Courtesy Grouse Mountain Lodge
2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937
What’s new: The resort was purchased a year ago by Glacier Park Inc., which has renovated the lobby and will be redoing guest rooms this year. A full spa and a full-time concierge will also be added as the lodge moves toward becoming a AAA Four Diamond property.
Rooms: 143 guest rooms are of varying styles.
Meeting space: About 11,000 square feet, including a 3,520-square-foot ballroom and a 3,200-square-foot covered pavilion. There are also several small boardrooms and private dining areas.
Amenities: A grill, a lounge, an espresso bar, an indoor pool, two outdoor hot tubs, a fire pit, a business center, a fitness center and a day spa. A 36-hole golf course, owned by the city, is next door; lodge guests have tee time priority there.
Location: The 28-year-old lodge is in northwest Montana, about 45 minutes from Glacier National Park and five minutes from Whitefish. It is 210 miles from Helena, Mont., and 245 miles east of Spokane, Wash.Getting there: Glacier Park International Airport, 11 miles from the lodge, has direct flights from Salt Lake City, Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas and Minneapolis, Minn. The lodge offers a complimentary shuttle to the airport and into Whitefish.