Archive for the ‘Glacier Park’ Category

Catch the Lodge on ABC’s The Bachelor!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

A little known fact is now a widely known fact—last fall ABC filmed an episode of their hit television show The Bachelor right here at the Lodge! It was an exciting time having the cast and crew with us—we can’t give away any secrets except to say you won’t want to miss the excitement!

Watch The Bachelor featuring the Lodge on Monday, February 4th at 7 pm MST! If you miss it, don’t worry—full episodes are available at


Dreaming of flying away on your own private helicopter? Well we don’t just save the good stuff for television—propose over a sunset dinner for two (we suggest the helicopter for transportation) or trot off into the woods with a picnic perfect for two. Everything you see and more can be created into a custom one of a kind experience!

In honor of The Bachelor we have created a special Bachelor Experience package! Indulge yourself with two nights lodging, two hour long Swedish massages, one day of room service breakfast for two, one picnic lunch for two, *$100 dining experience credit & a single rose upon arrival. The Bachelor Experience package will be available through 2013.

Click here for more information on the Bachelor Experience package! 


Top 10 Fall Reasons to visit Whitefish

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

1.) Nine championship golf courses….Open through October 31st. Enough said.

2.) Fall Foliage….The Whitefish mountainsides hit their most colorful time in fall as the larch and aspen turn a bright yellow to gold color and contrast sharply against the dark evergreens. This sweet spot in time is a favorite of photographers, professional and amateur alike.

3.) Oktoberfest….An annual two weekend event the Whitefish-Oktoberfest is not one to miss! With bratwurst, schnitzel, polka and lots of BEER you’ll be dancing your lederhosen off before you know it! September 27th-29th & October 4th-6th, visit for more information and event schedule.

4.) Canadian Thanksgiving…. Why would Whitefish be the place to come for a Canadian holiday? Because every holiday should be treated as a vacation! But in Whitefish you can still enjoy the holiday as the Lodge’s own Boat Club Restaurant serves up a turkey dinner! Back by popular demand you can have your turkey and eat it too Thursday, October 4th– Monday, October 8th.

5.) Glacier National Park/Going to the Sun Road…. Fall is the best time of year to visit Glacier National Park if you’re looking to avoid the crowds! Going to the Sun Road is closed from Avalanche Creek to Logan’s Pass to vehicle traffic-making it ideal for biking and walking in peace with some of the best views in the world. For more park information visit

6.) Halloween….Have you ever wanted to celebrate a holiday with an entire town? Halloween in downtown Whitefish is the one! The downtown area fills with children and teens at 4pm when all of the businesses starting to hand out treats. Evening fills with adults as there is a town-wide costume contest with judges located in each of the downtown bars! Prime time people watching!

7.) Black Friday Shopping….Where can you get quaint boutique shops close by big box stores? Whitefish, MT! The Lodge concierge has store locations and information available.

8.) Live Music & Theater….The arts come alive as the summer settles down. Both Whitefish Theater Company and the Alpine Theater Project located in Whitefish offer a variety of plays and musical performances ranging from Lombardi to The Little Mermaid Jr. Visit or for more information and show tickets.

9.) Fly Fishing….Fall fly fishing is a great activity for the Flathead Valley-the mornings and evenings are a bit cool but sun warms the water up by mid morning and the fish start biting! Guided trips are available throughout the Valley and our concierge can help set you up with a well experienced outfitter.

10.) Helicopter Tours….Fall is the best time of year to view the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park from the sky! The beautiful green, gold and red will dazzle your eyes as your guide enlightens you on America’s last best place.

Happy Travels,


Glacier versus Yellowstone

Friday, July 16th, 2010

So we often hear guests ask us, which park is better Glacier or Yellowstone?  An interesting topic this is, especially to those of us that live so close to Glacier National Park.  I guess I will start with telling you my opinion of what makes Glacier so spectacular and then let you decide.

Glacier Park is one of the last places in the continental United States to see a real glacier.  I know, that doesn’t sound that exciting, but what is exciting is the formations that glaciers leave behind.  Beautiful soaring peaks sculpted into sharp angles and steep rock faces.  Glaciers shave the rocks like nothing else can, leaving us with natural formations such as the weeping wall, a 300 foot wall that weeps water.

In addition, Glacier is the home to the huckleberry.  If you haven’t tried a huckleberry, it can be described as a cross between a blueberry and blackberry, somewhat sweeter and slightly more tart.  I have heard it said that a huckleberry has 20 times the antioxidants of a glass of apple juice.  What else loves the huckleberry?  Grizzly Bears.  The big brown bear sets Glacier apart, because you have a very strong chance of seeing a Grizzly in Glacier, just hopefully from your car.

So which park is better you ask?  I will leave that up to you to decide, and once you do, weigh in on your opinion at a website dedicated to deciding, once and for all, which park holds muster in the hearts of America. 

Cheers for now, see you on the trails in Glacier. 

Stacey Averill