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Get ready to plan your Montana vacation at Somers Bay Cabins!

 As the year-round Flathead Lake lodging headquarters for fun, we offer easy access to a wide range of exciting activities just a short drive away. From exploring Glacier National Park and golfing to thrilling white water rafting, water slides, horseback riding, sailing, fishing, and jet skiing, there’s something for everyone. And that’s not all – you can also enjoy Jewel Basin’s scenic beauty, go mountain biking, visit cherry orchards, indulge in huckleberry picking, and take a scenic boat ride. If you’re up for wildlife sightings, The National Bison Range is a must-visit. And for those who love antiquing, browsing art galleries, or shopping at charming spots like Bigfork Village, Kalispell, and Whitefish, you won’t be disappointed. Plan your unforgettable Montana getaway with us today and experience all these adventures and more!

Arts & Culture

Conrad Mansion Museum

Conrad Mansion Museum

“The Conrad Mansion is the most beautifully preserved pre-1900 mansion in Montana – one of the most outstanding examples of luxurious living and period architecture in the Pacific Northwest. This exciting, historic Mansion has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.”

**20 minutes north from Somers Bay Cabins**

Hockaday Museum of Art

Hockaday Museum of Art

“The Hockaday Museum of Art itself is housed in a stunning classical-revival-style building, originally erected as the town library in 1901. In addition to rotating exhibits, it has a permanent “Crown of the Continent” exhibition that features 15 historic Glacier National Park murals, as well as work from some of the best-known Western artists, including Charles M. Russell and O.C. Seltzer.”

**20 minutes north from Somers Bay Cabins**


Loved our stay at Somers Bay!!

“Loved our stay at Somers Bay!! Beautiful little cabin overlooking the lake, and such a warm welcome for our 10 year anniversary from Tia!! We enjoyed early morning walks on the rail trail which is just across the street. There is a spot to swim in Flathead lake just a short walk down. Opportunities for renting kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis and rides to Wild Horse Island are just across the street too. Great spot if you’re looking to explore and enjoy the Flathead Lake area.”


Hooked on Montana Fishing

Hooked On Montana

Whether you’re looking to book a fishing trip on Flathead Lake or embark on a captivating tour of Wild Horse Island (which should definitely be on your bucket list, by the way), the exceptional team at Hooked on Montana is your go-to choice! Not only are they conveniently located just across the street from us, but they also tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to secure your fishing trip or tour in advance by visiting their website at www.hookedonmontana.com. 

** Located Across the Street From Us**

Johnsrud Fishing Oufitters Kalispell Flathead Lake Montana

Johnsrud Outfitters

Ever dreamed of mastering the art of fly fishing? Or perhaps you’re already a seasoned angler, but finding the perfect fishing spots, bringing your gear, or even a boat, has always been a challenge. Look no further! Welcome to Somers Bay Cabins, where we’ve got you covered. Our team at Johnsrud Outfitters are simply phenomenal! But hurry, spaces fill up rapidly, so be sure to secure your unforgettable fly fishing adventure today. Visit our website at www.johnsrudoutfitters.com and embark on the ultimate angling experience.

Somers Montana Flathead Lake

Somers Beach & Boat Launch

This beach and boat launch area is conveniently located just across the road from Somers Bay Cabins! Simply step out your cabin door, take a left at the bottom of our driveway, and walk towards the nearby pedestrian crossing – only 50 steps away. Once you’ve crossed the road, you’ll find a variety of rental options including paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, fishing charters, and even tours to Wild Horse Island. Everything you need for an unforgettable lakeside experience is right here, at Somers Beach & Boat Launch.

** Located Across the Street From Us**

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Paddle Board Outfitters

From paddle board rentals, to kayak rentals and jet ski rentals, this place has them all! They are located directly across the street from us too. The summer is busy and they tend to run out of inventory so be sure to reserve your water toy early by visiting their website:  https://www.paddleboardoutfitters.org/rentals/somersbay

** Located Across the Street From Us**

sailing flathead lake sailboat montana

Go Sail Flathead Lake

What could be better than having a sailing chartered excursion,  renting your own sailboat or taking a few classes?  Not much besides being able to do all of that on Flathead Lake! The founder, Captain Genevieve, is originally from Montana and started Go Sail Flathead Lake in 2016 to share her passion for sailing. “My dream is for everyone to have access to this beautiful place.” Captain G .  Reserve your sailing day on Flathead Lake by visiting their website: https://gosailmontana.com/

** 23 minutes south from Somers Bay Cabins**

Parks & Nature ACTIVITIES

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

You’ve come to Montana and no matter the time of the year, Glacier National Park should be on your bucket list!  You might not be able to drive to Logans Pass in the fall and winter, but there is still a ton that you can see and do, so don’t be discouraged!

**45 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

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Wild Horse Island

Wild Horse Islands is one of our favorite things to explore every year!  Only accessible by boat, this is the largest island on Flathead Lake! When you visit the island don’t be surprised to see bighorn sheep, mule deer, bald eagles, falcons and wild horses.  Please do not approach any of these wild animals and your own domesticated animals are not permitted on the island.


UTV ATV Rentals Kalispell Lakeside Montana

Flathead Off-Road UTV Rentals

Montana has so much land to explore and really there isn’t a more fun way to explore than on an All Terrain Vehicle.  Just imagine yourself out in the wilderness on a back road and the breeze blowing through your hair and the smell of fresh clean air and the only things in site for miles are trees, animals, water and really just mother nature.    Visit their website to book your ATV exploration today:  https://flatheadoffroad.com/

Legacy Bike Park Kalispell Lakeside Montana

Legacy Bike Park

If you enjoy mountain biking, then you’re gonna love Legacy!  It has terrain for all levels and best part, no climbing!  It’s a short drive south of the cabins, you park, and they shuttle you up and keep on shuttling you until you’re done!  Visit their website to learn more: https://legacybikepark.com/

**20 minutes  south from Somers Bay Cabins**

Herron Park Kalispell MT

Herron Park

Herron Park is just down the road from Lone Pine State Park and is a mixed use facility which means hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders utilize this large park.  Weekly events are even put on here during the summer too!  There are numerous hiking trails that can range from less than a mile all the way up to 9 miles round trip.  The views at the top of the Notch are pretty spectacular too!  View the trail map here: https://www.foystoblacktailtrails.org/trails-maps/

**25 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

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Rails to Trails

Our cabins are located directly across from the Rails to Trails Bike/Pedestrian Path.  This trail system will take you up to the town of Somers and as far west as Kila and as far North as Costco.  It’s a wonderful trail system that many times flows alongside beautiful fields filled with canola, flowers, wheat, horses, birds and other wildlife.    

Lone Pine State Park Kalispell Montana

Lone Pine State Park

You can hike to the top via a large selection of starting points or you can drive to the top!  Located in Kalispell and only about 15 minutes from us you will be able to take in the views of the entire Flathead Valley.  From Big Mountain Ski Area to the Swan and Mission Mountains and even Flathead Lake!  Many of the hiking trails are family friendly too!

**20 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


Purple Mountain Lavender

Purple Mountain Lavender Farm

Established in 2004, Purple Mountain Lavender overlooks beautiful Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana. They are a family-owned business and have over 1,500 plants and 35 varieties of lavender. They have an online store and hold events and tours, but you must schedule these in advance.  View their website to learn more: https://purplemountainlavendermontana.com/

**15 minutes south from Somers Bay Cabins**

North Shore Farm Somers MT

North Shore Farm

North Shore Farm is less than 10 minutes from us and is open seasonally.  If you’re looking for local and fresh produce or fruits, this place has it all!  Keep up to date with them by viewing their website: https://northshoreorganic.farm/

Bowman Cherry Orchards Bigfork Montana

Cherry Orchards

This area is known for their cherry’s!  Just a few minutes outside if Bigfork is where you’ll find all the cherry orchards you could ever imagine!  Our favorite is Bowman Cherry Orchards.   This is a family owned business that has been running for more than 100 years!  Visit their website to learn more: https://bowmancherryorchards.com/


horse sleigh rides whitefish kalispell somers bigfork montana

Sleigh Rides

What a magical experience a sleigh ride is in the snow!  Located just outside. of Whitefish is where you will find Cripple Creek Horse Ranch.  This 45 minute sleigh ride can also be followed up with amazing dinner for two.  View their website for more info: https://cripplecreekrides.com/index.php/sleigh-rides

** Reservations are a must**

**45 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

blacktail mountain ski area lakeside somers kalispell

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

Blacktail Mountain is our local ski/snowboard hill.  What makes this mountain so special is the fact that you drive all the way to the top and take your first run down!  There is no waiting in lift lines to get the top.  It’s family owned and so that means everyone who works there is very nice, respectful and courteous. The lower level of the lodge features rentals, skis and bathrooms, the second level features a cafeteria with a beautiful fireplace and the third level features an amazing restaurant with a fireplace, great food and drinks and the best views ever!  This is our favorite place to ski/ride and we think it will be yours too!

** We have discounted full day lift tickets!  Be sure to call us if you’re intersted as our supply is limited.**

xc cross country skiing lakeside kalispell somers montana

XC Ski Blacktail Mountain

This amazing cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing trails are located 8 miles above Lakeside on Blacktail Mountain Rd, which is always on your way up to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. They sit at 5000’ of elevation, and the 25 kilometers of varied terrain is groomed every day from December thru March. Motorized equipment (Snowmobiles, ATV’s, snow bikes, etc.) and fat bikes are not permitted on either trail system as well as walking without snowshoes.  Click the link to learn more: https://northshorenordic.org/blacktail-mountain-nordic-trails/

If you’re in need of rentals, just head to Sportmans Ski Haus in Kalispell OR click the link below to reserve online: https://www.sportsmanskihaus.com/info/rental-winter

snowmobile rentals lakeside somers kalispell bigfork montana


If you’re wanting to spend a few hours touring the backcountry of Montana in the winter then there’s no other fun way to do it then by a sled!  These folks offer five choices on where to sled from Columbia Falls to Bigfork and everyone in between!  Also you can choose from a guided tour or a tour led by yourself and your partner! Click the link to learn more: https://www.glaciersnowmobile.com/

Dog Sledding Whitefish Somers Kalispell Montana

Dog Sled Adventures

If you’re looking for a fun activity to do in the winter that doesn’t involve much physical activity, then this is it!  The owners and their dogs are simply amazing and so kind.  It really was an experience that everyone should do at least once in their life.  View their website for more info: https://dogsledadventuresmontana.com/

** Reservations are a must**

**45 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

xc cross country skiing glacier national park

XC Ski at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park isn’t only amazing in the summer, it’s a sight to be seen in the winter!  It’s a great place to xc ski or snow shoe and there are a ton of travels to do so! To learn more visit their website: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/crosscountryskiing.htm

whitefish mountain resort whitefish montana

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort is a great mountain that offers a lot of different terrain.  If it’s a powder day or the weekend, be sure to get up there early in order to find parking and not have to wait in lift lines.  Checkout their website for the latest conditions and more: https://skiwhitefish.com/

**40 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

Definitely worth the stay!

“Definitely worth the stay! Beautiful views and cabins were so cute and CLEAN!!! Have dinner at Tamarack Brewery in Lakeside just down the road. And gotta stop for breakfast at Somers Bay Cafe. Walk down to the water and enjoy the view!”

Food, breweries, wineries & night life

Our Favorite Breakfast & Lunch Restaurants

restaurants somers montana somers bay cafe

Somers Bay Cafe

Locally owned and operated for more than 20 years! This restaurant serves up the best breakfast and lunch items and is within walking distance too; only 10 minutes by the pedestrian path!

restaurant lakeside montana Glacier perks

Glacier Perks

Located in Lakeside which is only 10 minutes south of us is where you will find the BEST coffee in the valley! They make their own caramel syrup for their lattes, they roast their own coffee beans and they have the most amazing homemade breakfast & lunch items…Cinnamon rolls that are HUGE and amazingly delicious!

Restaurants bigfork mt echo lake cafe

Echo Lake Cafe

Hop on the highway and go over the bridge and you will be at our favorite breakfast  spot in the area!  The service is wonderful, they even offer outdoor seating!  Our favorites are their corned beef & hash, pancakes & biscuits & gravy!

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


Max's Market Bigfork Montana

Max's Market

Max’s Market is truly one of a kind to our valley.  It’s not just a market with local food items, but they also breakfast, lunch and bakery items as well as Montana made gifts too!  The food they make is also vegan and delicious!  Their burritos are our favorite!

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

UTV ATV Rentals Kalispell Lakeside Montana

The Spot

If you love donuts as much as we do, then you will LOVE The Spot!  These donuts are extraordinary, not only to eat but to look at too. Here is the link to their website just so you can see what to expect: https://www.thespotmt.com/

**20 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

gluten free bakery kalispell

Red Poppy Gluten Free Bakery

Everything that this owner creates is absolutely delicious!  You’d never know it’s gluten free or dairy free or both!

**20 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

Our Favorite Lunch & Dinner Restaurants

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Norms Soda Fountain

Step back into time at Norm’s!  From the candy to the shakes, fries burgers and abundance of magazines, this place is one-of-a-kind! 

**20 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

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If you’re in a hurry and craving a great burger and amazing fries, this is the place! They only offer a drive through, so you can eat on the road or take it back to your cabin.

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


restaurant bigfork mt great northern gourmet

Great Northern Gourmet

If you’re looking for a not so typical sandwich or salad for lunch, then this is your spot!  For dinner you won’t find “Montana” style choices either, you will be blown away with what the chef comes up with!

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


gluten free restaurant kalispell

Dan d'Lion

If you’re looking for a meal that’s either gluten free and vegan or both, than look no further!  Dan d’Lion, which is located on your way to Glacier National Park, has it all.  Everything is made in house and delicious!

**35 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**

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Oro y Plata

Everything here is made from scratch, even their corn and flour tortillas!  Yes, they have a tortilla press and you can even sit at one of their bars and watch it in action!  The offer indoor and outdoor dining and their tacos, chips and salsa are amazing.  

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


winery kalispell flathead lake montana

Mission Mountain Winery

Only 20 minutes south of us in Dayton you will find this winery.  It’s a family owned winery that started its vineyards back in 1984.  It currently produces approximately 4,000 cases of wine per year. The vineyards in Montana grow Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Marquette and small amounts of Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Other grapes are grown in our own vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills region of Washington.  Their tasting room is only open in the peak season.

**35 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


winery kalispell montana

MontaVino Winery

Located in downtown Kalispell is where you’ll find this winery.  The perfect place to stop and have a drink before dinner! 

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


winery kalispell montana

Waters Edge Winery & Bistro

This winery is pretty unique in that it hosts a ton of fun events all throughout the week, they have an abundance. of wines from all over the world and they also serve salads and tapas too and everything on their menu is delicious!

**20 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


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10 minutes south of us you will find the best meatball sub, gluten free pizza and so much more! The meatballs are made from scratch too!


Desoto Grill Kalispell MT

The Desoto Grill

Located within an old forging building is where you will find this one-of-a-kind BBQ joint.  The staff is the most friendliest and most of their menu items you won’t find on any other restaurants menu in the valley! 

**20 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


Tamarack Brewery Lakeside MT

Tamarack Brewery

This brewery isn’t just a brewery, it also serves up a great lunch and dinner menu too.  There is something on the menu for everyone!

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


Sacred Waters Brewery Kalispell Montana

Sacred Waters Brewery

This location is really unique.  You have Sacred Waters Brewery, Glacier Sun Winery & Cider and a restaurant.  All the drinks and all the food are really good!  In the summer there is a huge outdoor space with cornhole, picnic tables and they even have concerts too!  It’s one of a kind to our little valley, thats’ for sure!

**25 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


Our Favorite Dinner Only Restaurants

Restaurants Lakeside MTT

Sake To Me Sushi

It’s Montana, but we swear, this sushi joint knows how to do it. They have some of the most spectacular rolls that you won’t find on any other sushi menu, we promise!

**Be sure to make reservations by calling them at, 406.837.1128, or visiting their website https://saketomesushi.com/bigfork-reservations

**15 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**


mercantile restaurant kalispell

Mercantile Steak

Located in a historic building in downtown Kalispell is where you’ll find this gem.  The food is made from scratch; sauces, pastas, breads and more and the atmosphere and staff are the cherries on top!

**Be sure to make reservations by calling them at, 406.300.0808, or visiting their website- https://www.mercantilesteak.com/

**20 minutes from Somers Bay Cabins**