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By Andi Bourne

Relax at The Backyard, You're on Seeley Time


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Ronda and Dave Trottier are the new owners of "The Backyard" including Montana Pines Motel and the bar at 3363 Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. Their friend made "The Backyard Rules" sign for them with everything they had ever mentioned about their dream business. The sign hangs behind the bar for everyone to enjoy.

SEELEY LAKE – Dave and Ronda Trottier took ownership of the Montana Pines Motel and what used to be the Base Camp Bar this past summer. They renamed the property "The Backyard" and are looking forward to making this a family-friendly destination for all forms of recreationists.

Dave was born in Great Falls, Mont. and raised in Stevensville, Mont. He worked as a second-generation mover.

Ronda grew up in Kalispell, Mont. Her grandfather built the Red Lion Thunderbird in Missoula and her father visited the area in the 1970s and fell in love with it. When Ronda was young, she would go with he...

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