the Artist's Refuge at Thunderhead
116 Thunderhead Lane
Highway 89 bisects the Lewis and Clark National Forest between Great Falls, MT and White Sulphur Springs, MT. The small town of Monarch lies on HWY 89 approx. half way between the two.
The only road going east out of Monarch on HWY 89 is a gravel road known as Hughesville Road but it is unmarked. Follow this road approximately 12.5 miles (staying left at the only major fork about 10 miles or so in).
After a small sage/green house (on the right hand side of the road) the next driveway off to the right (gated about 150 ft. up the drive) is ours. (If you come to a major fork in the road you have come a bit too far. Turn around and take the first drive on your left.) Continue up the driveway a short ways and you have arrived!(There is usually a little tower of stones as well as a little painted log standing at the entrance to the driveway marking the entrance but sometimes they get blown over)