A high-mountain breeze sweeps across Tom Miner Basin, whispering across the purple petals of the common shooting star flower and larkspur and dancing ...

Last fall, Simms Fishing Products (the Bozeman, Montana-based manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical apparel), and The River’s E...

“Picture yourself pedaling across the entire country on a safe, seamless, and scenic pathway — or walking a local trail that connects along histor...

Want to figure out what kind of bird is making that sweet sound, navigate a new area, or find out what that constellation is on a starry night? Whatev...

On the east end of Main Street in Bozeman, Montana’s thriving downtown, where boutiques and galleries mingle with hip bars and restaurants, there’...

There exists a word for the way the air smells after a rainstorm, or at least that’s what a friend told me. An amusing piece of data, perhaps, but I...

On a warm summer day a few years ago, my husband and I woke early to explore the 2,160-acre Wild Horse Island, part of Flathead Lake State Park in Nor...

When artist Meagan Blessing was 9 years old, she filled an expedition-style backpack and walked out the front door of her family’s home in Seattle, ...

In the summer of 1910, Idaho and Western Montana suffered one of the most devastating fires in the nation’s history. It was a conflagration that his...

Working as a photojournalist for more than 20 years, Janie Osborne has had the opportunity to travel the state of Montana extensively from her home ba...

All gifts are temporary The sun, the moon, the stars Stripes on the backs of chipmunks Beaver tracks in the mud. This morning It was a troop of robins...

  A regular contributor to Big Sky Journal, John Clayton is the author of Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an Amer...

“To write a meaningful memoir, I have been told, you must have interesting people living in interesting times,” writes Jo Anne Salisbury Troxel in...

While researching the possibility of building a sleek and modern home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a retired couple went to lunch at a Chicago restaurant...

THE SUN IS RISING IN THE SMALL TOWN OF DRIGGS, Idaho, and like most summer mornings in the Teton Valley, there’s a distinct chill in the air that wi...

I’VE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO STAY AT MORE than two dozen Forest Service cabins around Montana since I moved here nearly 30 years ago. And I’ve stayed...

LAST YEAR, WRITER THOMAS MCGUANE UPDATED The Longest Silence — his 1999 collection of essays on trout, tarpon, and bonefish — by adding 15 new cha...

ERNEST THOMPSON SETON’S BIOGRAPHY OF A GRIZZLY  has been a classic illustrated animal book for children since it was first published in 1899. Despi...

ONE AUTUMN DAY, I WAS SITTING ON A RIDGE in the foothills of the Alaska Range glassing for caribou when I spotted a strange, dark form scampering acro...

With life being in lockdown over the last month or so, I have often thought about how lucky we are to live in the Rocky Mountain West where the cows o...

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Flathead Lake Lodge, a family owned and operated guest ranch in Bigfork, Montana. Originally home to the Flath...

Shou sugi ban: If you haven’t heard of this new design trend yet, then rest assured that you will, as it’s turning up everywhere from custom home ...

If you happen to be a sucker for the out-of-the-ordinary, sometimes you’re lucky enough to stumble upon a store that just kind of blows your mind, o...

Whether it’s in an alpine retreat or a home in the city, an integral part of any house is the master bathroom. It’s a private space that we use to...

Charles Schwab, the founder of the investment services company that bears his name, sits at a small stone conference table in his San Francisco office...

You don’t have to live in California to know that America’s love affair with wine has blossomed into a serious relationship. We collectively drank...

This is the machine that has literally brought this business to where it is today,” Thompson Limanek says with palpable excitement. As he pulls the ...

Each year offers new opportunities to create a more environmentally conscious world, and many of these start in the home. With developments in energy ...

A log cabin sits at the entrance to the headquarters of Peachey Construction near Montana’s Canyon Ferry Lake. At first glance, you’d swear that i...

Buffalo Hunt Armoire by skyhorse saddles + hughes woodworks This joint venture between Durango, Colorado-based master saddle makers and leather artist...

If there’s a common theme that’s become firmly established in today’s mountain architecture, at least in this part of the Rocky Mountain West, i...

PERCHED AT 8,300 FEET ON ANDESITE MOUNTAIN in Big Sky, Montana, and looking south toward Gallatin Canyon, “Broadside Sol,” as the architects dubbe...

EMOTION. THAT’S NOT A WORD ONE EXPECTS to hear from the mouth of a builder while describing his work, but emotion — as in passion — is a key ele...

IT’S ONE THING TO CREATE A COMPOUND ON THE SPRAWLING acreage of a ranch. But it’s quite another to create a compound-like setting on a site that s...

MANY THINGS BECOME MORE BEAUTIFUL AFTER they break: a flat expanse of winter’s ice, for example, when it cracks in deference to spring’s welcomed ...

WHEN THEY DECIDED TO BUILD IN THE SMALL TOWN OF HAMILTON, Montana, 15 years ago, a busy couple — who split their time between Florida and Chicago ...

ONE OF THE MASTERS OF WILDLIFE ART IN THE U.S. once suggested that Northwest Wyoming is an area of angles born of elevation, aridity, and the sun’s ...

“FOR ME, THIS HOUSE — MORE THAN ANY HOUSE I’VE DONE — this is the one I tell people that I would love to have the problem of standing in that ...

“WE WANTED A FAMILY RETREAT THAT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH to our permanent place in Bozeman so we could get there often, yet far enough to feel like we were...

WHEN ANDREW BRECHBUHLER FIRST GLIMPSED THE SITE FOR THE KLANN family’s home in Bozeman, Montana, he immediately knew this project was destined to ta...

IN SIGHT OF TWO TROUT STREAMS JUST OUTSIDE OF WHITEFISH, a home composed of three utterly simple buildings celebrates the beauty of Montana. Just hour...

WHEN JIMMY AND MALINDA LEWIS PURCHASED PROPERTY in Big Sky, Montana, instead of focusing on the potential obstacles that they might face during the bu...

Posh Chocolat’s Montana Fly Box Award-winning chef and outdoor enthusiast Jason Willenbrock combines his love of fly fishing and food by creating ha...

For those of us who regularly fish the fabled rivers of New York’s Western Catskills, the issue began early in the summer of 2016. That’s when ang...

I’m standing alongside the Gallatin River in Southwest Montana, stringing up my new custom rod. I’m careful taking it out of the tube, and I avoid...

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