Nestled within the gorgeous wilderness of central Montana, Whitefish is a year-round destination for outdoor sports and adventure. Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, this charming western town was once an outpost on the Great Northern Railway. Today, the architecture and atmosphere downtown still retain a distinctly western feeling, though most of Whitefish's oldest buildings now hold contemporary shops, restaurants, and galleries.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Whitefish is an ideal destination. A gateway to Montana's phenomenal Glacier National Park, you can see snow-capped peaks rising over the city center. Even within the town, it is not uncommon to spot elk, eagles, and moose! During the winter months, Whitefish is repeatedly doused in powdery snow. Locals and visitors flock to Whitefish Mountain Resort, where they can ski trails along Big Mountain. In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, Whitefish offers winter sports like sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, and snow-shoeing. For a truly unique experience, sign up for a dog-sledding tour through the winter woods.
In the summer, Whitefish has a mild and sunny climate, perfect for mountain adventures. From Whitefish, it is easy to plan a white-water rafting adventure with the family or head out for a day of fly fishing at a nearby stream. For golfers, there are several championship golf courses in the region, many with views of the snow-topped Rocky Mountains from the green. For a true Montana experience, spend the day horseback riding at a local ranch. In the evenings, take in a show by the local Alpine Theater Project or buy tickets for a music event at O'Shaughnessy Center.
If you are planning to visit Whitefish, don't miss:
-Whitefish Mountain Resort: Enjoy powdery snow and long runs at this huge and unpretentious ski resort on Big Mountain, just above the town of Whitefish.
-Round Meadows: Located in the Flathead National Forest, this cross-country ski park is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and get some exercise.
-Glacier National Park: Known as one of the most beautiful and remote regions in the United States, Glacier encompasses 1,600 square miles of pristine wilderness in the upper Rocky Mountains.
-Blanchard Lake: Spend a leisurely day fishing or boating at Blanchard Lake, just outside the town of Whitefish.
-Flathead River: Head to the north fork of the Flathead River for great fly fishing.
No matter what time of year you plan to visit Whitefish, you'll enjoy your experience all the more with a vacation rental in town. During the winter months, there is nothing like finishing off your day on the slopes with a hot chocolate in your cozy cabin or comfortable condo in the woods. For a relaxing summer getaway, seek out a spacious villa or ranch house, where you can enjoy the starlit nights of big sky country.
Great rentals within 20 miles that match your search
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Near the Glacier National Park entrances at West Glacier and Camas Creek, but far from the crowds, trains & traffic, Smoky Bear Ranch has all of the conveniences of a deluxe four-season facility in a remote forested setting.
A large vacation rental on it's own acrage with river access and tremendous views make this …
Don't stay in a motel / hotel. House share.
rent out the basement. Private entrance and locked door to upstairs living quarters. Small fridge , microwave coffee,etc , plates etc... Beautiful sunsets overlooking flathead valley. Mins from Glacier National Park, Flathead river,hiking,backpacking, fishing,rafting, …
Mountain Cleft Retreat, next door to Glacier National Park, is the perfect choice for your next family vacation or reunion. This secluded wilderness refuge is a quiet and lovely European style house set in the magnificent Montana mountain wilderness. A charming twenty-acre paradise, it is located just one mile from …
Get away from it all and relax on the lake. This peaceful Montana cabin is located at a ''special place'' on Spoon Lake just steps away and only 20 minutes from Glacier National Park. Twenty minutes to Glacier International Airport, thirty minutes to Flathead Lake-the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi and …
Our peaceful cottage is a 3 bedroom 1 bath home with the unique features of yesteryear, located 10 miles from downtown Kalispell.
We are located in the heart of the Flathead Valley. Only minutes away from Glacier International Airport, Whitefish Mountain, and Blacktail Ski Resorts. We are surrounded by some of the …
With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and enough room to sleep 6 guests, this comfortable Columbia Falls vacation rental townhome is perfect for your next relaxing escape. Unwind in the soothing Jacuzzi tub after exploring the gorgeous Montana scenery!
You’ll feel right at home from the moment you first arrive at this …
Small private cabin on 5 acres with a pond , fire pit, picnic table. There is a wood fired hot tub that has a view of big mountain . Cabin is very clean, new. one room with a queen bed and full bed over it. Ideal for a family with one or two children.Fully furnished kitchen dishes , pots and pans, utensils, coffee pot…
Glacier National Park, 16m, 4 to Whitefish , Airport 7 Miles
Columbia Falls, Montana Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)
Keywords: New House and Cabin
Enjoy this air conditioned,very clean nice home. You will enjoy a very quiet, secluded, treed environment surrounded by…
One of the largest and most well-appointed of all of the luxury homes in the Flathead Valley, The Grand at Tamarack Tranquility offers 5,500 square feet of living space and superior amenities for discerning vacationers. Nestled among the pines at the foot of the Whitefish Mountain Range, just minutes from the …
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