Jordan & Alison Udall moved to Montana, with their youngest daughter who was about to begin high school, the summer of 2010 and fell quickly in love with the Bozeman area. They built a house on the northside of town and began meeting friends through an outdoor group they ran on Meetup. Periodically over the years they had talked about eventually owning a B&B but had their hands full with four kids, and moving around for Jordan’s work. One day they walked past the property at 202 Lindley and mused about what a perfect location it would be for this.
They decided to test drive the hospitality business by hosting guests (through Airbnb) in their spare bedrooms, since Alison worked from home. After two years, and many wonderful guests, they took the plunge and began looking for the right property.
Amazingly their ideal home, on Lindley, was now on the market! They purchased it in January 2016 and immediately began a complete interior renovation. As they learned new skills and worked long hours side by side with some wonderfully talented people, their vision came together. What had started as a very dark wallpapered Victorian interior turned into a gorgeous, light, updated B&B with touches of vintage charm. They opened their doors as The Lindley House in June 2016 and love sharing their home with guests from all over the world.
All of the art in the house is done by their youngest daughter, Kim. Check out her Etsy shop, Earl Grey With Room, to see her beautiful artwork!
Deneen loves the smell of fresh coffee at the Lindley House. She grew up in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and moved to Bozeman in 2012 after graduating college. This is a special place in the world and she's grateful to call Montana home. Deneen's favorite places are in the kitchen, the mountains, the yoga mat, and wherever her kitty Hazel is. She looks forward to hearing about your traveling & adventures!
Tahnee is a Montana native, raised in Helena, and made her way to Bozeman life in 2004. She loves spending time enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Currently in school for Health Coding, Tahnee would like to work remotely and travel as much as she can after she graduates in 2020. She enjoys being the “hostess with the mostess”, with hospitality at heart. Anything she can do to help make your time more enjoyable in Bozeman, Tahnee will sure try to help!
Kim is a Mathematics major, autumn fanatic, collector of antiques, and sketch artist. At the ripe age of fourteen, she discovered the quiet intensity of old jazz records and has been collecting them ever since. Sometimes, she imagines being a mermaid. And she has a deep affection for all things foolish and insignificant. As the youngest daughter of Alison and Jordan, Kim has loved working for the family business – and she hopes you enjoy her artwork hanging all over the B&B!
We regret that we cannot accommodate pets, and children under age 10.
We are a small intimate B&B with only five rooms and as such our occupancy rates per room are strictly adhered to. Each of our rooms can only accommodate up to 2 guests, except the Bridger Room which can accommodate up to four. Please make sure your reservation matches the number of guests arriving as we cannot make exceptions.
Many guests are affected by smells and it makes it challenging to remove them from the room. It can also be a fire hazard. As a result, we don’t allow the burning of any candles, incense or the use of aromatherapy oils within our home.
Please stay in dining area (or on the deck/porch) when eating as it makes it difficult to clean and remove spills and smells in bedrooms.
We do ask our guests to remove their outside shoes when in the house as this really helps with cleaning and noise on our beautiful wood floors.
We love having guests socialize in the great room and deck until 9 pm. After that we ask them to please head downtown if they would like to continue doing that so that other guests are not impacted by the noise.
We do not offer daily housekeeping in our rooms (as we are mindful of water usage and do all of our own housekeeping), but we will freshen up rooms and change bedsheets/towels every three days for guests staying longer than 3 nights, unless the guest requests otherwise.
Should a guest cause damage or require excessive cleaning – we reserve the right to assess extra fees which will be charge to the card on file. We will notify the guest of these additional charges.
We are a non-smoking house (which includes the front porch, back deck and grounds). Please don't use the garbage cans in the house to dispose of your cigarettes as this basically makes them an ash tray and creates real challenges for us in trying to get the smell out. Guests who smoke on the premises will be asked to check out and a $250 charge will be assessed to the credit card on file. This amount is to cover the cleaning charges incurred in rendering the room smoke-free for subsequent guests.
To guarantee your reservation, a one-night deposit is required. The balance due will be charged to your credit card 14 days prior to your arrival date.
There is a 8% State Accommodations Tax added to all room rentals of 30 days or less.
Please be sure of your plans before booking. As a small inn dealing almost exclusively with advance reservations, date changes and cancellations affect us significantly. Consequently, during the busy season (May - Oct), should you wish to cancel or change your reservation for any reason, we require at least 14- days’ advance notice (30 days' for multiple room reservations) by email. With at least 14-days' (30-days') notice, we will refund your deposit, less a service charge of $25. Cancellations made within the 14-day (30-day) period will be charged for the full amount of the reserved stay unless we are able to rebook the room. If we are able to rebook the room, we will refund the rebooked portion, less the $25 service charge.
During the regular season (Nov-April) we have a 48 hour cancellation policy for a refund (minus the $25 service charge) for single room reservations. Multiple room reservations require 14 days notice for a refund (minus the $25 service charge).
check-in / check-out
Check-in begins at 3 pm and we can be available to do that in person between 3-6 pm. Please just let us know your arrival plans so we don't miss you! You are also welcome to self check-in using instructions that we can email you. Just let us know if this works better for your schedule and then you can let yourself in anytime after 3 pm. Since we are a small inn we ask our guests to check in by 9:30 pm if at all possible (especially if you are a one night stay) otherwise it's disruptive to other guests. Please plan on checking out by 11 a.m. in order to allow us enough time to clean and ready the room for the next guest. Note that we are typically unable to accommodate early arrivals or late departures – this includes parking as other guests are arriving.
We serve a full continental breakfast in the morning between 7:30-9:00 a.m. This consists of hard boiled eggs, yogurt, granola, various breads, jam, cheese, almond butter, fruit, coffee and tea. This allows our guests the flexibility of eating when it works best for them and offers choices to accommodate personal dietary needs/preferences.