The line-up for the 2018 Montana Folk Festival, an annual event in Butte, Montana, is shaping up. “Thanks to the continuing artistic programming col...

If you ask a handful of architects, engineers, and builders from in and around Montana, “What’s new in sustainable residential design? What are th...

Imagine you’re in Bali and your cell phone rings. Your neighbor back home in Montana has just gone into your house to feed the fish and check the ma...

Maybe it’s the stone itself: the actual rock, the sense of permanence juxtaposed against the visible evidence of chipping, shaping, smoothing. Or ma...

LET’S SAY YOU’RE THE OWNER of a fantastic lot in Wilson, Wyoming, in a subdivision at the bottom of Teton Pass, near Jackson Hole. It’s ...

HE IS OF NORWEGIAN DESCENT and has a passion for ships. She is a painter with a feel for color and the wonders wrought by natural light. Together, thi...

SITTING ON 290 ACRES IN THE BRIDGER MOUNTAINS in Southwest Montana, this mountain home did not start out with the contemporary feel it now projects. ...

THE HOMEOWNER WAS JUST A KID IN THE LATE 1960s when her father moved the family to Jackson, Wyoming, where he took a job managing the iconic Wort Hote...

TUCKED AWAY ON THE WESTERN SLOPE OF THE TETONS, Alta, Wyoming, is a quiet mountain town and one of the country’s best kept skiing and snowboarding s...

AT 8,200 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, the Montana home called Sky Run is aptly named. Sited on a steep slope that faces four mountains, three of them skiable...

BEFORE BUILDING THEIR HOME near the golf course at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana, Brent and Susie Porlier spent a good amount of tim...

AFTER YEARS OF FREQUENTING POPULAR SKI RESORTS throughout the Northwest, a family of outdoor adventurers and art enthusiasts set their sights on build...

WHEN IT COMES TO DESIGNING A HOUSE IN MONTANA, one guiding principle stands above all others: You have to consider the views. After all, what’s the ...

THESE DAYS, IN THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, cautionary tales are a dime a dozen: the stories about contractors and clients who simply don’...

Onyx Studio, owner Ashley Hertz is tiling a new future for herself and Bozeman. Hertz is a bit of self-professed tile fanatic, exuding enthusiasm and ...

For anyone who’s moved to the Northern Rockies from another state, and for those who’ve decided to stick around, there’s no denying that parts o...

When Donn Fuller decided to design a new home in Big Sky, Montana, he thought back to his college days and remembered a lesson from a revered professo...

“I THINK YOU BOUGHT THE WRONG HOUSE,” architect Ed Ugorowski, of Design Partnership in Bozeman, Montana, remembered telling his clients. It wa...

WHEN LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION for the remodel of their new home, Jim and Beth Hageman knew there was no better influence than nature — especially bec...

If you’re an angler, there are few fish so momentous as your first real lunker. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it sets the tone for much of what...

On the porch like night peelings, bags of red hackles. The fisherman is dressing, capes of moose mane around him. In his vise, he wraps the waist of a...

Eating at the Gallatin River Lodge and Grill is a lot like reconnecting with a long-lost friend. The kind of friend you have always loved but lost tou...

I used to fish the Blackfoot Indian Reservation and its array of prairie lakes every spring, just as the ice came off the surface of those waters and ...

For Jody and Sandi Marler, the move from fast-paced city living in Chicago, Illinois, to the serene mountains and rivers of Paradise Valley in Southwe...

As anglers, many of us have moments that define us — be it a first fish on a fly rod, bringing a steelhead, permit, or tigerfish to hand, or playing...

What do you pack for a day of fly fishing? Aside from the essentials, there are the elements to deal with: You’ll need layers to protect yourself fr...

Auction for the Arts The Arts Council of Big Sky hosts its sixth annual fundraising art auction Thursday, March 22 at Moonlight Lodge. The evening beg...

IN LIVINGSTON, MONTANA, barely a stone’s throw from the Yellowstone River, a handful of fly-fishing craftspeople are at the forefront of a burgeonin...

THE BIG HOLE RIVER has its start east of the Continental Divide in the Beaverheads, bubbling up from a complex of high-altitude rivulets and runs, sno...

SO HERE’S A THOUGHT: If you’ve taken up fly fishing, the trajectory of your progress — the map of your success — runs large to small. You ...

SOUTH OF THREE FORKS where the graveled Madison Road winds past cattle ranches, horse farms, and residences, there’s a unique, unmarked fishery at ...

WHEN MY WIFE AND I CRESTED THE FINAL mound of trail approaching Gneiss Lake in Montana’s Tobacco Root Mountains, the beauty of the jagged granite wa...

THUNDER BOOMED AND LIGHTNING STRUCK the valley below. Rain strafed the exposed granite ridge in windy gyres, but only briefly. Remnant water drops gli...

ANYONE WHO HAS FLOATED Montana’s Smith River surely has heard of Tenderfoot Creek, one of the main tributaries flowing into the legendary trout stre...