Grouse Mountain Lodge

2 Fairway Dr., Whitefish, Montana, 59937, United States

Always a Whitefish favorite, Grouse Mountain is consistently booked solid in July and August. Public tennis courts and cross-country trails border the lodge, and there's a 36-hole golf course next door. Off-season you can book some bargain activity packages. Thoroughly modern, it has a sunny lounge area with a lacquered slate floor, elk-horn chandeliers, soft-cushioned furniture, and a tall fireplace. The Grill at Grouse ($$–$$$$) focuses on steaks, ribs, and Pacific Northwest salmon baked on a cedar plank. Food is also served outside from mid-April to mid-October on the Deck and Patio ($–$$$), where there's shade and a large stone fire pit. The Wine Room can be reserved for a five-course dinner expertly paired with wines from their impressive collection. Recently renovated guest rooms are less refined but have standard modern furnishings and features, including 24-inch flat-screen TVs and high-speed Wi-Fi. Also updated, with a refrigerator, wet bar, and microwave, the loft units are a good choice for families. During the holidays the lodge is decorated with twinkly flair.

PROS

  • Grouse Mountain provides shuttle service from the airport or Amtrak station, daily trips into town, and four trips each day up Big Mountain
  • they can also provide a rental car at the lodge for those who wish to travel to Glacier or the surrounding area

CONS

  • must walk outside across parking lot to reach fitness room
  • hotel is too far from town to walk in for shopping or restaurants

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 406-862–3000 | 877-862–1505

HOTEL DETAILS

125 rooms, 18 loft suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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