Montana Glacier Country & the Flathead Valley
Timber Wolf Resort is located in Montana's breathtaking Flathead Valley, a top vacation destination and the western gateway to Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park is a stunningly beautiful ice-carved terrain of serrated ridges, jutting peaks, dramatic hanging valleys, 50 glaciers, more than 200 lakes, waterfalls and thick forests covering some 1.2-million acres. Deer are among the most commonly spotted wildlife but elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, wolves, grizzly and black bears roam its wild vastness and are often seen by visitors.
The valley also lies adjacent to more than 1.7 million acres of federal wilderness in the form of the Great Bear-Bob Marshall Wilderness complex. Other nature highlights include the National Bison Range and the Jewel Basin Hiking Area.
Conditions on the rivers and lakes of the Flathead Valley range from the placid water of Ashley Creek to raging whitewater. Among the popular whitewater runs are the Middle Fork of the Flathead River near West Glacier, and the North Fork of the Flathead north of Columbia Falls.
With terrific natural recreation resources in abundance, Flathead Valley is very tourist-oriented, and provides a host of things to do and places to stay. A fun way to get a great view is to take the gondola to the top of the mountain at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, which offers both summer and winter-time activities.
The Valley also boasts eight championship golf courses offering a season from April though October. Publicly owned courses feature impressive log cabin clubhouses, built 50 years ago by Depression-era loggers under the direction of the federal Works Project Administration. Book tee times in advance through the Flathead Valley Golf Association. Within the Valley area you will also find 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, world class hunting, indoor and outdoor tennis, swimming and health facilities.
Thriving Art Communities
The Valley is not just the domain of sport enthusiasts. The Flathead Valley is an environment and community conducive to creating works of art. There are a wide variety of galleries and other outlets throughout the Valley to view and buy artists' work, particularly in Bigfork and Kalispell. Other cultural highlights include Conrad Mansion, St Ignatius Mission, and the Museum of the Plains Indians.