My husband and I went to Laughing Horse Lodge for a weekend getaway. We had wanted to spend a fun, relaxing, and inexpensive weekend in Montana for our anniversary, and our main reason for choosing Laughing Horse Lodge was the food. We wanted to be able to relax in our room, travel to nearby hiking areas, and enjoy gourmet/organic food without having to search for it. We were not disappointed! Kathleen served us absolutely wonderful meals: huckleberry-peach pancakes, perfectly-done steak, and salad with wasabi dressing were among our favorites during our few days there. And my husband was delighted by the Moose Drool on tap! Because we were the only visitors during our stay in early May, it felt like we had our own private cabin, but with a gourmet chef at our service!
The lodge itself is separated from the eight guest rooms by a small courtyard, and the rooms are small but very comfortable, with beautiful varieties of wood and country decor. It's rustic, but not in the cheesy, overdone kind of way; rather, it is tastefully designed and decorated and has just-right touches of elegance and class. As travelers who are happy in a tent but who also relish the luxury of a four-star hotel, we found that the Laughing Horse Lodge was suitable not just as a place to stay, but really as a place to linger and relax, much in the same way that some might enjoy relaxing at a guest ranch type bed and breakfast. Kathleen made us feel very welcome, offered great conversation, and truly gave us the royal treatment.
One thing to note: there are a few friendly dogs, a cat, and a parrot on the premises, so I wouldn't recommend it for someone who doesn't like animals. We do, though, and we found ourselves wishing that we had our dog along, as the lodge is pet-friendly (although clean and I would never have guessed that our room ever had guests with pets).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- European-style road house featuring gourmet dining and comfortable, quiet rooms - no TVs, Phones, or Alarm clocks in rooms, no cell service on property. Non-smoking dogs welcome. Complimentary WiFi. Near Glacier National Park and Bob Marshall Wilderness. Perfect for weekend getaways, intimate weddings, family reunions and retreats. Open May through October. Dining room known for presenting mostly organic, always fresh and totally delicious meals - gluten and dairy free, as well as vegan meals available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Laughing Horse Hotel Swan Lake