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Glacier National Park… Hollywood… And The Family Vacation Experience That Will Last A Lifetime

Thousands of people set out each year to take their family on an unforgettable, experiential adventure for their summer family vacation. Perhaps once or twice you have even thought about it yourself? We all have grandiose desires to take our family on that epic Hollywood movie-style vacation, where all our problems get resolved, every one falls in love all over again, lives are changed, miracles happen and everyone lives happily ever after.

Some people go to great lengths and spend obscene amounts of money trying to create this fairy-tale vacation experience. We do this because we all want to experience the magic… we all want to experience something remarkable, something memorable. When we vacation we want something more than just a couple of weeks away from home, we want an experience that we will remember for a lifetime.

I am sorry to break it to you, but I do need to get one thing out of the way right up front… that miraculous hollywood-style vacation experience described above, that is probably not going to happen for you this year… not in Glacier National Park or any other destination you can pick on the map.

Sorry, but life doesn’t follow a script. It doesn’t come with an Academy award -winning director who makes sure that everything will happen exactly when it is supposed to, carefully scripting everyone to say the perfect line at exactly the right time.

Life is messy. People are imperfect. Our lives don’t follow a script, so we cant expect our vacations to either.

We all know that life isn’t perfect, but I am here today to tell you that even though life isn’t perfect, there is a destination that comes close to perfect, and in fact, it might just be close enough to perfect to make you forget about all those problems in life, at least for a moment…

The moment that you are searching for…that moment that will last a lifetime.

You see a vacation to Glacier National Park isn’t about striving to find perfection. It’s not about making sure that everything stays on schedule and happens exactly according to plan.

A vacation to Glacier National Park is about escaping… leaving all of that nonsense behind, and simply living in the moment. Its about discovering that life is about so much more than schedules and agendas, deadlines and day-planners. Its about spending quality moments together with your friends, family and loved ones. It is about making memories that will last a lifetime and often times the unexpected detours and surprises make the best memories of all.

Glacier National Park is a place where you can lose yourself on a quiet wilderness trail where the only sound is the wind in the trees and the roar of a distant waterfall. It is a place where you can leave the phone and the watch behind and relax for hours along the shore of a crystal lake as the gentle waves lap against the shoreline erasing all of your cares. It is a place where you can commune with your kiddos or your buddies around a campfire under a canopy of stars and and share moments that really matter.

Northwest Montana has never claimed to provide the perfect vacation experience, but it does provide many of the ingredients that can help orchestrate a vacation that will build memories that last a lifetime.

Of course at the top of that we have Glacier National Park with its million-plus acres of pristine beauty teaming with all kinds of wildlife and wonder. More than 700-miles of hiking trails, dozens of rivers, lakes and streams for fishing, boating, swimming and more. There are several options of outfitters in the area that can help you arrange river floats, horseback riding adventures, helicopter tours, fishing trips and more.

And outside the park we have an endless array of other activities and experiences to help you make the most of your stay in the area.

The Whitefish Mountain Resort offers zip-line tours, an alpine slide, some of the best mountain biking trails in the state and lots of other enchanting experiences to fill your days with fun.

There are nearly a dozen golf courses in the area that offer various levels of challenge and fun, ranging from small 9-hole courses to 36-hole championship golf resorts.

You can cast your line for trophy trout in Flathead Lake, Lake Koocanusa or many of the other beautiful lakes throughout the region.

And of course the culture, shopping options and dining experiences throughout the valley from Bigfork to Kalispell to Whitefish are some of the best you will find anywhere.

And the perfect centrally located spot for you to base your vacation to take the most advantage of all of these options, is right here at Glacier Peaks RV Park and Campground. We are located just minutes away from Glacier National Park, Whitefish Resort and Kalispell and Flathead Lake.

Our staff can point you in the right direction and help you make the most of every day and every opportunity that you have while you are in the area.

The owner of Glacier Peaks RV Park has spent a lifetime in this area, running around the hills and mountains of Glacier National Park, exploring the shops, restaurants and little-known ‘can’t-miss’ places throughout the region, and she is always more than happy to share her knowledge with you about where to go, what to do and how to add a little ‘movie-magic’ pizazz to your northwest Montana vacation.

So give us a call today at 406-892-2133 to arrange your stay with us here at Glacier Peaks RV Park and campground and leave the hard work of planning and prep to us. We will roll out the red carpet for you help you to make a memory that will last a lifetime!

Montana’s Flathead Valley: A great winter time destination!

It’s no secret that the Flathead Valley in northwest Montana is a beautiful place to visit in the summertime. You’ll find endless hiking trails to explore, hundreds of lakes, streams and rivers for fishing, whitewater rafting, water skiing and more. Of course there is also Glacier National Park, which is perhaps the biggest drawing card to the area. Its true, Montana’s Flathead Valley is certainly one of the best places to enjoy your vacation in the summer time, but what you may not know is that the Flathead Valley also makes a fantastic wintertime destination.


Many people don’t realize that Glacier National Park is open year round, and offers incredible opportunities for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and wildlife viewing during the winter time. Going-to the sun road is closed to through traffic during the winter months due to an abundance of snow, but you can still enter the park from both the western and eastern gateways and travel several miles into the park by automobile. From there you can set out on skis or snowshoes to explore the parks beautiful scenery in its winter dress.


Whitefish Mountian ResortOutside the park there are hundreds of miles of trails, both groomed and un-groomed where you can ride snowmobiles and explore some of Montana’s incredible backcountry beauty.


You’ll also find hundreds of miles of Nordic ski trails outside the park many of which are groomed and maintained.


Ice fishing is another popular pastime in the winter. Many of the smaller lakes freeze over during the winter and some of the larger ones as well. These frozen lakes provide great opportunities for dropping your line and pulling out a trophy fish…or at least dinner for the evening.


Probably the biggest draw to the area in the winter is the world renown Whitefish Mountain ski resort. With nearly 3000 acres of skiable terrain available and more than 300 feet of snowfall each year on average, the Whitefish ski resort is a premier winter destination for those looking for some downhill adventure.


The resort town of Whitefish is a popular destination in its own right during both the winter and summer months. You will find plenty of après ski activities to keep you busy after day full of skiing on the mountain. Whitefish provides a nice mix of old west feel with new west convenience and opportunities. You will find a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, bars, boutiques and more to shop and enjoy in downtown Whitefish.


If you are looking for a great lodging option that is ideally located central to both Whitefish and Glacier Park, you can’t do better than the cabins at Glacier Peaks RV Park and Resort. Glacier Peaks is located just outside the town of Columbia Falls which is just minutes away from both Glacier Park and Whitefish.




The kitchen area provides plenty of cabinet space, and appliances for making your own meals.

The cabins at Glacier Peaks RV Park and Resort include either standard cabins or smaller sleeper cabins. The sleeper cabins are small and unheated and are not available to rent throughout the winter, but the standard cabins make for an excellent economical lodging option for your winter lodging needs. These cabins offer a studio-like living space with a comfortable sleeping area a small kitchen and a dining area. There is also a large private bathroom with shower.


The great thing about the cabins at Glacier Peaks RV Park is their central location to the major attractions of northwest Montana. The western gate to Glacier Park is just 20 miles to the east and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort is only about 12 miles to the west. Flathead Lake is only about a half hour to the south, and you can find easy access to thousands of miles of both cross country skiing and snowmobiling trails just minutes away.


You can learn more about the accommodations at Glacier Peaks RV Park and Resort by visiting There you will also be able to learn more about the recreational and entertainment opportunities that are available to you in Montana’s legendary Flathead Valley.