The wife and I are planning a vacation from June 8-12th. After a bit of research, we've decided on Montana. But after perusing way too many message boards, my head is spinning...
Once I click "Complete Booking" we'll be flying into Kalispell and renting an SUV at the airport. We are planning on staying in Whitefish at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. From what I can tell, that suits our get dirty during the day, sleep on a very, very soft pillow at night style. But the whole idea of staying in Whitefish was to spend a couple of days at GNP. Should we do this?
I would imagine that we would hike one full day, half drive and half hike another, then spend another day perusing Whitefish and the surrounding areas. Would there be more appropriate places to stay?
I have looked at some of the various lodgings within GNP - which of these (independent of views, ambiance, etc.) is the nicest? Or based on my previous description of needing a "luxury" place to stay should I just forget the idea of staying within the park?
I guess it comes down to the fact that we don't have a ton of time up there, we've never been to Montana before, and we want to have a great time. We don't want to go home on the 12th wishing we had done something different.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Stumped in Texas (aka Mr Bean)