Flathead LakeCreated by Ice Age glaciers, almost thirty miles long and fifteen miles across at its widest point, Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. The Lake has over 160 miles of shoreline and its glacial water covers nearly two-hundred square miles of Montana – at 300 feet deep, you can be guaranteed a refreshing swim. An ordinary day on Flathead Lake includes every imaginable water sport and incredible fishing. As big as the Lake is, the waters are often incredibly calm and perfect for skiing. If fishing is your game, then Flathead is just what you are looking for: the lake is populated by native Bull and Cutthroat trout, huge Lake trout (Mackinaw), along with Perch and Whitefish.
Lake access for those who do not live on its shores is incredibly hard to come by, however, Bear Mountain lot owners will have the ability to lease a boat slip in Bear Harbour Marina, just minutes from the gates of Bear Mountain.
LakesideLakeside, home to Bear Mountain Montana, is a growing community on the west shore of Flathead Lake. The locals are welcoming and the town’s quiet comfort is to be enjoyed year round.
BigforkA short, scenic drive from Bear Mountain Montana takes you to the charming village of Bigfork. Live theatre, art galleries, fine dining, and gift shops entertain visitors and locals alike.
GolfEagle Bend, located on the north shore of Flathead Lake near Bigfork, is a 27-hole championship course; it is Montana’s only golf course to be rated #1 by Golf Digest for six consecutive years and in the top 50 in the United States. The “Nicklaus Nine” rounds out the original 18 holes, combining challenging golf with gorgeous views. Eagle Bend’s acclaimed restaurant and lounge, exceptional practice facility and incredible course provide an unparalleled golf experience. Big Mountain Golf Club is conveniently located just two miles north of Kalispell on Highway 93. The 7,015-yard, par 72 layout is an outstanding combination of Scottish Links golf along the scenic Stillwater River.
Each Bear Mountain Montana lot includes a golf membership that provides privileges at both Eagle Bend Golf Club and Big Mountain Golf Club.
Tamarack Brewing Company is the best place in Lakeside to enjoy great food and incredible brews. Gather with friends on the creek side patio under the willow trees, or cozy up to the fireplace to warm your toes after skiing Blacktail Mountain.
Blacktail Mountain, Lakeside’s own Ski Resort. Beginners and experts alike start at the top of Blacktail Mountain, giving everyone a top-to-bottom run before riding a chairlift. Don’t forget to stop at Muley’s in the Lodge for a beer and a burger.