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Whitefish Mountain Resort Lodging
pamelaraes from: Kalispell, Montana
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Mar, 27, 2021 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Pamela Rae Schuffert, traveling journalist
THE LODGE AT WHITEFISH in beautiful NW MONTANA has just become one of my highlights in travel and lodging and fine dining! I just spent the weekend of March 26-27, 2021, in a lovely suite with two queen beds, luxurious bathroom, kitchenette with fridge, and more.
The room was spacious, gorgeous fireplace and lovely lodge-look furniture and decor with soft beds and nice chairs and table for visiting with my friends. The food brought to my room was SUPERB, with a great menu and quality choices for all tastes. I felt like I was treated like a KING at this lodge!
Would return all the time, and highly recommend this fantastic mountain lodge to anyone wanting a great experience located right at the base of A BEAUTIFUL SKI MOUNTAIN. COME! -Pamela Rae visiting from Kalispell, Montana
Rachel P from: Vancouver Island, Canada
Published Date: Jan, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
McKinney Upper and Lower
We had the whole house as a large party. The lower part is awful! The bedrooms are best described as bunkers. They have nothing but a coat of paint on the breeze block walls. Mattresses throughout the house need updating as do the bathrooms and fittings - really very dated. The real fire was nice and warmed us up and there is plenty of wood. The dining room and kitchen are adequate-we were able to sit to eat no problem. However, a lounge with seating for 5 was not o.k. The location is great near the slopes and upper village. The staff at the accommodation company were great to sort out problems, and clear snow and garbage every day. I would not go back here to be honest - sorry! But I did love Whitefish itself.
- Sleep Quality: 2
- Location: 4
- Service: 5
tammybY656EJ from: Tylertown, Mississippi
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 25, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Easy to check in, super nice staff at check in. We received great instructions on procedures. The condo was roomy, clean and had everything we could need. We stayed here while on vacation in Glacier National Park. Each unit has 2 balconies. Parking is underneath the building. Would stay here again.
TexasProudMomof2 from: San Saba, Texas
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 9, 2019 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Mountain House Upper
Great location in the winter for views, with a ski in/out access to chair 3. Unit is clean and serviceable, with some areas being updated, while other parts in need of it. Kitchen/living/dining is the best part of this unit. Nice, open concept with killer views. Plenty of firewood available for the 70s quirky fireplace (which I liked). Kitchen had plenty of pans, dishes, utensils; a cookie sheet being the only missing thing I really needed. Not much in the cupboards except salt/pepper and some random spices, so if you plan on cooking meals, don’t count on that being here. They had coffee filters, foil, and plastic wrap though. Great large covered deck with chairs to enjoy the snow and beauty of the mountain. They have plenty of hooks to hang wet ski clothes, with storage for the poles and skis in the unit. Nice large table for family meals, but sadly no games, cards, or puzzles here to help pass the evenings. Bedrooms and bathrooms definitely are ready for updates. Linens were clean, but worn down after years of use. Towels were newer, but not the softest. Bathrooms could use heaters...it was very cold taking showers. The master has an old sauna in it. I’m not sure if it worked, but the room was freezing and made the bathroom even more cold. A complete remodel using that space could give you a much larger master bath, with a soaker tub preferred. Toiletries included were not the best; no hand soap for the sinks, or body wash, and only the tiniest bar of soap. I would suggest buying toilet paper and tissue instead of using what they provide. They are hard on your nose and hind end. 😫Also, the bedrooms did not have enough plugs for everything we brought, so pack accordingly. Stackable washer/dryer in unit, with one load of detergent provided, but no dryer sheets.
Overall we were happy with this unit. The snow shuttle picked up at the village, which was a short walk down. I will say that walking back up is quite taxing. It is definitely uphill, and on snow covered streets. However, if you ski in, you avoid that. The resort has 24 hour availability, so you’ve got that benefit. Really, if they would update the worn down linens, remodel the bathrooms, and add a few missing amenities, this would be a really nice mid-range unit. You pay for the views and ski in/out proximity, so for that, we would recommend staying here and would rebook for the next season.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 3
- Service: 4
Kathleen S from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2018 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Unexpected (nice) Surprise
We stayed in the main lodge where the check in is when fires caused our original lodging choice to be evacuated. Went to this location not expecting much. We like old historic sites. This ws not. What it was was a first class delihtfully roomy two bedroom, two bath, kitchen, dining area, living room and patio with all furniture and house necessities available. It helped our disappointment about the historic lodge get assuaged quite a bit. The summit ride on the ski lift gondola was great fun. Kudos to SHAWN. This gentleman was eerything one would want in a hospitality professional.
- Rooms: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5