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Downtown Historic Wilma - peaceful urban studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 46 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

We are celebrating our 10th year! I'm so proud this little idea worked and so many people have been able to come here and enjoy this urban oasis. Besides myself, there are a handful of other owners in the building that are running vacation units. I love when a guest comes who is "taking the Wilma tour" staying in a different unit every time they come so they can see all of the unique places.

This downtown historic, eight story building features an award winning restaurant, a historical theater and the community feeling that Missoula is best known for. Built in 1921 along the bank of the Clark Fork River, The Wilma is one of the tallest buildings in town, so the view from the unit is fantastic!

This loft has been artfully remodeled and redecorated with bamboo flooring, hand crafted cabinetry, concrete countertops, and includes an iPod docking station and wireless internet. If you love natural light, this is the unit for you! Five windows offer a beautiful northwest view, availing you to both sunrise and sunset beauty. Rooftop and street views will stimulate your morning, while the mountain and skyline views will calm you in the evening. Whether you're in Missoula for business, summer or winter vacations, photography classes, fly fishing, kayaking, river-rafting, University of Montana Grizzly football games, film festivals, family reunions or weddings, this is the place for you!

Also in walking distance are the U.S. Forest Service Northern Regional Headquarters, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Saint Patrick's Hospital, The International Heart Institute, and Adams Center Event and Entertainment Arena. You can explore the entire city using Missoula's amazing foot and bike trail system, which connects directly to the Wilma building....right out your door!

When you're tired from your day of Missoula fun, make a reservation at Scotty's Table. This award-winning restaurant is located downstairs and would be the perfect beginning to a dinner-and-a-movie date! Just go back up the elevator and check out a show at the Wilma. Perfect!

One off-street parking spot is included.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Athena

I've been living in Missoula for over 15 years. It took me six months to remodel this amazing studio, and I'm very proud of it! I'm so happy that I'm able to share this place with visitors, family, and friends.

Thanks, Athena

Athena purchased this condo in 2007

Why Athena chose Heart of Missoula

Other than the nostalgic building and great condo owners, I love the location to the river, downtown stores, restaurants, walking and biking trails, the University of Montana, and Missoula's fantastic Farmer's Market.

What makes this condo unique

Everything about the Wilma is unique! What other vacation rental is above a movie theater? If you're hungry you don't have to leave the building! Scotty's Table, one of the finest restaurants in town, is located on the park level of the Wilma building.

I put a lot of work into making my place stylish and comfortable. Many of my Wilma Studio 54 guests have commented on how quiet and peaceful it was for them, and I find that to be the ultimate compliment in this urban setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Studio 54 gave Ruby and I just what we needed. 2 days of quiet relaxation. You've done a fabulous job at the remodel!
Jul 2008
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Heart of Missoula, Montana

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
  • 8 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower and bath, window with a view and fantastic towels!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio bedroom - 1 queen , Wonderful 750 count sheet from the Hotel Collection - yum!
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
iPod dock, great view of Downtown Missoula


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Downtown Historic Wilma - peaceful urban studio
average rating of 4.9083333 based on 125 reviews
Missoula, MT

Almost hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Clean comfortable and convenient. Even the coffee was great.

If looking for a downtown base, try this one.

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Crisp and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was kind and thorough. Studio was lovely. Location was superb.

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to your next visit :)
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way. Great location, great studio. Very clean with beautiful light. Athena was available and is a wonderful host. The Wilma is fantastic as well.

  • Submitted: 5-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so thrilled that you had a great time! I love sharing this character of a building with others :)
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Clean, comfortable, good location

  • 4 of 5

This was a clean, comfortable room and a great location from which to explore Missoula on foot. The building sits at the edge of downtown adjacent to the Clark Fork river footpath and a 10 minute walk (at most) to UM.

The Wilma Theater on the ground floor is one of Missoula's hot music venues. GREAT place to see a show and draws a diverse group of artists. ONE THING TO NOTE: On concert evenings the music can be heard throughout the building; faintly but distinctly. It didn't bother me but if you are someone who goes to bed with the chickens you might need ear plugs or a quieter location. Other than that, I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you found this urban historic apartment clean and comfortable. That make me very happy. Agreed the theater has some volume. Our city and building noise ordinance rule is quite at 11pm so that helps. Our little town is growing into a city as we speak :)
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Great apartment and owner!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Athena's place in Missoula was great! The apartment is beautiful and in an excellent location. And Athena was friendly, accommodating, and very helpful!

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: yeah! thank you so much for the complements. I look forward to your next stay.
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  • 5 of 5

I had a very busy week while attending a Rocky Mountain School of Photography workshop and it was such a relief to call the Wilma home. The downtown location is perfect with proximity to RMSP and many interesting shops, restaurants, markets, trails and more. The unit itself is well-appointed, clean, comfortable, and quiet. Athena was a wonderful host, taking time to make sure I was settled in and being available for questions. I will definitely return to Missoula and I certainly hope this property will be available again! Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you had a great time in the great location!! And that you enjoyed my hospitality. The Wilma makes it easy to share it, with it's old charm and all. See you next time.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Missoula International
Nearest Barpub
Top Hat, Montgomery Distillery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Missoula Country Club
Nearest Train
120 Miles
whitefish, Montana
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Scotty's in the building *****
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
river beaches all over :-)
Nearest Point of Interest
University of Montana
Nearest Point of Interest
Caras Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Nearest Point of Interest
Carousel and Dragons Hollow
Nearest Point of Interest
Brennan's Wave
Nearest Point of Interest
Scotty's Table
Nearest Point of Interest
El Cazador Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bernice's Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Iza Asian Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Ciao Mambo Italian Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Kettlehouse Brewery
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Car: not necessary

The Wilma is located just 3 blocks from a multitude of activities in Missoula. MOBASH (a free, outdoor, lighted, concrete skatepark) is just 3 blocks away and is open 7 days a week. An indoor aquatic center (complete with waterslides and a 'lazy river'), the fastest hand-built Carousel in the Northwest, a children's play structure/park and freestyle kayaking 'wave' are all just moments from your front door, along with a huge selection of world-class restaurants, breweries, bakeries, and coffeehouses!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Heart of Missoula, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Marathon Weekend
Jul 13 2018 - Jul 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$64.06
Damage Deposit C$256.24

Cleaning included in pricing. Inquire about discounts for longer stays...We look forward to having you in the Wilma! Rates subject to change until reservations confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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