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“Well on the way to being a top class RV park”

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The Lodge at McGregor Lake
Cochrane, Canada
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271 reviews
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“Well on the way to being a top class RV park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

In about 2 or 3 years time this will be a top class little RV park. Set in a clearing and surrounded by mature pine trees , there are 41 sites, 12 of which are pull through. All sites appear to have full hook up (50, 30 & 20 amp), water, sewer and satellite TV connection (just need your own decoder). All of the sites also had a new wooden picnic table with attached bench seats and a stone fire ring with wood available to purchase. Right now, the sites are gravel and sort of level but having chatted with the owners and hosts, the plan is to pave it all with blacktop. There is a one way traffic flow through the campground. Between the sites is an area that will be landscaped in time. At the moment it is a mix of wild grasses and clover.

The bathrooms are centrally located. On the men's side the is one general use stall, one urinal, one shower and two hand sinks. There is also a separate room and of a very generous size that has a toilet, sink and shower all easily accessible to the disabled or those with mobility difficulties. The water temperature and pressure was good coming out of the showers and taps at the sinks. The shower stalls were expertly tiled and looked very pleasant. Apparently the ladies side was set out in a similar fashion with one obvious omission. The bathrooms were always spotlessly clean and fresh smelling - even had fresh flowers in there.

There is a laundry open 0800 - 2000 daily. I found this rather odd in that it was an honor system which I have never seen before for a site laundry. One washer and dryer load $5, two loads $8 and three loads $10, payable to the camp hosts. There are three washers and three dryers, all of which worked very well. There is also a small table for folding clothes.

The park offers free wifi that worked very well all the time we were staying there. I couldn't get a cell signal from any carrier which meant that work couldn't get hold of me that way - oh well, how sad and tragic! I cannot pass comment on the satellite or TV reception because we don't have satellite and I didn't crank up our TV antenna.

There is a bark chipped walking path around the site that is about 90% complete. This is bear country so you are requested to be cognizant of this and clear away barbecues and store food carefully.

There are two lakes within a stones throw for fishing, kayaking or boating and there are public launch ramps available at both. Across the road from the RV park in McGregor Lodge, owned by the same people. This has a full service bar and restaurant open from breakfast to supper and beyond. The food here is excellent and very reasonably priced. We thought we'd been undercharged for our meal and drinks only to find it was correct when we asked for them to make sure our drinks were included. There is also a small grocery store for essentials and seeing as Kalispell is 30 miles away, it is very handy for the odds and sods you may need.

Highway 2 runs right by this RV park so there is some traffic noise but this is only noticeable because; a) apart from the sounds of nature, there is no other background noise to blend with it and b) the traffic isn't very heavy so there are long periods of silence broken by the odd semi or Harley chugging past.

The camp hosts and owners are very friendly and helpful, both prior to our arrival and for the duration of our stay. The owner was genuinely pleased that we had come to give his new RV park a try, even though it isn't yet completed. We will certainly return within the next few years as I believe this RV park will develop into a premier location for camping in NW Montana.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

We stay at this lodge when we visit my cousin in Marion. It is not luxurious, but the food in the restaurant more than makes up for that. Everything we tried was delicious. There is a full service bar as well and some local wines that are very special. A word of warning, you will need mosquito repellant, but it is for sale in their little store if you don't have any with you. We called the owner from the road to find out when the restaurant closed because we were running late, Her response was typical of small towns I have worked in. She said to call when we got close and place our order if it was getting close to closing and if we were really delayed, she would leave the key in the door of our room. It is not fancy--no phone in your room, no TV, no air, but the beds are comfy and the restaurant opens early and stays open late. A little store in the lodge sells pretty much anything you would need to tide you over. Which is a good thing because the big town--Kalispell--is 30 miles away. A great place for a quiet get away to for hunting and fishing. Be sure to buy some Blackberry syrup to take with you or give to your friends. The rates are reasonable and did I mention the food is to die for?

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Arlee, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stayed in the new campground across the road. Still under contstruction but will be nice with big clean bathrooms and shower stalls. Laundry. All hook ups. Quite even tho it is a little close to the hwy. People who own it are wonderful and you can walk over to the bar and get dinners. the food is great.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Lodge at McGregor Lake

Property: The Lodge at McGregor Lake
Address: 12250 Highway 2 West, Marion, MT 59925
Region: United States > Montana > Marion
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Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Marion
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