Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse

Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse
For our 15th anniversary getaway, we stayed at the Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse. It’s quite a rustic place. This is the bunkhouse.

Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse
These are the his and hers outhouses.

I’m just kidding. I don’t do outhouses. Yuck! I like a break from civilization, but not that much of one! The box on the left is actually a place for newborn calves to be kept out of the cold.
Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse
This is where we stayed, a three-room concrete block home that was a very comfortable getaway location. It stands in a valley in the middle of a pasture surrounded by trees in three directions. Neighbors are far enough away that their lights cannot be seen. The stars overhead were incredible.
Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse
Donna, our hostess, brought us this pretty bouquet for our anniversary. At first I thought it was made of lilacs, to which I am very allergic. I was relieved to see otherwise. She also gave us slices of a lemon poppy seed layer cake with strawberry slices between the layers. Delicious!
Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse
Bunkhouse’s previous owner was a lifelong bachelor, so the house was definitely devoid of frou-frou touches. In honor of her husband’s uncle, Donna has kept the dècor simple. The curtain rods, kitchen drawer and door pulls are all made of branches.
Butterfield Trail Bunkhouse
The hooks holding up the kitchen curtain rod are old spoons. Even with the simplicity, she said the dècor would probably be too much for Uncle. I was amused to find that the bathroom had no power outlets. That definitely shows a bachelor inhabited the house. A woman would have wanted to plug in her blow dryer or curling iron.

When Donna and William wanted to put in a new kitchen at their house, they had to tear out their porch. They rented a jackhammer, thinking that the concrete would be fairly simple to remove. Instead, they discovered that it was full of rebar. Rather than get rid of the rebar, she used it for curtain rods in their house. Now that’s creativity!

The breakfasts were great as well. We recommend this bed and breakfast highly.

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