If you happen to be near Helena, Montana, here’s an option for an outing you probably can’t find in your own back yard. I wouldn’t have known about it myself if I hadn’t picked up Section D of today’s The Montana Standard this morning while staying at my friend’s house in Butte.
The article on The Last Chance Ranch caught my attention. The ranch offers an old-fashioned wagon ride through the forest to dinner in one of two tipis. The dinner, a home-style cooked prime rib feast, includes a performance by Bruce Anfinson who is well known in these parts as the Charlie Russell of music. Charlie Russell was a western style artist whose work now fetches thousands of thousands of dollars. I mean thousands.
Anfinson says that he aims to give people a slice of the real Montana that he loves. Songs reflect Montana history and culinary traditions. Expect huckleberries. The ranch, now owned by Anfinson, is 102 years old, and according to the article, this is a well-worth it western experience.
Here’s the Web site link for the ranch with info about how to register for the dinner.