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“An Absolute MUST!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Garrison Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Kalispell B&B and Inns
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“An Absolute MUST!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Pros:
- Beautiful house and grounds with spectaculars views and quiet and privacy. I can go on about this aspect alone.
- Lovely host and family. The Inn is decorated with family heirlooms and carefully curated antiques. Both Gene and Ann Marie were knowledgeable about the area, hiking and the like.
- We stayed in the Victorian Room with an awesome view of Glacier Bay. Full bath, comfy bed, plenty of lighting and outlets.
- Breakfast was included and prepared fresh daily by Owner and Chef, Gene. Juices, coffee and teas were provided as well. No set breakfast time, so when ever we rolled out of bed Gene was up and waiting to serve us. This was one of the best parts about our stay, it felt like waking up at Grandmas on Sunday Morning. We also had dinner after a long day that was just as tasty. We packed all of our left over and ate it on the train after leaving.
- 2 of the most friendly guard doggies you'll ever meet!

Cons:
- located about 1 hour away from Glacier Bay.

Bottom Line:
GO!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Beautiful log house with amazing views high above the Flathead valley looking across to the mountains. Fantastic ! Huge log beams inside makes it feel warm and cosy. And a gormet chef preparing breakfast and dinner if you want (better than anything you'll find in Kalispell). What more could you ask? Great hosts.

Room Tip: All the rooms are individually decorated and lovely
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jj262
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

There's nothing not to like about the Garrison; extremely helpful attentive hosts, incredibly good gourmet food, impeccable cleanliness with comfortable home-like appointments, helpful extras like internet access on a laptop, wonderful seclusion and amazing scenery/views, and even some friendly pet dogs to play with you if like. I suppose the only slight downside is it's out of town about 15 minutes, if you consider that a downside - I don't, and you *might* at times need AWD to get up there during the worst of winter. I liked being away from town, as I enjoyed seeing the abundant deer and turkeys every single day winding my way down the hill to the main road. Can't beat this B&B or these proprietors - head and shoulders above the other B&Bs I checked out in and around Kalispell. Can't wait to go back again this fall.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms looked good to me... each has different virtues, depending on the size of bed and size o...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel S
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Derby
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have travelled to many places worldwide, always staying at B&B's because we feel its the best way of meeting local people as well as taking advantage of local knowledge. In September 12 we stayed 6 days at the Garrison Inn whilst touring Glazier National Park.What an excellent accomodation. Great hospitality from hosts Ann Marie and Gene and as Gene is a professional Chef, the food, including Dinner, was wonderful.

Their huge log cabin home is extremely comfortable and situated high up on the hill side to give great panoramic views over the town. its easy access to the national Park and surrounding countryside was just what we desired, well away from any noise. Glazier National Park is a must to see, just wild open scenery, particularly the 'Road to the Sun' and on over the border into Waterton Park, Alberta, Canada. As independent travellers from the UK, we we found all the American people we met to be extremely helpful and kind.

Room Tip: Any room will be comfortable
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

I stayed at the Garrison Inn for several nights while in the area on some difficult family business. I retired early to my room every night and didn't feel much like eating. Gene and Anne Marie were available but not pushy - a fine line to walk for them. The inn is beautiful and comfortable and I loved being greeted every day by Sitka and Ebony. I regret that I was not able to take more advantage of Gene's cooking, but everything I did have was wonderful. Even the bowl of fruit I requested for breakfast was truly gorgeous and good for the spirit as well as the appetite. Try the buckwheat pancakes! I hope to go back someday when I can truly revel in this very special place.

Room Tip: Not a bad room to be had.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Debra128
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Los Osos, CA
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2011

On our arrival at 6:00 pm (after driving all day) at a hotel in downtown Kalispell we found out that our room was double booked with no other rooms available in the hotel. That left us scrambling for a place to stay in a town that literally had no vacancies. We asked the manager if there were any B & B's and she very kindly called around for us. Fortunately "The Garrison Inn" had a room. Innkeeper Anne Marie greeted us with her two dogs and introduced us to her son. After settling us in, she gave us suggestions for places for dinner. We were really tired by then but after coming back from dinner both Anne Marie and her husband, Gene, welcomed us with a glass of their home produced wine and we relaxed on a comfy couch inside their beautiful log cabin home. A very lovely way to end an otherwise stressful evening. The absolute total surprise was breakfast the next morning. Gene had his chef jacket on and the table was attractively set overlooking mountains of gorgeous green evergreens. A menu on the table listed various choices for breakfast. While Gene was personally cooking our individual meals, we had delicious Montana & Co. coffee on the deck enjoying the fresh Montana air and scenery. There were home made jams and local products were used. Our gourmet breakfast was very artistically presented. Gene joined us in delightful conversation and we really hated to leave this wondrous place. There were three rooms, all of which were very inviting and homey. It is about 15 minutes out of downtown but you feel like you are in another world. A true mountain retreat -- peaceful, beautiful and yet luxurious with very attentive hosts. Both Gene and Anne Marie truly make you feel like you are invited guests. They certainly made our stay enjoyable after a very harrowing beginning!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheridan, Wyoming
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

We were very impressed with everything at the Garrison Inn. It was one of the best bed and breakfast experiences we have ever had. We were totally spoiled by Gene's gourmet breakfasts and those amazing views. It's not very often at a bed and breakfast that you get to order off a menu and have food prepared by a chef! The room was very clean and comfortable. The dogs that greet you are a bonus too! Ebony and Sitka are so sweet and were fun to have around. While it is a little bit of a drive from town, it is definitely worth it. We would highly recommend this inn to any of our friends or family members when traveling to the Kalispell area.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank International_Cutie
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Property: The Garrison Inn
Address: 2235 Ashley Lake Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901-8157
Location: United States > Montana > Kalispell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kalispell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Garrison Inn, a Montana Bed & Breakfast, is located 20 minutes from Kalispell, Montana and 2 miles before scenic Ashley Lake with Glacier International Airport close by. We offer views of Glacier National Park, the Swan Mountain Range, the valley floor and the town of Kalispell. The area is very diverse with something for everyone including hiking, sight-seeing, fishing, boating, skiing, horseback riding, golfing, hot air ballooning, white water rafting and many great restaurants. ... more   less 
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