The only time I have spent in Whitefish was for work and I was eager to return to experience the town in a different way. I had heard that two sisters had opened a new hostel within a few blocks of town and wanting to support women entrepreneurs I booked my room. I hadn’t stayed in a hostel since my stay in Edinburgh Scotland two years ago. What I remember of that hostel experience was the affordable price, uncomfortable beds and dirty showers. The experience at the Whitefish Hostel was much different. The sisters, Kirtlye and Lynon had stayed in many hostels around the world and made a list of what it was they enjoyed in each of the different locations. They were able to create a very comfortable and memorable experience at a great price point; one evening on a memory foam bed in a shared room cost me $33.00.
I was able to easily walk the two blocks to the main street of Whitefish to meet up with a contact I made through Couchsurfing.org, a wonderful resource when you are new to town and looking to chat with locals or find a place to stay for the evening. Sue graciously gave me several hours of her time to tell me about the great places to visit in Whitefish, the secret lake access that not many tourists knew about, the restaurants serving up healthy meals as well as some helpful information for my future road tripping through the North East. I really cherished this time and will definitely utilize this site again.
On my way out of town I passed by a juice bar that served organic juices and smoothies. I hadn’t had lunch yet and I was excited for a fresh and healthy smoothie. This place was really unique, not only did it offer fresh juices and smoothies but it also rented mopeds and had a food cart at the entrance called “The Greek Guy”. If you are driving from Kalispell to Whitefish you should pass right by this place, I highly encourage you to stop and take a sip!
Whitefish Juice Bar