25 minutes from the west entrance of Glacier National Park, 10 minutes from the Glacier International Airport in Kalispell, and 15 minutes (trust me, we've timed it) to the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort.
You can access some of the best dining and shopping the Flathead Valley has to offer in every direction! Kalispell is a 10 minute drive, Whitefish and Columbia Falls are both a 5 minute drive in either direction.
Glacier National Park
The Montana Treehouse Retreat is just 30 minutes away from the west entrance into Glacier National Park in West Glacier. Here you will experience some of the most breathtaking views and mountain scenes. Take a day drive up Going To the Sun Road, hike one of the many trails Glacier has to offer, or take a refreshing dip in Lake McDonald.
Check out more Glacier Events and activities here: http://glaciermt.com
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort offers endless recreational possibilities in both the summer and winter months. Access the peaks of WMR within a 12 minute drive. You can hit the slopes in the winter or take a gondola ride in the summer months to experience some of the best views in the valley or pick huckleberries!
Check out Whitefish Mountain Resort Website: http://skiwhitefish.com
Columbia Falls is a great place to stock up on groceries without resort tax! Super 1 Foods is right off of HWY 40 on the right as soon as you get into Columbia Falls. I highly recommend the Backslope Brewery for locally crafted micro brews + really good food, Montana Coffee Traders for a quick breakfast/coffee to go.
The Columbia Community Market is also a fun place to grab a bite in the summer, mingle with the locals + grab some local produce. This is every Thursday evening from May 1st- September.
Columbia Falls Community Market: https://www.cfcommunitymarket.com
Whitefish is where it's at when it comes to quaint boutiques, one of a kind antique stores and high quality outdoor stores, breweries, restaurants, distilleries and more. We are just a 5 minute drive into downtown Whitefish.
Every Tuesday in the summer is Farmer's Market in downtown Depot Park. I highly recommend grabbing a bite from one of the local food trucks, getting some fresh local produce and mingling with the locals. Live music here as well!
Explore Whitefish: http://www.explorewhitefish.com