Candlewycke Inn

311 Aero Lane , Bigfork, MT 59911 USA (Show map)


The Candlewycke Inn is an award winning bed and breakfast in the Flathead Lake area. It has been chosen by FROMMER'S TRAVEL GUIDE as a "Star Find" in Bigfork Mt. Ranked #1 by Tripadvisor and compared to Select Registry Inns. This country elegant lodge style home is secluded on 10 wooded acres only 3 miles outside the Village of Bigfork and Flathead Lake. We offer a great cozy "home-base" for visiting the entire Valley. Glacier National Park is only 45 minutes from the Inn. Quilts and antiques complement each king and queen size folk-art theme decorated room to provide a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to all travelers. Pillow-top beds ensure the best nights sleep you'll ever experience away from home. Enjoy a unique breakfast menu with attention to dietary needs. 3 course dinners may be reserved in advance for $30.00 pp. Whether your heart fancies warm or cold weather activities. Boating, golfing, hiking, hunting and fishing are available throughout every season. Lush doeskin spa robes are available for each guest to use and purchase for $125 at the gift shoppe. This Inn is not conducive for infants and young children. Call to inquire before booking rooms with little ones. Seasonal rates are available for everyone!

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Innkeepers: Megan Moore



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Candlewycke Inn is THE place to stay!

4.8 on August 26, 2011

This is a charming B&B, nestled in a grove of trees with lots of grass in the very large yard. We stayed for two nights and awoke in the mornings to find lots of deer in the back yard, including three fawns who proceeded to entertain us with their frolicking. The rooms are very quiet and the bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in in my life. Megan is an outstanding cook and the gourmet breakfasts would satisfy anyone's appetite. I, personally, don't usually eat breakfast, but couldn't resist the tempting plates set before me each morning. This is a great place to stay and we would definitely stay again when we are in the area.

Nice stay in a beautiful area!

4.4 on February 24, 2011

We enjoyed our stay. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. Things we didn't expect were 1. The hot tub is not available for use during the winter. 2. The bathroom for the room we were staying in (Wilderness Queen) had a private bathroom but you had to go out into the hall to get to it. The breakfast was very gourmet, the innkeeper very friendly and helpful with advice about the area, and the bathtub was awesome for soaking in.

Megan, Steve, Princess, Bandit and the family of deer are great hosts!

5 on September 15, 2009

We went to Bigfork and stayed at the Candlewycke Inn sight unseen and loved them both. Megan's hospitality offers a good location, a charming inn, attention to detail and creative and delicious breakfasts. We would like to return.

beyond expectations!

4.4 on June 29, 2009

Everything from the moment we arrived until departure was simply wonderful. The setting, hospitality, food, etc. was top notch.

A Wonderful Escape!

5 on June 22, 2009

We stayed at Candlewycke Inn while attending a family wedding in Big Fork. It was a wonderful experience. Restful setting....bountiful and delicious breakfast....comfortable bed.....large room with lots of elbow room. Megan & Steve are great hosts!

Would stay there again

4.6 on June 19, 2009

Home was immaculate, breakfasts were outstanding. Met other nice guests. Very comfortable stay.

Thank you for the wonderful stay & breakfast!

5 on March 17, 2009

Very friendly, clean, beautiful home! Great value! Wonderful food and service! Wonderful nights stay! Megan was so nice and helpful! Thank you! Will definately definately return and recommend to all!

New Years Eve Celebration

5 on January 08, 2009

We stayed for New Years Eve and Megan and Steve are wonderful hosts. Great food, played games, and the accomodations are outstanding. The deer are literally at the back door peeking in at the guests. Beautiful tranquil surroundings. We are locals and would recommend to all! We will be back!! Thank you Megan and Steve

August - 2008

4.6 on August 24, 2008

Excellent accomodations - great breakfast - highly recommend.

Well worth the trip

5 on August 16, 2008

At the end of a week of tough hiking in the Glacier National Park with my wife, the most beautiful mountains I found so far on the American continent, the Candlewycke Inn turned out to be an oasis of quiet, elegant and friendly rest place. We will recommend it to all friends who are willing to take on the 10 hrs. door-to-door trip which we had to endure from our East Coast abode. It is well worth it although in the same time we could have been in Europe. At least you do not need a passport. The in-depth knowledge of local dining by the gracious, friendly and helpful hosts, all 4 of them including the pets, is worth mentioning in addition to all the superlatives that the other guests have rightly heaped on them. They had all the menus in town available to us, with “inside” tips for what to order and what to avoid, depending on your personal tastes. And restaurants in Bigfork are truly worth patronizing: a surprising wealth of choices and quality in what we thought was a remote place. I am afraid it will not remain a secret for very long.

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Rooms & Rates

Botanical Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $185

Nautical room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $165

Glacier room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $185

Country Heaven room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Wilderness room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $165

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Location Type

Flathead lake 3 miles, Big Mountain ski, XC trails, Blacktail ski, Jewel Basin hiking, Eagle Bend golf course, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Kalispell, MT (FCA-Glacier Park Intl.) 20 miles

Directions to property:

**Take Rte 35N from Polson or 35S from Kalispell to Rte 209, drive 3.3 miles, turn left on N.Ferndale Dr.(fire department) Take your first right onto Aero Lane ~ when Aero Lane divides and turns left DO NOT TURN ~~ drive straight and follow the candles to the property, 311 Aero lane. **From Seeley take 83N to 209 (Bigfork sign) turn left, go 1.5 miles to N. Ferndale Drive. Turn right at the fire department. Take your first right onto Aero lane and drive STRAIGHT THRU where the road divides and follow the candles to the property.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, National Bison Range, Swan River, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Flathead Lake, Glacier National Park, Jewel Basin, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , BBQ picnic area, hiking trails, campfire, XC ski and snowshoe trails, Catered events

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Jewel Basin, Glacier National Park, National Bison Range, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Flathead Lake, Swan River, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Inquire as to your needs and ages of children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No kennel nearby
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night min. during peak season May-Sept
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights stay is required to secure the reservation.
  • Cancellations: To cancel your room, please do so at least 14 days in advance. Your deposit, less a $25.00 processing fee per room, will be refunded. Less than fourteen days notice, your deposit will be refunded for each night your room is rented.



Megan Moore

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , none

About the innkeepers

Cooking....Good thing, huh? Skiing, hiking, snowmobiles, movies, music, meeting new people and assisting with activity planning to ensure you the best vacation during the time allowed. Now that list is a wish list with the impending knee replacement. I bring over exchange students each year from Moldova, Ukraine, Slovakia which is my way of providing new experiences to students and myself as we learn from each other.

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Dietary needs met

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Holidays

Signature Dish

Mediterranean quiche
Saute sliced mushrooms in garlic and olive oil. Chop sundried tomatoes. 2 hand-fulls of fresh washed spinach. Add tomato basil feta cheese crumbled. 2 TBS of chopped or sliced black olives. 1/4 c. grated Havarti or Greuyere cheese. 4 eggs. 1 c. milk. Layer quiche shell with all the ingredients. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Serves 4-6