With our location in northwest Montana, situated between Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park, this mountain town sits in the Flathead Valley and is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and endless recreational opportunities. While Kalispell has full-service hotels to meet your meeting’s needs, it’s also home to a variety of distinct and one-of-a-kind venues that are ideal for cocktail events, corporate meetings, break-out sessions and genuine Montana experiences.
Blocks from downtown Kalispell is The Conrad Mansion. Once the home of Kalispell’s founder – Charles E. Conrad – and his family, today the museum takes visitors back in time on tours through this 26-room mansion where they can learn about the impact the Conrad family had on Kalispell and Montana. With a lush garden and immaculate landscaping, groups can host a private dinner in the garden at The Conrad Mansion. Another nearby historical option is the Northwest Montana History Museum. Originally built as a school, today the museum tells the story of Kalispell and northwest Montana, while groups can rent a variety of spaces within the building for meetings, break-out sessions and more.
Take your meeting to new heights at Lone Pine State Park. Minutes from downtown and overlooking Kalispell, your attendees will have a breathtaking view of Kalispell and the surrounding area. With indoor and outdoor spaces available, its perfect for off-site team building or break-out sessions, topped off with a panoramic view of the Flathead Valley. Plus, attendees can even take a walk on the park’s trails.
For a large group, consider the 6,000-square-foot Ashley Creek Historic Venue. Offering indoor and outdoor space, its backdrop is the often-snow-covered peaks of the Swan Mountain Range. Or take your group of up to 150 out on the waters of Flathead Lake on a cocktail cruise aboard the Far West. Find additional team-building experiences at American Axe or plan a customizable and intimate event at Fiddlestix.
A true mountain town, Kalispell has a growing craft beverage scene that comes in the form of breweries, distilleries, wineries and cideries. Book Water’s Edge Winery and Bistro for a custom menu and wine pairing or have your meeting attendees make their own special blend. Explore apple and pear orchards, followed by sipping on hard made-right-here cider, at Big Mountain Ciderworks. Incorporate a cocktail-making class – including locally sourced ingredients – into your team building or educational meeting offerings at Whitefish Handcrafted Spirits. Learn about how Kalispell Brewing Company’s traditional German-style lagers and northwest-inspired ales are made with an in-depth tour at the brewing facility in downtown Kalispell.
Meeting attendees can taste Kalispell at additional craft beverage locations, including Montavino Winery, Bias Brewing, Sacred Waters Brewing Company and SunRift Beer Company, as well as two nearby distilleries – Glacier Distilling Company in Coram and Whistling Andy Distillery in Bigfork.
From large groups to corporate retreats, Kalispell has the distinct facilities to host meetings of various sizes. Plus, with 18 seasonal and year-round direct flights to Glacier Park International Airport, it’s easy to meet in Kalispell.