A wonderful cabin in a beautiful place
Submitted: October 30, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
With two friends, I stayed in the cabin on Canyon Ferry Lake in Helena, Montana, for three days in October 2012. We had a wonderful stay and I would recommend the cabin to others. First, the location of the property is very convenient. The airport is only about 15 or 20 minutes away and you quite literally make one turn out of the airport to get there. My friends and I came to Helena to do some fishing, and the cabin was located close to fishing spots as well as to downtown.
The cabin itself is a cozy, quaint place that is quiet and well-maintained. The furniture, art and knick-knacks have a wonderful Western theme. Since we left early for our fishing outings, we were happy that the kitchen was stocked with adequate food to cook a big breakfast each morning (cereal, bacon, eggs, etc.)
In the evening, we picked up some steaks on the way home and grilled them on the deck, which looks out over a large reservoir. The barbecue and outdoor oven were, again, beautifully maintained. After dinner we sat out on the deck and watched the bonfire and the stars above, joined by our host, Carroll Moen, for some pleasant conversation as the early October night grew cold. The surprise guest of the evening was a deer who came right up to us, totally unafraid, part of a family that lives right near the cabin and will literally eat right out of a person's hand.
I think the Canyon Ferry Lake cabin would be a great place for families with older children, couples or a small group of friends who are sightseeing or using the cabin as a home base for outdoor sports. Helena and the surrounding area are gorgeous, with a varied terrain of mountains, lakes, rivers and canyons. The hosts are welcoming and the property is in very good condition. And the city is close by so even though you feel you are "getting away from it all," you can get whatever products of civilization you would like fairly easily.
Families with Teenagers,
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