Eric & Ellen
are getting


Our relationship has taken us a lot of places, from meeting in Los Angeles, to being reconnected years later through a mutual acquaintance in a cafe in the mountains of Peru. Then flying from Austin to Montana to North Carolina, trying to figure out what would come next in our lives. Well, we figured it out and we're officially making things official. We can't wait to celebrate our love and commitment to each other with you by our side.


Join us for a long weekend of good old-fashioned fun as we seal the deal under the big, beautiful Montana summer sky. 


Trapper Peak Lodge

This beautiful lodge is nestled into the heart of the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, reflecting the rugged beauty and wilderness of the mountains. With plenty of outdoor space to roam, dance, celebrate with friends, and watch the stars - we knew that this was the perfect location to say "I Do."


Wedding Details

- Trapper Peak Outfitters & Guest Ranch -

1765 Pleasant View Drive, Victor, MT 59875

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Six o'clock in the evening

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Ceremony on site with dinner, drinks and a little dancin' to follow.

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Attire is Montana Cocktail. We made that up. #fancy

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Please note that our event will be mainly outdoors.

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Average high temperature in August is 83º, low is 48º.

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Sunset is ~9pm.



46.392640244004774, -114.21369552362307

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The closest airport is Missoula International, approximately 43 miles from the lodge.

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Entering the street address into GPS may send you to the wrong location. We suggest using the GPS coordinates above, the Google Maps result for “Trapper Peak Outfitters & Guest Ranch”, or following the handy map we’ve included here.



Things To Do


Summer in Montana is all about the outdoors. We will have group outings on Friday and Saturday - if you are planning to arrive a few days early and would like to join us, please let us know! We're also including a few links to some local gems and other things to do, if you'd like help planning your own adventure.




• 11am-2pm - Hike Bear Creek Trail

Eric will head up this 3-mile out-and-back hike to a natural playground about 1.5 miles in, the perfect spot to stop for lunch and maybe a dip in the creek before turning around to head back to town. BYO lunch & water - try Casey's Convenience Store or Victor Merc & Deli for quick and easy trail food. Caravan will leave from Trapper Peak Lodge at 11am, returning at approximately 2pm. Great for kids!

Early risers are welcome to head out on their own - let us know if you need planning or preparation help. Don't forget water!


• 7pm - Friday Dinner @ Trapper Peak Lodge

In lieu of a traditional rehearsal dinner, we will be throwing a casual outdoor dinner at the lodge. All are welcome! If you're in town on Friday night, we want you there. Please make a note when you RSVP below.




105th Annual Stevensville Creamery Picnic >
Friday, 8/4 & Saturday, 8/5: 13.6 mi

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Stevensville First Friday Art Walk >
Friday, 8/4 - 5:30-9pm: 13.6 mi.

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Hamilton Farmers Market >
Saturday, August 5th - 9am-12:30pm: 14.4 mi

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Daly Mansion >
Historic Home & Grounds: 15.6 mi.

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Historic St. Mary's Mission >
Museum & Guided Tours: 13.8 mi

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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge >
Open sunrise to sunset: 17.7 mi

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Bitterroot National Forest >
Hiking: several access points nearby

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Bitterroot River >
Fly Fishing: several access points nearby

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Lake Como >
Swimming/Awesomeness: 30 mi.

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Redsun Labyrinth >
Walking/Calmness: 0.2 mi.

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Cowboy Troy's >
Pizza/Saloon: 4.5 mi.

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Morningstar Caffeine & Cuisine >
Coffee/Lunch: 13.6 mi.
(Nearest coffee. Not a joke.)

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Wildwood Brewing >
Beer/Music: 12.5 mi

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Blacksmith Brewing >
Beer/Art: 13.4 mi.

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Hidden Legend Winery >
Mead/Beards: 7.5 mi.

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Blodgett Canyon Cellars >
Wine/Rooftop: 14.2 mi.




Glacier National Park >
Glaciers/Bears: 184 mi.

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Yellowstone National Park >
Geysers/Bison: 295 mi.


August is peak travel season in Montana.
We cannot stress enough what a great idea it is to book early!


As we're going to be a bit in the middle of nowhere, traditional hotels are not abundant. We think this is one of the perks, but we know everyone does need a place to lay their head - preferably away from summer heat, bugs and wildlife. Unless you're into that kind of thing!

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If you ARE into that kind of thing - tent and RV camping are available at the lodge for $10/night. Camping will be on the back lawn of the property, sharing a group restroom with access to the kitchen in the main lodge. RV hookups are available. Please contact Ken Soderberg (Ellen's Dad) at to reserve a spot.

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For those who want to sleep indoors, we highly recommend AirBnB and VRBO, as there are plenty of vacation rental properties in the area! Below are some quick links to rental searches for the local towns of Victor and Missoula:



Closest options right in town

AirBnb Victor >     VRBO Victor >



More options - but further away (about 40 mi.)

AirBnB Missoula >     VRBO Missoula >


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And here are a few other options in the area:

Sweet Sage Guest Houses >
various locations

Bitterroot Cabins >
various locations

Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast >
approx. 13 mi. away

Bitterroot River Inn >
approx. 13 mi. away




Please respond no later than June 15 - thanks!

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Attending Friday Dinner? *
7pm @ Trapper Peak Lodge. In lieu of a traditional rehearsal dinner, we will be throwing a casual outdoor dinner at the lodge. All are welcome! If you're in town on Friday night - we want you there.


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Thank you. We can't wait to see you there!