I feel compelled to write and tell everyone about the fantastic time I had at the Silver Forest Inn. The fall colors were starting to turn and I was there for the first snow that lightly dusted the mountains.I arrived very late at night after a long plane flight.I had arranged ,in advance,with the owner,to let myself into the Inn and find my room on my own.Although it was almost midnight,Mr.O'Neill was there to greet me at the door and help me with my luggage.
He offered me a cup of delicious rosehip tea,and I settled in for the night.It was so quiet that I almost slept through breakfast!
I had arranged for the Bridger View Room this time,as I stayed in the Turret Room last time I passed through Bozeman.It was even better than it was described.I had a lovely room downstairs with a door leading out to the meadow and a deck to sit and watch the clouds pass over the mountains in what is truly "BIG SKY" country.
My private bath was across the hall with a great shower,however the best part was my own private HUGE jacuzzi tub with double shower heads and luxurious bath salts. After a day of hiking,this is just what I needed.I was in my own little paradise.
After my initial soak in the tub, I ventured upstairs to visit with a lovely couple from California.They told me that they had stayed in B & B Inns all over the west, and we were all lucky to have discovered this secret gem.They chanced upon it while looking for a lodge big enough to have a family reunion.They were bringing 10 family members to the Silver Forest Inn for their 40th wedding anniversary.Such enjoyable company in a warm and cozy place.
Every day was different,Mr.O'Neill catered to my dietary needs,with fresh produce from the local farmer's market, local eggs and handcrafted breads.i loved the conversation around the table each morning.
The last day was the BEST.I decided to stay and get some work done on my laptop.There is WIFI all over the house,so when the sun came out the last day, I sat on the outside deck and worked.I took a break and soaked in the outside tub, and finally topped it off with a visit to Bridger Bowl Ski Area,where they were having the Bridger Raptor festival.
The largest migration of Golden Eagles,Falcons and other Montana Birds of Prey takes place along the ridge of the Bridger Mountains,right behind the Silver Forest Inn.To top of my day,they celebrated the Oktober Fest right at the ski area.So much fun and I was 5 mins away when I needed to head back to the Inn.
All in all, the Silver Forest Inn and the surrounding area are not to be missed.
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