My brother in law has been going to see Debbie and Keith at the Flying A with a group of family and friends for 19 years. Yes, it's that good. I was lucky enough to make the cut three years ago. Let's put it this way. My brother in law is a great guy. But no matter what he does I'll be sure to keep him on my good side as the trip to the Flying A is the highlight of my year. It is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is incredibly accommodating and friendly. The food is sumptuous and the servings are huge. The cabins are amazingly cozy and comfortable. Just try and get out of those beds after a great night sleep. The only reason I get out of bed is because the food is so damn good. Personally, I love the hiking and the scenery. I get up and just take off by myself. The aspens, the pines, the clear, crisp air and the wildlife just bring me back to life after a year in the corporate grind. I can go on Skyline for a 2-3 hour six mile trail with a great view of the valley below. Or I can hike the ridge toward Three Sisters...where I've seen a moose three years in a row. Or hike to the twin lakes through some of the prettiest valley scenes I've ever witnessed. And if you feel bold, hike the all day hike to Pass Peak. You’ll sleep good that night. Regardless of the hike, ride or shooting, coming home to home cooked meal, and lots of it, after a drink at the bar makes for a perfect day.
Do I recommend the Flying A? Let's put it this way, I've already got my invite for next year and I'm on my best behavior so I can be sure to be there with Keith, Debbie and the entire staff next year. I hope I can make it 19 years in a row as well.