In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean

Writing the West: The Way Forward | September 13-15, 2019 | Seeley Lake & Missoula, Montana

The 2017 In The Footsteps Of Norman Maclean Festival presents three days of stories from the iconic Blackfoot River and Blackfoot Valley of northwest Montana.


We encourage you to book your lodging in Missoula at one of these preferred hotels which are offering a special rate for the Maclean Festival. All are downtown, and within a short walk from the MCT Theater, the location for the Festival.

Double Tree by Hilton Missoula Edgewater - $179/night. Book by August 24. Click here to contact the Double Tree or call (406) 542-4611 and request the Maclean Festival rate.

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown - $149/night. Book by August 14. Click here to contact the Holiday Inn. Note – the link is not mobile compatible. Or call (406) 721-8550 and ask for the Maclean Festival rate.

Residence Inn by Marriott – $209/night. Book by August 2. Click here to contact the Marriott Residence Inn or call (406) 542-6252 and ask for the Maclean Festival rate.

Lodges, Motels, Condos and Ranches


Summertime is high season in Seeley Lake, and we recommend early booking of lodging if you are staying in Seeley Lake.

Image: Juan De Santa Anna

Image: Juan De Santa Anna


Arrowhead Condos, (406) 677-2010

Double Arrow Resort has open rooms – book early!, (406) 677-2777

Eagle Port Lodge and the Lodges on Seeley Lake, (800) 990-9016

Grace's Cabins
(406) 754-6455

Grey Wolf Ranch, (406) 677-0119

Holland Lake Lodge, (406) 754-2282

Kozy Korner B&B
(406) 677-1003

Montana Island Lodge
(888) 773-2643

Montana Pines Motel
(406) 677-2278

Ovando Inn, (406) 793-5555

Rich Ranch, (406) 677-2317

Seeley Lake Home Away, (406) 677-6600

Seeley Lake Motor Lodge, (406) 677-2335

Seeley Swan Vacation Rentals

Seeley Lake VRBO

Standing Stones Bed & Breakfast, (406) 754-2892

Swan Valley Centre Cabins
(406) 754-2397

Tamaracks Resort, (406) 677-2433



Several campgrounds managed by the US Forest Service in Seeley Lake

Holland Lake Campground
20 miles north of Seeley Lake

Placid Lake State Park
8 miles southwest of Seeley Lake

Salmon Lake State Park
8 miles south of Seeley Lake

Image: Juan De Santa Anna

Image: Juan De Santa Anna


Sponsors: Clearwater Montana Properties • Prop Foundation • Montana Department of Commerce • Montana Cultural Trust Fund • Humanities Montana • Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP • Margaret and Charles Burback • Montana Film Office • Citizens Alliance Bank • Montana Public Radio • Missoula Federal Credit Union • Stockman Bank • Thomas Beers • Blackfoot • Destination Missoula • Missoula TBID

Co-sponsors: Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper • National Museum of Forest Service History • Seeley Lake Historical Society and Museum

For More Information contact: Jenny Rohrer, Festival Coordinator
(406) 754-0034,

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