Travel Reviews of The Sanders Bed and Breakfast

2000 to 2015

“Located a few short blocks from Last Chance Gulch and dozens of other Helena attractions is the charming Sanders Bed and Breakfast.  When the wife-and-husband team of Bobbi Uecker and Rock Ringling purchased the house in 1986 . . . they became only the third family to have owned it. . . .  Bobbi might share some tales of . . . South Africa’s late archbishop, Desmond Tutu.  Rock, of the famous Ringling Brothers circus family, can relate stories about growing up on the family ranch . . . .”
2015 Off the Beaten Path, Michael McCoy

“. . . downtown near the state capitol, The Sanders . . . offers seven guest rooms in their beautifully appointed 1875 Queen Anne mansion . . . and the owners are gracious and welcoming.”
2014 Moon Montana & Wyoming, Carter G. Walker

“A historic B&B with seven elegant guestrooms, . . . each is unique and thoughtfully decorated . . . .”
2014 Lonely Planet Western USA

“One of the areas most highly regarded inns . . . a full breakfast is served in the handsome wainscoted dining room.”
2013 Insight Guides United States On the Road

“Those who simply can’t get enough of Helena’s historic homes might consider spending a few nights at The Sanders Bed and Breakfast . . . . This National Registry property is amazingly well-preserved and filled with lovely furnishings, many original to the home.”
2012  Moon Handbook Montana, W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell  

” One of the states oldest and best B&Bs, The Sanders is a lesson in Montana history all on its own. . . . Our favorite accouterment is the elephant ‘bridle’ . . . Marked with a big round disc reading ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’.”
2012 Frommers Montana & Wyoming, Eric Peterson

“Blending Helena’s rich history and architecture with modern comfort, the Sanders B&B is an impressive mansion…amazingly well preserved and filled with lovely and elegant furnishings… The owners provide a gracious and friendly welcome as big as, well, Montana.”
2012  1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die, Patricia Schultz

“This charming B&B is housed in an 1875 residence built for the first U.S. Senator from Montana.”
2012 DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA

The Sanders – Helena’s Bed and Breakfast, the only Helena listing,  received three stars.
2012 Mobil Travel Guide – Northwest 

“Check in to The Sanders, a historic bed-and-breakfast mansion close to downtown.”
2009 Sunset Magazine

“Most of the original furnishings remain in this charming 1875 bed-and-breakfast…Lovingly maintained”
2009 Michelin’s British Columbia and the Rockies

“From flyfishers to senators to teachers to anyone looking to enjoy Montana, The Sanders enjoys a great reputation around Helena and the surrounding community.”
2008 Montana: An Explorer’s Guide, Patrick Straub

The Sanders was featured on HGTV’s Program “If Walls Could Talk”.
2005 HGTV

“For sheer elegance, you’d have to search far and wide to find a more genteel place to spend the evening than The Sanders – Helena’s Bed & Breakfast.”
2005 Hidden Montana, John Gottberg

“Colonel Wilbur Sanders’s . . . rock collection is still in the front hall . . . .  Breakfasts are a work of art: Grand Marnier French Toast, orange soufflé, or gingerbread waffles.”
2004 Fodor’s – Montana, Wyoming & Idaho

“…The Sanders is one of the state’s finest B & Bs. The seven tastefully decorated period bedrooms all have private baths, and the gourmet breakfasts in the main dining room are excellent.”
2002 Rough Guide to the Rocky Mountains

“Built in 1875, this B&B is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and it does exude old-fashioned charms. The . . . rooms are spacious, with good views.”
2001 Fodor’s Road Guide USA

The Sanders – Helena’s Bed and Breakfast is listed with the

National Historical Register and American Historic Inns

Inspected by AAA , Mobil,
Montana Bed and Breakfast Association, and the State of Montana

Member of
The Professional Association of Innkeepers International,
Green Hotels of America,
Montana Innkeepers Association,
and the American Hotel and Motel Association

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