Montana Stops on the Way

Stay Close to Glacier National Park at The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River

The Pine Lodge in Whitefish, Mont., makes it easy to enjoy the region’s excellent outdoor recreation.

The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River, located in the charming town of Whitefish, Mont., is the perfect place from which to base your Glacier National Park vacation.

Located in downtown Whitefish just over 30 minutes from the park’s West Entrance and 15 minutes from the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort, you’ll find family-friendly lodging and have access to some of the best shopping and dining near the park.

The Pine Lodge has a variety of room types to choose from to fit all needs from standard rooms to executive suites. Some rooms even have fireplaces and vaulted ceilings, and many include balconies with views of the Whitefish River. Pet-friendly rooms are also available.

Double Deluxe Room at The Pine Lodge near Glacier National Park
Double Deluxe Room. Photo: Courtesy The Pine Lodge

Start the day with grab n’ go breakfast items purchased at the front desk. At the end of a day spent exploring Glacier National Park, relax in the year-round indoor/outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub. Or enjoy a beautiful evening spent around the lodge’s outdoor fire pits with complimentary s’mores kits from the front desk.

Enjoy the indoor-outdoor pool at The Pine Lodge
Enjoy the unique indoor-outdoor pool Photo: Courtesy The Pine Lodge

The Pine Lodge makes it easy to take advantage of the incredible outdoor recreation opportunities surrounding Whitefish. With a new dock behind the hotel on the banks of the Whitefish River, guests can rent complimentary kayaks, paddle boards and pedal boats to explore the river in the summer months. Adult cruiser bikes and kids’ bikes, including helmets, are also complimentary for hotel guests.

Take a complimentary kayak, paddle board or pedal boat on the Whitefish River at The Pine Lodge
Take a complimentary kayak, paddle board or pedal boat on the Whitefish River Photo: Courtesy The Pine Lodge

Visiting in the winter? Complimentary snowshoes are available at the front desk to enjoy local solitude. The Pine Lodge also takes the hassle out of skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort. You can purchase lift tickets at the front desk to avoid lines when you get to the resort. A complimentary shuttle will drop you off at the mountain, so you can avoid parking and walking to the lifts. Just strap on your skis or board and join the lift line.

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