Plan your stay

May 10th, 2014 by teresa

Book your activities at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and CabinsAre you stuck for ideas for activities during your stay?  Spoilt for choice and no idea how to select the best activity for you? Just don’t have the time to coordinate booking your adventures in Glacier National Park?

We can help!

Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins we do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible and strive to take care of the details so that you can relax and make memories.

Let our in-house guides and activity co-ordinators take the stress off by planning your itinerary for you.  Even better, let them be your guides for the day and ensure you are transported to your chosen activity, guided through the experience, and returned back to your lodging at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins to tell us all about it!

Simply visit with the guides in the lodge on Monday and Wednesday mornings, or join them for interpretive talks and stories from the backcountry around the campfire on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

If they are out on adventures with other guests, you can drop them a line via email to greg@glacieradventureguides.com or leave a voicemail at (406)871-2162.  They’ll be sure to contact you as soon as they are able.

You can also ask our Front Desk staff for suggestions for suitable hikes, places of interest, and for discounted opportunities with local outfitters.  They will be happy to help!

International Migratory Bird Day 2014 at the National Bison Range

May 7th, 2014 by teresa

Bison cow and calf.DaveF.4.18.14Learn Why Birds Matter at the National Bison Range

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day 2014 at the National Bison Range on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  This year’s theme, “Why Birds Matter”, focuses on the benefits of birds to humans and nature. We will share the many ways in which birds matter to the earth, to ecosystems, and of course, to us.

Some bird species provide practical solutions to problems, such as the need for insect and rodent control. Others disperse seeds, helping to revegetate disturbed areas. Others help with pollination, ensuring that we are graced with flowering plants, trees, and shrubs. And beyond the utilitarian, birds are inspirations for the arts. For example, Amadeus Mozart had a pet starling that motivated the opening theme of the Third Movement of his Piano Concerto No. 17 in G.

As usual, the BIG event of Bird Day is the opening of Red Sleep Mountain Drive for the summer season, weather and road conditions permitting, of course.  This is a 19-mile, one-way gravel road which climbs 2,000 feet to the high point of the Range.  Because it travels through a variety of habitats, including grassland and forest, the scenic drive is a great place to see a broad spectrum of birds which have migrated back for the nesting season.

For those who are new to birdwatching, or those just wanting to dust off the winter cobwebs, the Refuge will conduct a Beginning Bird Walk early on Saturday morning.  The group will take an easy stroll around the Nature Trail to see which birds have completed their migration and have returned for the season.  We will also hold a Backcountry Birding Adventure along some of the back roads of the Refuge.  Both activities have limited space and will require registration. Call the office at 406/644-2211 extension 207 to register and get details about meeting place and times.

Wildlife photographer Donald M Jones will be available from noon to 2 p.m. to autograph his wildlife books, including “Buffalo Country; America’s National Bison Range”.  And at 5:30 p.m. he will lead a wildlife photography trip (registration required).  Additional activities for the day include special bird games, bird videos, trivia contests, tips and tidbits, coloring pages, and free posters.

Other walks and activities may be added at a later date so check out our new website atwww.fws.gov/refuge/national_bison_range.  And these trips have limited space so preregistration is required.

The Refuge and its scenic drives will open at 6:30 a.m. and the Visitor Center opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Visitors coming in the evening will need to start Red Sleep Mountain Drive by 6 p.m. to complete the trip before the Refuge closes as dark.  All Bird Day events are free but fees are charged for the scenic drives.

International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the incredible journeys of migratory birds between their breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central, and South America.  For more information about migratory birds and about events happening throughout the nation, you can check the website at http://www.birdday.org/birday.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with the Service’s Mountain-Prairie Region via our Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie, follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSMtnPrairie, download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/51986662@N05, and watch our YouTube Channel athttp://www.youtube.com/usfws.

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Pat Jamieson

Outdoor Recreation Planner

NATIONAL BISON RANGE

58355 Bison Range Rd, Moiese, MT  59824

406-644-2211 ext 207

Check out our new website at www.fws.gov/refuge/national_bison_range

VE Day Event at The Miracle of America Museum

May 6th, 2014 by teresa

miracle of america‘You won’t find the date on many calendars anymore, and probably few school history classes will mention it, but a few old soldiers and the then family waiting at home are thankful of the date of 8 May 1945. I speak of “V.E. Day” or Victory in Europe over a crazed madman and his Nazi empire. The Miracle of America Museum, Polson, will be presenting it’s 2nd Thursday evening monthly free program at 6:30 pm in the public meeting room. Ironically, this evening falls on the 69th anniversary of the end of World War 11 in the European theatre. Veteran Flick Riebe will share some memorable stories and show the piece of shrapnel from a German “88″ that he was closely connected with. Displays from the museum collection including an “88″ round, newspaper headlines, etc. will also be viewed and explained. Anyone, with personal memories and feelings of that event or victory celebrations, that may wish to share are welcome to call Gil at 406-270-7895.’

Miracle of America Museum www.miracleofamericamuseum.org36094 Memory Lane Polson, Montana 59860 (406) 883-6804

Things to do in the Glacier National Park area..

May 6th, 2014 by teresa

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?

Things to Do in the Glacier National Park Area

Ecotourism in Glacier National Park

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;

If you see something else we can be doing, let us know!  If you enjoyed your stay let the world know by adding your review to our tripadvisor, google places or bedandbreakfast.com review pages.

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.

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April 28th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park in the Springtime

Family Vacations in Glacier National Park

April 25th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park CabinsEspecially 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!

 

 

Things to do in Glacier National Park

April 9th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park Family VacationThe 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.

 

Glacier National Park Lodges

April 8th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park Lodges

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.

Glacier National Park Cabins

March 5th, 2014 by teresa

lodging_pageOur 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!

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