Six Couples in Montana & A Good Time Was Had by All!
by, 08-28-2012 at 12:05 PM (1613 Views)
I just returned from from a week's stay at a Luxury Link property in Montana, the Montana Sky Lodge, a 3 story gorgeous log "cabin". However, I don't think the Montana Sky Lodge (Montana Sky Lodge) is currently offered on Luxury Link. We had 6 couples from Ohio, Georgia and Florida, a mix of family and friends.
Talk about off the beaten track! The Lodge is located outside Anaconda MT, first 4 miles off the main road, then a few miles on a gravel road on a winding road up a mountain, with nothing in view other then a creek, the woods and some visiting deer.
One evening while going down the road at dusk to a restaurant, we saw a large bull moose! We had heard that he had been hanging out by the pond near the road all week long and finally we got to see him our last day there.
Some pronghorn antelope were also seen on the drive to the lodge.
The night of our arrival Marlene, the owner of the Montana Sky Lodge, prepared dinner for us. It was so nice to have dinner prepared after a long day of travel. Most of our evenings we made dinner at the lodge, with the couples taking turns as to who was in charge of the dinner, and with everyone else helping out. It worked out well, and we ate quite well.
Now I've rented houses and villas many times for large groups in the US and other countries. Never have we had the pleasure of staying at a property with such a fabulously stocked kitchen! With some rental houses, the supply of dishes, sharp knives, pots, pans, appliances and kitchen gadgets are limited - not here! The kitchen was a chef's dream. Cooking demonstrations are sometimes done here and I understand that Marlene, the owner, attended culinary school so anything you could possibly need was there in our kitchen.
On the last night we ate at a local restaurant, Barclay II where we had the most tender filet mignon; it was huge & delicious.
While in Montana, four of the couples did a quick one night stay in Glacier National Park. None of us had previously been to Glacier so we were blown away by the views while driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
We had some golfers in our group who enjoyed a day or two of golf at the Old Works Golf Course (www.oldworks.org), designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course was only a few miles away. Our group was able to get free rental clubs, thanks to Marlene, the owner of The Montana Sky Lodge.
Six Couples spent a week in Montana and a good time was had by all.