Little Big Town

Just 10 minutes from Kootenai, this picturesque lakeside hamlet has awakened with fashionable boutiques, intriguing art galleries, refined restaurants, and some of the best live theater in the Northwest.

Its thriving artist’s community has put Bigfork on the map—earning the town a designation as one of "The 100 Best Small Art Towns of the Nation". It is also among the "50 Great Towns of the West" and included in National Geographic’s Guide to Small Town Escapes. The Electric Avenue restaurant "Showthyme" has been honored by Robb Report with one of its coveted "best of" awards.

Arriving in Bigfork, an espresso with homemade cinnamon rolls always provides a warm welcome. Savor the final sips then head off to Electric Avenue, where an eclectic potpourri of shops and galleries tender to every taste. A break for lunch provides more choices, from organic only to practically anything with huckleberries. Afterwards consider a few tastes of handcrafted, beers, wines and whiskeys all locally produced. Relax at the spa or at a cool spot along the river. How about an evening of dinner and live theatre followed by dancing under the stars to the beguiling beat of local bands?