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Our Stay with Grouse Mountain Lodge | Travel Guide

Our beautiful stay at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish Montana.

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!



Style tip to stay CUTE and COZY in the Winter.





Dressing in green for Spring, sharing how to transition between Winter and Spring.
Dressing in green for Spring, sharing how to transition between Winter and Spring.


I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.

 OUTFIT DETAILS

#1 COAT | SWEATER | JEANS | BOOTS | SUNGLASSES (Full post HERE)

#2 CARDIGAN | PEPLUM | JEANS | BOOTS | BLANKET (Full post HERE)

#3 ROBE (63% off!)| LEGGINGS | SLIPPERS (75% off!)| BLANKET

#4 WHITE COAT | SWEATSHIRT | JEANS | BOOTS (Full post HERE)

#5 RED COAT | JEANS | BOOTS (Full post 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!!!

This blog post was in exchange with the Grouse Mountain Lodge. All opinions expressed are my own.
Travel Winter Style

Travel Guide | Glacier National Park MT | Giveaway

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It’s a Winter snowglobe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.
As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.
As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.OUTFIT DETAILS

COAT | VEST | TUNIC | LEGGINGS (favorite!) | BOOTS (on MAJOR sale!)| BEANIE

How far away is Glacier National Park from Whitefish, MT?

It’s a little under 37 miles away, it took us less than an hour even with cold snowy weather.

What activities to do there?

There are tons of activities to do in the Winter. One of my bucket list adventures was to snowshoe. I am OBSESSED. It was so easy and is a great way to see the scenery. By Lake McDonald Lodge, you will find some great cross country skiing and snowshoe paths. That is where we did ours! You can actually take this path and ski or snowshoe the whole Going to the Sun road!

Find a full list of Winter activities in the park HERE.

What I wore to keep warm?

I wore layers! It’s much easier to take a layer off if you need. Walking around I was completely fine with my COAT and VEST layered together. Snowshoeing, I could have taken the vest off and worn just my coat but I kept them both on to be sure I didn’t become chilled. I live in THESE leggings when it’s cold outside, they never fail to keep me warm. Wearing thick socks and my Sorel Snow Boots as well, read all about WHY I chose these boots HERE.

What to pack for a day trip?

SNACKS. The shops aren’t open in the Winter. You need to bring any snacks, meals, and drinks with you. We brought some local beef jerky, typical car ride snacks, and water with us. We were sure to bring our snow clothes as well in case we decided to go in the deeper (I’m talking about FEET) snow. Always bring your camera. I brought my SLR as well as my Instax for a fun memory! 

Places to stop on the way there?

There are shops that are along the drive that have Huckleberry products that are completely to die for. It depends on the day which ones will be open. Whichever one you stop at, grab a Huckleberry milkshake and a Huckleberry honey. You WON’T be sorry. Before we even set out on this drive, we always go to Montana Coffee Traders to grab a cup of the BEST coffee in the area. You will notice my husband, Jason, holding his coffee in one of the pictures! We traveled to GNP in the Spring time a few years ago so we knew what places to stop at this time around. 

Places to stay near Glacier National Park in the Winter?

We loved our stay at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish. This is an easy drive over to GNP. During the Winter, the lodges and hotels near the park are closed for the season. Whitefish is a great place to stay since GNP is a great day trip to take. Whitefish has amazing options for food, activities, and lodging. I can’t recommend the Grouse Mountain Lodge enough, though. Cozy, clean, and affordable!

Best places to stop for historic photos?

You HAVE to stop at the entrance sign and take a picture. It’s absolutely breathtaking in the snow. We love to stop by Lake McDonald to take photos, and this time we were able to stop ON the lake because it was frozen. We stop at the day use area near the entrance as well as go to Lake McDonald Lodge to take photos. The lodge is amazing to look at as well as all the little cabins around it. In the Spring and Summertime, you need to drive the Going to the Sun Road and take photos along the way on that adventure. The views are beyond beautiful. 

As we vacationed in Whitefish Montana, we went to Glacier National Park and were in awe every place we looked. It's a Winter snow globe masterpiece.

I hope you plan a trip to GNP, you won’t regret it!

 

Glacier National Park is a must see view on your bucket list. Frozen lakes and a winter wonderland.

Tips and Tricks Winter Style

Why buy Sorel Boots IF you don’t live in the snow.

Walking in a blanket of snow with a fur lined burgundy peacoat.

I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON’T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don’t live in the snow.

I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.
I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.

I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.

I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.
I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.

I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.

OUTFIT DETAILS:
COAT c/o (under $30!)| BOOTS here and here (both $100 or less!)| JEANS | LIPS (Snob)

LOCATION: Grouse Mountain Lodge Whitefish, MT

Two years ago I invested in my first pair of Sorel Boots. I had never owned a pair of snow boots since I lived in an area of the PNW that rarely had snow. Jason and I spent two weeks in Montana with our family and I wore them every day of the trip! 

Fast forward to this Winter after Jason I moved back from So Cal. I have worn my Sorel boots ALL WINTER LONG. We have received so much snow in my area this year along with freezing temps and ice. I naturally grab my Sorel Boots because of the traction, warmth, and comfort. I wear them so much, in fact, I bought a second pair in a different color tone for versatility. 

If my area doesn’t have snow all winter long, you may be asking why I invested in not one but two pairs of these Boots? Let me count the ways for you. 

They are warm! Even when there isn’t snow on the ground, cold temperatures are hard on your feet. These boots keep my feet and legs warm on walks in evenings or running around town.

The comfort level is beyond ridiculous. These are the most comfortable boots I own, hands down. They support my arches and provide so much stability for my sports injured ankles. Long walks or hikes, this is a vital piece for me.

They provide amazing traction. When there is ice or snow out, having traction is 100% important. Both of my boots have amazing traction. THIS pair has slightly more traction then THIS pair but both are amazing. When you are walking in cold temps without ice, the ground can still be slick so these are perfect.

Waterproof, I repeat waterproof. When I don’t want to wear my Hunter Boots (although I LOVE them, find out why HERE), I grab these because they protect me from the moisture.

Timeless. The styles of these boots range from super trendy to classic. I have chosen to invest in super classic styles because I know I will be wearing them for years to come. They will LAST far longer than your average boot. I like to invest in a classic style when I know they will last a long time.

Snow Appropriate. These boots are by far the BEST boots I have ever worn in the snow. They keep the snow from falling into your boot as you walk in deep snow, keep the moisture out and the warmth in, fit inside snow pants, durable for snow shoes, comfortable for long walks in the snow, etc. As you can see in these pictures, I am standing in a couple feet of snow at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, MT. The snow was not falling into my boots from the top or seeping into the bottoms. SCORE!

If you live in the snow, then these boots need to be in your closet. Whether you visit the snow through the winter, have then occasional snow fall, or have cold temperatures in the winter, these boots need to be in your closet. I am listing my favorites below which also all happen to be on sale!

My Favorite Sorel Boots:

I have two pairs of Sorel Boots and I DON'T live in the snow. I have had them for more than 2 years. I am sharing IF they are worth their money if you don't live in the snow.