Nickie was an accessible and supportive host. Her place is a mid-century modern home, nestled within the town, and centrally located to so many interesting sites. We used the pedestrian pathway, which is located one block from her home, to walk to the city pool, historic downtown, and green spaces. Her home was the perfect base camp for our family of six to explore Lewistown and gorgeous central Montana. We floated Big Spring Creek, viewed Native American pictographs at Bear Gulch, rode the historic Charlie Russell Choo Choo train, swam at Warm Springs, visited the museum, sampled fry bread and huttie dogs at the Farmers Market, and toured the King Colony Hutterite Farm. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and generous. Nickie's home has a large central area for the kitchen and living room which allows communal dining, meal preparation, and space to work together. We assembled a 1000 piece puzzle after dinner and the boys played poker at night. The sleeping rooms, bathroom, and laundry facility are separate from the living space, which is accommodating for a large group with different schedules. Us parents could rise and leisurely enjoy our morning coffee without disturbing the slumbering teenagers.
We look forward to returning to Lewistown in the future and hope Nickie will allow us to stay at her place again. We want to hike in the Big Snowy and Judith mountains, canoe the Missouri River breaks, hunt for fossils, drive the auto tour, view the stained glass windows of the old churches, and relax in the comfortable leather chairs of the private upstairs lounge in the historic library. Thanks again Nickie for sharing your home, for others to enjoy.