Christmas Parties at the Historic Tamarack Lodge

November 9th, 2015 by teresa

Glacier National Park Event Venue

Host your Christmas party and visit Glacier National Park

Tis most definitely the season, and this year we are open as a venue to host your Christmas party with (sleigh) bells on!

On the menu is:

Lodging from $54* per cabin
Choose from a cozy room on the upper level of the lodge or a private cabin
(cabins range in size and sleep from 2-6)

 The use of our 100 yr old lodge with original stone fireplace, cozy interior and restaurant seating for 40+

20% off drinks at our bar 

A selection of menu options to choose from by our in-house caterers Oso’s.

Traditional Christmas decorations throughout the lodge will give your photos a fabulous backdrop, local products from distilleries and breweries throughout the region will enable you to Shop Local and support the local community, and, with Glacier National Park on our doorstep its a perfect reason to stay and play the next day.

Let that fresh mountain air blow the cobwebs away
(or choose the hair of the dog with our special Sunday Bloody Mary bar!)

*regular Winter rack rates less a 20% discount for events

5 things to do in Glacier National Park when the snow flies

November 6th, 2015 by teresa

Lake McDonald in the Winter

Glacier National Park in the Wintertime

Winter is a fabulous season to experience Glacier National Park.  The snow caps dazzle on the mountains, everything is still and peaceful and the busy sounds of civilization are muffled by a blanket of snow.  There’s no better time to relax, reflect on the past year and make plans for times still to come.

Glacier National Park is open ALL year round and offers an abundance of activities regardless of the season.  Here’s just five things to get you out there and experiencing the beauty of snow season:

  • Snowshoeing – a traditional way to cross snow covered terrain, snowshoeing is suitable for all the family and allows you to experience the extraordinary silence of the Park in Wintertime.  Take a ranger-led snowshoe for the skinny on all the behind the scenes activity during snow season.
  • Nordic Skiing – A great way to get a full-body workout whilst getting a lungful of that clear mountain air!  A popular place to ski in the Park is the Camas Road, but dependent on your level of experience and yearning for adventure, there are unlimited options for you to choose from.
  • Photography – Winter brings the contrast that makes for perfect shots for aspiring Ansel Adams’.  The added bonus is that you get to experience the landscapes in 3D for new inspiration and perspective.
  • Sightseeing – the Going-to-the-Sun Road is typically plowed up to the Avalanche Creek pullout, enabling visitors of all ages and physical conditions to travel through breathtaking scenery including the shores of Lake McDonald and the glittering peaks that lie beyond. Beachcombers can explore the shoreline at Apgar and at Lake McDonald Lodge and there are plenty of places for visitors to bundle up and reflect on the views.
  • Wildlife spotting – while the bears may hibernate, there are plenty of Winter residents to be found such as snowshoe hares, deer, chipmunks and eagles.

When you are all done adventuring, choose your favorite toddy from the bar and curl up beside a roaring fire in the lodge.  We have all you might need for a relaxing break far from the madding crowd.

Hunters are Welcome!

October 18th, 2015 by teresa


We recohuntergnize the heritage that comes with living here in Montana and know that many visitors to the area come here to experience hunting in the type of terrain only Northwest Montana can provide.

We have many groups of hunters who rest and relax before and after their hunt at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, and we are happy to welcome them!

Visit our Specials page for more info on our Hunter’s Discount and ask us about amenities we can provide by calling our Front Desk on 406-387-4420.


Events at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

October 16th, 2015 by teresa

The lodge has always been a popular location for family reunions, weddings and other group events.  22 cabins on-site and two large recreation spaces, plus all weather capacity in the lodge itself or in our outdoor Pavilion means large groups are able to meet, greet and entertain in one place.  Our host of outdoor games, such as badminton, tetherball, volleyball, football, horseshoes and more makes friendly competition between groups a fun activity and Glacier National Park a short drive away ensures breathtaking hikes, cycling and water sports.

Our venues are now available to be booked on-line and include the lodge (please note that lodge rental is not possible during restaurant opening hours unless you have made catering arrangements with the chef), the Pavilion, the lower recreation area and the upper recreation area.

Space for large event tents is available on the upper recreation area.  This is located at the rear of our property and offers privacy in close proximity to the Flathead National Forest and our family cabins.

Use of all our event facilities is available free of charge to our guests, but exclusive use of these areas do need to be reserved.

Book on-line, or call our Receptionists on 406-387-4420 for further information, for catering info and to ask us about discounted rates for large groups.


Pavilion Rest

Trapper’s Cabin

October 4th, 2015 by teresa

The 1800’s saw English, French and Spanish trappers to the area, known for its abundance of beavers.  As a tribute to these lone individuals and the history of our Glacier National Park area, we have styled part of the lodge as a Trapper’s Cabin.  Although controversial, fur trading was once big business and enabled Montana to be mapped and more well known.

The life of a trapper was a lonely one, requiring miles of snowshoeing over many layers of snow to check the traps on their trapline.

Our Trapper’s Cabin reflects the simplicity of this life with a small stove, coffee pot and furs and traps hung on available nails in the log walls.  A single oil painting points to the creativity often inspired by the beauty of the state, creativity that led to larger than life characters such as Charlie Russell and Joe Cosley.

Sit back and enjoy a whisky and a game of checkers amongst the memorabilia and old lodgepole pine beams of our lodge.  We welcome you to your home away from home!



Glacier National Park Lodging

September 30th, 2015 by teresa

Relax, restore and revive.

Glacier National Park vacations.

Eat, drink and be merry!

September 25th, 2015 by teresa

Glacier National Park Coffee

Espresso, beer, wine and spirits at Off The Beaten Path

Fabulous Fall in Glacier

September 22nd, 2015 by teresa

Don’t let the sun set on your Montana vacation dreams.  Summer may be over for this year, but Fall is just spectacular here with brisk mornings, warm days and the changing colors of the foliage all around.  The snow caps are back on the mountain peaks and the paths and trails are quiet and peaceful.  Photography opportunities are plentiful and wildlife sightings more frequent as the crowds dissipate.

Sunset behind Apgar Mountain in Glacier National Par, Montana

Glacier National Park Lodging

January 21st, 2015 by teresa

historictamaracklodge.comVisit Glacier National Park in 2015 and be prepared for breathtaking views, exhilirating activities and mountain living at its finest.  The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins provides lodge room accommodation or your choice of private cabin nestled in the Flathead National Forest just 8 miles from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.  Travel by train to nearby West Glacier or Whitefish Amtrak stations, fly into Glacier International Airport (FCA) or take a road trip and admire the scenic routes lining US Highway 2.  However you get here, get here when you can and be prepared for a vacation of a  lifetime!  Book today to secure your chosen accommodation.


Winter Activities in Glacier National Park

January 13th, 2015 by teresa

Nordic skiing in Glacier National ParkThe quiet and serenity of Winter in Glacier National Park makes it the ultimate vacation destination for all those in need of respite from the crowds and constant consumerism of the holiday season.  Bring yourself back to all that is really important by getting out in the snow-covered vistas and breathing in the envigorating mountain air.

Nordic skiing is a great way to burn off the calories of over-indulgence and encourage an appetite for life and adventure, and there’s no better place to get on your skis than Glacier National Park.

Glacier offers a variety of routes for skiers of all abilities.  Spend a day exploring the easier routes here, or travel to nearby Izaak Walton Inn, the North Shore trail network, or Stillwater Nordic Lodge.

Ask us about local ski rental or, if you’re sold on nordic skiing as a Winter activity, purchase a great value package from local Sportsman Skihaus stores.

Reflect on your day’s adventure with a Moscow Mule or a Hot Buttered Rum by a crackling fire and start your year off the right way when you book a stay with us.