Ennis Montana Adventures

Ennis Montana Adventures
Ennis Montana - The Fly Fishing Capital Of The Western USA

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Let It Snow!!
The weather man is giving us in the Madsion Valley a bit of snow.

Windy, Cold and a bit of snow make the fireplace
and a glass of wine feel just fine.

Add in a visit to the Spa after the snow storm ...
and you have Montana at it's finest!!

Just Ask Bob (love that "Farmer's Tan")!!!
The Jeffers Inn will be closed until May 2012 ... See you then!!

The Jeffers Inn Guests Enjoy Fishing On The Madison River

Summer 2011 was fantastic for Fly Fishing on the Madision Riverand the weather was fine all Summer and Fall.

The Madison River is giving guests of The Jeffers Inn all the fun and adventure they can stand.  With fewer fisherman visiting the area in the last three seasons ... the people that are out and about are seeing more large Brown and Rainbow Trout taking the flies this season. Lots of small "Freshman" trout are also taking a fly or two.  Big fish and lots of native fish production ... makes for a good thing.

Most people fishing on the Madison River are remarking as to how they feel like they have the river to themselves ... but that is just fine if you like a world class fishing experience in one of the most beautiful places in Western America. 

Add in a great place to stay ... and you have it all.
See www.TheJeffersInn.com for more information.

Also check out what guest say about The Jeffers Inn

Monday, June 13, 2011

Spring is Springing!! At Long Last!!!

It has been a very long winter in Montana.  The snow pack is over 200% of normal ... with spring creek run off just getting started.  The hills and meadows are now turning a lovely bright green.  We are starting to see flowers blooming along the roadsides.  The trees at The Jeffers inn are in full bloom.  It is rare thing when ALL of the Jeffers trees and lilacs are blooming at the same time.  This season ... it is happening ... the perfume of spring is indescribable!!
The song birds are also now showing up at The Jeffers Inn feeders.

Grosbeaks, House Finches, Western Tanagers, Goldfinches, Robins, Waxwings, Doves, Chickadees, Tree Swallows, Magpies, Sparrows, Orioles, Warblers, Lazuli Buntings, Blue Jays and Grackles are all eating over six pounds of seed per day!!  It's quite a show.  No Hummingbirds yet ... they will visit later this summer.

To us at The Jeffers Inn there is no greater joy than sitting on the patio and watching the birds.
The quiet setting, the birds going about their day and a Montana Spring blooming all around you!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Bridge At The Jeffers Inn

New Bridge

The Jeffers Inn Has A New Bridge Across Cedar Creek

During the middle weeks of May 2011, Leigh and Bob Fosnot hired Matson Excavation of Ennis, Montana to repair the aging bridge that allows excess to The Encampment.

Gordy Matson and his fine crew removed the old bridge, spent time reconstructing the Cedar Creek stream bed and banks, and installed a 15 foot squash oval pipe and bank stabilization blocks to create the new bridge.

Work progressed quickly and the project was completed in two days of work.
Bob Fosnot then finished the work with local stone and the planting of native vegetation.

The new bridge is wider, stronger, safer and adds to the
wonderful charm of The Jeffers Inn.
Great Job Guys!!!!

Old Bridge

Covering The Pipe and Blocks

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Trip Into Yellowstone National Park

The Jeffers Inn and Vacations In Yellowstone Park are teaming up to bring Inn guests the fun and beauty of Yellowstone National Park ... the easy way.

Yellowstone National Park is only 76 miles away from The Jeffers Inn.   Norris and his wife Carol, owners of Vacations In Yellowstone Park Tours, are your knowledgeable tour guides as you travel south along the Madison River to the West Yellowstone, MT  entrance of the park. 

For many, a visit to Yellowstone National Park, one of the most popular national parks in the United States, may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Even if it isn’t, you’ll want to enjoy every single moment of your time at Yellowstone … and you will not want to miss a thing. That’s where Vacations In Yellowstone Park comes in.

They are Yellowstone National Park tour experts!

You will be picked up at The Jeffers Inn early in the morning and be taken to Yellowstone National Park in a comfortable, air-conditioned 11 passenger van.  The trip, with lunch provided, will last most of the day.  When you return to The Jeffers Inn, drinks and evening snacks will be ready for you to enjoy.

You will have a friendly driver that is an expert on Yellowstone National Park, knowledgeable about the mountains, geography, facts about Montana, and also knows the local wildlife and the surrounding areas.

Your tour driver will provide you with an interesting, stress-free, safe, and fun trip that you will completely enjoy as you take in the sights, animals, and beauty of the Yellowstone National Park.

During your visit to Yellowstone you’ll see and experience many different things.  You’ll be able to see Elk grazing in a field below the majestic Montana mountains, you can take pictures and stop and look at Big Horn Sheep walking right along the side of the road and see Buffalo walking right down the middle of the road creating the famous "Buffalo Jams".  The wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is everywhere and easy to see.

The thermal features within the park are also amazing.  They are what gave the park the early name of "Colter's Hell".  For years the park's thermal features were considered just tall tales by Indians and mountain mes. Yellowstone has the most diverse and intact collection of geysers, hot springs, mudpots, and fumaroles in the world. More than 300 geysers make up two thirds of all those found on earth.  With more than 10,000 thermals, colored hot springs, bubbling mudpots, and steaming fumaroles, you have a place like no other!  Words like “Geyserland”, “Fairyland”, “Wonderland” have been used to describe the natural wonders and magic of this unique park.

While visiting Yellowstone National Park, you may see Bison, Elk, Coyotes, Grizzly Bears, Moose, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Trumpeter Swans, Black Bears and Yogi Bear (very elusive)!

We promise you that you will experience all the wonders of Yellowstone – and not miss a thing – it’s an awesome experience that is hard to put into words!
Call Leigh Fosnot at The Jeffers Inn for more information: (406) 682-7000
Or E-mail: thejeffersinn@hotmail.com

Monday, May 9, 2011

El Western Cabins and Lodges
Conference Center and Bear Creek Meadow

The doors of our El western Conference Center opened for group business in the summer of 2000.  The building was originally a restaurant, then a tackle shop.  After a remodel that included adding a spacious deck and a western-style facade, it now serves a meeting and gathering spot.  Over the past ten years, a marine reunion, board meetings, scientific researchers, bird watchers, painting classes, art auctions, civic banquets and film production crews have utilized the conference center for their activities.  In 2010, we added wide, sliding doors to the front of the building to provide smother access to the patio.

The experience we gained hosting these events was put to the ultimate test on September 5, 2010 as we welcomed family and friends of our daughter and her fiancĂ©’ from around the globe for their wedding.  It was a joyous occasion and made us appreciate, even more, the importance of this amazing place in our lives.  On a personal note, we wish to thank all of you who sent good wishes and were patient with our need to close the property over Labor day weekend.

We hope you will find time to gather at El Western.  We will do our very best to help you create a lasting memory or hold a productive meeting.  Whatever your event, we believe the beauty of our surrounding will provide the perfect backdrop.

Take advantage of our lower rates from May 1, 2011 to June 14, 2011 and after September 18th to book your meeting or special event.

Visit  us anytime on our website: http://www.elwestern.com/
A proud Montana Tradition since 1948
E-mail us at info@elwestern.com

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wonderful Old House

The Jeffers Inn is now featured on the Old Houses website.
It is an honor to be chosen as a fine example of living history.

The house that is now The Jeffers Inn Bed and Breakfast, is a fine home build for the
new bride of Clifford Jeffers in 1900.

Roy and Lela Frye lived in the home for many years.
Leigh and Robert Fosnot bought the house in 2002 and completely restored the home.
See the Inn website at: http://www.thejeffersinn.com/
Use the link below to see The Jeffers in on the Old Houses website.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

El Western Resort To Open For The Summer 2011 Season!!

The staff of the El Western Resort are working hard to ready their rooms and cabins for the 2011 season.  View their websit: http://www.elwestern.com/ to get more information.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Fosnot's Have Returned Home!!

Leigh and Bob Fosnot have returned home to their Bed and Breakfast in Jeffers.  The Jeffers Inn!! The Inn website is : http://www.thejeffersinn.com/   The Fosno't enjoyed a very active winter in Bouse, AZ.  Their mules and pony went with them and they drove them over 60 days on the many Arizona ATV trails.  The Jeffers Inn will open for the summer season on May 21, 2011.

Also this week The Jeffers Inn is building a new bridge over the creek in the back yard.  The older bridge was looking a bit unsteady and unsafe.  Mattson Excavation is doing the work.