Looking for somewhere to recharge among towering mountains and verdant trees? Rollins offers quiet and calm, yet is conveniently close to all sorts of fun activities. Whether you prefer swimming, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing with a gorgeous view of Flathead Lake, our vacation rentals are an excellent way to experience Rollins.
Rollins is a small, quaint village on the western shore of Flathead Lake. Scenic and serene, there are stunning mountain views and idyllic swimming beaches. Get out on the water in a boat to catch some fish, or try your hand at making waves with a rented jet ski!
Though Rollins isn't packed with restaurants and shopping, there are some hidden gems to discover. The Rollins RV Park & Restaurant has excellent food in a casual atmosphere right beside the lake. The huckleberry milkshake is a favorite among visitors, and the buffalo burgers are unmissable. Right next door is M&S Meats, where you can buy some local meats to cook in the kitchen of your vacation rental.
For a bit more action, the nearby town of Columbia Falls has plenty to keep visitors entertained. Bring the kids on a tour of the Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, or head to Depot Park so they can see what it's like to be a train conductor aboard an old lumber train. For more shopping and dining options, stop in the commercial center of Kalispell along the way.
The friendly mountain town of Whitefish is 41 miles to the north, and well worth a visit. In the winter, check out the Whitefish Winter Carnival for a parade, costumes, food, music, and a penguin plunge! For summertime fun, the Huckleberry Festival draws people from all over the state to sell arts and crafts, play music, dance into the night, and enter the prestigious Huckleberry Dessert Contest!
Fishing enthusiasts will be thrilled by the size of the trout found in Flathead Lake. It's also common to find whitefish and perch - you may even have the chance to enter the Mack Days fishing tournament and win cash prizes if you're around in the summer and fall! If you're looking for hiking, you'll find abundant opportunities in the wilderness just outside of neighboring Lakeside, a short drive north.
Winter has its own beauty and its own excitement, with snowy peaks at Blacktail Mountain Ski Area offering a chance to practice skiing and snowboarding skills. There are lessons at all different levels for skiers above four years old. Most of the slopes in the area are for intermediate skiers, but there's plenty to interest beginners and experts as well.
It's time to reconnect with nature in this exquisitely wild part of the country. After a stimulating day, you'll be glad to return to the peace and privacy of your Rollins vacation home.
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