DELAYED OPENING – January 5, 2015

UPDATE: 7:49 AM The driveway has been plowed, however, the freezing rain has made it very slick out there. The plow truck has chained tires and it’s difficult for him as well.  McDowell HAS NOT been plowed.


We will have a delayed opening today due to hazardous road conditions.   We expect things to be cleared up by 9 AM this morning.

There is freezing rain here in East Missoula.

McDowell – the main road coming off of Hwy 200 has NOT been plowed and is treacherous.  Only a four-wheel drive vehicle can make it up McDowell.

Our driveway has not been plowed yet by our snow plow service.

I will update this site as things progress.  Please be safe.

Shane & Vida

What’s New…

Summer is finally around the corner in Montana and we are getting excited about warm temperatures and spending time outdoors.

The colder than normal temperatures and late season snow may have kept us from planting our gardens but it sure didn’t keep us from moving forward with our other plans for the new deck play area.  The children are already enjoying the new playhouse and enclosed play area where they can run and play and we can be assured that they are safe.

The new planter boxes have effectively eliminated a huge section of stairs on the deck and provided peace of mind for all of us in terms of safety for the children.

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Happy New Year and Thank You

Shane and I are so blessed to have such wonderful clients.  We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to each of you with this little video created with some of the pictures and video taken this past year of your precious little ones.  Wishing all of you a very happy and safe new year.


Last Days of Summer

As we enjoy the last days of summer and the warm temperatures, we are also preparing for the cold winter months ahead.


Shane and I are excited about the new meal plan we are offering clients and many of you have signed up already.  So many yummy things are in store for all of you.

While we get the outside of The Country Cottage ready for winter, we are also getting the inside ready for lots of fun.  Take a look at Phase 1 of the basement transformation that is happening for our morning play area.  Stay tuned for more pictures and news.







Summer is finally here!

We are sooooo enjoying the summer at The Country Cottage!  The temps are cool in the morning and perfectly warm in the afternoon.  The children are having a blast and we spend most days outside.  Here are some of the latest pictures of our daily fun.


I’m pretty sure there are few daycares in town who afford this type of view from an outdoor playpen.  The little ones love soaking in the sun a bit each day.  We make sure they have plenty of sunscreen and can easily pull them into the shade of a nearby tree.


Here are the 2 and 3 year olds enjoying a game of ball toss in the yard.


One thing is for sure, when lunch is over these little ones are ready for a nap.  Miss Pip didn’t wait for nap time… :-)




Our own children are enjoying older kids who join us as well with board games on the deck and various yard games such as badminton.

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The kids, big and small, go on a hike every day.  We took the big kids on a hike alone and in addition to picking wildflowers we saw the most awesome cacoon of caterpillars

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