Local Attractions

Whispering Pines Cabin


Lakeside, MT near Flathead Lake offers many different attractions suitable for the whole family. Check out some of our favorites below! But don’t worry, this list does not include everything! You can discover something new every time you visit!

Whispering Pines Cabins make a Convenient Base Camp for your Vacation!
  • 2 miles from Flathead Lake and the town of Lakeside; find restaurants, laundry facilities, fuel, boat rentals, and more
  • 9 miles to Blacktail ski area, 30 miles to Big Mountain in Whitefish
  • Glacier Park is less than 1 hour away
  • Shopping in Kalispell, Bigfork and Whitefish
  • Hiking in Jewel Basin 40 minutes away
  • Remedies Lakeside Pharmacy
  • SLITERS Lumber & Building Supply Hardware Store
  • Blacktail Family Foods Grocery Store
  • Local Parks for swimming and picnics
  • Local Realtors
  • Great restaurants in Lakeside and the surrounding towns
Flathead Lake

Ranked in the top 1% for water purity in the world, Flathead Lake is a destination unto itself. People travel from all over the world to experience this natural wonder.  Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi boasting a 160 mile shoreline; water covers almost 200 square miles of Montana and is over 300 feet deep.

Enjoy virtually every water sport from Flyboarding to fishing. If you didn’t bring your own gear you can rent everything locally.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is located in Lakeside, Montana, and overlooks Flathead Lake with easy access from Highway 93 South. The ski area offers a winter wonderland experience with 100% natural snow, boasting an average annual snowfall of 250 inches. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., it’s the perfect getaway for enthusiasts of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Beyond the slopes in the winter, visitors can enjoy the thrill of snow machines, the tranquility of hiking, or the patience-testing sports of fishing and ice fishing amidst the serene mountain landscape.

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General Stats:

  • Over 1000 acres of National Forest
  • 1440′ of vertical elevation
  • Top elevation: 6780′
  • Longest Run: 1.75 miles


  • Thunderhead: Double Chair
  • Olympic: Triple Chair
  • Crystal: Double Chair
  • Mighty-Mite: Handle Tow
glacier national park

Glacier National Park is the #1 tourist draw to northwest Montana, and for a number of good reasons. The scenery alone is worth the trip, but when you add in all the other things Glacier Park has to offer it is a vacation made in heaven. You can experience over 1,000,000 acres; a hikers paradise with more than 700 miles of maintained trails. The park is open daily, year-round, but some visitor services such as hotels, tours and restaurants, are only open from late May into September. If you only have a couple days to visit Glacier Park, here is a great recommendation, “Glacier National Park Vacation on a Time Budget”.

Whispering Pines Cabins are the perfect place to stay if you want to visit Glacier National Park. The hotels in the park are quite expensive and you’ll need to make reservations a year in advance in most cases. If you stay with us you get to experience Glacier, Flathead Lake and all of the surrounding attractions this area offers.

Did you know that you can fish in any of Glacier Park’s 200 lakes and you don’t need a license? Be aware that “catch & release” is the policy, but there is no limit on the fun you can have.

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