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“Perfection in the details”
Review of Garden Wall Inn

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Garden Wall Inn
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Whitefish
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Port Perry, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfection in the details”
Reviewed 8 November 2010

Rhonda and Chris offer an exceptional B&B experience. The hosts are warm and friendly and very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. The house is beautifully decorated and in a great location within easy walking distance to town. It is the "extras" that make the experience exceptional. The cozy living room with a welcoming fireplace and glass of sherry; the fresh flowers in the room; the evening turndown and delicious chocolates; the coffee tray delivered to your room before breakfast (yeah!!) and an extraordinary gourmet breakfast. We have travelled to many B&Bs and this is easily one of our favorites.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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La Jolla
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

Charming decor..meticulous and authentic details. Convenient location near downtown...a great jumping off point to Glacier National Park and the Rockies. Breakfast is 5-star...farm to table philosophy. Coffee/tea (with a fresh rose and on a silver tray) is served in your room 1/2 hour before breakfast. Rhonda and Chris are experts on the Glacier area and have spot-on recommendations on routes and itineraries.

Without hesitation I recommend this Inn as a destination.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Colorado
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

It's true that the rooms are extremely comfortable, well appointed, and the breakfast is delicious but I found this B & B to be a bad fit for me. Wine or beer was offered when we arrived but I do not drink. In retrospect, I should have told them ahead of time that my "dietary preference" was warm cookies and cocoa. It was my birthday and there was a bottle of champagne in the room. It was very pretty in an ice bucket with a vase of flowers but I wish I could have traded it for a chocolate! We must have arrived too late for the hors d'oeuvres and we didn't find any chocolates on the pillow like other people mentioned. We found the room was cold (64 degrees). Also, their web site stated that it was 25 minutes to Glacier National Park but it's closer to 45 minutes. Of course, all these things might be perfectly fine with you. The Inn seemed to be running on a well-oiled script. But when they said "Let me know if you need anything," I didn't feel comfortable saying I wanted chocolates on my pillow or saying "Sure, can I have a mocha instead of plain coffee and can you pack up some muffins for my hike?" Yes, I'm being picky but I feel that a few tweaks would have made it worth the high cost.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this gorgeous bed and breakfast. The location is excellent, just a short walk from downtown and the Amtrak train station. The rooms are very clean and charming. After a busy day, you can relax in the living room listening to classical music and sip some complimentary sherry. The breakfasts are delicious. Chris was very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. He really helped make my stay such a great one. I would most definitely come back to the Garden Wall Inn. What a great place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

I can't say enough good things about the Garden Wall Inn. This is a very comfortable B & B in a neat little town. The rooms are fabulous, but the superlatives don't stop there. The owners, Chris and Rhonda, just do everything they can to make your stay perfect. But, it's not just their effort. They are gifted chefs. Therefore, the breakfasts are creative and so very tasty. They even get your input as to your diet and preferences. In early evening, guests are also treated to hors d'oeuvres along with wine/beer....a nice touch. And...maybe the best thing about this inn is that Chris and Rhonda are just wonderful hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area and outdoor pursuits.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank fredo43
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Hickory, NC
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

This was our second visit to the Garden Wall Inn. We went back because of our first experience. The second visit surpassed the first. Chris took excellent care of us-gourmet breakfasts, early morning coffee in our rooms(complete with a rose) and nice hors d' oeuvres with wine/beer at tea time. The rooms are immaculate with wonderful amenities in the bathrooms. The location is a pleasant 3 block walk downtown. It is a perfect base to visit Glacier Nat. Park, Bigfork and Whitefish. Go!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank stems22
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Garden Wall Inn for two nights. I had mentioned that our arrival date was my birthday when I made the reservation. Without any prompting, a bottle of champagne was on ice in our room. Chris, the Innkeeper, greeted us warmly and had a platter of cheese, crackers and salmon dip as well as glasses of sherry (or wine or beer) to enjoy fireside. The Inn is a turn of the century house which has been tastefully updated and decorated. Our bathroom was lush- a giant clawfoot tub with a huge shower-head as well. Nice soft sheets, towels and bathrobes too. Breakfast was wonderful each morning, as Rhonda is a professionally trained chef. Rhonda easily chatted with us about the local farmers market and the community building that is going on in Whitefish. The Garden Wall Inn is the perfect example of why B&Bs can be so wonderful to stay in- great service, hospitality and a truly comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Garden Wall Inn
Address: 504 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2781
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Region: United States > Montana > Whitefish
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Whitefish
#1 Best Value Hotel in Whitefish
#1 Romantic Hotel in Whitefish
#4 Family Hotel in Whitefish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning Garden Wall Inn has been catering to discerning travelers since 1987. The impeccably restored 1920’s inn offers five luxurious guestrooms, each furnished with period antiques. Scrumptious three-course breakfasts are prepared by chef/owners Rhonda Fitzgerald and Chris Schustrom. The Inn is a convenient one-block walk from downtown Whitefish’s excellent restaurants, shops and nightspots. Only 25 minutes from Glacier National Park, the Inn is the perfect base for exploring the Park. The Inn is built in the "Colonial Revival" style with a gambrel roof and clapboard siding. The interior is accented by original solid maple flooring, arts-and-crafts fir moldings, and beveled-glass french doors. The guestrooms’ private baths boast huge claw-foot tubs, pedestal sinks, and black-and-white art-deco tile. Oriental carpets and fine antique furniture complement the lovely rooms. ... more   less 
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