Guest Blogger Guidelines

Mountain Living Guest Blogger 
Content Submission Guidelines

Guest blogging is a wonderful way to establish yourself as an expert to a large population of readers interested in home architecture, design, décor, and living in the Mountain West. Mountain Living offers you an established media platform to grow your reputation and build your blog followers.

The Mountain Living audience:

  • Mountain enthusiasts and prospective (second, third…) home-buyers
  • Average age: 52
  • Female: 65%
  • Male: 35%
  • Married: 84%
  • College graduate: 92%
  • Average household income: $353,500
  • Average net worth: $2,019,094

Our content focuses on these key mountain markets (though we are open to covering other high-country communities within the following states):

  • Colorado
    • Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale
    • Vail/Beaver Creek/Avon/Edwards
    • Summit County/Breckenridge
    • Copper/Frisco/Keystone
    • Telluride/Mountain Village
    • Steamboat Springs
    • Winter Park/Granby
    • Crested Butte
  • Wyoming
    • Jackson/Teton Village
  • Utah
    • Park City/Deer Valley
  • Montana
    • Big Sky/Bozeman
    • Kalispell/Whitefish
    • Missoula
  • Nevada/California
    • Tahoe/Incline Village/Truckee
  • Idaho
    • Sun Valley/Hailey/Ketchum
    • McCall/Boise
  • Oregon and Washington
    • various mountain towns
  • Canada
    • Whistler, B.C.
    • Vancouver, B.C.

Our audience is interested in:

  • Home designarchitecture/exteriors and interior design/decorating
    • Rustic
    • Contemporary
    • Cabins
    • Cottages
    • Condos
    • Outdoor living/spaces
    • Landscape/gardening
  • Home details
    • Furnishings and accessories
    • Fixtures and finishes
    • Entertaining
  • Destinations
    • Mountain travel
    • High-country communities
  • People
    • Architects
    • Landscape architects
    • Interior designers
    • Artists and artisans
  • Events
    • Food/wine/beer festivals
    • Arts/craft festivals
    • Design events
    • Any event open to the public related to the sphere of these topics within the Mountain West regions listed

What are we looking for?

  • Well-written, high-quality, original content. We all know how Google hates duplicate content, so if you are hoping to repurpose content from your blog, we ask that you modify it for us in some way.
  • Content that is free of blatant self- or product-promotion.
  • Content that is accompanied by images. The nature of home design and lifestyle content lends itself to bright, pleasant photography. We are open to using iPhone and/or amateur photos, and if you are using professional photography, we ask that you obtain official permission to use the photo and include the photo credit along with the image.
  • There is no length requirement; posts should be as long or brief as the nature of the content dictates.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Our editors reserve the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness. This can include editing headlines, copy, hyperlinks, and format/flow issues in order to maximize the reader experience, as well as optimize the content’s search rankings.
  • You are responsible for your own fact-checking.
  • To adhere to Google’s guidelines for guest blogging, articles that are clearly intended as a link-building scheme will be rejected. Please be thoughtful about any links you include.

Is this a paid opportunity?

At this time, this is not a paid opportunitybut it is a chance to promote yourself, your blog/website, and your unique ideas. Each blog post will be accompanied by a blogger profile, where you can display your name, bio, and a link back to your blog/website.

How do you submit content?

We prefer content to be submitted as a Word document and emailed to our digital editor, Vanessa De La Rosa, at You can also include attachments and notes as you see fit.