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Amenities at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

January 5th, 2013 by teresa

We aim to provide all our guests with a stay to remember and pay close attention to providing for your each and every need.  We are constantly taking steps to add to our amenities and welcome your comments.

Currently, on-site Amenities at the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins include:

  • recycling facilities – we are conscious of the impact our business has on the environment and have provided visible recycling bins throughout our property for your convenience;
  • complimentary coffee & teas in the Lodge;
  • Gift Shop with select Made in Montana items;
  • guest coffee bar;
  •  our selection of board games, puzzles, and more than 100 books;
  • complimentary Continental Breakfast (7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) for Unit Cabin and Lodge room guests from May-September;
  • free high speed wireless internet throughout the property (fax machine available);
  • coffee makers and coffee (regular & decaf) provided in all accommodations;
  • free satellite TV;
  • comfortable bathrooms equipped with hairdryers, soaps, shampoos & plush bath & hand towels;
  • charcoal grills at each log cabin with more grills in the community yard for unit cabins;
  • the latest brochures, pamphlets, maps and informational guides covering both the local and surrounding region;
  • fresh mountain air as standard!  Enjoy on one of our many local hikes and bike trails;
  • expansive community yards for playing and relaxing.  We added a fire pit and covered Pavilion for your comfort whatever the weather;
  • outdoor games.  Wind down your night with some more outdoor fun. Play horse shoes, volleyball, or badminton before you settle down around the fire pit and roast some marshmallows;
  • swings and picnic area – something for the young ones (and the young at heart!);
  • our very own guard-llama Star ;
  • our Peace Pole, added to our property to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Waterton-Glacier Peace Park.  Read more about the Peace Pole Project here;
  • bags of ice available for purchase;
  • a soda/water vending machine;
  • a car and motorcycle wash down area;
  • mountain bike rental available at hourly or daily rates;
  • snowshoe rental;
  • fishing poles available for rent;
  • an ATM, located at the front of our property.

Services at the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins include:

Our front desk provides premium service.  Ask us for information on our property, Glacier National Park, and the entire surrounding area.  Plan your own outing, or let us assist  with arrangements for that perfect day trip.  Luggage storage on your day of check in and check out is available.  Daily maid service comes as standard.

Glacier National Park Lodging

Glacier National Park Cabins

December 28th, 2012 by teresa

While our summer guests are away, we get busy! Every year we make improvements to our facility thanks to feedback received to ensure we can provide the best quality of stay for our guests. This year the Bison gets a brand new bathroom with dressing area, handcrafted cabinets and plenty of space to relax and wash away the day. Will you be the first to try it out?!


Dashing through the snow..

December 24th, 2012 by teresa



Do you feel the need for speed?  Stay with us during snow season and grab a great 10% discount with Swan Mountain Snowmobiling. Take a quickie to Desert Mountain or spend a day exploring the back country around Glacier National Park.  Whatever your choice, we’ll be sure to keep the homefires burning and keep your cabin cozy and comfortable.

With great, low winter rates, the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins stays open year round so you can stay and play in our winter wonderland.

Multi-night savings

December 21st, 2012 by teresa

Looking for a cozy base for your Glacier National Park family vacation with all the comforts of home?  Look no further!  We have 8 family sized cabins, each sleeping up to six, each with full kitchens and all set in the outstanding beauty of the Glacier area.

Our Summit, Glacier, Grinnell, Alpine, Iceberg and Avalanche cabin were built in 2007 with our guests in mind.  Two bedrooms each house a queen bed.  The living area sleeps another two on a comfortable futon couch and leads out to your private covered balcony overlooking Columbia and Teakettle Mountains.  Cozy up to our llama, Star and enjoy the recreational space close to your cabin with seating and charcoal grills located for your enjoyment of our great outdoors.

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Ask at the lodge for our fishing equipment and take a stroll to the Beaver Ponds behind your cabin.  Keep your eye out for the beaver family as you fish in this tranquil environment.

Parking is available right outside your cabin entrance.  Daily housekeeping, free wifi and satellite tv add to your comfort and convenience.

Located only 8 miles from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park, with great rates and outstanding hospitality, we’re pretty sure you’ll take advantage of our multi-night deal and grab a 5% discount for stay of three nights or more.

The Antelope and Bison cabins are also included in our multi-night deal.  Newly refurbished with full size kitchens, these cabins can also be connected to provide sleeping for up to 12.  The Bison cabin has a fenced, private yard, making these two cabins a great choice for larger families, reunions, or groups travelling together.

Make 2013 your best year yet with a Glacier National Park vacation that will provide you with wonderful memories for many years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home!



Cozy cabins for cut-price breaks.

December 18th, 2012 by teresa

Tired of all the holiday spending and frenzied activity? Relax and restore your peace of mind with a stay in the beautiful Glacier National Park area.  Winter is a great time to visit the park, with low lodging rates and great activity discounts.

We have 23 private cabins available year round.  Our facility is easily accessed by US Highway 2 and we plow throughout the snow season.

Enjoy the silence of pristine wilderness and the beauty of the snow-covered Rocky Mountains.  Try travel without the horsepower and journey through our winter wonderland by snowshoes, ski or dog sled.

Why not treat the kids to a real taste of winter and join us around the fire at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins?

We look forward to welcoming you to your winter home away from home!


Glacier National Park guided snowshoe trips.

December 15th, 2012 by teresa

The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins are excited to announce a new partnership.  Working with Glacier Adventure Guides to bring you a discounted range of activities and quality guided winter activities, there’s never been a better time to book a winter vacation with us!

Glacier Adventure guides offer a Glacier National Park snowshoe experience for all ages and ranges of ability.  Treat the family to a beginner snowshoeing trip, with little elevation gain for families, older adventurers or those wanting a more leisurely experience.

Or, for the intermediate or advanced snowshoe enthusiasts, go winter hiking in Glacier National Park.  With 1,000+ vertical gain and a 6-8 miles round trip, this trip includes Snyder Basin, Mount Brown and Elk Mountain in the Marias Pass area.

Want to go a-l-l-l-l-l the way?!   Join Glacier Adventures with an over night advanced trip? Custom experiences area available on request.



Bear Spray Honor System

October 15th, 2012 by teresa

Our guests love to tell us about the wildlife they see whilst visiting Glacier National Park.  It is often a highlight of their stay and we LOVE to hear how you are enjoying our backyard!  However, please be sensible. Caution is advised whilst exploring the area as these are wild animals and can behave unpredictably.  Always pay attention to advice from Park Rangers and take good care out there!

Most animals will naturally avoid contact with humans – but some of our guests like to be prepared and choose to carry bear spray, especially when hiking in the more remote areas.

For our guests benefit, we follow an honor system with our bear spray.  We have many canisters of bear spray at front desk available to our guests free of charge.  This saves anywhere from $35.00 to $50.00 due to the fact that there is no need to purchase.

Don’t forget to pay it forward and let us have any remaining bear spray for the next guests to benefit.


Long-term Rentals

September 6th, 2012 by teresa

Looking for a winter mountain retreat?  Relocating and need lodging while you search for your perfect home? Our cabins are available for long-term rental on a monthly basis from October 1st through April 30th for prices starting at $500 including utilities.  All cabin types available from one bed unit cabins with private bath, refrigerator and microwave through to our new studio cabins with full sized, fully equipped kitchen to our largest, two bedroom cabins.  Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that we have a cabin available at rates to suit. Linen and laundry are available at extra cost, our facility is plowed through the snow season and we are located right on Highway 2 for easy access.  Don’t forget, our backyard is the Flathead National Forest with groomed trails that provide awesome opportunities for snow shoes, xc ski and snowmobiling.

Contact us on 877-387-4420 to get up-to-date info on rates and availability.

The Peace Pole Project

May 4th, 2012 by teresa

Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, we are proud to include ourselves in the Peace Pole Project.   A Peace Pole is a handcrafted monument displaying the message  ‘May Peace Prevail On Earth’ in a variety of different languages.

From its beginnings in 1955 Japan, Masahisa Goi dedicated his life to spreading the message conveyed on the peace poles and today there are tens of thousands of poles in more than 180 countries throughout the world.  There are peace poles located at the Pyramids of Giza, at the magnetic North Pole and at Hiroshima, Japan.

The peace pole at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins was inaugurated in September 2010 in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of Glacier National Park which is also celebrated as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

10% off raft trips

April 30th, 2012 by teresa

Guests of the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins staying during June 2012 can claim 10% discount on rafting trips with the Great Northern Whitewater Raft and Resort.  To claim your discount make your booking with Great Northern stating that you are guests of the lodge.  Here is some info on the raft trips they provide, courtesy of their website at:

‘The high mountain peaks of Montana’s Glacier Country accumulate large amounts of snow each winter, which supply an abundance of water for the three forks of the Flathead River. Every spring folks from around the world begin to arrive around May, to enjoy the mountains, valleys and rivers, eager to test their skill and to challenge the whitewater of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

Great Northern Whitewater runs a fleet of High side self-bailer rafts ranging from 12′ to 16′ in length. Rafts accommodate 6-10 people. Most of the trips are paddleboat guided. Oar-guided trips are also available.

Nicolas and Victoria Lee would like to personally invite you and your family to join us this summer as Great Northern Resort celebrates over 30 years of whitewater rafting.

Through the years, over a quarter million guests from around the world have floated with us. Let us help you to select a white water rafting trip that bests suits your needs.

Now it’s your turn for the thrill of a lifetime!
These trips happen regularly between the dates of May Through Sept seven days a week.

We provide:
Type V Approved lifejackets, complete rain suits for adults and children, professional guides on every trip, delicious meals on specified trips and round-trip transportation are provided from our parking area. Please lock your belongings in your car and leave your keys with our office staff. We rent wetsuits and booties. Booties are $2.50 for 1/2-day trips or $5.00 for full day. Wetsuits are $7.00 for 1/2 day and $10.00 full day and include the booties. For all whitewater trips prior to July 1st, wetsuits are mandatory at no cost. We recommend wearing synthetic fabrics (not cotton) with wetsuits and rainwear on cold days. We provide changing rooms for your convenience. We go rain or shine!

You supply:
You supply swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, or you may rent our booties. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip-flops or slip-ons. Sandals are available in our retail store. A suggested packing list will be sent for overnight trips. Please notify your guide if you are taking personal medication or have medical conditions that we should be aware of.

Great Northern Resort Raft Trips – Reservations and Cancellation Policy: All reservations should be made in advance and a 50% deposit is required at that time by credit card to guarantee your space. Overnight and group trips require the balance in full 45 days prior to departure. We encourage you to call and re-confirm your reservation numbers, date, and time at least 3 days in advance. All cancellations must be made with a Reservations Manager. In the event of a cancellation on overnight trips or on any promo related trips, a partial refund of 25% will be given with notice of 46 days or more. Cancellations for all other daily river trips require 24 hour notice for a full refund. We reserve the right to cancel trips due to weather, river levels (too high or too low), or insufficient numbers of people (4 min.). Full refunds will be made for these reasons. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure.’