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.