Destination guide

A gateway to Glacier National Park

In the heart of the Rockies, the buzzing town of Columbia Falls draws visitors hungry for the natural beauty of its mountain surroundings, but there is plenty more for visitors to do here. In the local area you can seek out upscale restaurants, quirky gift shops and a local winery to explore, as well as family-friendly attractions like Big Sky Water Park and Montana Vortex. Choose a Columbia Falls vacation rental to get the best of both worlds: elegant city life with huge outdoor possibilities.

Things to do

Family attractions near Columbia Falls

If you're staying at your Columbia Falls vacation rental with kids over the summer months, don't miss a visit to Big Sky Waterpark. Its 10 exciting water slides, whirlpool, mini-golf and bumper cars are sure-fire family-friendly fun. Other enjoyable day trips include a visit to Columbia Falls' Depot Park, a local museum that features a historic locomotive, and the disorientating madness of the Montana Vortex and House of Mystery. If you're traveling without the kids, you might like to try your luck at Glacier Lanes and Casino or sample some delicious local vintages at a local winery.


Get out and about in Columbia Falls

As well as a number of golf courses in the area, you'll find numerous local outfitters and tour companies offering diverse ways to get out into the great outdoors. Whether you fancy fly-fishing on a river, flying over the treetops on a zip wire at Glacier National Park or renting a car for an exhilarating drive along winding mountain paths, you can do it in Columbia Falls. Explore the cascading waterfalls in Glacier National Park, kayak over the still waters of a glacial lake while admiring the snowy peaks reflected in its dark surface, or take a helicopter tour from Columbia Falls for a stunning aerial view of landscapes untouched by human hands.


Columbia Falls through the year

Columbia Falls is a perfect vacation destination whatever the season. In spring, the trails open and the grassy alpine meadows fill with scented wildflowers. The spring melt makes this a great time of year to admire the waterfalls for which the area is known. Summers get hot – perfect for cooling off in the pristine mountain streams and mirror-like lakes. As the temperatures cool off over the autumn months, fall is a great time for hiking, fishing and hunting. Make the most of the trails before the winter snows come, when they will be turned over to snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and ice climbers.

Natural features

Head out to a vast national park

Glacier National Park's rugged mountains and sparkling lakes provide a perfect backdrop to a Columbia Falls vacation. You can drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road to appreciate incredible mountain vistas and unparalleled wildlife sightings, take a day hike through gentle meadows, or challenge yourself with mountain ascents and treks to the park's glittering icy glaciers. This is an excitingly wild environment and Columbia Falls is the gateway to this sweeping wilderness. From Columbia Falls vacation rentals you can access the parks from the Camas Creek and West Glacier entrances.

How to get there

How to get to and around Columbia Falls

The nearest airport is in Kalispell, MT (FCA-Glacier Park Intl.), located 5.6 mi (9 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Columbia Falls, MT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,223 vacation rentals around Columbia Falls. From 165 cabin rentals to 469 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Columbia Falls?

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

  • Meadow Lake Golf Course: 1,357 vacation rentals
  • Glacier View Golf Course: 1,164 vacation rentals
  • House of Mystery and Montana Vortex: 1,365 vacation rentals
  • Alberta Tourist Information Center: 1,156 vacation rentals
  • Flathead Lake Winery: 1,250 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Columbia Falls listed on Vrbo 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 Cabins in Columbia Falls?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 165 Cabins in Columbia Falls. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Columbia Falls include:

  • Houses: 469 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 378 rentals available
  • Cottages: 165 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Columbia Falls?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 218 vacation rentals with pool available in Columbia Falls. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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