Polson, MT, USA

Polson, MT, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 123 vacation rentals near Polson. From 74 houses to 28 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Polson for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Discover picture-perfect Polson

Boasting a picturesque setting on the southern shore of Flathead Lake in Montana's Lake County, Polson delights travelers with its quaint cultural attractions and million-dollar views of the Mission Mountains and surrounding countryside. Located within the boundaries of the Flathead Indian Reservation, the city plays host to annual celebrations such as the Main Street Cherry Festival and the Pacific Northwest's largest car show. Whether visiting with friends for the weekend or enjoying a longer getaway with family, Polson vacation rentals ensure you feel right at home. You'll find many rentals offer a waterfront setting along Polson Bay.

Make a splash in Polson

During the summer recess, Flathead Lake will likely take center stage. Salish Point is a popular spot for jumping from the fishing piers into the warm water below, while those who want to head further out can grab a kayak or boat from one of the rental joints on the lake's shore. For something a little different, cruises typically set sail daily from the lakeside towns, offering up the chance to check out the painted rocks north of the uninhabited Cedar Island, or simply to enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the shimmering water.

Soak up the culture in Polson

Time away from the water can be spent at the Miracle of America Museum on Memory Lane. Widely known as the Smithsonian of the West, this family-friendly spot features a recreated pioneer village and the Montana State Fiddlers Hall of Fame, not to mention Montana's largest collection of antique artifacts. Elsewhere in town, the Polson Flathead Historical Museum provides visitors with another chance to peek into the area's past. Before heading back to your Polson vacation rental, catching a performance at the lakeside Polson Players Theatre can be a lovely way to round off the day.

Enjoy year-round fun in Polson

The climate here often sees temperatures over the summer months of July and August soar past 80, although a welcoming breeze drifting in from the lake means it typically feels a little cooler. Temperatures in the spring can be lower again, offering the perfect backdrop for checking out the bison, deer, and antelope at the National Bison Range, located within a 40-minute drive of most Polson vacation rentals. The lake's influence also means that winters here are rarely unbearable. On the contrary, the city's surrounding mountains attract those keen to hop on a snowmobile or strap on their skis.

Find an outdoor playground near Polson

Around 5 miles west of Polson on the Flathead River, the 1000-foot boardwalk at Salish Kootenai Dam – formerly Kerr Dam – offers memorable views of the waterfall and canyon below, although the more adventurous will likely want to take on a white-water rafting challenge instead. If you fancy exploring some of the area's lush green spaces, Big Arm State Park on the lake's western shore, where activities include trout fishing, cycling, and wildlife watching, can be a great place to start. To the east, the Flathead National Forest's million acres of wilderness features wonders such as Hungry Horse Dam and the Grinnell Glacier.