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Marina Cay Resort and Conference Center

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Marina Cay Resort, located on Flathead Lake's Bigfork Bay, is a year-round resort with much to offer our guests beyond the natural beauty and adventure of Northwest Montana. Welcoming everyone from individual travelers to groups and families, we offer a variety of accommodations from standard Hotel-style Rooms and Suites to well-equipped 1 to 3 Bedroom Condominium Units. All guests of the Resort have access to our outdoor pools and hot tubs, BBQ and picnic areas, Marina with watercraft rental and gasoline services, Casino, Lounge and food and beverage outlets. In the summer, make sure to stop by the waterside Tiki Bar featuring Polynesian inspired food and all your favorite tropical drinks. Fall and winter mean sitting fireside in the Lounge and watching your favorite team. Whatever your mood, or attire, the Marina Cay has an option for you! Being located on Flathead Lake offers Marina Cay Resort guests the ultimate scenic summer playground with activities such as boating, water skiing and fishing right within reach. But many other year round activities can also be found in nearby Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and Swan Range Wilderness Areas, Blacktail Mountain and Whitefish Mountain. These areas of Northwest Montana are not only famous for their summer activities such as hiking, biking and river rafting, but also for excellent snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing during the winter months. Visiting us without a car? Not a problem. A short walk from Marina Cay is the village of Bigfork, a picturesque and charming place chosen as "One of the 50 Great Towns of the West" and designated as "One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns of the Nation." World class art galleries, fine restaurants, live theatre and unique shops can all be found within a quaint Western setting just outside the Resort entrance. The Marina Cay Resort is centrally located in Bigfork, Montana, perfect for experiencing all of the marvels of Northwest Montana. Our dedicated staff are committed to helping you make the most out of your stay while enjoying our Montana hospitality. The toughest part of your stay will be choosing what to do with your day!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Hot Tub
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Stayed here for a couple nights for some meetings. Our room was nice but the decor was not. I know each room is privately owned and the decor just wasn't my style with that being said it was clean and accommodating. The food at the restaurant was lackluster, we had dinner two
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Response from Marina Cay R, Front Office Manager at Marina Cay Resort and Conference Center
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking time to write your review. We are hoping the next time you stay please call the front desk and we can find a room that the décor accommodates your style better. As you stated, each unit is privately owned and therefore each rooms does have different style décor. We hope that you get a chance to stay with us again.
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This was our second stay here and the staff is always accommodating. We asked to have a view of the lake, they did that. Right on the water! The bed was super comfortable and warm. The room was clean. Everyone was friendly. We booked for one night and ended staying two! We
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Response from Marina Cay R, Front Office Manager at Marina Cay Resort and Conference Center
Responded 13 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time write your review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Bigfork Montana and the room that you were assigned! The property has so much to offer and even the wildlife as you stated. We hope to see you soon.
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The rooms are big and very nice. We came at an odd time, so the pool and hot tub are closed, which is a bummer. I would love to come back in the summer. The staff is very friendly- restaurant and bar are good. Would love to take advantage of the lake, but just enough off
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Response from Marina Cay R, Front Office Manager at Marina Cay Resort and Conference Center
Responded 11 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you got to experience our restaurant and lounge. We hope that you get to make your way to the resort in the summer.
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My husband and I were at Marina Cay for two nights in late June. We were there for a business meeting. Very pleased with our unit which had a comfortably furnished sitting room along with spacious bedroom. Furnishings were comfortable and beds were really good. Our meals were
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Response from Marina Cay R, Front Office Manager at Marina Cay Resort and Conference Center
Responded 9 Aug 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon!
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Stayed 3 nights in July. Did not get any cleaning service. Complained to the front desk and was promised a cll from Mgmt the never happened. I cannot recommend this place. There are plenty of better choices.
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Response from Marina Cay R, Front Office at Marina Cay Resort and Conference Center
Responded 11 Oct 2018
Thank you for taking time to write your review. We very sorry you experienced issues with our housekeeping and front desk. I truly wish I had been made aware of the complaint while you were on property so that it could have been handled with the level of service we expect. I have heeded your comments and met with the housekeeping staff to review our policies and standards on stay over service. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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There is a departure cleaning fee for the 2 and 3 bedroom condos. The Waterfront Studios and Courtyard units do not carry a cleaning fee. Please call our front desk at 406-837-5861 when making your reservation and we will be happy to explain any fees to you.
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We are excited to announce that the breakfast buffet is being replaced by an espresso bar, where you can purchase all of your favorite drinks as well as muffins and pastries. Also, we are changing the traditional Monday Pig Roast to a seafood feed. The first one will be on June 20th, with Man and a Box playing. Unfortunately we do not have the final pricing yet but like us on Facebook or check out the online calendar on our Marina Cay website.
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Thank you for inquiring about our resort. It is a very unique property as all of the units are privately owned. Most of the units have been remodeled and make for terrific rooms. The rooms that are typically commented on in a negative light are some of the older 1 bedrooms, although even in that building we have several that are amazing. Depending on the size of your group and the dates, I would be happy to help you select specific, updated rooms. You can also call me and I can walk you through pictures of each room on our website. The Marina Cay Resort is great location for family reunions. We have everything from waterfront studios to two and three bedroom condos with full kitchens and living rooms. Located on Bigfork Bay, within walking distance to downtown, we have two hot tubs, a pool, multiple BBQ areas, kayak and paddle board rentals and of course our Tiki Bar and Dockside Grill; our property makes entertaining everyone easy!
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"ask for a harbor view"
"Ask for a lake view, ground floor. That has easier access from the patio to walk out to the lake."
"We requested a first floor unit with easy access. Our room overlooked courtyard and parking lot but lots of greenery around us."
"Go somewhere else."
"We know it as a fun meal place and have not stayed there at all. Sorry."
US$136 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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