Goldsmith’s Riverfront Inn is a historic, three-story, brick home that was built in 1911 as the University of Montana president’s house. The house has served many university purposes over the years; it was once a fraternity, a lab, and an office space, among other uses.
In 1988, the building was slated for demolition to expand university parking. Amidst community outcry over the planned destruction of the historic and beautiful home, the Inn was saved by the Goldsmiths. In order to preserve the home, the Goldsmiths undertook an audacious plan to move the 4000 square foot house from the southern edge of campus to the northern banks of the Clark Fork River.
The home was then fully renovated to create six classic and comfortable rooms, each with private, hand-tiled bathrooms and other modern amenities.
For the next 31 years, the Goldsmiths welcomed guests into the beautiful home, operating as a Bed and Breakfast to experience the wonder of Montana and a piece of Missoula history
In 2020, when COVID started, the historic building again went through a big change, as the Goldsmiths transitioned from a traditional Bed and Breakfast to an Airbnb / Vacation rental property.
Nearly all the units were updated into self-sufficient apartments, each with its own kitchen and laundry, with the entire house getting a coat of fresh paint, new fixtures and updated furnishings.
We look forward to sharing our slice of Missoula with our guest, and thank you for staying with us!