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Kandahar Lodge
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User: CalGirl1982 from: Berkeley, California
Published Date: Nov, 27, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 2
We were so severely disappointed by this lodge. We had high hopes and planned an extended stay here. If you come, be aware of several issues. 1. Location. This is a 20 minutes or more drive away from town on a single winding road. You are very isolated up here and will have to travel back to town for groceries, dinner options or shopping. In the dark, this becomes a 30 minute drive. 2. NO Views. For all the isolation, you would expect stunning mountain views. There are NO views from the lodge or the rooms. The rooms have no outdoor seating and no balconies to enjoy. If you want to sit outside, you can do so in the front parking lot and share the space with arriving cars and motorcycles. You are essentially sitting in a parking lot....with limited views of trees. Many rooms point to an internal courtyard where you view other rooms. 3. Noisy. Yes, the lodge is old and therefore noisy. You hear footsteps in the hallway, neighbor's door closing and neighbors talking. If your room is on the end, you will hear the external door slamming as the smokers exit and enter. We were disturbed by the smokers' conversation just outside our window and the constant in and out. 4. Kitchen. We expected a kitchen where we could prepare meals and lunches for our hikes. This is NOT the case. there is a Fridge and microwave, but no actual kitchen space, no kitchen counter. It is NOT a functional kitchen at all. Forget about it. 5. Stairs. Lots of stairs in a curvy treasure hunt sort of way. Really a lot of stairs. This is tiresome with luggage and other equipment. 6. Breakfast. Very nice offering, but with only 5 tables, it's awkward. Either you are hovering for someone to leave, or others are waiting for you to depart and eagerly watching your table. 7. Smoking. In certain areas of the lodge you will smell smoke. The smokers' corner is directly adjacent to some rooms, not 20- 25 feet away as legally required. Staff at breakfast and housekeeping were terrific. They tried to help with service issues and were friendly. It was a pleasure to interact with housekeeping and breakfast staff.

Great early September stay!
User: sjasis from: Allegany, New York
Published Date: Sep, 8, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Great rustic old lodge, complete with wood-burning fireplace in the comfy lobby - and it was lit while we were there! Our room was a standard room with two queen (I think) beds. Definitely big enough, with room for 2 leather easy chairs, two bureaus with many drawers and a desk in the "bedroom" area. Plus a separate area with the bathroom, a deep utility sink and vanity, refrig, microwave, coffee makers and closet (with ironing board, iron, extra fan and extra blanket) and also a rack with hanging hooks in the vestibule. A wall air-conditioner high enough that it didn't blow on the beds, and a window that opened! (Something you rarely find at hotels anymore). Great for those who love fresh air. Great wifi, nice large screen TV. The complimentary breakfast was more than adequate with several bread options, (bagels, english muffins, etc), muffins, cereal, fruit, fruit juices, hard boiled eggs, meats and cheeses and of course coffee and tea! There is also a cafe and a bar on the premises with upscale food options for dinner. There are also "Kandahar Lodge" clothing and hats for sale. One of the things we used and really appreciated after a long day driving through Glacier National Park and surrounds, was a steam room and a hot tub! Also locker rooms with showers, and a workout room. All of this was included in a "wellness center" setting. I am not sure what else was included with this, as we did not use. I really enjoyed my stay there and would definitely go back again if ever in that area!

Old world
User: Susan S from: Fairfield, Connecticut
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
The hotel was nice but a little outdated. I did not like the fact that the window opened into the courtyard and it was right at the ground level. I could not leave the window open. It was also about 15 minutes out of town. A little bit far away from everything.

User: Monica O from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 4, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
My husband and I stayed one night on a trip up to Glacier. Room comfortable and lodge was mountain charming. Dinner was the best food we had in Montana. A one night stay was perfect -as you are isolated up on the ski hill with not a lot to do during summer.

Great base for skiing Whitefish and enjoying the area!
User: Christopher M from:
Published Date: Aug, 30, 2019
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We stayed at the Kandahar for 4 days over New Years. The room was clean and comfortable, my wife found the sheets to be especially soft. There is no elevator which was only a problem after a long and satisfying day on the slopes! The hot tub was great, and we enjoyed spending time in the lobby in front of the roaring fire with a couple of drinks from the bar. There are a few restaurants on hill which ranged from fine dining to pub grub and there is a bus or uber if you want to go to town but don't want to worry about driving. It's very easy to ski in to the hotel at the end of the day and the hotel shuttle will take you to the base area first thing in the morning. Cell Service was limited in the hotel, but I was on vacation so that was just fine with me.

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