Winter Window Displays | Helena

With the holidays quickly approaching and unseasonably warm weather, there has never been a better time for a stroll along the Helena Walking Mall. As you wander down Last Chance Gulch, you will find small local shops including: clothing boutiques, gift shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and markets among other small businesses. If you haven’t found … Read more

Southwest Montana Bakeries

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how important it is to shop local. With Christmas right around the corner, we are all too privvy that the holidays are not complete unless they include countless stomach aches brought on by the consumption of far too many baked goods. Luckily for us, Southwest Montana is full … 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

Christmas Baking with Wheat Montana

One of my all time favorite Holiday Traditions is spending an entire weekend baking with some of our closest family friends. It’s a tradition we have kept up for nearly a decade and a half. We’re talking 2 families, 56 hours, and dozens (and dozens) of cookies. I clearly remember one year we had company … 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

Southwest Montana Distillery Tour

Willie's Distillery Fortune Cookie

Southwest Montana is home to four unique craft distilleries. Like our micro-breweries, each of the distillers in Southwest Montana has a unique story to tell as part of our charming communities. Craft distillers are gaining popularity across the U.S. and more and more people are including a visit to a distillery on their Montana itinerary. … Read more

Saving the Past | Charles Bovey

Virginia City is one of the biggest draws in Southwest Montana. And little wonder. The town played a central role in Montana’s development as a state, and it has a raucous and alluring history, full of exactly the kind of characters you hope to hear about in an old west goldrush town. But it’s not … Read more

10 Things to do in the Deer Lodge Area

While most of the Southwest Montana region was settled by miners, the Deer Lodge Area was settled by homesteaders and is home to significant agricultural activity to this day. Deer Lodge is also known for housing the Montana State Prison. There’s more to the Deer Lodge Area than initially meets the eye as it runs … Read more