Against the backdrop of scenic Estes Park, Colorado, comes a story filled with mayhem, romance, and plenty of drama—most of it on the stage. The year is 1912, and tomboy Lottie Sanders would do just about anything to help the fella she secretly loves. When Gilbert Parker's family lodge faces financial ruin, he suggests putting on a melodrama to draw in a crowd. He appeals to Lottie to direct the show. Her plan to bring in actresses from across the country is sabotaged when the local single men turn it into a hunt for brides, and soon Lottie finds the drama shifting from the stage to real life.