Kalispell is a city in Montana and forms the gateway to Glacier National Park. This fact makes Kalispell an important city for outdoor activities, all year round. One of the main destinations around Kalispell is Whitefish. Whitefish is home to a ski resort on the mountain, but also offers many city facilities and exciting events. All in all, the area around Kalispell-Whitefish makes for a pleasant getaway for outdoor-oriented families, couples, and friends.
The area of Whitefish and Kalispell is surrounded by state parks, national parks, and lakes in abundance. Therefore, it is perfect for outdoor adventures in any season, such as hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking, and many more. Stay in a hotel near Glacier National Park, or have a look at hotels near Whitefish Lake State Park, where the town of Whitefish got its name. Other parks to stay nearby include Flathead National Forest and Lone Pine State Park. If you are traveling to Whitefish and Kalispell in winter and you are planning on enjoying the mountains and the snow, why not book a hotel near Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort? This way you are sure you get to enjoy the snowy mountains to the max and you won't miss a minute of winter fun.
For fabulous events and happenings in the area, especially take a closer look at the local, annual events, such as the Huckleberry Days Arts Festival. It features 100 artists and food vendors, the highlight being a huckleberry dessert bake-off contest. Then, try out over twenty of the restaurants in Whitefish during The Taste of Whitefish, where restaurants let you sample their delicacies. Other popular sights, attractions, and activities in Whitefish include the Great Northern Brewing Company, and Whitefish' two theaters: the Alpine Theatre Project and Whitefish Theatre Company. Book a hotel near any of these last three sights and you will be set in Downtown Whitefish, only a mile from Whitefish Lake.
However, do not disregard Kalispell. It is a city snug between Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Glacier National Park. If you are up for a more cultural or historic getaway, consider booking a hotel near the Hockaday Museum of Art or the Museum at Central School. Are you a golfer? In this case, take a look at hotels near Buffalo Hill Golf Club, Village Greens Golf Course, Northern Pines Golf Club, or even the Whitefish Lake Golf Club.
Both Kalispell and Whitefish are home to a number of 3 and 4 star hotels. Book a 3 star hotel in Kalispell for a room with convenient amenities, in a city near the most important sights. For a more luxurious experience, check out the local 4 star hotels. These are held to higher standards than their 3 star counterparts and offer extra facilities. For example, how does a 4 star hotel in Whitefish sound, maybe even located next to Whitefish Lake?
Glacier Park International Airport is the closest airport to Kalispell and Whitefish. So, unless you are driving into the area, you will probably arrive through this airport. Depending on your arrival time, it might be more comfortable to book a hotel near Glacier Park International Airport, just so you do not have to find your way into the cities late at night. Of course, the same goes for departure in the early morning.