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Culture and art near Whitefish vacation home rentals

Whitefish vacation rentals are superb for making the most of the top-class skiing, snowboarding, and sledding on Montana’s beautiful Big Mountain in the winter season. The bustling, picturesque town is the perfect place to stay—close to the slopes and offering great transportation links into the mountains. The area is also home to numerous summertime outdoor activities and biking and hiking routes. The local arts scene is booming, and the town’s nightlife offers a great way to unwind after a long day on top of the mountains.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Whitefish vacation rentals

Choose Whitefish vacation rentals and go with the flow. Visit the Great Northern Brewing Company, an iconic brewery offering a wonderful range of delicious local craft beers and ales—just the thing when you've spent all day on your skis! The Bonsai Brewing Project offers a similar experience, with hearty food and regular live music. The Tudor Revival Great Northern Whitefish Depot—the town’s historic train station which includes a thought-provoking on-site museum—is another popular point of interest. The family-owned Sunti World Art Gallery is also well worth a visit.

Activities

What to do near Whitefish vacation homes

The world-famous Whitefish Mountain Resort, part of Flathead National Forest, is just 4 miles from the center of Whitefish. With more than 90 runs spread over the 3 faces of Big Mountain, and with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, the resort offers many routes suitable for all skiers, from beginners to experts. Whitefish also has several climbing tours on offer, giving you another way of exploring the mountains. Want to keep your feet on the ground? Hit the links at the local golf course, where you can also take in breathtaking mountain views.

Day trips

Best excursions near Whitefish vacation homes

Vacation homes in Whitefish are a short distance from some of the most beautiful parklands in the state. For more outdoor adventure, take a ride to Kootenai National Forest, a vast forest with hiking and biking trails near streams, lakes, waterfalls, and native wildlife, and Flathead National Forest, an expansive wilderness with acres of mountains and trails for hiking, camping, rafting, snowmobiling, and skiing. You could also visit Glacier National Park, a wilderness area in the Rocky Mountains with glacier-carved peaks and valleys and the tranquil Hidden Lake.

Weather

Local weather near your Whitefish summer rental

The elevation of Whitefish Mountain Resort means the area receives an extremely high volume of winter snowfall of more than 65 inches per year—ideal for skiers and snowboarders looking to glide freely on fresh, soft ski runs. However, Montana still gets a good dose of annual sunshine—summers are generally warm, and Whitefish vacation rentals outside of the ski season give visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful forests on one of the area’s well-maintained bike routes or to hike through nature on foot.

Natural features

Explore the great outdoors in Whitefish

Surrounded by Flathead National Forest, Whitefish is located in one of Montana’s true beauty spots. Whether you’re after a hardcore hike, a romantic stroll, or a day out with the kids, the forest boasts an array of wildlife and luscious plant and flower varieties. If you’re eagle-eyed, you can find wild huckleberries along the paths, and it is common for wild grouse to run out in front of you before scooting away again. And if the weather is good, you can always go for a dip in the sea at City Beach where you can watch the sun set.

How to get there

How to get to and around Whitefish

The nearest airport is in Kalispell, MT (FCA-Glacier Park Intl.), located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Whitefish Depot.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Whitefish

Whitefish offers an idyllic retreat for couples looking to unwind in the great outdoors. Vacation homes are close to places like Whitefish Lake, a vast lake with sandy beaches and prime fishing spots, and Whitefish Lake State Park, a lakeside park with hiking trails through mountainous landscape. You'll also enjoy Stumptown Art Studio, a charming studio with pottery, paintings, and other artwork on display.

Where to stay around Whitefish?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,117 vacation rentals near Whitefish. From 400 Houses to 131 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Whitefish for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Whitefish?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Whitefish. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Building: 1,200 vacation rentals
  • Whitefish Lake Golf Club: 1,195 vacation rentals
  • Stumptown Ice Den: 1,189 vacation rentals
  • Whitefish Depot: 1,191 vacation rentals
  • The Whitefish Trail - Lion Mountain Trailhead: 1,187 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whitefish listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Whitefish?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 400 Houses in Whitefish. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whitefish include:

  • Cabins: 131 rentals available
  • Cottages: 131 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 382 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whitefish?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 198 vacation rentals with pool available in Whitefish. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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