“On a crisp February evening… under a blanket of stars surrounded by the sounds of nature, I soaked in a warm, bubbling bed of water. The Horseshoe Hills Lodge Jacuzzi located in the Gallatin River Ranch was a perfect place to reminisce the day’s events.
3D archery, pistol shooting and admiring the land was that day’s agenda. Exhilarating and so well planned. All I had to do was hop in to the chauffeured vehicle with Peter Holman, Director of Outdoor Pursuits, and everything else was taken care of — gear and all! It was flawless.
After my bow was adjusted and a brief but very thorough lesson was delivered, I was off to the course. Life sized 3D elk, bear, coyote and 12 other replicas were waiting. It was addictive… a blast!! Needless to say, I didn’t pack out any meat, but oh, what fun! The pistol range was next. That too proved to be a very fun & contagious activity.
Driving through the Gallatin River Ranch was one Kodak moment after another. From the unobstructed views of the big Montana sky to the rippling waters of the Gallatin River, this place had it all…which parcel did I want?! I was amazed at the varied topography. From the Castle Rock iconic landmark to the gentle sloping hillsides; an invitation to all.
As we drove back to the lodge, 9 stunning mountain ranges wrapped around us and welcomed us home. I felt both relaxed and invigorated as we returned home to our rural retreat at Horseshoe Hills Lodge….
Ahhh, next: The hot tub. ”
(An entry written by Jan Bearss)