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Historic Tamarack Lodge
Brian E from: Santa Rosa, California
Published Date: Sep, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Comfy, classic western lodge
First off, it's real, dating back to the turn of the past century. We had a room upstairs in the lodge, which was heavily wooded, dark, and quiet. A great place to sleep and recharge before heading back into the Park. The staff was very friendly and we had a wonderful breakfast downstairs. We also took the 300 yard hike behind it to the Beaver Pond, where we brought chairs and read, far removed from everyone and everything. Of particular note, there was a large wedding taking place while we were there. Having stayed at hotels where weddings were taking place that only ended when the cops arrived at four in the morning, I was apprehensive. But sure enough, right on the stroke of ten everything quieted down. I was really grateful to the management.
- Value: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Carcat2 from: Jacksonville, Florida
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Charming place with all the amenities
Staying at the Historic Tamarack Lodge, was pretty much everything we anticipated. Having planned our trip months in advance, we had looked at every picture & review. We were not disappointed! We stayed in the Stimpson lofted cabin. It was very nice with all the amenities we needed. Having a full size fridge was awesome , as we had lots of stuff to keep us satisfied. Full size coffee maker was a bonus for us! The Queen size bed upstairs was very comfortable, allowing a good nights rest! We visited in late August 2019 and the nights were beautiful, cool and nice. There is only one thing I would caution people with. Coming down the stairs to use the bathroom during the night was a bit challenging. There is a light, but I didn't want to turn it on and wake the Hubby. However, I would stay there again in a minute! Very clean and accommodating. We visited Glacier NP for 4 days and the Tamarack Lodge was so close. Loved coming back after a long day of hiking. And the Saloon & restaurant were amazing! We had the best Prime Rib for dinner on a Saturday night, so good. The drinks were freshly made and that Montana mule was fantastic! All and all, it was a wonderful stay with very nice people.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
dritt from: Mid America
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
GNP August, 2019
We stayed at Tamarack Lodge for five nights while visiting Glacier National Park in August, 2019. We had the McDonald cabin. It is on the hill away from the highway noise and next to the National Forest boundary. It’s equipped with a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and some dishes and silverware. There is a grill on the back porch. The queen bed was comfortable, the heater for the cabin worked quickly, and there is a storage space for the luggage.
It’s always a concern to my wife whenever we do not stay at a “chain” motel. She changed her mind quickly. After the trip was over, she said that the cabin at Tamarack was the best room we had on our 24 day vacation.
If you are going to be at GNP more than 3 days, I would suggest you stay in a cabin instead of a motel room.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
PinkFloydActuary from: Gurnee, Illinois
Published Date: Sep, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great rest before our day in Glacier
After our long day of travel and eating, we made it to Tamarack. Originally I had debated which part of the property to stay at, and landed on a lodge room. However, they needed the room, and upgraded us to the Bison Cabin. That was a special treat - there was plenty of room for us to move around in - a nice and spacious seating area and kitchen, and comfortable beds. Everything was very clean. We went to a local grocery store to stock up on items for breakfast. There's dedicated parking, and you are just a short drive to Glacier. There's a restaurant onsite, though we chose to eat in town...after dinner, we did walk around the grounds. It has a lot of charm - picnic areas, a volleyball net, horseshoes, and tetherball. We tried to hike to the beaver ponds behind the property, but it was pretty overgrown, so we turned back quickly. Checkout was fast in the morning. A great stay!
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Susan642013 from: Newnan, Georgia
Published Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Unacceptable for 2 people
I made reservations for our stay in February, 7 months in advance and, of course, paid my deposit. The reviews for the historic inn averaged a 4 out of 5. Upon arrival we brought 2 small suitcases and 2 backpacks into the room. There was only one suitcase stand (the table) in the room and we had to use the only straight back chair for the other suitcase. There was no room any where in the room for our backpacks not even floor space. The one window was very small and so high on the wall you could only see the clouds through it. Half of the window had a “unit” in it. The room had a ceiling fan, but it did not help the stuffy feeling without being able to open the window. The bathroom had floor space and a nice tub and shower head but a pedestal sink with no place to put anything. There was a table in the bathroom for your toiletries, but above it was a log roof support that you hit your head on when reaching for your brush or toothpaste. All the rooms have names rather than numbers. Our room was the Deer room. It was located in the main lodge building right on the highway. All night you could hear cars and trucks going by. Quite noisy. The lodge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the menu looks good, however, they announced right away when we sat down for breakfast that they did not have the waffles, the sweet rolls, and no wheat toast. My husband ordered soft scrambled eggs and rye toast. The eggs were so hard they were even brown and his toast was burned. My fried eggs were cooked just right. My toast was not burned, but I had to ask for butter and jam (no honey was available) All in all, our experience was not good. The room might be okay for a weary hiker who just needed a bed for a night, but maybe $50.00 would be a more appropriate charge.