I almost didn't want to review this place, because it would be nice to have a secret retreat that not everyone knows about. But that would be churlish. It's a truly extraordinary place, one of my favorite in years and years of travel. The owners have thought hard about how to make guests comfortable. First of all, they enjoy running the place and are very happy to share their enthusiasm about the area, whether you need to borrow a book on animal tracks or want advice about where to spend the day; they're also happy to leave you alone if all you want to do is sit by yourself and ogle the beauty outside the huge two-story windows. The breakfasts are superb (and filling), the bed and pillows super comfy, the views divine. The house is full of Nancy's beautiful photos of the area, pieces of family furniture, and various pieces Paul has made himself, using local material such as pine logs and antlers. The whole place has a wonderful, well-loved, almost magical feel; it's balm for the soul. And the drive there is a treat in itself if you're looking to slow down and take in views of the Montana wilderness. Tip: Take the walk to Lone Pine Prairie, south of Polebridge, inside the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience luxurious comfort in the wilds of Montana while hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, bird (and other creatures) watching, or just relaxing with a book by the fire. A delicious, filling breakfast guaranteed! ... more less