Several months ago my friends Joe and Katie bought a boutique hotel right in downtown Kalispell. Then came a couple of months of frantic work as they refurnished, remodeled, and converting office space into two additional rooms. This brings us to today and eight rooms, conveniently located to major thoroughfares, walking distance from walking and biking trails, downtown shopping, and local food options.

I occasionally dabble in real estate photography so when they asked if I was available to help them get their listings ready for primetime I jumped at the chance. If you're planning on being in the Flathead Valley and need a place to lay your head, it's worth checking out. You can learn all you need to know about the accommodations at the Switchback Suites website.