Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins - Northwest Montana

Two-Night Stay at Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins in Northwest Montana

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Rustic Lodge and Cabins near Skiing and Snowmobiling Trails Around Glacier National Park

Montana's Glacier National Park spans more than a million acres, with snowcapped peaks, expansive meadows, wooded hillsides, and massive lakes that reflect the scenery. Tamarack Lodge’s main building once served as the western visitors' center of the park, though in 1949, the lodge was purchased by a local family and transported, log by log, to a site about 8 miles south, where Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins' main property is situated today. It’s a convenient jumping-off point to Glacier National Park—just minutes away—which has trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing (Tamarack offers a 10% discount off snowmobile rental). There are even trails that crisscross the forest around Tamarack’s property, and both the Blacktail and Whitefish ski trails are less than an hour's drive away.

When you return from your outdoor journeys, you can relax by the lodge’s fireplace to enjoy board games, books, and puzzles, as well as complimentary tea and coffee. Outside, the lodge has a resident llama in an enclosed paddock if you need someone to snap a photo of you in front of a scenic winter backdrop.

The lodge was renovated in 2003, with special care taken to preserve its charming lodgepole-pine architecture and massive stone fireplace in the living room. Surrounding the old main lodge are other cabins built from knotty pine boughs, each equipped with modern amenities such as kitchens, satellite TV, and WiFi. The Merrit cabins offer hardwood floors and lofted ceilings, and like the Kitla cabins border Flathead National Forest. The Antelope cabins boast cathedral ceilings while the largest cabins, Glacier and Grinnell, feature covered decks that overlook the Teakettle and Columbia Mountains. Housekeeping service comes by daily to replenish towels, dust the log furniture, and wipe muddy boot tracks from the hardwood floors. Every cabin also has a deck or patio attached, giving guests an outdoor perch to watch dazzling sunsets.

Northwest Montana and Glacier National Park: Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Under Big Sky

Although many of Glacier National Park's roads and campsites are closed during the winter, it’s a fine time to explore the sublime natural scenery without the burden of crowds. The Apgar Visitor Center, located at the park's western entrance, hosts free, ranger-led snowshoe walks on Saturdays and Sundays through March. Dozens of other ski and snowshoe trails are accessible along Going-to-the-Sun Road, a stretch of which remains plowed throughout the winter.

To thaw out, travelers can get a hot meal or solicit group hugs from strangers along the main streets of nearby towns Whitefish and Columbia Falls, which are lined with breweries and restaurants.

What You Get

Two-night stay for up to six

  • Option 1: $99 to stay in the Merritt or Antelope cabin (up to a $196 value)
  • Option 2: $125 to stay in the Kintla, Glacier, Grinnell, or Bison cabin (up to a $256 value)

Book by: 2/15/13
Travel window: 1/15/13–5/15/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Yard games and fire pits
  • Swings and picnic area
  • Library with board games, books, and puzzles
  • Walking, hiking, and skiing trails
  • Llama paddock
  • Free WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/15/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 1/15/13-5/15/13
  • Not valid 3/1/13-3/14/13
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins
  • Name on Groupon match ID
  • 7% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Merritt Cabin

  • One queen bed
  • One small sofa (suitable to accomodate additional child occupant)
  • One bathroom
  • Full kitchen
  • Covered porch and charcoal grill
  • Flat-screen satellite TV and WiFi
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3

Antelope Cabin

  • One bedroom
  • One bathroom
  • Two queen beds and one living room futon
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Full kitchen
  • Satellite TV and WiFi
  • Covered porch and charcoal grill
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6

Kintla Cabins

  • One lofted bedroom
  • One bathroom
  • One queen bed
  • One full-sized living room futon
  • Full kitchen
  • Covered deck and charcoal grill
  • Flat-screen satellite TV and WiFi
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Glacier and Grinnell Cabins

  • Two bedrooms
  • Two queen beds
  • One bath
  • Wheelchair access
  • Full kitchen
  • Covered deck and charcoal grill
  • Flat-screen satellite TV and WiFi
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6

Bison Cabin

  • One private bedroom
  • Two queen beds
  • One bathroom
  • Full-sized living room futon
  • Full kitchen
  • Covered deck and charcoal grill
  • Flat-screen satellite TV and WiFi
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.–7 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 15 miles northeast of Glacier International Airport (FCA)
  • By car: about 270 miles east of Spokane, Washington

Traveler's Tips

  • For those who would rather not fly, it’s also possible to take an Amtrak train to West Glacier or Whitefish.
  • Although most of Glacier National Park's roads are typically closed until late May or early June, a 15-mile stretch of Going-to-the-Sun Road along Lake McDonald remains open year-round.
  • The property offers discounted guided cross country skiing and guided snowshoeing.

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