Enjoy Summer in Whitefish at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Summer is the crown jewel of Northwest Montana.  From the sparking waters of Whitefish Lake to the grandeur of Glacier National Park, there is always something to do here in the Flathead Valley.  The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is the perfect location to base your action packed Montana vacation.  With a central location 35 minutes from the west entrance of Glacier National Park at West Glacier, enjoy your days hiking and rafting, then indulge yourself in luxury at the Lodge with a soak in our lakefront hot tub and a massage to work out those tired muscles.

Many say the days in Montana are some of the favorite of their life.  With the sun coming up around 5 am, and not setting until after 10 pm, there is a lot of daylight to burn!  Spend some of your days in Glacier National Park, some of your days boating on Whitefish Lake, and then follow up with a mountain bike ride or zip lining at Whitefish Mountain Resort.  Don’t forget horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and fly fishing!  There is truly an activity for every outdoor enthusiast!  Need a day off?  Spend a couple of hours recharging your batteries in our lakefront resort spa or shopping the boutiques in downtown Whitefish.

We hear often how impressed our guests are at the number of fine dining establishments in Whitefish.  With a James Beard nominee, a lakefront dining room here at the Lodge, spectacular sushi, fresh grade Montana steaks, and a Cajun specialty, there is an enormous selection to choose from.  Even the most particular foodie will find something to please their palate.  I guess extra hiking will have to be in store!

Don’t forget to plan at least half of one day to enjoy the view from our lakefront pool and hot tub.  Located next to our lakefront Tiki Bar, relaxing poolside while we serve you our favorite fresh drinks including the Boat Club Wench and the Huckleberry Spritzer, this is one activity not to be missed.

Whitefish Woody WeekendThe Lodge at Whitefish Lake also hosts an annual classic and antique wooden boat show each June. Join us this year, June 24th to 26th, for Whitefish Woody Weekend V. View the intricate level of detail crafted into each vessel, vote for your favorite in our Best in Show competition, and enjoy Whitefish Lake at the start of summer. Learn more about this event and view images of boats that have participated in previous events by visiting our Whitefish Woody Weekend page.

Our in-house concierge can help you plan your vacation including:

    • Renting a ski boat or pontoon boat from our Lakefront Marina
    • Spa appointments or Spa Days
    • Whitewater Rafting in Glacier National Park
    • Zip Lining at Whitefish Mountain Resort
    • Mountain Biking at Whitefish Mountain Resort
    • Fly Fishing—Lessons and custom trips available
    • Helicopter Tours
    • Golf—9 area golf courses
    • Hiking—Guided trips available
    • Horseback Riding & Chuck wagon Dinners
    • Music and the Theater
    • Museums

Want to do your own research?  Here are a couple of websites we recommend to tell you more about all Whitefish, Glacier National Park, and Whitefish Mountain Resort have to offer:


Glacier National Park

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Or email our concierge at or call (406) 863-4022.

We love to make recommendations, so don’t hesitate to ask anyone here on staff.  We all love to live and recreate in this beautiful place!