Minerva Cogswell, Virginia City Restaurateur

There had been an African American presence in the Montana since its creation as a territory in 1864. Jack Taylor, for example, had served in the Union army before moving west and arriving in Virginia City in 1866.  Taylor worked as a teamster freighting goods to and from Virginia City. Over the years, he became … 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

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