There’s a saying about Montana: it’s where the mountains call you home. And there’s no truer statement.
Welcome to Whitefish, Montana: a stunning gem that will take your breath away.
Whitefish is a resort town in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana. It’s a gateway to the jagged peaks, lakes and glacier-carved valleys of Glacier National Park. Downtown, shops and eateries line Central Avenue. It's a hot spot for winter sports, but the majestic destination is simply stunning during summer.
Stay and play at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake nestled between grandiose mountains and pristine waters; Montana’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated resort. The Lodge is truly a special place situated between Whitefish Lake and the 28-acre Viking Creek Wetland Preserve- breathtaking scenery. Convenient to Montana’s greatest attractions, the Lodge is everything and more for a true family escape.
The Lodge offers condo-style accommodations, with many units being two stories stocked with comfort and necessities: a full kitchen, washer/dryer, multiple bedrooms, and an outside seating area. The grounds are magnificent- lush grass, the crystal-clear lake, and plenty of amenities: a lakefront pool, tiki bar, restaurants, and marina. Speaking of the marina, spend a day on a speedboat; available to rent, you can explore the lake at your speed of choice… just don’t forget to rent a tube along with it. Your kids will love a tubing escapade.
In the winter, you can indulge in snow sports at Whitefish Mountain Resort, a quick drive from the Lodge. However, Whitefish Mountain is just as fun in the sun as it is in the snow. You can ride the ski lift, go on the Alpine Slide, and- should your children be adventure seekers- check out the ropes course and zipline.
The Glacier Park West Entrance is less than 45 minutes away… and it’s lovely. The best family hike: Avalanche Lake Trail, doable for all ages. Leading you through a real vast rainforest, you’ll arrive at the lake surrounded by snowcaps and waterfalls. The park’s “Going to the Sun Road” opens mid-summer, which connects west to east Glacier Park. Should you be there when it’s open, take the radical route and opt for eastside hikes: Running Eagle and Aster Falls, suitable for little hikers. You'll stroll through meadows and woods... eventually landing at waterfall-filled lookouts.
Moral of the story: people don’t take trips; trips take people.
Exposing your family to road trip adventures will allow you to be a kid with your kids- memories are the greatest gift you can give your children, and yourself.
And remember… country roads, they’ll take you home. To places… you belong.