Located in northwest Montana, Kalispell is a mountain lover’s dream meeting destination. With Glacier National Park to the north and Flathead Lake to the south, Kalispell is a mountain town rich in culture with top-tier meetings hotels, a vibrant downtown, four-season adventure, a robust culinary scene and soul-stirring beauty.
It’s also a destination that has effortlessly combined new growth with local offerings. New in 2020, Kalispell welcomed nine culinary offerings—including a taphouse with a mix of wines, ciders and northwest-sourced beers on tap, a cidery and two wineries—a new event center, renovations at three lodging properties (Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Hilton Garden Inn) and a new My Place.
With these new openings and commitment to local offerings, it’s easier than ever for meetings and conventions to add Kalispell-inspired touches in the form of welcoming hospitality, Big Sky Country-inspired lodging and through experiences and products that are distinctly Montana.
With Kalispell’s array of culinary options, meetings can have forest-to-table food prepared for off-site events and receptions, welcome their attendees with custom made-in-Kalispell welcome gifts in the form of mugs and handmade growlers and local culinary favorites. Purple Mountain Lavender provides tours of their lavender farm and meeting attendees can leave with locally grown lavender essential oils, lotions and more.
When it comes to off-site venues, Kalispell has a few of note. The newest: Snowline Acres. Located on the south end of town, Snowline Acres is a stunning venue that combines a historical building with a beautifully lofted ceiling, orchards and a floor-to-ceiling view of the Swan Mountains.
Round out keynote and breakout sessions by taking meeting attendees to experience Kalispell through a fly-tying class, at a chuckwagon dinner set among a mountain meadow, on a boat cruise on Flathead Lake or to learn about Montana’s American Indian tribes with touchable history and storytelling.