Clark Fork Vacation Rentals Offer a Scenic Destination for Outdoor Enthusiasts
The Clark Fork River runs through Montana's incredible unspoiled scenery, creating the perfect location for a host of outdoor activities. The two main communities for visitors to the Clark Fork region are St. Regis and Thompson Falls, and both take full advantage of the area's stunning location. St. Regis is just off Highway 135, known as the shortcut to Glacier, and within easy reach of Glacier and Waterton National Parks and the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Secluded Clark Fork Cabins Are Easy to Reach
Those wanting to fly to the area should use Spokane Airport in Washington State or the local airport at Missoula which is just an hour's drive from your Clark Fork lodging. For those who prefer to drive to the area, Clark Fork is easily reached from the I-90 which runs close by.
Where to Visit from Your Montana Vacation Rentals at Clark Fork
For a day out with a difference, visit the swimming pool and hot springs at Quinns, about 15 miles from Clark Fork. The town of St. Regis is ideal for shopping and restaurants. There is also an informative visitor center there, along with internet access at the OK Café. Thompson Falls was established in the gold and silver mining era around 1885. It has several excellent restaurants and some fine stores for antique shopping, clothing, gifts and crafts such as handmade quilts. Further afield, Glacier National Park offers stunning hikes and scenery and is just a two-hour drive from your Clark Fork lodging.
Things to Do from Your Clark Fork Lodging
Long summer days are made for exploring the Clark Fork area. Swimming, fishing, rafting, kayaking and tubing can all be enjoyed and each day is a new adventure. Wonderful hiking trails lead to high alpine lakes, and mountain biking along the Hiawatha Trail and through cool dark tunnels is another favorite activity. Horseback riding is a popular pursuit in this area and a great way to see the local wildlife.
The surrounding national and state forests are easily accessible and have striking geological formations which are ideal for bouldering and rock-hounding. There is also a pretty 9-hole golf course in the area, close to Thompson Falls. Visit the historic Old Jail Museum while you are in town or stroll to PPL Island Park for great views of the dam.
During the winter, the area is popular for skiing, snowmobiling and snowboarding at Lookout Pass. The slopes of Silver Mountain ski resort are just down the road.
Reasons to Choose Montana Vacation Rentals
Those looking for an away-from-it-all vacation will love the raw natural beauty offered at Clark Fork. The best way to enjoy the area is by renting one of the well-equipped Clark Fork cabins which are nicely located and fully equipped. With space to spread out and store your equipment, they make far more sense than renting a cramped hotel room, especially for families and groups of friends. They are also far more comfortable than camping, with comfortable beds, full bathrooms, TV, kitchens for cooking meals and a washing machine and dryer for dealing with wet outdoor gear. The price per head can work out to be surprisingly affordable for all the comforts of home. Finish each day with a drink out on the porch and watch the sun go down on some of the loveliest scenery anywhere.
Clark Fork Vacation Rentals Make Great Summer Vacation Bases
The area around Clark Fork gets heavy snowfall from late November through late March and some of the roads in the area can be closed for the season. During the summer, temperatures rise to 85 F (29 C) with very little rainfall. In the spring and fall, temperatures are moderate, making outdoor activities in this area most enjoyable.