We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of October. Due to a scheduling error (mine!) we were only booked for one night, but, thankfully, Mary Martha & Chris had an opening for our second night. We had chosen the Western Room and I would definitely recommend it. Gorgeously decorated, it overlooked the wolves enclosure and we had great fun watching them. The second night we stayed in the Carriage House, which, with two bedrooms, a living room and a full kitchen, would be great for a family.
Views are terrific from any window. The B&B is located about 15 miles outside of the city, and a great spot from which to see the Bozeman area without being in all of the noise and crowding you'd find in the heart of the city. At night we could hear the wolves howling...what a delightful sound!
There is a path to walk around the wolves' enclosure and see them up close. On our second night Chris was inside the enclosure feeding them. We chatted for a bit and a couple of the wolves came up to the fence to meet us. I asked if it was OK to pet them and Chris said sure. What a thrill! One loved having his ears scratched, and even turned around to give me his other ear to scratch! Another just leaned against the fence and seemed to be saying "ahhhhh" as I scratched his back. Definitely a once in a lifetime event for me!
Breakfasts were delicious and, due to an early departure flight, Mary Martha prepared us a terrific earlier than normal breakfast on our last morning. It had snowed during the night and from her kitchen window we watched the wolves in the snow. She tossed them some food from the kitchen window and, as I was taking photos of him, one gave me a look as if to say "more, please". I didn't want to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique lodging experience. Visit a beautiful log home B&B with wolf sanctuary set on 42 acres near Bozeman, MT. All rooms have a private bath and mountain views. Some rooms overlook the wolf enclosure, home to five wolves, offering an up close opportunity to enjoy their singing and antics. Children of all ages welcome. ... more less