Bigfork, Montana - The Village by the Bay


The Village by the Bay, has been said to be “One of the 50 great towns in the west.” Where the swift waters of the swan river joins the Flathead Lake in NW MT, elevation 2,968; where eagle and ospry share skies with peaks of the Swan range in the Rocky Mountains. This rare find is recognized world wide for its pristine rivers, majestic mountains, and wide open spaces, unspoiled land and best of all, people who will warm your heart and inspire you to return. This is a place where eagles and osprey soar through the sky as elk, moose, and deer move through the land with natural grace. 

The Flathead Valley:

Glacier Country welcomes travelers with spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping beauty. There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors you’ll have to choose carefully, as you’ll never be able to squeeze them all into one vacation. This is a fantastic place to create memories, stir emotions, rejuvenate your body and soul. I invite you to take the time to discover why this special corner of the world should be your next destination.

Flathead Lake:

There’s lots of room to play on Flathead Lake, located just a short 5 minute drive from Mystic Mountain Retreat. Known as one of the 300 largest natural lakes in the world, it is thy largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi - 28 miles long, up to 15 miles wide which transfers to 188 square miles of pure enjoyment. Surrounded by national parks, forests and protected lands, the Flathead valley is the gateway to wilderness. Ideal for all outdoor recreation; boating, water skiing or sailing on one of the most expansive lakes. Fabulous fishing with over 25 species of fish found in the lake. Hike on Flathead Lake’s largest island, Wild Horse Island.

Glorious Glacier National Park:

Within a 40 minute drive from Mystic Mountain Retreat, Glacier Park is referred to as the crown of the continent. A stunning presence unlike any place on earth and is simply a must see!  Experience the park's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spect-acular lakes. It is home to 70 species of mam-mals and 260 species of birds. Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.

Whitefish Lake and Village:

Located in the breathtaking Northern Rocky Mountains, surrounded by towering peaks, glacial valleys, and pristine lakes, rests the charming town of Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish is truly a magical place where the highest structures are trees and wildlife outnumber residents. The people of Whitefish are genuinely friendly and down-to-earth. The town's low key atmosphere makes this tightly knit community a happy and warm place to visit. This quaint, picturesque western town offers visitors a change from the fast-paced, hustle and bustle of urban life. 

Fabulous Fall Foliage:

An absolute must see to appreciate this time of year! Fall colors are truly spectacular, the weather is mild and the tourism crowds are gone. For the retired or empty nesters whom have no school schedules to consider, this is the ticket!

Cultural Arts:

Bigfork was voted one of America's best art cities with countless historical and cultural experiences. Art galleries and The Bigfork Summer Playhouse venue offer several great options to explore.

Sensational Skiing:

Down hill skiers can behold the splendor of the Flathead Valley as they schuss down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort or Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, ideal for family skiing. During the warmer months, both resorts offer hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as huckleberry-picking (a favorite with children!).

Wild Whitewater River Rafting:

Whitewater rafting and kayaking adventures on the north, south, or middle fork of the Flathead River all within the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Kayak down the Flathead or Swan River; canoe on serene, still lake waters.

World Class Golf on 9 Courses:

Golf on two world class courses with spectacular lake views; 9 championship courses within 45 minute drive or less. Bigfork rated as one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world! Not simply due to great courses, but ideal climate and great activities all around.

Give us a call:

760.753.7621 or 619.871.5372