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Destination guide

Kalispell – gateway to Glacier National Park

Montana’s beautiful mountains draw skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature-lovers – and Glacier National Park offers some of the finest scenery in the state. Kalispell is the place to stay to enjoy Glacier’s rugged mountain scenery and snowy peaks. And from October through March, Whitefish Mountain Resort – just a 45-minute drive north of Kalispell – offers fantastic skiing. For an authentic Montana mountain experience, why not rent a log home for your Kalispell vacation rental? They range from luxurious high-end log homes with views to die for, to rustic log cabins with toasty hot tubs – perfect for a romantic escape.

Things to do

Discover craft breweries and northwest Montana’s history

After a day enjoying the spectacular scenery, vibrant Kalispell offers dining and entertainment – as well as a thriving community of artisan breweries. Downtown Kalispell has several distilleries and breweries worth visiting and you could make a day of sampling small-batch porters and pilsners, rieslings and ryes found in tasting rooms across the Flathead Valley. The historic downtown area of Kalispell includes restored 1800s buildings such as the beautiful Conrad Mansion, and the fascinating local history at the Museum at Central School. Art lovers should head to the city’s Hockaday Museum of Art to view original work by local Montana artists.

Activities

The perfect place for outdoor adventure

The spectacular mountain scenery, springtime flowers, and snowy peaks of Glacier National Park – just 45 minutes out of the city, and with 734 miles of hiking trails and alpine views – guarantee awesome wilderness adventures. From your Kalispell vacation rental, you can sail or kayak Flathead Lake’s clear waters for more unforgettable adventures. In winter, nearby Whitefish Ski Resort offers skiing and tuition for the whole family. After the snows have melted, you can enjoy 30 miles of lift-accessed mountain biking at Whitefish’s Bike Park – or kids will love its alpine slide, aerial adventure park, and spider monkey play-center.

Weather

From perfect powder to hot, dry summers

Kalispell experiences long, cold, and moderately snowy winters – so skiers can be pretty much assured of good skiing at the two local ski resorts between November and March. Summers are hot and dry, with short springs and falls in between – making a Kalispell vacation rental a great option whatever the season. Every spring, before Glacier National Park’s iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road is fully opened to cars, hikers and bikers have the opportunity to follow the plowing crews and enjoy a more relaxed pace on this National Historic Landmark, without sharing the road with RVs and other traffic.

Natural features

Snowy mountain havens

Kalispell is located 7 miles north of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. As well as a wealth of water sports, visitors can enjoy the lake’s beautiful scenic beaches. Nearby Glacier is an international peace park, biosphere reserve, and world heritage site that is home to forested hillsides of red cedar, pine, hemlock, and inhabitants that include grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, wolverines, Canadian lynxes, white-tailed deer, bobcat, coyote, and cougar. Or, for those who like their green spaces a little more ordered, there are 9 world-class courses within 45 minutes of downtown Kalispell.

How to get there

How to get to and around Kalispell

The nearest airport is in Kalispell, MT (FCA-Glacier Park Intl.), located 8.2 mi (13.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kalispell, MT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,133 vacation rentals around Kalispell. From 194 cabin rentals to 483 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 Kalispell?

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

  • Village Greens Golf Course: 1,539 vacation rentals
  • Majestic Valley Arena: 1,440 vacation rentals
  • Woodland Water Park: 1,200 vacation rentals
  • Lone Pine State Park: 1,065 vacation rentals
  • Conrad Mansion Museum: 1,163 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kalispell 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 Kalispell?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 194 Cabins in Kalispell. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kalispell include:

  • Houses: 483 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 261 rentals available
  • Cottages: 194 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kalispell?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 179 vacation rentals with pool available in Kalispell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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