We have been traveling to Montana to visit my in-laws for years, but once we had our two boys, our in-laws no longer had room for us to stay with them.
Traveling with two boys, ages 4 and 6 means lots of NOISE! We have previously stayed at the Meadow Lake Resort, and although a very nice place, it's very expensive, and we were always worried about our boys bothering our neighbors, (particularly when we stayed in a second floor condo with shared walls, and people below us).
It was nice a nice change to stay somewhere that we could let our boys feel like they were at home, and not worry about bothering the neighbors, and there was plenty of room for them to run around outside.
The house has plenty of room inside, stocked with everything we needed...a true home away from home; there were even ice cream bars in the freezer!
My wife is an AMAZING cook, and was so pleased to have a fully stocked kitchen (pots/pans, plates, flatware, spices, etc.), which made making meals fun and easy.
The dining area is very roomy and inviting, and we were able to have family over for dinner with us every evening.
There are plenty of drawers for storing clothes in the bedrooms, so we didn't have to live out of our suitcases...that was really nice. And when it came to laundry, we had a washer and dryer right there in the house. So easy!
The internet wi-fi was super nice, and there was a large library of DVD's and music CD's available.
During our stay, we saw deer in the back yard, took our boys fishing where they caught their first fish, caught frogs in Glacier National Park, rode the Alpine slide and gondola at Big mountain, and even spotted a black bear wandering the treeline a few miles away on our way out of town! Now THAT is MONTANA!
Who could ask for more?
Booking was easy, and the manager was great to work with. You'll need to book early though, particularly if you plan to stay during the summer months, as this place gets booked up way ahead of time.
Thanks for letting us stay at your wonderful cottage!