28 December 2011

Christmas in Dubois: Cabin on the River

This year we were lucky enough to get a few days off and go up to Dubois for Christmas. Jake's aunt & uncle have a beautiful ranch along the Wind River with a couple guest cabins near the outbuildings. They generously invited us to stay in the Cottonwood cabin, which has a full kitchen, wood stove, and plenty of room for us and the 3 dogs.

It was nice to be able to come back to our own little private place to take a nap or relax for a bit without intruding on anyone. Here's a peak at where we spent our week.

Our home last week

Cottonwood Cabin - Wind River Bend
A mosaic of some of my pictures of the cabin. For more details about the photos, click the mosaic and it will (should) take you to my Flicker photostream.

An easterly view from the porch

Buck and rail fence

Wind River, partially frozen over, surrounded by snowy mountains

It's always nice to go back to Dubois. Although I didn't grow up there, that's where I call home. It never changes and everywhere we go there is a familiar face waiting to give us a big hug and ask how we've been and when we're coming home. ;)


Cheryl Arkison said...

Gorgeous! And it looks so relaxing.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Beautiful pictures. It seems stramge to me, across the pond, seeing that partially frozen river- it is hot here now as we are in Summer. :)
Would love to relax in that cosy cabin with a nice fire blazing away. Sandy. :)

Jacey said...

It looks cozy! I'm glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. And, mmm, the sausage sounds wonderful. That is always what I go for when given the option. ;)

Jo said...

What a wonderful place to spend the holidays! My DH and I have always loved the Wind River area. We take quite a few trips in the summer on our motorcycles and it is one of our favorite places to travel through. We usually camp but somedays we just are not up toit and get a rental. I am going to mark this posting and will have to get the info on how to contact your relatives for reservations. When you leave Portland Oregon and wind up in Riverton Wyoming 2 1/2 to 3 days latter on a bike a nice place to stay for a night is so very appreciated!

Kristina said...

It looks so peaceful. I hope you made it through the storm yesterday!