We highly recommend the nearby Lion Lake as a great picnic spot. Swim, sunbathe or take a short hike around the perimeter. Its close enough to bike ride, so why not hire a fishing pole and bike from our Front Desk and make a day of it?
May 6th, 2014 by teresa
May 2nd, 2014 by teresa
Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins we take our role as caretakers of the environment very seriously. In order to reduce the impact of our business on the environment we reduce, reuse and recycle our resources wherever we see an opportunity to do so.
The lodge itself is heated by a geothermal source and lit by energy efficient bulbs. We use microfibre cloths and non-chemical products wherever possible when housekeeping, and we recycle our used pillows and bedding by donating them to the local animal shelters. Soap dispensers have been installed in all our accommodations to reduce wastage.
Here’s how you can help:
- Please use the recycling bins located at various points on our property;
- Our housekeepers will visit your accommodation daily to replace used towels, empty your trash and restock your coffee and will conduct a full clean on Day 3 of your stay with us. If you do NOT require housekeeping, please place the sign provided on the outside doorknob of your accommodation;
- If you think your towels can be used again, please re-use them;
- Ensure any trash leftover from grilling or picnics is disposed of appropriately;
- Do not feed the wildlife;
We appreciate you choosing us as your Glacier National Park lodging and thank you for partnering with us to ensure we keep the Glacier National Park area pristine wilderness for generations to come.
April 28th, 2014 by teresa
April 25th, 2014 by teresa
Especially suited for families or couples traveling together and for long-term rentals, our larger cabins contain fully-equipped kitchens, private bathroom, wireless internet and satellite TV. All are furnished with beautifully handcrafted log furniture and are located near the Lodge where cabin rates include use of the Lodge common areas.
Designed and completed in 2007 with our guests in mind our Summit, Avalanche, Glacier, Iceberg, Grinnell and Alpine Cabins all have two bedrooms, each furnished with one queen bed and equipped with ceiling fans and adjustable lighting. Kitchens are large and fully equipped, whilst the bathrooms are wonderfully designed with large mirrors, shelf space, and a full tub/shower design. The living room includes a futon couch for extra sleeping and is completed with a flat screen TV and satellite service.
Covered decks afford views of Teakettle and Columbia Mountains from a wooded setting and give you the option to relax inside or out. Conveniently located bistro sets are included on each deck. These cabins are located overlooking the Lodge with access to a picnic area, our resident llama, Star and a short hike behind our property to the nearby Beaver Ponds. In addition, these cabins provide you with a charcoal grill, plenty of seating and eating areas and all bedding, linens, and bath towels are provided.
Book today to reserve your Glacier National Park lodging for a vacation to remember!
April 9th, 2014 by teresa
The Glacier Institute is proud to receive the Flathead Conservation District’s recent grant which has been designated for new aquatics gear for the Big Creek Discovery School. The Institute has utilized the grant funds to purchase hip waders, life jackets, microscopes, pH/temperature testers, dissolved oxygen meters and new aquatic nets, all of which will enhance the aquatics program.
“We are excited to take our Aquatics Program to the next level with the addition of this new equipment,” states Tyler McRae, Big Creek’s Program Director. “Thanks to the Flathead Conservation District, boxes of great new resources have arrived to enhance outdoor learning experiences for our youth! This would not have been possible without the receipt of this generous grant.”
Solely dedicated to education, the Glacier Institute serves adults and children as an educational leader in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, emphasizing outreach and field-based learning experiences; the non-profit Institute provides an objective and science-based understanding of the area’s ecosystem and it interactions with people. Marking its 31st year of educational programs, the Glacier Institute is a long-time educational partner with Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Flathead Valley Community College. The Institute offers family programs, youth science adventure camps, Discovery School at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center and adult educational programs. The Institute has never turned away a child who has requested an educational scholarship and has welcomed over 28,000 Flathead Valley elementary school children to its Discovery School three-day immersion learning program at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center.
To register and gain more information on course, other courses, projects and activities of the Glacier Institute please call (406) 755-1211 or visit online at www.glacierinstitute.org.
April 8th, 2014 by teresa
The lodges in Glacier National Park were built to offer lodging to travelers visiting the area. These historic buildings offer traditional style accommodation and are often booked up very quickly by visitors wanting an historic experience shared by generations of tourists.
The Historic Tamarack Lodge, originally located at the entrance to the Park, provided a warm welcome to people alighting from the train in Belton and retains the classic ambiance of a traditional Glacier National Park vacation.
Relocated in the 1940′s, the lodge continues to provide a taste of Park history for travelers to the area. Away from the crowds, it offers modern amenities such as flat screen tv, wifi and attention to detail such as ipod docks and air conditioning whilst at the same time providing the ambiance of its original stone fireplace and lodgepole pine beams.
The lodge offers four rooms on the upper level, each with attached bath and beautifully appointed with wood floors, handcrafted furniture and glacier national park themed décor.
Lodge rooms sleep up to five guests, with the option of combining two rooms (to sleep up to 9) via a private balcony with sunset views over the Columbia and Teakettle peaks.
All our lodge guests have 24 hour access to the lodge great room with its over-stuffed furniture and working fireplace and private parking located to the rear of the property.
Book your 2014 stay today to get your taste of Glacier and a unique Glacier National Park lodge experience.
March 5th, 2014 by teresa
Our largest style cabins are the perfect fit for families travelling to Glacier National Park, Montana for their 2014 vacation experience. Built in 2007, these six private cabins are located to the rear of our property facing the Columbia and Teakettle peaks. Private, covered decks with privacy screens and patio sets provide the perfect place to enjoy the sunset whilst two bedrooms, a full size bath and full kitchen with living area ensure you have all the room you need to feel right at home!
Attention to detail such as hardwood floors, handcrafted furniture, ceiling fans and flat screen tv’s provide that added touch of comfort and convenience, and provide a classic ambiance that reminds you of your location in the Montana Rockies.
Parking is provided right outside your cabin located just off our upper picnic area with grills, seating, volleyball and our llama Star! Take a short hike behind your cabin to enjoy the views and wildlife of the nearby Beaver Ponds.
Don’t forget to check out the lodge! All our guests are welcome to come and enjoy the great room with its original stone fireplace and lodgepole pine beams. Read about our local history or plan an adventure with our resident activity planners from Glacier Adventure Guides. Curl up by the fireplace with a tasty beverage from our bar (opening soon!) or a morning espresso, or browse for that perfect souvenir of your stay in our gift shop area.
Our staff are on hand to ensure your needs are met so that you are free to enjoy your vacation and build memories to last a lifetime.
Check availability and book today to ensure your choice of cabin for summer 2014. We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home!
February 28th, 2014 by teresa
Our facility is fully insulated and equipped to provide you with comfortable Glacier National Park lodging year round. Choose from traditional mountain living in our recently refurbished lodge or cozy up in one of our private cabins. All our guests can enjoy specialty coffee from our espresso bar and have access to the great room in the lodge to relax, warm up by the fireplace or browse our selection of gifts and guidebooks.
The Winter months in the gateway to glacier provide a range of ways to experience a true winter wonderland, and at the lodge our staff are trained to ensure you make the most of your vacation here with us.
For those new to winter sports, or seeking a quiet retreat to fully appreciate the stillness and beauty of Winter in Glacier, you can hire snowshoes from our front desk, hike out to the Beaver Ponds behind our property, or take a free ranger-led snowshoe excursion into Glacier National Park.
Got your own equipment? There are many miles of groomed trails in the area, including the Flathead National Forest right outside our back door! Ask our staff for the most up-to-date information on weather conditions and trails suitable for your needs.
Somewhere in between starting out and Winter Olympic standard?! Why not visit with Glacier Adventure Guides for an expert guided tour tailored specifically to your needs, desires and abilities? Guests of the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins receive discounted rates on all their packages and we can guarantee you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
With changing weather patterns throughout the USA and beyond bringing chaos to many, we can provide a safe haven fully equipped for any weather conditions. Enjoy what this winter throws at us and book your winter vacation in Northwest Montana today!
February 24th, 2014 by teresa
The Glacier Institute is a non-profit organisation with an objective of increasing through education a science-based understanding of Glacier National Park‘s ecosystem. Now entering its 31st year of educational programs, the Glacier Institute partners with Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Flathead Valley Community College to offer family programs, youth science adventure camps, Discovery School at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center and adult educational programs.
‘Join The Glacier Institute, and instructor Beau Servo, for a day of adventure in the snow-cloaked forest to study ecological concepts from a winter perspective. We will start with a short classroom session focusing on predator/prey relationships, evergreen plant species, and animals’ adaptations to winter. Our field session will follow and we will concentrate on hunting behaviors, prey escape strategy, specialized adaptations, tracks and trails, and wintering birds of prey. We will be traveling on snowshoes and students may use their own. Students may request in advance to borrow a pair of snowshoes from the Institute.’
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9 am – 5pm
$65 per person
Glacier Park Community Building, located behind Park Headquarters in West Glacier
To register and gain more information on the Winter Ecology and Animal Tracking course, other courses, projects and activities of the Glacier Institute please call (406) 755-1211 or visit us online at www.glacierinstitute.org.
February 20th, 2014 by teresa
Summer 2014 in Glacier National Park offers an outstanding family vacation opportunity. If warm summer days, cool mountain evenings and sunsets that go on forever sound like the perfect backdrop for you then look no further! Montana is not known as ‘Big Sky Country’ for nothing. Deep blue skies frame the snowy mountain peaks, and nights of a thousand stars are best enjoyed toasting smores around a campfire.
At the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, we know the main attraction is the beauty that is our backyard. Our job is simply to ensure that your daily needs are taken care of so that you can sit back and enjoy it.
Comfortable cabin and lodge room accommodation is carefully designed with our guests’ needs in mind. The classic ambience of mountain lodge living is evident in our furnishings and attention to detail, such as wooden floors, handcrafted furniture and Glacier National Park themed artwork. Modern amenities include daily housekeeping, wifi, satellite tv and iPod docks to ensure your comfort and convenience.
A selection of outdoor games such as volleyball, tetherball and horseshoes are available along with outdoor grilles, picnic areas, a covered pavilion and fire pits. If that’s not enough to persuade even the most reluctant outdoor enthusiast, our llama Star and the Beaver Ponds located behind our property are added attractions popular with all our guests.
Whether you are just seeking a soft pillow and warm bed for a night along a carefully planned out road trip, an experience immersed in the history of the Glacier National Park area, or room for all the family to spend an extended vacation , we can meet your needs.
Book today to ensure your lodging choice and come and enjoy mountain hospitality in the Montana Rockies this summer.
We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home!