To be frank, I initially was hesitant to make reservations here ---the price was higher than most, and one must pay- in-full in advance. However, we now understand the praises of other reviewers and our trust was well-placed in Rhonda and Chris.
We cannot sing the praises of Garden Wall Inn enough. IT IS EVERYTHING you expect and want it to be. Your senses will all be satisfied..... Meticulous, tasteful, passionate attention to detail in all aspects of this most hospitable small inn is evident on all levels:
--from keeping all décor and finishes in-period with the architecture of the house,
and its restoration with only the finest quality
--to the cozy down comforters on the bed and well-insulated windows and rooms,
preventing draftiness in a 1920's home and creating a quiet, cozy, restful night.
--to the fabulous, gourmet food and multi-course breakfasts made with care from fresh, l
local ingredients (accommodating special diets as well).
Even the French Press Café was fantastic!
--to the nightly offering of sherry /wine/beer and plate of appetizers as a gracious refresher
between your day in the Whitefish/Glacier area and a lovely night in town.
--to the warm welcome of a crackling fire in the relaxing, charming living room every night.
--to concierge-like assistance with dining selections/reservations/directions to local
destinations and tips
--to the immaculate cleanliness of the bathrooms
--to the special touches added to our personal stay to make a special birthday even more special.
Kudos to Rhonda and Chris! Your passion for what you do and appreciation of your guests shines through. Thank you for restoring my love of and faith in this classic style of lodging. You both ought to be teaching others how to do it right!
Winter consideration for those visiting Whitefish: While the location is fantastic --easy access to everything , including a short walking distance to all restaurants, shops and nightlife in Whitefish, (another reason we selected this inn), Whitefish itself does not seem to feel the need to require local residents to clear their sidewalks of snow/ice, so walking from the inn can and was actually treacherous. Thus, you may be wise to plan to drive the 2-4 blocks to your evening activities....unless you are wearing ice-grips. :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning Garden Wall Inn has been catering to discerning travelers since 1987. The impeccably restored 1920’s inn offers five luxurious guestrooms, each furnished with period antiques. Scrumptious three-course breakfasts are prepared by chef/owners Rhonda Fitzgerald and Chris Schustrom. The Inn is a convenient one-block walk from downtown Whitefish’s excellent restaurants, shops and nightspots. Only 25 minutes from Glacier National Park, the Inn is the perfect base for exploring the Park. The Inn is built in the "Colonial Revival" style with a gambrel roof and clapboard siding. The interior is accented by original solid maple flooring, arts-and-crafts fir moldings, and beveled-glass french doors. The guestrooms’ private baths boast huge claw-foot tubs, pedestal sinks, and black-and-white art-deco tile. Oriental carpets and fine antique furniture complement the lovely rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Garden Wall Inn Whitefish, Montana