It’s supposed to be 20 below zero in Big Sky, Montana today…so why would anyone have a cabin here?
Because this is the view outside my window…the beautiful Gallatin River (where A River Runs Through It was filmed) rushing past snow laden evergreens.
And inside it’s warm and cozy sitting beside the native Montana stone fireplace…
The Gallatin River will soon be frozen over. The cabin sits less than 20 miles from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, always one of the coldest spots in the country, where deer, elk, moose, bear and wolves roam freely.
Inside, I brought some of Texas with me…the vintage pine paneling came from a lake house outside Dallas and the longhorns are straight from Ft. Worth. I picked up almost all the antiques and old art at shops around North Texas.
Big Sky has the largest ski area in the country…and there is something magical about being the only skier on a quiet slope. There are almost never lift lines.
This small beautiful cabin is a great reminder for me of how the simplest pleasures are often the best, a good thing to think about before I start another busy year.
Happy New Year from Montana,
Just beautiful, Jane! Made me miss my home state of Wyoming just a little!
It is Lori, thanks so much for commenting!
Jane: Just a short note to say Happy New Year! I wanted to take this time to tell you how much I enjoy your “Jane” blog.
It i s the most informative, and fun article to read. I also learn about new things. Love your cabin..it looks like a dream come
true. You are a must for me to read!!
Thank you Rosemary! And Happy 2015:) Jane
A beautiful place! Love the scenery! Happy New Year!
Thank you Margo, Happy 2015!
What a beautiful place! I love it and I love Montana.
Thanks so much Susan, I enjoy it. Happy New Year!
I’ve been looking at cabins to rent, for my husband and I to get away. I really want to be in a cozy cabin where there’s a lot of snow. I’m more determined to find one now that I’ve seen your beautiful pictures and read your post. ❄⛄
Awwww~ Absolutely LUV’ly Jane!!!
THAT is a vacation for sharing or savoring a few days of ‘winter solitude’.
…a similar distance, just NORTH EAST of the U.S. [& Northern Montreal] is Sainte Adele
[pronounced Saun Adele]
> Sainte Adele – Quebec – Canada
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LUV’ly little village-like atmosphere & accommodations, skiing & fun winter events + a slight ‘taste’ of Europe — while closer-by in NE-Canada.
With fondest memories of my 1st winter visit there … it had a certain romance … even in the frigid [-40F!] air.
[but, from an American, it’s really NOT always that cold — it just happened to be in January 2003!] 😉
THat sounds lovely Sara, thanks so much!
Aww thanks Karri, I hope you do find one!
Very nice cabin, I love it. Is it for sale? 🙂
Hi Dave, I’ve thought about it, but I’m reluctant to. Thanks, Jane
Color me envious. Montana is a magical place…..There are exceptions. It’s not cold until your 1st whiff of outside air freezes the hair in ones nostrils. I recall a Montana tradition that had new bars opening, met w/friends signing dollar bills and attaching them to walls and ceilings of same. Some were still there many years afterward. I drove Montana highways when the daytime speed limit was, “Safe and Reasonable.” Oh, the memories!!
It is magical Tom, great description! Thank you, Jane
What a beautiful place! It’s easy to see why you enjoy it so much.
Happy New Year!!
Thank you Linda:)
Happy New Year, Jane! Loved seeing the pics of your beautiful mountain cabin. – coziest place on earth!
Lol you would know Wendy! Happy New Year:)
Beautiful. Happy New Year Jane.
Thank you Linda, to you too!
Very beautiful! I love your pictures. Who wouldn’t love an escape like this. Here’s wishing you a very Happy & wonderful 2015!
Thank you Elizabeth!