The quiet beauty of Glacier National Park is on full display at this time of year. A little magic takes place as the services shut down and visitors return to their busy schedules. The roadways are less congested, the paths resonate with the silence, and the soft whisper of wind through the branches sounds a melody for the few who venture into the park. Fall spreads it’s colored slowly from the west to the east side of the park with the full splendor displayed in October. Going the Sun road is the best way to navigate through the park, but it is closed in parts due to the changing of the season. Check with the local services before embarking on the drive, or plan to turn around knowing that you’ll still enjoy access to some trails and a delightful display of gold, red, orange, and the dark contrast of the evergreens.
With most of the park campsites and amenities shut down for the coming winter, it’s a great time to discover the luxury of a well-equipped Montana vacation rental. With hot showers, full kitchens, fire pits, and soft sheets, it’s the perfect reprieve from exploring all of the wonders of nature. All of our homes sit in proximity to the park while allowing visitors to experience the amenities that are a part of our thriving communities. Enjoy local festivals and wine tastings or explore a craft fair. There are a wide variety of activities available to our guests this time of year. In fact, it’s one of our very favorite times to call Montana home. All of the enchantment without the congestion of our busier months. We hope you’ll discover for yourself what a little wonder can do for your life.
As vacationers return to their homes, children to school and sports, parents to the demands of their jobs, the animals begin to take back their wilderness. The deer gingerly step closer to the water, the fish swim in large schools near the shore, the beers fill their stomachs with the last of the berries, and the birds fly low on the winds. If you love the untouched wilderness and prefer to pull a jacket close around your shoulders while you walk down a quiet lane observing the reverent whimsy of the frontier, this is your time to enjoy Montana.
Our many properties sit waiting, checkered blankets drape over an overstuffed chair and the golden light sets across the wide plank floors. Books fill the shelves and fires wait to be started. The cooling temperatures beckon to woolen hats and loose scarves. Soft grass invites games of tag and catch, or the romance of a picnic set soft against the setting sun. It’s a fascinating time to invest in yourself, your family, and your future; by experiencing the awe inspired by autumn.