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Historic Tamarack Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hungry Horse B&B and Inns
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“What a great discovery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012 via mobile

We were greatly pleased with this gem of a place. Our unit was clean and comfortable. Just outside GNP with easy access. We fell in love with Doug and his friendly, knowledgeable staff. They told us of "Polebridge" bakery - Yum! - located in the middle of nowhere - and from there to beautiful Lake Bowman where we kayaked. They gave us a worth of information on where to visit and where to eat. We felt like we were staying with good friends - they made our visit the success it was, and we would definitely go back!

Stayed August 2011
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

We spent 3 nights here in March to do a little skiing. Most places in the area were closed. We got a basic motel-sized room at an appropriate price. Some of the summer amenities (hot tub, barbecue) weren't available that time of year, but that's reflective of the price and low occupancy of the entire area. Here's the important thing for me--the room was clean, as quiet as can be expected anywhere in the area (with a highway and rail lines running through the canyon) and the bed was clean and in good shape. I'm amazed how many lodges and motels will spend money on everything from hot tubs to decor, and give you a worn-out mattress. Not at this place. We were comfortable and slept well. The owners are helpful and friendly but never intrusive. The Glacier cafe is just down the road, and more fancy fare can be had on winter weekends at the Belton Chalet in West Glacier. When we get some good snow in Glacier, we'll be back.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We found this detached "family" cabin was perfect for our 3 generations weekend visit to Glacier National Park. We were 2 grandparents, daughter, son-in-law, 1 year old, and 4 yr. old. We had a 2 bedroom cabin w/ a futon in small living room. The small kitchen was amazingly well stocked. We cooked all our meals. there were knives, pots and pans, dishes, and coffee was provided. there were only 5 stools around counter which was fine for us (our 6th person was in a high chair), but it might be a problem for a family of 6. there is a table and 4 chairs on the small front porch, but it was too cold to eat out in October. the place was very clean, and appeared to be well cared for. Doug at the front desk was very helpful. You can walk around the grounds. It is quite close to the West Glacier entrance.

Room Tip: ask for one of the family cabins up on the hill behind the main lodge
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

We stayed in the summit cabin for a week. Very nice, very clean. Doug and staff made us feel like members of the family and we like it there so much I found a job in Kalispell and we're moving there. Doug is kind of enough to rent me the cabin again until we sell our house in Florida and my wife can join me in Montana!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

....what (almost everybody) says about Tamarack Lodge! Having had to cancel a trip to Canada & Montana last year owing to illness, wife & I were happy to find, when we finally showed up 11 months later for a 2-night stay, that Doug, the owner, had checked and found that he had managed to re-rent the cabin we had booked previously and so credited us with last year's payment. I know this is honest dealing, but not all owners or managers would have done this and we appreciated the consideration.

In fact, it would be difficult to find anything to criticise about either the Tamarack Lodge or its friendly, helpful, considerate and enterprising owner. We stayed in the Iceberg cabin, at the end of the group of "Family" cabins up the hill from the Lodge. Well built, completely detached (no neighbour noise!), spacious, well furnished with good quality linens/towels, including comfortable beds and a very fully equipped kitchen, heat-&-cool unit, deck.....
housekeeping service excellent. Doug willing to talk about the Lodge, the Park, the history of the area, everything and anything.... This place is definitely THE place to stay at Hungry Horse, don't miss it.

One suggestion to Doug: privacy of the family cabins is in general assured by the top-quality venetian blinds used at all the windows. Unfortunately the effect is spoiled by the lack of any covering for the clear glass in the door to the deck - similar fitting would be no good because it would rattle, but how about just a curtain which could be draped across at night?

And for future guests: cabins at front do attract more noise from the highway, so the family cabins are best if you can get one.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Historic Tamarack Lodge
Address: 9549 U.S. Highway 2 East, Hungry Horse, MT 59919
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Region: United States > Montana > Hungry Horse
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Hungry Horse
Price range (per night): $96 - $357
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Historic Tamarack Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a scenic mountain valley in the midst of the Montana Rockies, the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins embodies a classic ambiance with modern amenities for a year-round getaway in the Crown of the Continent. Originally constructed in 1907, the lodge maintains its rustic charm with a log cabin design, placing its long history alongside modern updates that make for a stay in comfort and relaxation. Enjoy the history and ambience of the historic lodge when you stay upstairs in our classic lodge rooms. Historic Motel Units, originally built to house workers on the nearby Hungry Horse Dam project, laid out in fourplexes provide budget accommodation adjacent to the lodge whilst 14 contemporary cabins located throughout the six acre property offer the perfect opportunity for a group or couple friendly retreat in the forest. All guests are free to relax in our Lodge Great Room and enjoy the character of the lodge throughout their stay. Sip on a tasty beverage from our Saloon and coffee bar, or nibble from our selection of onsite dining options while you relax by the fire on a snowy winter day or unwind from a day exploring the great Montana outdoors. With Montana's Flathead National Forest in your backyard and Glacier National Park your next door neighbor, the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins offers the perfect setting for your next family vacation, corporate retreat, special event, or weekend getaway! ... more   less 
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