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SEASON GUIDE PLAN THE ULTIMATE WHITEFISH VACATION

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2020 Travel Guide


WELCOME TO WHITEFISH, MONTANA Dear Traveler, Welcome to Whitefish! Our small mountain town is a special place I am proud to call home. Our vibe here is one of a big heart and friendly nature — a town that will surprise even seasoned travelers with our cultural options and cuisine, surrounded by millions of acres of public land. Exhilarating experiences by day and relaxing hospitality by night await you. We welcome people from around the world and hope you will enjoy exploring our beautiful backyard and meeting our friendly people. We appreciate travelers who will help us sustain the special character of Whitefish — our environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture, and the well-being of our residents. What does this mean for you? Please patronize our locally-owned businesses, showcased here in this travel guide. Look for handmade local gifts in our Central Avenue shops. Hire a local guide to show you the best of Whitefish and Glacier National Park. Look for public transportation options like our local S.N.O.W. Bus. Find that small, out-of-the way business where you’ll get to know the owner. Join us for a local celebration like Winter Carnival. Rent a bicycle and wander our local pathways. Think local. And above all, please tread lightly. When you return from your adventures, tell your friends! But maybe keep that local secret spot you discovered a little bit secret and join us in keeping Whitefish special for your next visit and for those of us who call it home. We do hope you come back again and again. The door is always open in Whitefish. We can’t wait to show you around.

Mayor John M. Muhlfeld local resident for 25 years


SEASONS �������������������������������� 4 ACTIVITIES ���������������������������� 12 SHOPPING����������������������������� 20 WELLNESS ���������������������������� 24 ARTS & CULTURE ������������������� 28 CALENDAR OF EVENTS������������ 33 STAY������������������������������������� 34 EAT & DRINK ������������������������� 42 BANKS .................................. 50 NORTH FLATHEAD VALLEY MAP51 GET HERE ������������������������������ 52 WHITEFISH MAP��������������������� 54

WHITEFISH CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER 505 East 2nd Street, Whitefish, Montana 59937 877-862-3548 (Toll Free) 406-862-3395 (Local) info@explorewhitefish.com P.O. Box 4232, Whitefish, Montana 59937 406-862-3390 (Admin Office) © 2020 Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau. This publication was developed by Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau. Each property and service described in this publication are independently owned and operated and are members of the Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau, a non-profit member organization. Please help support our members! Your comments and feedback are welcome. Please email us at info@explorewhitefish.com. Unauthorized reproduction or use of this publication in whole or part is not permitted. Printed in U.S.A. for domestic and international distribution. Cover Photo: Grant Gunderson Photo: Chuck Haney Nasukoin Mountain Trail in the Whitefish Range of the Flathead National Forest

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AUTUMN ADVENTURES

Photo © Brian Schott


FALL IS PRIME TIME in Whitefish—sunny and warm with trails waiting to be explored and rivers and lakes to paddle on with hardly another soul in sight. The western larch turn a brilliant gold and snow dusts the high peaks, providing a breathtaking view for hiking, biking and paddling around Whitefish and in Glacier National Park. Indulge culinary senses when local farms celebrate the harvest with farm-to-table dinners.

A PERFECT DAY With an out of town friend visiting Whitefish for the first time, I aim to show off the perfect fall day in Whitefish. First things first… breakfast at the Swift Creek Café for one of their famous scrambles. Fueled up, we head out to the Bar W Guest Ranch and saddle up for a two hour trail ride – a leisurely amble through dappled sunlight Photo © Marc O’Brien, The Whitefish Trail

reflecting on golden larch and aspen. We decide to do a bit of shopping before lunch, so we hit Central Avenue for some unique Made-in-Montana gifts to take home as souvenirs. A grab-n-go lunch from the Wich Haus makes for a perfect picnic at City Beach – the afternoon sun sparkling off of Whitefish Lake. Needing to burn some calories, it’s off to the Swift Creek Trailhead of The Whitefish Trail at the head of Whitefish Lake – from there a 2.5 mile hike takes us to Smith Lake where we spy a family of turtles sunning themselves on a fallen log. Before dinner, a stop at the Sky Bar at Casey’s Pub is in order to take in the fall colors, crisp air and a signature cocktail. We walk to Tupelo Grille where the sounds of jazz accompany our meal, capped off with the best Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée west of the Mississippi. A perfect fall day it was. ~ Sarah S., Office Manager at Explore Whitefish

Photo © Noah Couser, The Rooftop SkyBar at Casey’s

Photo © Brian Schott

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WINTER WONDERS

Photo © Craig Moore


THE PEAKS OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK are the backdrop for winter adventure. Home to world class skiing and snowboarding at Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish also offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowcat skiing. Snuggle up for a horse drawn sleigh ride, or pretend to be an Iditarod musher on a dog sledding expedition. Off-snow adventures abound with fitness studios, ice skating, great shopping and dining. Photo © Noah Couser, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development, Winter Woods Dog Sled Tours

A PERFECT DAY I peek out the window and see that a few inches of fresh snow

A quick phone call to the Snow Report line at Whitefish Mountain Resort confirms what I had already suspected — Powder Day!

are covering the sidewalk! A quick glance at the Snow Report at skiwhitefish.com confirms what I had already been suspecting— Powder Day! I quickly get dressed and head out the door for what is certain to be a memorable day. A quick stop at Fleur Bake Shop for a coffee and some pastries will help get the blood moving as I dream about the powder turns that will soon be mine. I head up to the street to grab a pair of demo skis at Great Northern Cycle & Ski—12” of fresh snow is going to require some true powder skis. Demo skis in hand, I catch the S.N.O.W. Bus for a free ride up the mountain to join the party. The next few hours are filled with powdery turns, high fives and endless smiles. By late afternoon, my legs are shot and my stomach is growling. Another easy ride on the S.N.O.W. Bus back to town leads me to Great Northern Brewing Company for a sandwich and a local brew. As I stand in line to grab another round, I can’t help but chuckle when I glance around the brewery and notice I’m not the only one still in ski boots. Just another perfect winter day in Whitefish! ~ Dan H., Bartender at Great Northern Brewing Company

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SPRING DISCOVERY

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development, Paddleboarding on Whitefish Lake with Paddlefish Sports


SPRING IS THE SECRET SEASON in Whitefish. Snowplows push their way up Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road allowing scenic bike rides and casual hikes before the alpine road is opened to motor vehicles. The waterfalls are in full action and the motor-free road provides a quiet gateway into the heart of the park. Rent a paddleboard or kayak and float lazily down the Whitefish River as it meanders through town or meet up with a guide to find the perfect fishing hole. The Whitefish Trail is in prime condition for hiking and mountain biking as spring blooms line the trail. Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development, Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

A PERFECT DAY I start my day by riding my townie over to Montana Coffee Traders

The waterfalls are in full action and the motor-free road provides a quiet gateway into the heart of the park.

for a cup of coffee and breakfast burrito. It’s a great place to check emails and finalize details for the day’s tours. On my way out the door, I pick my order of sandwiches and cookies for our guests that will be riding the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road with us today. I head back to the office, grab the shuttle van and our guides, and head over to Glacier Cyclery to load our guest’s rental bikes (by the way, you can now e-bike Going-to-the-Sun Road!). After picking up our guests from their lodging in Whitefish, we head to Glacier National Park. We arrive in the park and start our casual pedal along the road — a real treat as the portion we are on is open exclusively to bicycles and foot traffic (no cars!) through spring until late June. After enjoying our Montana Coffee Trader’s sandwiches and cookies at “the Loop” we continue onward and upward until we reach the snow plows, passing jaw dropping views of mountains, waterfalls and scenic overlooks that can be a challenge to experience during the busy summer months. We make the exhilarating descent to our shuttle vehicle and head back to Whitefish while sharing stories about the day’s adventures. Later that evening, the family and I walk downtown to Abruzzo Italian Kitchen where I celebrate another day in paradise with the Seafood Pasta and one of their world famous Old Fashioneds. A perfect ending to a perfect spring day! ~ Kurt S., owner of Whitefish Tours and Shuttle

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SUMMER ESCAPE

Photo © Brice Shirbach


SEEMINGLY ENDLESS DAYLIGHT gives ample time to experience Whitefish. Millions of acres of protected state and federal lands surround Whitefish, offering miles and miles of scenic roads and trails to explore. For water enthusiasts, a variety of lakes and rivers provide ample opportunities to kayak, paddleboard, raft and fish. Live music and festivals round out fun-filled days.

SUMMER HUCKLEBERRIES AND SUNSETS I’m awakened by my kids jumping into my bed—the sun is up and they’re ready to tackle the day. We leave the house and stop off at Fleur Bake Shop for pastries and snacks to get us through the day. We head up to Whitefish Mountain Resort and the kids head straight to the alpine slide. After two exhilarating trips down the alpine slide, we hop on the chairlift to head up to the summit to hike around, play in the woods, find bugs, and harvest some huckleberries until our bellies are full and our fingers are purple. While the kids go off on a zipline adventure, my wife and I rent some mountain bikes and spend the afternoon cruising through the bike park, alternating laps on The Summit Trail and Kashmir. For the cool down, we head home and ride our bikes to City Beach for some Sweet Peaks Ice Cream and a swim. As we watch the sun setting on Whitefish Lake while eating ice cream, it strikes me that

Photo © Brice Shirbach

there’s no place in the world I’d rather be. ~ Josh K., events and recreation manager, Whitefish Mountain Resort

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SUMMER EXPERIENCE Summer is a busy time in Whitefish and for good reason. Here are some tips: + Visit glacierpark.info for latest Glacier National Park information + After a day in Glacier, enjoy a day at Whitefish Mountain Resort, the Whitefish Trail or our State Parks. There are an abundance of activities in and around Whitefish. + Call ahead for restaurant reservations.

Photo © Brian Schott

+ Consider alternative modes of transportation such as the S.N.O.W. Bus, Whitefish Shuttle or renting a bike. + Parking downtown can be at a premium, so you may have to walk a few blocks to your desired destination. + Check explorewhitefish.com for seasonal updates.

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development, Aerial Adventure Park at Whitefish Mountain Resort


A REASON FOR EVERY SEASON SETTLED ALONG THE EDGE of Whitefish Lake and in the shadows of spectacular mountain ranges, Whitefish has endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and fun, familyfriendly adventures. Strap on daypacks for a hike in Glacier National Park, or go on a guided rock climbing or backcountry ski tour. For those who never leave golf clubs at home, Whitefish is home to the popular 36-hole Whitefish Lake Golf Course (which converts to the Glacier Nordic Center in the winter). Saddle up for a horse-trail ride, and in winter, snuggle up for a sleigh ride dinner.

Photo Š Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development

Photo Š Chuck Haney


ACTIVITIES PLAY ON THE WATER Take a picnic to City Beach or Les Mason State Park along the shores of Whitefish Lake or paddle the meandering Whitefish River on a paddleboard or kayak. Numerous smaller lakes and streams surround the area for fishing and boating options.

EXPLORE WHITEFISH BY BIKE Cyclists will find miles of quiet paved country roads ideal for road biking. The rolling 42 miles of the Whitefish Trail to the liftaccessed downhill trails at Whitefish Mountain Resort offers plenty of singletrack for every ability level. Or take a leisurely bike ride through neighborhoods and along the Whitefish River on the bike and pedestrian trail system. Cyclists will find plenty of bike-friendly businesses in town to replenish supplies and get a good night’s rest.

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development

WATCH FOR WILDLIFE One of the wonderful aspects of recreating in the mountains around the small mountain town of Whitefish is the fact that we are not at the top of the food chain. That’s right, we live and recreate among bears, wolves, wild cats, and more. They are beautiful, but dangerous if you do not pay them the respect they deserve.

WILDLIFE SAFETY TIPS + Hike In Groups + Always Carry Bear Spray + Make Noise + Secure Your Food & Garbage + Be Aware of Your Surroundings + Never Approach a Wild Animal Photo © Brian Schott, Whitefish Lake Golf Course

+ Keep a Safe Distance - 300 feet for bears, wolves, mountain lions - 75 feet for goats, sheep, elk, moose, deer For more info and tips, visit explorewhitefish.com

WILDLIFE VIEWING SPOTS + Drive up to Logan Pass in Glacier National Park for mountain goats and bighorn sheep. + Grizzly and black bears can be spotted all over the area, but are more commonly viewed in Glacier National Park. + Herds of elk can usually be seen in the fall on the way up to Whitefish Mountain Resort or along the North Fork Road while driving up to Polebridge. + The occasional moose can be found in the heavily vegetated riparian areas of lakes and streams, or foraging in the high alpine valleys.

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development

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RATED #3 RESORT IN THE WEST BY SKI MAGAZINE READERS IN THE 2020 READER SURVEY

Photo © Craig Moore

WHITEFISH MOUNTAIN RESORT

SKI RUNS TO NOT MISS

Only 15 minutes from downtown, Whitefish

+ The views of the Flathead Valley on

Mountain Resort offers world-class skiing

Inspiration

and snowboarding with a laid-back feel.

+ The rolling hills on Hellfire

Over 300 inches of Rocky Mountain

+ Powdery turns along North Fork

snowfall covers 3,000 acres of glades,

+ Views of Glacier Peaks while dropping

groomers, bowls and steeps with slopes for

into North Bowl

every ability level. Most recently, Whitefish Mountain Resort was ranked “#1 in Local Flavor, #2 in Value and #4 in Service, Scenery, Charm, Après and Overall Satisfaction” as voted by the readers of SKI Magazine. From mid June through the end of September, Whitefish Mountain Resort is a basecamp for adventure with zip lines, an alpine slide, lift-served mountain biking, an aerial adventure park and Montana’s only mountain-top restaurant accessed from the

QUICK PICK BIKE RIDES + Going-to-the-Sun Road in the spring (scenic alpine road biking) + Kashmir on Whitefish Mountain Resort (lift-served downhill mountain biking) + Swift Creek section of The Whitefish Trail (multi-use, all skill levels) + Maple Syrup on Spencer Mountain (intermediate freeride trail) + Bike and pedestrian trails within Whitefish (multi-use, all skill levels)

scenic lift or hiking trails. Photo © Chuck Haney


ACTIVITIES GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Whitefish is only 25 miles from Glacier National Park, a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve and the world’s first International Peace Park. More than 700 miles of hiking trails provide opportunities to explore mountain lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, native plants and lots of wildlife. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is a highlight for seasonal visitors. Called “the most beautiful piece of mountain road in the world” for good reason, the road is a national historic landmark. Open in the summer and early fall months (typically late June through mid-October), it can be travelled by personal car, free shuttle,

Whitefish Mountain Resort offers world-class skiing and snowboarding.

a narrative Red Bus Tour or a Native American Sun Tour. When the alpine sections of The Going-to-the-Sun Road are under snow in the spring and fall, many miles are open to bikers and hikers looking to explore the secrets of the park. Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development

Experience the tranquility of Glacier National Park when it’s covered in snow. During the quiet season, Going-to-the-Sun Road is plowed from West Glacier to Lake McDonald Lodge offering visitors a scenic drive and plenty of opportunities to snowshoe and cross country ski while watching for the wildlife.

Experience Glacier’s pristine forests, lakes, alpine meadows, and rugged mountains.

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development

Photo © Marc O’brien

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IDEAS

QUICK PICK DAY HIKES

+ Rock climbing with Rock Climb Montana

+ The Danny On Trail on Whitefish

+ Paddleboarding on Whitefish River with Paddlefish Sports

Mountain Resort + Trail of the Cedars in Glacier Nat'l Park

+ Picking huckleberries on Danny On Trail

+ Hidden Lake Trail in Glacier Nat'l Park

+ Play a round at Whitefish Lake Golf Club

+ Lion Mountain Trailhead to the Scenic

+ Horseback riding at Bar W Guest Ranch

Overlook on The Whitefish Trail

+ Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park

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ACTIVITIES Backcountry Flying Experience Float Plane Tours of Glacier Country 406-890-3419; backcountryflyingexperience.com

Beyond the Boundaries Guided Mountain Bike Trips, Lessons & Camps 406-892-2262; beyondtheboundariesmt.com

2FlyUs Hot Air Balloons Hot Air Balloon Adventures, June–September 877-22FlyUs; 2FlyUs.com

Glacier Nordic Center Groomed Trails, Night Skiing, Rentals, Lessons 406-862-9498; glaciernordicclub.com 1200 Hwy 93 W, on the Golf Course

Old-Time Photo Studio Make a memory, take a memory! Stumptown Vintage Photo studio has amazing costumes for all sizes and multiple eras to choose from: Saloon, Roaring 20's, Bathhouse, Victorian, Frontier, Jailhouse & Hillbilly! C'mon down for a time you'll always remember! Pets are welcome too! 406-730-8888 • 118 Central Ave stumptownvintagephoto.com

Big Sky Brews Cruise Flathead Valley Brewery Tours

Welcome to Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Join us on a guided brewery tour and sample your way through Flathead Valley's craft beer scene. Your tour includes transportation between 3 breweries, a behind-the-scenes tour of a brewhouse and 4 samples at each stop! Private beer and wine tours available. It’s 4 hours of fun and hoppiness!

Truly authentic experiences are found in Glacier Country—a natural beauty of mesmerizing peaks and glistening waters among charming small towns brimming with arts and culture and surrounded by unparalleled outdoor recreation. Find your adventure in Western Montana. #GlacierMT

406-303-3559 • bigskybrewscruise.com

800.338.5072 • glaciermt.com

The Marina at Whitefish Lake

Convenient. Fun. Affordable. Easy. Whitefish's original water sports rental place, since 2012. Located on sandy Whitefish City Beach. Offering rentals, instruction, tours and classes. Most affordable rentals on the lake. Open Memorial Day — Labor Day. 406-260-7733 Whitefish City Beach whitefishpaddleboards.com

Cat Skiing/Boarding, Guided Backcountry Powder

Watercraft Rentals, Tours, Gas, Boat Slips

We offer fully guided Cat Skiing & Boarding in over 20,000 acres of north facing runs, open terrain, great tree skiing and Montana’s famed POWDER! Private & Non-private Cats. 10-14,000’ of vertical, breakfast, lunch & avalanche beacons included.

The Marina at Whitefish is open to the public and offers a full fleet of watercraft rentals including pontoon boats, ski boats, personal watercraft, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards! Also available are water skis, wakeboards, towable tubes, full-service gas, ice, snacks, and boat slips. See you at the lake!

406-881-2032 greatnorthernpowderguides.com

406-863-4020 • 1380 Wisconsin Ave lodgeatwhitefishlake.com


ACTIVITIES

All ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Private outings which cater just to you and your party. If you can climb a ladder, you can get to the top of our easiest climbs. Our advanced climbs will challenge even the most seasoned climbers. Great family adventure. Excellent team building activity. We provide all gear and desired training. #1 rated outdoor activity in Whitefish and we have maintained a perfect safety record since our inception in 2008. 406-306-0005 • rockclimbmontana.com

36 Hole Golf Complex, All Services

Montana’s most requested 36-hole golf complex. A true mountain course with fabulous mountain views, large bentgrass greens and five different tee areas allow for golfers of varying ability and mindsets. The on-site Whitefish Lake Restaurant offers the finest dining in the valley. 406-862-5960 • 1200 Hwy 93 W. golfwhitefish.com

Skydive Whitefish Fall In Love With Skydiving 1-866-680-JUMP; 12 Spokane Avenue skydivewhitefishmt.com

Photo © Eric Rubens, St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park

Guided Hiking & Biking; Glacier & Polebridge Shuttles

Whitefish Mountain Resort Ski Resort and Summer Adventure

Guided hiking and cycling tours! E-bikes, mountain biking, gravel grinding, road riding, XC skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking. Guided local hikes on the Whitefish Trail. Shuttles & guided Going to the Sun Road cycling tours & customized Glacier National Park cycling tours! Beginners to pros, families to corporate retreats, we take happy people to beautiful places!

Only 15 minutes from downtown! Skiers and snowboarders enjoy over 300 inches of annual snowfall on 3,000 acres of glades, groomers, bowls, and steeps with runs for every ability level. In the summer, adventure awaits with Zip Line Tours, the Aerial Adventure Park, Alpine Slides, mountain biking, a Scenic Lift ride to Montana’s only mountaintop restaurant, and more!

406-212-0080 • 541 Spokane Ave whitefishshuttle.com

406-862-2900 • 1015 Glades Drive skiwhitefish.com

Whitefish Marine Boat Dealer, Rentals, Snowmobile Rentals & Tours 406-862-8594; 5960 US Hwy 93 S whitefishmarine.com

Stumptown Ice Den

The Whitefish Trail

Hockey, Public Skating, Figure Skating 406-863-2477; 715 Wisconsin Ave stumptowniceden.com

Multi-use, Natural Surface, Singletrack Recreational Trail Network 406-862-3880; whitefishlegacy.org

Whitefish Vertical Adventures Professional Guided Ice Climbing 208-413 -1602 whitefishvertical.com

Winter Woods Dog Sled Tours Specializing in "Tours for Two" 406-862-7232 for Reservations

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Outside or indoors, there are so many ways to fill your days with things to do in and around Whitefish.

Photo Š Brice Shirbach, The Whitefish Mountain Resort Bike Park


A Boutique Shopping & Coffee Experience

Explore our Market of thoughtfully curated products that inspire a l i f e w e l l - l o v e d . E n j o y f r e s h c o f f e e a n d p a s t r i e s f r o m o u r B o u d o i r B a r. CLOTHING • KIDS • BEAUTY • GIFTABLES • COFFEE

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SHOPPING

A SPECIAL SOMETHING FOR EVERY ONE

A STROLL DOWNTOWN through the covered sidewalks of Central Avenue or through the historic Railway District reveals a broad variety of locally-owned shops and galleries. Discover fine artisan jewelry made with Montana-native gems or a new pair of hiking boots for the next adventure. Locally-roasted coffee beans, homemade skin care, hand-dyed yarn and huckleberry products make great gifts for those back home.

TAKE IT HOME WITH YOU + The Whitefish Review literary journal—published locally twice a year—featuring first-time and award-winning authors and artists side-by-side + Polka Dot Sheep hand-dyed yarn + Hats with flair from Chill Clothing Company + Stoneware from Whitefish Pottery + Look for Made in Montana or Grown in Montana products throughout town

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development

WHITEFISH’S LOW-KEY, FRIENDLY VIBE AND WALKABLE DOWNTOWN ARE DOWNRIGHT CHARMING. ~ SUNSET MAGAZINE


SHOPPING Bookworks Independent Bookstore with Large Selection of Local History 406-862-4980; 244 Spokane Ave

Celebrate Event & Party Rental Tents, Dishes, Linens, Glasses, Bounce Houses, Chairs

406-862-4636 Whitefish; 406-837-3040 Bigfork

celebraterentals.com Photo © Noah Couser

Crystal Winters Huckleberry Products, T-shirts, Souvenirs, Hats, Fun cards; 406-862-6104 232 Central Ave; crystalwinters.com

Chill Clothing Co.

Photo © Noah Couser

Fine Apparel, Accessories, and Art Chill is a clothing boutique featuring our original graphic designs, fine apparel, accessories and art. Our vibe is inspired by our mountain and ocean lifestyle. We surf, ski, snowboard, skate and love.

Discover fine artisan jewelry made with Montananative gems or a new pair of hiking boots for the next adventure.

406-730-1777 • 415 Second Street E. chillclothingcompany.com

Photo © Brian Schott

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SHOPPING Piney Creek Interiors Interior Design, Furniture, Gifts, Lighting, Fabric 406-862-7463; 205 June's Way, Suite 2 pineycreekinteriors.com

Sage & Cedar

Bike & Nordic Headquarters Since 1982

Great Northern Cycle & Ski and The Daily Habit Coffee Bar

Northwest Montana’s cycling and Nordic ski headquarters! For 37 years we’ve been helping folks prepare for adventures. Full service bike repair department, bike sales and rentals, shipping/assembly services, cycling apparel and souvenirs. In winter we offer Nordic ski sales, tunes and rentals. Stop by for trail info and friendly service!

Skis, Bikes, Service, Good Coffee We pride ourselves on choosing the products and services best suited for the Flathead. In the summer we carry mountain and road bikes and the accessories to get rolling. In the winter we are your source for skis, boots, fitting and custom footbeds. Swing in for rentals, service, and espresso!

406-862-6446 • 326 Second St. E glaciercyclery.com

406-862-5321 • 328 Central Ave gncycleski.com

Glacier Cyclery & Nordic

Pure, Natural, Organic Skin & Bath Care 406-862-9411; 214 Central Ave sageandcedar.com

Snow Ghost Outfitters

On-mountain ski/bike, summer and winter equipment and apparel. Snow Ghost Outfitters can gear you up from head to toe— from helmets and goggles to jackets and gloves in winter and hiking poles, souvenir t-shirts and more in summer. Stop by Village Rentals for skis, boots, and bindings in winter and mountain bike equipment in summer.

Grouse Nest Gift Shop Regional and Glacier Souvenirs and Clothing 406-862-3000; 2 Fairway Drive grousemountainlodge.com

Harlow A Feisty & Fun Boutique for Women 406-730-1071; 505 Railway Street myharlow.com

406-862-1996; 3893 Big Mtn Rd, C2 skiwhitefish.com

Le Marché by NP & Boudoir Bar Imagination Station

Clothing, Giftables, Beauty, Coffee Bar

Toys that Open the Imagination 221 Central Ave, Whitefish (406-862-5668) or 132 Main St, Kalispell (406-755-5668)

Explore our market of thoughtfully curated products that inspire a life well-loved. Enjoy fresh coffee and pastries from our Boudoir Bar as you shop our unique selection of women’s and children’s clothing, beauty & home products, giftables and more.

Knit 'N Needle Yarn Shoppe Home of Polka Dot Sheep Yarns and Publications 406-862-6390; 14 Lupfer Avenue polkadotsheep.com

406-862-3762 • 214 E 2nd St. #103 lemarchebynp.com

Lakestream Fly Shop

Nelson’s Ace Hardware

Guided Trips and Full Service Fly Shop 406-862-1298; 669 Spokane Avenue lakestream.com

Your Helpful Hometown Hardware Store 406-862-3573; 6490 Hwy 93 S acehardware.com/store-details/07568

Notice Custom Boards Handmade Custom Snowboards and Wakesurfers 406-730-1357; noticesnowboards.com

Backcountry to Backyard Unlimited Adventure

A world of outdoor and athletic resources for all seasons, reflecting the recreational opportunities of Northwest Montana. Hiking camping, hunting, fishing, bikes, kayaks, SUPs, ski and snowboard, athletics, sports, technical, lifestyle and resort clothing and footwear. Winter and summer rentals plus full-service shop. Locally owned since 1968. 406-862-3111; In the Mountain Mall, Hwy. 93 South; sportsmanskihaus.com


SHOPPING Sappari Design

Contemporary Clothing, Jewelry, Eclectic Home Decor, and Furniture Finds 406-862-6848; 215 Central Ave sapparimontana.com

Tailwaggers Quality Pet Supplies & Dog Wash 406-862-8988; 325 Central Avenue, Unit A tailwaggerspet.com

Tate Interiors A Boutique Interior Design Firm 406-862-5777; 305 2nd St. E. tateinteriors.com

Third Street Market

Natural and Organic Health Food Store Third Street Market is the oldest local health, wellness and grocery store in Whitefish. For over 30 years, we have provided our community with local organic produce, eggs, dairy and meats; as well as a wide variety of vitamins and supplements. We support local farmers, ranchers and "Made in Montana" products and kombucha on tap!

Sprouts has been offering fun, unique, fashionable clothing for babies and children since 1996. Sprouts provides quality brands including See Kai Run, Tea Collection, Mimi and Maggie, Wes and Willy, Patagonia, Angel Dear, Hazel Village, Winter Water Factory and many other fine brands, hand picked for your little sprout! 406-862-7821 • 216 Central Ave facebook.com/sprouts.mt instagram.com/sproutswhitefish

Stumptown Marketplace Indoor Marketplace for Local Artisans 406-871-4041; 12 Spokane Avenue stumptownmarket.com

Western-Inspired Apparel, Jewelry & Home Furnishings The Mercantile is a fashion-forward boutique shop offering Montana-inspired gifts and home furnishings, jewelry ranging from buffalo nickel to high-end turquoise, blankets by Pendleton, trending clothing and footwear for men and women, and more!

406-862-5054; 244 Spokane Ave thirdstreetmarket.com

Whitefish Liquor Store Fine Wines and Spirits 406-862-4470; 239 Baker Avenue whitefishliquor.com

406-863-4000 • 1380 Wisconsin Ave lodgeatwhitefishlake.com

The Nest A Unique Clothing & Gift Boutique 406-578-4343; 550 E. 1st St. #104 thenestwhitefish.com

Whitefish Quilts and Gifts The Toggery Outdoor Clothing, Footwear, Gear & Accessories 406-862-2271; 122 Central Ave toggerymontana.com Slopeside Ski and Board Rentals on the Mountain, Specialty Shopping Experience Downtown. Montana’s oldest snowboard shop delivers prime snowboard gear, apparel and service with locations in town and on the mountain. Plus our mountain shop provides Ski and Board Rentals with unmatched quality and convenience. Come see us in the summer for apparel, swim, sunglasses and more.

Treasure Outpost Co. Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry, Gemstones, Toys; whitefishrockshop.com 406-890-3790; 239 Central Ave

MT made products, huckleberry gifts and quilt shop We're a cozy quilt shop and your first and last stop for the best in Locally Made Gifts and Goodies! Browse our wide selection of fabric and patterns for your next project including our exclusive huckleberry-print fabric. Don’t forget to grab a few mouthwatering huckleberry treats and browse our locally-made pottery and other gifts. 406-730-2207; 131 Central Ave whitefishquilts.com

Downtown: 406-862-0955; 128 Central Ave Slopeside: 406-862-5828; Big Mountain Village

stumptownsnowboards.com

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YOUR PATH TO WELLNESS

THE ACTIVE COMMUNITY of Whitefish contains numerous establishments to nourish the body and mind. A variety of exercise facilities, yoga and Pilates studios, massage therapy, day spas and other holistic treatment centers are widely available. While primary and emergency care is state-of-the-art in Whitefish, both medical facilities also offer a full patient-centered wellness experience that give patients a quiet and soothing atmosphere and top-notch services that contribute to the healing process.

Photo © SOBBACYCLE

I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO EXPLAIN HOW MUCH I LOVE PILATES. NOT ONLY DO I BELIEVE IT’S GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY SKIING, BUT IT HAS CHANGED MY RESPECT FOR MY MIND AND BODY. ~ Maggie Voisin, Whitefish native, US Olympic Freeskier, X-Games Gold Medialist; speaking about Delia Pilates


WELLNESS

Being fit and well is much more than just physical exercise, it is a lifestyle in which you are aware of your choices. ~ Art Krueger, director at the Whitefish WAVE

WELLNESS ON THE GO + Paddleboard Yoga + Hike or jog along the Whitefish Trail + Drop-in pilates or cycling classes + A summer evening swim in Whitefish Lake + Relax in the hot tub at the WAVE after a long hike or a day of skiing

Boutique Pilates and Movement Studio Delia Pilates is a boutique Pilates studio located in the beautiful resort town of Whitefish. With a modern approach and classical integrity, we offer top quality private sessions, empowering group reformer and mat classes, innovative suspension training, and the best in workshops & education. With small classes and strong focus on form, you will get the most out of you wellness experience. 406-862-6488 • 214 East Second Street deliapilates.com

SOBBACYCLE Beat-Based Indoor Cycling Studio 406-730-8744; 405 E. 1st Street sobbacycle.com

Photo © Brian Schott, SaltBox Dry Salt Therapy

SaltBox Dry Salt Therapy Day Spa, Salt, Sauna & Massage Dry salt therapy is a natural and holistic treatment for adults and children that has been known to aid in detoxifying the respiratory system, healing skin conditions, promoting better breathing, sounder sleep and overall wellness. Our day spa includes group or private salt rooms, infared sauna, as well as professional massage and reflexology. 406-792-6131 • 19 Baker Ave saltboxwf.com

Shanti Yoga Yoga For Everyone! 406-862-1885; 235 Central Ave shantiyogamontana.com Photo © Kelly Kirksey Photography, The Spa at Whitefish Lake

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Whitefish offers plenty of space to help find your inner zen.

Photo Š Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development


WELLNESS North Valley Hospital Patient-centered Care in a Healing Environment 406-863-3500; 1600 Hospital Way nvhosp.com

Flathead’s Premier Aquatic & Fitness Center The Best Part of Your Everyday.

Luxury Spa Services in Downtown Whitefish

The Firebrand Spa offers an array of day spa services including therapeutic massage, facials, waxing and tinting. We offer individual services as well as couple's treatments. During warm season, join us for weekly yoga classes on the Firebrand rooftop! Open to the public. 406-863-1902 • 650 East Third Street firebrandhotel.com

Our friendly staff, clean facility, award winning design and world class equipment are just a few of the ways in which we are redefining the fitness experience. Visitors are always welcome! 406-862-2444 • 1250 Baker Ave whitefishwave.com

Yoga Hive Montana Traditional & Aerial Yoga, Private Lessons, Teacher Training; 406-862-1571 407 E. 1st Avenue; yogahivemontana.com

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development, Biking on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

The Spa at Whitefish Lake

Full-Service Spa in Resort Setting Indulge in a luxury spa experience featuring Naturopathica massage and facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures, Vita Liberata airbrush tanning, and special occasion hair and makeup. Unwind with a calming steam or soak in the lakefront hot tub before or after your treatment. Spa parties and wedding preparation services are available.

406-863-4050 • 1380 Wisconsin Avenue spaatwhitefishlake.com

Whitefish Massage Therapy Holistic Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 406-471-6423; 244 Spokane Avenue, Ste. 3 whitefishmassagetherapy.com

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WHERE THE ARTS COME TO LIFE

ARTS AND CULTURE are intensely vibrant in Whitefish. Professional Broadway actors headline theater performances and art galleries exhibit both local and national, wellknown sculptors and painters. Monthly gallery nights, from May through October, encourage mingling and connecting with featured artists while local musicians provide the evening soundtrack. Live music, theatre and readings are a mainstay, with regular performances by both national and local performers. Two theater companies produce high-quality plays and musicals, and the symphony brings classical music and chorale performances. The award-winning local literary journal hosts poetry and literature readings by renowned authors and emerging voices.

Photo Š Amy Boring, Whitefish Theatre Company


ARTS & CULTURE

DRIVEN BY A PASSION FOR THE THEATRE AND A DESIRE TO AFFECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE HERE. ~ OLYMPIA DUKAKIS, ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS, SPEAKING ON ALPINE THEATRE PROJECT

Photo © Sunti World Art Gallery

Photo © Brenda Ahearn, Alpine Theatre Project

Photo © Brenda Ahearn, The ATP Garage


ARTS & CULTURE

Alpine Theatre Project

Professional theatre featuring actors from Broadway

Alpine Theatre Project presents world-class professional musicals, plays, and concerts featuring real Broadway and Hollywood actors, including Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winners. Performances held at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center in Downtown Whitefish and other venues. It's real Broadway in the Rockies. Photos © Brenda Ahearn

406-862-7469 • Box Office Hours: Tue.–Sat. 12–5pm & 1 hr. Before Performance

atpwhitefish.org

Experience the finest in symphonic and choral music throughout the year – Masterworks Series from September to April ~ The finest in symphonic & chorale music. – Symphony Night at Rebecca Farms, July ~ Outdoor symphony pops concert. – Festival Amadeus, August ~ A week long classical music festival.

Whitefish, Montana's Non-Profit Community Art Center Walk in anytime to paint pottery, fuse glass or try our new embellishment station! Visit our website for a schedule of art classes, guest artist workshops and community art parties. Call to book the studio for your private events. Local artists are exhibited monthly in our art gallery. Open everyday! 406-862-5929 • 145 Central Ave stumptownartstudio.org

406-407-7000 • glaciersymphony.org

Brian Schott Photography

Group B Galleries

Sunti World Art Gallery

Sports Action, Landscape, and Drone Aerial Photography; 406-261-6190 brianschott.com

Fine Photography, Handcrafted Jewelry & Pottery 406-730-8777; 220 E. Second Street groupbgalleries.com

Fine Art From Around The Globe 406-862-1084; 345 Spokane Avenue suntiworldartgallery.com

Chuck Haney Photography

Haven Writing Retreat

Stock, Commercial, Editorial Photography Photo Workshops Available on Website 406-862-0521; chuckhaney.com

Retreats with Best-Selling Author, Laura Munson 406-312-0144; Whitefish, Montana lauramunson.com

Custom & Ready-Made Frames

Fine Art Gallery and Custom Framing

Art Gallery/ Lounge and Restaurant

A fine art gallery featuring contemporary artists from Montana and the surrounding region, and an always-changing selection of historical and collectible art. From emerging artists to established greats, we specialize in paintings, sculpture, photography, and artifacts. Frame of Reference Fine Art is recognized as one of the premier galleries in the West.

Nancy Cawdrey Gallery is an absoute "must see" destination. Offering a range of artists in the expansive gallery space, it includes a large outdoor sculpture garden and patios. A tapas lounge and bar offers visitors an art experience "with taste!" Please drop in and say hello. Hours: TUES-SAT 10AM-6PM, SUN 10AM-2PM (year-round); MON 10AM-6PM (summer)

406-730-8855 • 235 Central Ave FrameRef.com

406-755-2727 • 204 Wisconsin Avenue nancycawdrey.com

The Walking Man Frame Shop & Gallery offers custom picture framing plus unique ready-made picture frames. Our gallery features contemporary regional artists representing a variety of mediums, including pastel, ceramic, acrylic, mixed media, oil, photography and steel/stone outdoor sculpture. Designers welcome. Find us on Facebook & Instagram! Open: MON–FRI 10AM–5PM; SAT 10AM–5PM or by appt. 406-863-2787 • 305 Baker Avenue thewalkingmanframeshop.com

Whitefish Review Non-profit Journal of Art, Literature, and Photography; 406-261-6190 whitefishreview.org


ARTS & CULTURE

One-of-a-kind pottery

A full line of functional stoneware as well as one-of-a-kind pieces from potters across the Flathead Valley and Montana. Paintings, photography, jewelry, soaps, and gift items offered. The Stillwater Gallery, a premier ceramic gallery, also hosts monthly ceramic shows for Gallery Nights. Studio tours available. Hours: MON–SAT 10AM–6PM; SUN 11AM–5PM; Open later in summer. 406-862-1417 • 240 Central Avenue 406-862-8211 • Studio Tours whitefishpottery.com

Community Theatre, Performing Arts Center Whitefish Theatre Company is celebrating its 41th anniversary season of bringing the performing arts to the Flathead Valley. WTC operates the 328-seat O’Shaughnessy Center in downtown Whitefish and presents a diverse season of theatre productions, music concerts, and special events. Box Office hours: MON–FRI 10:00AM–4:00PM

Whitefish is a small town in a good way. ~ CHADD SCOTT, FORBES.COM

406-862-5371 • 1 Central Avenue whitefishtheatreco.org

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An absolute “must see” in Whitefish.

EVENT SPOTLIGHT

WHITEFISH GALLERY NIGHTS Inspired silk paintings by Nancy Cawdrey and work by celebrated artists from around the West. Featuring Cypress Yard, an exquisite wine & beer bar & flexible event space.

204 Wisconsin Ave | Whitefish, MT 59937 | nancycawdrey.com

CONTEMPORARY FINE ART GALLERY FEATURING HISTORIC ART | EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOM FRAMING | HOME DECOR

visit our website to view upcoming events and shop online

FrameRef.com 235 CENTRAL AVENUE | WHITEFISH, MT 59937 | 406.730.8855

On the first Thursday of the month, May through October, the art community of Whitefish comes together to host an evening of featured artist exhibitions, live entertainment and light refreshments.


CALENDAR WHITEFISH STREETS ARE ALIVE WITH MUSIC, GALLERIES, LIVE THEATRE AND FESTIVALS. VISIT EXPLOREWHITEFISH.COM/EVENTS FOR FULL DETAILS OF EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

DECEMBER 2019

MARCH 2020

JULY 2020

DEC 5-8 Whitefish Theatre Company presents Into The Woods

MAR 1 & 5-8 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

JUL 2 First Thursday Gallery Art Walk

DEC 6 Opening Day at Whitefish Mountain Resort DEC 6 Whitefish Downtown Christmas Stroll DEC 7 Glacier Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah DEC 12-15 Whitefish Theatre Company presents Into The Woods DEC 19-21 Alpine Theater Project presents “Yuletide Affair 16” DEC 24 Santa’s Torchlight Parade & Gift Giving at Whitefish Mountain Resort DEC 27 Ski with Maggie Voisin Day at Whitefish Mountain Resort DEC 31 New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade, Fireworks & Rail Jam at Whitefish Mountain Resort

JANUARY 2020 JAN 12 Glacier Glide & Pursuit Nordic Ski Race at Glacier Nordic Center JAN 13 Glacier Nordic Club Full Moon Community Ski Night

MAR 9 Glacier Nordic Club Full Moon Community Ski Night MAR 14-15 Nate Chute Boardercross and Banked Slalom at Whitefish Mountain Resort

JUL 3-5 Whitefish Arts Festival JUL 4 Fireworks at City Beach JUL 18-19 Under the Big Sky Festival Ongoing Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market Ongoing Alpine Theatre Project summer season

MAR 20 Montana Special Olympics MAR 26 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “Mostly Kosher” MAR 28 Winter Brewfest & Dummy Derby at Whitefish Mountain Resort

APRIL 2020 APR 4 Pond Skim at Whitefish Mountain Resort APR 5 Closing Day at Whitefish Mountain Resort APR 9-11, 16-19 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “Sense and Sensibility” APR 22 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “Derina Harvey Band”

AUGUST 2020 AUG 6 First Thursday Gallery Art Walk AUG 7-9 Huckleberry Days Arts Festival AUG 8-16 Festival Amadeus AUG 28 Whitefish Legacy Partners Hootenanny AUG 29 Summer Brewfest at Depot Park Ongoing Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market

SEPTEMBER 2020 SEP 3 First Thursday Gallery Art Walk

MAY 2020

SEP 17-19 Whitefish Songwriter Festival

JAN 19 Winter Trails Day at Glacier Nordic Center

MAY 2-3 Whitefish Theatre Company Reader’s Theatre “The Seminar”

Ongoing Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market

JAN 24-26 Whitefish World Invitational Ski Joring

MAY 7 First Thursday Gallery Art Walk

JAN 25 S.N.O.W. Bus Winter Spiritfest

MAY 16 Whitefish Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K

JAN 25-26 Whitefish Theatre Company Reader’s Theatre “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

MAY 26 Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market

FEBRUARY 2020 FEB 1 Whitefish Banked Slalom at Whitefish Mountain Resort FEB 7-9 Whitefish Winter Carnival FEB 8 Whitefish Whiteout at Whitefish Mountain Resort FEB 10 Glacier Nordic Club Full Moon Community Ski Night FEB 12 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “International Guitar Night” FEB 15 President’s Weekend Fireworks and Torchlight Parade at Whitefish Mountain Resort FEB 22 Carnival Classic Nordic Ski Race at Glacier Nordic Center

MAY 28-31 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “The Revolutionists”

SEP 24-26 Great Northwest Oktoberfest Ongoing Whitefish Theatre Company Fall Productions Begin

OCTOBER 2020 OCT 1 First Thursday Gallery Art Walk OCT 1-3 Great Northwest Oktoberfest

JUNE 2020 JUN 4 First Thursday Gallery Art Walk JUN 4-6 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “The Revolutionists” JUN 26-28 Whitefish Woody Weekend IX at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake

OCT 3-4 Whitefish Trail Legacy Run OCT 13 Downtown Farmers Harvest Market

NOVEMBER 2020 NOV 13 Ladies Night Out

JUN 26-28 Summer ArtFest at Whitefish

NOV 26 Whitefish Turkey Trot

Ongoing Tuesday Downtown Farmers Market

* Event dates are subject to change. Visit explorewhitefish.com for updates.

Share your Whitefish adventure, tag photos with #explorewhitefish

FEB 27-29 Whitefish Theatre Company presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

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OH THE PLACES YOU’LL STAY

RELAXATION WILL COME EASY after a full day exploring Whitefish and its surroundings. A broad selection of unique lodges, inns, hotels, guest ranches, condos and vacation homes provide a variety of places to rest and relax. Whether in town, along Whitefish Lake, or on the mountain, lodging properties provide easy access to the vibrant downtown, outdoor recreation, restaurants, shopping and amenities. The prices and conveniences range from the highest levels of comfort and service, to value “keep it simple” options. Every host desires to make guests feel comfortable with a friendly demeanor that is classic Whitefish style. Many properties are near a free S.N.O.W Bus stop, making it a breeze to access the ski slopes or shopping areas.

Photo © Noah Couser, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake


STAY

Photo © Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development, The Garden Wall Inn Bed & Breakfast

ITS GLITZ-FREE AND CHARM-FILLED TOWN MIXES THE AURAS OF BOHEMIAN WILD WEST AND PLUCKY SKI VILLAGE. ~ AMY TARA KOCH, THE WASHINGTON POST

NIGHT LIGHTS Keep your eye on the Aurora forecast for the not-so-rare viewing of the Northern Lights—best viewed from City Beach shoreline along Whitefish Lake, when forecasted for the area. Or, watch for stargazing events in Glacier National Park, at the summit of Whitefish Mountain Resort or other locations throughout Flathead Valley. Whitefish also has a Dark Skies Ordinance. This keeps light pollution down and allows for great stargazing from within the city.

BEST SPOTS TO CATCH THE SUNSET + Sipping a cocktail at The Tiki Bar at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake Photo © Trevon Baker Photography, Snow Bear Chalets

+ Happy Hour at the Skybar at Casey’s Pub + The Whitefish Trail's Scenic Overlook + Lounging at Whitefish City Beach

FAST FACTS ABOUT WHITEFISH + Elevation of town: 3,033 feet + Elevation of Big Mountain summit: 6,817 feet + Number of named ski runs on Whitefish Mountain Resort: 105 + 3,000 skiable acres at Whitefish Mountain Resort + Average snowfall in town: 72 inches + Average snowfall on Big Mountain: 300 inches + Whitefish is 65 driving miles from the US / Canada border + Six peaks in Glacier National Park are higher than 10,000 feet + Whitefish Lake is 222 feet deep x 7 miles long x 2.5 miles wide + Nearby Flathead Lake is largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, 370 feet deep x 27 miles long x 15.5 miles wide

Photo © Lakeshore Rentals

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STAY ICON KEY $=VALUE PRICE $$=MIDDLE PRICE $$$=DELUXE PRICE

UNIVERSAL ACCESS

BROADBAND OR WIRELESS

RESTAURANT ON-SITE

COURTESY VAN

S*N*O*W* BUS STOPS NEARBY

LAUNDRY ON-SITE

DAILY MAID SERVICE

NON-SMOKING FACILITY

ROOM SERVICE

EVENING TURN-DOWN

PETS ALLOWED

EXERCISE FACILITY

HOT TUB

SWIMMING POOL

FIREPLACE

HISTORICAL AMBIANCE

RUSTIC AMBIANCE

AWARD-WINNING

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

GREAT FOR WEDDINGS

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST INCLUDED

FULL BREAKFAST INCLUDED

GOURMET BREAKFAST INCLUDED

EVENING REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED

Bailey’s Bed’n Bale Whitefish’s Most Unique Vacation Home

406-270-1603 • Rural Whitefish • montanabednbale.com

Bar W Guest Ranch 4 Miles West of Whitefish Open year-round and ready to treat you with Western hospitality. Experience rustic luxury accommodations including; main lodge, cabin, and glamping tents. Experience a dude ranch vacation with our 3 and 6 night package stays. When the snow flies, the ranch makes the ideal home base to explore all of the nearby winter activities! 406-863-9099 • 2875 Highway 93 West • thebarw.com

Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge Close to Downtown and Area Activities

406-862-2569 • 6510 Hwy 93 South • rockymtnlodge.com

The Downtowner Conveniently Located in Downtown Whitefish

406-862-2535 • 224 Spokane Avenue • downtowner406.com

Duck Inn Located Along the River and Close to Town Enjoy our quaint, comfortable, owner-operated lodging set along the tranquil flow of the Whitefish River. Take in views of The Big Mountain while staying less than a mile from the town of Whitefish. Breakfast included. Come stay at your home away from home. 406-862-3825 • 1305 Columbia Avenue • duckinn.com

The Farmhouse Inn & Kitchen Close to Downtown and S.N.O.W. Bus Modern farmhouse style bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown Whitefish. Luxurious guest suites with soaking tubs and hand made organic bath products. Farm to table style bakery and cafe with a European touch. From scratch full breakfast made with local farm fresh organic ingredients included with your stay. 406-862-4211 • 28 Lupfer Ave • thefarmhouseinnandkitchen.com


STAY Five Star Rentals of Montana Accommodations on the Mountain, Lakeside, and Downtown Five Star accommodations for your whole family or group of friends—lavish lake home, cozy cabin on the mountain or downtown charm! All of our privately owned properties are fully furnished and equipped for a fabulous vacation. Special amenities include BBQ’s, decks, docks, canoes, paddle boats, fishing boats, hot tubs, air-conditioning, steam rooms, designer furnishings and stellar views. 406-862-5994 or 877-523-5994 • 704 Baker Avenue • fivestarrentals.com

Garden Wall Inn One Block from Downtown Shops and Restaurants “Known for superior service and attention to detail, this award-winning inn creates a sense of comfort and welcome beyond your expectations.” Five luxurious guest rooms are furnished in period antiques. Full, gourmet breakfasts showcasing local products, prepared by our chef. Great downtown location is a short walk from shops and restaurants. 888-530-1700 or 406-862-3440 • 504 Spokane Ave. • gardenwallinn.com

Good Medicine Lodge Between Downtown and Whitefish Mountain Resort Good Medicine Lodge provides seamless access to all activities during any season. Rustic and cozy, this modern lodge was designed with luxurious mountain living in mind. Breakfast is prepared fresh daily with local and organic ingredients (when possible) and is served with a great cup of coffee. 406-862-5488 • 537 Wisconsin Avenue • goodmedicinelodge.com

Grouse Mountain Lodge Steps from Downtown, Golf Course Views Located steps from Downtown Whitefish, along the Whitefish Lake Golf Course, Grouse Mountain Lodge is a four-season destination offering modern accommodations, Montana hospitality and convenient amenities including a complimentary shuttle, on-site dining at Logan's, and more. 406-862-3000 • 2 Fairway Drive • grousemountainlodge.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Located 1 Mile South of Whitefish Stay in the heart of nature at our Hampton Inn & Suites Whitefish, MT. Near local attractions including Glacier NP, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Flathead Lake. Enjoy free airport and train shuttle service, free breakfast, free WiFi, an indoor saltwater pool and spa, fitness room, business center, and rooms and suites with microwaves and mini-refrigerators. 406-730-8901 • 6340 Hwy. 93 South • hampton.com

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STAY Hidden Moose Lodge 2 Minutes to Downtown, 5 Minutes to Skiing Designed and built to reflect the rustic, rugged history that is Montana, but with all the amenities that make our guests feel right at home. From the river rock fireplace located in our Great Room to the outdoor hot tub and our hearty breakfasts, you will want to make the Hidden Moose your relaxing retreat during your visit to Whitefish. 888-733-6667 • 1735 East Lakeshore Drive • hiddenmooselodge.com

Kandahar Lodge On ski resort, 10 minutes to town. Enjoy Kandahar Lodge’s crackling fireplace and vintage snug bar for a perfect spot to unwind after skiing and hiking. The Lodge features award winning cuisine and wine selection at Cafe Kandahar. Relax in the large outdoor jacuzzi, steam room, and fitness center. Continental breakfast is included in room rates. 406-862-6098 • 3824 Big Mountain Road • kandaharlodge.com

Lakeshore Rentals Quality Condos, Cabins & Vacation Homes We offer a variety of lake and mountain vacation properties for your Summer or Winter getaway. Whether you're coming to experience downtown, play in the lake, ski the mountain, golf the greens, fish the river, or hike in Glacier National Park – Lakeshore Rentals can find you the perfect property! 406-863-9337 • 1750 East Lakeshore Drive • lakeshorerentals.us

Ptarmigan Village Rentals The Last Best “Montana” Mountain Experience!!!

800-552-3952 • 406-862-3594 • 3000 Big Mountain Rd • ptarmiganvillage.com

River Meadow Ranch West Valley, 10 Minutes from Whitefish and Kalispell

410-365-9587 • 3195 West Valley Drive • rivermeadowranch.com

Snow Bear Chalets Slopeside Ski-In / Ski-Out Luxury Treehouses at Whitefish Mountain Resort One of TIME Magazine's 100 WORLD'S GREATEST PLACES! World's 1st Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury TREEHOUSES, slopeside- Whitefish Mountain Resort. Rent 1-3 chalets-for 1-22 guests. Whimsical chalets feature award-winning design, incredible views, private treetop hot tub, soaring turret with fiber-optic stars, gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, Wi-Fi, Sonos, down comforters and luxury amenities. With 7 new rentals to be completed by fall 2020 – we welcome groups up to 80 people! 406-848-1771 • 3872 Winter Lane • snowbearchalets.com


STAY The Firebrand Hotel In the Heart of Downtown Whitefish The Firebrand’s urban sophistication combines with an atmosphere reminiscent of Montana's rugged landscapes for a bold and adventurous style. Amenities designed to indulge the needs of today's traveler include spa services. Firebrand Lounge offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, small plates, and a full bar with craft beers, wines, and handcrafted cocktails. 406-863-1900 • 650 East Third Street • firebrandhotel.com

The Flat – Downtown Whitefish Heart of Downtown Whitefish, Roomy, Big Views

406-270-8771 • 418 2nd Street E. (Above Wasabi) • thedowntownflat.com

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake On Whitefish Lake, Minutes from Downtown Montana's only AAA four-diamond resort is situated between Whitefish Lake and the Viking Creek Preserve, just minutes from downtown. Accommodation options include spacious suites, hotel rooms, lakefront condominiums, and luxury homes. Meeting and event space, Boat Club Lounge, Restaurant & Tiki Bar, a full-service day spa, and marina are on-site. 406-863-4000 • 1380 Wisconsin Avenue • lodgeatwhitefishlake.com

The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River Near Downtown on the Whitefish River The Pine Lodge is conveniently located blocks from downtown, with balcony views of the meandering Whitefish River. The Pine Lodge offers many amenities, such as fire pits, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and complimentary kayak, paddle board and bike rentals. The Pine Lodge is both family and pet friendly! 406-204-4519 • 920 Spokane Avenue • thepinelodge.com

TownePlace Suites Whitefish Close to Downtown and Area Activities TownePlace Suites Whitefish specialized in monthly and long term stays designed with personal touches, clever details with a calm, comfortable feel and productive setting. Enjoy the outdoor pool/hot tub, full kitchens, patio with Weber grills, or walk to downtown Whitefish for a wide variety of shops, eateries and spirits. 406-890-2053 • 300 Akers Lane • marriott.com

Whitefish Bike Retreat Trailside Lodging & Camping on Whitefish Trail

406-260-0274 • 855 Beaver Lake Road • whitefishbikeretreat.com

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STAY Whitefish Downtown Suites Luxury Condos & Vacation Rentals in Downtown Five luxurious suites, one and two bedroom, situated above Abuzzo Italian Kitchen in the heart of downtown Whitefish. King beds, full kitchen, comfy family room with sleeper sofa. Access from front of building to restaurants, bars, shopping and the SNOW Bus. Perfect location to explore Whitefish. 406-890-9776 • 115 Central Avenue • whitefishdowntownsuites.com

Whitefish Mountain Cabins Ski-In Ski-Out Luxury Cabins

406-314-1090 • 3864 Gelande Street • whitefishmountaincabins.com

Whitefish Mountain Resort Lodging Ski-In, Ski-Out at Whitefish Mountain Resort Whitefish Mountain Resort Lodging offers a variety of on-mountain accommodations to suit any budget and all tastes. Relax in luxurious mountain town homes, stay slopeside in ski-in/ski-out condominiums, or enjoy the ski-in location and free hot breakfast at our value hotel. Dining, entertainment, on-mountain action and the town of Whitefish are all at your fingertips when you stay with us. 406-862-2900 • Whitefish Mountain Resort • skiwhitefish.com/lodging

PINE LODGE AMENITIES Blocks from Downtown • Indoor & Outdoor Pool Outdoor Hot Tub • Pet Friendly • Complimentary Breakfast S.N.O.W. Bus Stop • Courtesy Shuttle • Guest Laundry Complimentary Bike, Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals

Join us this winter for the White Glove Experience, extra amenities included with every guestroom! 920 Spokane Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937 | Phone: (406) 204-4519 | ThePineLodge.com


STAY

The charming town of Whitefish, Montana is easy to fall in love with. ~ PRIYA VIN, OUTSIDESUBURBIA.COM

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DELICIOUS DISHES, WINE PAIRINGS, AND MORE. Photo © Noah Couser, Boat Club Restaurant

Photo © Noah Couser, Casey’s Sky Bar


EAT & DRINK

A DINING AND DRINKING SCENE THAT FEELS LIKE A BIG CITY. ~ LESLIE KELLY, ZAGAT.COM Photo © Noah Couser, Abruzzo Italian Kitchen

AWARD-WINNING CUISINE, world-class wine selections and great service—all reasons Whitefish exceeds dining expectations. Culinary discoveries abound, offering nearly every variety of style and fare. Many chefs pride themselves on use of fresh, local and organic vegetables, fruits, and meats. Each dining experience is an opportunity to savor the local flavor. After a satisfying meal, mingle with the locals at one of the many bars and lounges that line downtown. Sip a pint of craft beer or enjoy a sunset cocktail. From acoustic guitar at a cozy bar to a full band or DJ to dance the night away, live music can be found almost every night of the week.

DRINK THE SCENERY Whitefish is home to two micro-breweries and one micro-distillery that all use locally-sourced ingredients. Unwind at the Great Northern Brewing Company, which features the signature favorite brew Huckleberry Wheat or the Frog Hop Pale Ale, sourced partially from locals' garden hop plants. Spotted Bear Spirits makes use Photo © Brian Schott, Spotted Bear Spirits

of seasonal organic produce to complement its house-made spirits, syrups and specialty Coffee Liquor using Montana Coffee Traders cold brew. Bonsai Brewing Project focuses on small batch, specialty beers, using local ingredients and interesting techniques. IPAs, sours and barrel aged beers are some of their favorites.

FOODS FROM THE REGION + Flathead cherries are grown along the shores of Flathead Lake, where the lake-effect keeps temperatures a bit more moderate than other parts of the region. Berries ripen in July. + Wild huckleberries ripen throughout July and August from the valleys up to the mountain tops—a close cousin of the blueberry. + Edible mushrooms such as the morel, are found in nearby forests, and are abundant in spring and early summer. + Elk, bison, and various fish are all popular regional offerings.

Photo © Noah Couser, Tupelo Grille

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EAT & DRINK ICON KEY $=$5-15 AVG. ENTRÉE $$=$9-24 $$$=$15-39+

B=BREAKFAST L=LUNCH D=DINNER

FULL BAR

PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE

WINNING WINE LIST

OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE

DELIVERY AVAILABLE

RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED

BEER & WINE

CATERING AVAILABLE

WIFI HOT SPOT

CHILD FRIENDLY

BAR SEATING AVAILABLE

LIVE MUSIC OFTEN

Bonsai Brewing Project Brewery, Kitchen, Public House, Beer Garden

406-730-1717 • 549 Wisconsin Avenue

Great Northern Brewing Co. Enjoy Great Craft Beer with Great Views of the Mountain!

406-863-1000 • 2 Central Avenue • greatnorthernbrewing.com

Spotted Bear Spirits Enjoy Hand-Crafted Spirits, Fresh Cocktails & Bottle Sales

406-730-2436 • 503 Railway Street, Suite A • spottedbearspirits.com

Abruzzo Italian Kitchen Authentic. Italian. Cuisine. As is the Italian tradition, our focus is on quality, seasonal ingredients. We cook by hand, from scratch, including all of our fresh pastas and wood fired pizzas. In addition to the Italian staples, we offer an extensive shared plates selection, grilled steaks, fresh seafood, and a decadent dessert list, all prepared in-house and served alongside an Italian-centric wine list and cocktail program. We pride ourselves on creating memorable dining experiences for every guest that walks through our doors. 406-730-8767 • 115 Central Avenue • abruzzoitaliankitchen.com

Amazing Crepes Sweet and Savory Crepes, Espresso

406-862-6002 • 123 Central Avenue • amazingcrepes.com

Base Lodge Café, Bar and Coffee Bar at Whitefish Mountain Resort Fresh Food Options, Coffee and Full Bar

406-862-2900 • In The Base Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort • skiwhitefish.com

Boat Club Restaurant Lakefront Bar & Restaurant, Live Music

Whitefish's only lakefront restaurant welcomes guests as family, featuring food prepared to delight the senses and provide healthful nourishment. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room, lunch and casual dinner are offered in the bar, and waterfront food and beverage is offered at the seasonal Tiki Bar & Grill. Enjoy live music four nights each week. 406-863-4040 • 1380 Wisconsin Avenue • lodgeatwhitefishlake.com


EAT & DRINK Cafe Kandahar Thoughtfully Constructed Cuisine Serving thoughtfully constructed cuisine with an inspired approach to farm-to-table dining. Chef Andy Blanton was honored as one of the country's top culinary talents in the both editions of "Best Chefs America," in 2013 and 2014. Chef Blanton is a four-time James Beard Award Semifinalist for "Best Chef: Northwest Region (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)." Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction. 406-862-6247 • 3824 Big Mountain Road • cafekandahar.com

Casey’s Whitefish American, Tapas, Specialty Cocktails, Local Distilleries Casey’s blends beautiful architecture and design with exceptional hospitality and entertainment. Multiple levels and bars create a different atmosphere and experience on each floor. Enjoy the views from our rooftop SkyBar, and join us on the dance floor for live music and DJ’s. If you are looking for a relaxing dinner or a night on the town, you willl find it at Casey’s. 406-862-8150 • 101 Central Avenue • caseyswhitefish.com

Ciao Mambo Cozy Italian Cuisine ®

The lights are low, the music is up, the wine is flowing, and the energy is buzzing. It’s a perfect evening and a perfect setting for Italian food at Mambos. With creative twists on classic recipes there is something for everyone in the family. Our pasta dishes with rich, savory sauces and fresh ingredients, thin crust pizzas baked to perfection, and unmatchable service will keep you coming back for more. 406-863-9600 • 234 E. 2nd Street • ciaomambo.com

Craggy Range Bar & Grill Your Sports Bar Headquarters Craggy Range boasts over 25 flat screens for the big game, pool table, a full service patio, live music and innovative gastropub fare. Try the signature Flaming Snowghost Bloody Mary or select from their extensive list of craft beer, wines and creative cocktails. Located in the heart of downtown Whitefish. 406-862-7550 • 10 Central Avenue • thecraggyrange.com

Cypress Yard Italian-inspired light cuisine Cypress Yard at Nancy Cawdrey Gallery is a rich full color experience engaging all the senses: wine, beer, charcuterie and aged cheese, fine art, family and friends. Offering over 15 fine wines, draught beers, soup specials and après-ski raclette cheese. Sitting around the fire in the cozy bar or partying in the garden in the summer is a family-friendly Montana invitation to relax and enjoy the finer things. It is an absolute “must-see” when visiting Whitefish. 406-897-4772 • 204 Wisconsin Avenue • cypressyard.com

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EAT & DRINK Ed & Mully's at Whitefish Mountain Resort Full Bar, Lunch & Après Ski

406-862-2900 • In The Village at Whitefish Mountain Resort • skiwhitefish.com

Fleur Bake Shop Breakfast, Bakery, Specialty Cakes, Breads

406-730-8486 • 103 Central Avenue • fleurbakeshop.com

Firebrand Lounge Contemporary Cuisine, Small Plates, Full Bar The Firebrand Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, small plates, craft beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails in a contemporary environment with live music on select evenings. The evening menu offers cross-cultural inspired cuisine comprised of shareable small plates and entrees. Happy hour food and drink specials are offered daily from 4-6p. 406-863-1919 • 650 East Third Street • firebrandhotel.com

Folklore Coffee Coffee. Pastries. People.

406-730-1020 • 403 E. 2nd St, Ste 104 • folklorecoffeemt.com

INDAH SUSHI Fresh Fusion Sushi Eatery and Sake Bar Whitefish's newest fresh fusion sushi experience. Utilizing local, seasonal, and sustainably sourced food. Lunch and dinner served daily starting at 11am, Monday - Saturday. Voted Whitefish's Best New Restaurant, INDAH SUSHI is not to be missed! Catering and food truck also available for private events. 406-730-6001 • 250 E. 2nd Street • indahsushi.com

Jersey Boys Pizzeria #1 Pizzeria in Whitefish - Locally Owned! Voted Best Pizza in Whitefish 5 years running! It’s no coincidence; when you combine hand-tossed dough, homemade sauce and the freshest ingredients, you’ll understand why! Huge made-to-order slices, fresh salads, gluten-free options and an array of sandwiches, there’s something for the entire family to love! A great selection of Montana and regional crafted beers. Happy Hour and delivery 7 days a week! 406-862-2212 • 550 E. 1st Street • jerseyboyswhitefish.com

Latitude 48 & Red Room Artful Fusion of Worldly Cuisine Latitude 48 represents an artful fusion of traditional and contemporary trends, both through our worldly cuisine and our atmosphere. Throw in an international wine list with over 20 wines by the glass and you’ve got a dining experience destined to entertain your senses. Downstairs at the Red Room, you’ll find a plush lounge where you can sit back and enjoy a signature martini, small plates, fire-roasted pizza, a glass of wine or craft beer. 406-863-2323 • 147 Central Avenue • latitude48bistro.com


EAT & DRINK Last Chair Kitchen & Bar Casual Creative Cuisine, Craft Beer & Wine

406-863-5455 • 1705 Wisconsin Avenue • lastchairkitchenandbar.com

Logan's at Grouse Mountain Lodge Classic Cuisine with Montana Flair Located off the lobby of Grouse Mountain Lodge, Logan's offers classic cuisine with Montana flair. The dining room features a cozy, casual atmosphere with a towering stone fireplace and traditional Montana décor. During the summer months, patio seating is available overlooking the 18th hole of the Whitefish Lake Golf Course. 406-862-3000 • 2 Fairway Drive • grousemountainlodge.com/logans

Loula’s Cafe Whitefish's Classic Bistro with Award-winning Pies Located in the historical Masonic Temple, Loula's will win you over with hearty and flavorful meals. Breakfast favorites include Lemon Stuffed French Toast with Raspberry Sauce and Eggs Benedict with White Truffle Oil. A great list of regional wines complement a home-style dinner menu of Southern Fried Chicken, Meatloaf and Pot Pie. Don't leave without trying the award-winning Huckleberry Peach Pie! 406-862-5614 • 300 East 2nd Street, #1 • whitefishrestaurant.com

MacKenzie River Pizza Best Pie in the Big Sky Offering an incredible array of delectable dishes, always flavorful, fresh and served up in heaping portions. The acclaimed gourmet pizzas are offered on a variety of crusts– original, thin and gluten free. Other items include hearty sandwiches, full and half-sized salads and pastas that will wow your taste buds. To complement the menu choices, select from a variety of local and regional craft brews and fine wines. 406-862-6601 • 9 Central Avenue • mackenzieriverpizza.com

Montana Coffee Traders – Downtown Location Coffee & Pastries, Breakfast, Lunch and Gifts!

406-862-7667 • 110 Central Avenue • coffeetraders.com

Montana Coffee Traders – Roastery Location Coffee & Pastries, Roastery Tours Available

406-862-7628 • 5810 Hwy 93 S. • coffeetraders.com

Piggyback BBQ BBQ Ribs, Sandwiches, Salads, Catering & Texas-style Breakfast Serving up Texas-style brisket and sausage, Carolina pulled pork, St. Louis-style ribs, rotisserie smoked chicken and smoked turkey plus gourmet burgers, tacos and salads. Great beer and wine selection. Bring the whole family. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available. Catering available. 406-863-9895 • 102 Wisconsin Avenue • piggybackbbq.com

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EAT & DRINK

Pescado Blanco Gourmet Mountain Mexican

406-862-3290 • 235 1st Street • pescadoblancorestaurant.com

Sunti World Art Gallery Café Light Lunch in a Fine Art Gallery Surrounded by world class art from around the globe, enjoy a pastry or a delectable tea sandwich. Sip one of the finest Arabica coffees from the Far East or choose from a selection of herbal teas. The sophisticated space creates a tranquil yet invigorating ambiance that awakens the senses and ensures a memorable experience. 406-862-1084 • 345 Spokane Avenue • suntiworldartgallery.com

Swift Creek Cafe A Soulful Expression of Family Crafts

406-862-9136 • 307 E. 2nd Street • swiftcreekcafe.com

The Farmhouse Inn & Kitchen Farm to Table Bakery and Cafe Farm to table style organic bakery and cafe in the heart of downtown Whitefish. We prepare meals from scratch with real ingredients from local farms. Baked goods and Czech pastries are made with recipes that have been handed down in our family for generations. Micro roasted organic coffee and gifts. 406-862-4211 • 28 Lupfer Ave • thefarmhouseinnandkitchen.com

The Summit House Restaurant & Bar at Whitefish Mountain Resort Montana's Only Mountaintop Restaurant & Bar

406-862-2900 • In The Summit House at Whitefish Mountain Resort • skiwhitefish.com

The Wich Haus Local, Seasonal and Creative Sandwiches

406-730-2018 • 105 Wisconsin Avenue • thewichhaus.com

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream Handcrafted Mountain Made Ice Cream

406-862-4668 • 419 1/2 Third Street • sweetpeaksicecream.com

Tupelo Grille Comfortable, Warm, Mountain-West Hospitality Established in 1995, Tupelo Grille has earned a reputation of being one of the best restaurants in Northwest Montana, specializing in thoughtfully prepared Southern cuisine. Offering fresh seafood, grilled steaks and signature pastas, our cuisine is served alongside an innovative cocktail program and an award-winning wine list. Whether you're from down the street or across the country, we want everyone to feel like a regular. 406-862-6136 • 17 Central Avenue • tupelogrille.com


EAT & DRINK Wasabi Sushi Bar & Ginger Grill Sushi and Grill Cuisine, Contemporary Flair SUSHI, SUSHI, SUSHI and more! It’s time to treat your palette to a delightful meal of Asian influenced fare. Wasabi is located in the heart of downtown Whitefish on Second Street, walking distance from all the shops. Menu tastes range from sushi and grilled food to vegetarian along with beer, wine and sake. Reservations recommended. Catering available! Open for dinner only 5pm - closing. 406-863-9283 • 419 Second Street East • wasabimt.com

Whitefish Lake Restaurant Steaks, Seafood, and House Specialties The Flathead Valley’s best food, service and dining experience. Sensational steaks, seafood and house specialties await you in our historic 80-year old log club-house. Enjoy our martini menu, non-smoking environment and our wine list praised by Wine Spectator Magazine. For a more casual dining experience, try the intimate Clubhouse or the Deck for summer views. Photos courtesy A. Yourartisan Photography 406-862-5285 • 1200 U.S. Hwy 93 North • whitefishlakerestaurant.com

4

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Nominated as a semi-finalist for Best Chef in Northwest Region by James Beard Award Foundation.

2010 2011 2013 2014

Exclusive Dining Experience Available at the Chef’s Table with Chef Andy Blanton

KATHRYN HAYES

GIBEON PHOTOGRAPHY

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Serving thoughtfully constructed cuisine. Featuring a 5 and 7 course tasting menu, a nightly à la carte menu with emphasis on farm-to-table ingredients and locally sourced game.

Listed as one of two “Best Restaurants” in Montana by Frommer’s Guidebook.

Wine Spectator { Award } of Excellence

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BANKS Glacier Bank

NEED CASH? FIND ATM LOCATION ON THE MAP ON PAGE 55.

Committed to Supporting Our Community 406-863-6300; 319 East 2nd Street glacierbank.com

Whitefish Credit Union Mortgages, Vehicle Loans, Online Checking Accounts; 406-862-3525 300 Baker Ave; whitefishcu.com

First Interstate Bank Neighbors Helping Neighbors With more than 150 locations in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and South Dakota, First Interstate Bank is proud to be driven by strong values and a long-term vision. And we are dedicated to helping our communities reach their greatest potential—Answering the needs of residents and businesses with practical financial solutions. 406-863-8888 • 306 Spokane Ave firstinterstate.com

Photo © Noah Couser, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake


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SPECTACULAR VIEWS NO MATTER HOW YOU GET HERE! DRIVE, FLY OR TRAIN — IT’S ALL BEAUTIFUL. ~ DYLAN BOYLE

Direct flights from major cities into Glacier Park International Airport (only 15 minutes away) make getting to Whitefish a breeze. Whitefish is one of the closest mountain towns to a major airport. Once you arrive at Glacier Park International Airport from convenient hubs, you’re only 15 minutes from town. Amtrak’s® Empire Builder® arrives twice-daily at the historic Whitefish Railway Depot from Chicago to the east and Seattle and Portland to the west. Arriving by car is also easy—with roads that meander through some of the most beautiful landscapes in North America.

S.N.O.W. BUS During the winter and summer seasons, the S.N.O.W. Bus offers free transportation between town and Whitefish Mountain Resort, with stops at lodges, the aquatic and fitness center, ice skating rink, grocery stores, restaurants and Central Avenue. For current Photo © Brian Schott, The S.N.O.W. Bus

schedules and route maps go to: bigmtncommercial.org


GET HERE Amtrak Ride Amtrak Empire Builder® to Whitefish!

1-800-USA-RAIL; 500 Depot Street amtrak.com

CALGARY

Budget Rent a Car

WHITEFISH

SEATTLE

Compact to Full-Size Vehicles

SPOKANE

406-862-8170 or 800-248-7604 803 Spokane Ave.; budget.com

PORTLAND MINNEAPOLIS

Dollar Rent-A-Car

New York

Vehicles and Vans of All Sizes. Delivery and pickup available.

406-892-0009 • 5506 Hwy 2 W dollar.com

CHICAGO SALT LAKE DENVER

SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND LAS VEGAS LOS ANGE LES

ATLANTA Phoenix-Mesa Dallas

Guided Hiking & Biking; Glacier & Polebridge Shuttles Whitefish’s local Tour & Shuttle Company! Shuttles to Glacier National Park, tours up the Northfork to Polebridge. E-bike, road, mountain, and gravel bike, XC ski, snowshoeing shuttles/guiding services. Airport & corporate charters, guided cycling tours and shuttles to Going-to-the-Sun Road. We take happy people to beautiful places!

DRIVING

AIRPORT CODE: FCA

DISTANCE & TIMES TO WHITEFISH

Glacier Park Int'l Airport, Kalispell

Missoula, Montana

136/221

2.5 h

406-212-0080 • 541 Spokane Ave whitefishshuttle.com

Spokane, Washington

252/409

4.5 h

Bozeman, Montana

342/556

5.5 h

Calgary, Alberta

286/457

5h

Glacier Park International Airport

Yellowstone Nat’l Park

403/655

7h

Gateway to Northwest Montana and the Canadian

Edmonton, Alberta

440/704

8h

Rockies; 406-257-5994; 4170 Hwy 2 East

Seattle, Washington

530/861

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NON-STOP FLIGHT SEASONAL NON-STOP FLIGHTS AMTRAK CODE: WFH Arrives at the historic Whitefish Train Depot

Rocky Mountain Transportation Motorcoaches, Group Transportation, Local & National; 1410 East Edgewood Drive 406-863-1200; rockymountaintrans.com

Hertz Rent-A-Car

Conveniently located airport, Whitefish Amtrak station, and West Glacier

TRAVEL RESOURCES

CUSTOMS & BORDER CROSSING

24-Hour Road Conditions Available

US Customs: cbp.gov

statewide: Call 511 or visit mdt.mt.gov/travinfo

Canada Border Services: cbsa.gc.ca

800-654-3131 • 406-863-1210 rockymountaintrans.com

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Grass Airstrip, Armory, Skatepark & Ballparks


Commitment to adventure. WHITEF ISH MOUNTAIN RESORT

Commitment to summer fun. Get outside at Whitefish Mountain Resort with Zip Line Tours, the Aerial Adventure Park, Alpine Slides, mountain biking, a Scenic Lift ride to Montana’s only mountaintop restaurant, and more! Visit us online for lodging and activity packages. SKIWHITEFISH.COM | 877-SKI-FISH

W HITEF ISH, M ON TA N A Partially Located on National Forest Lands

Photos © GlacierWorld.com

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Whitefish Montana Travel Guide 2020  

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