few), fresh in-season fruits, homemade cinnamon rolls, muffins, and coffee cakes. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and indulge in lively conversation with newfound friends while sipping freshly brewed coffee, tea, juices.

Cheryl and Tom are committed to making each guest's stay a most memorable one. They are also very involved in the Appleton Heirloom Furniture Company, located on the premises. Here, they design and craft quality heirloom furniture for each individual customer. Hand-crafted bedroom sets, side tables, curio cabinets, and hall trees are just a few of the furnishings currently in the home. Guests sometimes have difficulty distinguishing them from the antique furnishings due to the unique style and craftsmanship.

Explore our variety of fascinating rooms:

The Appleton Inn is surrounded by many recreational opportunities such as Spring Meadow Lake, Green Meadow Golf Course, Archie Bray Pottery Foundation, and Mount Helena, all within walking distance of the Inn. Mountain bikes are available to explore all of the wonderful biking trails. We are minutes from historical Last Chance Gulch, the State Capital, museums, theaters, restaurants and specialty shops. The Great Divide Ski Area, cross country ski trails, Canyon Ferry Lake, and Gates of the Mountains are all less than a thirty minute drive.


The Appleton Inn takes much care to ensure you have a most pleasant and memorable stay. We offer the following amenities:

  • Telephones located in bedrooms
  • Courtesy Airport shuttle available
  • Off-street parking
  • Refreshments upon arrival
  • In-room bathrooms
  • Ironing board/iron
  • Hair dryer
  • VCR/Copier/Fax machine
  • Guest Pass discounts to Athletic Club
  • On-site massage upon request
  • Gift Shop

Appleton Inn Bed and Breakfast
1999 Euclid Avenue Helena, MT 59601
For reservations, call:
(406) 449-7492 (800) 956-1999 Fax: (406) 449-1261
We accept all major Credit Cards - American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa, as well as cash and traveler's checks.
Our check in time is from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
unless prior arrangements are made.
Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
We are an inspected member of
AAA Travel Tour Book
American Bed and Breakfast Association
AmericanHistoric Inns
Montana Bed and Breakfast Association
Montana Innkeepers Association
Tourist House Association

Copyright © Appleton Inn, 1997
For further information contact Cheryl and Tom.
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Most recent revision March 30, 1997