A Philipsburg Winter Weekend

Winter in tiny, friendly P-Burg is like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, complete with cozy lodging and a medley of rosy-cheek-inducing activities. First, tear yourself away from the crackling fireplace at the historic Quigley Cottage Bed and Breakfast, then bundle up: the downtown outdoor skating rink, ice-fishing favorite Georgetown Lake, and local's hill Discovery Basin all await.

Frozen? Warm up in Philipsburg's cute downtown shops, like the adorably old-fashioned and family-owned Sweet Palace candy store. Better yet, share libations with the locals at White Front. With the area's rich mining history and characters both infamous and famous, they're sure to have a story or three for you.

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Daily Grind

This little coffee shop in downtown Philipsburg is right on Main Street... we go there every time we are in town. Extra hot skinny mochas are our favorite. The coffee shop is attached to the store called Gilding the Lily ...

106 West Broadway
Philipsburg, MT
Places to Eat

Discovery Basin

A local ski hill where everyone in town loves to play in the winter and where all our friends go with their kids over Christmas vacation when they’re in Philipsburg.

County Road 1525
Philipsburg, MT
Things to Do

Doe Brothers Restaurant And Soda Fountain

Fast food, slow. Cute little ice cream shop with a fun small town atmosphere and lunch foods like club sandwiches, burgers and chicken fingers.

120 East Broadway Street
Philipsburg, MT
Places to Eat

Georgetown Lake

Situated between Anaconda and Philipsburg. Ice fishing in the winter and boating in the summer, it’s gorgeous and we attended a friends wedding last summer at St. Timothy’s chapel which is up on the hill that overlooks georgetown ...


Georgetown Lake, MT
Things to Do

Granite County Ghost Towns

It's so much fun to snowshoe in the winter time, you can see all the old buildings, the dance hall, the mining shafts. There is so much history in this area! We snowshoed up there a few christmases ago ...


Philipsburg, MT
Things to Do

Quigley Cottage Bed And Breakfast

I stayed there with my mom over Christmas in 2006. We had a cozy little room, a fireplace in the living room, it was right down the street from my in-law's house so we were close to family and ...

418 West Broadway Street
Philipsburg, MT
Places to Stay

Sweet Palace

The best candy store in Montana. Home made chocolate and taffy and it’s a family business. Shirley Beck is the owner, her kids work there, her kids friends work there, they ship christmas candies all over the world, you ...

109 East Broadway
Philipsburg, MT
Things to Do

White Front

An awesome country small town, down home bar. Has a “wall of fame” of black and white photos of all the famous and infamous characters of Philipsburg. If there is a gold star sticker on someone’s photo on the ...

110 East Broadway Street
Philipsburg, MT
Places to Eat

Winninghoff Park And Ice Rink

We ice skate here every year at christmas with our friends and their kids... we bring our skates (that we bought one at the pburg thrift shop for $2/pair) and we skate and hang out in the lodge, which ...

106 Stockton Street
Philipsburg, MT
Things to Do