Fall colors make it a beautiful time to visit Whitefish!

Hiking in Glacier National Park is always a favorite this time of year. The 700+ miles of well marked trails provide an incredible variety of hiking to explore the more than 200
mountain lakes, numerous glaciers and species of plant life and possibly a glimpse of one of the full-time residents such as grizzly and black bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, deer, and more. Golfing is still in full swing, mountain biking conditions are ideal, and shopping in the quaint town of Whitefish is always a great time.


Montana’s Flathead Valley is the place to catch your “perfect fish.” Record-sized lake trout, rainbow trout, large mouth bass and other fish species are found in the many lakes and rivers and provide the serious angler with days of enjoyment.

Our Concierge, located in the lobby of Grouse Mountain Lodge, can arrange half-day and full-day guided trips that include all equipment for both lake fishing and fly fishing.

The Whitefish area is home to over 1,500 lakes in a 50-mile radius, including the 3,350-acre Whitefish Lake, as well as Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. The North Fork and main stem of the Flathead River are listed as blue-ribbon trout rivers.

Stream fishing is open the third Saturday in May through November 30. Some streams have extended whitefish and catch-and-release fishing for trout from December through the third Saturday in May. Lake fishing is open the entire year, with some exceptions, which makes for great winter ice fishing.

Glacier National Park

From Lodging to hiking and boat cruises, Glacier Park, Inc. is connected which makes you connected. Ask our Concierge or your Reservation Specialist to book your Glacier National Park vacation or view the website to gather information.


In summer, spring and fall, golf the Flathead Valley’s nine championship golf courses, including the 36-hole Whitefish Lake Golf Club, located adjacent to Grouse Mountain Lodge.

Big Mountain, Buffalo Hills, and Village Greens are located in Kalispell, only 20 minutes away.

Meadow Lake is in Columbia Falls, only 15 minutes away.

Eagle Bend in Bigfork is 45 minutes away.

Glacier View in West Glacier is 45 minutes away.

Contact the Concierge or Reservation Specialists for more courses and prices, and be sure to also look at our packages including golf.

Horseback Riding at Gaynor’s Resort

Saddle up and experience the West on this unique trail ride that includes a picnic lunch. This is your chance to enjoy a horseback ride through spectacular Spencer Mountain and the foothills of Whitefish Hills. As you saddle up and head out for your trail ride Spencer Mountain is usually 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Whitefish and offers great views of the surrounding mountains and KM Valley. Your trail ride is along great safe trails on a very well broke horse.

Rides Available 4/15 through 10/31

  • 1 Hour: $45
  • 2 Hour: $75
  • 3 Hour $105
  • Lunch Rides $95-$125

For personal assistance with reservations, please telephone 406.892.2525 or 403.236.3400 from Canada.

Horseback Trail Rides

Enjoy an Old West tradition… go horseback riding! Experienced guides will lead you through Montana’s treasured forests for hourly, half-day and full-day excursions. Meal packages are a great option, and overnight camping trips or covered wagon tours are also available. For a truly unique and peaceful experience try it in winter!

Contact the Concierge or a Reservation Specialist for more information, times, and pricing.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Exciting guided trips on Whitefish Lake or the Flathead River.

Contact the Concierge or a Reservation Specialist for more information, times, and pricing.

Remedies Day Spa at Grouse Mountain Lodge

Relax and enjoy the popular choice in Whitefish, Montana day spas!

Indulge yourself at one of the top-rated day spas in Montana! From facials and revitalizing body treatments to soothing massage, Remedies Day Spa Express, located at Grouse Mountain Lodge, brings guests to a healthy state of balance and relaxation.

Contact the Concierge or a Reservation Specialist for more information, times, and pricing.

The Wave Aquatic and Fitness Center

The Flathead Valley’s Premier Aquatic, Fitness and Fun Center located in downtown Whitefish

The Wave offers a wide variety of fitness equipment and lessons, gymnasium, 3 pools, Kinesis training, racquetball, handball and squash courts. The Wave’s aquatics center is fun for the whole family!

  • Adult Day Pass: $12
  • Children 14-17: $10
  • Children 7-13: $7
  • Children 4-6: $4
  • Children 0-3: Free

Contact the Concierge or a Reservation Specialist for more information, times, and pricing.

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