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Kandahar–The Lodge at Big Mountain

  • 3824 Big Mountain Rd. Map It
  • Whitefish
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  • Very accommodating staff knows some of the best ski areas
  • Spa is a plus, especially after that first day on the slope


  • Even though it isn't ski season, they're closed to the public during some of the nicest times to be on the mountain
  • Restaurant isn't open for breakfast or lunch, but they do provide a small continental breakfast

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Cafe Kandahar (no lunch, reservations recommended), the small rustic dining room in this lovely mountain lodge, serves the finest dinners ($$$–$$$$) on the mountain. In addition to dressed-up standards such as tournedos of beef and New York strip steak, you can choose from game dishes such as roast quail, elk roulade, and duck with a spice-and-orange-vanilla-bean jus, all prepared with a French provincial touch. In the rest of the lodge, the massive lobby fireplace and the Snug Bar are attractive public spaces, and the wood-accented guest rooms feature tile-and-granite finishes, leather furniture, and down comforters on the beds. Remedies Day Spa provides massage services daily and is on-site. You can catch a free two-minute shuttle to the slopes, then ski back to the lodge.

Hotel Information


3824 Big Mountain Rd., Whitefish, Montana, 59937, United States

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406-862–6247-café; 800-862–6094; 406-862–6098

Hotel Details:

  • Closed early Apr.–May and Oct.–late Nov.
  • 60 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 01/19/2016

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