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.

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And inside it’s warm and cozy sitting beside the native Montana stone fireplace…

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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.

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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,

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