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5 Winter Activities to Enjoy on Our Property

December 27th, 2015 by julia

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Winter in the mountains means miles of powdery ski runs, snow-covered vistas, gently-falling flakes that soften the landscape. It’s a time to explore, but also a time to appreciate the small things, like a hot cup of coffee and evenings spent with family and friends.

The Historic Tamarack Lodge is more than just a place to sleep: we offer a mountain retreat with plenty to do right on the property, not to mention the goldmine of activities just minutes away. If relaxation is your goal, book a room at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and enjoy these five onsite activities in the gateway to winter fun.

Cozy up by the fire

Great Room Historic Tamarack Lodge
As the snow piles up, snuggling by the fire becomes more and more appealing. Good thing the lodge great room is stocked with board games, books, and good times to help you enjoy unwinding in a cozy atmosphere. The rustic Montana charm inside the historic lodge building dates back to the time of its construction in 1907, ideal to enjoy with friends and family.

Watch a movie on your flat screen

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Alongside rustic appeal, the lodge and cabins come fully updated with modern amenities like wifi and satellite TV on large flat screens. There’s nothing like cuddling under the covers on a cold winter’s night with a favorite film to entertain you.

Say hello to Star the Llama

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The property’s resident quadruped, Star the Llama, lives in the back right corner of the property. Llamas are known for their fierce natures, which makes them excellent guard animals against predators. That being said, Star doesn’t relish being pet by people she doesn’t know, but a friendly hello from the fence line is always appreciated.

Walk or snowshoe to the beaver pond

Beaver Pond Bob Marshall Wilderness
It may seem like we talk about the beaver pond a lot, but that’s because it’s not every day that a keystone species builds up a vital part of the ecosystem just steps from your back door! Econerdism aside, the beaver pond is a beautiful place to explore, especially in winter, when the term Winter Wonderland doesn’t even begin to describe the sparkling splendor of the area. Slip on some boots or rent snowshoes from the front desk and check it out!

Grab a drink at the Saloon and enjoy dinner at Oso’s

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With some of the smokiest barbecue and zingiest Mexican cuisine around, Oso’s serves up the area’s tastiest meals year round, open Friday and Saturday nights for dinner and Sunday morning for brunch through the winter. Pair a tasty meal with a stiff drink (including the Sunday brunch Bloody Mary bar) or invigorating coffee from the Saloon, and you’ve got a good handle on Montana gourmet.

Reserve your stay at the lodge and enjoy the best of a Montana winter right on the property!

Hunters are Welcome!

October 18th, 2015 by teresa

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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.

 

Fishing and hunting in the Flathead Valley

July 11th, 2013 by teresa

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Fishing and hunting are two simple words but they describe the passion of millions.  Montana is a hunting and fishing paradise.

Hunt elk, whitetail or mule deer, bear or cougar in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, antelope on short-grass prairies, upland birds in the foothills and moose in the low bogs of our rugged mountains.   When it comes to wildlife diversity and hunting opportunities, Montana has something to satisfy everyone.

 

 

The Historic Tamarack Lodge works directly with local guides enabling us to offer fishing trips and hunting packages to our guests.  Ask us about our great rates for a once in a lifetime experience !

If 3 and 9 day hunting and fishing packages are a bit overwhelming, you can always take a guided “raft and fish” day or half day package, or just stay at the lodge and go fishing or hunting on your own schedule.  We are surrounded by the National Forest and many people come simply to explore the area on their own.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks regulate and manage fishing and hunting throughout Montana. Licenses are available from their offices and at most local sporting good stores. Fishing and hunting licenses are not available from the Forest Service. Buy your hunting and fishing licenses online at Online License Sales.

Nearby Hungry Horse Dam is located on the South Fork of the Flathead River about 15 miles south of the west entrance to Glacier National Park and 20 miles northeast of  Kalispell, Montana . The reservoir is about 34 miles long and its 23,800 acres offers excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, water skiing and swimming.  Available fish species are cutthroat trout, bull trout and whitefish.  The surrounding mountains are popular big game hunting areas and several of the smaller tributaries have their headwaters in nearby alpine lakes.  The area is managed by the Flathead National Forest.

Fishing Links of Interest
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Flathead Lake National Forest Fishing Page
Montana Outfitters and Guides
Fishing Flathead National Forest
Montana Flathead Valley Fishing

Blue Ribbon fishing
Northern Rockies Outfitters
Wild River Fishing Guides
Montana on the Fly
Stumptown Anglers
Great Northern Resort


Hunting/Wildlife Viewing
Northern Rockies Outfitters
Hunting Information Site
Snowy Springs Outfitters
Montana Fish and Wildlife

 

Hiking in Glacier National Park

March 12th, 2010 by HTL

One of the most popular activities, and one that is accessible to all, is hiking the local area.  Glacier National Park has in excess of 700 trails, from the wheelchair accessible boardwalk of The Trail of the Cedars to overnight excursions into the peaks of the back country and plenty in between.

Favorites of our guests include: Avalanche Lake (2 miles); Hidden Lake (1.5 miles to the overlook, a further 1.5 miles down to the lake itself); and The Highline (featured in the youtube clip Hiking in Glacier National Park – The Highline).

Beyond the park itself, and for the more intrepid hiker why not try The Great Northern ?  8 miles up to an elevation of 8,600 feet with views over the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Let us help you plan your trip, with up-to-date local information and a whole heap of maps, our staff are always ready and eager to help make your stay the best it can be and to ensure you leave with memories that will last a lifetime.  With views like this, it makes our job easy !!

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