Gallatin River Lodge Blog

Do you Invest in Yourself?

When many of us think of investments, we may think of real estate property, mutual funds, or something else that provides some return to us at a later time. Have you ever considered that investing in yourself may produce something incredible at a later time? Maybe it is continuing education in a field that compliments an existing level of expertise, or maybe it is in something new that provides additional income on the side. Or, another possibility is that we take the necessary time to invest in ourselves so that we continue to grow, prosper, and “earn” the return of a good quality of life-one that has balance in work, life, family, recreation, etc.

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For many of our guests, they enjoy the investment of experience. For those living in a large metropolitan area, maybe the unobstructed night sky with endless stars is a new experience, or maybe traveling down a Montana highway where you are the only vehicle for miles is something you have never experienced before. It may very well be something different for all of us. A walk in the woods on a fall day, and enjoying the cool breezes allows me to appreciate the simple things in life. It offers a quick rejuvenation for the spirit.

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When you believe in the importance of investing in those experiences, you reap the benefits both immediately and in the long run, which is a lot more than one can say for some “investments.” The more we experience, the more we see. The more we see, the more we grow. The more we grow, the more we change and evolve as a human being. This is something that you can then take home to positively impact the people around you. Whether it is a trip to Montana, or someplace else, we believe in the power of investing in yourself, and know that it will produce great results. If you are looking for some new ideas to experience, feel free to contact us. We have plenty of ideas. Many of us have been investing for years, and have helped others to do the same. No commissions, no fees, just honest advice on how to make the most of your Montana experience.

-PJ Wirchansky, Lodge Manager

Many Seasons, Many Reasons to Visit Montana

The Winter months in Montana are a great time to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, sled, take a sleigh ride, watch wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, or simply go for a walk in the snow. Or, you could go ahead and start dreaming about summer! January-March are the busiest times of the year for planning a summer vacation. Although we are in the middle of our winter season in Montana, and most of us are out enjoying the snow in every way possible (there is so much to do out here!), many of our guests who visit the Lodge during the warm season start planning their visit to Montana now.

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Many of us enjoy an emotional boost when planning a trip and then going away on vacation. According to’s travel research, almost half (49%) of people say a holiday or vacation brings more happiness than a big occasion in life (wedding day for example). And, three quarters of people book a holiday to cheer themselves up when they are in need of a surge of happiness.

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Once on vacation, over 70% enjoy the vacation more when they can make themselves at home. This is one area that we strive to provide for all of our guests here at Gallatin River Lodge. We have only 12 rooms, and with generally more than a 1:1 ratio of staff to guests, we want to make everyone feel at home, so that guests can enjoy the vacation/ visit as much as possible.

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Many of the staff here at GRL have been in Montana for many years, and as locals, know how to make the most of their time exploring both winter and summer seasons. To make sure that all guests have a personalized experience while in Montana, we encourage you to give us a call before your visit so we can help provide you with ideas, suggestions, and must do’s while staying in Big Sky Country. Feel free to call Stephanie, Bri, or myself, as we are more than happy to talk winter, spring, summer or fall in Montana. There are so many reasons to come to Montana for a visit, regardless of season. We can’t wait to share this beautiful place with you!

-PJ Wirchansky, Lodge Manager

To read the full article on Travel is the True Secret to Happiness, click here.

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