See for yourself why Stevensville is Montana's First Best Place: the breathtaking mountains, sparkling Bitterroot River, charming historic downtown, hiking and biking trails for all ages and experience levels, fishing, wildlife, and amazing local cuisine and microbrews.
This was the homeland of the peaceful Salish people, who hosted Lewis & Clark in 1805 and 1806. Later, at the invitation of the Salish, it became a Jesuit mission, then Montana's first pioneer settlement by 1850.
It has been a vibrant community ever since, with residents enjoying its beautiful setting, mild climate, and endless outdoor opportunities. We are on the best route between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, only 20 minutes from Missoula and its airport, amenities, and various university activities. But we love our laid-back, relaxed pace, where "traffic" consists of bicycles, pedestrians, strollers--and strolling.
Enjoy an ice cream cone at the soda fountain, a local draft from one of our microbreweries, a tour of Historic St. Mary's Mission & Museum or Fort Owen State Park, a nature walk at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, a round of golf at Whitetail Golf Course, kids' activities at Lewis & Clark Park, browsing in our unique local shops, and dining in one of fifteen local restaurants.
We say "hello" to friend and visitor alike--and visitors soon become friends. Welcome to Stevensville!