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fatkidfromcanada from: Saskatoon, Canada
Published Date: Apr, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
cozy little lodge
Neat little lodge where we were able to ski in/out. the room wasn't very large, and the heating/cooling wasn't real modern so at times the temperature wasn't great. It did have a fridge in the room which was nice. We did enjoy sitting by the fire downstairs with large couches to accommodate. It was nice to have a hottub but not a fancy area by the hottub. The continental breakfast each morning was great as well. friendly helpful people working there as well.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
Published Date: Mar, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Located close to the Village, the Kandahar Lodge is a step back in time to a more relaxed ski trip. The lodge is rustic in nature with a welcoming fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating in the main salon. Since there is no elevator, the guests will experience a number of stairs to access room, work-out facility, and hot tubs, so this isn’t a place for those with mobility issues. The rooms are comfortable in size, but in need of updates. The included continental breakfast features cereal, instant oatmeal, bagels, pastry, yogurts, and an array of meat and cheese. Apres ski offers popcorn, cookies, coffee, and tea. The Snug bar is just that, three small tables, but has fantastic food available. The Kandahar Cafe is a five star restaurant and offers three to four fixed price gourmet meals.
The staff at the lodge is exemplary, and out does themselves on service. They offer a shuttle throughout the day to the ski lifts with drivers who go above the call of duty to be helpful. The lodge is ski IN but one has to either take a shuttle to the lift or walk a small distant across the street to access the hill.
All in all, a fun, cozy, atmospheric experience where you can meet like minded travelers, share experiences, and enjoy the beauty of Montana.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
GatorFlorida from: Jupiter, FL
Published Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
A cozy gem in Whitefish
A large group of us stayed at the Kandahar and it could not have been more perfect. Rooms great, breakfast great, cozy fireplace going 24/7, convenient ski out and in, restaurant awesome, prices sooooo reasonable, hot tub great, staff awesome, transfers to mountain very very quick! If you want a warm, beautiful ski lodge this is it. Can't say one bad thing about it. Thanks to all of you!!
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Ann W from: Bella Vista, Arkansas
Published Date: Feb, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Great for Skiing BUT
Great place to stay for skiing Whitefish Mountain. Provides on-demand shuttle to base lodge for equipment rentals, ski lessons, and gift shop. Will also deliver you up hill to the couple of restaurants available, though not after 4:15. Luggage is portered to and from room, there’s a continental breakfast available, afternoon popcorn, and coffee/ lemon water throughout the day. Staff is friendly. Rooms are clean. Beds made, trash emptied, bathroom cleaned each day. Good shower. Dinner restaurant on site. See menu at the website. Here’s the but(s): no hot breakfast available on site. Few restaurants nearby. Find bus to downtown Whitefish or try to get an Uber to come up and take you downtown. Some rooms have kitchenette, some only a microwave and frig. A vent a hood prohibited an easy water fill of the coffee maker. Very small counter space, bar size “kitchen” sink. Difficult walking? Stairs to entrances, down to the lounge, a full set to what’s referred to as first floor rooms. Third floor—300’s—is actually fourth floor. NO ELEVATOR. You may get a room with a loft bedroom; another set of stairs! Also, if on east side, you travel downstairs, across lobby, up stairs, down hall, upstairs to another building for wellness center and hot tub! Wi-fi, supposed to be so good, kept dropping off. Only one clock per unit. If a loft room on fourth floor, clock bedside loft bed, technically floor five. If I return for skiing, I’ll be checking out other places to stay.
LAMcCracken from: Bentonville, Arkansas
Published Date: Feb, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Ski Club Trip to Whitefish
34 people from our ski club arrived for a week of skiing. The lodge is rustic and convenient to the ski mountain. It also has no elevator! We were on the 3rd floor which necessitated climbing 4 sets of stairs as floor 1 is one floor up. Then I had a loft bed, so I climbed another set of stairs. The staff did help with luggage lugging but every day we went up and down those stairs multiple times. The hot tub was down all the floors, across the building, up more stairs, across a path to another building and then another flight of stairs. They have a nice continental breakfast only. There are very few restaurants nearby where you can get a hot breakfast. Also, the rooms had very cheap rough kleenex, no clock next to the bed on our main floor as only the loft bed got a clock, the window shades need to be fixed and there was not room to open the coffee maker on the under the stairs counter. If someone has any kind of walking or using stairs handicap, DO NOT GO TO THE KANDAHAR. There are multiple steps in the front meeting area too.