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Enjoy a Unique B & B Experience:
To grandmother's house we go! If visiting relatives for the holidays and it's too cramped for everyone to stay, or if you're planning to partake in one of the many Christmas or winter festivals and need a place to stay, there are numerous Bed & Breakfasts in Southwest Montana to make your visit that much more exceptional.

Greetings From Southwest Montana

When you think of Montana, do you picture skyscraping ranges of snowcapped rock? A cowboy tipping his hat to greet you as he passes by on a boardwalk? Herds of elk under a sky so wide it seems to swallow you up?

The you're picturing Southwest Montana. Hemmed by the snow-crowned peaks of Glacier National Park to the north and the geological marvels of Yellowstone National Park to the south, this vast region holds the best of what Montana is about.

Here you'll find a treasure trove of friendly, lively communities and intriguing 19th-century ghost towns. You'll meet a diverse mix of friendly people and have opportunities to glimpse the same wildlife Lewis and Clark encountered more than two centuries ago. When you're done exploring for the day, you'll find gems of places to rest your head - from campsites along crystal streams to lavish Western resorts.

Welcome to Southwest Montana. We're glad to have you.

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“It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play”

December 14 - December 18

Helena, MT

this beloved American holiday favorite is re-imagined as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters...

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Advent Service of Lessons and Carols

December 14

Helena, MT

Musikanten Montana, conducted by Kerry Krebill, offers its annual service, which includes scripture readings, anthems by the choir and carols sung by ...

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John Floridis

December 13

Helena, MT

Missoula songwriter and guitarist shares highlights from his popular seasonal recordings as well as songs of journeying from darkness to light.

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Fall Has Arrived!

Enjoy the colors in Southwest Montana

Southwest Montana has miles of incredible scenic roads to get you out and enjoying the vibrant colors as the seasons change. If you need something to entice you, the calmness of this video surely will!

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Birding

Birding:

A Big Sky Alive with Birds

Across Southwest Montana, a varied landscape of windswept lakes, riparian streamsides, coniferous forests, alpine meadows and valley grasslands provide habitat for the largest raptors to the tiniest hummingbirds. Learn More

Biking

Biking:

Divide and Pedal

For those inclined towards the incline, Southwest Montana boasts some of the best mountain bike terrain anywhere - everything from high ridgeline trails to canyon bombers worthy of your next GoPro video. Learn More

Hot Springs

Hot Springs:

Nature's Restoring Baths

Our natural hot springs have attracted weary travelers for centuries. From backwoods to rustic to resort, these natural mineral baths soothe muscles tired from a day of panning, a horseback ride or a hike along the Divide. Learn More

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