Sometimes leaving the hustle and bustle of crowded and overwhelming city life behind is the best thing you can do to have a relaxing and laid-back vacation. Forget having to be on the grid, answer emails, wander around a crowded street while shopping, wait in lines for restaurants, and overpay for everything you buy. Instead, opt for a slower pace of life during this upcoming vacation. If you had a stressful holiday season, or you simply want a relaxing start to 2023, then we have the ideal vacation destination in mind.
It may not be the first thing in your mind, but Whitefish, Montana is THE spot to come to if you love the great outdoors! Whitefish is home to bright blue lakes, alpine meadows, lush forests, high peaks, and everything in between. Those who love hiking, snowshoeing, biking, bird watching, kayaking, and just spending time admiring the wildlife will absolutely love being in this pristine and peaceful mountain town. Let’s check out some of the best things to do during your stay in one of our 2023 vacation rentals in Whitefish from I Love Whitefish. You can head out in the morning to grab a filling breakfast, go hiking on one of the many trails, and then finish up the day with a hearty dinner!
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Best Breakfast in Whitefish, MT
Not sure where to eat during your stay in Whitefish, MT? We have a few ideas in mind! Instead of wandering around downtown and just getting takeaway from a local shop, we have a few cute diners, restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops that are perfect for filling you up for a nice and hearty breakfast.
Head to Loula’s Cafe during your first day in Whitefish, MT. This spot is well-known among locals and tourists for its down-home dishes, hearty cooking, and classic plates that will never go out of style. We recommend getting the savory Eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce and meat on an English muffin. Or you can get the French Toast as a sweet way to start the morning and give you a nice sugar rush to start the day!
For your next day out and about in the town, you can’t go wrong with getting an early breakfast at The Buffalo Cafe. This cozy spot has traditional and new breakfast dishes that are a no-frills option to keep you full all day long. We recommend getting the Cinnamon-stuffed French Toast for breakfast with sweet and creamy icing. If you come here for lunch, the fish tacos can be a nice change from the typical American fare. The best part? This cozy breakfast spot is actually open all day long!
Plus, breakfast in Whitefish doesn’t stop there. One of the most popular spots is Amazing Crepes, which serves — well, you guessed it — crepes! You will feel like you have stepped inside a Parisian cafe when you head here. Try the Brie and pesto and spinach crepe to get a feel for French cuisine. Or you can try the ham and cheddar crepe for a timeless classic. In the mood for a vegetarian feast? We love the crepe with roasted root vegetables and cheddar cheese.
Top Things to Do in Whitefish, MT
In the mood to go explore the surrounding area after a filling breakfast? We don’t blame you! Whitefish is known for its incredible nature, wildlife, and pristine surroundings. Let’s check out some of the best things to check out during your time in this peaceful state.
The first thing on most people’s lists when it comes to visiting Whitefish is heading to the nearby Whitefish Mountain Resort. You can head here at any time of the year to enjoy the natural beauty. If you would rather come here during the summer months, you can take the same network of trails up and down to get a great workout and a fulfilling hike that takes you to the top of the peaks! This winter resort is perfect for those who want to go skiing and snowboarding on a wide variety of trails that zigzag down the various slopes.
Even if you head here with inexperienced hikers or children, you will always love the variety that you can choose from. You can choose from one of over 100 routes and paths that crisscross around the mountains. You can even come here every day during your vacation and never do the same route twice! Plus, if you come here in the winter for ski season, take full advantage of the SNOW bus that can pick you up and drop you off from one of our vacation rentals in Whitefish, MT. Lastly, for those who want a romantic evening on the top of a mountain peak, you can dine on the mountain top and gaze out at the lit-up city below.
But that’s not the only nature-filled place to visit during your stay in Whitefish! We think that Glacier National Park is one of the best parks in the entire world, not just in the United States. This nearby park that is less than 30 miles away from the center of the town is the ideal full-day or multi-day trip away from the hustle and bustle of downtown life. Head here in the spring to witness the changing landscape, go hiking in the summer in the bright sunshine, witness the leaves turning colors in the fall season, and go snowshoeing or sledding in the wintertime! You and your family or friend will marvel at the forests, high peaks, meadows, and jagged mountains rising in the distance.
Grab Some Dinner
Feeling hungry after hiking or skiing all day long? We don’t blame you! Fortunately, there are endless dinner spots that you can walk to right from your home, condo, or apartment in the heart of Whitefish, MT.
Our favorite spot to get a filling dinner that you are going to rave about for weeks and weeks afterward is the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Head here and share a yummy plate of Brussel sprouts with maple vinaigrette and slivered almonds with your pals. For a main dish, try the foie gras with apple puree and candied pecans if you are in the mood for fine dining. For a hearty dish, we love the sous vide lamb shank with crusted huckleberry sauce and parmesan and herb potatoes.
Book One of Our 2023 Vacation Rentals in Whitefish Today
Just because you left it until the last minute, it doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a small hotel room, crowded Airbnb, or overpriced hostel. Instead, just browse our vacation rentals in Whitefish, MT online and choose which home, apartment, cabin, or condo works best for you. We will take care of all of the hard work, so all you have to do is choose your ideal home and show up!
Our professional and dedicated staff will be there 24/7 during your stay so you can ask us for anything you may need. Do you need more linens? We can bring them to you! Do you want advice on the best places to go? Just ask us! Our hands-on service is what sets us apart and makes us the best of the best.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? We think so too! Check out I Love Whitefish today to help book the holiday of your dreams.