Elk River Gallery and Lodge: An Artistic Welcome to Yellowstone National Park

“Unique” is a word writers learn to use sparingly if ever, but then, I’d never slept in an art gallery before. You can, too, at the Elk River Art Gallery, Studio and Lodge in Gardiner, Montana.  Owners Shirl Ireland and John Stacy have been artists for more than 20 years. John creates bronze wildlife sculptures, […]

1872 Inn: Rustic Elegance at Yellowstone’s Doorstep

Just outside the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park is the new 1872 Inn in West Yellowstone. The outside resembles a weathered barn, but that’s both deceiving and deliberate. On the inside is a handsome adults-exclusive lodge rich in luxurious appointments and sophisticated flair. The hotel was named in honor of the year the city […]

Element Bozeman: A Sleek Hotel for Long or Short Mountain Stays

Element Bozeman is a new contemporary hotel two blocks off bustling Main Street action. With its high technology and well-equipped kitchenettes, you’re sure to feel at home, whether for a couple of nights or for an extended stay in Montana’s Yellowstone Country.  Add to that the complimentary daily hot breakfast and evening wine-and-beer reception during […]

Talking With: MacNeil Lyons, Tour Guide at Yellowstone Insight

MacNeil Lyons is a private tour guide and founder at Yellowstone Insight in Gardiner, Montana. Year-round, he escorts small groups through Yellowstone National Park. He also is a published writer, photographer and naturalist. During a recent media trip hosted by Yellowstone Country Montana, MacNeil was our guide for a day. He provides a lavish picnic breakfast, […]

Falling Into Yellowstone Country: Why Autumn is the Best Time to Discover Montana’s Big Sky

The draws of Montana’s Yellowstone Country for international tourists and adventurers are legion: It’s a stunningly beautiful land where snow-capped mountains jut into an expansive azure sky. Where rare geologic wonders mingle with abundant wildlife and rushing waterways. Where the spirit of America’s Old West is alive today. Read the rest of my story as […]

Cruising the Foodie (and Imbibery) Trail: Bozeman, MT

In Yellowstone Country, you need to fuel your adventure. Montana eateries believe in hearty meals, but they also offer a variety of fine dining, bar favorites, casual fare, gluten-free and vegetarian options. You’ll find locally raised meat and produce as well as bison and elk on menus. Grab all the huckleberries you can. They’re a […]