Welcome to beautiful Kalispell in the heart of the magnificent Rocky Mountains! We are pleased to offer some fun guest activities during the conference. These are intended for guests accompanying attendees of the conference.
Join us Sunday after lunch for a tour of the Conrad Mansion Museum.
The Conrad Mansion in Kalispell, sits proudly today on the edge of the original townsite, atop a bluff overlooking the valley and the Swan mountain range. When Charles E. Conrad, a founder of Kalispell, arrived in the Flathead Valley in 1891, this lovely town with its tree-lined streets was still but a dream. But Conrad had vision, and he felt that not only had he found a good investment opportunity, but also a permanent home for his descendants. Along with establishing the Kalispell Townsite Company and eventually the Conrad National Bank, he had this gracious Victorian home built for his beloved family in 1895 in what was then a wilderness.
Charles Conrad’s youngest daughter, Alicia Conrad Campbell, actually lived in the home until 1964. Then, in 1974, she made the decision to give the Conrad Mansion to the city of Kalispell in memory of her pioneering parents. The mansion was open to public tours in June of 1976.
Depending on the number of people attending, the cost will be $15 – $18 per person. The duration of the tour is approximately 90 minutes plus additional time to peruse the Gift Shoppe.
A courtesy van will be available and departs the Hotel Lobby at 12:45 and will return at approximately 3:30.
Please click on the banner above for additional information regarding the Conrad Mansion Museum.
Join us Monday morning for a walk/hike & picnic lunch in Lone Pine State Park which overlooks breathtaking Flathead Valley vistas. The park offers 7.5 miles of trails and on a clear day, you can see Flathead Lake, Big Mountain, the Jewel Basin and Glacier National Park. After walking/hiking we will enjoy a sack lunch before heading back to the hotel.
A courtesy van will be available and departs the Hotel Lobby at 9:00 am and will return at approximately 1:00 pm.
Park fee is $6 for non-residents and free for residents. Lunch is estimated at $8 each. You will need a hat and/or sunglasses; good walking/hiking shoes plus a jacket. Temperatures in Montana in late September range in the 60’s to 70’s.
Please click on the Montana State Parks logo above for additional information regarding the park.
We hope that you will join us for shopping and lunch in the beautiful town of Whitefish, just 17 miles north of Kalispell.
The streets of downtown Whitefish are peppered with galleries, boutiques, retail shops and restaurants for everyone – from pottery to metalwork, from western to modern and everything in between. This quaint, picturesque western town offers visitors a change from the fast-paced, hustle and bustle of urban life.
A courtesy van will be available and departs the Hotel Lobby at 10:00 and will return at approximately 2:00. You will need comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket as we will be parking the van and walking the few blocks of downtown. Lunch prices will vary in the $10-$15 range. For more information, click on the Whitefish logo to the right to visit the town’s website.
Comments or questions about Guest Activities are welcome.