Moving to a tiny mountain town has held plenty of charm, and I thought I would finally take the opportunity to share some of the architecture of Dubois that I've been collecting since the winter!
Along the main drag, an Old West-style boardwalk lines both sides of the street, with local ranches and names of citizens branded into the wood.
This dilapidated Steakhouse sign has recently been replaced by the Honey House, so I'm glad I nabbed a picture of it in time!
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church has been in use since 1910, and its quaint bell tower still rings out every Sunday to call the members of the community to service.
Horse Creek Station is my favorite example of cowboy architecture in town, with its knotty pillars and embedded wooden lettering. On some evenings, the door sports a hand-written note letting customers know that the owner is gone teaching football practice. Too cute!
This deserted old house has texture in spades! I love the robin egg color, as well.
Nearby, this red brick bank has been boarded up for close to a hundred years.
The Twin Pines Lodge is where we first stayed upon visiting Dubois, and I just love the sloped roof in the back! The interior is every bit as rustic as you would imagine.
Nestled under an epic pine tree, the Cowboy Cafe serves delicious food, and is known for its vast offering of pies.
We have yet to visit "the world's most unique bar", The Rustic Pine Tavern, but their storefront sure is awesome!
The historic Welty's General Store has sadly been closed this year, but we're hopeful they will re-open sometime in the future so we can experience the inside!
Here are some wooden doors from around town; the one with the diagonal slats belonged to a very old barn which was demolished this summer.
There are a few perfectly weathered signs for businesses around town, if you keep your eyes up.
Lastly, here are some of the signs for the area, along with the local high school's hillside letter. Dubois sure is a unique and wonderful cowboy town!