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

Hot Springs and Snowstorms

Elkhorn Hot Springs

As you may have heard, or experienced, Montana was hit with a record setting snowstorm the fourth weekend in October. Rather than snuggling in at home, we took that opportunity to get out of the “big city” and enjoy a weekend away in the Pioneer Mountains. And if you ask us there is no more … Read more

11 Things to do in the Beaverhead / Dillon Area

Montana’s most southwestern corner is home to some of the most pristine land in the state. Beaverhead County offers a wide selection of recreational opportunities, scenic drives and vistas, historical sites, and hot springs! If you are looking for an authentic Montana experience, the Beaverhead Dillon Area is sure to fit the bill! 1. Follow … Read more

The Road to Helena becoming Montana’s Capital City

Helena | The Capital City

On a day when the unrest in our country is tangible we are taking a break from the 2020 politics by looking back at one of the most contentious elections in our state’s history. The election of 1894 would determine the permanent home of Montana’s state capital. In 1892, a presidential election year (Cleveland vs. … Read more

We Spent a Night in Montana’s Haunted Prison

When it comes to ghosts and a belief in the paranormal, I would describe myself as an open-minded skeptic. While I’ve never had a paranormal experience myself, I’ve known plenty of people to describe their own encounters that verged on unexplainable. I enjoy the occasional ghost tour and love the history that backs the claims … Read more

5 of the Most Haunted Places in Montana

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy (Hamlet, I.5) Here on the blog, there are a variety of opinions about ghosts and the like. More opinions than there are writers, in fact, because my skepticism/belief in ghosts has a good deal to do with how dark the … Read more

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

3 Montana Road Trips to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

The incredible fall weather in Montana has us itching to get on the road. While in some years we get an early frost and miss out on the fall colors, that is not the case for 2020! Bright oranges, reds, and yellows dot the hillsides, begging to be explored. Cooler temperatures mean the perfect weather … Read more

Montana Treasures | Goose Bay Handblown Glass

Apparently there is something enchanting about glass. Last week’s post was inspired by the dim jeweled light that you only encounter when the sun filters through stained glass windows into an empty church. This week we head to Goose Bay Handblown Glass in Townsend, which also feels a bit like stepping into a gemstone. A … Read more