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Lodge at Whitefish Lake
AlanFlaneur from: Taos, New Mexico
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: May, 11, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Sublime Restaurant Experience
Yes, the room is Montana-centric wonderful with all the right attention to design details. Yes, the view out onto the lake is spectacular and sunset’s laser beams dramatize the dinner. Yes, the menu offers many toothsome offerings. But these, while all good-to-great, pale by comparison to extraordinary service provided by my server, Hadassah.
It was a busy Tuesday night and the restaurant was not staffed up to the unexpected rush. This was clear. Hadassah was covering many tables and many expectations. It seemed to me a recipe for mediocrity, and I lowered my expectations accordingly. But suddenly she is in front of me, introducing herself, and asking about my needs, my wants, my hopes. She is unusually charming in her ways.
I can be a “challenging” customer who tends to deviate from set menus by combining the best of ingredients into a personal request. Yeah, this can be obnoxious. But if all the ingredients are there, why not ask? So an otherwise trite bloody mary becomes ethereal by replacing vodka with mezcal and adding a splash of sriracha...mashed potters as standard with ribeye replaced w creamy polenta and duck fat baby carrots. I just want to be happy, and Hadassah is not a “no” person. At all. She is perfectly okay accommodating me. No “let me see if we can do that” or “let me ask the chef” or “I don’t know if....” She is straight up “we can do that.” I love her knowing, confident decisiveness. Sure, the kitchen might not love it quite as much but she knows—intuitively or experientially—that if this customer can be made happy and if happiness cures all ills then A=C and the Lodge at Whitefish Lake benefits in spades.
Thank you, Hadassah, for the evening well spent under your capable, professional and caring wing.
Tomorrow I will hike in Glacier National Park but think of you.
jake r from: Indiana
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Apr, 29, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Amazing stay in Whitefish
We came out for a work conference and got to spend a short amount of time exploring Glacier National Park (about 25 minutes away). Go to Lake McDonald and see the colorful rocks and glacier water. Its really amazing!
The hotel is on a beautiful lake and the amenities were very nice. The lobby restaurant has amazing food and the staff was great as well.
If you get the urge, take a swim in the crystal clear and chilly lake out back. We visited in April but it was quite the experience. Highly recommend!
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Traci H from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 7, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Our Favorite Anniversary Get Away
We love the Lodge! Their reservation staff helped me choose the perfect room for our weekend getaway. Great local options for shopping and dining and the live music and restaurant at the lodge are always a great choice. We will be back!
Published Date: Apr, 7, 2021 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Good restaurant, very poor lodge
I was in Whitefish for a very long day of work. I choose to stay at the Lodge because of the menu at the Boat Club. I did dine there and just wrote a very good review of the Restaurant and its Manager Terry Perdue.
However, my room was the completely different experience. I booked on the Lodge website and got a good room rate in the Viking Lodge which turned out to be a separate building across the road. I was given the typical: “let’s give him the worse room and see if he asked for a room change”. The room was ground floor, across from the Ice Machine and close to the building entrance. I was so tired after dinner I just crashed and went to sleep.
I was awaked 5 times during the night—2 from the ice machine being used and 3 from noisy guests coming down the hall and shouting and slamming doors. A very poor night’s sleep. I regret not complaining about the room when I checked in.
How can a new wing to the hotel be so poorly soundproofed? I hope the rooms in the main lodge are better. If you do stay there, ask the desk when you check in if your assigned room is nice and note the desk clerk’s name. If they treat you the way they treated me, call the clerk back and complain.
It looked to me like a great place both on-line and when I arrived. I was very disappointed by how I was treated.
- Rooms: 1
- Value: 1
- Service: 1
Andrew73 from: Tennessee
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 2
Viking Lodge pool closed for maint....
I wish I would have known that the awesome waterfall pool and hot tub in the viking Lodge were closed for maintenance, I was told while almost done checking in.... The only reason I made a reservation here was the awesome looking pool for my kids... They should put some kind of notice/announcement up on their website when thing are closed..... Our room was very nice and clean, but with the hotel not being busy at all, why did they put me in the very last room the furthest from the lodge/restaurant probably a 1/4 mile walk ......oh yeah the gym/fitness center was top notch