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Laughing Horse Lodge

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American, International, Contemporary
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Milemarker 71.5, Hwy 83, Swan Lake, MT 59911
406-886-2080
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Description: Mostly organic. Always fresh. Totally delicious...
Intimate, fine dining...
Mostly organic. Always fresh. Totally delicious...
Intimate, fine dining without the attitude. Exceptional service and value. Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, May - October. Special FreeFall Tuesday Chef's Table events and catering.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gourmet meals in rural Montana

This is the 2nd year we've stayed at the Laughing Horse Lodge. Quaint rooms are clean and comfortable, decorated western style. Great courtyard out back to relax and read or enjoy a drink. Well-behaved dogs are accepted, making this a fun place to bring your 4 legged friends. The meals are the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Donald P
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Spokane, Washington, Usa
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Spokane, Washington, Usa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is the 2nd year we've stayed at the Laughing Horse Lodge. Quaint rooms are clean and comfortable, decorated western style. Great courtyard out back to relax and read or enjoy a drink. Well-behaved dogs are accepted, making this a fun place to bring your 4 legged friends. The meals are the real stars here. Appetizers range from mussles in... More 

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Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We stayed in a Forest Service cabin with access to Swan Lake nearby. The very small town of Swan Lake has a general store/trading post and you can rent paddle boats and canoes at the state park. The unlikely Laughing Horse Restaurant and Lodge is a true gem. It is charming and the small restaurant has an amazing wine list... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Thanks Kathleen and staff for a fabulous anniversary celebration. The food was fabulous. The staff super friendly. We have dined here several times and never been disappointed. It is even more fun if you stay in the warm and cozy cabins. This is not your usual fancy establishment, it is way better. A little hidden gem in Swan Town Montana.... More 

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Thank MTtraverler
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped here on a lark, choosing to stop for the sake of finding rest. What a surprise! This is a great restaurant, a fascinating owner and chef, and a jewel that we will purposefully return to. Every entre (yes, we looked at other entres as they were brought to other tables) was delicious.

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Thank BozemanPaul
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We experienced a wonderful meal! A sophisticated menu with fabulous service. It is such a gorgeous setting near Swan Lake. You don't have a lake view but you can just walk across the road and voila...there it sits in all its glory. The wine list is fabulous. We are vegan/vegetarian and it totally worked. I suggest to call ahead if... More 

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Thank sydney1956
Johannesburg
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We camped nearby at Swan Lake Trading post and they recommended this spot for dinner- we were blown away by the amazing food and service. Kate, the owner/chef is a well-travelled master in the kitchen and we dined on Ahi steak and Angus sirloin. A little pricier than the usual in the area, but streets ahead of the others, and... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fantastic place to go for dinner!! There are two very friendly yellow labs wandering around giving the place a homey feel.

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Thank Larry F
Lakeside, Mt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very unique dining experience. Food outstanding. Great service. Food is original and organic, and has cabins in the back for visitors. Great get away with wonderful meals.

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Thank Patti S
Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Breakfasts are to die for, the dinners are divine and the deserts will keep you coming back. My favorite desert is the chocolate cookie in the cast iron pan. I think of this all year!

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Thank Jenny C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When staying in Bigfork, we heard about the Laughing Horse and were wisely warned to make reservations for weekend dinner. We LOVED the experience. It is a unique atmosphere, dinner was exceptional, and the owner (awesome Kathleen) was the icing. We consider it a great find. During dinner we found out about a special peach pancake breakfast Kathleen was preparing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Milemarker 71.5, Hwy 83, Swan Lake, MT 59911
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Swan Lake
  • Phone Number: 406-886-2080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

Description

Mostly organic. Always fresh. Totally delicious...
Intimate, fine dining without the attitude. Exceptional service and value. Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, May - October. Special FreeFall Tuesday Chef's Table events and catering.

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