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If you’re looking to take a memorable road trip and experience some outdoor adventures, it doesn’t get much more epic than the Whitefish, Montana area. Best known for Going-to-the-Sun Road and Glacier National Park nearby, Whitefish is one of the most beautiful small towns in Montana and is a fun place to visit for the cuisine, nightlife, and arts and culture scene.
To check out the exciting festivals, fall colors, and awesome recreation, here are some of the best Airbnbs in Whitefish to plan your trip.
For a stylish and modern stay in Whitefish, consider this A-frame home for up to four people. It’s on a private property overlooking Whitefish Lake and 10 minutes from downtown. There are two bedrooms with queen-size beds. The host provides bathroom toiletries and laundry supplies to use with the stacked washer/dryer on the main floor. There’s a lovely patio for hanging out in the evenings and enjoying the gas grill and fire pit. The host provides rain jackets, hammocks, and a portable pack-and-play for little travelers too.
Spanning about 1,000 square feet, this cabin rental includes access to a 3-acre, spring-fed stocked lake on the property. It sleeps four people and has a queen-size bed, queen sleeper sofa, full bath, private covered porch, and open kitchen. The cabin is on 12 acres of land surrounded by the Flathead National Forest, so hiking trails are close by. The host provides guests with two kayaks and life jackets to use on the lake, as well as fishing poles and a tackle box. Interestingly, the cabin was featured in the film, “Cowboys,” starring Steve Zahn and Ann Dowd.
Known as Good Medicine, this cabin is part of an innovative development next to the Whitefish Lake Golf Course. It is a modern mountain home rental within a community of cabins that offers plenty of amenities, including tennis courts, bars/restaurants, game fields, and trails. Free golf carts are available to use here. Downtown Whitefish is just one mile away from the cabin, and this is the only place in town where you can stay and drive a golf cart right onto the course. Sleeping arrangements are available for up to four guests in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom space. Up to two pets are welcome here for an extra fee.
Here’s a stunning guest house that’s highly rated by Airbnb guests and overlooks Whitefish Lake. It’s about 7 minutes to downtown and only a few minutes from the ski lifts. With this rental, you’ll be in a new carriage house above a garage and have your own separate entrance. It comes with a stocked kitchen, stainless-steel appliances, cozy bedroom, and living room sofa with a pull-out bed. Pets are not allowed here but there is a Golden Retriever that lives on the property. The rental comes with Wi-Fi, TV, and a window A/C unit. Guests like that this location is quiet and not too close to neighbors while offering a great view of the lake.
Here’s a cabin rental that’s surrounded by 20 acres of forests and on the banks of Haskill Creek. It sleeps four people and has two bedrooms and one bath. With this unique setting, the cabin features a small kitchen, queen-size beds in the bedrooms, and living room with a couch and single bed. You can access trails from the cabin for hiking. This is a pet-friendly Airbnb rental for your trip to Whitefish and a place where you can really get a classic Montana experience.
One great option in Whitefish is this condo rental for two people in Whitefish. It’s a charming space with a queen-sized bed, Wi-Fi, Hulu TV, cookware, and dishes provided. When you stay here, you’ll be within a couple blocks of the downtown restaurants, bars, and entertainment. The Swift Creek Café is actually right here in the same building for coffee and breakfast. This apartment rental is on the second floor and requires climbing a flight of stairs. Laundry machines are available for guests to use.
Two or three people visiting Whitefish can stay in this condo that has one bedroom and one bath. It’s a second-floor condo that comes with a full kitchen, bathroom, TVs with cable, Wi-Fi, a queen-size bed, and a convertible couch bed. You’ll find coin-operated laundry machines on the first floor of the building. Book this Airbnb property to have easy access to all the downtown Whitefish activities and attractions. The snow bus stop is close by to get to the mountain resort in the winter, and the area is bike-friendly.
Four people can stay in this home in a country setting while visiting Whitefish. It is about 6 miles south of Whitefish and has easy access to roads. The home has one bedroom, one bathroom, a fire pit, and a great yard. It’s a separate house in the host’s backyard, and you can do laundry in the host’s house with prior notice. The host can also give you a tour of his wood shop connected to the house. There’s state land across the road that is perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. A kitchen, Wi-Fi, and TV are also included. Pets are allowed here with prior notice.
Here’s a modern boutique cabin that’s near the Beaver Lake Trail Head and 7.2 miles from downtown Whitefish. It’s an outdoorsy place to stay for hiking, mountain biking, and lake recreation. Amenities provided at the cabin include big-screen TVS, rural-speed Wi-Fi, and Direct TV service. It’s easy to bike or walk to town and the nearby lakes via the Whitefish Trail and enjoy a natural setting while still being close to town.
For your next vacation, consider this condo in the heart of downtown Whitefish and at the center of so many things to see and do. It’s an industrial-style condo with high ceilings and an open floor plan. You’ll have a small balcony here, as well as a king-size bed in the loft bedroom and a pull-out couch in the living room. It’s easy to walk around town and get to City Beach in less than a mile. The snow bus stop is close by too to get free transportation to Whitefish Mountain in the summer and winter. The condo comes with a smart TV for streaming and cable access.
With this Airbnb rental, you’ll stay in a modern loft that’s a mile from downtown Whitefish. It’s a 750-square-foot space with a 150-square-foot covered deck. This loft is detached from the host’s main house on a one-acre property. You’ll have your own private entrance and parking here. The sleeping arrangements for four people are a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. It’s the perfect blend of modern design and rural Montana charm to explore the area.
A very popular Airbnb rental for two people is this private room in Ptarmigan Village. The room has a queen-size bed, private bath, private entrance, and private gym area. Free continental breakfast is provided. The property is 5 minutes from the ski hill and 10 minutes to downtown. The neighborhood is on Big Mountain, home to the Whitefish Mountain Resort. Guests have access to resort amenities, such as indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts. The host lives in a separate space on the upper two floors of the building. The host can also provide you with discounted ski lift tickets and rock climbing adventure discounts.
Four people can stay at Nest Harding while visiting Whitefish and enjoy a comfortable studio built in 2016. It has a full bathroom and kitchen, and is a second-story loft in a quiet neighborhood. You’ll be 4 miles from downtown Whitefish. The space is 24 feet by 24 feet in size, offering views of the surrounding orchards and gardens. The loft has Wi-Fi, a composting toilet, air conditioning, and radiant heat.