Breezy Days

Quinn's Natural Hot Springs

August 28, 2014
Tuesday morning, the day after we went to Glacier, the crew headed to Quinns Hot Springs. A hotel with cool cabins and natural hot springs that boast health and healing benefits. Sweet! Soon after we got there, we all tried the different pools with various temperatures and just hung out. It was a great relax-day after hiking in Glacier, and it was amazing to see all the beauty that surrounded us while soaking in the pool!

This hotel though was literally in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. Luckily they had a restaurant and mini-mart attached to it. Little did we (meaning my parents, brother, and I) know that it was a high-class practically 5-star restaurant. We were all drooling over the prime rib, mushroom and brie soup, and desserts. Yummmm. We ate up, went back to our cabin and got a good nights rest before heading out the next morning to meet Ryan's aunt and uncle for a day of rafting! 

Glacier National Park

August 27, 2014
Last Monday, the first full day we were in Montana, we drove through a did a little hike in Glacier National Park. It was insanely gorgeous! I couldn't take a bad picture there if I wanted to. We did a 3 mile roundtrip hike to Hidden Lake, and we ran into some mountain goats and fat chipmunks on our way! I would apologize for the photo dump this post is...but I won't ;) 

Grouse Mountain Lodge

August 26, 2014

Our first stop was at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, which is a pretty fancy shmancy place according to Montanans. It was a gorgeous hotel with a cabin feel, both inside and out! One random thing we noticed throughout our Montana trip is that the state LOVES hanging flower pots. No seriously. In every city we were in, beautiful HANGING PLANTS. Grouse Lodge did not disappoint ;)

Here is what you walk in and see when coming through the front doors, wow!! Seriously decked out in posh cabin style. Our room was comfortable with a good size bathroom and a nice AC unit. My mom and I enjoyed making use of the outdoor hot tubs while the boys loved the sauna and golf course nearby. We stayed here for a couple of nights while we hit up Glacier National Park and before we made our way over to Quinn's Hot Springs!