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
We’ve stayed and dined here before, and always enjoy it.
The rooms in The Lodge (building by the lake) are spacious and comfortable. The Viking (building across the street) has smaller comfortable rooms but great access to the indoor pool, hot tub, and gym. The quality of the buildings and rooms are first rate.
The restaurant and bar are a little pricey, but they deliver great food with equally great service.
We’ll be back.
Wonderful place to stay while you enjoy your visit to Whitefish. I like the ambiance of the lobby and the beautiful views of the lake and mtns. The lounge and restaurant are both good. The spa is always a treat. One of the best amenities is the shuttle service to town. SO convenient and the drivers are really good guys, as is all the staff.
Great weekend getaway to whitefish lodge. Everyone we encountered was great: Sam in restaurant, Hillary in the spa, the valet gentlemen. Lovely appointed room. Breakfast was good. Sleep was great. Huge bathroom and comfortable soaking tub. Beautiful views from lakefront room. Enjoyed morning outdoor Hottub soaks.
A great place to stay when in Whitefish. Overall, the rooms were comfortable and as described. We had a quiet room and a delightful stay. We did have a microwave, fridge and sink in our room. However, no utensils or dishes except for wine glasses and coffee mug. The meals in the lounge were tasty and reasonably priced. I did not like that all the parking spots were blocked off near the check in and there was an expectation to use the valet service, when checking in.
We started out with a partial lakeview room and upgraded immediately to a full lakeview room. And we were super glad that we did. It's worth the $$$$….if you have an opportunity to make the change.
The less expensive rooms are definitely a bargain and you have full access to everything we did but not the views. This was a special vacation for us so I went for the views.
Rooms are very spacious. We could totally see a family or group staying in the rooms with multiple people. Only drawback was the shower. Super small and barely functional. And we are not large people, I promise!