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Chapter 4: Kalispell

Montana is known for beautiful skies and gorgeous landscapes. Kalispell, Montana, is an excellent destination for cold winter vacations. This vibrant, charming town is nestled among stunning mountains and offers plenty of fun activities. Flying into Kalispell, Montana, is the perfect way to start a winter vacation.

Winter in Kalispell

Kalispell, Montana, is a winter paradise and an excellent destination for winter sports and activities. Blankets of deep, light snow make for sparkling settings during the beautiful winter season. Kalispell, Montana, winter weather brings temperatures that average between 19 degrees Fahrenheit and 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and Kalispell gets an average of 56 inches of snowfall per year. Spending a winter vacation in Kalispell is an unforgettable experience.

Where to Stay

Kalispell offers grand accommodations to make your stay as incredible as possible. When you fly into Kalispell, Montana, you can stay in the following hotels:

Kalispell Grand Hotel

The Kalispell Grand Hotel offers grand hospitality and the finest amenities for your stay in Montana. This hotel was established in 1912 and has celebrated over 100 years of excellent hospitality. Located near many local attractions, the Kalispell Grand Hotel is the perfect establishment to spend a winter vacation.

Coyote Bluff Estate

Coyote Bluff Estate is located just outside Kalispell in Somers, Montana. The estate offers luxury accommodations and excellent world-class services. When you stay at Coyote Bluff Estate, you can schedule private helicopter tours, in-room massages, guided hunting or fishing tours, picnic lunches in-room wine service. Coyote Bluff Estate ensures guests have an incredible time during their stay.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is located in Whitefish, Montana, just outside Kalispell. This full-service resort hotel provides deluxe accommodations and excellent service to give you a comfortable stay in Montana. This incredible establishment also offers a waterfront tiki bar and a lakefront dining room for the finest dining experiences.

The Firebrand Hotel

Whitefish, Montana, is also home to The Firebrand Hotel. This amazing hotel offers special amenities such as a rooftop hot tub, yoga classes, airport shuttle service and rental vehicle delivery. The Firebrand Hotel is located near Kalispell and Glacier National Park, so you are just a short drive away from incredible activities when you stay at this establishment.

Wilderness Club Resort

Wilderness Club Resort in Eureka, Montana, is also located near Kalispell and offers excellent accommodations for a quiet winter getaway. Lavish wilderness suites reflect a rustic ambiance and feature indoor fireplaces to warm you up after a day exploring the snowy mountains. Wilderness Club is an excellent place to spend a winter vacation in Montana.

Montana Treehouse Retreat

If you are looking for a unique experience in Montana, Montana Treehouse Retreat offers a special stay in treehouse-inspired luxury accommodations. Spend a peaceful winter vacation in the trees for incredible views and peaceful nights. When you book a stay at Montana Treehouse Retreat, you can sleep in a stylish treehouse for an unforgettable experience.

Sherman Lodge

Kalispell's Sherman Lodge offers boutique rooms perfect for a winter getaway. From lodge rooms to complete loft apartments, Sherman Lodge offers excellent accommodations to meet your needs and ensure you have a wondrous visit to Montana. While staying at Sherman Lodge, you can easily reach nearby restaurants, bars and attractions.

What to Do

Kalispell is a gorgeous mountain town in the heart of Montana. Spending a winter vacation in Kalispell offers plenty of grand activities, from downtown shops to mountain sports. If you are wondering what to do in Kalispell, Montana, you can embark on the following adventures:

Tour the town

Kalispell is a charming mountain town with a vibrant and easily-walkable downtown. It's the perfect place to shop, dine and learn while breathing in the fresh mountain air. In Kalispell, you can shop in charming boutiques, taste delectable food and wine and relax in a peaceful spa. Downtown Kalispell is full of incredible experiences.

Explore Flathead National Forest

Flathead National Forest is a beautiful area that becomes even more gorgeous in the winter. Exploring Flathead National Forest during winter allows you to enjoy the following activities:

  • Skiing
  • Nordic skiing
  • Snowmobile trail riding
  • Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing, skiing or snowmobiling through a snow-covered forest will make you feel like you're in a winter wonderland.

Enjoy Skiing and Snowboarding

Vacationing in Kalispell is the perfect opportunity to ski and snowboard. Whitefish Mountain Resort offers excellent terrain for skiing and snowboarding so you can have an exhilarating adventure. If you are new to winter sports, the resort also offers skiing and snowboarding lessons.

Visit Glacier National Park

Most Glacier National Park roads close in the winter due to snow, but you can still visit this incredible park. The park's Going-to-the-Sun Road is open year-round and allows visitors to experience breathtaking views of the mountains and Lake McDonald. When you visit Glacier National Park, you can enjoy activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and wildlife viewing.

Explore Museums

Kalispell is full of fascinating art and history. Spending a winter vacation in Montana is the perfect opportunity to explore a local museum in Kalispell. Consider visiting the following museums during your stay:

  • The Conrad Mansion Museum: Explore the Conrad Mansion Museum to learn about a prosperous Montana pioneer and walk through a preserved piece of history built in 1895.
  • The Hockaday Museum of Art: The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell features incredible art exhibitions, workshops, guided tours and special events.
  • The Northwest Montana History Museum: Learn about the Flathead Valley's fascinating history at the Northwest Montana History Museum in Kalispell.

Contact GrandView Aviation to schedule a private charter flight to Kalispell, Montana.