About Montana

Montana is a landlocked state in the Northwestern United States. Montana has several nicknames, although none are official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place”.

The name Montana comes from the Latin word Montanea, meaning "mountain", or more broadly, "mountainous country"

Montana is the 4th largest in area, the 8th least populous, and the 3rd least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In total, 77 named ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains. The eastern half of Montana is characterized by western prairie terrain and badlands. Montana is bordered by Idaho to the west, Wyoming to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the east, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan to the north.

The economy is primarily based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic resources include oil, gas, coal, hard rock mining, and lumber. The health care, service, and government sectors also are significant to the state's economy.

The state's fastest-growing sector is tourism. Nearly 13 million tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Beartooth Highway, Flathead Lake, Big Sky Resort, and other attractions.

For more information, visit https://www.visitmt.com/

Montana history and Culture: https://www.iexplore.com/articles/travel-guides/north-america/united-states/montana/history-and-culture

 

Airport

Kalispell International Airport is about 19 minutes to Kalispell and 29 min from Bigfork. This airport has many direct flights.

Allegiant Air flies directly to Kalispell from Las Vegas and other larger cities. They fly only on Thursday and Sunday.

Accommodations

Between the months of June and

September, 2.4 million people come to experience the beauty and love of this place.

Accommodations are limited so we recommend you book your stay in advance. (Tip: Plan all details of your trip ASAP. Extending your stay once you are here may be a little more difficult and you can always cancel extra dates if you choose to shorten a trip. Typically, it is easier to cancel than extend your trip.)

Note THInK is not affiliated or responsible for housing.

Swan Lake Cabins 406-837-1137

Airbnb: wwww.airbnb.com/s/Flatheaad-County-MT  / www.airbnb.com/s/Lake-County-MT

Vrbo.com  www.vrbo.com

Enjoy Montana Vacation Rentals houses and cabins available in Bigfork, Somers, and Lakeside www.enjoymontana.com

Marina Cay Resort  406-837-5861  Condo’s, townhomes, hotel style rooms  www.marinacay.com

Deep Bay Center https://www.vrbo.com/220209 | Full Deep Bay Listing on VRBO.com

Beargrass Cabin rental available behind Bigfork Library 406 261-7623  snowbearsbf@gmail.com.

The Nest on Swan River – Pam Roessmann 406 261 7542  thenestonswanriver@gmail.com

Bestwestern Plus Flathead Inn and Suites  406-857-2400 bwplusflatheadlake@gmail.com

Bigfork Vacation Rentals 406-837-6898  Vacation Rental  www.bigforkvacationrentals.com

Bridge Street Cottages 888-264-4974  Cottages www.bridgestreetcottages.com

Candlewycke Inn   406-837-6406   www.candlewyckeinn.com

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals   406-837-4942 Vacation Rentals www.mtvacationrentals.com

Flathead Lake Lodge  406-837-4391  Guest Ranch  www.flatheadlodge.com

Divine Expansion Retreat in Polson  406-207-3366 sstarrflo9@gmail.com  www.divineexpansion.org

Local Hosts

Note THInK is not affiliated or responsible for housing. Some of the name listed about are Independent Certified ThetaHealers and some are not. We are providing as much information on places to stay in the area as we can. We do not recommend one over another, but strongly recommend you find a place that is suitable for you. 

Bill McGuffie (406)250-4117  flatheadsoutherner@hotmail.com  Quality Rooms in upscale private homes and condos in Bigfork area.

Virgil Jackson virgiljackson2017@gmail.com Luxury Accommodations

Beth & Jim McCabe 208 720 1692

Eric Thorsen https://www.vrbo.com/740341

Nicole Roberts  (480) 313-1697  creativechangefs@gmail.com

Nigel Cini (406) 249-4768 njcini@gmail.com

Valerie Macintyre (406) 257-1795  406vam@gmail.com

June Colman  (406) 249 4477   june@trianglemt.com  (listed on Air BnB in Creston)

Kay Linda Walker (406) 261-9031  quelindawalker@yahoo.com

Michelle Ahern – 406- 857 2060 michelle.outlookinn@gmail.com or www.outlookinnbandb.com

Patricia Myers  (406) 982 – 3777  eastshor@centurytel.net

Lori Brown  (406) 249 6525  brownla1111@gmail.com

Diane Glantz  (406)-270 8248  dianeglantz@yahoo.com

Terry Wood Terrywood2017@yahoo.com 509-939-9410 in Somers

Carson Juddbwpccc@gmail.com 406-212-2151 on Hwy 93 Kalispell

Cindy Booth  (406) 270 2238 cboothe@centurytel.net

Connect with other ThetaHealers visiting Montana this summer https://www.facebook.com/groups/299282793833203/

Transportation

Enterprise Car Rental discount rate for ThetaHealing

ENTERPRISE   406-755-4848 (local)  1-800-261-7331 (toll free) www.enterprise.com

AVIS   406-257-2727 (local)   1-800-331-1212 (toll free)   www.avis.com

BUDGET   406-755-7500 (local)   1-800-527-0700 (toll free)  www.budget.com

HERTZ   406-758-2220 (local)   1-800-654-3131 (toll free)   www.rockymountaintrans.com (local)   www.hertz.com

NATIONAL / ALAMO  406-257-7144 (local)  1-800-227-7368 (National – toll free) www.nationalcar.com

1-800-462-5266 (Alamo – toll free)   www.alamo.com

Car Services/ Taxi

Mark Wilson  406 249 4223

Jim Fiddler 406-270-6851

Bill M. (406)250-4117

Note THInK is not affiliated or responsible for car rentals or car services. 

Childcare

Sprouts Club Drop In Playcare LLC (406) 752-7529   www.sproutsclub.com (daily drop ins welcome. Open 7am-10pm)

 

Grocery Stores and Restaurants

Bigfork

Most of the shopping in Flathead Valley is through Boutique Shops that are independently (privately) owned.

Bigfork Electric Ave: The main street in Big Fork filled with all types of artist stores and specialty shops.

Organic and Natural Foods

Bigfork Harvest Foods 8111 Hwy 35, Bigfork  406-837-5010 Produce, fresh beef & seafood, full service bakery & deli

Restaurants

Pocketstone Cafe (Breakfast)

444 Electric Ave # 1

Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Healthy options

Grille 459 475 Electric Ave #3 Comfy American restaurant offering steaks, burgers & pasta

Taco Mexico Restaurant (Mexican) 8270 MT-35 Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Small plates.

Rosa's Pizza– 8585 MT-35 Comfort food · Outdoor seating · Small plates

Grateful Bread Cafe & Bakery 8111 MT-35

Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Pub House (Brewery) 116 Holt Dr

Vessel (Breakfast) 8265 MT-35

To Learn More about Bigfork click here

Kalispell

Organic and Natural Foods

Rosauers 2150 Hwy 93, Kalispell  406-755-5088  Open 5 am to 12 am.

Witheys Health Foods, 1231 S. Main Street, Kalispell,  406-755-5260 Organic grocery, nutritional supplements, fresh produce.

Restaurants

Food For the Soul 1011 U.S. Hwy 2 W Suite 200 Comfort food · Breakfast · Quick bite

The Knead Café (Gluten Free) 21 5th St E Funky bakery serving up an eclectic menu of breakfast & lunch fare in an artsy atmosphere.

Bonelli's Bistro (Italian) 38 1st Ave E Vibrant counter-serve featuring Italian breakfast & lunch eats such as egg wraps, pasta & panini.

Alley Connection Restaurant (Chinese) 22 1st St W Simply decorated eatery serving popular Chinese-American dishes, with specials at lunch.

MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub (American) 45 Treeline Rd Pizzeria chain serving creative pies, sandwiches, beer & wine in a casual, rustic setting.

Bullman's Wood Fire Pizza 175 Hutton Ranch Rd Easygoing shopping plaza spot offering Neapolitan-style pies & salads plus sandwiches at lunch.

Local Activities

The Flathead Valley is full of adventure

Visit Glacier National Park with more than 700 miles of beautiful hiking trails, historic lodges, wildlife, lake rushing streams.

Spend a day on Flathead Lake fishing, swimming and boating (choose power, paddle, or sail)

Camp or picnic along the lake shore.

Shop until you drop. Pick up the perfect gift made in Montana.

Shops and shopping centers in Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Glacier, and Whitefish.

Savor the taste of the valley from fine dining to casual cuisine.

Enjoy a concert, see a play or museum.

This area has so much to offer and enjoy Learn more here

Beautiful Montana

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Traveling Tips

Currency

The sole currency used in Montana is the US dollar (US $). Banknotes come in denominations of US $1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. There are 100 cents to one dollar with coins available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, and 25 cent pieces. To exchange foreign currency, you need to visit a large bank branch in one of the big cities. Travelers’ checks should also be cashed at banks, which is where ATMs are readily available. Credit cards like MasterCard and Visa are accepted in every business of size.

Time

Montana is in the Mountain Time Zone (GMT -7, GMT -6 between March 12 and November 4 during Daylight Savings).

Electricity

Montana, and the rest of America, uses electricity at 110-120 V/60 Hz. Flat two-prong plugs are typical, so it is recommended that you bring a universal plug adapter if you are coming from Europe or Asia. A transformer may also be necessary.

Communications

The dialing code for the United States is +1, and the area code for the entire state of Montana is 406. Mobile coverage is limited to areas around towns because Montana has many vast areas of wilderness. Internet access is easy to find in the main cities, but rare in small rural hamlets.

Average Temperature from 64° F to 79° F May through August.  This is 17° C to 26° C   May through August

Population The population of Bigfork is 4,270, while the Flathead County is 93,000.  Flathead County includes the major cities of Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls.

Message from THInK:

We love having you in our home called Montana. ThetaHealers from all over the world gather here and meet to grow and expand their knowledge and witness miracles happen.

When you are in a foreign country to attend ThetaHealing seminars, don't lose sight of the fact that you are representing your country as well as the ThetaHealing modality wherever you go. Montana is like one big small town, and the locals are very kind , friendly, respectful and always willing to help. Always be kind to people you interact with or who host you. Keep working on yourself if you get triggered and let your Montana experience be magical.

 

Contact Us

For Questions about the upcoming seminars contact our office Directly   406 -206-3232 or email us at  thetahealingseminars@gmail.com