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Laughing Horse Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Swan Lake B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We spent one night at the Laughing Horse Lodge. However, I wish that we could have stayed longer. The rooms were comfortable and well decorated and there was a delightful porch to sit on and enjoy the night. We had a five star dinner of salmon and a huckleberry and peach cobbler with ice cream and whipped cream. Breakfast was French toast stuffed with huckleberries, fruit and sausage. Kathleen, the owner, is cordial and informative about activities in the area. She works hard to make your stay enjoyable. North Carolina is far from the Laughing Horse Lodge but we would love to visit this gem of a place again.
Mimi and David from Charlotte,N.C.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Black Eagle, Montana
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We booked our wedding & all the rooms at The Laughing Horse Lodge! The rooms are very nice, quiet, a beautiful place for anything! Great outdoors seating, lots of activities to do if you choose! The food here was excellent! CHEF quality! Great service, very nice staff that waits on you hand & foot! We can't say enough good things about Kathleen & how well she runs this great B&B ! We encourage everyone to stay here! You won't be disappointed! We will be going back again & again!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We came from a 10 day trip in GNP and planned to stay at Big Fork the last night before flying out of Kalispell. However, we did not like Big Fork much...so we stumbled across Laughing Horse in Swan Lake thanks to Trip advisor :).
We enjoyed our short stay very much, the basic well decorated Montana cabin promised a good nights sleep, the self check in experience is a great and practical idea, the little court yard garden always seems to have some flowers at bloom, the pets around you are happy to indulge in a cuddle if you are so inclined and last but not least well travelled and well read Kathleen, who runs this little oasis of comfort and friendliness. At breakfast Kathleen had some time to sit and chat with us surrounded by all her animals. A lovely cosy experience and I had a hard time packing up and go.
We very much liked this place, but if you are not a pet lover this might not be for you as the dogs, the cat and the grey parrot Samson are pretty much part of this wonderful experience.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Had a great 5 night stay at Laughing Horse Lodge that began July 25th. Met up with friends from all over the United States. A Penn State reunion if you will. My first time in Montana and the Laughing Horse far exceeded my expectations. Located across the highway from Swan Lake, the lodge was the perfect place to relax, visit and recharge the batteries. Kathleen and her staff made sure our stay was absolutly perfect. The rooms were great, the food was outstanding. The Osso Buco was the best ever, the wine wasn't bad either. What a hidden gem. I am grateful that my friend recommened the horse for our get together.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Stevensville, Montana
1 review
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I have stayed at the Laughing Horse Lodge 3 times in the last 4 years, and after my most recent visit I don't think my wife and I will be making a return trip. The rooms are still quaint and clean, the surroundings are beautiful, but the food quality has begun to slip. The first time we stayed at the Laughing Horse myself, my wife, and our friend were all amazed by the food. Long story short...the last time we had an evening meal there it was a disappointing experience to say the least. I don't know if the chef/owner has reduced her role in the kitchen, but the quality has gone down, and at $20-$35 for an entree, I expect a significantly better meal.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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ForLoveOfGoldens, Owner at Laughing Horse Lodge, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Thank you B for your candid review. For fourteen years I have focused on exceeding my guests' expectations and I am sorry that I will not have you and G visiting again. I am very much still in the kitchen - knowing the importance of consistency and quality, and as a small business owner, I depend upon these reviews to help me see my property as my guests do. But it is even more important to be able to 'fix' any concerns my guests have at the time of their concern. During your future travels, please be comfortable in the knowledge that your hosts want to know immediately if there is a problem so that they may address it quickly and make your experience a happy one. Safe and happy travels to you both.
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Well, I had no idea how much I would enjoy my short stay here. The inn is immaculate, the landscaping and decorations are creative, the dogs are friendly and Kathleen is the best. Oh and the food is wonderful.

If you are looking for a place to stay in the area, skip Big Fork and go to straight to Laughing Horse Lodge.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Buckeye, Arizona
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

My beautiful wife and I needed a nice little get away from the kids and in-laws. Laughing Horse was perfect, no cell service, no alarm clock, and self check in. The restaurant was a cozy place for couples as well as a small family with a gourmet menu selection. The owner Kathleen was very nice and made us feel right at home. Our room was quiet and furnished with just enough goodies to keep our beverages cold and items. The courtyard was a gorgeous place to hang out and meet the other guests staying in one of the 8 or so rooms. Swan Lake access was a nice half mile walk down the road with pebble beaches and a sweet view. I have practically no complaints about this fine establishment.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Laughing Horse Lodge
Address: 22360 Mt Highway 83, Milemarker 71.5, Swan Lake, MT 59911-7822
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Region: United States > Montana > Swan Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Swan Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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Laughing Horse Hotel Swan Lake

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