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
- 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
This was our fifth annual ski trip to Whitefish, and the fifth year we've stayed at The Lodge. We've stayed in the Viking, the "Cabins" and for the last three years in the Lakefront Condos. From the beautiful accommodations to the fabulous outdoor hot tub to the shuttle service to/from Amtrak, to/from the mountain and to/from downtown, we always feel so well taken care of. The customer service is outstanding; each of the staff seem to thoroughly enjoy their jobs, and they are wonderful ambassadors for the Whitefish area.
The Lodge will facilitate your pick up and drop off from the Kalispell Airport - they take you downtown Whitefish and pick you up no charge. The concierge will help you facilitate any adventures that you may want to take. The location is BREATH TAKING. We stayed in room #332 and had a FULL view of the lake - one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The room was HUGE. The staff were all extremely professional and courteous. Can't say enough good things about The Lodge.
This hotel is spectacular!! They have fabulous rooms (mine was almost as big as my apartment- no kidding!!) and wonderful amenities. They have an outdoor hot tub, as well as a great indoor hot tub and small pool with a waterfall (!), gym, spa (had a great massage), restaurant, gift shop, coffee bar, shuttle to ski slope and town, etc. great for groups- met us at airport with our luggage tags and room keys- our luggage was delivered to our rooms within an hour or so- they also picked up our luggage and it was waiting for us all lined up on the sidewalk at the airport. Staff was wonderful!! Oh, did I mention the teddy bear on my bed??? (Yes, I bought him and brought him home...!!!) we were there for ski trip- they also have fabulous summer amenities which were not open at this time.
I would not change anything, the service was excellent and so was the hotel. A few notable people:
Emily and Danielle- Bartenders
Scott- Front desk
Great location, a lot closer to town than anticipated. Awesome shuttle service to town and the hill.
The hotel is beautiful the room is beautiful but if you stay on the Viking side you may be facing the parking lot and with all the skiing going on right now and shuttles back-and-forth it kept me up throughout the night. Very noisy and not much for privacy unless we close the windows completely. We were facing the mountains but it didn’t matter. Also, here we are in this beautiful room and bottled water I little treats all cost money that were left out on the counter. I find this quite tacky being that this is $150 room. I can understand charging for the clock and some other things in the room that way if anyone goes to take these items their credit card can be charged but charging for bottled water and candy left out?! That should be complementary if you’re putting it out. It just seem tacky. The staff was At!