If you were one of the early residents of Victor, MT you'd know this town as Garfield. Renamed Victor in honor of the Salish chief, this community today is home to over a 120 businesses and thanks to the many vacation rentals and dining spots, it serves as great home base for your exploration of the Bitterroot.
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.
|the Redsun Labyrinth is an 11-circuit labyrinth surrounded by the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Bitterroot Valley and Sapphire mountain range to the east. The Redsun Labyrinth was built by Patty and Helmut Meyer on their property in Victor, Montana. Dedicated in 2000, it has been available to the public nearly every day since and is one of the largest in the US (at 108 feet in diameter). The berm around the labyrinth is 120 feet in diameter, 3 feet high, topped with cottonwood logs and various bushes providing a natural sense of enclosure and privacy, while the 173 lavender plants that encircle the base of the berm offer their calming scent and color. For me, the walkway to the labyrinth is just as extraordinary with touches of creativity, beauty and inspiration everywhere, natural and man-made, white lights strung through the aspen grove, lupine-filled gardens, willow archways and stone cairns. Be sure to close all the gates so the deer will not nibble the plants. $3 suggested donation