5 of the best scenic views in Southwest Montana

Snow falls on the foothills, only to dissipate by midday. In the river-bottoms the leaves of the cottonwoods are rustling into yellow, as if capturing sunshine on the branches. At higher elevations, the changing leaves of the aspens are gilding the mountainsides. Fall is upon us and winter fast approaches. It is the time when … Read more

Giving Thanks in Southwest Montana

And just like that, Thanksgiving is only days away. The holidays and traditions go hand in hand, and while everyone celebrates a little differently, time among friends and family is something to be thankful for. In our family, Thanksgiving requires quite the road trip, four generations, home cooked meals for days, a little time in … Read more

Halloween 🎃 Events

Halloween is just days away, and Southwest Montana has events for all ages. As one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, there is no skimping on the haunted encounters. To take it a step further, Southwest Montana’s colorful history may have left behind more than just an interesting tale or two. As you … Read more

The Haunting of the Quartz Street Station

The Butte Silver-Bow Public Archives sit at 17 W. Quartz Street in a building that once served as “Fire Station Number One.” This building remained the Quartz Street Fire Station until 1976 when the Montana and Mercury Streets Station was opened.  As you may know, the mining town of Butte, America saw its fair share … Read more

Grant Kohrs Pumpkin Sunday

You know the Grant Kohrs Ranch for their great line-up of summer activities, but in addition to summer fun, the Grant Kohrs Ranch has some excellent fall events as well. Specifically, on the 20th of October the ranch is hosting its annual Pumpkin Sunday. The highlight of the event is, of course, the pumpkin patch, … Read more

Ghostly Guides

Boot Hill in Virginia City, Montana

Fall has arrived, and with it a lovely Halloweenish atmosphere. If you are in search of a guide through the spookiest bits of Montana’s past, you’ll not find better than Ellen Baumler. Before retiring last year, Baumler had spent 26 years digging into the stories of Montana’s past. She’s a terrifyingly prolific author who has … Read more