The Great Northern Escape

Florida natives leave sun and sand behind for the ultimate retirement dream in Montana.
Story by Brooke Fishel
Photography by Joseph Hilliard

    

Retirement often conjures up images of warm retreats to places like Florida or Arizona during the harsh winter months. For Phil and Irene Manassa, that was not the case. They wanted to move north.

A Florida native, […]

A Montana Log Home at Last

A Montana log retreat is the perfect forever home for a pair of former nomads.
Story by Stacy Durr Albert
Photos by Heidi Long

After moving from one city to another every few years, Tom and Judy Murphy were more than ready to put down some roots. Though their careers had taken them to urban areas from the […]

5 Retreats That Couldn’t Get More Remote

 

 

 

 

Mountain Retreat: A Guest-Friendly Log Home in Montana

Photos of a mountain retreat in Big Sky country that beckons three generations to share old memories, create new ones and relish the great outdoors.

Getting Away To It All: A Handcrafted Montana Home

A handcrafted Montana vacation home echoes an Old West mood.

On Happy Trails: A Hybrid Vacation Cabin in North Carolina

A horse-loving homeowner builds a hybrid vacation cabin in the North Carolina mountains.

From the Appalachians to the Rockies: A Colorado Log Home

Eastern-style square logs find a home in the round-log West.

A French Country Montana Timber Home

Building a modern chateau in Montana.

The Lure of the Rockies: A Rustic Colorado Log Home

Designing a mountaintop getaway in Colorado.

Altitude Adjustment: A Handcrafted Log Home in Colorado

A Florida family answers the call of the Colorado Rockies.