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Running Bear Pancake House a West Yellowstone favorite

In the early 1960s two schoolteachers from California vacationed in West Yellowstone. Like many people who explore the conifer-filled mountains, beautiful Hebgen Lake, and stunning Yellowstone National Park, the Thompsons wanted to stay. In 1964, they bought property where the…

Field Trip Friday: West Yellowstone

Normally, Field Trip Friday is all about the boys. But, a couple weeks ago Henry and I took a field trip sans kids. We dropped the boys in Ennis with Mogie and Big Henry and headed east to West Yellowstone,…

West Yellowstone: Riverside Trail

Before heading our separate ways, Heather and I had one more trail to ski. The Riverside Trail leaves right from West Yellowstone and loops around near the Madison River. The weather wasn’t quite as lovely as yesterday. It was still…

West Yellowstone adventure part II

I’m spending a long weekend in West Yellowstone with my dear friend Heather. Unlike my last trip to West Yellowstone, which was fun in a different way, this time we are spending a lot of time on skis. Have I…

West Yellowstone adventure part I

Crawling down the sidewalks of West Yellowstone. Don’t ask me why. This winter is leaving me uninspired. I love Livingston, yet the gray, windy, snowless days are starting to get to me. I want to be in a town just…

27 Hot Springs in Montana

The definitive guide to hot springs in Montana. We’ve listed all the Montana hot spring resorts and undeveloped hot springs in Montana. Plus, how to get there, where to stay, rates, hours, and what to expect.