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Free Entrance Days. Hiking in Glacier National Park.

November 11th, 2011 by HTL

Veteran’s Day brings free entrance to Glacier National Park for the whole weekend of November 11-13.  A fantastic opportunity to explore the trails before the snow falls.

Glacier has more than 740 miles of trails so you are sure to find something to meet your needs whether seeking summit views, wildlife watching or a gentle stroll that gets you out and active.

Looking for an easy route to include the kids?  Visit The Best Easy Hikes in Glacier for some suggestions.  Our tip at the lodge is Avalanche Lake.  Even our youngest, at three years of age, made this with only a little help!

Stroller or wheelchair?  No problem.  Trail of the Cedars is fully accessible and offers an up close and personal encounter with rushing water at the Avalanche Gorge, mighty red cedar trees and the forest floor.  Highly recommended!

Rumour has it that every day spent at Fifty Mountain Pass will add a year to your life.  Check it out via the North Circle Route, voted ‘Best Alpine Hike’ by backpacker.com National Parks Hall of Fame.

Whatever route you choose, please be prepared!  Dress sensibly, hydrate and ensure that you hike with a partner or leave a detailed itinerary (if you must hike alone). Be sure to check in with Park Visitor Centers to ensure you have up to date information on trail accessibility, weather advisories and other relevant information.

 


Glacier National Park Fund Special

March 9th, 2011 by HTL

Room with a view!
Hello Glacier Fund Friends! 

We have some GREAT news to share with you!  Thanks to our friends, Kathie

Larson Phillips and Kevin Warrington of Belton Chalets, Inc. (Sperry and Granite Park), GNPF will be the beneficiary of the 2011 Sperry Chalet Fundraiser!!!  We are so excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you!  Here’s the scoop:

What: Sperry Chalet Fundraiser – the night before the chalet is opened to the public for the regular season, 25 lucky people will get to experience the magic of Sperry as a small group…..it’s just you, the staff and the goats.

When: Thursday, July 7, 2011

How Much: $250 per person includes your room and dinner Thursday night as well as breakfast Friday morning with all of the proceeds coming to GNPF.

To register there are 2 easy ways:

  • Call Kevin on the Sperry Chalet reservation line at 1-888-345-2649 or
  • Click here http://www.sperrychalet.com/reservation_request.php and fill out the reservation request form.  In the comments section at the bottom you MUST reference GNPF Sperry Chalet Fundraiser or your request will be denied/discarded.  This is a private night so is not on the regular “books”.

Whether you call Kevin or go online,

you MUST mention GNPF and the Sperry Chalet Fundraiser!

There is only room for 25 people……….

Ready, Set, Make Your Reservation NOW!

 

It is going to be a great event and we hope to see you there!!

 

 

The Glacier National Park Fund supports the preservation of the outstanding natural beauty and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations by fostering public awareness and encouraging private philanthropy.

Cabin Fever Event at The Lodge

February 1st, 2011 by HTL

cabin fever days 2011

at the Historic Tamarack lodge

Brad lee plays live!!!

Saturday 12th february, 2011

7-9pm

admission to cabin fever days button wearers

!!!This is an alcohol-free event !!!!

Whitefish Winter Carnival

January 31st, 2011 by HTL

52nd Whitefish Winter Carnival February 4-6, 2011
Carnival Marvels at the Comics
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
January 8 Merry Maker


6:00-9:00 PM
Great Northern Bar and Grill Dinner and a roast of Whitefish and the world. Duchess of Lark & Prime Minister announced!!
Adults Only.
Button required.
$15 tickets at Chamber of Commerce, Whitefish Credit Union, Great Northern Bar

January 15 Coronation of Prince Frey and Princess Freya & Introduction of Herald the Hark

Whitefish High School Gym at approx 5:30 PM
Meet the 2011 Herald the Hark, Prince and Princess and cheer on the Bulldogs!

January 22 Coronation of King Ullr LII and Queen of the Snows

7:00 PM – A torchlight parade will proceed up Central Avenue to present the new King and Queen on the ice throne at 1st Street and Central Ave. Buttons for sale

January 22 Disco Party

The Great Northern Bar and Grill 9:00 PM. $5.00 Great Prizes!! for the best disco costumes!

Jan 28-30 Skijoring Competition

Ski Joring is a sport that combines an interesting mix of two of Montana’s favorites: horses and skiing. A skier is pulled over jumps and around gates at a full gallop.
Registration & Welcome Friday, January 28 6 – 9 PM – Great Northern Brewery, Black Star Draught House
Competition Saturday, January 29 12 – 4 PM
Spectator Parking $5.00 per car Whitefish Airport

Calcutta Saturday, January 29 6 PM – Great Northern Bar

Competition Sunday, January 30 12 – 4 PM

Spectator Parking $5.00 per car Whitefish Airport

Awards Sunday, January 30, 6 -9 at the Craggy Range. Music by John Dunnigan

Craggy Range Info www.whitefishskijoring.com

Jan 28-Feb 11 Art Walk

Artist’s works displayed at more than 30 merchants throughout Whitefish Reception
Jan 28 5-8 with guided tours 5-6 and 7-8 at Stumptown Art Studio.
Maps guide strollers around town to check out the displays. For information call 862-5929

February 4 The Ball

6:30 Cocktails and Silent Auction, Dinner 7:30 at Grouse Mountain Lodge $45
Tickets available at Whitefish Chamber. Live Music

February 4-6 Whitefish International Hockey Tournament

Stumptown Ice Den Friday evening, Saturday all day, Sunday morning. Info 863-2477

February 5 Kiddie Carnival

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central School Gym. Games galore for the little ones!

February 5 Penguin Plunge

12:30 PM City Beach on Whitefish Lake

Fundraiser for Special Olympics- Registration 10:00 AM.
To register and information call Judy Gephart 863-8888 http://www.somt.org 1-800-242-6876

February 5 St Charles Pie Social

1:00 PM St Charles Catholic Church.

February 5 Black Star Beer Barter

1:00 PM in front of the Great Northern Brewery located at 2 Central Avenue in Whitefish, Montana. Bring or do something that’s worth a year’s supply of beer to you. Remember, there can only be one winner. Enter the barter or be a spectator. Food, beer, raffle prizes and more surprises are in store.
Participation, barter rules & regulations, and event information can be found at www.blackstarbeer.com/barter and by emailing barter@blackstarbeer.com

February 5 Grand Parade

3:00 PM Downtown Whitefish the Grand Marshal leads floats, animal groups, dancers, drill teams, royalty, and many more entries to delight the crowd.
To register and information pick up an application at Chamber office

February 5 Yeti Snowskate Jam

Button Required
Kiddie Park at 5th Street and Central Avenue
10:30-12:45 Warm up/practice for all competitors
11:00 Deadline for registration and competitor check in
1:00-3:00 Competition for Under 10 and Beginner Category
3:00-4:00 Park closed for Grooming and Testing (Parade)
4:00-4:30 Warm Up for Intermediate, Advanced and Expert competitors
4:30-7:15 Competition for Intermediate, Advanced and Expert categories
7:15-8:00 Open Snowskate Jam for all competitors For info Willie Hobbs 862-3303

February 5 Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Display

7:00 PM Whitefish Mountain Resort. Ski instructors and patrol ski down Ed’s Run. Fireworks too!

February 6 Rotary Pancake Breakfast

8:00AM- 1:00PM Moose Lodge. A Royal Feast for all. Includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, juice & coffee.$8.00

Winter at the Historic Tamarack Lodge!

November 26th, 2010 by HTL

Each season brings its own rewards in our corner of northwest Montana.  Winter brings the snow and holiday landscapes like no other.  Our facility is plowed on a daily basis to ensure your safety and, as we are right on Highway 2 which is also regularly plowed, we are also safely accessible.  Taking the train?  Ask us about transportation.

Once you are here there is plenty to do.  Snowshoes are available from front desk staff – take a trip to the beaver pond behind our property, or venture into Glacier National Park or the Flathead National Forest Trails.

For cross-country skiers there is also an abundance of possibilities with groomed trails all around us. That’s 1,000,000 acres of Glacier National Park and 3,000,000 acres of National Forest and Wilderness area…we dare you to get bored with that!

Nearby Whitefish caters to every level of downhill skier or snowboarder as well as offering apres ski at the top of the mountain or in the picturesque town below whereas Blacktail Mountain offers uncrowded slopes and a family atmosphere at reduced rates.  Ski them both and tell us your preference!

We have snowmobiles!  We work closely with local rental firms to ensure you are provided the levels of service we pride ourselves on at the lodge.  New for this year is the opening of the Desert Mountain trailhead to guided snowmobiling.  Treat yourself to panoramic views of Glacier National Park from the summit, then wind your way back down the trail to the frozen reservoir at Emory Bay.  A great family trip, even better taken by moonlight.

Too much activity?  Not a problem!  Stay with us and enjoy the tranquility and relaxation that is unique to Winter in our area of the world.  Enjoy a hot chocolate while sinking into the armchair at the lodge with a good book.  Read about our history or enjoy a Western romance novel, whatever you choose.

Its your vacation … let us help you plan your dream getwaway, whether its a retreat from the stresses and strains of everyday life, a romantic winter weekend away from the kids, or a family snow sports vacation, we can help.

Don’t leave all the fun til Summer!

Entertainment at the Historic Tamarack Lodge

August 3rd, 2010 by HTL

At the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, one of our favorite things is when we get to sit around a campfire and get to know our guests.   Watching the sun set between the mountains and seeing the stars slowly  in big Montana Sky is entertainment enough but the evening is perfected when we are fortunate enough to be serenaded cowboy-style.

We are delighted to be able to welcome singer/songwriter Brad Lee as he joins us and our guests around the campfire every Friday night at 8:30pm.

Brad was nominated twice for Grammy awards in his earlier career.  His cd’s are on sale in the Lodge gift shop and will be available on the nights he sings.

Reserve your space around the fire early and enjoy the melody of Brad’s guitar as you toast your smores and make your vacation even more memorable!

Art at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

July 21st, 2010 by HTL

Currently available to view and purchase at the Historic Tamarack Lodge are a number of pieces of artwork by photographer Kinsey Barnard.

Kinsey says of her work:

‘My artistic inspiration comes mainly from Thoreau and Monet. Thoreau taught me about nature and observation. Through observation I have developed a keen awareness of the wonders of nature. Through my photography I endeavor to share that awareness with others.

Long before it was a popular notion, I believed photography to be an art form. Monet imbued me with the drive to attempt to create paintings with my camera. Using light and reflection, I pay homage to the impressionistic style particularly in “Bow River Impressionism”, “Autumn Leaves” and “Whisper of Monet”.’

Evening reflections on the Bow is one of the four pieces on display:

The other pieces are entitled Spring Melt, Goldeneye on Walden Pond and Athabasca Squaw and are available for viewing at the lodge or via www.kinseybarnard.com

Columbia Falls

March 19th, 2010 by HTL

The closest small town to the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, Columbia Falls, is located at the entrance of the Canyon, the Gateway to Glacier National Park.

For the kids, there is Pinewood Aquatic Park, with outdoor pool; the Big Sky Waterpark with its chutes and slides; and two great playparks.  For the adults there are antique stores, and plenty of places to dine.  Why not try the Three Forks Grill for a great evening out ?

In the Summer months there is a fantastic weekly Farmer’s Market selling local produce and showcasing local musicians.

In the Winter, take your snowmobile out on over 80 miles of groomed trails via the Canyon Creek Trailhead or rent from one of our local outfitters.

Celebrate Heritage Days the last week end in July with a Rodeo, Parade, Craft Fair, Car Show, Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament and 5K & 10K Runs.

Or, take a trip back in time via an alternative route to Glacier National Park by following the North Fork Road to the Camas Creek Park Entrance. A twenty mile drive following the North Fork River there are plenty of opportunities for photography and fishing. Be warned – the last nine miles of the roadway are not paved !

Just a few miles from your accommodation at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, add Columbia Falls to your itinerary for a great day out !

Cabin Fever Days

February 4th, 2010 by HTL

Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins are pleased to support the local Cabin Fever Days event by offering 50% DISCOUNTS on all our accommodation, complimentary continental breakfast to all our guests and full use of our 100 year old lodge.

Enjoy half price accommodation at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

The Cabin Fever Days weekend activity program includes the world famous barstool races, sumo wrestling, mouse races, live music, hog roast and much more besides.  Proceeds go to local charities.

Why not make the most of the long weekend by reserving your accommodation now to include an extra day to relax and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings ?

Rent bikes, snowmobiles, skis or snowshoes to work off the excess of the weekend and return to the routine relaxed, refreshed and revived !

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