Monday, October 08, 2007

A Real Log Cabin in the Wilderness

This is the REAL log cabin where we stayed recently, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This was an amazing Bed and Breakfast. Remote, totally out in the wilderness, wildlife (deer, turkey) everywhere, gorgeous fall colors! Did we ever luck out! The breakfasts were incredible, and brought to us in a 4-wheeler, as our cabin was not easy to reach. The old dog who lived there, knew the trails and took us for walks who-knows-where. I felt like Timmie, from the old Lassie TV programs -- "Just follow the dog - she knows the way!" While the cabin looks antiquated, it WAS very comfy inside -- just big enough for 2, but lacking nothing we needed. You should have seen the view from the bathtub!

The below photo is of Mr. Ole Goat on the front porch, where he spent most of his time, enjoying the view.

This is Ms. Old Goat on the front porch, where she spent most of HER time, enjoying the view, and sometimes sewing those Little Angel Girl stitcheries recently posted. It was a little brisk!

This is one view.

And this is the view from the front porch.

And this a photo I just liked - I felt healthy, slim and tall (I'm NOT slim) -- like the pine trees -- taken along Lake Sheridan, in the same area.

23 comments:

Sweet P said...

That cabin looks wonderful and views are spectacular.

CONNIE W said...

Now THAT is my idea of a wonderful place to be, I love cabins and tree covered hills; it's spectacular.

atet said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I can see why you love going there!

meggie said...

That looks & sounds like pure heaven!
You do look tall & slim!

Tanya said...

Lovely little retreat place! Isn't it nice to get away from it all! Don't I wish I could make my own home as nice and cozy and "retreat-like"? So smart of you to take along stitchery!

May Britt said...

What a great place to stay. I love this cabin and the view. A can understand you enjoyed your stay there.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It sounds like it was the perfect get-away for you guys! How fun.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Morah said...

Looks lovely and relaxing. Even on this end I just want to take in a deep breath!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Oh heavenly. Wish you could have made a video to share with us the sound of the water, bird song, and peacefulness! Lovely.

Libby said...

What a wonderful getaway spot. Sounds like a great time.

Angie said...

Oh Elaine, what a wonderful place to go hide out!! You look just perfect there on the porch--was it a rocking chair? :) Beautiful, beautiful place! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. :)

Jeanne said...

It looks so pieceful! Oops, I meant peaceful. :-) Love the pic of you on the porch!

joyce said...

Wonderful place for a get away. It looks so serene and what could be better than a log cabin.

Fiona said...

Oooh fabulous, what a great place to stay.

Patti said...

What a beautiful place you found to stay. Looks and sounds absolutely perfect!

sMC said...

beautiful, peacefull, perfect. What a marvellous week end way it must have been.

Dawn said...

Oh what a great cabin and awesome view! Yup, I could spend more than a few days there just vegging!

Janet said...

What a glorious spot!! Checked out you rocky road to Kansas - I have one of those inside clamouring to get out - maybe soon too! What a nice idea to give away your extra blocks!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, i'm glad you enjoyed it. The cabin looks like a wonderful place to relax. I'd love a front porch with a view like that!

Lucy said...

My My this is amazing beautiful!! Mrs Old Goat! what a cabin and what a nature I can see that youhad a very very good time !

Greenmare said...

wow gorgeous! You were in a pretty part of the Dakotas! The only places I've ever been in them were flat and flat and more flat! Glad you had such an awesome time and what lovely memories. I think I can envision a quilt..........

The Calico Cat said...

Lucky you, my husband &I will be staying in a B&B that lies on the Jordan River in Israel in December... Not quite as rustic...

Angela said...

What a sweet honeymoon for you all! :o)