11 Things to do in Virginia City / Ennis Area

Madison River near Ennis, Montana

If Montana is all about outdoor recreation and western history, then the Ennis Area is the state’s poster child. The are includes the the Madison, Beaverhead, Ruby, Big Hole, and Jefferson Rivers, some of the premier fly fishing streams in the whole state. Right next door are Virginia City and Nevada City, open air museums … Read more

Ice Skating in Southwest Montana

Winninghoff Park Philipsburg

It’s hard not to look around Montana and be struck with the incredible beauty of the Last Best Place. I find that to be even more true during the winter. There is something about snow covered mountains paired with clear blue skies that will inevitably take your breath away. At some point I realized that … Read more

10 Things to do in Helena

Helena is most famous as Montana’s Capital City. The charming town also sits directly between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks making it the perfect place to rest your feet as you travel between the parks. The Helena area is home to a wide range of activities and, as with much of the Southwest Montana region, … Read more

Hot Cocoa in Southwest Montana

After just yesterday when I suggested that we may not have a White Christmas in Southwest Montana, we were hit with a little snow <3 I’m going to err on the side of hoping that the snow sticks around – at the very least in the Mountains! These cooler temperatures and the fluffy snow I … Read more

Southwest Montana Gingerbread Houses

When it comes to the Holidays, everyone’s traditions are a little different. But I’m pretty confident in saying there are a number of activities that are specific to this time of year. For instance, in Montana we always consider the sentiment of a “White Christmas” and there are few years when we don’t have a … Read more

Safety at Southwest Montana’s Hot Springs

Boulder Hot Springs

In Southwest Montana, we love to highlight the six natural hot springs in our region! With the pandemic, we thought this would be a great opportunity to not only highlight the hot springs of Southwest Montana, but to provide an update of the safety measures being taken. In the year following graduation, some friends and … Read more

9+ Books to Add to Your 2021 Reading List

There are few gifts better than a Southwest Montana book, quarantine has given us more time to read, and we are always looking for books to add to our personal reading list – especially at the beginning of a new year! While we would love to provide a top to bottom guide of Southwest Montana … Read more

Made in Montana Gift Guide | Southwest Montana

Latigo & Lace | Augusta, MT

If you are anything like me, your gifting gets done at the absolute last minute as you struggle to find the perfect gift for each and every person on your list. There are of course those on the list that tell you exactly what they are looking for … if only everyone was that easy! … Read more

Butte Montana’s Thompson Park

People are drawn to Butte for all sorts of reasons – mining history, the culture, the events – but one of our favorite reasons to visit the area is to explore Thompson Park. The park not only offers stunning views, a relatively easy trail and the perfect place to gather, but the trail itself is … Read more