Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the west of the United States of America. This is in the north-west of the state of Montana. The lake was created during the last ice age glacial period and today it boasts over 200 miles of coastline and a myriad activities to keep you and your travelling party complete content during your holidays in Flathead Lake. The self catering accommodation in Flathead Lake has been vetted stringently before being offered for rent to the public and this means that you can expect very well-furnished and decorated properties, all coming equipped with the facilities you will need for an independent stay.
Many people who travel to Flathead Lake are quite simply overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty of this body of water and the impressive mountain range that provides for the perfect backdrop on either side. This is true inspiration for avid photographers and painters. There are numerous walking trails that criss-cross their ways throughout the area and it is always wise to seek information on these from a detailed and reliable guide. On the lake itself activities to enjoy include swimming, sailing, jet skiing and fishing is highly encouraged here.
You may well wish to visit Flathead Lake during the winter for some ideal skiing opportunities. In fact, there are two winter sports resorts to enjoy on your holidays in Flathead Lake and these are Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort and the Big Mountain Ski Resort. The nearby Glacier National Park allows you to see Montana at its very best and this park actually stretches across the border into Canada. If you are keen to take an organised excursion around the lake, head to Dayton Yacht Harbour. This facility also rents out boats and offers sailing lessons. For the really brave, there is even an opportunity to sky dive at Skydive Lost Prairie Montana - not for the faint-hearted!
For your holidays in Flathead Lake you need to be very sensible where the weather is concerned. Summers really can be beautiful and don’t be surprised to see daytime temperatures reach into the mid- to high-twenties degrees Celsius. However, winters are harsh here with a lot of snow. Daytime highs will struggle to get above freezing and they will plummet significantly at night - so make sure you pack accordingly!
There is actually an airport located very close to your self catering accommodation in Flathead Lake. It is called Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) and has flights with Alaska Airlines and United Express to Chicago, Seattle and Las Vegas, all of which are routes operated by British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR).