“Took all of our humanly efforts to leave the ring behind... but I think it’s for the best! The trolls weren’t too bad, once they went to bed. Couldn’t ask for a more wonderful time!! It was truly Hobbit Forming!”

Allyson Weller

“We came, we saw, we awed!”

The Clark Family
Spokane, WA.

“The road goes ever on and on and out from the door where it began... Where to start? The Hobbit House – the craftsmanship, love and care that went into it was simply amazing. The attention to detail – the hobbit windows that flicker like a fire inside, the subtle smell of cedar, the electrical covers that were painted to match the wood, that beautiful whitepine tree, the hundreds of fairy lights, the bar stools and so much more. The total impact is one of calm, serenity and of healing. Your Shire supplied us with healing of mind, body and soul. Thank you. You are both wonderful hosts. We hope to return again. Best wishes!”

Philbo & Pennyroyal Baggins
Helena, Montana

“Steve & Chris... Thank you for a wonderful stay and excellent dinner... love those ribs!”

Joyce Wadler
NY Times

“Thank you for creating this special space that let these two big KIDS have fun, feel magic and just be silly. Montana was a magical place for us and now it was made even more so because we found you! It also warms my heart (like a tiny little heart-fire) to know that there are other wonderfully un-sane people out there in the world – and they are successful! Thank you for the fun and a place to hang our helmets and take off our boots in luxury.”

Maria & Arlen

“Steve & Chris – It was such a pleasure meeting and working with you. We so enjoyed eating dinner and racing around your pond in the canoe and john boat – having fun on the job... what a treat! I’ll be coming back on a vacation rather than working”

AMS Pictures for HGTV
Dallas, TX

“Thank you for building such a magical place. We had a wonderful time. Also thanks for your generous hospitality and delicious eggs! Thank the chickens for us”

Natalie Duczman
Ann Arbor, Michigan

“A magical place where Hobbits dwell And faeries dance, around the wishing well

The ‘wee’ folks will say, “Welcome to the shire” Hope you can stay

A place of fantasy, hope and desire

To live a happy life, we all wish it was me

Come to the Shire, and so it will be”

Lori Volberg Santos
Lafayette, CA

“I want to graciously thank you for the exceptional hospitality and your attention to detail in every way at the Hobbit house. My wife had a great time – we watched the 1st hobbit movie too – 1st class accommodations! Very relaxing getaway – well worth it!”

Phil and Taryn Thompson
Hayden, ID

“I came feeling exhausted. I left feeling renewed and transformed. Thank you for creating this lovely gift.”

Connie Cermak
Big Fork, MT

“What a magical dream! A fairytale come to life in the stunning backdrop of Montana’s “Big Sky” country with all of its natural beauty. The attention to detail is incredible and very appreciated throughout the house and into the Shire. Thank you for such a quiet and magical retreat – we will be back!”

P.S. We saw a very large and healthy cougar a few hundred yards up the road.

Tamara Zink &
Joseph Drumheller
Spokane, WA

Chris and Steve,

“Thank you so much for creating a small piece of heaven in which we can share. We loved the beautiful detail you incorporated into the Hobbit house and I found myself constantly looking for the next creative item that would bring a smile to my face. I have never seen the forest come alive at night as it does here and we delighted in walking across the bridge again and again to listen to the different “fairies”. What Fun! I do not believe we have ever enjoyed such peace and tranquility as we did here... thank you! This place is truly magical and we cannot wait to plan our next trip. All our best!”

Heath & Lee Diel
Great Falls, MT

Thank you for inviting us to your world of magical hobbits, fairies and hiding trolls! I hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. Please hug Dexter the Alpaca for me and tell him I will be back. XO

Yanna MTV Producer "Cribs Extreme" New York, NY

Will have a CD for you when the "Extreme Cribs" show airs.

Just a note to say "Thank You" so much! Jack and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening in your wonderful Hobbit House and I hope to send many more your way.

You were such the gracious host! I've brought my "Troll house cookie" to work with me today...very yummy! LOVE the label and being a card maker, loved the card "hobbit forming" great touch.

Also, loved the Montana Company tea that came with the room. I've already gone online and ordered some of the Night on Glacier Bay, loved it!! You had a very nice supply of amenities. The accommodations were FIRST CLASS... Five Star I'd say!

Warmest Regards,
Julie Goodwin
Resort Specialist - Special Promotions/Reservations
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
1-800-684-0513 ext. 7825

Hobbit Forming
Over the Top
Beautiful breath taking valley
Back of course, we will return
Immensely enjoyed
Thanks can't even begin

Steve & Barb Silla, Orinda, CA.

"Lovely Hobbit Salutations. Such detail and intricacy as to boggle the mind... you truly have a work of art you can be proud of."

Jim & Andrea MacKimmie, Eureka, MT - We feel Hobbitized!