The four-seasons climate of Whitefish has something in store for everyone, no matter what season you come. If you’re looking to plan a break this summer that includes plenty of fun in the sun as well as fresh mountain air, make sure Whitefish is at the top of your list. With your destination confirmed, you’ll want to start planning now so you can rest assured you’ll have everything in place – from the fun things you’ll do to where you’ll stay while you do it all. Make sure you book experiences and admissions early, including a reservation at a vacation home provided by I Love Whitefish.

Lower Costs

Experienced travelers know that booking travel necessities like airfare, admission to popular attractions, as well as accommodations secures you some of the best of the best items at low, “early bird” prices. Last-minute bookings tend to come with a premium, not to mention potentially missing out on the rental property that would have been right for you and your group. Those who plan in advance can take advantage of lower prices on the most sought-after vacation homes in Whitefish. You’ll be able to apply that extra money and put it toward the fun experiences you’ll have on your Whitefish adventure!

Priority

Head to the front of the line when you book your summer 2022 getaway to Whitefish early. You’ll get first come, first served priority on your favorite rental property. Booking early makes sure you can book the home that is best for you and your group for the ultimate Whitefish experience.

Organization

Booking your vacation rental early with Elevated Properties for your 2022 summer getaway gives you more time to prepare every small detail. If you’ve never been to Whitefish, use some of the extra time and peace of mind to download maps of the area around your rental as well as the best routes to all the fun places on your must-see list for your trip. Do some extra research and find the off-the-beaten-path places for fun activities locals recommend most. Gather the things you’ll need for your trip of a lifetime and store them somewhere easily accessible so all you have to do is pack the car and head to the airport.

Peace of Mind

Booking your 2022 summer vacation to Whitefish now and securing reservations for your preferred vacation home means you don’t have to worry about a major part of your trip as you cross of the days until you arrive in Whitefish. Once you’ve secured the vacation home of your dreams, you can focus on booking the other activities and attractions that will make your summer 2022 Steamboat adventure one that will keep you coming back year after year.

Time to Save

With everything booked and organized for the perfect summer vacation in Whitefish, along with down payments secured, you’ll have plenty of time to save extra spending cash. There are bound to be impromptu adventures that require admission fees, as well as groceries during your stay, personal items not provided at your rental, other incidentals, and money for souvenirs.

Rentals for a Whitefish Summer Vacation

Travelers who book early secure exactly what they want, and maybe a little more. Items that may not be otherwise available to renters in the booking fee may be included for early birds at no extra charge.

Get Everyone Prepared

Planning your summer 2022 trip to Whitefish well in advance means there’s plenty of time to get everyone prepared. New clothes, luggage, and other large purchases can be made with plenty of time to spare before departure. You can even take the time to create personalized lists of the items needed for each traveler. Purchase and pack these items in advance rather than waiting until the last minute and wondering if you packed everything for the worry-free, stress-free vacation you’re looking for. You’ll also have plenty of time to secure the valuables like jewelry or electronics you’re not taking with you.

Book Early for 2022 Summer in Whitefish

When you book your Whitefish summer 2022 getaway, you won’t be short on fun activities to fill your time while you’re here. You’ll be able to design a getaway that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. Relax and unwind after a fun-filled summer day with your group. Choose a one-bedroom for a cozy stay all the way up to a five-bedroom for the whole family to enjoy a Whitefish summer break. Prepare a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in the open living and dining area, or in a private outdoor space like a patio or balcony. At the end of the day, relax in a private bedroom. Opt for a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, flat screen TVs, a private pool, and more. Include everyone this summer by asking about select rentals that allow your fur babies to stay.

Contact us today to book your summer 2022 getaway in Whitefish!

No matter what time of year you need a getaway, the four-seasons fun of Whitefish is waiting to give you all the rest and relaxation you desire. When planning the perfect Montana adventure this Christmas, you’ll want to include plenty of time to experience everything Christmastime in Whitefish. Whitefish and the surrounding area offer plenty of activities, fun, and merriment to keep everyone in your group happy and busy throughout the trip.

Christmas Dinner

If you don’t want to prepare the big Christmas feast yourself, there are several restaurants in and around Whitefish that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas day to serve the traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings. Make reservations in advance and ask about take out or delivery to avoid the crowd.

Christmas Services

Whitefish and area churches will be celebrating the birth of Christ. Contact a church and ask about services. Many hold Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services, and some may even hold outdoor, slopeside services.

Candy Cane Snowshoe Trail

Follow the moderately-difficult trail that runs throughout the Viking Creek Preserve. It’s fun for everyone, and you’ll see Whitefish in a way you can’t see it from your rental car. Ask about snowshoe rental when you rent other winter gear like snowboards and skis.

Torchlight Parade

Santa and his elves arrive at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Christmas Eve before heading ‘round the world. In a spectacular torchlight parade, resort employees escort Santa and his team down the mountain. Get the best view from the main village area, where hot chocolate – and Schnapps for the adults – will be served slopeside. After the parade, Santa and his elves will stroll the village handing out gifts to the kids before taking to the skies for his annual flight.

Skiing & Snowboarding During Christmastime in Whitefish

The slopes of Whitefish open in early December, and you’ll have a great time riding them. Some of the best are at Whitefish Mountain Resort, but there are others around the area that give just as much of a thrill. Take some time away from the slopes for a little cross-country skiing through the beautiful Whitefish landscape.

Glacier National Park

Not only is it an UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it’s also the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the U.S. and Canada in 1932. Glacier National Park is just 27 miles from Whitefish. You’ll encounter beautiful scenery and landscape, snowshoe, cross-country, and hiking trails to keep you busy and exploring while you breathe fresh mountain air. You’ll have a chance to see 25 named glaciers. There are over 1,000 species of plant life! Most Montana wildlife will be sleeping for the winter, but you might still spot some, so bring your camera. You can get out and hike or take a scenic drive through the area.

Stumptown Ice Den

Take the holiday celebration inside but keep the cold temperatures! This Christmas, make sure to stop in and enjoy a few laps around the rink. Located in Whitefish, the Stumptown Ice Den is a year-round facility offering year-round ice activities. Check their calendar for days and times when public skating is available. Admission rates are low, including free entrance for children five and under. Skate rentals are also available. There are no reservations necessary before showing up, but space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Wineries and More

If you’re looking for some delicious Christmas pairings, there are plenty to choose from. Before the big day, set out on a tasting tour of northwest Montana’s award-winning craft beer breweries, wineries, and distilleries. You’ll taste brews in Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Flathead Lake. Experience the flavors of local craft beers, wines, liquors, and hard ciders and pick your favorites to add to your Christmas dinner menu. Some companies around Whitefish offer special tours focused on the breweries or wineries. Those last about four hours and include multiple stops. Some tour prices include samples at each stop, as well as bottled water and snacks to soak up the alcohol between stops. These are typically 21 and older events and you must present valid ID.

Christmas in Whitefish

Begin and end every fun-filled day in and around Whitefish this Christmas with a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group. Make a delicious home-cooked meal in a fully equipped kitchen or relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area. Gather your group and enjoy a favorite Christmas movie or TV show. Retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom for a refreshing nap or good night’s sleep before Santa arrives. Many units are close to all the activities and adventures you came to experience. Choose a premium unit for perks and upgrades like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and beautiful bathrooms.

Contact us today to start planning your Christmas adventure in Whitefish!

No matter what time of year you need a getaway, the four-seasons fun of Montana is here to give you all the rest and relaxation you desire. When planning the perfect Montana adventure this Thanksgiving, you’ll want to include plenty of time to experience everything. Turn to Whitefish and the surrounding area, which offers plenty of activities, fun, and Thanksgiving flavor to keep everyone in your group happy and busy throughout the trip.

A Whitefish Thanksgiving Dinner

You can choose to prepare and host the big Thanksgiving meal at your vacation rental or make vacation all about rest and relaxation. Several restaurants in Whitefish and the surrounding area are hosting Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings. Enjoy everything from turkey to pumpkin pie without the worry of prep or clean up. Some restaurants provide carry out and delivery for those who want to avoid the crowds. Advanced reservations are required at restaurants.

Turkey Trot

The annual Turkey Trot is back to an in-person event this Thanksgiving. The 5K run/walk event takes place Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2021. The entry fee is $10 up until November 24. Race day registration includes a fee increase. In addition to the fee, the food bank appreciates food donations of traditional Thanksgiving meal items like ham, butter, pie filling and crust, and fresh or canned veggies. Other food bank staples like pasta and sauce, mac & cheese, and soup in pull-tab cans are also appreciated. Food and cash donations and a portion of the event proceeds go to the North Valley Food Bank.

Wineries and More

If you’re looking for some delicious Thanksgiving pairings, there are plenty to choose from. Before the day, set out on a tasting tour of northwest Montana’s award-winning craft beer breweries, wineries, and distilleries. You’ll taste brews in Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Flathead Lake. Taste local craft beers, wines, liquors, and hard ciders and pick your favorites to add to your Thanksgiving menu. Some companies around Whitefish offer special tours focused on breweries or wineries. Those last about four hours and include multiple stops. Some tour prices include samples at each stop, as well as bottled water and snacks to soak up the alcohol between stops. These are typically 21 and older events and you must present valid ID.

Glacier National Park

Montana has not one, but two national parks! Make sure to visit at least one of them this Thanksgiving by planning a trip to Glacier National Park. Not only is it an UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation it earned through a collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932. Glacier National Park is just 27 miles from Whitefish and is full of fun and activity. You’ll encounter beautiful scenery and landscape bright with fall colors, wildlife, hiking trails, and more to keep you busy and exploring while you breathe fresh mountain air. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life on this unforgettable outdoor experience this Thanksgiving. You can stretch your legs and work up an appetite before your big meal with a hike or take a scenic drive through the area.

Guided Tour

While taking yourself and your loved ones on a tour or Whitefish and the surrounding area is a great idea, sit back and let someone else do the driving. You can relax along with your loved ones but keep your camera at the ready while on a guided tour of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. Your knowledgeable guide takes you along a six-hour tour that begins in Whitefish. Depending on the tour group you choose, beverages and light snacks are provided as you explore points of interest like Glacier National Park, Bison Range, and many other must-see places. Keep your camera at the ready to capture breathtaking photos as you learn about the history and culture of the area. Lace up your sturdy walking shoes and wear layers of clothing as suggested due to the weather and terrain. Make sure to check if park entry fees are included in the price of the trip before booking.

Thanksgiving Respite in Whitefish

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your Whitefish Thanksgiving respite in and around the area with a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group. Prepare and serve a delicious Thanksgiving feast or make another home-cooked meal in a fully equipped kitchen. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area with a football game or holiday movie with loved ones. Retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom for a refreshing nap or good night’s sleep after all the turkey. Choose a premium unit for perks and upgrades like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your Thanksgiving adventure in Whitefish!

No matter what time of year you need a getaway, the four-seasons fun of Montana is waiting to give you all the rest and relaxation you desire. When planning the perfect Montana adventure this Halloween, you’ll want to include plenty of time to experience everything. Make sure some time in Whitefish and the surrounding area, which offers plenty of activities, fun, and holiday spookiness, is a part of your trip.

The Great Northern Halloween Party

Adults can come dressed in their Halloween best and party the night away. The “Spook”tacular Halloween Bash features at costume contest with prizes, live music by the Groove Riders, food, fun, and more. This adults-only party runs from October 31- November 1, 11:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. The Great Northern Bar is located at 27 Central Avenue in Whitefish.

Oktoberfest

If you plan your stay a little earlier in the week and stay through Halloween in Whitefish, make sure to add October 23, 24, or 25 to the calendar. You’ll enjoy food, beer, fun, and everything Oktoberfest at the Great Northwest Oktoberfest in Whitefish. The fun isn’t limited to one location! Thursday’s fun takes place at The Great Northern Bar & Grill, Friday’s festivities will draw you to Casey’s Whitefish, and Saturday’s spectacular finish is at the Montana Tap House.

Fritz Corn Maze

Enjoy spooky fall and Halloween fun. The Fritz Corn Maze in Kalispell has plenty of fall and Halloween activities to keep you busy for hours. Each year the maze is cut in a different pattern, and a new theme is created for the scavenger hunt you can participate in while finding your way out. “Moove” over when you see the cow train coming across the open field or take a ride yourself. Kids and adults alike will love the massive culvert slides, and there is a hay bale maze fit for our younger guests, as well as a bounce house. Bring your own picnic to enjoy at the picnic tables! For those looking to enjoy the spookier side of Fritz, come back select nights up to Halloween and explore the haunted trail and barn. Zombies, gorillas, chainsaw crazy people wielding chainsaws, spiders, ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night are around every corner to spook you. As a cap, enter the Tunnels of Terror – if you dare!

Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch

Now through Halloween, you can stop by the pumpkin patch and farm in nearby Kalispell for some fall and Halloween fun. Kids and families will love attractions like the bumblebee barrel train, tricycle or pedal cart tracks, apple cannon, giant sandbox, petting zoo, and giant jumping pillows. Stop by the Duck Dynasty water feature, the “party barns,” the mercantile, and more for flavorful fall treats – including their famous kettle corn!

Driving Tour This Halloween in Whitefish

While you can strike out on your own for a beautiful driving sightseeing tour, take a tour where you and everyone in your group will love the chance to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving while. Keep your camera ready as you take a guided sightseeing and driving tour of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. Listen to your knowledgeable guide as you enjoy a tour that begins in Whitefish. Enjoy the water, hot drinks other beverages, and light snacks or lunch provided by some tour groups as you explore locations like North Fork of the Flathead River, Essex village including the historic Izaak Walton Inn, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities for breathtaking photos along with all the information you could want about the area, its history, and other facts. Make sure to dress appropriately and wear sturdy walking shoes to navigate the variety of terrain if you get out and walk. Ask whether entry fees are included in the price of the trip.

Glacier National Park

The park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the world’s first International Peace Park – a designation earned through the collaborative agreement between the U.S. and Canada in 1932. Glacier National Park is just 27 miles from Whitefish. You’ll encounter beautiful scenery and landscape, wildlife, hiking trails, and more to keep you and your crew busy exploring. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life on this unforgettable outdoor experience. Make sure to dress weather appropriate.

Trick or Treat

So far Whitefish and the surrounding towns have not published Trick or Treat events or schedules. Make sure to check with Chamber of Commerce or other town official websites to see finalized plans.

Halloween Fun in Whitefish

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your fall and Halloween escape in Whitefish with a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your everyone. Make a delicious home-cooked Halloween meal in a fully equipped kitchen or relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area. Retreat to the comfort and privacy of a private bedroom for a refreshing nap or good night’s sleep. Many units are close to all the activities and adventures you came to experience. Choose a premium unit for perks and upgrades like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and beautiful bathrooms.

Contact us today to start planning your Halloween adventure in Whitefish!

No matter what time of year you need a getaway, the four-seasons fun of Whitefish is waiting to give you all the rest and relaxation you desire. When planning the perfect Montana adventure this fall, you’ll want to include plenty of time to experience everything fall in Whitefish. Whitefish and the surrounding area offer plenty of activities, fun, and fall color and flavor to keep everyone in your group happy and busy throughout the trip.

Glacier National Park

Not only is it an UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it’s also the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932. Glacier National Park is just 27 miles from Whitefish and is full of fall color. You’ll encounter beautiful scenery and landscape bright with fall, wildlife, hiking trails, and more to keep you busy and exploring while you breathe fresh mountain air. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life on this unforgettable outdoor experience this fall. You can get out and hike or take a scenic drive through the area. Peak fall colors can be seen from late September to late October.

Guided Tour

While taking yourself and your group on a tour through the fall colors of Whitefish is a great idea, sit back and let someone else do the driving. Sit back and relax with your camera at the ready while on a guided tour of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. Your knowledgeable guide takes you along a six-hour tour that begins in Whitefish. Depending on the tour group you choose, beverages and light snacks are provided as you explore Glacier National Park, Bison Range, and many other must-see places. Keep your camera at the ready to capture breathtaking photos as you learn about the history and culture of the area. Sturdy walking shoes and layered clothing is suggested due to the weather and terrain on these fall Whitefish activities. Make sure to check if park entry fees are included in the price of the trip before booking.

Fishing

Anglers in the group will love a fall fishing trip in Whitefish and the surrounding area. Whether you go with a charter company or strike out on your own, you’re bound to catch your next big fish story. You’ll fish the waters of Flathead Lake and Whitefish Lake for lake trout, or head to Lake Superior in search of whitefish. If you charter, half-day excursions keep anglers busy for about five hours, while full-day trips will have them disappearing for up to ten hours. If you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy your catch for lunch or dinner at your rental, some charter companies offer to fillet, bag, and put your catch on ice while you continue to fish. Most charter boats fit three to five people, but you can rent your own craft or wander the shores on foot on your own. Don’t forget to dress in layers and bring your sun gear, snacks, and water.

Fall Activities in Whitefish on the Whitefish Trail

Gather your group and prepare to hit the trail. Just outside of downtown Whitefish you’ll is the Whitefish Trail. The trail is enjoyed by walkers, runners, hikers, bikers and even equestrians. Share the path that winds through over 40 miles of public and private lands in Whitefish and the surrounding area. The trail is made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads for a journey like no other. See local wildlife in their natural habitat surrounded by fall colors. The trail is the result of a community collaborative project with the Whitefish Legacy Partners.

Big Sky Brews Cruise

Enjoy fall flavor and fun while you soak in fall colors too. Set out on a tasting tour of northwest Montana’s award-winning craft beer breweries. You’ll taste brews in Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Flathead Lake. Load up your group and don’t worry about a designated driver, because part of the tour is reliable, safe transportation between venues. Go beyond the brew and add in visits to wineries, distilleries, and makers of hard cider. Tours last about four hours and include three stops. Samples at each stop are included, as well as bottled water and snacks to soak up the alcohol between stops. This is a 21 and older event and you must present valid ID.

Fall Fun in Whitefish

Begin and end every fun-filled fall day in and around Whitefish with a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group. Make a delicious home-cooked meal in a fully equipped kitchen or relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area. Retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom for a refreshing nap or good night’s sleep. Many units are close to all the activities and adventures you came to experience. Choose a premium unit for perks and upgrades like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and beautiful bathrooms.

Contact us today to start planning your fall adventure in Whitefish!

Spend a relaxing vacation in a mountain ski town for an unforgettable experience. This is how you will feel in the picturesque town of Whitefish in Montana. With a backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and the natural delights of the Glacier National Park, this town is a perfect destination for a quiet and peaceful break from routine. There are incredible tourist attractions that draw visitors to admire the untouched natural beauty of mountains, peaks, valleys, and rivers. You can also visit the beautiful whitefish lake for a fun-filled picnic close to nature. After spending moments of peace with the natural wonders, you can head to the central downtown for shopping, dining, and making the most of your trip.

Whitefish is also known for its wide range of gourmet restaurants and exciting food joints. You can sample diverse cuisines and dishes with a focus on customer satisfaction and high quality. You can find everything from casual diners with traditional American breakfast and brunch to classic restaurants for a fine-dining experience. There is something for everyone with a wide variety of options for your choice. When you would like to book your stay in Whitefish, you can check out one of our top vacation rental properties with fully furnished facilities. The vacation rentals at I Love Whitefish feature some excellent options. It will definitely make you fall in love with the level of comfort and convenience. From spacious mountain homes for the entire family to luxury homes for a couple, we have many different options. You can expect quality service, updated amenities, and a convenient booking process at our vacation rentals.

If you are curious to understand the casual dining spots in the area, you can check out some incredible options and reviews.

Whitefish Lake Restaurant

Explore a wide menu with gourmet starters, entrees, and desserts at this popular Whitefish Lake Restaurant. You can relish traditional American cuisine made with fresh ingredients and mouthwatering recipes. It also has many vegetarian and gluten-free options for your choice. To name a few popular dishes, you can check out the prime rib, smoked trout appetizer, jerk spiced salmon, and a range of fresh salads.

Ciao Mambo

If you are interested in appetizing Italian dishes, visit the Ciao Mambo with any doubt. Here, you will find classic, traditional, and modern Italian dishes that are suitable for every member of your group. From appetizing starters to filling entrees, and irresistible desserts to wonderful wines, this place has it all. Some popular appetizers include bruschetta, caprese, tootsie rolls, and antipasti freddi. The long list of pasta will definitely confuse you with some incredible choices. Like the Pasta Ravenna, Linguini Arrabbiata, Penne Isabella, and Lasagna are few examples of some excellent choices.

Latitude 48 Bistro

Enjoy an appetizing fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes when you enjoy Whitefish dining at the Latitude 48 Bistro. The menu is inspired by global flavors offering some incredible menu choices. It is also well known for offering a wide selection of the finest wines from all around the world. The menu features delicacies such as salads, fire-roasted flatbreads, house-made pasta and noodles, and entrees including beef tenderloin, scallops, fried chicken and biscuits, and many other exciting dishes.

Loula’s Café

Relish scrumptious American cuisine at the famous Loula’s Café. Locals and tourists love this spot for delicious breakfast options and mouthwatering sandwiches. The highlight of this café is an exciting spread of delicious pies. It is popular for its breakfast menu that has options like a breakfast patty melt, glacier peaks, eggs benedict, and burrito. For the range of sandwiches, you can savor options like prime rib melt, big sky grilled cheese, chicken Caesar wrap, blackened salmon sandwich, and many other options.

Buffalo Café and Nightly Grill

Pick this hotspot for enjoying gourmet American cuisine and you won’t be disappointed at all. This famous restaurant has some incredible mouthwatering dishes that are loved by locals as well as tourists. The reviews say it all as the menu is full of irresistible delicacies crafted with excellent quality ingredients. You can sample few popular options like French toast, blueberry pancakes, hash browns, enchiladas, and burgers. There are many more options that can satisfy every single member of your team.

Whitefish Dining at the Tupelo Grille

Head to one of the most popular restaurants in town for some delicious Louisiana-inspired Cajun food. There is a wide variety of American dishes made with fresh ingredients and signature recipes that stand out from the rest. Relish excellent options like shrimp and grits, mouthwatering steak, elk meatloaf, gourmet chicken, and a long list of appetizing delights.

When you explore the options for dining spots in Whitefish, you will realize that the list is endless. There is so much to explore, eat, enjoy, and admire in the beautiful mountain town. Whether you are excited to ski or hike over the long trails, you can enjoy lots of adventures activities at this peaceful destination. Find the best accommodation at I Love Whitefish for your stay. We are here to help you with a wonderful trip!

When you begin planning for your Whitefish vacation, chances are that most of your plans involve outdoor adventures that include swimming, fishing, and hiking, but have you given thought to what you will do on rainy days? In real life, we often look at a rainy day as a roadblock keeping us from doing the things we want to do most, but during your fabulous Whitefish getaway, a rainy day is nothing more than Mother Nature’s gentle reminder that it is time to slow down your pace, review your options, and explore all the things you can do inside instead! This guide to rainy day activities in Whitefish will ensure that every minute of your day will be filled with fun, and because boredom is not allowed when you choose I Love Whitefish for your vacation accommodations, you can rest assured you will fly away from this adventure wishing it never had to end!

Lost in the Past With These Activities in Whitefish

As the rain falls relentlessly, soaking the grounds and doing its best to keep our landscape green and healthy, you will remain dry and warm as you explore the charms found inside the Conrad Mansion Museum, located at 330 Woodland Avenue in nearby Kalispell. Built in 1895, the mansion was once home to the Conrad family, a wealthy family headed by Charles Conrad who earned his fortune as a freighter and trader and with his wife Lettie by his side, built their dream home in Montana’s mountains. Today, guests can tour the mansion, either guided by docents dressed in period garb or with a self-guided tour that can last as little or as long as you need it to be. The rooms are all preserved to look as they must have during the Conrad’s times, and even if you do not take the docent tour, you will still be able to check out the fashions of those days as many of the rooms contain mannequins also dressed in period guide! Oh, and if all this fabulous pioneer display of wealth is not enough to garner your interest, maybe learning that Teddy Roosevelt once slept inside the bricked walls of the mansion may be all you need to start planning your visit!

While Mother Nature “Weeps”

Rainy days may depress you, but when you look around at the lush landscape of Whitefish, we are sure you understand their necessity! Stay dry inside the Sunti World Art Gallery where art from all the over world will surely distract you from the gray and gloom outside! Located at 345 Spokane Avenue, the wood floors and wood paneled walls set this establishment apart from the others and its stock of Native American themed masterpieces will surely catch your interest! Also offering art from a variety of genres including still life, portrait, equine, and contemporary paintings that will add to the beauty of the walls in your house, whiling away a few rainy hours inside this art gallery promises to be one of your favorite parts of your Whitefish adventures!

The Sweeter Side of a Rainy Day

Nothing sweetens your disposition better than the sugary taste of baked goods, ice cream, or a piece of creamy chocolate and your choices in Whitefish are plentiful! Savor the frosty delights offered at Sweet Peaks Ice Cream, located at 419 E 3rd Street, sampling specialty flavors that include Under the Big Sky (appropriate, huh?) created with vanilla clouds and blueberry sky or keep it simple and classic with your old favorite Chocolate Love, also known as simply chocolate. Speaking of everyone’s favorite sweet, the Copperleaf Chocolat Company, 239 Central Avenue will bring joy to your taste buds with its selection of house made chocolates! Mix and match your favorite pieces to take home to enjoy in the comfort of your I Love Whitefish vacation sanctuary, but don’t be alarmed if you run out before you get home; Copperleaf is open every day except Sunday, so you can always go back for more! And when your sweet tooth demands a pastry to sate its craving, Fleur Bake Shop, 103 Central Avenue, has the sugary treats you will dream about long after you have returned to your real life! From buns to croissants and cakes, brownies, cookies, and sweet rolls each bite of each treat will be better than the last!

Savor the Moments

When the skies are gray and gloomy and the clouds are overflowing, staying in and exploring the amenities found in your I Love Whitefish rainy day escape may offer the moments you treasure most of all. Build a fire in the fire place and let the merry crackling of the flames cheer you up as you read, watch television, or simply stare out onto the rain soaked landscape. The moments spent will be the memories you never forget—reserve your stay today!

Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your 4th of July red, white, and blue fun-filled break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From fireworks to festivals, there’s a type of patriotic fun to fill your time during your Montana escape. While you plan your agenda of fun and exciting and patriotic activities, don’t forget to book a Whitefish 4th of July vacation rental with I Love Whitefish.

Festivities & Fireworks

Pack up your gear and head to City Beach for an explosive red, white, and blue event. The “4th of July Festivities & Fireworks Over Whitefish Lake – 2021” is packed with fun and patriotic activities for you to enjoy. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., and you can catch a free shuttle that runs between the beach and the O’Shaughnessy Center to get you there. The event includes a fireworks show before ending at 11 p.m.

Whitefish Arts Festival

Celebrate America and Whitefish in the same weekend. Attend the 42nd Annual Whitefish Arts Festival, happening July 2nd through 4th. The event is sponsored by Whitefish Christian Academy and includes many high-quality arts and fine crafts from local artists as well as those from around the country. Enjoy metal sculptures, paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, home décor, and more. All goods are handmade. There is live music on the 2nd and 3rd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and music from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 4th. Keep your belly full of good eats from local and other food vendors from throughout the state. The event takes place at Depot Park and admission is free.

Glacier National Park

There’s not much more of a patriotic activity than spending time in a national park this 4th of July. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932, Glacier National Park is only 27 miles from Whitefish. Take in beautiful scenery and wildlife, hike the trails, and more while you take a long breath of fresh mountain air. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life during your visit.

Fourth of July Golf Tournament

If the golfers of the group packed their clubs, they may want to make plans to join in the 85th Annual 4th of July Tournament at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club. The event runs July 1st through 3rd at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club. The entrance fee is $240 for non-members of the club and advance registration is required.

The Whitefish Trail

Get some exercise during your 4th of July respite. After you’ve celebrated the red, white, and blue, gather your group, lace up your hiking shoes, and head just outside of downtown Whitefish. There, you’ll find the Whitefish Trail. Walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and even equestrians follow the trial that winds through more than 40 miles of public and private land for a unique experience of Whitefish’s natural beauty. It’s made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads. Make sure to bring your camera, for the views as well as spotting local wildlife in their natural habitat.

Fishing

Check out the many lakes in the Whitefish area where you can cast a line and see what’s biting. After you obtain a Montana fishing license, rent some gear, and wander down to the shoreline on your own, or head out on a guided charter tour. There are many different species of trout, as well as northern pike, smallmouth bass, and others that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner after your outing. You might just catch dinner for your 4th of July cookout.

Alpine Slide

Make sure your 4th of July fun includes a stop at Whitefish Mountain Resort and its Alpine Slide. You can imagine yourself a Winter Olympic athlete on the US team in the luge event as you zoom around the track on a wheeled sled. The slide’s one-third-mile long track is full of banked turns, dips, a tunnel, and winding paths under some bridges. You control the speed with a hand brake, or you can simply let the track take you. Children under 48” tall are free but must ride with a paying adult.

Destination: Whitefish 4th of July Fun

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your 4th of July stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group for the patriotic holiday. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area, or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all the fun, excitement, and patriotic activities you came to experience. You’ll be able to stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.

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No matter what time of year you need a getaway, the four-seasons fun of Whitefish is waiting to give you all the rest and relaxation you desire. When planning the perfect Montana adventure, you’ll want to include plenty of Whitefish tours and experiences that give you the chance to get up close and in the thick of everything. Whitefish and the surrounding area offer plenty of activities, tours, and experiences to keep everyone in the group happy, entertained, and busy throughout the trip.

Glacier National Park

The UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932, Glacier National Park is 27 miles from Whitefish. You’ll encounter beautiful scenery and landscape, wildlife, hiking trails, and more to keep you busy and exploring while you breathe fresh mountain air. You and your group will get the chance to see 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life on this unforgettable outdoor experience.

Driving Tour

While you can strike out on your own for a beautiful driving sightseeing tour, you and everyone in your group will love the chance to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving while you keep your camera ready. Take a guided sightseeing and driving tour of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley in the summer months. Listen to your knowledgeable guide as you enjoy a tour that begins in Whitefish and last around six hours. Enjoy the water, other beverages, and light snacks provided by some tour groups as you explore locations like Glacier National Park, Bison Range, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities for breathtaking photos along with all the information you could want about the area, its history, and other facts. Make sure to dress in layers and wear sturdy walking shoes to navigate the variety of terrain. Ask whether entry fees are included in the price of the trip.

Rock Climb Montana

Thrill seekers looking to conquer the mountains and cliffs of Whitefish and the surrounding area. Rock Climb Montana offers guided outdoor rock climbing adventures to travelers and residents alike. Their most popular climb, Stryker Rock, is near beautiful Stillwater River and has three dozen routes to take to scale. Other climbs include Kila Crag and its four-dozen bolted sport climbs, and Lake Koocanusa in the Stone Hill area of the state with over 500 routes to climb. There are routes for beginners as well as experts who want to sharpen their skills. There is no experience necessary, and all safety gear such as harnesses, rope, and helmets are provided. Masks and social distancing are required, and for longer climbs you’ll want to bring your own food and beverages. Currently, transportation to the climbing site is the responsibility of climbers.

Fishing

There are several charter companies that offer guided fishing tours of the waters in and around Whitefish. Fish the waters of Flathead Lake and Whitefish Lake for lake trout and Lake Superior whitefish. Half-day excursions last around five hours or book a full day of fun on the water for up to ten hours. Some companies offer to fillet, bag, and put your catch on ice while you continue to fish. Boats fit three to five people. Don’t forget to dress in layers and bring your sun gear, snacks, and water.

Big Sky Brews Cruise

Set out on a tasting tour of northwest Montana’s award-winning craft beer breweries and more. Visit breweries in Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Flatheat Lake without having to designate a driver from the group or worry about reliable transportation between venues. Create a custom tour that includes wineries, hard cider, and distilleries. Tours are approximately four hours and include three stops with samples at each stop included. Bottled water and snacks are available between stops. Participants must be 21 years old or older with a valid ID.

Off-Road Whitefish Tours

Take a tour of Whitefish where your rental vehicle can’t take you. Action Rentals offers guided tours as well as rentals of off-road vehicles, snow bikes and snowmobiles, ATVs and more. Tours last anywhere from two hours to all day. See gorgeous waterfalls, breathtaking views, and hidden lakes as you explore the trails. Depending on the vehicle tour you take, there is space for two to four people. Full day tours include lunch. Riders must be at least 48” tall for RZRs and 55” for ATVs and 21 or older to drive. Action Rentals recommends wearing long sleeve shirts, long pants, and close-toed shoes.

Tour and Experience Whitefish

Begin and end every fun-filled day of tours and experiences in and around Whitefish with a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area, or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all the activities and adventures you came to experience. Stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.

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Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your early summer escape. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll on the beach or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico and more. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled early summer break that includes activities on 30A for young and old, on water or for land lovers.

Beaches

Whether your trip is just a quick few days or a couple of weeks, you will definitely want to make time to hang out at the beautiful beaches along 30A. Pack the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun on land or sea. Sunbathe on the beach or take a walk with loved ones. When the weather’s right you’ll want to take a dip in the Gulf, for a swim or to explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even gather your group for a horseback ride down the beach.

Fishing

One of the easiest and most fun activities for your whole group. Fishing is an activity that has no age or skill requirement and can be a full-day or partial day journey. There are several experiences to choose from, including inshore, nearshore, and deep sea fishing. Some charter companies even take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and more for fly fishing. They also welcome young anglers and some offer lessons. Cast a line in search of lunch or dinner in the form of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask your chosen company about night fishing or add an extra thrill when you go shark fishing.

Snorkel and SCUBA Tours

Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that extend your nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering blue and green waters for the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles and a variety of fish species can be seen. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.

Escape Rooms

As one of the most popular activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up all over the country. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group size suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for your group. Enjoy themes like death row break outs, Navy SEALs, and castle escape, and others that will stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. Most escape rooms give you 60 minutes to solve all the clues and break out to win, so quick thinking and teamwork are a must.

Dune Lakes

Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total places around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. Dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due a mix of both salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.

Hiking

As spring heads toward summer and the weather heats up, you’ll want to save this activity for the early morning or evening and stay out for a shorter period of time. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few.

Early Summer Fun Along 30A

Begin and end every day of your early summer respite in a vacation rental by I Love 30A. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, private pool, and more.

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