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“A revisit with grandchildren finds improvements”

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Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge
Ranked #3 of 9 Bigfork B&B and Inns
Charlottesville, Virginia
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165 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A revisit with grandchildren finds improvements”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The Mountain Lake Lodge is a good place to stay before or after a visit to Glacier National Park. Our grand daughters loved the infinity pool and jacuzzi, as well as the grassy area between buildings. The rooms are large, but not particularly well designed. On our previous visit there was a large jacuzzi inside right in front of the only window in the room. Nearby Bigfork has some really nice restaurants. The one sour note is that I asked for written confirmation of my reservation twice, and never received it. The lodge is several miles south of Bigfork, and the lake is about 1/2 mile down a hill from the lodge.

Room Tip: All rooms have outside entrances some distance from the office. We preferred ground floor rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We've stayed there several times a year for 14 years and never been disappointed. The rooms are delightful as are the grounds, housekeepers and groundskeepers. However, the manager knows nothing about customer service as you will see below in some of the reviews. Our room was next door to two obnoxious, vulgar, loud foul-mouthed guests. Many people who were staying there, complained. The best the manager could do was send the groundskeeper to tell them to behave. Nothing good happened. They should have been evicted. On the second night we were there, the couple got into a physical fight. It was after 11pm, and the answering service said she'd call the manager. I suggested she call the sheriff. Anyway, not one thing changed in the tenants behavior. Furthermore, the manager did nothing. If she cared about her customers, she would have changed the situation for the good of all. She didn't call us and express concern or discount our rate. It was up to us to request a different room. The other guests we visited with were disappointed as well.
This place is so lovely, it deserves a manager who cares about the guests and knows how to treat them.

Room Tip: Wifi was only working for two days. All rooms are great depending on your needs. We like the Aspen b...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Mountain Lodge claims on its website to have 2 restaurants. I booked the room because I knew after a long day at Glacier we would love to clean up, eat at the resort, & cool off in the pool. Not possible! No restaurants at this facility on Sundays or Mondays but they don't tell you that when you make the reservation. And even though it is 86F at 9pm & light, they lock the pool, so after finding a place off site to eat, they give you no opportunity to use the pool. A lovely place with no concept of customer service! Such a disappointment!

  • Stayed July 2014
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12 Thank Jean B
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Inverness Scotland
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70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Nice large spacious room. Comfortable bed. Very quiet. Disappointed that they do not do breakfast. Riley pub sells good local ale for Flathead brewery and does really good fish and chips.
Good gym equipment and great laundry. Staff were very helpful and accommodated our very early arrival.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The food/portions was not as described. When The server was approached about it she told me I could go get dinner somewhere else if I didn't like it. Then the chef started yelling at her about misguiding me about the meal I ordered, they yelled at eachother in front of all of the customers. the owner and her husband then came to our table. She approached us with a negative attitude and said "I understand you have a problem, we were upstairs having dinner! I shouldn't be down here right now!" So I started to explain what happened and she interrupted me saying "Whatever, whatever, whatever!" as she walked back inside. When we were given our bill she had taken off the 2 meals that where wrong. Four other patrons at the bar said they weren't ever going back and I must agree with them!! Terrible service, terrible food!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stayed in a Tamarack Room. Beautiful, spacious, quiet room with a so so view of lake. The King bed was terrible, however the room was on the end & easy to accommodate taking our English Mastiff in & out. We were also without cable (the cable had gone out) for the better part of an entire day. They do not serve breakfast & they did not honor the AAA discount. They said because we were staying mid-week (week day rates) we were already receiving a discounted rate. Regardless if its week day rates, we have always received a AAA discount on top of a hotels published rate at any other hotel we've ever stayed at. The main restaurant is only open on Saturday & Sundays & the sports pub doesn't open until 5. Pizza from the pub was amazing! Overall a decent place to stay, but for the money spent it was not worth it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Tara H
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Bigfork, Montana
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This place is amazing. It is right on Flathead Lake, up high in the Pines, has an awesome Sunday brunch plus a great pub downstairs. It is elegance with a Western flair. It is only five miles from the little village of Bigfork which has great restaurants. It is at the top of my list of great places to stay. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank texasyellowrose41
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Additional Information about Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge

Property: Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge
Address: 14735 Sylvan Dr, Bigfork, MT 59911-8422
Region: United States > Montana > Bigfork
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bigfork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Lake Lodge offers 30 fireplace suites with spectacular views of Flathead Lake. Located 5 miles south of Bigfork, MT. Outdoor infinity pool and hot tub. Terra Steakhouse for breakfast, dinner, and Sunday prime rib brunch. Riley's Pub and Sports Bar - wood-fired pizza, burgers, sandwiches and microbrews. Group Events - function space available! Special winter getaway packages - available October 1st - May 31st. ... more   less 
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Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge Montana

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