Polebridge Mercantile


It's Saturday morning it's snowing, no it's raining...the weather is crappy, hop in the car and drive up the North Fork to Polebridge and get a Huckleberry Bear Claw!
Sounds like a good idea.
 So we did.
 Drove on the gravel road some 30 + miles
past rivers, mountains and little cabins in the woods
nothing like putting a little gravel in your travel.
Sun was shining when we got up there.
 Devoured a few pastries and coffee while chatting with the baker and the owner.
They show us their kitchen
and tell us how much the love the "North Pork" ( a pulled pork sandwich)
we make at the café.

 Life is funny, chef tries to get away from the kitchen and ends up in theirs

Much show and tell about the new solar panels they put up-
pretty neat that the whole place is run on the sun (sorry couldn't help myself) 
they even sells extra power to saloon, only open seasonally.
" The Merc" is a cozy place with the wood stove burning
all kinds of Montana décor- some more useful than the other.
It's rustic, it's simple - just the way we like it.
Good to get out shoot the breeze with your faraway neighbor
 and eat a little huckleberry goodness.


  1. It looks like a fabulous place to visit! :-)

  2. I was lucky enough to experience the Merc with Camie and Sarah. One word - amazing!! It also confirmed I belong in Montana, where the outhouse is still alive in public places! While I may have a sticker on my car, I left my heart at the mercintile ...xx. Awesome photos..

  3. Everything in these photos is making my heart go pitter-patter. So beautiful.
    Heh- love that the chef's North Pork was getting some recognition.
    Wish I was there to share a Bear Claw with you!

  4. What a great place to take a drive to. Thirty miles on dirt roads, that's a fair way!

  5. What an awesome magical mystery tour! That last shot is a stunner.

  6. loved the santa hat hanging from the saw....bet it stays there year 'round! Fun getaway!!!!

  7. pretty place! We love to get in the car and go, sometimes with a destination and sometimes without one :)

  8. Looks like a fun place and eating a few pastries can never be bad, right?

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