Our family of six adults and one toddler from Boston and San Francisco thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mary's wonderful Montana log home, complete with a crib and booster seat. We wanted a home with western character and that's exactly what we found. The home is nicely decorated with a western flair. Loved the Edward Curtis photographs of native Americans! Our toddler and family enjoyed splashing in the creek along the property and some of us hiked to the river for a catch or two.
Though Montana along with most of the U.S. was experiencing an extreme heat wave and the master bedroom/loft was hot, we relished sitting in the rockers on the porch sipping gin and tonics and having cheese and crackers after a great day fishing on both the Gallatin and Yellowstone rivers. We opened windows during the night and closed them and the shades during the day which helped with the heat, since it cooled off nicely at night. Oh, and the sunsets and star-gazing were fabulous!
We went to the Livingston Roundup, played charades, and watched "The River Runs Through" various nights, savoring just why we had picked this slice of God's green earth for our family vacation. We cooked in most nights, grilling on the porch, and found everything we needed for meal prep and dining. Condiments, tea, coffee, good food left from previous renters, etc. Everything was clean and attractive. The nearby Gallatin River Lodge has a delightful setting and serves delicious meals.
Thanks, Mary, for sharing your bit of paradise with us! You were a pleasure to work with.