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Kandahar Lodge
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We had made online reservations for this lodge because we wanted a place with some kitchen facilities. when we arrived, we unfortunately found the room too dark and also not configured well for our needs. Even though this was the case, the staff kindly refunded our deposit and even let us use their hotel's internet to find a better place for us. They didn't have to do any of that, and we think this would be a great spot for some, just not for us this time.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

We stayed here for two days at the beginning of a trip to Glacier National Park. If Glacier is your primary objective, Kandahar may be too far away from the park itself (it's about 45 minutes to an hour from the Apgar entrance, but it's a beautiful location. The room was a bit snug, but the place was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We also found the staff very helpful and accommodating. Have to agree with reviewers who complained about the breakfast, though - it was weak, even for a continental breakfast.

But the bar? Oh, the bar made up for it. It's small, but you can take your drinks into the gorgeous lobby if the seats are filled, and if you let them know you're ordering food, the wait staff will bring it to you there. The cocktails and bar menu are absolutely top-notch. House-made infusions, lots of fresh herbs - and if you don't like something or don't know what you want, just tell Dillon what you like and he'll whip you up something delightful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

The lobby is nice and cozy in a ski lodge kind of way. The room was cramped and over air-conditioned. The hot tub was barely warm. The breakfast provided was cheap, with nasty shrink-wrapped pastries and rubber bagels. The location is out of the way unless you are skiing.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Kandahar lodge is in a great location,older building no elevators, mediocre breakfast,great resturant, wonderful lobby, great little bar , very friendly staff. I would stay again but really only so so.

Stayed: August 2012
3  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

You can take the chairlift to the top, you go really high up and you can hike at the top.
But the continental breakfast was almost all fake: ersatz bagels, supermarket muffins, gelatinous yogurt and packaged half and half

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Alan K
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Additional Information about Kandahar Lodge

Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, P.O. Box 278, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
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Region: United States > Montana > Whitefish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Whitefish
Price Range: $184 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kandahar Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kandahar Lodge is a rustic, yet elegant lodge located at Whitefish Mountain Resort, 7 miles north of Whitefish and 32 miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park. The Lodge has 50 rooms, a fully licensed bar and a gourmet restaurant that serves dinner only. A continental breakfast is included in the rates. The lovely lobby has a wood burning fireplace, free WIFI and comfortable couches and chairs. Other amenities include a large outdoor hot tub, steam room, exercise room and massage treatment room. The rooms all have queen beds, down comforters, microwaves, small refrigerators and a/c. Kandahar is open from the first week of December to the first week of April (ski season) and June 1 through September 30. The Lodge opens to prearranged groups of 20 or more in the spring and fall ... more   less 
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