Restaurants, Lodging and a New Trail Come to the Heart of the Flathead Valley

 Set among the mountains of northwest Montana, Kalispell has recently welcomed several new offerings, including restaurants, lodging, public art and more.

“With our location between Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park, Kalispell is a vibrant community surrounded by natural landscapes,” said Diane Medler, Executive Director of Discover Kalispell. “Our mountain town has seen diverse growth over the last several months, including public art, restaurants and a new trail that will enhance the downtown core.”

New businesses and developments include:

        Kalispell Welcomes Seven New Restaurants & Watering Holes. Downtown Kalispell welcomed two new culinary offerings in the historic 1892 Kalispell Mercantile building – the KM Bar and Mercantile Steak. The restaurant features Tiffany-style lamps, stained glass windows and copper-colored ceiling, while their menu highlights Montana favorites like trout, burgers and steaks. Meanwhile, the KM Bar features libations from local and regional distilleries, breweries and cider houses. Additional dining locations include SunRift Beer Company’s restaurant, Waters Edge Winery & Bistro, Big Mountain Ciderworks, Ranger Joe’s Pizza and The Spot, which is a specialty donut shop that features recipes utilizing local ingredients.

        Snowline Acres Expands with Guesthouse and Coffee Shop. Located on the southern end of Kalispell with sweeping views of the Swan Mountains, Snowline Acres and the Ashley Creek Historic Venue have expanded their offerings to include a coffee shop – Snowline Coffee Co. – and Snowline Acres Guesthouse, which is set to open for guests in 2022.

        Lodging Updates. Sherman Lodge offers luxury accommodations steps from downtown Kalispell, with five rooms that pay homage to rivers in the area, including the North Fork, South Fork and Middle Fork of the Flathead, as well as the Kootenai. Built in 1912, the Kalispell Grand Hotel has new owners who are updating the lobby, the building and the rooms to restore the property to its luxurious beginnings.

        New Coworking Space. The first coworking community in downtown Kalispell, Atrium Cowork has coworking spaces that include private offices, desk spaces and a drop-in lounge, as well as large conference rooms and booths for video conferencing, with spaces that can accommodate up to 40 people.

        Kalispell Parkline Trail Set for Completion in May 2022. A 2-mile-long trail that is on land previously occupied by railroad tracks in the heart of downtown Kalispell, the Kalispell Parkline is a 2-mile-long linear park and multi-use trail that will play a key role in the revitalization of downtown, creating a vibrant space for residents and locals alike.  

        Public Art Expands in Kalispell. Murals and public art continue to expand throughout Kalispell with many telling the stories of the area, from Jeanette Rankin – the first female congresswoman – to Lake McDonald and the new Tunnel Vision 2021 project along Rails to Trails that includes artwork from local artists, as well as community members.

        Axe Throwing Comes to Downtown. Opening in January 2022, American Axe Throwing will bring this new activity to the heart of the Flathead Valley. Activities will include axe throwing, shuffleboard and more.

        New Performing Arts Center to Open This Fall. Located on the campus of Flathead Valley Community College, the Paul Wachholz College Center will have a performing arts facility that includes an art and exhibition gallery/reception hall and an outdoor amphitheater.  The performance and lecture hall will feature 1,000 seats and will be the only venue of its kind and size in northwest Montana.

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About Discover Kalispell

Discover Kalispell, the Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau, is the designated marketing organization for the city of Kalispell and is a division of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce. The organization is funded by the state accommodations tax and the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) fee. Anchoring the Flathead Valley, Kalispell is a destination that combines accessible amenities, touchable history and a charming downtown with Montana’s wide-open spaces and endless outdoor recreation. It’s also located within minutes of Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, the Jewel Basin and many public parks and trail systems. More information can be found at or on social media at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as #DiscoverKalispell.

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