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By Sigrid Olson

The Resort at Paws Up: Embracing Montana Through Community


April 12, 2018

Cole Bergquist/ The Resort at Paws Up

An aerial view of the Island Lodge looking toward the north end of Salmon Lake.

SALMON LAKE - The island log home retreat on Salmon Lake is under new ownership, becoming the property of the Montana Education Benefits Foundation (MEBF) at the Resort at Paws Up. The "Island Lodge" will open for guests Memorial Day Weekend.

The island namesake, Sourdough Island, comes from Dave 'Sourdough' Madson who found his way to the island circa 1918 where he was put in charge of netting squawfish for the Fish and Game Department. According to the Seeley Lake Historical Society, Madson's cabin is now the pump house on the property.

Bruce Vorhauer built the 18,000-square-foot, seven-b...

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