Gordon and Leah Gallagher

Gordon and Leah Gallagher purchased the Irish Rose Bed & Breakfast (formerly the Lazy Bear B&B) in December, 2006. They hail from Kentucky, southern Indiana and Colorado where for seven years they resided in the Front Range of the Rockies, west of Boulder, Colorado. They believe they have found the perfect small community to live in and to operate their bed and breakfast. Frequent guests at bed & breakfasts throughout the Country, they have long thought of running their own B&B incorporating the best practices and amenities that they observed.

Gordon, originally from Cincinnati, made his home in Louisville, Kentucky where he practiced law for over thirty years. He was educated at the University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville and Miami University, Florida. He worked in Yellowstone Park in the early 1960s while in college and has had a yearning to settle in Yellowstone Country ever since. Now retired from his law practice, he is fulfilling a dream with Gallagher’s Irish Rose Bed & Breakfast.

Leah grew up on a farm in southern Indiana and started cooking for a houseful of people at age 13.  She went back to college in her 30's and received her Fine Arts degree from Indiana University.  Leah's artwork includes china painting, quilting, oil painting and pastels which are displayed throughout the Irish Rose.

​Your hosts have spent much of the last 55 years exploring and working in Yellowstone Country. We love this part of the country and want others to experience it as we have. Since opening our B&B, we have come to understand that detailed and unbiased information is essential for visitors to the area, so that they can better plan and prioritize an adventure to Yellowstone Country. 

Planning suggestions: Your hosts are happy to assist you with suggestions on experiencing Yellowstone Country. Please telephone or email us with your questions. We are happy to share information on our favorite:
  • Sightseeing
  • Horseback Riding  
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Waterfall Exploring 
  • River Rafting
  • Fishing Guides and Fly Fishing
  • Hiking near by or in Yellowstone and the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains
  • Day Trips from Red Lodge including the Beartooth Highway, Chief Joseph Circle Drive, East Side of Yellowstone National Park, Stillwater River, and MORE!
  • Information on Local Galleries, Restaurants, Upcoming Events, Golfing, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary and MORE