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.

Contact us today to start planning your Whitefish adventure!

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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Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your early summer fun-filled break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From laser tag and hiking to learning about the area you chose for your rejuvenating break, there’s plenty to do in the beautiful Montana landscape. While you plan your agenda of fun and exciting activities in Whitefish, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with I Love Whitefish.

Beaches

Early summer fun means a visit or two to the beach. City Beach, Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, Tally Lake, and Whitefish Lake all offer great opportunities for swimming or lounging on the shore. Some offer paddleboarding and other water sports like jet skiing and boating. If you’re worried about inexperienced swimmers in your group, head to City Beach – the only beach with a lifeguard on duty.

The Whitefish Museum

Spend some time indoors and learn about the place you picked for early summer relaxation. From the outside it may look like a train station, but inside the historic building you’ll find the history of Whitefish. The old town train station is home to the Whitefish Museum and includes lots of railroad paraphernalia and many other displays and exhibits that bring the town’s history to life. Before you enter, you’ll notice the large tree stump outside the main doors, an homage to the city’s former name of “Stumptown” and a reminder to guests and locals alike of the city’s past as a logging town before the railway came through. Explore hands-on exhibits and tap out your own message in Morse Code, and learn about local author Dorothy M. Johnson who wrote classics like “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and “The Hanging Tree,” among others. Stop by Monday-Sunday 11-3. Admission is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society is recommended and appreciated.

Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag

A fun, outdoor activity the whole group, laser tag challenges your skills and offers plenty of fun. This local and women-owned business provides laser tag experiences with the added challenge of the obstacles in the great outdoors of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. The two-hour experience takes place in the heavily wooded areas around the location. You’ll want to come prepared for outdoor battle with closed-toed shoes, long pants no matter what temperature it is outside, and long a sleeve shirt to protect against sun, bugs, and foliage. Don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty! COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant and CDC-recommended distancing between staff and players as well as players not from the same group. Call for reservations.

The Whitefish Trail

Gather your family, 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 over 40 miles of public and private land for an unmatched experience of Whitefish’s natural beauty. It’s made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads. Bring your camera, for the views as well as spotting local wildlife in their natural habitat.

Alpine Slide

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

Activities in Whitefish in Glacier National Park

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 just 27 miles from Whitefish. There you’ll find beautiful scenery, wildlife, hiking trails, and more to keep you busy and give you a long breath of fresh mountain air. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life on this unforgettable outdoor experience.

Fishing

Check out the many lakes in the area where you can cast a line and see what’s biting. 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.

Enjoy a Trip to Whitefish in the Summer

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your early summer 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. 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 and excitement 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.

Contact us today to start planning your Whitefish getaway!

Kick off the summer right with a fun and exciting vacation in a small-town atmosphere. When you choose Whitefish for your Memorial Day getaway, you won’t be short on fun activities to fill your time and keep everyone happy. Whether you want to spend time indoors or outdoors, you’ll find something to fill the bill every day you spend in Whitefish.

Unleashed Winery

The adults of the group will love a stop at Unleashed Winery. They offer a full menu of red, white, and sweet wines made right on the premises. If you’re wondering about the name, it’s a nod to the owner’s roots as an animal care technician and life-long dog lover! Many of the wines even carry dog-themed names. You’ll be able to take part in a wine tasting event complete with locally sourced appetizers to pair with the wines while you listen to live music performed by local artists. Don’t forget to purchase a bottle or two to enjoy during a home-cooked meal at your rental. Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

The Whitefish Trail

Enjoy the beautiful Montana scenery on your Memorial Day respite. Gather your group and lace up your hiking shoes and point your compass to just outside of downtown Whitefish. The Whitefish Trail, a community collaborative project with the Whitefish Legacy Partners, offers walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and even equestrians the opportunity to follow the trail that winds through over 40 miles of public and private lands for a unique view of the area. The trail is made up of scenic overlooks, single-track trails, gated logging roads, and loops. Keep an out of for local wildlife in their natural habitat.

The Whitefish Museum

You’d be wrong if you think you need a train ticket to get inside. The Whitefish Museum is housed in what used to serve as the train station of the area. Instead, you’ll step into the history of Whitefish. The museum includes loads of railroad paraphernalia, along with many other displays and exhibits. Make note of the large tree stump outside the museum doors – an homage to the city’s former name of “Stumptown” and a reminder of the city’s past as a logging town before the railroad made its appearance. Tap out a message in Morse Code, or learn about local author Dorothy M. Johnson who wrote classics like “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and “The Hanging Tree.” The museum is open Monday-Sunday 11-3 and is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society, the organization that maintains the museum, is appreciated.

Glacier National Park

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. You’ll find beautiful scenery, wildlife, and plenty of hiking trails for a long breath of fresh mountain air, 25 named glaciers, and over 1,000 species of plant life for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Beaches

Your Memorial Day adventure may be greeted with cooler temperatures, so splashing around in the waters of Flathead, Swan, Tally, or Whitefish lakes may be something a little further down the list of experiences. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sun and stretch out on the beaches for some sun or a picnic. If you must get in the water, some lakes offer water activities like paddleboarding, jet skiing, swimming, and more. If you plan to swim, City Beach is the only one of these beaches with a lifeguard on duty.

Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag

Take the laser tag fun outdoors in Whitefish. Reserve a two-hour game with Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag, a local and woman-owned business that provides fun and unique laser tag experiences in the great outdoors of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. Be prepared to maneuver through heavily wooded areas around the location, hiding behind natural obstacles as you try to move undetected to score against your opponents. The staff at Flashpoint recommend coming dressed for battle: closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeve shirt you don’t mind getting dirty to protect against the elements, bugs, and foliage. COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant and CDC-recommended distancing.

Whitefish Memorial Day Memories

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your Memorial Day 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. 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 Memorial Day fun you came to experience. When you’re not out enjoying activities and the mouth-watering tastes of Whitefish, 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.

Contact us today to start planning your Whitefish Memorial Day getaway!

Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your getaway with your sweetheart, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From dancing the night away to enjoying a quiet meal at one of the town’s most popular restaurants, there’s plenty of hot spot fun to be had in the beautiful Montana landscape. While you plan your agenda of fun, pack it with romance and relaxation, but you’ll also want to allow yourself the treat of some of Whitefish’s best date night hot spots.

Casey’s

Casey’s is one of the ultimate places in Whitefish for a good time after the sun goes down. When the season is right, the rooftop bar, known as the Skybar, is available. You’ll catch the beautiful Montana sunset from any seat. Year-round you and your sweetheart can enjoy the main bar, with a full menu of beers on tap, cocktails, liquors and more. While you listen to live music or your favorite songs played by the DJ, enjoy food like wings, burgers, and vegetarian selections. Get out on the dance floor to move to the music, light show, and feel the confetti rain down on you from the confetti cannon. Extended hours on Friday and Saturday night are until 12:30 a.m. Tables are socially distanced, and the venue is limited to 50% capacity. Please wear a mask to enter and whenever you are not seated at a table.

Abruzzo Italian Kitchen

If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere on your trip to Whitefish, check out Abruzzo Italian Kitchen for some of the best Whitefish dining. A popular place good for a quiet date night. They make all of their pizzas and pastas from scratch by hand. You’ll enjoy Italian favorites like lasagna, spaghetti & meatballs, and seafood pasta. If pizza is what you crave, they have several kinds of wood fired pizzas to choose from, including traditional pepperoni, mushroom bianca, topped with mixed mushrooms, fontina, mozzarella, sage, olive oil, and garlic, the margherita, and more. Ask about gluten-free pizza options. The restaurant is currently operating at 50% capacity for dine-in service, with only six guests at a table. Please wear a mask when entering the facility and any other time you are not at your table.

Unleashed Winery

A great way to start date night, Unleashed Winery offers a variety of red, white, and sweet wine, made right on the premises. Many of the wines carry dog-themed names, a nod to the owner’s roots as an animal care technician and life-long dog lover. Take part in a wine tasting event complete with locally sourced appetizers to pair with the wines or purchase a bottle or two for home-cooked meals at your rental. In addition to tastings, they often have live music from local artists. Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

Latitude 48 Bistro

Latitude 48 is located in Whitefish and boasts a menu full of artful fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes. They offer tasty bites like Malaysian shrimp, Korean fried cauliflower, and New York Strip steak. If you’re in the mood for creative pizza offerings, try the “polpetta,” topped with elk meatballs, bell peppers, red sauce, mozzarella, and basil or the “fungo” topped with mushrooms, goat cheese, and truffle oil. Add one of their crisp wines or inventive cocktails for a culinary experience you won’t forget.

Whitefish Dining at the Red Room Lounge

Located in the downstairs area of Latitude 48, the Red Room Lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a drink after a busy day of skiing or enjoying a Montana summer. Go for something you know like an Old-Fashioned or try their Latitude 48, a mix of vodka, olive juice, fresh thyme, gorgonzola, prosciutto, and garlic-stuffed olives. Enjoy an extensive wine list, with offerings from Washington state, California, and Oregon, and around the world from places like Australia, France, Italy, and Germany.

Enjoy an Intimate Getaway to Whitefish

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units for a spacious yet intimate stay, all the way up to five-bedroom units to accommodate a couples’ trip with friends. 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 of the hot spot fun you came to experience. Stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen when you’re not out enjoying an amazing meal. You can even choose a premium unit for stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.

Contact us today to start planning your Whitefish hotspot hopping getaway!

Once you’ve chosen a Whitefish getaway for your family fun-filled break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From laser tag to hiking to learning about the area you chose for R&R, there’s plenty to do in the beautiful Montana landscape. While you plan your agenda of family fun, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with I Love Whitefish.

The Whitefish Trail

Gather the family and lace up your hiking shoes. Just outside of downtown Whitefish you’ll find the Whitefish Trail. Walkers, runners, hikers, bikers and even equestrians follow the trial that winds through over 40 miles of public and private lands. It’s made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads. See local wildlife in their natural habitat. The trail is the result of a community collaborative project with the Whitefish Legacy Partners.

The Whitefish Museum

From the outside it looks like a train station, but the historic building no longer serves that function. Instead, you can step inside to the history of Whitefish. The Whitefish Museum includes lots of railroad paraphernalia, and many other displays and exhibits. See the large tree stump outside the museum doors – an homage to the city’s former name of “Stumptown” and a reminder of the city’s past as logging town before the railroad made its way through town. You can tap out a message in Morse Code, and learn about local author Dorothy M. Johnson who wrote classics like “The Hanging Tree” and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” The museum is open Monday-Sunday 11-3 and is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society, the organization that maintains the museum, is recommended.

Beaches On Your Whitefish Getaway

If your visit to Whitefish comes during the warmer months, make sure to stop by the beaches. Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, Tally Lake, and Whitefish Lake and City Beach all offer great swimming. Some may even offer paddle boarding, jet skiing, or other water sports. If you’re not there for the water, lay out on the beach and get some Vitamin D or have a picnic. Keep in mind that if you plan to swim, City Beach is the only one of these beaches with a lifeguard on duty.

Alpine Slide

Whitefish Mountain Resort is home to an Alpine Slide. Imagine yourself a Winter Olympic athlete in the luge event as you zoom around the track on a wheeled sled. It’s a one-third mile track full of banked turns, dips, a tunnel, and winds under some bridges too. Control the speed with the sled’s hand brake, or let the track take you. Children under 48” tall are free but must ride with a paying adult.

Stumptown Ice Den

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.

Fishing

There are many lakes in the area where you can cast a line and see what’s biting. Fishing is a simple activity the whole family can do and enjoy together. Rent some gear and wander down to the shoreline on your own, or head out on a guided charter. There are many different species of trout, as well as norther pike, smallmouth bass, and many more that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner after your excursion.

Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag

fun for the whole family, outdoor experience. This local and women-owned business provides fun laser tag experiences in the great outdoors of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. The two-hour experience takes place in the heavily wooded areas around the location, which include plenty of natural obstacles. Come prepared for outdoor battle with closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long a sleeve shirt to protect against sun, bugs, and foliage. Don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty! COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant and CDC-recommended distancing. Call for reservations.

Fun with the Family in Montana

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your family’s 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 family. 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 family fun you came to experience. Stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.
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Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your winter break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding or snowshoeing, there’s plenty to do when the snow blankets the beautiful Montana landscape. Before you head out, or any time you need to warm up or refuel, there’s Whitefish restaurants serving a hot meal to keep you warm.

Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

Don’t let the name fool you, the Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill has great breakfast selections to warm you up for the day ahead during your Whitefish winter getaway. With breakfast staples like French toast, buttermilk pancakes, and biscuits and gravy, you’ll find something to warm you up and get you going. Try their “Stampede Ham Steak” – a grilled seven-ounce bone-in ham steak, served with two eggs, hash browns, and toast – or the classic breakfast combo with two eggs, which has browns, toast, and your choice of meats. Try their Denver omelet, or the Higgins scramble with caramelized onions, spinach, diced tomatoes, and Swiss cheese or go for one of their specialty buffalo pies, the first items they served over 40 years ago. Try the original, a thick-cut slice of ham, two poached eggs, and cheese, or one of their specials like Leslie’s – grilled fresh veggies, poached eggs, and cheese, or Big Don’s – a spicy sausage patty, pepper jack cheese, and eggs. There’s even a kids’ menu with kid-size portions for smaller bellies. The restaurant is currently operating at 50% capacity. Please wear a mask to enter the restaurant and any time you are not at your table. Carryout is available.

Whitefish RestaurantsAbruzzo Italian Kitchen

If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine to warm you up on your trip to Whitefish, check out Abruzzo Italian Kitchen. They make all of their pizzas and pasta by hand, from scratch. Try their lasagna, packed with Italian sausage, tomato passata, and mozzarella, traditional spaghetti & meatballs, or the seafood pasta, brimming with shrimp, crab, cauliflower puree, white wine, and uni butter. If pizza is what you crave, they have several kinds of wood-fired pizzas to choose from. There’s the traditional pepperoni – pepperoni, mozzarella, and San Marzano tomato sauce, the mushroom Bianca, topped with mixed mushrooms, fontina, mozzarella, sage, olive oil, and garlic, or the Margherita – mozzarella, basil, and red sauce. Ask about gluten-free pizza options. The restaurant is currently operating at 50% capacity for dine-in service, with only six guests at a table. Please wear a mask when entering the facility and any other time you are not at your table. Carryout is available.

Tupelo Grille

Located in downtown Whitefish and “sister restaurant” to Abruzzo, Tupelo serves authentic southern U.S. dishes. Whet your appetite for the meal to come with starts like southern bayou catfish – cornmeal-crusted catfish strips with a spicy southern remoulade, or fried green tomatoes accompanied by the crab, creole meunier, and remoulade. Warm-up with French onion soup or their Tupelo gumbo made with chicken and andouille sausage. Opt for something from the “Tried & True” menu like low country shrimp & girts – jumbo shrimp, cheddar grit cake, tasso ham, and sherry cream, or Cajun penne pasta – served with chicken, andouille sausage, and cilantro cream. Try their zydeco combo – shrimp and crawfish cake, crawfish etouffee, fried catfish, grilled shrimp, and jambalaya. Fill up and warm up with the eight-ounce bison filet bathed in a maple chili marinade and accompanied with broccolini, jalapeno, and cheddar grits, or the elk meatloaf, complete with huckleberry demi-glace, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, and crispy onion rings. The restaurant is currently operating at 50%. Guests are being asked to wear masks when not seated at the table. Carryout is available.

Casey’s of Whitefish

Warm-up with a visit to Casey’s of Whitefish. Start your meal with the soup of the day or their famed elk chili – topped with green onions, sour cream, mild cheddar, and jack cheese. Try a “pub favorite” like classic grilled cheese made with mild cheddar and havarti on sourdough bread, or one of their Montana burgers like the Hell Fire – a ½ pound of Montana beef patty topped with pepper jack cheesy, crispy fried onions, and chipotle aioli, or the Big Sky Blue with caramelized onions, house five-spice sauce and blue cheese crumbles. Warm-up with soul-warming smoked BBQ brisket, or their stuffed meatloaf – Montana beef meatloaf stuffed with mushrooms, onions, bacon, and mozzarella and served with fries and seasonal vegetables. The restaurant is currently operating at 50%. Guests are being asked to wear masks when not seated at the table. Carryout is available.

Warm Winter Meals in Montana

Begin and end every fun-filled day of your winter stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units, all the way up to five-bedroom units. 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 of our units are ski-in/ski-out, and close to slopes and chair lifts. Warm-up takeout from one of the local restaurants or prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for stainless steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.

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While the year 2020 started out with good intentions, it quickly became clear that for many of us, it would be an experience like none we’d had before. As Covid-19 found its way onto the global scene, people across the globe saw their lives turned upside down. Between offices closing and schools moving online to the travel plans canceled and loved ones needing to be apart to stay safe, it was a year that left an unprecedented amount of stress in its wake.

That being said, it’s fair to say that everyone is looking forward to leaving this year behind and focusing on the hope and possibilities of 2021. When you’re ready to get out of quarantine and into a destination where you can ring in the new year with the excitement, scenery, and fresh air you’ve been craving, Whitefish, Montana has the best of it all! While you might not be up for crowded events yet, the following are a few great options when you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a touch of outdoor Whitefish style.

Snowmobile Your Way Through a Holiday

When your idea of an ideal New Year’s enjoyed far from home comes with thrilling speed and winter wonderland style, then snowmobiling in Whitefish is a must. This destination is loved by snowmobiling enthusiasts for the dynamic terrain that’s set out by nature to be explored. While Whitefish hosts a wide variety of meticulously maintained trails to enjoy, those that run through Glacier National Park often prove completely irresistible this New Years in Whitefish!

Try Snowshoeing This New Years in Whitefish

Of course, if your vision of a New Year’s holiday enjoyed in Whitefish comes together at a more leisurely pace, that’s fine too! Snowshoeing is a wonderful option when you’re looking to make the most of the scenery but could do without the adrenaline-pumping moments involved. Those that love to photograph winter landscapes will also find this activity gives them additional access to areas that would otherwise be tricky to reach in the snow. Plan on spending some time snowshoeing if you’re traveling with little ones as this is a great activity for the entire family that burns some excess energy too.

Fat Tire Biking

It’s easy to assume that biking is reserved for warmer months, but in Whitefish over New Year’s, fat tire biking is a popular activity worth trying out! These specialized bikes are designed to be able to handle rough and snowy terrain, opening up the trails for guests in a way they might not have previously imagined! There are several local companies that will rent fat tire bikes by the hour or by the day. If you know you’ll be in town longer, there are multi-day packages available as well.

Ski Whitefish Mountain Resort

When you’re the type of holiday traveler that can’t even fathom a winter escape without time on the slopes, there’s plenty of downhill fun to be found over New Year’s at Whitefish Mountain Resort. This inviting and exciting destination is great whether you’ve been skiing your entire life or are entirely new to the sport. Lessons are readily available for those that could use some instruction or a refresher while the slopes at this resort provide a variety of difficulty levels to enjoy. Learn something new or test the skills you already have when the fresh powder falls in Whitefish by putting Whitefish Mountain Resort on your holiday radar.

Enjoy Downtown Shopping Fun

It’s simple to get caught up in the beauty of the great outdoors when you’re in Whitefish over New Year’s, but those looking to balance out their experience with some in-town fun will find downtown Whitefish a fun holiday place to explore. You’re likely to encounter plenty of dazzling holiday lights in this area as well as a collection of shops and restaurants to check out. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect souvenir or just looking for a cozy place to enjoy something savory, both are available to you in this area.

Give Ice Fishing a Go

Whitefish is a destination filled with scenic waterways and when streams, lakes, and rivers sufficiently freeze over towards late December and early January, New Year’s travelers might just find it’s the perfect opportunity to try their hand at ice fishing. Grab your gear and bundle up for a day of fun on the ice. Ice anglers who decide to give this a try will, with any luck, likely reel in anything from lake trout to rainbow trout.

Settle into Whitefish in Style

When you’re ready to enjoy the fun and beauty of Whitefish, Montana, the team at Whitefish Rentals has the vacation accommodations you need to elevate the experience from start to finish. Reach out today to learn more about our diverse lineup of properties and to begin planning your next trip!

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