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Five reasons to visit Glacier National Park in August

August 7th, 2014 by teresa

14640918459_da3a26e972_oIt goes without saying that a visit to Glacier National Park is going to come with outstanding views, fresh mountain air and the best of the great outdoors as standard.  Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins we stay open all year round to enable our guests from all over the world to experience the beauty of our area through all four seasons but here are a few reasons why August is a great time to plan your stay:

 

1. The Going to the Sun Road.  Open when weather permits, you can be pretty much guaranteed that the whole length of the road will be open.  Take the 50 mile trip over the Continental Divide for out of this world scenery and wildlife spotting opportunities.

2. The Hungry Horse Dam and Reservoir.  Most tourists visit our area and head straight to Glacier National Park (an understandable choice), but few realize that just a mile or two off the highway that leads to the Park there is a historical dam and 34 mile long reservoir offering boating, camping and day trip opportunities.  See the eagles nest  along the 170 miles of shoreline and watch them dive into the blue water on their fishing expeditions.

3. Huckleberries!  Pick your own tasty treats or explore the various options available at local bars and restaurants.  Choose from the traditional huckleberry pie, try some taffy or quench your thirst with a huckleberry lemonade.

4. Learn more about the inhabitants of Glacier.  Try ‘Pika Patrolling’ or ‘Of Bears and Berries’, just two of the offerings available from the Glacier Institute this August.

5. Low rates!  Our rates drop in mid-August to ensure you get the most from the dog days of Summer. With prices from only $38 per person per night, our full-size Family Cabins sleep up to six with two private bedrooms, full size bath, kitchen and open living area.  Extra sleeping comes courtesy of a futon couch in the living area and a private, covered balcony overlooking local Columbia and Teakettle Mountains.  These cabins are located to the rear of property, nestled on the edge of the Flathead National Forest.  Take the kids on a short hike to the Beaver Pond, get to know our llama, Star and enjoy our outdoor spaces with a game of basketball, horseshoes or volleyball.  Espresso Bar, Saloon and Smokehouse located on site.

(based on maximum occupancy in Family Cabins from Aug 21 – Sept 16)

 

Fourth of July @ The Historic Tamarack Lodge

July 2nd, 2014 by teresa

4th JulyJoin us for our annual Independence Day celebrations.  Beginning at 5pm with Happy Hour in the Saloon, we will be serving beer, wine and spirits at 20% off followed by Prime Rib in Oso’s Smokehouse and a special dessert just for July 4th.

Finish off your evening listening to the melodies of Brad Lee beneath the famed Montana Big Sky before the firework display finale begins at dusk.  We think you’ll agree its the perfect way to end your day!

 

Massage Mondays at the Historic Tamarack Lodge

June 30th, 2014 by teresa

Take time-out of your day for massage mondays!Take a time-out and relax with a chair massage on the deck.  Join John Ellis of Tapas Massage every Monday evening from 5pm (donations accepted) at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins:

‘To be able to take tension out of people’s lives and make them feel better, and hopefully help them achieve a better quality of life, is very rewarding.  Taking care of our bodies and listening to what they are telling us, that is what we are supposed to do.’

It’s a great way to relax and unwind after travel and before enjoying drinks and dinner at our saloon and restaurant.

John is also available for table massage at your cabin and specializes in:

Swedish Massage – for relaxation and wellness;

Neuromuscular Massage – for injury and chronic pain;

You can reach him at: 406-260-8826 to make an appointment at your convenience.

Oso’s SmokeHouse @ the Tamarack Lodge

June 19th, 2014 by teresa

welcome bearOso’s Smokehouse

at the Historic Tamarack Lodge

 

We proudly smoke all of our meats with locally sourced, Flathead Valley Apple Wood.  This season’s tree comes to us from the Gateway to Glacier, Columbia Falls, Montana.

from the smoker

 Smoked Chicken – seasoned with our trusted blend of spices, our chicken is cured, rested, and smoked to perfection to ensure juiciness and our signature flavor that comes from our smoking process.

2 pcs – $8.50

3 pcs – $10.50

 Baby Back Ribs – The unique, citrus flavored spiciness of our ribs have made this offering a locally known favorite.  Lightly sauced to bring out a sweetness that compliments the natural flavors of the applewood.

½ rack – $15.00

Full rack – $24.50

 Yardbird and Babybacks – For those that choose not to choose, we offer you a platter with both of our hand-cut offerings.  Two pieces of our chicken and three pieces of our smoky, spicy, sweet ribs.

$16.50

 

 To accompany your smoked meat experience

(your choice of two sides come with your meat selection – extra sides are priced as below)

Corn on the cob – dressed with chile-lime butter and sprinkled lightly with grated cheese.              $3.50

Whipped Garlic Potatoes – whipped with cream, butter and mashed garlic.                                   $4.00

Chipotle-Lime Coleslaw – Our own recipes for a crisp, spicy-sweet coleslaw.                                  $3.50

Oso’s Ranch Style Beans – Beef, sausage, sautéed garlic and onions, our medley of beans, lightly sweetened.                                                                                                                                                                           $4.00

Seasonal Offerings – A side dish inspired by the season and locally sourced ingredients.  Lightly sweetened.                                                                                                                                                                               $4.00

 Specialty Entrees and Salads

Smoked Chicken Fettucine – Egg noodles cooked with our three cheese, bacon-serrano, cream sauce, and smoked chicken breast.                                                                                                                                            $10.50

Seasonal Green Salad – Seasonal greens, lightly tossed with dried fruits, nuts and feta, with your choice of Ranch, Vinaigrette, or Bleu Cheese Dressing.                                                                                                       $8.50

w/chicken – $11.50

Apple Wood Smoked Prime Rib – (served Fridays from June 28 through September 20)

A full pound of our delicious prime rib, served with caramelized mushrooms and onions, malbec au jus, house salad, and your choice of smoked or whipped potatoes.                                                                        $24.50

Special Entrees – Vary daily, please feel free to ask your server.                                                       $24.50

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!

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!

Glacier National Park | Winter Activities

February 28th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier Adventure Guides at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

Glacier Adventure Guides at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins we all appreciate that the Glacier National Park area provides a full four-season experience to visitors from around the world.

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!

Glacier National Park Vacations

February 20th, 2014 by teresa

HIstoric Tamarack Lodge

100 yr old lodge and 22 private cabins, 8 miles from Glacier National Park

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!

Glacier National Park Vacations 2014

February 4th, 2014 by teresa

300x218Make Glacier National Park, Montana your Summer 2014 destination and stay with the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins for the vacation of a lifetime.

Known for our year-round outstanding hospitality, clean and comfortable cabins & lodge rooms and affordable lodging rates, the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins is situated in a spectacular scenic mountain valley in the midst of the Montana Rockies just minutes from the west entrance to Glacier National Park and a convenient drive from nearby Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Lakeside, Kalispell, Whitefish and West Glacier, Montana.

The Main Lodge–originally built in 1907 provides classic ambiance with modern amenities, 3400 square feet of rustic charm and still boasts its original over-sized natural stone fireplace and lodgepole pine architecture.  Refurbished in 2013, the lodge now provides four lodge rooms with attached baths, allocated parking and 24 hour access to the lodge Great Room.

All our guests are welcome to relax and enjoy the Great Room.  Enjoy an espresso from our guest coffee bar, plan your day with access to maps and guidebooks on the area, or browse our gift shop for that perfect Made in Montana item to remind you of your stay.

Use our ‘Plan your Stay’ section of our website to discover area attractions, driving tours and activity suggestions prior to your trip or ask our staff on arrival for all the latest local info and trail advice.

We work closely with local outfitters to bring you great deals and discounts on year-round activities including whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling and guided snowshoe/xc ski tours.  Sign up to our newsletter or check our Specials page for the latest offers.

Enjoy a day’s adventure and return to enjoy our spacious picnic areas.  Take advantage of our grills to enjoy dinner al fresco and finish up with smores and stories around the firepit.

Enjoy the classic ambiance of mountain living with all the modern amenities of home when you make us your Glacier National Park lodging choice.

Check availability and book today!

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