As the first permanent white settlement in Montana, it comes as no surprise the history runs deep in Stevensville. Built on the site of the St. Mary's Mission and named after Isaac Ingle Stevens who laid out the original town, it's not all about the past however. Today you'll find a charming downtown with a host of amenities and access to recreational enticements.
The Bitterroot Valley is home to several craft breweries and wineries. Craft breweries of various sizes dot the valley from Darby to Stevensville. Many of the beers brewed here have won regional and national awards. Beers can be taken home in growlers and a few of the local beers can be found in stores as well. Some of the breweries such as Bandit, Blacksmith and Bitter Root host live music on certain days of the week.
Once June arrives in the Bitterroot Valley it`s festival time! It seems like every week there`s another fun community event, festival, farmer`s market or fair. These are the activities that visitors to the area just love, and people get such a kick out of experiencing small town Montana at these gatherings.