Number Three

This is suppose to be the aura borealis over snow capped mountains. Just not feeling this one, but I just started painting (this is my third one) so I’m okay with it.

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 or call (208) 464-2736.

LEADVILLE, COLORADO & SOUTHERN RAILROAD Todays Colorado Travel and Recreation

train rail during golden hour
Photo by Irina Iriser on

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

By Michelle Ochsner

Historic Leadville is rich with working-class traditions and spectacular views. Located at the base of Colorado’s highest peak in an alpine valley, this former mining town is home to the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad (LC&S). Once operating service all the way to Denver, this famed line now runs tours on an 11.5-mile stretch of ascending track overlooking some of the most breathtaking scenery the state has to offer.  In the fall passengers will enjoy spectacular views as the colors change for the season with amazing displays of gold, red and orange Aspen trees lighting up the mountainside.

The train runs from Memorial Day weekend in May through the end of September. Special packages include three wildflowers tours in July and August, a night ride barbeque special in July, a fall photo special ride in September, and a daily raft and rail ride put on in conjunction with Noah’s Ark Rafting. The LC&S ride is sure to be a blast for the whole family. Even well-behaved pets are allowed on board.

The tour train has been running since 1986, shortly after the area’s mines shut down. It has served as a great boost to the local economy. “Our company and crew are like members of the family,” says Kirstin Olsen, Director of Sales and Marketing.

For more information visit or call 1866-386-3936