Where small town charm meets world-class hospitality. Whitefish, Montana was incorporated in 1905, a year after the arrival of the Great Northern Railway. Hard working railroad employees, loggers and miners supported the establishment of bars, restaurants and shops along Central Avenue and its cross streets in buildings that still stand today. From the 1927 Tudor Revival train depot at the north of downtown to the first brick building, more than a century old, that houses Great Northern Cycle & Ski at the south end. Whitefish is brimming with charm and character.
Today Whitefish, Montana is a vibrant town that welcomes visitors who rub elbows with friendly locals at its coffee shops, bars and boutiques. Local eateries vary from casual to elegant, many serving locally-harvested ingredients from the Flathead Valley’s bountiful farms. The Whitefish Farmers Market brings everyone together every Tuesday night from late May through September where local farmers and artisans offer a bounty of goods. On any given summer evening, Whitefish is lively with pedestrians strolling to its locally-owned breweries, distilleries, bars or the ever-popular Sweet Peaks ice cream shop.
City Beach, located at the south end of Whitefish Lake, is just a leisurely walk or short bike ride from downtown. Nearby, and on the way to Whitefish Mountain Resort, is an emerging new district in Whitefish featuring additional restaurants, a brewery, a park, ice rink and tap room.