A week ago we finally green-lighted a family vacation to Montana. My wife has been longing for a visit to Target and the closest one to Calgary is a nearly 6 hour drive away in Kalispell.
That’s all I knew about the area, there’s a Target in Kalispell. So I asked on Twitter what we should do, where we should stay.
I liked that the property had self-cater condos alongside a pool, playground and pond on the property.
When I arrived I discovered even more. There was a stocked fishing pond, private beach access to Whitefish Lake and each building totally surrounded by a woods, the rush of creeks cascading down the mountain filling the silence.
We stayed in 36-Windriver and the accommodations are perfect for a family of 4. My wife says “this is my kind of camping.” An allusion to the forested surroundings that make you feel like you are a Mountain Man in the wilderness, while still having indoor plumbing, a stove, freezer and fridge. Our unit was lofted with a queen bed upstairs, a hide-a-bed downstairs and a workable kitchen with everything we needed.
The kicker? Only $125 a night. I booked for a long weekend only two days before we needed the unit. What a steal.
We chatted with some of the owners in the pool area and found the property is popular with Calgarians getting partial ownership and visiting a few times a year in ski season and the summer.
We loved our 4 nights at Ptarmigan Village and will be back. Soon.