Lodge at Whitefish Lake
What We Love
- The 86-slip marina, offering romantic yacht cruises and tours of Whitefish Lake in the summer
- Gas fireplaces in every room
- Live music (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) in the Boat Club Bar & Lounge and local-favorite happy hour at the Tiki Bar
What To Know
- Ski season in Whitefish is from December through early April
- Pets are not permitted
- Reservations are required for many on- and off-site activities
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set lakeside, this mountain lodge’s studio-style rooms spoil with rustic details like hardwood and slate-tiled floors, granite counters and leather button-back chairs by stone-framed gas fireplaces. The Boat Club restaurant serves hearty mountain fare like Wagyu beef doused in bacon and sun-dried tomato jam, and the dimly lit Boat Club Bar & Lounge has live music three days a week. The outdoor enthusiasts on the concierge team can arrange everything from ski lift tickets and zipline tours at the nearby Whitefish Mountain Resort, to a romantic cruise for two aboard a 31-foot motor yacht at the on-site marina. Just looking for a little R&R? They’ve got you covered with more than a dozen therapeutic treatments at the full-service spa.
In the Area
Drive 30 minutes to Glacier National Park’s 700 miles of hiking, biking and cross-country trails with such rare species as mountain goats, Canadian lynx and the endangered grizzly bear. For expansive panoramas, hike the trails at Jewel Basin, a 15,000-acre national forest area, about 40 miles south. Fuel up for the mountain with huckleberry pancakes and hearty biscuits and gravy at Buffalo Cafe. Or head to Mountain-Mexican fusion restaurant Pescado Blanco, where must-orders include wild game dishes like the ancho-chile flatiron steak with caramelized onions, smoked red pepper sauce and cotija cheese. With nine 18-hole championship courses, Whitefish is as big of a golf destination as it is a mountain town — tee off on the bank of Flathead Lake at Eagle Bend Golf Course or take in views of Glacier National Park at the Glacier View Golf Course. Top it all off with a sample of 12 ales and lagers at The Great Northern Brewing Co. in downtown Whitefish.
How to Get There
We have stayed several times over the last few years and love out visits. There is always something fun going on. The Boat Club always has the fun specials every time we have visited from $10.00 all you can eat seafood Wednesdays to a spectacular Mothers Day brunch, happy hours, live music and a delicious food menu. The staff is incredibly friendly and we feel so comfortable and relaxed when visiting. The Lodge is beautiful and welcoming.
I had a series of poor experiences at the Whitefish Lodge. I arrived at 2:30pm and asked if I could check in. The girl at the desk told me that my room was not ready but that she would text me when it was ready. After an hour, I had not received a message but I thought that I would go back to check again. On my way there, I saw the girl walking down the street away from the hotel. My room was ready.
Another issue is that most of the staff at the front desk are not native English speakers and they are not good at it.
When I got to the room, I we went to plug in our electronic gizmos. The lamps have electrical outlets on them but none of these outlets work. It is a good idea but a poorly made product.
The outdoor pool was closed but they have a very nice indoor pool and hot tub. The problem was that the pool and hot tub were swarming with kids. Kids are ok but this was beyond the pale.
Kids were still running up and down the halls after we had gone to bed.
This is a nice place and the room charges are pretty good it is just too bad that my experiences were not so good.
The Lodge at Whitefish has beautifully appointed, large, clean rooms with very friendly staff and beautiful scenery. I highly recommend the Lodge! The restaurant and bar has really tasty food and good service.
Visited for business meetings, the entrance is reminiscent of a C’mon Inn chain hotels in Montana. Great Lake views with a few trails. About a mile from small stores and great restaurants. Rooms are spacious and clean.
Hotel has a shuttle, call ahead to book airport pickup and a drive to town. Keep the hotel number, sometimes you’ll need to call ahead to remind them of the pick up.
Check-in: Courteous but much of the decision making was calling in a manager. Such as moving to a high floor.
The front desk evening Manager was not the friendliest and she did not have the Montana welcome that most experience.
Definitely did not feel the hospitality.
Lake amenities do not open until Mid-May, such as Kayak rentals, boat rentals, etc.
There’s a heated Pool and jacuzzi. The jacuzzi can get crowded so check ahead.
Mini fridge and microwave in rooms.
Snacks in rooms are for purchase. $5 for a small jar of gummy bears.
Two bottled waters are free
Rooms with partial lake views are wonderful! The main building houses the rooms with a small patio.
Great stay for $100-$159 (with tax and fees).
If you do not plan to stay in your hotel or room much, there are other hotels in the area that are great options.
Our family recently returned from our first trip to Whitefish on a Spring Break ski vacation and stayed at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake, which we absolutely loved! It is clear after surveying the town that the Lodge is far and apart the nicest and best place to stay in town. The rooms were both spacious and cozy, and the in room features made it clear you were staying at a true 4 star hotel. We, and our children loved making daily trips to the indoor pool and jacuzzi after a day of skiing, and also visited the outdoor jacuzzi daily as well. The outdoor jacuzzi sits alongside Whitefish lake and also looks out towards "Big Mountain" which is so scenic. We arrived via Amtrak, and took advantage of the hotel's free shuttle both during our arrival and departure as well as during our stay for trips up to Big Mountain (for skiing) and into town and back. A few stand-out employees we had the pleasure of knowing while we were there were, Charley, Phil, Kyle and Harrison. One last thing to note, if you are privileged to have nice weather, go for a walk to dinner to The Last Chair, just up the road from the Lodge. It was our favorite restaurant while in Whitefish, (so much so we ate their twice).