Business Overview

Nestled between the Crazies, Castle, and Little Belt Mountains in the darling town of Martinsdale, MT stands The Crazy Mountain Inn Bed & Breakfast. The Crazy Mountain B&B stands out in iconic fashion, a 5,418 square foot structure on 0.230 acres with additional acreage used for garden and storage totaling .351 acres and brimming with history. This turn of the century style building has stood as a hub of the community for over a hundred years and currently offers 11 of its 13 guest rooms to tourists, hunters, fisherman, and the like. There’s also a celebrated café, full kitchen, and beer and wine cabaret license.

The Inn not only serves the local ranching community, tour groups, RV road trippers, and hunters from across the region, it also attracts history buffs to the Charles M. Bair Family Museum, from Bozeman, Livingston, Helena and Great Falls, each about an hour away.


  • Asking Price: $375,000
  • Cash Flow: $13,121
  • Gross Revenue: $77,769
  • FF&E: $20,000
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1901

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:Yes
  • Building Square Footage:5,418
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:1
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Built in 1901, the Inn building itself consists of an approximately 5,418 square foot building on 0.115 acres with additional land used for an outdoor gathering place and garden space (total of ~0.351 acres, 7 city lots). Included in the price are all the necessary furnishing and fixtures for the business plus a beer and wine license.

Is Support & Training Included:

Will train for 6 weeks @ $4,500. A new owner should bring a passion for inn-keeping and local history, which will build upon the Crazy Mountain Inn's reputation as a destination and make it appealing for diners and guests for years to come. Own a piece of history!

Purpose For Selling:

Retirement and to pursue other interests.

Pros and Cons:

There are no other inns within 50 miles of Martinsdale and the only direct competitors are some local campsites that cater to the tourists, hunters and fishermen that come into the area.

Opportunities and Growth:

The Crazy Mountain Inn has consistently provided hunters a warm night inside and fed families delicious meals despite the changes that have occurred in Meagher County over the years. The current owners’ pending retirement provides an incredible opportunity for the Crazy Mountain Inn to be re-imagined to attract new customers to experience small-town, western hospitality.

Additional Info

The company was founded in 1901, making the business 121 years old.

The company has 1 FT employees and resides in a building with approx. square footage of 5,418 sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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