TIMBER INN – Todayz Idaho Hunting and Fishing Guide 

Timber Inn


By Michelle Ochsner

Built 1926, Timber Inn is located on the main street of Pierce, ID. This rustic log inn, owned by Rob Harrell since 1990, is a retreat for hunters, snowmobilers, or groups of travelers who would rent the entire floor for privacy yet togetherness. For lodging, the Timber Inn has five rooms for rent and all have been remodeled and redecorated since Rob bought the inn. The use of the upstairs kitchen and sitting room, with cable TV and high-speed internet, is included with the room rental, as are laundry facilities.

Pierce, a gold rush town that is home to the oldest courthouse in Idaho, is central to many breathtaking landscapes. Located in the mountains of North Central Idaho offering an abundance of activities in the area, guests here at Timber Inn can easily find fun and exciting recreations. During the summer and fall, enjoy the beautiful patio deck area, complete with a barbeque and horseshoe pit or spend time camping, hunting, fishing, backpacking, berry-picking, and gold panning. In the winter months, enjoy the outdoors snowmobiling and downhill and cross-country skiing.

June 11 is the Deer Creek Fishing Tournament at Deer Creek Reservoir, sponsored by the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce. There will be prizes for the heaviest fish and for the largest fish. Be sure to take pleasure in the fishing fun for the whole family.

After engaging in the outdoor adventures, drop by our café and satisfy your appetite. Make sure you try our Timber Burger – the best burger in Idaho. The dinner menu includes steak and seafood and at 5am breakfast is made by Rob.

Timber Inn offers you accommodations that are rustic and have that down-home friendly atmosphere. The voyage on Idaho Highway 11 begins in Greer at the junction of US 12 with an easy climb up the Greer Grade, providing a spectacular, panoramic view of the Clearwater Valley.

Welcome to the Timber Inn! For more information visit http://www.idahotimberinn.com or call (208) 464-2736.

RED EAGLE MOTEL AND CABINS – Todayz Montana Travel and Recreation 2011/2012


Nestled upon a hill in Glacier Country, Red Eagle Motel and Cabins overlooks upper and lower St. Mary Lake on Highway 89 in St. Mary, Montana. Lodging consists of 23 modern units, two cozy cabins, and a vacation home including queen or double beds and TVs. Red Eagle Motel and Cabins offers a reasonably priced stay close to Glacier National Park which is a photographer’s dream. Conveniently located within walking distance to excellent shopping with two nice restaurants close by, Johnson’s Cafe and down the hill is the Park Cafe. For the location, you can’t beat it.

Many activities are available in the area such as horseback riding, bicycling, mountain climbing, fishing, and hiking for the outdoors enthusiast. For those who are visiting to encounter nature, there is a boat and car tours, bird watching, nature walks, and more. It has been said by travelers, “The surroundings here are to die for.  In the early mornings, the sunrise produces beautiful reflections of the mountains surrounding St. Mary Lake.”

St. Mary is located in the northwestern area of Montana, situated at the West Entrance of Glacier National Park. Next time you’re in the area drop on by the Red Eagle Motel and Cabins and meet our friendly staff, then settle in and spend a few days admiring our scenery and contemplate the wonders of life.

Open seasonally from May thru October. Office hours are 7:00 am – 10:00 pm. Free coffee is served 7:00 am – 10:00 am. For more information call (406) 732-4453.

JACKSON HOT SPRINGS LODGE – Todayz Montana Travel and Recreation 2011/2012

Jackson Hot Springs Montana

Accommodations Sure to Fit any taste or budget


Beautiful views, outstanding hospitality with friendly service, and great food & drinks. This is what Jackson Hot Springs Lodge is all about. Nestled in Jackson, Montana off US Highway 278, travelers can enjoy southwest Montana in rustic luxury. Our natural Hot Springs and Lodge are nestled beautifully between the Bitterroot and Pioneer mountain ranges offering panoramic vistas and mountain top views.

Jackson Hot Springs Lodge understands what it means to get a good night’s sleep, whether vacationing in one of our log cabins with a fireplace, settling into a room, or camping among the stars for the night. Come soak and unwind in a spring that’s produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater from the Earth’s crust. Our natural hot springs are cooled down to between 94 – 103 degrees Fahrenheit for maximum relaxation. Because the heated water contains a very high mineral content, some claim that natural hot springs have medicinal value.

The beautiful Big Hole Valley is considered by many to have the finest outdoor recreation in the state. So drop on by Jackson Hot Springs Lodge and stay awhile. There is no limit to the number of activities available in the area. Take pleasure in Montana’s world-renowned fly fishing, regardless of your fishing skill it’s guaranteed to be a great time. Guests can plan a day or overnight hiking trips with hundreds of miles of trails at Bobcat Lakes, Sawtooth Lakes, or Torrey Lakes. No matter what time of year it is the fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling are exceptional. Jackson is also a great place to catch up on your U.S. history. Lewis and Clark once wrote of our mineral water and the Battle of the Big Hole took place only miles from our front door.

Check out our room styles and rates and book your stay at jacksonhotspringslodge.com or call (406) 834-3151.





THE CANYON MOTEL – Todayz Colorado Travel and Recreation Guide 2011/2012

The Canyon Motel - Colorado

By Michelle Ochsner

The greatest thing that you’ll take pleasure in here at The Canyon Motel is the Rocky Mountains. For all lovers of nature from the hunter, fisherman, bicyclist, photographer, winter sports enthusiast, golfer, or vacationer. The Canyon Motel is your place to stay for your Colorado getaway.  Enjoy quality, comfort, and value in our AAA Approved rooms.  All rooms have Serta Luxury pillow-top beds, in-room organic coffee & tea, refrigerator & microwave, free Wi-Fi, 7 HBO movie channels, and phones with free local calls. Kitchen units and an outdoor grill area available for your convenience. Pets are always welcome for a small fee.

Your mountain getaway can be found in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado along the scenic byway on US HWY 40. The foremost attraction in the area is the world-famous mineral hot springs. The Canyon Motel offers packages for hot springs retreats or romantic getaways. The general setting is a small town surrounded by beautiful canyons and mountains at an elevation of 7,670 feet above sea level.

Book your reservation today by logging on to http://www.canyonmotelcolorado.com or call          1 888- 489-3719 anytime from 07:30 AM to 10:00 PM MT.

BEST WESTERN BUTTE PLAZA INN Todayz Montana Travel and Recreation 2010/2011

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Butte’s Best Choice!


By Michelle Ochsner

When visiting the Butte, Montana area the Best Western Butte Plaza Inn is a great lodging choice. Offering full service and affordable accommodations, the Butte Plaza Inn is ideally located close to Montana Tech, REC Silicon and St. James Hospital. Surrounded by historic copper mines, restored theaters, and historic churches and museums, guests will enjoy spending the day exploring the rich culture of this city’s history. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate being situated so close to activities like fishing, hiking, and canoeing.

Offering 134 rooms, (2 which are designed for the physically challenged); as well as nine suites you will find them all to be comfortable and quiet. All rooms feature king- or queen-size beds, remote-controlled cable television, first-run movie selections, complimentary local telephone calls, and data ports. Children under 12 stay free with an adult. Non-smoking rooms are available.

A complimentary full hot breakfast is offered to guests of the Inn each morning. You will find on-premises the Perkins Restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal or drop in during Happy Hour offered weekdays at the hotel’s Hops Pub and Casino. Guests are welcome to take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool, a relaxing soak in the hot tub or rejuvenate with a work out in the fully equipped exercise facility. Your promise of excellent service, premier amenities, and well-appointed accommodations are here at the Butte Plaza Inn!

For more information and reservations visit www.bestwestern.com/butteplazainn   or call 800-543-5814