While Jason and I were in Montana, we stayed at the most beautiful and cozy hotel! From snow covered grounds to stone fireplaces, it was spectacular. Read all about it here!
LOCATION: Grouse Mountain Lodge Whitefish, MT
Our stay here was beyond beautiful! I have never felt so at home in a hotel before. From the warm wooden accents, stone fireplaces, and twinkle lights strung: everything was cozy and inviting. It was the perfect retreat away, especially since we were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day here.
Where is it located?
Whitefish Montana, which is located about 10 minutes away from Kalispell Airport. If you are flying into the area, this would be the airport you would most likely fly into.
Where to eat?
There is an amazing restaurant located on the first floor, Logan’s Bar and Grill. This is where we had our Valentine’s dinner. It was absolutely beautiful with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace that has a double sided fireplace. The fire is enjoyable from the bar side and the restaurant side. The food was incredible. I chose the Florentine Ravioli, check out the rest of the menu HERE!
What to do indoors?
There is an indoor pool, sauna, a 24-hour gym, and cozy areas to sit and relax. An espresso bar is located near the front lobby where there is the most beautiful fireplace. We sat here with our white mocha’s by Montana Coffee Traders in the afternoon as well as in the evening after dinner with a glass of wine.
What to do outdoors?
One of my favorite spots was the outdoor fireplace where we sat and enjoyed the snow. This sits outside facing the golf course, which in the Winter is a cross-country skiing course. There is also an outdoor hot tub, but it was under construction when we stayed here. There are nice places to walk around as well as a large field across the hotel that is perfect for some snowshoe fun.
What was included in our room?
We had a spacious and comfortable king size bed in our room. It looked out to a set of 3 windows that faced the golf course. This was such a stunning view, especially in the morning when we were able to see Big Mountain from that window. The room came equipped with a coffee maker and Montana Coffee Traders coffee which was the BEST! A vanity space is located next to the spacious bathroom. This was perfect for us since I needed a space for my makeup and hair stuff. Yes, it takes up some room! In the large area of the hotel room: there was a desk and chair, full-size dresser, and a large TV. The room was cozy and minimalistic which was very relaxing.
What to do in the area?
Taking a day trip to Glacier National Park is a must! I wrote all about it HERE with lots of travel details. Whitefish has a beautiful downtown full of shops and cafes. We love going down to Whitefish Lake which is frozen in the Winter. Big Mountain has great downhill skiing and snowboarding. The hotel has a transport that will take you there as well!
What to pack?
Layers. Lots of layers. I would pack a swim suit in case you wanted to swim or dip into the hot tub. Active clothes is a must for the snow activities or working out in the 24-hour gym. Snow boots or shoes, the Winter proves to make the sidewalks slippery with or without balance. I love having my slippers in my room since my toes need extra warmth when relaxing.
Enjoy your stay!!!