Plan your family vacation to Whitefish at the Whitefish Bike Retreat. Our Lodge is open all year for guests to enjoy the outdoor recreational possibilities out the back door or close by - AND only minutes from downtown Whitefish! The Lodge can comfortably accommodate family and friend gatherings with our 6 rooms and 15 beds, full kitchen, indoor and outdoor common spaces. There is room to roam and explore with with our 20 acres located next to state land and the Whitefish Trail.
World Class Downhill Skiing, Fat Biking, Snowshoeing, XC Skiing, Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding
SLEEP - WAKE - PLAY
Visiting northwestern Montana has many treasures to explore and one of the best known is Glacier National Parks Going-To-The-Sun Road. When the road opens to vehicles, in the summer months, is how most visitors experience this epic road ride. But for the few who can visit the area in the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall, the road is a huge sidewalk. The road is gated at the first signs of winter in the Fall and during Spring during plowing activities and, of course, current conditions dictate how far you can ride up the road safely.
I had a guest from Michigan visiting for a few weeks this Fall. She arrived in the cold rain by AmTrak in the dark and for the first week of her visit saw nothing but rain, clouds and mud as she rode trails around the Whitefish Bike Retreat and town. She was smiling and laughing and just so happy to be here in Montana - nothing could change that.
The rain that fell around Whitefish was snow and ice in Glacier Park. I played hookie from Retreat work for a day so she could experience more of Montana so we went to go play in Glacier National Park at the sign of the first sunny clear day.
We had to been the luckiest people on the planet that day!
We had this epic road all to ourselves - just 4 hikers down around Avalanche Area and that was it. I live here and I never experienced a day like this - proof that this majestic land still amazes me in every season! Yes it was cold, very cold indeed but knowing we had a truck with a heater to return to made dealing with the cold bearable.
We lived through the cold with all our digits will intact and saw Montana in all its glory!
The Whitefish Bike Retreat is fortunate to be located centrally along the Whitefish Trail. A 35+ mile single track trail which stretches from just outside of Whitefish to north of the Beaver Lake Area. We are here to always help our guests find their own way to enjoy the Whitefish Trail. So it is really cool to find one of the maps used beyond its potential. Then to talk to our guest after their ride as they smile and laugh and describe their experience out on the dirt - or as in this case the rain - STILL SMILING AND LAUGHING AND WAITING TO RIDE ANOTHER DAY! They did not want to end their ride even as the map was falling apart in front of them. That is definitely a sign of a GOOD DAY!
SLEEP - WAKE - RIDE
Epic Montana Single Track on a Fall weekend riding with friends and ending the day with a "blow the kegs" party back at the Whitefish Bike Retreat. Our Kegerator needed to be emptied and cleaned for hibernation until next season. Our staff and friends came to the rescue :)
The kegs did not have a chance!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED CLOSE DOWN OUR OFFICE!
This event will surely become an Annual Epic Event For the Retreat!