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Skijoring Competitions | “Ski Driving” in Montana

Get some skis, a horse or dog, a rope and some open land and hold on, this is skijoring....

Ice Climbing | Scale Ice + Rock in Western Montana

If winter mountaineering and alpine climbing are your game come play on Glacier Country’s icefalls, frozen waterfalls and iced rock slabs. ...

Family Fun | Family Vacations in Glacier Country

Families need something to do while traveling. Find things to do with your family while in Montana....

Farmers Markets | Outdoor Market Season in Western Montana

Our farmers markets feature local produce, organic items, bakery goods, preserves, cut flowers, handmade foods and friendly folks....

Flathead Lake | A Glacier Country Recreation Hot Spot

Flathead Lake isn’t just the largest natural body of freshwater in the West, it’s one of Western Montana’s biggest playgrounds. ...

Lakes | Glacier Country’s Many Lakes

Lakes located inside of Western Montana and Glacier National Park....

Weather | Glacier Country Weather Guide

Mild but often dramatic, Glacier Country\'s weather has made it Montana\'s banana belt....

Bicycle Rental | Pedaling Glacier Country

Bicycle rentals for Glacier National Park and Western Montana. Mountain biking is a great way to see the park and Montana....

Trains | Amtrak’s Empire Builder

The Amtrack Empire Builder passenger train service parallels US Highway 2 along the Hi-Line in northern Montana, find maps and train stops in Montana....

Communities | Small-Town Charm in Glacier Country

Communities and cities located in Western Montana and near Glacier National Park....

Dining | Dine in Glacier Country

Where to Eat: Restaurants and dining options in Western Montana and Glacier National Park....

Unique Lodging | Unexpected and Unforgettable Accommodations in Western Montana

Unforgettable accomodations in Western Montana....

Hot Air Ballooning | UP, UP AND AWAY

Soar above some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world on a hot air balloon ride in Glacier Country—a one-of-a-kind way to see Western Montana and make a treasured memory. Be carefree in the crisp mountain air and enjoy the breathtaking scen...

Flathead Corridor | Travel Along the Largest Freshwater Lake in the West

Communities: Bigfork, Somers, Lakeside, Rollins, Proctor, Dayton, Elmo, Big Arm, Polson, Pablo, Ronan, Charlo, Moiese, St. Ignatius, Arlee, Evaro Flathead Lake —the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi—anchors this wild...

Safety First Partners |

Glacier Country Tourism is working with the Montana Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism and Business Development and many organizations across the state on a campaign to promote safe and responsible behavior among those who are traveling in ...

Blog Results

Western Montana Spotlight: Andy Blanton

Western Montana’s beloved Café Kandahar, located at Whitefish Mountain Resort, is known for “serving thoughtfully constructed cuisine...

The Best Burger Joints in Western Montana

With all this ranchland, Western Montana can’t help but be known for exceptional beef, and thus exceptional burgers. Here’s a list of o...

Western Montana Wildland Fire and Smoke Update

August 30, 2021: Western Montana Wildland Fire and Smoke Update The cooler weather and rain have done wonders for the dryness and fires...

Western Montana Spotlight: Laura Munson

Some pretty remarkable people call Western Montana home. The beauty of our landscape, bountiful recreation, a supportive arts community, an...

Fall in Love With Western Montana’s Flathead Corridor

The Western Montana landscape is chock-full of world-class attractions, but the Flathead Corridor is always at the top of our list when we...

17 Things to Do Indoors in Western Montana

Indoor exploration in Western Montana is equally as memorable as our outdoor scene. Sometimes, perusing a museum, watching live theater, go...

11 Huckleberry Treats That Can’t be Beat in Western Montana

Huckleberries are a sweet treat we just can’t get enough of. These small, dark purple, sweet berries grow wild in Western Montana. Locals...

Curated Culture: Museums in Glacier Country Montana

If you’re looking for an impressive cultural experience, Glacier Country has you covered. View works from nationally renowned artists and...

31 of the Best Photo Ops in Montana

There are certain places that exist in the world that are so beautiful, they almost don’t seem real. One such place: Western Montana. Gl...

Accessible Recreation in Glacier Country

In Glacier Country, we know how restorative the outdoors and fresh mountain air can be. We strive to be a part of an inclusive outdoors, an...

Summer Fun in Kalispell, Montana

The Great Outdoors meets Old West charm and a lively arts and culture scene in Kalispell, Montana. Access world-class outdoor recreation wi...

The Best Patios in Western Montana

When spring brings warmer days and summer nears, there’s nothing better than being outside and enjoying the sunshine. That’s why we’v...

Western Montana Lodging With a View

One thing’s for certain—all of Western Montana is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and, no matter where you lay your head at night, your surrou...

Traveling With Your Dog in Western Montana

What’s better than roaming around Montana? Roaming around Montana with your dog, of course. We love dogs around here­—bird dogs, river...

Glacier Country’s Food Truck Scene

A surprising fact about Western Montana is that it’s a culinary hot spot. Some of the best chefs live here thanks to our slower-paced way...

Vegan + Vegetarian Culinary Adventures in Glacier Country

Western Montana’s culinary scene is on par with its outdoor recreation scene. From fine dining to food trucks, you can’t go wrong—it...

Recreate Responsibly in Western Montana

Spending time in outdoor spaces has become more popular than ever, and we sure are grateful for the quality and quantity of outdoor space w...

Spring in Montana and Glacier National Park

Spring is a time of renewal—a time to refresh, restore and rediscover. The thing about exploring Western Montana this time of year is tha...

20 Instagram Accounts to Follow in Western Montana

Western Montana is home to diverse and unique businesses—luxury resorts, local eats, adventure outfitters and a bison ranch are just a sa...

23 Things to Do This Spring Under Montana's Big Blue Sky

Spring is one of Western Montana’s best-kept secrets. It’s the season to get out and explore the region’s emergence from winter, and...

8 Ways to Treat Yourself in Western Montana

It’s always important to take time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate, and after the year we’ve all had, you deserve it. We make it e...

7 Things to Do During Winter in Montana if You Don't Ski

There’s no question Western Montana is a downhill ski destination. But what makes this place so sought-after is the epic landscape, charm...

Discover the Natural World of Glacier National Park

Quench your thirst for knowledge on your next visit to Western Montana. Slow down and have a deeper, more intimate trip by planning a class...

Gear Up for Winter Family Fun in Glacier Country

Winter is one of our absolute favorite seasons. That’s because, in a place like Western Montana, winter isn’t in the way, it is the way...

Pizza Night in Western Montana

If you’re like us, you scope out the best place for pizza whenever you visit a new place. If that new place for you is Western Montana, o...

New Year, New Businesses and Happenings in Western Montana

The theme for 2021 feels a little “in with the new.” We’re looking for a refresh, and we’ve got new businesses—and new happenings...

Know Before You Go! Skiing in Montana During a Pandemic

With things a little out of the ordinary this winter, we can all count on one thing—snow! That precious, fluffy white powder makes a West...

Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local + Made in Montana

Spread some holiday cheer this year by not only giving your friends and family thoughtful, Made in Montana gifts, but by giving much needed...

The Glacier Country Grind: Local Coffee, Tea, Cocoa + Chai

We LOVE our beverages in Montana, and while our local brewery and distillery scene is renowned, beer and whiskey aren’t the only things w...

Be Grateful and Feast Local This Thanksgiving

Home for the holidays has a whole new meaning this year, and we’re grateful we have so many incredible local businesses to get us through...

Amazing Glacier Country Photographers to Follow on Instagram

It’s been said that just looking at pictures of nature can lower your stress level, and we’re here to help you out with that. Follow so...

Blue Moon Over Montana: Get That Glacier Country Glow

There’s a full moon on Halloween this year, and it's the second full moon of October so it's technically a blue moon. Cool, right? To say...

Western Montana’s Top 6 Fall Hikes

Hiking is one of the most peaceful ways to discover Western Montana’s landscapes—and fall is an especially stunning season to do so. Ex...

Western Montana: Respect Our Place, Leave No Trace

It’s fun to explore. It’s good to getaway. It’s life-changing to get up close and personal with a place like Western Montana. But whi...

A to Z: 26 Activities to Do in Western Montana

Recreation abounds in Western Montana, and, no matter the season we’re chock-full of activities. To give you a sampling of the unique adv...

What’s New in Western Montana

Local art galleries, restaurants and shops are the heart of our communities in Glacier Country. Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of loc...

Motorboating Western Montana’s Lakes

Motorboating is a classic summer pastime in Western Montana as we have lots of water to make waves in. Each of our stunning lakes is unique...

Hit the Road—Responsibly—for an RV Adventure in Western Montana

Thinking about “The Great American Vacation” often calls to mind images of hitting the road in an RV, and that’s exactly what many fo...

Guest Post: Supporting Small Businesses and Communities During Your National Park Adventure

With Memorial Day behind us and a phased reopening of the state underway, the beginning of Montana’s summer tourism season is upon us. At...

Discover Western Montana Spring Hiking + Biking Trails

Spring has sprung in Glacier Country, and we couldn’t be more excited to hit the trails for a hike or bike ride—the perfect way to brea...

Western Montana Businesses Showing Support During COVID-19

In Montana, helping your neighbor is a way of life. And during this unprecedented time of isolation and social distancing, the spirit of co...

My Glacier Country Bucket List

Our perspective has shifted, and we’re all doing a little daydreaming right now—thinking about where we want to go, what we long to see...

Virtual Tours and Live Events in Western Montana

Thank you to everyone who is being responsible during the COVID-19 crisis. A few weeks in and we’re all feeling a bit cooped up and looki...

Supporting Local Montana Businesses During COVID-19

Small towns and local businesses are the heart of Western Montana. As we adjust to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s how...

Winery Tour in Glacier Country

Savor the flavor of finely crafted Glacier Country wine by stopping at a Western Montana winery during your next trip here. Our local wines...

6 Reasons to Get Married in Western Montana

Simply put, a destination wedding in Western Montana has all the ingredients to make your wedding dreams come true. Whether it’s in a swe...

Glacier Country's Instagram-Worthy Winter Spots

Winter is our most magical season in Western Montana, and it’s picture perfect from every angle. A treasure trove of idyllic places and a...

Romance in Montana: Get Away Together in Glacier Country

What’s more romantic than cozying up fireside on a cold winter’s night? Not much. That’s why Western Montana is the perfect place for...

8 Snowmobiling Trail Systems in Western Montana

Let’s be real, Western Montana is a paradise for sledders. With plenty of room to roam, powdering through sweeping mountain-meadow playgr...

7 Places to Downhill Ski in Western Montana

One of the things that makes Western Montana so extraordinary is our landscapes—alpine forests and sweeping meadows plus glacier-carved p...

Glacier Country Ski Weekend in Whitefish

Western Montana boasts world-class skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort—recently ranked No. 3 Top Ski Resort in the West by SKI magazine....

Western Montana's Top 6 Guided Winter Activities

Our winter landscapes are magnificent, and, with more than 22,000 square miles of terrain to explore, it’s no surprise Western Montana is...

Embark on a Backcountry Ski + Yurt Experience in Western Montana

Western Montana’s beautiful—and bountiful—backcountry beckons all year long. When the snow flies, however, it’s especially bragwort...

What’s New for 2020 in Western Montana

In Glacier Country, small-town America thrives. Our vibrant communities are chock-full of local boutiques, eclectic shops, restaurants and...

Tips for Winter Travel in Western Montana

Western Montana is good for an unforgettable road trip any time of year. Winter makes for a magical season to explore our scenic travel cor...

7 Family Fun Activities Around the Holidays

The holiday season in Glacier Country is pure magic. Our charming small towns are chock-full of all things merry and bright, and our snow-c...

10 Reasons to Be Thankful in Glacier Country

Where do we begin? There are many—many—things to be thankful for here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Without stating the obvio...

Spread Holiday Cheer With Montana Made Gifts

It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year in Glacier Country. Our landscapes have transformed into winter wonderlands ready for pla...

Bookstores and Book Festivals in Western Montana

From Norman Maclean’s novella “A River Runs Through It” to the poetry of Richard Hugo and the writings of authors like Rick Bass, Jame...

Bite In: Bakeries + Sweet Treats in Glacier Country

Fall in Western Montana brings brisk mornings, cozy sweaters and jaw-dropping golden hues. While the colors lure leaf peepers from across th...

Celebrated Western Artists and Art Galleries in Montana

Montana’s remarkable natural beauty and rich history have long inspired fine artists, and many of them call Glacier Country home. The smal...

Fall Fun, Frights and Flavors in Western Montana

Halloween means it’s time for pumpkin picking and mixing up the fun with a few frights and some seasonal flavors. Quintessential fall fami...

8 Things Not to be Missed This Fall in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is open year-round and every season in the park is stunning. Fall, however, is uniquely magical. The Crown of the Cont...

Western Montana Wild West Adventures Part 1

Western Montana often conjures up images of cowboys, dude ranches, the Wild West and horseback rides through alpine forests and sweeping mou...

Fall Events and Harvest Festivals in Western Montana

When the green landscapes of summer begin to fade into fall, an unmatched tapestry of golden hues comes out, complementing our impossibly bi...

Air Adventures in Glacier Country

Western Montana boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Lush alpine forests, sweeping valleys and mountain meadows ful...

Summer Fun: Top 7 Kid Friendly Activities

For generations Western Montana’s authentic way of living has drawn families to vacation here, where adventure comes in many forms and sim...

Western Montana Fruitful Summers + Farmers Markets

One of many things that makes Montana special is that we have four seasons, and each season is beautiful and unique in its own right. Spring...

Fly Direct to Fresh Mountain Air: Hello, Montana

Need a breather and some room to roam? Wide-open spaces and fresh mountain air are only a few hours away, now that American Airlines offers...

Get a Grip: Rock Climb Western Montana

Western Montana’s rock faces are so beguiling they draw visitors from all over the world; even photos of them can take your breath away. R...

7 Mountain Bike Trails to Explore in Glacier Country

Mountain biking Glacier Country’s extensive trail systems is the perfect way to cover epic ground while breathing in fresh mountain air. S...

Top 7 Easy Spring Hikes in Glacier Country

Spring has sprung and we couldn’t be more excited. The snow is melting, wildflowers are blooming and wildlife is emerging. While the snow...

Western Montana Wings: Birding in Glacier Country

Western Montana’s pristine landscape makes for prime bird habitat. Our skies are graced with soaring raptors, our lakes and rivers are flu...

Spring Festivals and Events in Western Montana

Spring is one of the best—and most underrated—times to visit Western Montana. Shoulder season prices are in effect, wildflowers are bloo...

Glacier Country: Road and Trail Races That Can't Be Beat

The gorgeous Montana landscape inspires runners to get out in the fresh mountain air, and springtime is a major motivator for lacing up and...

Top 10 Brunch Spots in Western Montana

During the everchanging seasons in Western Montana outdoor adventures abound. Weekends are filled with epic lake days, Nordic excursions, bi...

Montana Mixology: 6 Glacier Country Distilleries to Visit

Glacier Country is flowing with distilleries—11 at the moment—and the grain-to-glass game here is strong. Our glacial waters and Rocky M...

Show Stopping Performing Arts in Western Montana

Nature isn’t the only thing putting on a spectacular show in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Talented performing artists flock to the...

Budget Friendly Girls Getaways in Glacier Country

With countless ways to recreate, from golf to yoga and biking to fly-fishing, Western Montana sets the scene for an epic girls getaway—wit...

Romantic Getaways in Western Montana's Glacier Country

Western Montana is a heaven for honeymooners, but it’s not just a perfect spot to celebrate wedded bliss. Lovebirds flock to Glacier Count...

Big Fun at Small-Town Ski Hills in Western Montana

We continue to live up to our nickname here in the Treasure State. Montana is chock-full of hidden gems, and when it comes to adventure, Gla...

Luxurious Girls Getaway in Glacier Country

There are few things better than taking a trip with friends and discovering the beauty of a new place together. Whether you’re looking for...

What's New in Brew, Food and Fun in Western Montana

In a place with so much room to roam, there’s always space for more awesome. Western Montana’s Glacier Country is continually expanding...

Unique and Fun Winter Activities in Western Montana

Winter in Glacier Country is for adventurous powder plungers, downhill dreamers and paradise seekers looking for a peaceful escape in an enc...

Skijoring: Winter in Glacier Country Just Got Even Cooler

Imagine you’re waterskiing, but you’re being pulled by a horse and rider through the snow. That’s how many participants describe skijo...

Holiday Charm in Western Montana

Winter in Western Montana’s Glacier Country is pure magic; we really know how to deck the halls and celebrate the season of giving with a...

Celebrate the Season of Giving With Montana-Made Gifts

Here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, we love the holidays and all the magical experiences they bring, like corn mazes, craft fairs a...

On the Trail of Art and Culture in Western Montana's Glacier Country

Montana’s main draw is its natural beauty and world-class outdoor recreation, so it can be a quite a pleasant surprise to find out the sta...

Glacier by Train: See the Park by Amtrak from Cut Bank to Whitefish

Exploring Glacier Country on Amtrak’s Empire Builder is a fun and memorable way for travelers of all ages to see Glacier National Park and...

Reel Talk: Fall Fishing in Montana is Phenomenal

Autumn anglers, this one’s for you. Fall fishing is upon us in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, and we’re chomping at the bit. While...

Discover Fall in Glacier Country

We’re sweet on every season here, but we’re especially smitten with autumn. The tapestry of golden hues and hillsides dusted with the fi...

Fire Update for Western Montana's Glacier Country

Updated SEPTEMBER 4, 2018: Glacier National Park Our fire update today is some good news! We're thrilled to report that Glacier National Pa...

SUP: Top 12 Places to Stand-Up Paddleboard in Western Montana

Come see what’s SUP in Western Montana. Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is an increasingly popular way to explore Montana’s sparkling a...

Glacier Beyond the Crowds: Guest Blog by Andy Austin

As a guide in Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park (GNP) I am no stranger to their beauty, but I am also no stranger to their...

Homegrown + Handmade: Farmers Markets in Western Montana

Homegrown, handmade and locally harvested—that’s what you’ll find in abundance across Western Montana’s Glacier Country. The farmers...

Beyond the Park: Explore Western Montana's Glacier Country

The Crown of the Continent. The Backbone of the World. Heaven on Earth. Glacier National Park boasts some pretty apt nicknames. But did you...

Your Ticket To Western Montana's Concert Hot Spots

From downtown theaters, bars, breweries and main streets to hot springs and a river’s edge amphitheater, there’s no shortage of places t...

Tee Up in Western Montana: Top Golf Courses in Glacier Country

In Glacier Country, springtime means swing time. As the snow melts and the greens emerge, we dust off our golf clubs and get ready to play a...

Bike the Big Sky This Spring: 9 Trails In Western Montana to Explore

You may have already figured out that we’re pretty good at divulging our own secrets. That’s because we have so much good Glacier getawa...

Sparks Fly Under the Big Sky: Romantic Getaways

This probably comes as no surprise, but we’re suckers for romance. That’s because we’re surrounded by natural beauty and breathtaking...

Discover Winter's Wonder with a Snowshoe in Western Montana

Winter in Montana isn’t only for adventurous powder plungers and downhill dreamers. It’s also for paradise seekers looking for a peacefu...

Cozy Up in Western Montana's Winter Wonderland

Winter in Western Montana is pure magic, and that’s because we don’t just know how to play in the snow, we know how to stay in the snow....

Winter Road Trips and Scenic Drives in Western Montana

Road trips are often equated with summertime, or at least with the warmer months (and by warmer we mean no threat of snowy road conditions)....

Winter Family Fun in Western Montana: Getaway to Glacier Together

Winter’s the time of year when it’s pretty easy to get a little stir crazy. But in Western Montana's Glacier Country, it’s the season...

Top 5 Spots For Comfort Food In Western Montana

We’re going to come right out and say it: we love food. And you already know how much we love Montana. So it goes without saying that eati...

Spread the Magic of the Season with Montana-Made Gifts

Here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, we treasure each season for its unique offerings, and we don’t like to rush things—a Montan...

15 Holiday Events in Western Montana: A Big Sky Country Christmas

We always talk about how much we love winter, and it’s the truth. It’s also true that we love the festive holiday frolic the season brin...

Big Sky Beats: Music Festivals and Concerts in Western Montana

Western Montana’s jaw-dropping natural beauty and wide open spaces are perfect for nurturing the imagination. That means there’s no shor...

Meat Montana: Top 10 Places to Savor a Steak in Glacier Country

We’re going to come right out and say it: we’re carnivores at heart. When we think of all the things we love about Western Montana (the...

Spring Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Montana's Glacier National Park

Around these parts, it's no secret that spring is one of our favorite seasons. Don't get us wrong, we’ll never stop loving our heavenly su...

Big Water Boasts Big Adventure

One of Glacier Country's greatest assets is our rivers. Just the mere mention of Western Montana conjures visions of sparkling waterways w...

Best Day Hikes in Western Montana: Part II

Last week in Part One of this series, we explored some of our favorite day hikes in the southerly region of Glacier Country (if you missed i...

Montana’s Top 5 Backcountry Skiing Tips

It’s the middle of winter, Mother Nature just hit us with some serious snow and, let’s face it, we all have a bit of cabin fever. It’s...

Ho, Ho, Ho: Meet This Year's Montana Gift Guide

It's no secret that I think the Christmas season is one of the most wonderful times of year. And for those of you who know me, it's probably...

Hitting the Road in Search of Montana's Best Fall Colors

It's probably no surprise that I'm a big fan of fall in Montana. In fact, I think it may be my favorite season. But to be honest, the chan...

Fall in Montana: Driving Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road

Last week, my favorite travel partner and I hopped on Amtrak's Empire Builder and rode it from Whitefish to East Glacier Park. (You can read...

All Aboard for Montana: A Day Trip on Amtrak's Empire Builder

Not to toot my own horn, but I think I do a pretty good job of taking advantage of the offerings that are found in my Montana backyard. Exce...

Warren Miller + Montana = A Match Made in Winter Heaven

Being a born and raised Montana girl, I know that winter here is pretty special. But I also know that not everyone thinks of Big Sky Country...

7 Things to do in Montana this Fall

We all know it's coming. It's been sneaking up on us like a thief in the night, taking a few minutes of daylight in the morning and leaving...

Montana and Wyoming: Celebrating the National Parks with Pepsi

It's no secret that 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which is resulting in more people than ever getting out to e...

Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Montana's Glacier National Park

You guys, I have to tell you something: riding Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road on a bike is one of the best things you could...

A Culinary Feast in Whitefish, Montana

I think we know each other well enough by now for me to be totally honest with you. And the truth is that I LOVE FOOD. You see, I grew up i...

An Epic Montana Road Trip (AKA My Favorite Kind of Road Trip)

So...I'm sensing a theme in what I've been doing lately. Apparently, I'm all about a good road trip. (You can see the proof here, here and o...

Insider Scoop: The Best Spring Travel Deals in Montana

I've said it before and I'll say it again: spring is one of the best times to visit Western Montana's Glacier Country. During this time of y...

A Montana Road Trip: Polson to Whitefish

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Montana is beautiful during late winter and early spring. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I t...

5 Things I'm Loving in Missoula, Montana

Let's all just take a moment to celebrate a few things: it's been a fun winter, we're starting to see glimpses of spring, the sun is shining...

5 Unexpected Surprises in Kalispell, Montana

5 Unexpected Finds in Kalispell, Montana There are a few destinations in Montana that are full of delightful...

5 Unexpected Finds in Kalispell, Montana

There are a few destinations in Montana that are full of delightful surprises. Kalispell, Montana is one such place. In the past, Kalispell...

A Biker's Dream in Montana

You guys, last month I did something I've never done before. I went fat biking just outside of Whitefish, Montana. And it was awesome. If y...

Take Me For A Sleigh Ride in Montana

Take me for a Sleigh Ride (in Montana) Being from the countryside of Montana, it's probably no surprise that...

Take me for a Sleigh Ride (in Montana)

Being from the countryside of Montana, it's probably no surprise that I'm a big fan of horses and now, seeing as I live in the "city," I wel...

#PictureMontana + Celebrate America's Best Idea: National Parks

For those of you keeping score, I'm sure that by now you know that I LOVE Montana. It's just that this place that I call home has such a spe...

5 Valentine Gift Ideas from Montana

5 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas and Travel Deals in Montana Well you guys, it's official. Valentine's Day is nea...

11 Courses of Mouth-Watering Dishes Under Montana's Big Sky

A Delicious Visit to Cafe Kandahar in Whitefish, Montana I've got a confession to make: this past weekend I a...

A Delicious Visit to Cafe Kandahar in Whitefish, Montana

I've got a confession to make: this past weekend I ate an 11-course meal. And let me tell you, that is a lot of food. Luckily for me, they w...

Finding Solitude in Montana

A Day Trip to Montana's Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge I don't know about all of you, but from time to time I...

Cast Your Vote for the 2016 Travel Guide Cover

Vote for our 2016 Western Montana Travel Guide Cover If you read my blog or follow me on twitter or instagram, you...

14 Must-See Holiday Events and Happenings in Western Montana

The holiday season is officially underway in Western Montana's Glacier Country. And as someone who loves Christmas (you can read more about...

The Top 10 Made in Montana Gifts for Holiday Shopping

If you've been reading my blog, you probably know how I feel about Christmas and the holiday season. And if you're a new reader, welcome! I'...

A Montana Thanksgiving + Great Vacation Deals

It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is almost upon us. For me, that means heading to my childhood home on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front...

Fall in Montana's Glacier National Park

Earlier this fall, I had the chance to spend a few uninterrupted days in one of my favorite places: Glacier National Park. I was hitting the...

A Little Mayhem in Montana

Every once in a while, you meet someone, instantly click and know that this person is someone special. Take, for example, my friend Kristin...

Eating My Way Through Montana's Glacier Country

For the past few weeks, I've been out and about traveling around Western Montana and soaking in plenty of fall moments in Glacier Country. D...

Shuttle Service and Transportation in Glacier National Park

*Updated for summer 2016*  Truth time: July and August are the busiest times of year in Montana's Glacier National Park. In fact, these t...

My New Obsession: Made in Montana Belt Buckles

I have a very important question for you: is it possible to love a belt buckle? Please say yes because this girl is totally in love with my...

20 Spring Adventures in Montana's Glacier Country

Let's face it: when it comes to seasons of the year in Montana, spring tends to get overlooked. Summer typically takes center stage, while s...

Winter in Whitefish, Montana

Earlier this month, I was able to spend some time with two of my favorite girls in one of my favorite mountain towns: Whitefish, Montana....

The Top 5 Winter Activities in Montana

I'm just going to say it: winter in Montana is the stuff that powder-lovin' dreams are made of. Not only are we situated in the heart of the...

Ride Amtrak's Empire Builder to Whitefish, Montana

If you prefer to travel to Montana by train, chances are that you are well aware that the current train schedule has eastbound trains from...

Montana versus Wyoming: A Wild West Smackdown

In an epic battle of western brawn, Yahoo Travel recently pitted Montana against Wyoming and asked readers to vote for which state is the be...

Montana Shows Off in Warren Miller's "No Turning Back"

Alright fine, I'll admit it. Winter is on the way. And while I may not be totally stoked that it's creeping up (I want to enjoy Montana's fa...

Dear Montana, I'm in Love with You

Do you ever have those moments when you realize that you are totally head over heels in love with something? I have. And the fact of the mat...

A Family Weekend at Placid Lake State Park

It's probably no surprise that I love my family. Over the last five years, I've shared some of my favorite family memories with you on the b...

Top Picks for August Activities in Western Montana

You guys, summer is almost over! Okay fine...I realize that may be a bit dramatic, but this summer has literally flown by so quickly. For e...

Visiting Montana's Flathead Valley

*Hey you Montana lovers! Are you ready for part three of our road trip through Glacier Country? If I know you like I think I do, y'all are t...

Combining My Two Loves at Montana's Bar W Guest Ranch

Sometimes, I've just got to give it to you straight. Fact: I love a place that brings out my inner cowgirl. Fact: I love cowboys. Always...

Top Activities: May in Montana

Oh, hello spring. It's good to see you. So good in fact that I think you deserve a hoop, holler and maybe even a curtsy. After all, you and...

An Open Letter to Winter

During the last two weeks, Western Montana has been hit with some crazy snowfall and intense winds that resulted in tough roads, major snowd...

Montana Talent + Sweet Skis

It's time to put my bragging pants on: I have the pleasure of knowing some great people here in Montana. Folks who are talented, smart, nice...

A (Montana) Valentine's Getaway for Your Love

Well, the holiday that you've all been waiting for is (nearly) here: Valentine's Day! While there is much discussion over the intense love a...

Winter in Montana

It's official. Winter has fully arrived. And I must say, it has done so with a bang....of snow. During the early season, snow fell in our up...

Montana, Winter & Warren Miller

There's one thing I look forward to every year about this time: the latest movie from Warren Miller Entertainment. And even though I could n...

Montana: We're Open

Due to the Federal Government shutdown, Glacier National Park is closed. And to put it simply, it's a bummer. But you know what's not a b...

September in Montana: Cool Autumn Events

Well, it's here. Filled with gorgeous colors and delicious smells, the beautiful, glorious first month of fall is upon us. Along with its pl...

Fall in Montana

This morning, I headed out the door bound for work. And while Montana is still in the trenches of summer, I felt something completely differ...

Montana: Sometimes There Are No Words

Every once in a while, there are moments when this girl wonders if the last few days have been real. Once such moment happened last week....

Western Montana Fourth of July Roundup

Happy Fourth of July! Okay, so I'm technically early as Independence Day is still a few days away...but I'll tell you what, this nationa...

One Day in Glacier National Park

After last week's family reunion in Glacier National Park, me and my messy hair decided to stick around the park for a couple of reasons....

Let's Drive...the Going-to-the-Sun Road

How many of you have driven the Going-to-the-Sun Road? Cruising the famous...

Memorial Day Weekend in Montana

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Around these parts, Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to the summer season, filled to the brim with...

A Montana Haven: Writing Retreats

You guys. Sometimes there are really cool things that I need to tell you about. And sometimes those things are related to a treasure that's...

May in Montana: Farmers Markets

The arrival of May means one thing in Montana. The season of farmers markets is upon us. And this girl is a firm believer in the fact that s...

Spring in Montana: It's Here

I don't know about all of you, but this time of year gets me excited. Like SUPER excited. As soon as spring hits, there's a multi-month long...

Win Lift Tickets to Lost Trail & Whitefish Mountain Resort

Happy Friday! In celebration of almost everyone's favorite day of the week--and the recent powder dump Montana has received--this girl is gi...

A Montana Road Trip: Part One

Some weeks are awesome. This past week, my Montana lovin' friends, was one of them. Why? Because it was spent road tripping from Missoul...

A (Romantic) Getaway to Whitefish, Montana

By now you've likely seen or heard that Montana--the beauty that she is--made her primetime debut on "The Bachelor" this week. (In case you...

Falling in Love Montana Style on "The Bachelor"

Some places are made for falling in love. One such place (if I do say so myself) is Whitefish, Montana. If I had to sum up Whitefish in thre...

It's Christmas.

I look forward to Christmas every year. Besides literally being the most wonderful time of the year, it's a time when we all seem to try to...

Montana: Home to Light Snow & Deep Powder

Montana is a pretty humble state. The people are low key, the mountain goats are composed and the communities are welcoming. All in all, it'...

Warren Miller's Flow State Hits Missoula: Tyler Ceccanti Shreds Whitefish

It's happening, people. One of the greatest entertainment companies of all time will be showing their latest creation "Flow State" at the...

Be a Winter Warrior (and win cool stuff)

We're saying it: Happy winter! While the first official day of winter isn't until December 21, around these parts we get pumped for winter...

An Autumn Wedding in Montana

There are a lot of things that happen because two people fall in love. One of the main results? A wedding. And this, my friends is what this...

Christmas in Montana: The Perfect Gift

I'm not usually one to start talking or thinking about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. At the earliest, I'll give it a thought after Hal...

Soak up Fall in Montana with Travel Deals

As sure as my eyes are blue, I felt it. That distinct crispness in the air that can only mean one thing: autumn. It's on its way folks....

Summer In Montana: Bring Your Party Pants

Montana is epic in the summer. In my mind, it really doesn't get better than this...there's something about summer that makes me come ali...

Dear Summer: Bring It On

It's official. With the opening of the Going-to-the-Sun Road (June 19) and the official first day of summer (June 20), summer is here. And t...

Going-to-the-Sun: A Montana Adventure

We had it planned for weeks. It was time for an adventure, a journey, a trip into the undiscovered...it was time to bike Western Montana in...

A WINNER for the Great Glacier Giveaway!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a WINNER for our Great Glacier Giveaway...The lucky lady is TINA SCHNEIDER of Alton, Illinois! Tina, we can't...

A Tribute to Montana's Coolest Season: Winter

With winter on its way out in Montana (granted we may see a spring snowstorm or two), this girl feels that it's only proper that we give our...

Montana Now Serving: Winter

Your order is ready. Oh what's that, you didn't order fluffy white powder, sunny blue skies, cute towns, affordable lift tickets and some...

Back in the Snowboarding Saddle

Um, I have to tell you something...the last time I was on a snowboard was three years ago. Which I know is pretty shameful. Especially be...

Montana: We've Got Good Eats

When this messy-haired blond girl was growing up, we lived one mile down the road from my grandparents and our family owned store, where my...

Whitefish, Montana: Pretty Prettiness

While the view from my office is typically pretty standard (hallway, door, windows and people cruising past), last weekend it was simply awe...

Western Montana Welcomes Lynsey Dyer and Andy Mahre

Ready for some fun this weekend? We have JUST the thing to make your weekend rockin'. Two booty-kickin' and hardcore (not to mention nice...

Great Glacier Giveaway

I have to tell you something. It's something I've been itching to spill the beans to you on for weeks and now I can finally shout it from th...

Snow Day!

Happy Friday from Montana! As you may have heard, Western Montana has been being hit with EPIC snowfall. And I don't use the word epic light...

Montana: This is Winter Country

Winter arrived late to Western Montana. My guess? She wanted to make an entrance. And that's fine with me...I'm not going to point fingers,...

Happy Winter

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A Winter Week in Photos

Happy winter. This week started out with a sleigh ride (AKA Dodge Durango drive) to the Montana winter village of Whitefish. Along the way,...

Montana's Small Business Saturday

It's cold and snowing in Montana. To which I give a hearty "woo hoo!" because that means winter season is nearly here. Which also means that...

Autumn + Wedding=LOVE

Last weekend, we headed north for the wedding of a dear friend, Sara, as she married her prince charming, Clay (Ahhhh). The wedding was at T...

Five Days in Glacier Country, Montana

Happy first day of autumn! I hope this finds you each well, relishing the past months of summer and looking forward to a beautiful fall....

Weekend Warriors: A Montana Autumn Roadtrip

Happy weekend! Not sure what your plans are this weekend, but I'm off and running...I'll be spending the next few days with two of my fa...

Storytime: Montana Style

Over the last several weeks, we'd been reading stories from travelers, writers and bloggers about the beauty, fun and experience that is Wes...

Cruising through Western Montana

This week has been a whirlwind. This girl has gone everywhere from Seeley Lake to Glacier National Park and Whitefish to Trout Creek. And wh...

Montana River Guides...An Auction for First Descents

Ever wanted to go on a date with a river guide? There's something about river guides that is adorable, scruffy and maybe even a tad...dar...

A Trip to Glacier National Park & Whitefish

A few weeks ago, we rounded up some friends from Montana and across the country and made our way to Glacier National Park. The group was a t...

Northwest Montana's Tobacco Valley

Earlier this week, I grabbed my trusty boots, pinned up my crazy blond hair and headed to one of Northwest Montana's loveliest locations: Th...

Montana May: Events & Travel Deals

It's officially May in Montana and that means: summer is on the way! While typically a quiet time of year, it's also a pretty prime mont...

Montana Men: I'm on a Mission

It's almost summer here in Montana. Okay, not really, but it is coming quickly...either way, summer is on my mind. And because I love it so...

Get Your Slopeside Kicks In NOW

Well, it's that time of the ski season...closing time. And while April is being a bit of a finicky woman so far (she's not sure what she...

Get Winter While the Getting's Good

While we've had a touch of snow this week, we've also had something else that's pretty great...sunshine and warmer weather! Which is creatin...

Portland + Montana=Direct Flights

We got some exciting news this week: Alaska Airlines announced that it is adding seasonal DAILY, DIRECT flights from Portland, Oregon to Mis...

Winter is Shining

Ok, I'm going to admit it. Summer is my favorite season in Montana, followed closely by fall and then spring. Which means winter is not my f...

Winter Blues - No Thank You

I'm going to be straight with you...sometimes winter in Montana can be long. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic season, but every once in...

Winter Storytime

Last winter, I had the pleasure of going snowshoeing in Glacier National Park. Our group had spent the night in Whitefish, where we had brea...

Montana Media Coverage

It's been mayhem around here I tell you, mayhem! But luckily for all of us (including this crazy-haired blond girl) it's been the good k...

Looking Back at 2010

Well, it's hard to believe that 2010 is almost to a close. This year was a busy one at Glacier Country Tourism that kept us hopping, explori...

Small Town Christmas Yuletide

Last weekend, I packed up the car and headed north for a fun-filled weekend in the Flathead Valley. My destination? Whitefish. First thi...

Sneak Peek At Winter

If you're anything like me, you like to know what type of weather to expect when you're gearing up to play or work in Montana's great outdoo...

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Well, it's safe to say that winter and the holiday season are upon us in full force. Snow is falling, ski mountains are opening and Montana...

My Montana Thankfuls

Maybe it's the season, but I've been thinking about how much I love Montana. So today's blog is all about showing Montana some lovin' and wh...

Trail Rides, Fine Dining & Montana Breweries

This week has flown by in a blur--a blur I tell you! Probably because I've had my little blonde head everywhere from Essex to Missoula a...

A Love Letter for Fall

Dear Autumn, Welcome to Montana. There is something about you that is utterly romantic. I'm guessing it's the combination of leaves chang...

A Week Of Playing

This was the year. The year we decided to take a family vacation. That's right, a FAMILY vacation...one with my folks, all my siblings/spous...

Summer 411

Tomorrow is May. Hard to believe isn't it? I know I've mentioned this a tad, but I'm REAL excited for summer. Reason #1: The WHOLE family...

Antsy Pantsy

The weather has been just warm enough that I find my mind wandering to summer. Which is fine and dandy, except that it's been wandering ther...

Dear Montana...

Last week you were good to me. Oh so good. If I didn't know better, I'd say you were trying to woo me. I spent a solid amount of the week...

Sigh...

Just another beautiful day at Whitefish Mountain Resort. ps: They also have some stellar deals happening right now, making it even mor...

A Perfect Winter Weekend

Hi gang, This last week I was out in "the field" doing some on-the-ground work and coordination. And I tell ya what, I loved every minut...

Glacier Centennial-- January eNews!

January 15, 2010 January eNews! Check out our latest eNews! This month's highlights: Photos from the Belton Chalet Centennial...

2010: Resolutions for this year

Well it looks like another year has come and gone. Sometimes I look back on the last 12 months and can hardly believe how fast they cruised...

What's new with Glacier's Centennial?

December eNews Wow- the centennial is here! Please check out our latest Centennial eNews.Just a reminder-- each section of the eNewslette...

Glacier Centennial November eNews!

November 15, 2009 November eNews Check out our November newsletter! Highlights for November and upcoming Highlights for December includ...

Behind the Scenes of Glacier's Anniversary Story Book

November 23, 2009 100 Years, 100 Stories: A View Inside Glacier National Park As you know, our commemorative story book is on schedule...

Weekend...You Just Stole My Heart

Weekends in Western Montana are a treat...usually because they are jam-packed full of playing that begins at sun up and continues until sun...

Farmers Markets - Don't Mind If I Do

Each summer, I anxiously anticipate Saturday morning. And it's not just because it's the weekend! It's because I know at the end of my stree...

Forget Nap Time

Last week, we spend a few days playing in and around Whitefish and Glacier National Park. Why, you may ask? Because it's summer in Western M...

Business Results

Logan Health

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.752.5111

310 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, Montana 59901

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

City: Whitefish
Phone: 877.887.4026

1380 Wisconsin Ave.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Pine Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 800.305.7463

920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Whitefish Chamber of Commerce

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.3501

505 Second St. E.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Explore Whitefish - The Official Convention & Visitors Bureau

City: Whitefish
Phone: 877.862.3548

505 E. Second St.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Whitefish Mountain Resort

City: Whitefish
Phone: 877-SKI-FISH

3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Flathead Travel Service Inc.

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.752.8700

500 S. Main St.
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Kandahar Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.6098

3824 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Rock Climb Montana

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.306.0005

205 Cottonwood Drive
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Whitefish Bike Retreat Lodge and Campground

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.260.0274

855 Beaver Lake Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Casey's Whitefish

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.8150

101 Central Ave.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

The Firebrand Hotel

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.1900

650 East Third Street
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Indian Springs Ranch

City: Eureka
Phone: 406.889.5056

77 Indian Springs Road
Eureka, Montana 59917

Hampton Inn & Suites - Whitefish

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.730.8901

6340 Highway 93 S
Whitefish, MT 59937

Engel & Völkers Western Frontier - Whitefish

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.926.3322

214 Second Street E, Suite 101
Whitefish, MT 59937

ROAM Beyond, Stillwater Landing

City: Olney
Phone: 206.458.1445

6825 U.S. Highway 93
Olney, MT 59927

Whitefish Marine

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.8594

5960 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Whitefish, MT 59937

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Whitefish Songwriter Festival

  • 2361 Big Mountain Road Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 206.713.3000
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