You’ve Flathead Lake as your next vacation spot and set the dates for your much-deserved lake adventure.  Next up, you’ll need to pick the perfect Flathead Lake vacation rental for you and your family or group of friends. We’ll help you find that ideal vacation home that offers you a balance between the perfect location and enough space to relax. Listed below are a few areas and recommendations near to Flathead Lake to consider.

1. Lakeside, Montana

Lakeside, Montana
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Located on the northeast side of the lake, Lakeside has small cottages along the lake or larger log cabins. Some of the rentals offer a dock for swimming, boating, and fishing while others offer private hot tubs. From your rental, you are just a few minutes from the lake’s boat ramp to launch your boat or rent one from Flathead Boat Company.

2. Bigfork, Montana

Bigfork Bay
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Close enough to the north side of Flathead Lake to walk, Bigfork offers you and your family a little seclusion with quaint cabins or a feeling of community with luxury condos. Take a walk in the early evening after a day at the lake and check out the local art galleries and shops before choosing a pub for dinner.

3. Woods Bay, Montana

Flathead National Forest
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Woods Bay rental homes, cabins, and cottages are centered close to the middle part of Flathead Lake. You can find waterfront rentals or settle into a secluded log cabin with amazing views. Woods Bay lies just minutes from the entrance of the Flathead National Forest, which offers you hiking and more great views.

4. Finely Point, Montana

Lake beach
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Located at the southern end of the lake, Finely Point offers lakeside and lake view rental homes and some of the lakeside offerings have docks where you can fish for trout. If fishing isn’t your thing, gather the family together and go over to the beach for a day of fun and sun.

5. Polson, Montana

polson, montana
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On the southern edge of the lake, Polson gives you the choice of lakeside rental cabins and cottages with some of them offering hot tubs. If you visit the lake in the winter months, you can use your vacation rental as a starting point to hit the local slopes, including Black Mountain Ski Area.

6. Dayton, Montana

Mission Mountain Winery
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Nestled beside the southwestern side of Flathead Lake, Dayton gives your family the chance to settle into a small lakeside cottage or a larger luxury home by the lake with a dock. When you want to do something other than water-based activities, visit the local winery, Mission Mountain Winery. This local winery offers tastings, and don’t forget a bottle to take back to your rental.

7. King’s Point Area

stargazing
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When you choose a vacation rental in this area, you find a lot of upscale choices. Some of these large lakeside homes include hot tubs, saunas, and indoor swimming pools for use all year long. From the deck of your vacation home, you can spend an evening stargazing without all the glaring lights of a big city.

8. Lindisfarme Area

lindsfarme area
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Located on the southwestern side of the lake, the Lindisfarme area provides a mixture of upscale lake front home with docks for securing your own boat and more modest lakeside cottages. From here, it’s only a few minutes sailing to reach Wild Horse Island for hiking among the old growth Ponderosa pines and viewing the handful of wild horses and bighorn sheep.

9. Rollins, Montana

Glacier National Park
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Located on the western shore of the lake, Rollins offers comfortable cottages and a few condos for you and your family on the lake. Use one of your vacation days to make the short drive to Glacier National Park to do some hiking and gaze upon the majesty of slowly moving glaciers before heading back for a relaxing night in your rental.

10. Somers, Montana

Somers, Montana
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On the northern edge of the lake, Somers offers some cool options for vacation rentals, including a couple of lakeside yurts and a couple of houseboats. While staying on this side of the lake, take the family over to Pink Hippo Sweets for some heavenly baked goods and buy some to bring back for mornings at your rental.