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.

Sled, Stay and Play in Glacier Country

December 17th, 2014 by teresa

6494848-fireplace--glass-of-red-wineStay in our traditional mountain lodge and enjoy your evenings with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire. Curl up on our overstuffed leather furniture and soak up the classic ambiance of the original stone fireplace and lodgepole pine beams before retiring to your room for a great night’s sleep. Tastefully renovated in 2013 to retain the original charm of our 100 year old lodge, each of our four lodge rooms have an attached bath and enjoy 24 hour access to the lodge Great Room.  Lodge rooms also provides the modern amenities you expect such as wifi, satellite tv and ipod docks for your convenience and comfort.

Get your morning coffee from our espresso bar before heading out to greet the sunrise.  Enjoy spectacular views of Glacier National Park by snowmobile with an exclusive 10% off snowmobile rentals and explore our backyard with miles and miles of groomed trails and unspoilt snowy scenery.  Slow it down for an alternative perspective with free snowshoe rental for two and experience the stillness of Glacier National Park in Winter.

The Winter resort of Whitefish is located 25 minutes away by car where Whitefish Mountain Resort provides the finest powder and crowd-free slopes for the avid downhill skier and beginners alike with plenty of places to eat and drink along with boutique shopping.  Blacktail Mountain is located 35 minutes away providing outstanding views over Flathead Lake and a family atmosphere for further skiing opportunities.

Come and enjoy our Winter Wonderland experience and taste Montana mountain living at its finest. Book today for great low rates and discounted activities.

Winter Ecology in Glacier National Park

November 30th, 2014 by teresa


side-activities7Experience the beauty and stillness of Glacier National Park in Winter.  Stay at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, the closest lodging to the park that stays open year round.  Our facility is fully prepared to handle all four seasons in Montana.  Enjoy an espresso in front of our original stone fireplace and warm your toes after spending a day snowshoeing with the Glacier Institute on their Winter Ecology course as described below:

 ‘Winter in Glacier is a special time that is free of crowds, exceptionally quiet, and beautiful beyond belief.  In this course, we will explore the Lower McDonald Creek area to learn how plants and animals adapt to survive winter in Glacier National Park.   This course focuses on the adaptations of evergreen trees, shrubs, and forbs that allow them so survive Glacier’s harsh winter challenges.  We will also focus on the adaptations of a few selected animals and birds that Field Ecologist Brian Baxter has studied in winter.  

These animals include:  Snowshoe hare; Canadian lynx; White tailed Ptarmigan; Rocky Mountain Elk; Long tailed weasel; Boreal owl; and Wolverine.  Additional concentration will focus on specialized predator/prey relationships; hunting and escape strategies; camouflages; habits and habitats.

 Brian Baxter, B.S. is a wildlife researcher and forester who spent numerous winters studying animals such as the wolverine, lynx, fisher, and marten.  Brian is an experienced instructor in Glacier National Park that will help you greatly improve your ability to ‘read’ the landscape. So beat the winter blues, bring your camera and sense of humor, and come enjoy winter with a few like-minded folks!

 This trip takes place on December 6th, 2014 for a rate of $65.

 9:00 AM start. Depending on the interests of the group, the course will wrap up between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

 Meeting Place:  The old Apgar visitor center in Glacier National Park, located across the street from Eddie’s Cafe.  This should not be confused with the new Apgar visitor center that is connected to the Apgar transit center. 

Food:  Please bring a sack lunch; trail snacks, and plenty of water.

Equipment:  Please dress appropriately in layers; bring lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks; and provide your own snowshoes (or contact the Institute in advance if you need to borrow a pair).  If we’ve had a light snow year in West Glacier, a good pair of boots will suffice.

Physical Requirements:  Moderate. Hiking distance covers less than four miles with less than 500 feet elevation gain.

 Transportation during course:  After meeting at the old visitor center, participants may need to  drive their own vehicles to the nearby trailhead.

 Weather: This course will not be canceled due to weather.’

Visit the Glacier Institute website for details and to book.


Halloween at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

October 23rd, 2014 by teresa

IMG_20141020_134235302Party in our Spooky Saloon, spend the night in our 100 yr old lodge (for less than $25 per person), and enjoy 20% off spirits when you come in costume. FREE lodging for best costume!


Fall in Glacier National Park

September 5th, 2014 by teresa

Fall_83Stay with us during the Fall months and experience the colors and quiet of Glacier National Park.  With cabins available from as little as $63 per night, we have four season lodging on the doorstep for your park adventure. Saloon on site, bike rental also available.  Book now to secure your lodging of choice!