When you're on vacation you have choices of where to stay. Some like staying in a small hotel room and eating out at restaurants, while others prefer staying in a spacious vacation rental. Vacation rentals have more space than a normal hotel room and there's a full kitchen where you can make your own meals without having to go out or schedule your day around when breakfast is being served. That's just one reason to choose a rental versus a hotel. Overall vacation rentals are a better value than a hotel and give you more flexibility and more room to stretch out and enjoy your vacation.
Enjoy Glacier National Park and Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park and all they have to offer. You can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the wilderness they are both known for.
The Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork has horses for rent while the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell and the Blue Moon Cafe in Columbia Fall have exciting rodeos to attend during the summer months.
Visit some lesser known Montana gems such as the Jewel Basis and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Areas which are at your doorstep. Millions of acres of untamed wilderness surround you.
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In the winter enjoy snow shoeing and cross country skiing in Glacier National Park. There's skiing and snowboarding at Big Mountain in Whitefish and Blacktail Mountain in Lakeside.
Hike the Swan River Nature Trail, Glacier National Park, the 'Bob' and the Jewel Basin Wilderness Areas or enjoy the many excellent golf courses, including Eagle Bend Golf Course in Bigfork.
Flathead Lake, which Bigfork Bay is part of, offers boating, fishing and other water sports. There is abundant rafting, tubing, kayaking, swimming and fly fishing opportunities in the local rivers.
Besides visiting Glacier National Park and the other places within Flathead Valley, a trip to Bigfork should include these well known landmarks: The Steel Bridge on the south end of town, Sliter Park, the Hydroelectric Power Plant, Wayfarers State Park, and of course, Bigfork Bay.
Take in all that Bigfork has to offer. See a live show at the Center for the Performing Arts, stroll down Electric Avenue and visit the shops and galleries, enjoy a meal at Show Thyme, Grill 459, Sake-To-Me, Pocketstone Cafe or the Bigfork Inn. So much for you to see and do!
A stroll though Bigfork reveals a vibrant arts culture. Along Electric Avenue there are world class art galleries, artists-in-residence, community theater as well as summer concerts in Sliter Park.
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Bigfork hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year including the Festival of the Arts, the Rumble by the Bay Car Show, the 4th of July Parade, the Christmas Parade, the Whitewater Festival, Tamarack Days, Montana Dragon Boat Races, and the Spartan Races.