Winter in northwestern Montana remains one of the great undiscovered gems in the Crown of the Continent – fewer crowds, glistening snow, mountain views. The only problem would be choosing how to spend your days if you’re operating on a limited schedule. We’ve broken it down for you into the long weekend itinerary of dreams, with time for fire relaxing and madcap adventure alike.
Arrive on Friday in time to check in before savoring a local microbrew, paired with Prime Rib night on site from Oso’s Smokin’ BBQ. Spend the evening in the lodge, relaxing and digesting in front of the fire before heading up to your cabin for a deep mountain sleep.
Saturday, caffeinate with a tasty latte from our Coffee Bar, then hit the road and mosey 8.1 miles up the street to Glacier National Park with a stop at the Trap Line Cafe for breakfast, and snag some sandwiches from the Glacier Center next door for a lunch in nature.
Arrive at the park in time for a ranger led snowshoe walk (rentals available at Apgar visitor center or from our front desk), taking in the sights and sounds of serene Glacier in winter. Stop in at Glacier Distilling for a tasting as you return, then make your way back for dinner at Oso’s, or attempt to down an entire Packers Burger (just one minute from the lodge).
Sunday, start slow with a brunch at the lodge at 9 o’clock, then head out to carve up the slopes, whether that be with a lesson and après ski at Whitefish Mountain Resort, a Snowmobile tour with Swan Mountain Snowmobile, or a dog sled ride of a lifetime from Dog Sled Adventures.
Say goodbye with a promise to return (and great guest loyalty deals when you do!)
Book your long weekend at the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins and get ready for a winter adventure.