These days with Pinterest, Google, and endless forms of social media, it can feel like you’ve already seen and experienced a place before you even get there. But every once in a while, you arrive at your destination and realize you have discovered a hidden gem. Let me let you in on a secret: that’s Montana (and Wyoming and Idaho, for that matter – I am going to lump them together for purposes of this post).
Big Sky Country is breathtaking, untouched, and unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been. The fact that it has a sort of stigma about it works in it’s favor. Everyone I know was like, “why do you want to go to Montana for your birthday when you could go anywhere?!” People have a negative idea of what Montana is and it deters them, which protects how special it really is. If everyone only knew how incredible it is, they’d be flocking up north.
From the mountains to the endless streams and lakes, to the pine trees and alpine meadows, endless wildlife that walk across the street without a care (I’m talking deer, bears, even bison one foot from our car!), and the sweet little small town main streets, it’s an area of the country that has something for everyone.
The weather during our stay was divine, actually much warmer than I expected or packed for: sunny and 85 with nights cooling down to 70 and mornings in the 50s. I already want to go back every Summer from now until they put me in the ground. While I can’t speak for the Winters, I am sure if you are a ski/snowboard fanatic it would be divine, but as for myself I will stick to the warmer months. I would love to go up at the beginning of Fall, I bet that is gorgeous!
Have you ever been to Big Sky Country? Do you feel the same way about it as I do? Do you think you would ever want to visit Montana?