Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge
Travel Blogs from Bigfork
Today dawned cool and rainy with clouds covering the high peaks and predictions of 70% chance of rain. After congratulating myself on a wise decision to book a tiny, snug, dry cabin vs my trusty (but wet) tent, and also to delay my tour of Glacier Park until tomorrow (only 20% chance rain), I dressed for a tour of Flathead Lake via Bigfork, Montana (an artsy-cutesy lakeside town on the northeast side of the lake).
After a ...
... snow, and the stopped at the Visitors center to get some information on the trails. the Hidden Lake nature trail was open to the overlook--about 1.5 miles one way. We filled up our water bottles, grabbed our hiking poles, and set off. the alpine meadow s blooming with spring/summer flowers. It was boardwalk for a bit, then you have to trek up the mountain, which was about 50% covered in snow. Appreciated my hiking pole! About halfway, the trail was impassable by the ...
... to the remaining glaciers in the park. The views were beautiful but the hikes were a little long so we walked around the lake and continued down to St Mary - the eastern gateway to Glacier. The area outside has few accommodations and many tour buses and the Going to the Sun road starts here. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery along the GTSR which was spectacular and we spent quite a while at the Logan Pass ...
... in a featureless plain. We parked and steeled ourselves for the walk in the drizzle to the Centre but the courtesy bus driver obviously took pity on us an we were shuttled up the hill.
I was amazed at what was there and the quality of the building, its displays and the sheer size of the undertaking. The complex extend over 6 floors all built into the side of the hill so that from a distance they completely blend in. It was opened in 1987 and is run by First Nations ...
Two couples race against time to attend and witness Her Best Friend's Wedding in Montana. Brent (Brent Fafeita) - a traveling kiwi, and Kathleen (Kathleen Sweeney) - a Minneapolis celebrity, accompany their Missoula friends Jenny (Jenny Mueller) and Brock (Brock Belgarde) on an adventure of a lifetime. Competing against time, they fight their way to the wedding for an experience they'll never forget.
In Montana, the little lakeside community of Big Fork ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking