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!