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– Area Activities –

We have more rivers and streams than we can count. Glacier National Park, with an abundance of wilderness and wildlife, is a short drive away. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Jewel Basin, the Flathead National Forest are all nearby. Bigfork’s very own Nature Trail begins right on the edge of town and winds along the “Wild Mile” of the Swan River — a short walk from the cottages. There’s a good reason Bigfork has become a premier destination in the Northwest. Our village offers some of the finest dining, shopping, and gallery hopping you will find anywhere. Plus, there is our nationally-recognized Bigfork Summer Playhouse that stages performances six days a week. The Village of Bigfork is on the Flathead Lake, the largest, natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.


Restaurants and Area Activities

Whether you want to golf, boat, fish, hike, kayak, swim, shop, dine, enjoy art and theater, or
simply rest, relax and rejuvenate, Bridge Street Cottages puts you exactly where you will want
to be. Click through the tabs below to view restaurants and area activities in Bigfork, Montana.

Spring & Summer Activities

  • Bigfork Chamber Calendar: Any time of the year, you can visit the Chamber website to see upcoming events in Bigfork.
  • River Bend Concert Series: All summer long in Sliter Park (just across the old steel bridge on the other side of the river from Bridge Street Cottages) there are Sunday evening musical performances by local, regional and national musicians. The line-up changes every year but always includes a wonderful blend of jazz, folk, big band and a variety of other musical styles.
  • BACC Openings: In addition to all of the other galleries in town, we also have the Bigfork Art and Cultural Center that hosts “openings” throughout the year featuring the work of artists in a variety of media.
  • Taste of Bigfork: In April all the restaurants and eateries in the area come together to offer a dining tour of Bigfork. Everything from French Provincial and Northern Italian to fresh fish and game dishes are featured. You and your taste buds will be amazed by the variety of impressive dishes available in our little village.
  • Whitewater Weekend: At the end of May or beginning of June each year, kayakers from all over the country come to compete on the Wild Mile of the Swan River that runs just above and behind town. Events on our “Class 5” rapids include down river races, slalom courses and whitewater rodeo and stunt competitions.
  • Festival of the Arts: The first weekend of August is festival weekend every year when the streets of Bigfork host hundreds of artists, artisans, craftsmen and musicians in a juried display of their works. Quite possibly our most popular event of the year, the festival draws people from all over the country.
  • Wild Mile Corridor Wildflower and Bird Walks: On Tuesdays all summer long, the Flathead Audubon and Montana Native Plant Society leads a free flower and bird identification walk along the Natural Trail just outside of downtown Bigfork.

For more information about recreational opportunities in the Bigfork area we recommend the Bigfork Chamber of Commerce

Fall & Winter Activities

For more information about recreational opportunities in the Bigfork area we recommend the Bigfork Chamber of Commerce

“What a charming place to stay! Our cottage was lovely and we enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the river in the evening. Within walking distance to many great restaurants and shops. We even enjoyed a musical at the local playhouse. We had an amazing time.” – Orbitz Reviewer

Bridge Street Cottages
309 Bridge Street, Bigfork, Montana 59911
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