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Elk Lake Resort

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Woodland, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Part of the fun is getting to Elk Lake Resort, certainly off the grind in the Centennial Valley near the Idaho border. The lodge is a rustic log cabin with a nice room that looks over the lawn, Elk Lake and the beautiful mountains. The menu has lots of choices, but really you just need to decide on what kind... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We “discovered” this place from the road signs on a drive through Centennial Valley and came back to stay for a few days. What a fantastic setting. The cabins are rustic, charming and clean. Comfortable bed, good hot water and water pressure! The cabins are perfectly situated around a large lawn giving all the guests plenty of space, yet the... More 

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. It seems you fell in love with the Centennial Valley and Elk Lake just like we did! It was a pleasure getting to know you a bit...we love hearing the guests' stories! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This the place to go for those of you who want to experience the real Montana. Laurel and Jake are excellent owners of this awesome place. The food is superb and the location is breathtaking. An excellent place to connect with you kids (no wifi) and unwind.

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We're glad you had a good time and hope you come back and see us again. :-) More 

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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

On a visit to Widgeon Lake to see trumpeter swans, which also included an incredible siting on a sand bar of a huge bald eagle, with a friend, a curlew! And 2 trumpeters in front!! Amazing! They sat there forever! Then we took a right and traveled a short distance to a jewel spot, Elk Lake Resort and Lodge with... More 

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1 Thank Brittrob
ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Wow...that's a very generous review! It was fun meeting you and your friends and I was happy you wanted to take my soup home with you...that was a huge compliment! We hope you come back sooner rather than later to relax in the magic of Elk Lake...it is like no place else. More 

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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Pro: This is a wonderful, off the beaten path outdoor oriented, mid-level priced resort for couples and families. We came for lunch. Fabulous, limited menu included extremely well prepared hamburgers, soups & fresh salad with grilled chicken strips. Could not stay but touring two cabins made us want to return. Cons: 18 mile dirt road to Elk Lake Resort is... More 

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1 Thank Spurgeon B
ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We were happy to meet you and it was great there were a couple cabins unoccupied so you could peek in. We do hope you'll come back! More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had the privilege to dine as the last table of the season. Now that I know where this place is, I'll be heading back for lunch on snowmobile when they reopen this winter. The lodge is in a beautiful setting with a main building, surrounding cabins and outbuildings, all off-grid, powered by solar and generator auxiliary when necessary. There... More 

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Wow...what a beautiful written and generous review. We appreciate so much that you and the rest of the group were able to have dinner with us on our last night of the season...the perfect way to end it! We're sorry to hear about the missed turn; it gets pretty dark out here and it's easy to get turned around. Now... More 

Orefield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A dirt road takes you around a bend into a bit of heaven. In this vacation spot you can be as busy or as not busy as you want to be..and enjoy every minute. We wanted to be non-stop and Laurel arranged a trip we will never forget. Our lists included horseback riding, ATV use for a day (who new... More 

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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed 3 nights/days of hiking, kayaking, savoring the beautiful out doors and being truly "off the grid." We enjoyed hand-made meals and baked goods by Laurel & Jake, had drinks at the bar, played pool, and were amazed by the clarity of the stars in the sky. Elk Lodge is a nice touch of Montana. Note: We are super... More 

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3 Thank Julie H
ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Next time you come to visit, remind me to make you the cinnamon rolls you missed out on. I would be happy to do so. :-) More 

Shoreline, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you're looking for a remote spot to go fishing, relax, enjoy excellent company, and satisfying food, this is the place. The drive out is spectacular across southwest Montana and a bit of Idaho. You'll see wildlife (we saw antelope, deer, all kinds of birds, including the trumpeter swans and pelicans for which this area is known), and find absolute... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Elk Lake was our gathering spot for my daughter's wedding. What an excellent choice! We were treated like kings and queens from start to finish. Laurel and Jake have surrounded themselves with an excellent staff and together they provided us with the most delicious meals, friendly service and helpful advice on where to go hiking and fishing. Swimming and boating... More 

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! I'm sorry I took so long to respond...I didn't see the review until today. We enjoyed hosting your daughter's wedding and truly enjoyed watching all the guests enjoy themselves. Congratulations! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elk Lake Resort is located in Montana's most unique wide open space - a perfectly 'natural' location for your family vacation or couples getaway. We offer country elegance, home-away-from-home comfort and wide open outdoor recreation. Whether you come to relax in Montana's mountains, to enjoy a family vacation package in Montana's outback, or to pursue your own 'trails' in our wide open spaces - this vacation you will find your 'home' in the mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elk Lake Resort

Address: 5200 Elk Lake Rd, Lima, MT 59739-9711
Location: United States > Montana > Lima
Price Range: $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Elk Lake Hotel Lima
Elk Lake Resort Lima, Montana
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