2021 Libby Chamber of Commerce Visitor Guide

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COME EXPLORE. Come explore every mountain in our backyard. Fish the rivers teeming with trout. Then hike and bike to your heart’s content. Mother Nature won’t mind. When she comes bearing so many gifts, you take your time with every one of them. So drink in the views, grab a burger and rest your weary head. We’ll give you a subtle nudge when it’s time to go home or when work calls.

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No Lines, No Crowds, No Fees... In our words, perfect!

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You’ll never get tired of places to explore. Your muscles? Different story. Boat Rentals & Fishing Guides Koocanusa Resort & Marina Watercraft rentals including pontoons and SU paddle boards. 406-293-7474 • koocanusaresort.net

Visitor Centers/Museums Libraries

Dave Blackburn’s Kootenai Angler Fly fishing guide service with fly shop and riverfront restaurant. 406-293-7578 • goflyfishmontana.com

Heritage Museum Preserving the diverse historical culture of Lincoln County and NW Montana. 406-293-7521 libbyheritagemuseum.org

Linehan Outfitting Company Fly fishing and hunting adventures in Northwest Montana. 406-295-4872 • fishmontana.com

Libby Dam Visitor Center Free guided tours of Libby Dam and Powerhouse offered daily Memorial Day to Labor Day. 406-293-5577 Libby Public Library 406-293-2778 lincolncountylibraries.com

Salons & Fitness Centers Libby Gym 24 hr. gym with rock climbing, boxing, weight lifting, and dance studio. 406-200-3193 Pinup Girls Salon Beauty salon offering nail services, hair services, and waxing. 406-293-4457 Pure North Athletic Club Athletic club with cardio equipment, weights, group fitness, infrared sauna, and more. 406-293-4131 • purenorthac.com Studio B | Pilates + Fitness + Yoga Private and group fitness in a comfy and fully-equipped space. 406-291-0162 • studiobmontana.com Teez’n Hair Studio Beauty salon offering hair services, nail services, and esthetics. 406-293-8783

Golf Courses & Tennis Courts Cabinet View Golf Club Libby’s only 18-hole golf course offering a clubhouse, golf lessons, cart rentals, and a greens pro shop. 406-293-7332 • golflibby.com Libby Public Tennis Courts 406-293-2731 • cityoflibby.org

Theaters The Dome Theater Hometown movie theater experience to all ages. 406-293-6028 • dometheaterproject.com

Parks & Walking Trails Fireman Memorial Park Playground, picnic tables, covered pavilions, splash pad, and camping facilities. 406-293-2731 • cityoflibby.com

golf course, walking/bike path, covered pavilions, picnic areas, and horseshoe pits. 406-283-2312 • lincolncountymt.us Millpond Motocross Park Arena-style track for off road ATVs and dirt bikes. 406-283-1787 • millpondmx.com Riverfront Park 13-acre park on the Kootenai River with the large Fred Brown Log Pavilion. 406-293-2731 • cityoflibby.com

WINTER SPORTs Kootenai Nordic Club Cross-country ski club with miles of groomed trails, a biathlon range and youth events. 406-272-8914 • kootenainordic.com Montana Wilderness Association Guided winter adventures including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 406-284-1747 • wildmontana.org Turner Mountain Ski Area 2,100-ft. vertical drop, cozy lodge with rentals and lessons, mountain rental available. 406-293-2468 • skiturner.com

Snowmobiling Lincoln County Sno-Kat Club Snowmobiling area and trail information. lcsnokatclub.com

Shopping & Retail Ace Home Center Hometown hardware store and home center. 406-293-2735 • acehardware.com

Libby Fish Pond Free kids’ fishing pond. 406-293-8406 lincolncountyportauthority.com

Achievements, Inc. Parkside Thrift Store and Parkside Apparel. 406-293-8849 • achievementsinc.org

J. Neils Memorial County Park Rodeo arena, dog park, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer field, disc

Antler Tree Nursery, Gifts & Irrigation Garden center and gift store. 406-293-3525

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Boho Beads Bohemian chic beads and jewelry. 406-293-2299

McLaury Apiaries, Inc. Local honey, beeswax candles, soaps, lotions and more. 406-291-0825

Dream Marine Power motorsport retail and apparel. 406-293-8142 • dreammarine.net

Montana Gallery USA Local handmade gifts. 406-291-4777

Frames Unlimited Custom framing, matting, engraving and home decor. 406-293-3196 • framesunlimited406.com

Montana Power Products Powersport retailer with apparel selection. 406-293-7500 montanapowerproducts.com

High Spirits Liquor & Wine Largest selection of liquor and wine in Libby. 406-293-4856 Homesteader ’s Ranch & Feed Supply Animal supply store with apparel. 406-293-4911 Libby Floral & Gift Shop Local florist and gift shop with variety of home decor. 406-293-4139 • libbyfloralandgift.com Libby Sports Center Fishing, hunting and sports equipment. 406-293-4641 Managhan’s Furniture Showroom for bedroom sets, top-quality mattresses, and furniture. 406-293-2707 • managhansfurniture.com Mark’s Magic Carpet Carpet and flooring store. 406-293-7875 Libby Dam

The Twisted Turtle Custom screen printing and graphic design. 406-291-0738 The Zen Butterfly Apothecary CBD Health, personal care, and animal products. 406-291-3460

Mountain Meadows Gifts and Antiques Gift items, Montana & Libby t-shirts, jewelry, and more. 406-293-9241 mountainmeadowsgifts.com

V Nives High quality knife manufacturing and retail. 303-263-2468 • vnives.com

Car Rentals & Transportation ServiceS

Northwest MotorSports Motorsport retailer. 406-293-9990 northwest-motorsports.com

Libby Auto Sales Daily and long term car rentals. 406-293-7717 • libbyautosales.com

Rivermist Home Decor & Unique Gifts Home decor and gift shop. 406-293-3235

Libby Cab Company Libby’s only cab service - available 24/7. 406-334-9494

Rocky Mountain Music & Collectables Musical instruments, jewelry, and other collectables. 406-293-8238

Lincoln County Transportation Services Public transportation for all of Lincoln County. 406-293-8024

Scheer Bros. Hobbies First-class RC hobby shop. 406-293-9362 • scheerbros.com Styches Consignment & Thrift New and consigned apparel. 406-293-9295 Studio B

Timberline Auto Sales Modest selection of auto rentals. 406-293-4128 • timberlineauto.com Libby Gym

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Take in the views, grab a burger, rest your weary head. we’ll give you a subtle nudge when it’s time to go home. The Farmers Market at Libby Shop local farmers, artists, and craft-vendors on Thursdays May to October, from 3pm-7pm at the Libby Chamber Parking Lot. 406-293-4167 libbychamber.org/farmersmarketatlibby

Summer (May - August) STOKR - Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River The Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) is a 2-day bike tour that brings 450 riders to Libby on the second full weekend of May each year. The STOKR bike tour supports the Kootenai Valley Habitat for Humanity in building local homes - it takes 2 STOKRs to build a home! stokrmama@gmail.com Annual Amish Auction Come join us in the beautiful Eagle Valley! The Amish Auction is a fun, family friendly experience. Some people come for the food and friendship. Many come to find a bargain and some come just to hear the lively auctioneers and witness the excitement of large and small items being sold to the happy bidders! 800-850-8554 meadowlarkloghomes.com

KCM Chainsaw Carving Championship

Memorial Weekend Music & Car Show Make plans to be at the Halfway House Bar & Grill on Memorial Day weekend for the Annual Memorial Weekend Music and Car Show. This two-day event features live music, a car show, barbecue, and much more! 406-295-4358 • hwhmt.com Millpond Motocross Race The Millpond Motocross Race is an annual race with eight classes at the Millpond Motocross Track in Libby. Beer garden and concessions are available during the race. 406-283-1787 • millpondmx.com Annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival A weekend full of great food, live music, vendors, a Bigfoot Run, a Sasquatch Screech contest, and much more! 406-295-4706 yaakrivertavernandmercantile. godaddysites.com Libby Logger Days The Annual Logger Days festival is an education-based series where the local communities showcase their forest stewardship heritage. The festival falls on the last weekend of June each year, and consists of a carnival, several vendors, competitions, exhibits, and great food. loggerdays.org Ron Adamson’s Libby Chainsaw Event The Libby Chainsaw Event invites any artist who wants to carve in this event to set up and sell art at no charge. Come and learn from master carvers! 406-291-4112 • ronadamson.com Big Sky Bash The CARD Foundation’s Big Sky Bash is a fundraising concert event that features a lineup of top-notch performers on the

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second weekend of July each year. Bands such as Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sawyer Brown, Skid Row, and many more have made their way to J Neils Park in Libby to perform for this special event. 406-293-9274 donatecardfoundation.org Kootenai Highland Games & Gathering The Kootenai Highland Games and Gathering is sanctioned by the Scottish American Athletes Association, and takes place the third weekend in July each year. Enjoy a weekend filled with games, music, pipers, dancers, food, and fun. 406-291-0825 Kootenai River Stampede Rodeo The Kootenai River Stampede Rodeo is a production of the official Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo with seven events. There are activities for children, vendors, food booths, and live entertainment! 406-291-5653 KRCR Hot August Showdown RC racers from as far as Washington come to test their skills in low-key competition at the Kootenai RC Racers’ track outside of Libby. 406-293-9362 • kootenaircracers.com Riverfront Blues Festival The Riverfront Blues Festival takes place on the second weekend of August each year at the historical Riverfront Park along the Kootenai River. The festival is filled with a variety of blues bands, brews, and a variety of vendors! 406-291-0185 riverfrontbluesfestival.com Annual Big Sky Rendezvous A weekend filled with many live bands, great food, and camping at the Halfway House Bar & Grill on the beautiful Bull Lake! 406-295-4358 • hwhmt.com Ignite the Nites Car Show Ignite the Nites is a three-day car show that occurs in August each year. The car show features a weekend full of unique

Visit www.libbychamber.org for a full community events calendar. events including a cruise down the streets of Libby, a tire burnout contest, and much more! 406-291-6939 • igniterscarclub.com

Winter (Sept-April) Kootenai Harvest Festival Celebrate the growing community in Libby at the Annual Kootenai Harvest Festival. Dance to your favorite local bands, shop with local vendors for handmade crafts and homegrown food, and enjoy a delicious garden-to-table dinner. Kids will have fun in the candy straw pit, face painting, tug-o-war, hopping all over with sack races and more activities throughout the day. kootenaiharvestfestival.org KCM Chainsaw Carving Championship 20 of the world’s finest chainsaw artists will come to Libby to test their skills against each other in pursuit of the Kootenai Country Montana International Chainsaw Carving Championship. The competitors include carvers from all across the United States, as well as around the world. carvemontana.com • 406-334-5144 Heritage Museum Winter Expo The Heritage Museum’s Winter Expo is a fundraiser to continue the Museum’s mission to preserve and interpret the Big Sky Bash

history of Lincoln County and Northwest Montana. Shop your favorite local vendors. 406-293-7521 • libbyheritagemuseum.org Memorial Events Center Seasonal Concert Series Each year, the Kootenai Heritage Council invites incredible performing artists from all around the world to the Memorial Events Center in Libby to perform a series of concerts. See the Memorial Events Center’s website for current concert dates and details. 406-293-9643 • libbyevents.com Lincoln County Sno-Kat Fun Run The Lincoln County Sno-Kat Fun Run is an annual snowmobiling run that includes a free lunch at the warming hut, dinner, raffle, auction, and more! 406-293-7500 • lcsnokatclub.com Bull Lake Ice Fishing Tournament A three-day ice fishing derby hosted by the Halfway House Bar & Grill on Bull Lake. The derby consists of awards, raffles, and prizes after categories: Largest Pike and Combined Weight of 3 Pike. 406-295-4358 Cabin Fever Fest Dance off the winter blues at the CARD Foundation’s Cabin Fever Fest. The night will be filled with live music, dancing, raffle baskets, and more fun! 406-293-9274 • donatecardfoundation.org

Kootenai River Stampede Rodeo

Rotary Wine Tasting The Annual Rotary Wine Tasting event is the premier fundraiser of the Kootenai Valley Rotary Club. The event serves specialty wines paired with a five course catered meal; and includes door prizes, live auctions, silent auctions, and raffles. 406-293-4807 • libbyrotary.org Crazy Days Winter season fun and games at Turner Mountain. A day filled with costumes, contests, prizes and fun competition on the mountain. 406-293-2468 • skiturner.com Top to Dog Relay Race The Annual Top to Dog Race gives you and your friends a chance to support Turner and test your physical abilities as an individual or team! Climb, ski/board, run, and bike in this relay. 406-293-2468 • skiturner.com Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Annual Health Fair The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center’s Annual Health Fair is a celebration of health and wellness within the community, bringing together numerous health and wellness displays and activities, fun for kids, and admission is free! 406-283-7221 • cabinetpeaks.org

Ignite the Nites Car Show

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Bull Lake Ranch Scenic vacation lodge available for group rentals. 406-295-7615 Bull Lake Rod & Gun Club Covered outdoor pavilion rental on Bull Lake. 406-295-4994 blrodandgun.com Caboose Motel Libby’s best value lodging, located on Highway 2. 406-293-6201 caboose-motel.com Carlson’s Cove Riverside cabin adjacent to the Kootenai National Forest with mountain views. vrbo.com Country Inn Comfortable hotel. 406-293-2092 montanacountryinn.com

With these accommodations, it’s the views that are all inclusive. Evergreen Motel Affordable and comfortable motel located in downtown Libby. 406-293-4178 evergreenlibby.com

Sandman Motel Quiet, comfortable motel located on Highway 2. 406-293-8831 sandmanmotel.us

4 Pawz Pet Retreat LLC Safe and comfortable pet boarding. Short-term and long-term pet stays available. 406-293-5746 4pawzpetretreat.com

The Selah Chalet Luxury vacation cabin rental. 406-291-9842 airbnb.com

Heron’s Roost Cozy log cabin rentals on the beautiful Kootenai River. 406-293-3530 heronsroost.com Huckleberry House B&B Comfortable bed and breakfast in the heart of Libby. 406-293-9720 thehuckleberryhouse.com Koocanusa Resort & Marina Marina resort with cabin rentals and RV/ tent sites located in Lake Koocanusa. 406-293-7474 koocanusaresort.net

Two-Bit RV Park RV park and campground located on Highway 2. 406-293-8323 twobitrvpark.com The Venture Inn Comfortable hotel with restaurant and indoor pool. 406-293-7711 ventureinnlibby.com Woodland RV Park RV park and campground with vacation rental home located on Highway 2. 406-293-8395 woodlandrvpark.com

Libby Hostel Vacation rental home located on the Kootenai River. 406-293-6505 airbnb.com

Venture Inn

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Evergreen Motel

Libby Hostel

Whether it’s formal dining or something a bit more casual, simply loosen the belt a notch. AuntT’s Coff ee Corner Walk-in coffee shop. Serving coffee, breakfast, lunch and snacks. 406-285-1117 Bear ’ ly Awake Coff ee Den Drive-thru coffee shop serving energy drinks, coffee, and food. 406-293-9100 Cabinet Mountain Brewing, Co. Brewery, food and entertainment. 406-293-2739 cabinetmountainbrewing.com


Henry ’s Restaurant Family dining. 406-293-7911 Koocanusa Resort & Marina Waterfront and on-site bar. 406-293-7474 koocanusaresort.net Subway Fast food and catering. 406-293-3203 • subway.com

McDonald’s Fast food. 406-293-4085 mcdonalds.com

Switchback Bar & Grill Family dining and on-site bar. 406-293-8763

Empire Foods Bakery Grocery, bakery, and meat department. 406-293-3511

Mountain Meadows Gift & Espresso Walk-in and drive thru coffee shop. 406-293-9241 mountainmeadowsgifts.com

Farm to Market Store Bakery & Deli Amish market, deli, and bakery. 406-293-9775

The Pastime Bar & Lounge Bar, pub food and entertainment. 406-293-6097

Gracious Table Unique dining, cooking classes, and catering. 406-263-7485 • gracioustablemt.com

Riverbend Restaurant & Saloon Waterfront family dining. 406-293-4536

The Venture Inn Restaurant Full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. 406-293-7711 • ventureinnlibby.com

Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant Mexican family dining. 406-293-3902

VFW Casino & Lounge Bar and pub food 406-293-7316

Rosauers Deli & Bakery Deli, bakery, and catering. 406-293-2743 • rosauers.com

Yaak River Tavern & Mercantile Bar and pub food. 406-295-4706 yaakrivertavernandmercantile. godaddysites.com

Halfway House Bar & Grill Family dining, on-site bar, and entertainment. 406-295-4358 • hwhmt.com Hav-A-Java Espresso Walk-in and drive thru coffee shop. 406-293-6252 Gracious Table

The Pastime Bar

The Shed Restaurant Eclectic gastropub, family dining and on-site bar. 406-293-3264 • eatattheshed.com

Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company

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TOP 1o


or top ten reasons we love libby.

to visit libBy

for fishing, boating, sightseeing and swimming at 7opportunities Lake Koocanusa Reservoir as well as the Chain of Lakes Public access boat launch sites, picnic areas and camp sites offer

area, Bull Lake and many more that you will serendipitously happen upon as you explore Kootenai River Country.

is no such thing as overstaying your welcome or 8There overstating Libby’s small town charm and friendliness. You

ELSE IS EVEN CLOSE. No Lines. No 1NOTHING Fees. No Crowds. In other words... PERFECT!!!

Tucked up into the northwest corner of Montana and surrounded by public lands and spectacular mountain views, Libby has an abundance of untapped opportunities, uncrowded outdoor wonders for every season, and authentic Montana character.

will still find a parking place, a camping spot, and an 2You uncrowded trail at our most popular attractions like the ancient Ross Creek Cedars, the powerful Kootenai Falls and the miles of trails in the Kootenai National Forest, Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

Mountain Ski Area, open Friday through Sunday, 3Turner boasts abundant powder and no lift lines. Want the mountain

to yourself ? Turner Mountain is available for private rentals on Thursdays. And Flower Creek Cross-Country Ski course is one of many groomed trail options for cross-country skiing enthusiasts.

opportunities are boundless. Hundreds of miles 4Snowmobile of groomed trails are at your gloved fingertips, which means

stunning views are a quick zip through the woods. Each ride is distinct, with the option to visit warming huts or Forest Service lookouts.

Kootenai National Forest & Cabinet Mountain 5The Wilderness has something for everyone including scenic

can find everything you need right here in town, from the basic necessities for your adventures to Montana keepsakes. Every item comes with a great story for back home of how far you traveled to get it.

has the beauty of Glacier Park without the crowds. 9Libby But if Glacier Park is on your bucket list, you can stay here for

less and day trip to Glacier and other nearby attractions. Glacier Park, Whitefish, Kalispell, Sandpoint and our British Columbia neighbors are all less than 2 hours away. And Libby is the perfect starting point for a number of designated scenic drives or you can create your own route.

Get on your bike and ride! Join one of our supported road bike each year or cycle on miles and miles of paved, low traffic 10rides rides from Libby. Prefer the excitement of mountain biking? We have that too!

Scenic Drives Yaak River Scenic Loop Follow the Kootenai River west on Highway 2 to Highway 508 (Yaak River Rd.) returning to Libby via Highway 567 (Pipe Creek Road). Kootenai Falls Park showcases the magnificent Kootenai Falls and the swinging bridge. The Yaak valley abounds with wildlife and the brilliance of nature. Yaak Falls on Highway 508 offers another favorite stop. The full loop is 96 miles.

drives, hiking trails, backpacking, camping, exploring and fishing mountain lakes, horseback riding, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, gold panning, rock climbing, and hunting.

The Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway travels 67 miles one way from Libby to Eureka on Highway 37 along the Kootenai River and Lake Koocanusa Reservoir. Expect to see beautiful lake and mountain views and abundant wildlife year round.

most Montana rivers that are plagued by low flows 6Unlike during the dog days of summer, the Kootenai River consistently

From Libby, enter the Lake Pend Orielle-Kootenai Super Side Trip of the International Selkirk Loop by heading west on Hwy 2. Take a moment to stop at the Kootenai Falls Park before turning south at the Hwy 2/Hwy 56 junction. Enjoy views of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and a short side trip to The Ross Creek Cedars before turning west at the junction of Hwy 56/Hwy 200. Soon you are driving the Lake Pend Orielle National Scenic Byway toward Sandpoint. At Sandpoint, head north to Bonners Ferry, then east at the junction of Hwy 95/Hwy 2, returning to Libby completing the 127 mile loop.

flows year-round thanks to the Libby Dam. And the big broad Kootenai holds some very large fish indeed for the trophyhunting anglers. Eagle watching is another favorite year-round activity due to the constant flow, especially at the “ watchable wildlife area” below Libby Dam.

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