Destination guide

Head to the beautiful city of Whitefish

The glaciers, parks and lake display a scene truly unique to Whitefish. Well known for its mountain views, hiking and fishing, this scenic city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Whitefish

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and boating. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Whitefish a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Whitefish Lake Golf Club (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Meadow Lake Golf Course (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Big Sky Waterpark (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • House of Mystery and Montana Vortex (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Jumping Jacks Inflatable Funhouse (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural parks and other natural features in Whitefish

Travelers enjoy Whitefish for its glaciers, lakeside setting and mountain views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Whitefish is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Glacier National Park (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Whitefish Lake State Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Flathead River (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Lake Blaine (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Lone Pine State Park (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Foys Lake (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Whitefish

Fly into Glacier Park Intl. Airport (FCA), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Whitefish Depot.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Whitefish?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Whitefish that suits your style. These are some of our top picks:

  • Around 7 miles from the center of Whitefish, you'll find it hard to resist "Rustic Lodge Style Cabin Located In The Beautiful Flathead Valley". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like cookware, dishware and utensils and a video library.
  • "Creekside Cabin ~ Private, Peaceful" also promises an awesome stay, offering 2 bedrooms, a living room, a barbecue grill and more. It's around 10 miles from Whitefish.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Whitefish vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Whitefish?

You need only step foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Whitefish to figure out that awesome things really do come in small packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every inch of space, these mini digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Get away from it all and get back to basics at "Cabin - Modern Tiny House In Lakeside - The Two Medicine". This retreat in Lakeside packs plenty of conveniences into its compact space, such as nearby hunting activities and lowered locks.
  • Alternatively, settle in at "Modern Tiny Home In Lakeside - The Blackfoot". Located in Lakeside, this teensy abode comes with a dishwasher and a blender.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Whitefish?

From time to time, you just need to get away from the busyness of the modern world. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an impressive range of log cabin rentals in and around Whitefish where you can relax in nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Rustic Log Cabin On 20 Acres Private And Peaceful" is the perfect combination of outdoor fun and creature comforts. Make use of handy amenities here such as mountain views and a restaurant dining guide.
  • After a busy day of outdoor adventures, take it easy at "Cozy Glacier Park Log Cabin - 'best In The West". This cozy escape comes with plenty of features, including an oven and a kitchen.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Whitefish?

Escape the rat race at one of our weekend getaways in or near Whitefish. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend valued time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "The Red Barn - Perfect Gnp Base Camp. 5 Star Luxury On The Farm. Clean And Comfy" is perfect for one or two days of enjoyment and rest. It comes with useful amenities, such as a stovetop and a barbecue grill, and is located around 11 miles to the southeast of Whitefish.
  • Alternatively, create memories with your crew at "Near Glacier With 2 King Beds And Views Exceptionally Clean W", which is around 6 miles to the southeast of Whitefish. You'll have use of internet services, shopping and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Whitefish?

Absolutely. If you want a simple yet stylish stay, you can't go past a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently located in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Whitefish:

  • After an exciting day of urban exploration, kick back and relax at "Rustic Lodge Style Cabin Located In The Beautiful Flathead Valley". A free nearby fitness center and a stovetop are just two of the amenities on offer here.
  • Another great option is "Rustic Log Cabin On 20 Acres Private And Peaceful". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is loaded with handy amenities like a microwave oven, cable/satellite TV services and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Whitefish?

Whether you're after a cozy cabin or a house big enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these favorites in or near Whitefish:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's hard to beat "Rustic Log Cabin On 20 Acres Private And Peaceful". It's near the center of Whitefish, in addition to loads of things to see and do.
  • "The Quiet Cabin - On A Meadow Surrounded By Forest Near Whitefish And Glacier Park" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Whitefish?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Whitefish that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled nights at "Rustic Lodge Style Cabin Located In The Beautiful Flathead Valley". Located roughly 7 miles from Whitefish, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, including beauty services and a fireplace.
  • "Creekside Cabin ~ Private, Peaceful" is another option that'll woo you. It's around 10 miles from Whitefish and comes with a fireplace and shopping facilities.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Whitefish?

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Whitefish and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • There's loads of space to sprawl out at "Luxury Vacation House - Whitefish". Around 5 miles south of Whitefish, this generously sized property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. Quality amenities include a chef and a garden.
  • "Rustic Charm - Pure Luxury, Near Glacier Park And Golf" is another impressive option. It's around 5 miles to the south of Whitefish, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 18 guests. Mountain views and a garden are just a couple of things designed to make your visit even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Whitefish?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're traveling with kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Whitefish and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make a booking at "Scenic House Located At The Doorstep To West Glacier National Park Entrance". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a dining table and childrens activities.
  • "Luxury Vacation House - Whitefish" is the type of place you go to escape the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Childrens activities and towels are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Whitefish has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 45 ºF to 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Whitefish vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Whitefish?

Whether you're getting away with the immediate family or you're bringing your cousins, parents and great aunt along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around Whitefish have room for everybody — and everything you need to keep them happy:

  • With 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 7 guests, "Near Glacier With 2 King Beds And Views Exceptionally Clean W" gives you space to catch-up with family and friends. It's around 6 miles southeast of Whitefish and comes with amenities that'll keep your large group happy, such as a barbecue grill and a porch.
  • Another excellent option is "Bella Vista” Overlooking Beautiful Flathead Lake With Great Panoramic Views". It's around 25 miles south of Whitefish, has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 11 guests. Useful amenities here include a DVD player and a kitchen.

When it's time to explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Mount Brown Lookout is a good place to start.