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.
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.
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.
Contact us today to start planning your family’s Whitefish getaway!
As the summer temperatures begin to descend into the cooler fall digits and larger crowds of travelers begin to disappear, autumn opens up with potential of all kinds in Whitefish, Montana. This scenic destination has long been a favorite amongst outdoor adventurers and as the colors begin to change, it’s an even more appealing locale for those that have a heart for the great outdoors. Whether you’re one for seeking amazing fall hues, can’t wait to get out on the trails, or enjoy finding innovative routes to discovery, Whitefish promises to be a place where there’s a little something for everyone. When you’re in the process of planning a fun fall getaway this direction, don’t forget to add the following to your itinerary, visit Whitefish and make the most of the scenery and overall experience!
Enjoy a Fall Foliage Hike or Drive
By late September, the temperature is dropping comfortably in Whitefish while the sun is shining endlessly. With averages lingering around the high 60s and low 70s and blue skies abounding, Whitefish is the ultimate fall foliage hunter’s destination. The lush terrain that makes up this area is dotted with Tamarak and Aspens which are notoriously beautiful when their leaves change. Golds, oranges, and reds blanket the landscape between September and October making for sensational views on hikes or drives. For a comprehensive view of the fall foliage in this area, consider planning a drive through the Kootenai National Forest for fantastic and colorful sights.
Bike the Trails
Mountain biking is a popular and worthwhile activity to partake in during a trip to your fall getaway to Whitefish and perhaps never more so than in the beautiful fall season. Make the most of time on the trails this autumn by enjoying Swift Creek Trail on two wheels. Accessible at 320 Delrey Road, this short, yet challenging route comes complete with forested surroundings that lead to a gentle creek stop that doubles as a turnaround point. Bring water and a camera as this trail tends to encourage cyclists to stop once or twice and capture the view.
Get Out on the Water
Fall is the season for fantastic fishing in Whitefish, Montana, and with a landscape complete with rivers, streams, and lakes, there’s no shortage of options for those looking to get out on the water and cast a line. Whether you stick to scouring the rivers or make the most of time in the middle of Whitefish Lake, this area is known for its northern pike, yellow perch, and varying species of trout including lake, bull, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. It’s not uncommon for catches over 20 pounds to take place during this season, which is often reason enough for anglers to try their luck on the water.
Take advantage of the wonderful weather and minimal crowds by hitting the greens during your fall getaway to Whitefish. The dynamic terrain and inspiring views make time on the golf course not only fun but challenging. This area is home to a variety of courses that visitors can pick and choose from depending on their skill level and how many others they’re traveling with. Whether you land on Iron Horse Golf Club, Whitefish Lake Golf Club, or Meadow Lake Golf Course, you’ll be faced with an afternoon of fun surrounded by beautiful scenery too.
Hit the Trails on Horseback
There’s something wonderfully inspiring about taking to the trails of Whitefish on horseback, especially when the air is fresh and the colors are changing. Make the most of the scenery during your autumn visit by booking a trail ride with the team at Bar W Guest Ranch. 2 hour trail rides are available daily with a 7-day advance booking for guests 7 years of age and older. These refreshing rides are a great way to savor the Montana landscape alongside a knowledgeable guide at a leisurely pace. Those looking for more can consider booking a half-day ride on a Sunday for even more in-depth time in the great outdoors. There’s no need to be an expert on horseback prior to riding as each adventure begins with an introduction to the basics. The ride won’t begin until everyone in your group is comfortable with the process.
Enjoy a Scenic Overview
Savoring views of the mountain peaks is wonderful in fall, especially from the vantage point of the Whitefish Mountain Resort ski lift or gondola. As you ride to the summit in style, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Whitefish Lake, Flathead Valley, and Glacier National Park. Don’t forget your camera for this incredible moment!
Visit Whitefish in the Fall
No matter what season brings you to Whitefish, Montana our team is here to make sure you have the comfortable, stylish, and convenient accommodations to match! Contact us today to learn more about our property options and to begin planning your next Montana adventure.
In the professional workplace, it’s common practice for vacation to be approached as regulated time set aside for employees to leave their daily responsibilities behind and enjoy time away from the office. In fact, it’s commonplace for many employees to plan out their vacations a year in advance, just to make sure work and life don’t collide in unexpected ways. While this standard has found its way into many professional environments over the years and has become an expectation for employees, the year 2020 has found a way to turn those expectations upside down.
As COVID-19 made its way onto the global scene, the concept of work and life balance was nearly instantaneously changed. As offices began to shut down within a matter of weeks, employees found themselves quickly turning homes into not only personal makeshift offices, but very often at-home schools as well. Stress levels were precariously balanced as employees searched for routes to creating a space in the home where work could get done well, children could still play and education still had a primary seat at the table too. Saying it’s been challenging is an understatement and unfortunately, travel has taken a back seat to more pressing matters over the course of the year so far.
As the initial shock of these changes wears off, it’s important to look for the bright spots within the chaos. For those that are now working remotely, it can be easy to overlook the fact that working through technology opens up the option of truly working from anywhere at all! If home is becoming a bit too small and a new vantage point and perspective would go a long way towards helping you be productive, perhaps planning a vacation where work comes with
you is the way to go.
Setting your sights on a vacation destination that inspires doesn’t have to be a thing of the past. Instead, vacation in 2020 can become a combined work and escape effort where remote employees book into vacation rentals that are equipped for work productivity and keep them close to the fun of a vacation as well! If you’re ready to hit the road without sacrificing your professional goals, consider booking a stay in a Whitefish vacation rental this year and let nature guide the way to incredible moments while checking off those work to-do lists as well.
Book a Fun and Productive Whitefish Vacation
There’s something to be said about a place where dynamic scenery and options for outdoor adventure are as easy to achieve as moments of productive work and Whitefish, Montana brings the best of it all. Guests who book into a welcoming vacation rental with the help of the team at Whitefish Rentals will enjoy a stay that offers up comfortable furnishings, convenient locations, and stunning views that make for a motivating workplace away from home. Many of our properties are seamlessly designed with access to Wi-Fi and high-speed internet services in combination with incredible locations. This pairing makes your workday fly by and options for fun always sitting just outside your front door. When you’re booked for a video conference or two, book a stay that includes access to large flat-screen televisions and stream your conferences with ease. Hoping to keep up with those well-deserved coffee breaks? Many of our properties are finished with fully equipped kitchens complete with modern appliances, offering up the perfect, savory solution.
Let Luxury Define Your Remote Working Experience
While the essential work requirements are important, half the fun of a vacation that provides for a place to work remotely as well lies in the luxurious details. When you book into one of our Whitefish rentals, guests will find they have options to enjoy a stay that includes access to spectacular views, tasteful furnishings, plush bedroom features, indoor fireplaces and much more! Create the stay that speaks to your personal sense of travel style while
enjoying access to outdoor fun just steps from your home away from home.
Exploring the Best of Whitefish
For the outdoor enthusiast, Whitefish, Montana is truly a small piece of paradise designed by Mother Nature to be explored and enjoyed. Situated next to Glacier National Park, a trip to Whitefish is bound to be filled with options to get out and enjoy time on lakes, exploring rugged peaks and of course admiring the view from the rim of glacier-cut valleys. Whitefish Mountain Resort is a popular destination for those that crave time exploring trails by mountain bike and the diversity of this landscape offers up much in the way of wildlife viewing.
Put a Positive Spin on 2020
This year has been a struggle across the map for those looking to establish a new sense of balance. However, with every difficulty comes an opportunity to create something exciting and when you book into a Whitefish rental, the possibilities are endless. Work from a home away from home that incorporates comfort and style without having to sacrifice that getaway you’ve been looking forward to. Contact our team of property professionals today to learn more about our many area options and how we can help you plan the ultimate Whitefish vacation that lets you bring work with you as well.