Teepee Village | Montana

Monday, November 24, 2014

You know that feeling when you've been planted by a campfire for a few hours and know you should head to bed, but can't move yourself because you know how cold it's going to be in the tent? Well, sleeping in a teepee completely solved that problem. Imagine falling asleep on the ground of a teepee with a fire a few feet from your face.  It was better than what I imagined, and I'm glad this foggy teepee village in Montana was my first time sleeping in a teepee.

Another highlight of this day—meeting and hanging with Ryan of @cruiserlifestyle, who was an Instagram friend until this point. We had Ryan and his boy over and they helped us start a fire and make some fire roasted popcorn in our teepee! Such fancy hosts, we are.

- Julia

We arrived to a very foggy and misty teepee village. Every blade of grass was heavy with water droplets. I couldn't wait to get a fire started inside.

It doesn't look like it, but this fire is actually inside our teepee, which was surprisingly spacious and well lit.

Making popcorn on the fire in our teepee!

Saying goodbye to Ryan and his boy before they took off for the night.

The teepees looked incredible at night, lit up by the fires inside each one.

Heating up leftover pizza for dinner. So good.

The fog lifted and the clouds started to break up so we could see the stars.

Some scenes inside the lodge on the property where we had bathrooms, a lounge area, tea, etc.

Quite a different scene from when we arrived the day before.


  1. Wow. What a special experience! These are absolutely gorgeous and the Native American in me is excited and thrilled to someday try this. :)

  2. What a unique experience! Didn't realize that it was just plain old grass on the ground inside. Beautiful shots, as always!


  3. These are amazing!!! I so love the evening shots! I'm not a fan of camping, but these teepees are wonderful! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!

  4. Amazing pictures guys�� looks like you had a great experience. I love tipi's and Native American history so this place would be perfect for me!

  5. amazing pictures. I'd love to visit Montana. you just can't find that kind of open space and sense of vastness over here.

  6. This looks like such a cool way to camp! I've never had much of a desire to visit Montana, but your camping road trip posts are convincing me it might have to happen when we move home.


  7. My little boy is laying beside me as we looked at this- and he's sold! Will not stop talking about us taking him to a teepee village.

  8. This looks like such an absolutely incredible time. Definitely inspired to add this to my adventure list!

  9. What a great experience, you night photos are incredible!


  10. This is so beautiful! I hope to get to experience this when I travel to that side of the world next year!

    21 year old budget backpacker currently an expat in New Zealand

  11. This looks incredible, I'd never really thought of Montana as a destination either. Love.

  12. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I've had the urge to visit Montana lately, though I don't know much about things to do in that state yet. This teepee village looks incredible!

  13. Can't believe you got to sleep in a teepee... beautiful pictures. You guys capture the beauty in all your travels so well! Wish I could learn from you.

    much love,
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

  14. You two always have something new and interesting to do

  15. Gorgeous photos. I'm adding teepee campout to my bucket list now. I love your style of photography!