~ a funny fact about the nester ~one of my favorite pastime while vacationing is to bake yummy desserts!
we recently took a trip to montana and had an amazing time! my husband loves everything outdoors, so he looks forward to this trip all year long. this year we rented a cabin in the blackfoot region which is just outside the town of missoula. this cabin has 500 acres surrounding it with several ponds, a river, a stream and cattle. it was a great time to unwind and go cell phone and internet free for a week. here is a peek at the homestead we rented. i hope you enjoy this post as much as i enjoyed putting it together! thanks so much for visiting and i hope you have a wonderful weekend.
this is the pump house that greeted us with the simple chalkboard note from the owner jon! what a nice touch. he was an amazing host who had such nice touches like, he had chocolates waiting for us at the cabin. who doesn’t like to have a bowlful of chocolates!
here is another look at the cabin. i just love the huge wrap around porch. note all the bikes along the front wall, jon made sure we had all the sports equipment, like mountain bikes, canoe, and fishing gear.
relaxation is a priority at this place. you’re totally forced slow down since there is no internet connection or cell reception. although we all were thoroughly entertained by my husband’s frenetic behavior.. he was like character hammy from the movie, “over the hedge.” he never did relax, but instead he thoroughly enjoyed all the outdoor recreation.
of course my hubby finally experienced exhaustion from all his crazy activities, and he ended up falling asleep in this hammock one evening.
one of the beautiful ponds on the homestead. of course, there were trout living in this pond out back.
don’t you just love this gorgeous pink thistle? these attracted the many beautiful butterflies in the fields.
every cabin has to come with a croquet set.
what a gorgeous display of old rockers. i found it difficult not to go antique shopping since, shipping furniture home would have been too expensive.
this dinner triangle was located off the back porch. i seriously need one of these at my home.
my daughter can be a ham, kind of likes the camera! but, besides my daughter, you’ve gotta love the display of dried flowers framing the front door.
don’t you just love the iron lock on the door? also, the wooden switch plates were throughout the whole house, which is such a great touch.
even the dachshund door stop is just too cute!
the kitchen is so warm with the exposed wood. jon’s talented son, made and installed the wooden frame for the three lights.
this is the living room with a high ceiling and the beautiful log walls. notice my kiddos aren’t on their phones or computers, needless to say lots of books were read and many games of monopoly were played during our stay here.
i love the nice old barn wood framing of the relief map.
here is the downstairs bathroom, it had an old-fashioned toilet with the tank located above it.
the antique teapot is incredible!
i love these wood coasters.
so i hope you enjoyed the first installment of our montana adventure. if you have a vacation that you would like to share, i would love to hear from you. or just let me know through a comment if you enjoyed this little tour. please sign up for emails so that you don’t miss out on future posts and offers. and i really appreciate your visit and support, it means a lot to me that you have taken the time to stop by my blog!
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