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Vintage Arvon Block

Our Journey to Boutique Elegance


In 1886, Welsh Immigrant and the Original “Celtic Cowboy,” Robert Vaughn, began plans for the most advanced livery in the Pacific Northwest combining the Livery/ Freight Transfer Station, Teamster Boarding House and Fruit and Vegetable Market, all under one roof. He named the building the “Arvon Block” after his daughter, Arvonia. Vaughn was an early Montana pioneer who famously wrote “Then and Now: 36 Years in the Rockies,” that chronicles his experience on the Montana frontier reminisces of his many friends.


Book Your One-of-a-kind Stay At The Historic Hotel Arvon


The Hotel Arvon is housed in a historic building that was completed in 1890. The historic architecture of our building lends itself to some unique characteristics. There are light wells bringing in natural light to the hallways on second and third floors. Hotel Arvon boasts of 33 rooms mixing the past with the present in the design and furnishings. Each room has original artwork provided by local artists. 11 rooms are suites, 5 that have the unique design of added skylights in the rooms.

Historic Hotel Arvon is 100% smoke free for the comfort of all of our guests.


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Crabcake BLT

Named Montana's Best Irish Pub


Our on-site eatery offers American & Irish Pub favorites in a cozy, relaxed setting.  The unique atmosphere is perfect for intimate gatherings with friends and family.  Settle in for the evening with the largest beer and whiskey selections in Great Falls.  Sláinte.


Dine-In or Host an Event at the Darkhorse Hall & Wine Snug


Hotel Arvon offers an incredible dining experience for groups of all sizes. Dine-in at our Sister Establishment, The Celtic Cowboy, conveniently located next door or rent a room for a private event in the Darkhouse Hall & Wine Snug.

Available Rooms: Darkhorse Hall | Wine Snug | The Parlor



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Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Great Falls, Historic Hotel Arvon is housed in the oldest commercial building in Great Falls. We are within walking distance of the Great Falls History Museum, the Civic Center where Musical and Theatrical Performances are held, the beautiful Gibson Park and shopping.

For more information about all the exciting things to explore during you stay, visit

Hotel Arvon

118 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59401
Tel: (406) 952-1101
Fax: (406) 952-1105
Open 24/7
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