Why You Should Visit Whitefish Montana

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Whitefish Montana

Whitefish Montana.  Get out your bucket list, because after looking at this photo tour – you will be adding Whitefish as a must-see journey.  The great news is you can scratch a few more locations off your list at the same time. Glacier National Park, Kalispell and Bigfork are all located really close to Whitefish Montana – so you’ll be able see them all on the same vacation.

“I’m in love with Montana.  For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection.  But with Montana it is love.  And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” – John Steinbeck 

Whitefish Montana has a ski resort, lake and gorgeous small town.  It’s also a stop on Amtrak, so you can even take a fun train ride to check it out.

We’re going to start the journey by heading up to Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish Montana

Grayson decided to wear appropriate clothes for her trip…

Grayson in Ski Outfit Visiting Whitefish Montana

Look how cute this sign is for one of the ski runs…

Whitefish Mountain Resort - Ski Lift in Whitefish Montana

Here’s a couple views of the ski lift. It was overcast on the day I went up there.

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This is a gorgeous place to stay and eat and it’s right in the village…

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When I headed back to Whitefish, I stopped at a garage sale.  The woman who was holding the sale graciously invited me on her patio to take a picture of her view.  Take a peek…

Overlook of Whitefish Lake in Whitefish Montana

She had the most adorable wagon wheel bench…

Rustic Wagon Wheel Bench in Whitefish Montana

Well you can’t get more Montana looking than this…

Log Cabin Home in Whitefish Montana

Well, maybe you can…

Rustic Home in Whitefish Montana


Love this gate…

Rustic Bear Gate in Whitefish Montana

Okay, it’s time to head to town…

Whitefish Montana

Here’s Veterans Memorial Bridge in Whitefish…

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Doesn’t the Hidden Moose Lodge look like a nice rustic place to stay?

Hidden Moose Lodge in Whitefish Montana

Look how cute this guy is…

Hidden Moose Lodge in Whitefish Montana

I love how they decorated for fall…

Hidden Moose Lodge in Whitefish Montana Hidden Moose Lodge in Whitefish Montana

Pull up a seat and grab a cup of coffee…

Hidden Moose Lodge in Whitefish Montana

There’s one building in the entire state that was made by Frank Lloyd Wright and it’s in Whitefish Montana…

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Look how adorable the downtown area is…

Downtown Whitefish Montana

Amtrak makes a stop in Downtown Whitefish Montana…

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Are you ready to go into a few shops and look around? Let’s check out Whitefish Pottery…

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Are you properly dressed for your trip? If you need some clothes, here’s a great place…

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Do you need some boots to go with your new outfit?

S. M. Bradford Company in Whitefish Montana

Are you infused with the spirit of adventure yet?

Downtown Whitefish Montana

Bear Mountain Mercantile looks like a fun place to shop…

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All this shopping is making me hungry…how about some Jersey Boys Pizzeria?

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It’s time for cup of coffee…

Red Caboose Frozen Yogurt & Coffee in Whitefish Montana Red Caboose Frozen Yogurt & Coffee in Whitefish Montana

In case you need some new sporting equipment let’s stop at Stumptown Snowboards…

Stumptown Snowboard in Whitefish Montana

Let’s check out Going to the Sun Gallery…

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Look at this wonderful clock in the center of town…

Downtown Whitefish Montana

When you really can’t get enough of Montana, head to The Montana Scene…

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Do you feel your creative side coming to life? If so, there’s Stumptown Art Studio where you can create your own masterpiece…

Stumptown Art Studio in Whitefish Montana

They have a set of four mosaic windows depicting the four seasons of Montana. Here, take a look…

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Bulldog Saloon looks like a fun place to have a cocktail…

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This looks like a nice place to have dinner, Tupelo Grille…

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Firebrand Hotel is located in downtown Whitefish Montana…

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Now we’re going to get back in the car and visit Whitefish Lake State Park. But first we have to cross the railroad tracks…

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Ok, we’ve arrived at Whitefish Lake State Park…

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Montana Coffee Traders is a great place to take a tour…

Montana Coffee Traders in Whitefish Montana

There’s a storm brewing. It’s time to head back…

Whitefish Montana Sky

Thank you for taking the tour of Whitefish Montana with me. May you roam wild and free…

Whitefish Montana

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2 Comments

Sheryl Kirk

That is one great tour of Whitefish. One day I plan on getting in our RV and taking a drive. It reminds me of Truckee, CA, which is about two hours away from me in Paradise CA.

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