Flathead Living Magazine


The Outlaw at the Movies

Four decades ago, the Outlaw Inn was the glimmering star of Kalispell, home to movie stars, major film productions and, unfortunately, one of Hollywood’s most notorious flops


Life Imitating Art

The design of a Swan River cabin remodel is centered around the homeowners’ extensive art collection


Two Generations of Dunnigans

Andy Dunnigan took a different path to musical success than his father, John, but all roads lead back to where it started: a Flathead home filled with music and love


Sickness Through the Ages

The late Betty Wetzel, a Bigfork writer who passed away in 2018, wrote this personal essay about surviving the 1918 pandemic as a child. One of Wetzel’s daughters discovered the unpublished piece, written in the mid-1990s, while sorting through her mother’s work and shared it with Flathead Living.


Madam of Martin City

The life and legacy of Mabel Lydston, a generous brothel operator and widely respected community leader during the Hungry Horse Dam boom days


Spielberg Comes to Libby

The famed director spent the summer of 1989 filming the romantic comedy-drama "Always" in Northwest Montana, utilizing both the scenery and the local residents


The North Forker and the Statesman

Over seven decades, Larry Wilson has watched the remote North Fork evolve in ways both obvious and subtle, and he has spent his life working to channel those changes to the benefit of this wild and rustic place he calls home


Trending in the Kitchen

Curating and customizing the area that tends to be the primary gathering space of any home


Trapline Rock & Rye

An excellent example of a turn-of-the-20th-century idea reimagined for a modern cocktail audience


Montana in Focus

Photographer Bret Bouda has spent what seems like a lifetime photographing Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley, but before he arrived in Northwest Montana he could not have been further from home


Speaking in Carvings

John Louis Clarke, an esteemed Blackfeet sculptor, found refuge in art as he overcame his deafness and muteness to produce a formidable body of work from his East Glacier studio


Blue Bird and Blue Jeans

Seize the day. Blue skies call for blue jeans. Dress to impress, even a (Canadian) tuxedo if you must!

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