75 Years!
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The Log Cabin's 75th Summer!

 1937-2012

Big Thanks for a wonderful party!

Thanks for all the former and current Log Cabin employees and all those who shared fun memories.  Thanks especially to Kay, Diane, Heidi,  Christine and Jean!  And of course, what good music from JACKSON HOLE'S SCREEN DOOR PORCH

Let's celebrate 76....

Congrats Connie!  You won our essay contest!

 

Remember When?  Share your Log Cabin Memory Below:

Remember When? Share your Log Cabin Memory Below:

  1. WORKIN FOR DAVE I didn’t care that I would blow a whole 2 hours of hand digging sewer line all on a Log Cabin barbeque pulled pork, potato salad and oh…. those beans. I would think about lunch all morning and it would keep me going, no matter what job Dave Majors’ gave me. We’d sit outside (even if Laurie or Leigh preferred we sit inside) so he could smoke and I could sit and stare at Amphitheater and note the diminishing snow line as the summer sped by. To this day that is my absolute favorite meal, I would order it on death row, I am sure. It didn’t take me long to wolf it down, and back then, it seemed to last me the rest of the day ‘til I began drinking my supper. I’d wake up hungry the next morning, anticipating my Log Cabin lunch with Dave… I’d have to say that was the best summer ever.
  2. I didn’t care that I would blow a whole 2 hours of hand digging sewer line all on a Log Cabin barbeque pulled pork, potato salad and oh…. those beans. I would think about lunch all morning and it would keep me going, no matter what job Dave Majors’ gave me. We’d sit outside (even if Laurie or Leigh preferred we sit inside) so he could smoke and I could sit and stare at Amphitheater and note the diminishing snow line as the summer sped by. To this day that is my absolute favorite meal, I would order it on death row, I am sure. It didn’t take me long to wolf it down, and back then, it seemed to last me the rest of the day ‘til I began drinking my supper. I’d wake up hungry the next morning, anticipating my Log Cabin lunch with Dave… I’d have to say that was the best summer ever.
  3. Oops!! I submitted an essay a short time ago, but mistakenly put my e-mail address in the Title space. I hope it went through!! It would show my title as "MT_Browders@msn.com."
  4. I could write a book filled with memories! My very favorite was simply working at the Log Cabin Cafe in the 1980's, while Kay and Cecile King were the owners. We had great fun working together, and became as a family. We were all thrilled to be working in this beautiful area, and got just as excited as the customers at all the wonders to behold. What a thrill, too, to serve customers from all over the world. Working at the Log Cabin Cafe greatly enhanced my appreciation for ALL of God's creation. Happy 75th Anniversary to the Log Cabin Cafe! Thank you for your strong and beautiful influence. May God richly bless you and all who pass your way!
  5. Last summer, 2011, my daughter and I planned an amazing trip; a westward adventure to the Tetons, Yellowstone the Rockies and eventually California. After months of saving and planning, the time had finally arrived. We boarded the Amtrak and were off on our first major adventure! After spending two very long days riding in coach class on the Amtrak Train, enduring lengthy delays, arriving hours late, we picked up our rental car in Denver and headed Northeast . Our first stop was Mt. Rushmore, then a museum in Keystone to see the Carrie Ingalls display. Then back in the tiny rental car (because our train was so late, the rental agency thought we were a no show, and gave our free upgrade away, thankfully the motel we reserved in Keystone held our room). We headed west through Wyoming, many hours later than planned. We were supposed to reach the Log Cabin Inn early evening according to the original schedule, and enjoy an evening and dinner in Silver Gate. Instead we traveled across the scenic highway in the dark, traveling what seemed like treacherous curves. I was tired, on edge due to the curves, and darkness, driving an unfamiliar car in very unfamiliar territory. I couldn’t help but wonder what if I took a turn too sharply and we went off the road? It may take days for someone to find us. I had no signal and there were very few cars on the road with us. I managed to get a signal, and call the Log Cabin to let them know we were still coming. We were advised to eat something in the town we had recently passed through and were assured we still had a room waiting for us. After what seemed an eternity, we pulled into Silver Gate, found the Log Cabin Inn and crawled out of the little rental car just as the owner was locking up for the night. He kindly went and got our key and led us to our cabin. He opened our door and we were greeted by the quaintest, coziest little cabin I have ever seen. The little light was on, a pitcher and mugs sat ready nearby, the two high beds looked so welcoming and inviting. We quickly grabbed our luggage, hauled it into the cabin and headed back outside for just a moment. The sound of the creek and the millions of shining stars soothed our weary souls and brought a sense of peace that things would improve now that we had arrived here. At the advice of the owner, we adjusted our schedule, and decided to go to Yellowstone to watch wolves and other wildlife early in the morning, but then instead of heading right into Jackson Hole, we would come back and have our breakfast at the Log Cabin Inn. So we said good night and headed back into the cozy little cabin and had a good night sleep. The best rest we had in many days. We woke up very early, headed to Yellowstone and spent several hours watching wildlife. Then we headed back to Silver Gate and enjoyed a wonderful, amazingly delicious breakfast of trout and potatoes and the most delicious pumpkin bread either of us have ever had. We also enjoyed when one of the cooks who was on a day off came in and began playing his guitar. The service was probably the best I have ever experienced as well. Our waiter was very polite, and although he was only visiting our country for the summer, he spoke English well and was very, very kind. The owners encouraged us to stay as long as we wanted since we had arrived so late. We stayed and walked around for a bit, then finally, headed into Jackson Hole. As we look back on our stay in Silver Gate, although much too brief, both my daughter and I remember most the warm, welcoming light pouring out from that little cabin, the sparkling stars in the clear night sky, and just a lovely feeling of warmth being there surrounded by all the beauty. The sound of the creek could be heard even from inside the cabin, and in the morning, the breathtaking view of the area behind the cabin was incredible. We talk about returning someday, and spending more time right there. Although we saw many places and did many things on that trip, one of my fondest memories was our stay at in a warm little cabin at The Log Cabin Café.
  6. Pick just one memory? Would it be when I was a child who lived in Montana and passed through Silver Gate on almost annual basis? No. . .I'm sure that the memories began in a series when my husband and I began taking our daughter to Silver Gate from Washington state. At a young age, probably age 6 when she visited the first time, she declared it her favorite restaurant on earth! It served Rainbow trout for breakfast AND dinner! The pie God lived there (and still does)! Over the years, we returned there whenever we visited Montana. As years went on, she continued to state that it was her favorite restaurant, even when she visited the capitols of Europe. She got her Master's degree in London, where she met and then married her husband. In the summer of 2011, one of the wettest on records, we took our daughter and her husband to the Beartooths, where we were all nearly consumed by mosquitoes and drowned by rain. But NO. . .we arrived in Silver Gate and planted ourselves in the most wonderfully "dry" cabins, and soothed our mosquito bites with the libations in the restaurant. Our daughter and her husband experienced this magical place in a way we had never seen before. That next morning, the sun broke through and our vacation could begin. We will return this year, because the trip to Montana cannot be complete without a visit to the Log Cabin Cafe.
  7. Dad used to toss Bob and me a Silver Dollar to enjoy a yummy Log Cabin Cafe breakfast while in Silver Gate for our family summer vacation.
  8. Dad used to toss Bob and me a Silver Dollar to enjoy a yummy Log Cabin Cafe breakfast while in Silver Gate for our family summer vacation.
  9. Dad used to toss Bob and me a Silver Dollar to enjoy a yummy Log Cabin Cafe breakfast while in Silver Gate for our family summer vacation.
  10. May of 2001 our 4th visit to Yellowstone. Driving over to Cooke City and it was getting late in the day, snow all around, cold and we were getting hungry. "I wish we could find a little cabin that was all warm inside and had homemade soup and pie and fresh hot coffee" I said to my husband. About that time we drove into Silvergate, saw the lights on in the Log Cabin Cafe, looked at each other and pulled in there faster than you can say Silvergate ! Serendipity magic happening ! At that time, a retired English professor from Nebraska owned the place; Cecil King. It was his first day of opening for the season. We were the only 2 people there and guess what, homebaked strawberry rhubarb pie, fresh hot coffee, soup, bbq and hamburgers. We thought we had died and gone to heaven ! We have a picture hanging in our kitchen of the two of us sitting at one of the booth tables and you can see a few snow flurries out the window. A couple of hungry travelers , smiling from ear to ear, who found the magic and serendipity of the wonderful Log Cabin Cafe. Can't wait to get back there during our upcoming trip to Yellowstone. See you sometime during May 22 to June 1 !
  11. Below find an email we got last fall. We get so many like this...wonderful memories. Put yours into words....

     

     

    In 86 my (late) wife and I stopped in for lunch while on our honeymoon. I still recall the wonderful lunch and personalized caring service. I even remember we had the lunch special and was recalling that special meal for my new wife. It so very cold that year on the 17th (or so) and it seemed even far more-so as we climbed stiffly off the small silver Suzuki motorcycle. The coffee was as warm and welcoming as was the owner /cook. The homemade tomato soup with the grilled creese on the home made bread were only improved by the refills on the coffee and the homemade pie! I no longer remember the lady's name who refused to accept the entire $10 bill I was leaving for lunch and tip and forced me to take back $3 stating the rest was her wedding gift. My late wife reminisced about that day and the lunch on her death bed in hospice in 2006. Many thanks for the day and the memories,

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  15. Share Your Memories and Win!  Be sure to include contact email in case you win.  Your essay will be read at our big party, AUGUST 4.

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