Need help determining where to go for your upcoming family vacation in 2023? Suppose you had to put your 2022 holiday on hold due to financial issues, Covid-19 concerns, or scheduling problems. In that case, it is definitely time for you and your loved ones to get away and see all that the world has to offer! If a trip overseas is just not in the cards right now, we have the next best thing. Head to Whitefish, MT, to get amazing views reminiscent of the Swiss Alps, tasty food that is just like German cuisine, and friendly locals that are similar to that of the talkative Irish! We love coming here all year round for incredible wildlife, cool outdoor sports, friendly people, and never-ending things to do. Plus, staying in one of our 2023 vacation homes in Whitefish from I Love Whitefish is ideal for spending time with your loved ones, curling up on the couch and watching a movie, and getting a great night of sleep.
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Grab a Bite for Breakfast in Whitefish, MT
Feeling hungry after an early morning hike or late-night flight to get to Montana? We don’t blame you! The good thing is that Whitefish has tons of casual and laid-back breakfast spots that are ideal for refueling after an exercise-filled morning or fixing those hunger pangs after a long night of travel.
One of the best spots to start the day while staying in one or our Whitefish, Montana vacation homes is the Swift Creek Cafe. This local and family-owned spot in Whitefish is known for its yummy dishes, never-ending menu, local ingredients, and breakfast, brunch, and lunch specialties that are sure to hit the spot every single time.
We recommend getting Elvis pancakes for those who want a sweet treat to start the day. The Elvis pancakes are a wonderful creation of buttermilk butter pancakes with crunchy peanut butter, bananas, roasted creme Anglaise, and candied bacon. If you are still in the mood for something sweet, the Rock Sugar Waffle with mixed berries is a great option for kids!
And you will never feel tired during your time here. The coffee drinks and endless coffee is great for keeping you wide awake for your day full of adventure. We recommend getting the Kuo Coffee from the local roastery!
And if you are in the mood for something savory during your stay in Whitefish, we love the Carolina Pork Belly with pulled pork, poached eggs, pickles, and a crispy English muffin. The Biscuit and Gravy is also a timeless classic that is sure to hit the spot!
Take Your Partner Out for Dinner
If you are in the mood for a romantic evening during your time in Whitefish, we have a few spots in mind that are perfect for a date night with your partner. One of our top locations is the Whitefish Lake Restaurant, a fine dining eatery located on a beautiful and breathtaking lakefront property. We recommend getting the tuna tartare with fresh ginger, cilantro, and sesame to split with the table. You can also get the shrimp cocktail with Tito’s vodka and cocktail sauce to share, or the smoked rainbow trout with hickory spices, capers, onions, and horseradish sauce for a little kick! If you are in the mood for some more tapas shareables, we love the Caprese Bruschetta with fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, balsamic glaze, and Roma tomatoes. Finish the appetizer spread with escargot and artichoke hearts.
Go for a Scenic Drive
After a day full of eating at the best breakfast and dinner spots in the town, you may be in the mood to see what this town has to offer outside of the tiny central area! The good thing is that the list is never-ending. Not only can you partake in dozens of outdoor sports, but you can see the surrounding landscape with ease.
We recommend going on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a famous stretch that cuts right in between the Glacier National Park. After a day full of hiking or camping, head on this 50-mile path to see the far-reaching vistas, birds-eye views, and wildlife that you may not see anywhere else. We love going on this long stretch of road in the summer months when the snow is cleared, and you can enjoy the long and sunny days. During your half-day road trip, stop at lake MacDonald for a nice swim or to go fishing. You can also stop off at Many Glacier to check out this one-of-a-kind spectacle.
Head to Whitefish Lake
If you simply can’t get enough of the surrounding areas of natural beauty during your stay in Montana — which we can’t either! — then, it may be time to head to Whitefish Lake and the surrounding park. After spending a few days wandering around, hiking, fishing, and camping in Glacier National Park, going somewhere smaller and more accessible might be welcome.
We recommend going to Whitefish Lake at the edge of the downtown area. The large banks, the sprawling beach around the water, and the lush forests make this one of the biggest tourist destinations for people from all over the world. Plus, you can see the picturesque mountain peaks in the distance — and you may even decide to climb one of them during your stay here!
Located just one mile away from the famous Whitefish Depot, the lake features large stretches of white-sand beach, swimming areas, boat rental companies, and public boat launch areas that are perfect for spending a relaxing day on the water. If you want to go to a more remote access point, head to Whitefish Lake State Park to park your RV, bring your boat, and “set sail.”
Go for a Hike on the Whitefish Trail Network
Last but not least, going for a hike along the expansive Whitefish Trail network is one of the best ways to see the surrounding area, get in some wholesome exercise during your holiday, and spend time with your loved ones. Not only can you burn off some of those vacation calories, but you can see all that Montana has to offer.
We recommend heading here early in the morning to go on one of the numerous trails that span over 40 miles in the nearby area. You can choose from easy trails that are great for kids or older adults or connect various trails in the network to make for a full-day outing. Start at the Lion Mountain trailhead that is right off Highway 93 to follow a well-signposted trail that will take you to the top of an overlook that provides spectacular views of Skyles Lake down below!
Book One of Our 2023 Vacation Homes in Whitefish Today
Sounds good, doesn’t it? We think so too! Check out our Whitefish, Montana vacation homes on I Love Whitefish to find the ideal home for you and your group to kick back, relax, and see all that Montana has to offer. We guarantee you will have the best holiday of 2023! You can choose from any type of property that suits your needs. Whether you want a remote cabin in the woods to enjoy peace and quiet, or you would rather have a large home in the hustle and bustle of the mountain town of Whitefish, we have all types of properties that you will love. Browse our website today and get in touch to start planning the vacation of your dreams!