Posts Tagged ‘Glacier National Park’

Glacier National Park Lodging – Seasonal Positions

December 29th, 2013 by teresa

300x218The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins provides traditional Glacier National Park Lodge Room accommodation and private cabin rental only 8 miles from Glacier National Park.  We pride ourselves on our hospitality and provide daily housekeeping and quality guest service to ensure all our guests are welcomed as family to our area in the Flathead Valley of Montana.

We are now hiring for the Summer 2014 season.  Do you have experience in the lodging industry and are ready, willing and able to give our guests the vacation of a lifetime?

Send us your resume or call by for an informal chat.



Outstanding opportunity for qualified chef/restaurateur looking to take on seasonal restaurant lease at lodging facility near Glacier National Park.  Fully equipped kitchen and restaurant area.  Prime location on US Highway 2, 8 miles west of Glacier National Park.  Email on or call 406-387-4420 for an informal chat and further info.

Receptionist (Seasonal, May 1st thru September 30th, 30-40 hours per week)

We pride ourselves on our hospitality and standard of service.  Our goal is to make each individual guest feel right at home.  Our Front Desk staff meet and greet all our guests at point of booking and welcome them to the lodge at check in.  If you think you have what it takes to provide our guests with an outstanding vacation experience and you fit the profile below, give us a call and we’ll tell you more and take your details!

Duties to include:

  • handling guest enquiries on phone and face-to-face
  • taking bookings using our computerised reservation system
  • general office duties
  • check in/check out

The ideal candidate must have:

  • 2 years computer experience
  • 1 year Quickbooks experience
  • a High School Diploma or GED
  • excellent multi-tasking skills
  • excellent customer service skills (in person and over the telephone)
  • experience of working in a busy, high stress environment (preferred not essential)
  • good knowledge of Glacier National Park and surrounding area (preferred, but training will be given)

This position is seasonal, May 1 thru September 30 at 30-40 hours per week. Wage dependent on experience.

Housekeeping (Seasonal, May 1st thru September 30th, 30-40 hours per week)

Have you seen our tripadvisor reviews commenting on the cleanliness of our cabins?  Do you take a pride in your work and pay attention to detail? If so, we need YOU to help our guests feel able to relax and enjoy their vacation. As one of our stellar housekeeping team you will be part of a team responsible for the cleanliness of all cabins/rooms on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate for this position must:

  • be able to lift 50lbs and be able to stand for up to 10 hours
  • have one year housekeeping experience (preferred, but willing to train the right person)
  • be a team player
  • be willing to take a flexible approach to hours/scheduling

This is a seasonal position, May 1 thru September 30 at 30-40 hours per week. Wage dependent on experience.

Barista/Housekeeper (Seasonal, May 1st thru September 30th, 30-40 hours per week)

We are looking for an exceptional person to take on a dual role involving providing a barista service in our new coffee shop and also providing housekeeping support.

Responsibilities include:

  • continental breakfast
  • food and beverage preparation
  • making espresso coffee drinks
  • housekeeping duties as required

Ideal candidate must:

  • be able to lift 50lbs
  • be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • have good written and verbal communication skills
  • have excellent customer service skills
  • have a year’s housekeeping experience (preferred but not essential)
  • have barista/food service experience (preferred, but training will be given)

This position is seasonal, May 1 thru September 30 at 30-40 hours per week. Wage dependent on experience.

Maintenance Person

Part-time, seasonal position for experienced person to help keep the lodge looking good and running smoothly!

We take the security and well being of our guests VERY seriously and all applicants should be prepared to have a full criminal background check performed.  Also note: we are a drug-free facility.

Book your 2014 Glacier National Park vacation in December and save $$$

December 27th, 2013 by teresa

NA008587We know that many of our guests return again and again to take advantage of our great location between Glacier National Park, Whitefish and the Flathead Valley and we love to welcome you on your return and catch up on life’s great adventures.  In recognition and appreciation for all our guests we offer a 10% discount exclusively for all guests booking a return stay.  Typically, we only allow one discount per booking but with a friends and family discount you can combine your 10% with any other offer.

There’s nothing better to us after the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and parties to get out in the mountains and enjoy the silence and stillness and snowmobiling is a great way to get out there and get some fresh air.  There are plenty of groomed trails and something for every age and ability and if you book a sled’n’stay for the 2014 season during December we will give you an extra 10% discount.

Already thinking about Summer in Glacier National Park?  Book your summer stay with us during December and we will also discount that for you!  Shh….we never discount our summer rates, so take advantage while you can!

The lodge is not in hibernation mode..on the contrary, not only are we open year round, we are making changes and creating new additions ready for Summer 2014.

It promises to be a great year and we wish you all the very best 2014.

See you soon!

PS For details on how to claim your discounts visit our deals and specials page by clicking here.

Early Bird Discount

December 16th, 2013 by teresa

Glacier National Park lodge and cabins

Glacier National Park lodge and cabins

Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, we offer a range of lodging choices for your Glacier National Park 2014 vacation.  Located within easy driving distance of Whitefish, Bigfork and the Flathead Lake we are also only 8 miles from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.  Looking for that historical Glacier National Park Lodge feel?  Check out our 100 yr old lodge that was originally built as a visitor centre to the park. Fully refurbished to offer a classic ambience with modern amenities our lodge provides accommodation in the shape of four lodge rooms, each with attached bath and is open to all our guests to enjoy the great lodgepole pine beams and stone fireplace.

Or, choose from one of our 22 cabins located in a wooded setting with picnic areas and wildlife viewing as standard!

Early bookers benefit from the best choice of accommodation and discounted prices, so get your ducks in a row for 2014  and receive a 10% discount when you book in December.  Visit our Specials page for details on how to claim your discount and book your stay today!

We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of Montana’s Rocky Mountains and your Glacier National Park home away from home.

Glacier National Park Adventure

November 26th, 2013 by teresa



Glacier National Park adventures

The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins is proud to support The Glacier Institute!

The Glacier Institute is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1983 by passionate scientists who wanted to share their love of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem and Glacier National Park.  The Glacier Institute provides outdoor education for elementary school children and custom Adventure Camps and Outdoor Education courses for youth and adults by instructors who are recognized experts in their fields. The Institute also provides scholarships to underserved youth.

Purchase a gift certificate or bid on their on-line auction for a fantastic Christmas gift for a loved one that comes with the guarantee of supporting the next generation of teachers, river ecologists, naturalists, wildlife biologists and innovators.

Watch out for our donation to the auction – a night in a cozy couple’s cabin with hot cocoa and FREE snowshoe rental!

Montana Winter Wonderland

November 19th, 2013 by teresa

Glacier National Park Christmas Lodging

Enjoy a true winter wonderland in Glacier National Park!

Looking for that picture perfect winter wonderland experience?  Look no further!  In our little corner of the Rocky Mountains we have all the ingredients for you and yours to create memories of a lifetime.  Enjoy a hot cocoa in the lodge before starting your day.  Curling up in front of our original stone fireplace beneath the lodgepole pine architecture is the perfect way to plan your day with our selection of guidebooks and maps.

Sparkle on the slopes with two outstanding resorts each within 30 mins of the lodge.  Choose from Whitefish Mountain Resort, or take a spin out to Blacktail Mountain.

Skiing not your thing?  Rent snowshoes from the lodge and experience the silence and stillness of the trails in Glacier National Park or get some speed with a snowmobile ride through the Flathead National Forest.

Dine out at picturesque Bigfork (where the elves decorate for Christmas with style!), Whitefish or Columbia Falls.

No need to head into town for gifts – we have everything you need for that special souvenir in our on-site gift shop.

Don’t forget – returning guests get a 10% discount on future stays!

Book today and get great low winter rates plus activity discounts as an extra bonus.

Free entry to Glacier National Park

November 7th, 2013 by teresa

glacier national park cabins

Glacier National Park Cabin Rental

Book a stay in one of our year-round Glacier National Park cabins and enjoy free entry to the park.

Winter entrance fees to the park are in effect November 1 – April 30 each year.    The park’s winter entrance fee is $15 per vehicle and is valid for seven days.  The per-person winter entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot or bicycle is $10 and is valid for seven days.  An annual Glacier National Park pass for unlimited access to the park for one year is available for $35.

Entrance fees to Glacier National Park will be waived Saturday through Monday, November 10-12, Veteran’s Day Weekend, in honor of those that serve and have served in the United States Military. 

Every season is a great time to visit, with spectacular scenery and an abundance of flora and fauna.  Our Lodge stays open year round providing premium service for our guests, an espresso bar and gift shop.

For additional information about Glacier National Park, visit the park’s website at  Visitors may also learn more about the park via Facebook at

Glacier National Park Limited Edition Print

August 12th, 2013 by teresa


Glacier National Park Art by Colt Idol

Support the Gateway to Glacier Trail by purchasing a giclee print via Freedom Bank, Columbia Falls, MT

Now is Your Chance to Have Your Own Copy of an Amazing Piece of Art by a Local Artist While Supporting a Great Cause!  

36” x 24” Giclée Print of “Discover Freedom”

Premium quality print in museum wrap format, limited to 200 copies – $350

$100 of the purchase price counts as a tax-deductible contribution to Glacier Gateway Trail 501(c)(3)

** Preorders will receive Colt Idol’s original signature on the canvas print and Colt will also embellish the print with original oil paint at the August 22, 2013 unveiling celebration at Freedom Bank**

Support the creation of a lasting pathway to Glacier National Park that will provide a safe and scenic experience for our community when you purchase a limited edition print of Glacier National Park art.  The Gateway to Glacier Trail group has already raised 95% of their goal and your donation will help them in this final stretch.  In addition to the print, every buyer’s donation will be recognized on a trail plaque honoring all contributors by name.  This is a great opportunity to enhance our area while enjoying an incredible piece of art created by a local and upcoming artist.  To place an order, please stop by Freedom Bank or contact them at (406) 892-1776 and ask for Cameron or Stefanie.


Going-to-the-sun Road Fall Opening Times 2013

August 12th, 2013 by teresa

bend_in_roadThere has never been a better time to experience the beauty of Glacier National Park in all its Fall splendour.  With access to Logan Pass available until October, Fall 2013 offers a chance for visitors to enjoy the glassy waters and golden tamaracks without the crowds of summer.

Make the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins your lodging choice and select a private cabin or stay in our 100 yr old lodge.  We are the closest lodging facility to Glacier National Park open ALL year round.  Enjoy coffee and pastries in the lodge espresso bar while you plan your stay using our maps and brochures.  Our discounted Fall rates make this a great time to enjoy the quite and stillness of Glacier National Park in Fall.

Book your stay today and take advantage of extended opening hours for the Going-to-the-sun Road.

Here are some dates to remember:

  • September 22, 2013 – The last day to drive the entire 50 miles.
  • October 20, 2013 – The last day to drive to Logan Pass.
  • October 21, 2013 – The alpine section of the road will be inaccessible to vehicles.

(NB Logan Pass is 32 miles from the west entrance and 18 miles from the east entrance.)


North Fork Road Opening

July 26th, 2013 by teresa

polebridgeWith news from Glacier National Park that the entire North Fork Road is scheduled to open this weekend, it seems like a great time to visit Polebridge!

The Inside North Fork Road was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. It is a narrow, gravel road and use of recreational, towed, and low-clearance vehicles is strongly discouraged. In ideal conditions, at least two hours are needed to travel the entire length of the Inside North Fork Road. Visitors are advised to prepare for travelling this road by carrying plenty of water and food. Also be prepared to encounter possible downed trees. 

A general store and bakery, the 100 year old Polebridge Mercantile is a favored destination for visitors to Glacier National Park.  Along with the Northern Lights Saloon beside it, the Merc offers a true taste of mountain living with few changes to its original features.

We highly recommend the bear claws!  Make Polebridge a must-see on your itinerary.


Glacier National Park Hiking

July 8th, 2013 by teresa

hidden lakeHidden Lake Overlook

Location:                  Logan Pass

Distance:                  3 miles round-trip

Duration:                  2 hours

Elevation Gain:       550 foot gain

Effort:                          Moderate

Trailhead:                  behind Logan Pass Visitor Center

This hike begins at Logan Pass and has totally unobstructed views the entire way.  On the back side of the Visitor Center, after climbing the stairs, stay towards the right and you will find the Hanging Gardens Trailhead. The trail is most referred to as Hidden Lake Nature Trail. Most of the first section of the trail is on a boardwalk to prevent visitors stepping on fragile alpine plants. The trail ends with a tremendous view of Hidden Lake located in a glacier-carved cirque surrounded by amazing peaks. This is one of the best short hikes you could possibly do and there is a superb chance of seeing mountain goats as well. To avoid the crowds we recommend taking this hike in the morning.