Welcome to Laughing Horse Lodge. A true European-style road side inn, the Lodge is ranked number one on TripAdvisor for outstanding hospitality, exceptional dining and value. Nestled between the rugged Swan and Mission Mountain ranges at the southern end of Swan Lake - just 16 miles from Bigfork- the Lodge provides a perfect base for exploring Glacier National Park, Jewel Basin, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Join your host, Kathleen for world class fly fishing, kayak and paddle boarding, mountain biking, big game hunting, bird watching or just sitting in the garden with a good book and a fine glass of wine. For a day or a week, the Lodge will make your Montana adventure truly memorable.
SINGLE QUEEN ROOM
Two bedrooms with one full bed each, bathroom with shower, full kitchen, dining and sitting area. Maximum 4 persons with a minimum three night stay. Conveniently located across the street from the lodge. Full breakfast at the lodge included. Sorry, no dogs at the cabin.
4.4 on May 26, 2013
My wife and I decided on a Friday night to go to Bigfork for the white water kayak festival and I started looking for a B&B. so lucky for us, Kathleen had a vacancy. OK from the outside it kinda looks like a 50's motel tacked onto a bar/resturant but looks can be deceiving. It is charming, the dogs are so mellow and well behaved, Kathleen and staff were so friendly and the food was fabulous. Down side? The rooms are tiny and if you have noisy neighbors the log walls don't quiet the sounds much. But all and all, it was delightfull and we will be going back!
5 on October 08, 2012
We spent three days at the Laughing Horse Lodge, and the entire experience was exceptional. We have traveled quite a bit across the US and abroad, and this is our favorite B&B. The Laughing Horse Lodge perfectly balances a private room and bath with a gorgeous common courtyard and dining area. The rooms are warm, cozy, and impeccably clean and are a great choice for either couples on a getaway or small families traveling. The owner/chef, Kathleen, is an excellent cook, hostess, and concierge - all-in-one. We consistently marveled at Kathleen’s knowledge of and attention to her guests – from remembering our names (having booked weeks prior) to another couple’s dietary requests from days before - amazing! Kathleen has a wealth of knowledge about the area and as well as a hilarious sense of humor. Even though she is the owner/chef (and more), she still somehow finds the time to visit every table and chat with her guests at both breakfast at dinner and keep them laughing. We visited Glacier National Park a bit late in the season, as parts of the Park’s roads were closing for construction, but Kathleen wouldn’t hear of it. With her guidance and expertise, we were able to see almost everything that we wanted in the Park and vicinity. Thank you, Kathleen! If you really want to treat yourself, visit Kathleen’s restaurant for dinner. She has a great selection of wine, beer, and food – ranging from dinner salads, pizza, and burgers to steak, fish, and lamb. Even if dinner doesn’t fit into your plans, after having had Kathleen’s huckleberry and peach pancakes, you’ll find yourself coming back again for dinner. If you’re trying to decide on a place to stay near Glacier and are looking for a good location and comfort, great food, and a fantastic hostess and atmosphere, the Laughing Horse Lodge is it! Just remember – you’re in northwestern Montana; if you can’t take a holiday away from e-mail/technology and unplug, then you're probably in the wrong place anyway.
5 on October 02, 2010
I stayed at LHL for 2 nights while on a weekend road trip to Bigfork, MT. The extra drive out of Bigfork was well worth the miles because what I found was a true Montana jewel (and it wasn't a Yogo Sapphire)! LHL, Kathleen, the dogs (3) and a parrot, the rustic look and feel of the accomodations, the food (incredible), plus the natural surrounding of trees, native plants, metal art sculpture in the garden area exceeded what my imagination concocted before my arrival. Every penny spent on lodging and food at LHL was worth it!! I will go back again.
4.2 on September 11, 2010
I love having my expectations dashed--favorably, that is. We came to be in gorgeous nature, hike, and ride horseback. I hoped to have a good breakfast. What we got was all but one thing but a whole host of others at the Laughing Horse Lodge. What we didn't get was a good breakfast. We got a SUPERB one. What's more, we got an incredible hostess. If B&Bs require an outstanding host, Kathleen breaks the mold. She's fun, adventurous, a world-class chef, brilliantly entertaining and 110% dedicated to making your stay memorable. She generously shares local best kept secrets (go to Holland Lake nearby and hike in a mystical, romantic, tug-at-your-heartstrings kind of a place, for example.). If you're willing to be surprised, this is the place to perch. She even serves dinners on certain days, a fact I only realized too late, and therefore I will have to come back! The only time I would suggest you not go there is when you have a need for the luxury pampering (space, chocolate on your bedcovers, jaccuzzi type stuff. You know what I mean). But then, why would go be going to the big sky country at that time anyway?!
4.6 on September 10, 2010
Kathleen makes some of the best food I've ever had. And she is a warm and friendly person. The room was a bit small and closet-less but was fine nevertheless. If I ever get back to Montana I will stay here again.
Countryside, Mountains, Village
Kalispell, MT (FCA-Glacier Park Intl.) 45 miles
From Glacier International Airport, turn south on Hwy 2 and continue to the intersection (KMart, Snappy Sport Senter)of Hwy 35. Turn left (east) on Hwy 35 and travel for approximately 15 miles to the intersection of Hwy 83. Turn left on Hwy 83 and travel south approximately 18 miles to the village of Swan Lake. The Lodge is located on the left hand side between milemarkers 71 and 72.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Bigfork Community Theater, Swan Mountain Outfitters, Eagle Bend Golf Club, Jewel Basin, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Horse Back Riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos
Private entrance, Wi-Fi
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Avid backcountry hiker, flyfisherman, skier and paddler, Kathleen enjoys all that Montana has to offer. Kathleen is a chef, fine artist and photographer.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Organic , Wheat and Dairy Free
Mango Ahi on Sweet Wehani Rice
Mostly Organic. Always Fresh. Totally Delicious. Sushi-grade Ahi marinated in our Mango Habenero glaze and seared to perfection; set atop a flavorful melange of organic wehani rice, Asian vegetables and Kate's secret Thai sauce. Served with fresh wasabi and charred pineapple.