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Lodge at Whitefish Lake 4.0

Whitefish, Montana, United States

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Pros

  • Spectacular lakefront location that’s still close to downtown Whitefish
  • Attractive guest rooms with fireplaces, and some have balconies
  • Suites with fully equipped kitchens are available
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with whirlpools
  • Full-service spa offering body and salon treatments
  • Restaurant and lounge that serves steaks and seafood 
  • Large fitness center with modern cardio and weight-training equipment
  • Marina with wave runner, kayak and other watercraft rental
  • 10,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center
  • Guest laundry room and valet dry cleaning and laundry services
  • Free shuttles to the airport, ski area, and downtown Whitefish
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Far from downtown and nothing of note within walking distance
  • Rates can spike quite high at times

Bottom Line

The four-pearl Lodge at Whitefish Lake offers upscale accommodations and amenities in a spectacular setting on Whitefish Lake, and is located a short drive from downtown. Its 145 suites and traditional guest rooms are handsome and well-equipped with microwaves, mini-fridges, fireplaces, and free Wi-Fi, and some have balconies. Highlights include an outdoor pool with lake views and an indoor pool, multiple on-site dining options, full-service spa, fitness center, and marina with equipment rental. There's also a concierge and free shuttles to the ski slopes, Whitefish, and to the airport. It can be pricey in peak season; travelers looking to spend less can consider nearby Grouse Mountain Lodge, which tends to have lower rates. 

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Scene

A rustic yet upscale lodge that stays busy year-round

This lodge stays busy with winter skiers, summertime visitors to Glacier National Park, and year-round conferences and other corporate and social events. The lodge has a cozy, rustic vibe but decor is upscale, with fine leather furniture, beautiful slate tile floors, and handsome wood trim. Stuffed animals, stone fireplaces, and vintage photos of the area set a casual ambiance, but there’s no mistaking the attention to high-end detail that makes this a distinctive destination. There are lots of places both inside and out to escape the crowds and enjoy the spectacular scenery in relative peace and quiet. 

Location

 On picturesque Whitefish Lake, a short drive to downtown Whitefish 

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The lodge is located on the shores of spectacular Whitefish Lake, near Viking Creek Wetland Preserve. It’s a quiet spot with nothing else around it, yet it’s only a four-minute drive or shuttle ride to the shops and restaurants in downtown Whitefish. The shuttle also runs seasonally to the ski area at Whitefish Mountain Resort (12 minutes) and Glacier Park International Airport (21 minutes). It’s about a 35-minute drive to the entrance of Glacier National Park, and 30 minutes to Kalispell’s airport by car. 

Rooms

Well-equipped studio-style suites and handsome guest rooms, some with balconies 

Several condos and cabins are part of the lodge complex, but most accommodations are in the Main and Viking Lodges that are connected via a sky bridge. Main Lodge units are spacious, studio-style suites with equipped kitchenettes that include wet bars. Viking Lodge units are more like classic hotel rooms, with mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. All units have gas fireplaces, and pine trim and furniture accented by pillows, bed throws, and other fabrics in striking green and red hues. There's also flat-screen TVs, snacks for purchase, safes, robes, and free Wi-Fi.  

Bathrooms are more upscale than the casual, rustic lodge elegance in the bedrooms, with black granite vanities (some have twin sinks) and striking slate tile walls and floors. They come equipped with walk-in showers, hairdryers, and toiletries. Main Lodge units add separate soaking tubs. Suites in the Main Lodge have small balconies with lake or woods views. The Viking Lodge rooms offer similar views but no balconies. 

Features

Heated outdoor pool with lake views and multiple dining options, plus a gym and spa

Amenities at this luxury lodge cater to its upscale clientele and capitalize on the spectacular lakefront setting, including the seasonal outdoor heated pool and whirlpool that overlook the water. There's also a lovely but small indoor pool with a rock waterfall and a whirlpool.

For outdoor active pursuits, the marina has boat slips and watercraft rentals that include wave runners and kayaks. Bicycle rentals are also available. The spacious, well-equipped fitness center has Life Fitness cardio machines with video screens, as well as weight-training equipment. There's also a full-service spa with range of body treatments and salon services, plus a steam room and a boutique. 

Dining options on-site include The Boathouse Club Restaurant & Lounge, with steaks and seafood on the menu, as well as happy hour specials and live entertainment on some nights. There's outdoor dining on a large deck with a tiki bar and lake views. The Coffee Bar features specialty coffee drinks and breakfast items to go. 

The lodge has 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a business center, and free Wi-Fi throughout. There's a guest laundry room and valet dry cleaning and laundry, and concierge services include babysitting, ski equipment rentals, and arranging area tours and outdoor adventures. Parking (including valet) is free in the lodge’s underground garage, and free shuttles are offered to downtown Whitefish, Glacier Park International Airport, and to the ski lifts at Whitefish Mountain Resort. 

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Address

1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, Montana 59937-3338, United States

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