Located in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana, Whitefish is a small western town with a modern flair, providing close access to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world—the hanging valleys and jagged peaks of Glacier National Park. Each season offers breathtaking opportunities to experience the millions of acres of mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers that surround town in every direction.
The people of Whitefish are genuinely friendly and down-to-earth. The town’s low-key atmosphere tends to make life in the tight-knit community a happy and warm place to visit. Though you may spot a movie star on occasion, success is measured in terms of how many mountains one has climbed, runs skied or fish caught. The locals are welcoming and willing to share their recreational passions with visitors—freely swapping stories at the local coffeehouses, breweries, and saloons.
With its covered sidewalk main street leading to the cultural arts center, historic depot museum and public library, this quaint, picturesque western town offers visitors a change from the fast-paced, hustle and bustle of urban life. Central Avenue is filled with a variety of chef-owned restaurants, unique shopping and lively night life. The culinary and libation scene may surprise even seasoned foodies, with a plethora of ultra-local dining and imbibing experiences around every corner. Lodging choices range from full-service resorts to charming inns, rustic but elegant lodges and cabins, as well as condominiums and vacation homes. Sustainability and geo-tourism have become a focus of the Whitefish story, as the community seeks to inspire visitors to take care of the mountain town and special ecosystem, while welcoming travelers from around the world.