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Lodge at Whitefish Lake
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 19, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
A lovely facility, delicious breakfast with a gorgeous lake view, and a friendly, helpful staff. The room was clean and spacious. The skywalk to the indoor pool and hot tub made was very convenient for a winter stay.
spectreone3 from: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Published Date: Jan, 18, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Quick Family Getaway
Stayed two nights and decided to splurge on a condo since we wanted to some extra space and we hadn’t travelled in nearly a year due to COVID.
First the good. The lodge is beautiful, all staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful, COVID precautions like face masks were vigorously enforced and the food and drink at the Boat Club was fantastic.
Now the bad. The condo was seriously dated and had numerous miscellaneous maintenance and other items. The gas stove did not work and had a hand written note on a piece of notebook paper saying the gas should not be turned on. Many wall outlets had one or more outlets that did not work. We had no plans to watch a DVD but couldn’t even if we wanted to since there was no cable connected to the TV and the remote had no batteries. Door handles on some doors pointed the wrong direction. Nitpicking probably but for the nightly price of a condo things like a working fireplace seem reasonable to expect.
Would we stay here again? Yes. Would we pay for a condo? No way.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 4, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Decided to spend our 20th in Montana vs Hawaii. The Lodge is wonderful, Holiday vibe throughout. Would have given 5 Stars but we were unable to book a couples massage, spa didn’t seem to care about finding us a spot. Also the female concierge was ho humm. I had called in advance to book a sleigh ride and upon arrival was told it’s $600 per person and 45 minutes from the lodge and unavailable during our stay. Sleigh rides are advertised but they don’t tell you the details, be sure to ask when calling. We had a King suite with a huge outdoor deck but our room, 283, was next to the indoor pool and hot tub. Could hear noise, kids, but the room was spacious and very comfortable. Everyone at the Lodge is very friendly, minus the female concierge, and highly recommend staying there.
newbbrn65 from: Richmond, Virginia
Published Date: Dec, 31, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
The PERFECT Christmas lodge getaway!
My hubby and I spent a week over Christmas 2020 at the lodge and enjoyed it SO much!
THE ROOM: We stayed in a king suite for most of the week and a regular king room for one night. The king suite was AMAZING. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were white and clean. This room had a balcony, sitting area, desk, gas fireplace, large TV, really large kitchen, closet, and bathroom with a soaking tub. We really enjoyed the sitting area in front of the fireplace. The room was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. We didn't have a view of the lake, but the Christmas decor provided a beautiful lighted tree outside our window! The regular king room was beautiful as well - just small like a regular hotel room. It has a barn door window between the bathroom and bedroom, which to me was weird... not very private. It had one comfy sitting chair and the same fireplace and desk. Instead of a closet, they had a large armoire. It was beautiful and comfy!
The Lodge doesn't do daily housekeeping in the room at this time, which was fine with us! They did come around every evening and offered anything we might need - more towels, shampoo, etc. They called this "turndown service." And if we needed anything, the front desk, the front door 'guys,' or the concierge was happy to help!! The staff was wonderful.
THE LODGE is an upscale rustic gem! Not unlike a romantic movie with a two-story lobby with a gas/wood fireplace that crackled and smelled amazing throughout the lodge... stuffed moose, bear, etc... comfy furniture... nightly drinks and cookies... live music... And the Christmas decor was over the top amazing... beautiful trees around every corner... lights inside and out... The gift shop was small and sweet - with some local artisan's work as well as typical things. The coffee place sold snacks and drinks - had my FAVORITE type of Chai Tea!
THE SPA was top-notch. We had a couple's massage. They are only offering a few services at this time (COVID).
THE OUTDOOR HOT TUB: BEST part!!! They have a large outdoor hot tub. And even though it was 21 degrees outside, we wore the provided white terry robes and trucked out into the snow. The water was hot and steamy. The view was beautiful! We weren't even cold getting out because our bodies were so warm! Definitely recommended.
TRANSPORTATION: The lodge offers transportation to and from the airport as well as the ski resort. And one of the drivers had a few extra minutes and took us to the town (less than 5 minutes away) before continuing his route. SO NICE!! There is also a city SNOW BUS. It goes from the town - along a route with many lodges - and up to the ski resort... then back again! We took the snow bus to and from the ski resort as well as to and from the town. We took it to Safeway to buy snacks for the week! We took the lodge shuttle to the airport and got a rental car for one day and drove up to Glacier National Park. It was easy peasy!
FOOD: The lodge, and the entire town, has seriously FrouFrou food. My husband loved that. I am really picky, so it was harder to find food - but I certainly did! We visited several restaurants in downtown Whitefish that were amazing! And very easy to get to them. The lodge restaurant and bar were wonderful. Upscale and yet warm and friendly. The food was all amazing.
THINGS THAT COULD BE BETTER: The only things that were a problem were really very small. In the smaller room, there was nowhere to plug in a computer on the desk. That was annoying. And in the bigger room, the only lighting option for the kitchen area was to turn on three large overhead lights that lit the whole room. It could use some undercounter or low lighting for times when one person is sleeping. Again - very small inconveniences that would never stop us from returning!
Best parts: ambience! The lodge and the town are a cross between the wild west and upscale yuppie. The feel was SO cozy. You really MUST go!!
p.s. book your fun things EARLY!!
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
puffinz2016 from: Redmond, Washington
Published Date: Dec, 30, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great Holiday stay
The lodge is a great pleasant place to stay. I did not get to do everything I wanted (e.g. the spa- booked up). the Room was large and spacious with it's own fireplace. I stayed in the Viking Lodge section versus the original lodge or one of the vacation houses/condos. I traveled specifically to R&R after a long year of working long hours. I am a widower- so I was traveling alone. The room was spacious and the bathroom was great. Since I sleep on a foam bed, any review of an inner spring mattress is unfair due to the difference between them. Theirs was more comfortable than most. The concierge was incredibly helpful. They found someone to give a sleigh ride (sort of ) at the last moment. This property is extremely close to the ski slopes. The staff was very warm and welcoming.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5