Flathead Living Magazine


Saving the Mansion on the Hill

Somers native Jasmine Morton has always loved the mysterious yellow house overlooking Flathead Lake, and now she and her husband are restoring the historic Somers Mansion to its former glory

48 Degrees North

Fifty Years at the Depot

Amtrak was created on May 1, 1971, after most of the nation’s railroads decided to stop running passenger trains


Glacier Grown Hemp

Kalispell resident Anne Sorensen turned her passion for raw and organic CBD oil into a business in 2019, launching Montana Pure Botanicals


Consigned and Refined

Now in its 31st year, Kalispell’s Southside Consignment is a Flathead Valley staple full of unique and eclectic items, with up to 800 sellers at any given time


An Amish Anchor

The former Mission General Store, now Stutzman’s Country Market, in St. Ignatius has been a mainstay in the Amish community for nearly two decades, known for unique products and an old-timey feel that the new owners plan to preserve


Going to the Sun(flower) Café

Tucked off the highway inside a campground just outside of Glacier National Park, Sunflower Café offers cuisine inspired by the owners’ world travels, from Southeast Asia to Central America, as well as the history of the location itself


Healing with Heat

The Kalispell chapter of a nonprofit veterans’ organization, founded by a U.S. Marine and licensed clinical social worker, helps combat veterans fight PTSD through Native American sweat lodge retreats


Leading with Love

CSKT Chairwoman Shelly Fyant has been shaped by trauma and tragedy, but there is no bitterness in her determined efforts to move her tribe forward while reconnecting with the past


Wild Horse’s Wild History

Over the decades, all sorts of plans were concocted for Wild Horse Island: resorts, a power plant, a large marina, farms, an Arabian and Thoroughbred horse operation, hundreds of homesites. But a much better idea won, and today it’s one of Montana’s largest state parks.


Wild Harvests

Flathead Valley chefs forage for fresh ingredients, picking mountainside meals for local menus


Bridge to the Past

Architects design a bridge to connect an existing structure to a new home, while also bridging generations together


The Whistleblower

The story of Fred Whiteside, a Flathead senator who took on a corrupt copper king at the turn of the 20th century while tending to an apple orchard back home in Kalispell

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