What We Love
- A convenient downtown retreat with a restaurant and spa, near the Whitefish slopesThe evening wine-and-beer events with fellow guests and managers, five nights a week
- The soothing spa and its well-stocked gift shop
- The proximity to the Whitefish slopes and glaciers of northwest Montana
What To Know
- The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport (the closest being Glacier Park International)
- Free WiFi is available throughout
- Private onsite parking is available
Fire meets ice at this contemporary and conveniently located escape. The Firebrand is set in downtown Whitefish, with a helpful concierge service to arrange all your outings. Plan an excursion to world-famous Glacier National Park, 35 minutes away, or set up a snowmobiling day. For more fun, there’s also wintertime skiing and a warm-weather Alpine slide at Whitefish Mountain Resort, plus seasonal snow biking, ice skating, ice fishing, hiking and biking – or, you can adventure vicariously through Ken Wensel, whose outdoor photography lines the property’s walls.
If you prefer to stay warm and toasty, The Firebrand offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere throughout – not least in its rooms, with a dry bar, luxury linens and a 50-in. flat-panel TV apiece. A peaceful day spa is also on hand, holding a gift shop where you can stock up on bareMinerals goodies. And yes, there’s a fireplace (a cutting-edge linear fireplace, at that), right in the lobby coffee shop and restaurant. Come Sunday through Thursday evenings, and you can heat up by its flames at a wine-and-beer reception with hotel managers.
Rooms are designed to feel comfortable and contemporary, as well as quiet, thanks to sound-absorbing technologies in the windows and walls. You’ll get a dry bar, a 50-in. flat-panel TV and high-thread-count linens, where you can snuggle up after a long day of skiing or outdoor adventuring. Deluxe rooms show off French doors to bathrooms with leathered-granite countertops, stone floors and European floor-to-ceiling glass showers. They hold either one king or two queen beds; please contact the hotel directly after booking if you have a preference.
Amenities- Custom-select luxury beds?- Variety of pillow options- High-speed Wi-Fi- Bedside USB charging stations- Refrigerator- Safe- Bathrobes and slippers
Before or after a day on the slopes, stop by the lobby coffee shop. Breakfast is served in the form of made-to-order sandwiches, smoothies and huckleberry pancakes, while five nights a week, evening brings wine-and-beer meet-and-greets with managers. There are also contemporary small plates nightly, inspired by international flavors. If you’re looking for a to-go snack, you’ll find plenty of these, too.
The Firebrand Spa is your one-stop shop for wellness and beauty needs, offering an expert aesthetician and a menu of massages, body treatments, couples treatments, waxes and nail services. Take home a keepsake of your spa day from the gift shop, which stocks goodies by Naturopathica and bareMinerals.
Whitefish is an excellent year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with its proximity to the Glacier National Park ice caps, the glorious skiing and warm-weather biking, zip lining and hiking on the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort and the charming downtown – home to a performing-arts venue, boutiques and galleries (including Firebrand’s own, with photography by Ken Wensel). There’s even a marina on the lake, and golfers can stop by the expansive local green. Other area activities run from skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling to horseback riding in the spring and summer.
How to Get There
We checked our bags into hotel early and left for the day. Arrived back to check in to a king suite, # 216. Nice bed with plush robes and double doors to the bathroom. Rustic decor and great photography! Good sleep quality
We enjoyed a sit-down breakfast in the lobby the next morning with really good food and service.
We also scheduled a couples massage in the spa. The spa room was nice and comfortable and our therapists were good too. Expensive but I'm glad we did it.
Two nights into our stay, we changed rooms to a balcony king suite, #306. Although it was hot, it was nice to have the option of a fireplace, bigger TV, crazy multi-head shower that had insane water pressure and a separate toilet area. I would ask for a room further from the elevator as we could hear people, especially in the bathroom.
We found that the hot tub on the roof closed at 10:00, due to a a city enforced quiet time. It's not dark until 10:00 or after so kind of inconvenient if you're trying to stay out of the sun.
In my opinion, I would stay here again!
We had an excellent 4 night stay at the Firebrand. Great location. We traveled by Amtrak and the station is only a few blocks. When we arrived late, the shuttle was at the airport. They offered to have a member of the wait staff come pick us up! Local shops and restaurants are in easy walking distance. The room was clean, beds were very comfortable. We felt very safe with the locked door entering from the lobby/lounge. We would definitely stay here again.
Stayed two nights recently. Hotel was upscale and walkable to all restaurants and activities in Whitefish. Room was comfortable with many modern amenities such as a rain shower. Hotel staff was helpful in suggesting restaurants in town.
I have had the pleasure of staying at this amazing establishment for the last two years over 4th of July week. Everyone makes you feel welcome, Jessica at the front desk makes you feel like family.. bathrooms are incredible as is the view from the roof top lounge. No other place for me and my daughters when we are there. We love this place.
This place was ideally positioned in a gorgeous town walking distance to so many shops and resturants as well as Glacier Park. The hotel amenities were on point including shuttles, roof top scenic views and most inportantly the staff.
We planned this trip spontaneously and relied heavily on last minute decisions to make the trip perfect. No one went above and beyond more than Jessica at the front desk. From the moment we walked in from a 5 hour drive from Big Sky, Jessica accommodated our requests and queries phenomenally. She found us Jimmy the shuttle driver up to our resturant reservation, researched restaurants and train rides. Long story short- she is amazing and deserved full praise.