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Flathead Valley Vacation Guide

Visit Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley for your next vacation! Our Flathead Valley vacation guide will help you choose from a wide range of activities, whether you choose to visit in the summer or winter.

There are many activities to enjoy in the area, whether you choose to visit in the summer or winter. We offer a wide variety of properties throughout the picturesque Flathead Valley, including vacation rentals in the town of Bigfork, along the Eagle Bend Golf Course in Bigfork, many waterfront properties located on Flathead Lake, Echo Lake, and the Swan River and properties in Whitefish, Lakeside and Columbia Falls! Stay at one of our Flathead Valley Vacation Rentals and experience the grandeur and beauty of northwest Montana.

Plan Your Flathead Valley Vacation

Flathead Valley, located in Northwestern Montana, is one of the state’s premier destinations for outdoor recreation.

Situated between the stunning Glacier National Park and picturesque Flathead Lake, the area includes many charming small towns such as Bigfork, Whitefish, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls. No matter what season you choose to visit, you will be surrounded by the beautiful Montana scenery and countless opportunities to explore the towns and local businesses of the region. View our full list of Things to Do in Flathead Valley, Montana. Also check out local, Flathead Area Events!

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Summer in the Flathead Valley

Northwestern Montana is a summer paradise with convenient access to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, and other scenic destinations. You will be able to enjoy world-class hiking, rafting, fishing, golfing, and more!

Glacier National Park, located along the Canadian border, is truly one of the most scenic places in the country!  Explore over 700 miles of hiking trails, drive the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, and taking in the amazing views of alpine lakes surrounded by glacial valleys.

Flathead Lake is not only the largest natural freshwater lake in Montana, but also west of the Great Lakes. During the summer you can enjoy incredible fishing, boating, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and more! Read more about Things to Do in Summer in Flathead Valley, Montana.

Winter in the Flathead Valley

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During the winter months, the Flathead Valley is famous for its world-class skiing and wide range of winter activities. There are two ski resorts in the area including the local favorite Whitefish Mountain Resort (pictured above) and the family-friendly Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. Whitefish and Columbia Falls vacation rentals are your best bet if you want to ski Whitefish Mountain Resort, while Lakeside or Bigfork properties will put you close to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area.

Whitefish Mountain Resort has increasingly been recognized as one of the top mid-size ski resorts in the nation and offers a great mix of intermediate and advanced terrain.

Visitors to the area can also enjoy ice fishing on Flathead Lake, snowshoeing or cross country skiing in Glacier National Park, and snowmobiling with one of the local outfitters. Read more about Things to Do in Winter in Flathead Valley, Montana.

Where to Stay

Start planning your vacation today and check out our available Flathead Valley vacation rentals to find the perfect place for your stay.

Choose from a wide variety of Flathead Valley lodging locations including:


Many of our guests fly into Glacier International Airport which is conveniently located in Kalispell, Montana and offers many direct and connecting flights. Read about direct flights on our blog! We recommend arranging a car rental ahead of time, so you can make the quick drive to your rental once you land.

If you plan to fly into the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, be aware that this is a five-hour drive that can take longer during the winter. If you need assistance arranging transportation be sure to contact our office in Bigfork or Whitefish for guidance.