A Little History...
The Old Hotel, once the Twin Bridge Hotel and built circa 1879, sits on the corner of 5th and Main Streets in downtown Twin Bridges, Montana. This Historic three-story brick building has lived thru numerous incarnations: as a Hotel, a Boarding House, & a Family Home for numerous local residents and visitors. If the walls could talk, they would confirm the tall tales & stories that have been shared by folks who have been a part of the rich history. Although this quaint building sat empty for a number of years, in 1996, it was lovingly brought back to life! To this day, the building retains much of its original charm as seen in the hardwood floors, staircases, doors, and architecture. In the Winter of 2012, The Old Hotel saw additional renovations & an expansion.
Don't be fooled by the name! The Old Hotel is a Fine Dining Restaurant ONLY. We DO NOT provide for overnight accommodations.
Currently, due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, severe Staffing shortages, and Family needs The Old Hotel is NOT open for in-house Dining.
In the Summer of 2001 Bill and Paula made their first trip together, to visit family, in the Bitterroot Valley. They camped, hiked, learned how to fly fish, and had a fantastic time learning about Montana's history and culture. They were hooked!
Returning, in the Summer of 2002, they explored more of what the Treasure State had to offer... that Fall, they made their plans to move from O'ahu, Hawaii to Dillon.
Bill (having been born and raised in the islands) and Paula (growing up and living in the islands for close to 20 years), didn't truly know what to expect but were excited for their new adventure! They landed in Montana on July 1st, 2003.
With a pinch of hard work and a dash of good luck, they both took on great jobs. Bill working at Adventure Cycle & Sled, in Dillon, and Paula at The Old Hotel, in Twin Bridges. They took up all of the fun seasonal sports and activities that this region has to offer and really settled into enjoying Montana life!
Two years pass and the original owner of The Old Hotel, Jane Waldie, announces that she wants to sell the business. Always seeking new opportunities/adventure & with numerous years of food service industry experience, Bill & Paula jump at the chance to work together doing something that they are both passionate about... they go for it!
Sixteen years have come and gone since they purchased The Old Hotel and the adventure continues!
Meet our ambassador, King George! Born in 2013 on the Elford Ranch, he is a man about town and a full-blooded Pomeranian. Most importantly, he has become a renowned food critic! His favorites include: Beignets, Rib Eye steak, Frisbee games, and snuggles. Don't forget to say hi when you stop by!