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
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.
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
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
Beargrass Cabin rental available behind Bigfork Library 406 261-7623 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nest on Swan River – Pam Roessmann 406 261 7542 email@example.com
Bestwestern Plus Flathead Inn and Suites 406-857-2400 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com www.divineexpansion.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Quality Rooms in upscale private homes and condos in Bigfork area.
Virgil Jackson email@example.com Luxury Accommodations
Beth & Jim McCabe 208 720 1692
Eric Thorsen https://www.vrbo.com/740341
Nicole Roberts (480) 313-1697 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nigel Cini (406) 249-4768 email@example.com
Valerie Macintyre (406) 257-1795 firstname.lastname@example.org
June Colman (406) 249 4477 email@example.com (listed on Air BnB in Creston)
Kay Linda Walker (406) 261-9031 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Myers (406) 982 – 3777 email@example.com
Lori Brown (406) 249 6525 firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Glantz (406)-270 8248 email@example.com
Terry Wood Terrywood2017@yahoo.com 509-939-9410 in Somers
Carson Judd– firstname.lastname@example.org 406-212-2151 on Hwy 93 Kalispell
Cindy Booth (406) 270 2238 email@example.com
Connect with other ThetaHealers visiting Montana this summer https://www.facebook.com/groups/299282793833203/
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
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.
Sprouts Club Drop In Playcare LLC (406) 752-7529 www.sproutsclub.com (daily drop ins welcome. Open 7am-10pm)
Grocery Stores and Restaurants
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Montana is in the Mountain Time Zone (GMT -7, GMT -6 between March 12 and November 4 during Daylight Savings).
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.
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.
For Questions about the upcoming seminars contact our office Directly 406 -206-3232 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org