Located in the heart of wilderness country, but just ten minutes from the charming village of Bigfork, Kootenai Lodge offers a perfect blend of retreat and recreation.

Bigfork is framed by the majestic Swan Range and set along the tumbling Swan River and Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.

Considered a culture center with its numerous art galleries, award winning summer playhouse, boutique shops and gourmet restaurants; Bigfork is included in the book listings of The Great Towns of the West, The Great Towns of America and The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.

Less than an hour from Kootenai Lodge are Glacier International Airport, two downhill ski areas, Glacier International Park and the lake studded Jewel Basin Hiking Area.


Getting Here:

Glacier Park International
Airport (FCA) 


Delta 800-221-1212
Horizon Air 800-547-9308
Northwest Airlines 800-225-2525


Train: Whitefish Amtrak Station

Amtrak offers daily service aboard the Empire Builder.  (406) 862-2268 or call your local Amtrak.



US Highway 2 runs east and west through the Flathead Valley, US Highway 93 runs north and south - connect with Interstate 90 at Missoula.

Montana became known as the "Last Best Place" for a reason, offering a quality of life like no other. 

Northwest Montana boasts its own unique qualities - the lakes, rivers, forests and millions of acres of wilderness offer a multitude of recreation possibilities. Combined with small-town life, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a simpler time that nurtured a sense of community and neighborliness. 

The following links are offered so you can get a peek into life in Montana.

Enjoy your visit.

  Montana Reference Links

  Local Schools

Montana Information

Montana Government

Montana Living Magazine

Visit Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Bigfork Schools

Flathead Valley Community College

University of Montana 

Of Interest


Montana Land Reliance




  Flathead Valley Attractions   Local References

Glacier National Park

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Blacktail Mountain

Bigfork Summer Playhouse

Great Northern Llama Company

Bigfork Eagle

Daily Interlake


Bigfork Chamber of Commerce

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

Flathead Visitors & Convention Bureau

Local Events

Polar Bear Plunge - New Year's Day

The Gathering of Women - February 

St. Patrick's Celebration - March 17

Master Pro Am at Eagle Bend Golf Club - April 

Tasting of Bigfork - May
Cherry Blossom Festival - May
Whitewater Festival Slalom Races - May

Independence Day - July

Bigfork Festival of the Arts - August
Lake Fest - August
Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival - August

“Fiesta Latina” Street Dance and Bigfork Sidewalk Art - September

Tamarack Time! - October

Santa's Elves Decorate Bigfork - November

Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade - December

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Bigfork Festival of the Arts

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