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Kandahar–The Lodge at Big Mountain


At a Glance


  • 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

Kandahar–The Lodge at Big Mountain 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd., Whitefish, MT | Map It
  • Phone: 406/862–6247 café; 800/862–6094; 406/862–6098
  • Website:
  • Location: Whitefish

    Hotel Details

  • 50 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed early Apr.–May and Oct.–late Nov.

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