The Bigfork area and the surrounding valleys is a land offering unlimited recreational opportunities!
Bigfork and the Flathead and Swan Valleys
The village of Bigfork was founded near the turn of the 20th century and has long been an ideal vacation spot for locals and faraway travelers. Bigfork is situated between where the Swan River and Flathead River empty into Flathead Lake; water recreation opportunities literally surround this charming village.
The main street of Bigfork has a variety of shops, including galleries, gourmet kitchen supplier, souvenir shops and clothing stores. There are also numerous cafes, fine dining restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries and well as a nationally acclaimed repertory theater.
Surrounding the village are lakes, rivers and mountains to explore. There are multiple charter and rental companies to help get you out on the water on a guided fishing tour or in a personal boat or watercraft and we have hiking information and maps available at the hotel to get you out and exploring the amazing mountains! In the winter there are many ways to stay adventure bound; dog sledding the Swan, cross country skiing at the base of the Jewel Hiking Area and guided snowmobile tours are available from nearby the inn. Please feel free to email with any questions about what our beautiful home has to offer.
Other Area Attractions
Glacier National Park - Less than an hour's drive takes you to "The Crown of the Continent". Drive the incredible Going to the Sun Road or get out for a backcountry hike or overnight.
With boat tours and kayak rentals, it is easy to get out on some of Glacier's beautiful lakes.
National Bison Range - President Theodore Roosevelt established the National Bison Range in 1908. It was the first time Congress approprated tax dollars to buy land specifically to conserve wildlife. The bison range maintains a representative herd of bison ensuring the preservation of the species for continued public enjoyment. In addition to herds of bison, it supports populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, pronghorn and bighorn sheep as well as mountain lions, coyotes, bears, bobcat and over 200 species of birds.