We just spent some time in Montana with our daughter , SIL and sweet granddaughter. The Captain booked a romantic Valentine's Day get-away at Chico Hot Springs. He even had flowers delivered - what I guy! I have good memories of Chico; we've been swimming there with our granddaughter several times. And once a real Montana cowboy asked me to dance with him at the saloon - a first for me on several counts!
We stayed in The Caboose, an honest-to-goodness caboose situated on a ridge above the hot springs. I wasn't sure what staying in a caboose would be like and never expected this:
The caboose was moved to the ridge in 2004 and gussied up for visitors. I'd describe the decor as "Upscale Western Bordello" - beautiful cherry floors, antique furnishings, leaded glass windows, and red-flocked wallpaper (that's the bordello component!). The bathroom was lovely - complete with a heated tile floor:
The view wasn't too shabby, either:
Elk are fine; bears - not so much!
Checked off the Bucket List - and all at Chico: swam in hot springs, danced with a cowboy, slept in a caboose.