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Garden Wall Inn
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Whitefish
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Edmonton, AB
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

My friend and I stayed at the Inn for a quick girls' getaway. We loved the place. The location is great, super quick walk to the shops and restaurants downtown and with ample parking. My only complaint is that it is next to a busy road so there was a little road noise with the windows open at night. However, that is my only complaint about the inn and it's pretty minor.

The room was a good size with ample closet space and comfy beds. We loved the bathroom with the claw-foot tub, rain head shower and fluffy towels and robes. The overhead heater option is a nice touch for when you pop out of the shower. The provided soaps and shampoos were good quality.

Even if our room had been terrible and the location was poor, I would return for the food and service. They cover every detail and it's nice to be pampered. From the civilized wake-up tea/coffee in the morning (super nice touch), AWESOME breakfasts which are big enough to skip lunch and are made with locally sourced ingredients, to the evening hors d'oeuvres the service is 5 star.

Loved it.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our stay at the Garden Wall Inn was wonderful. They attend to every detail of your stay, to the 5 o'clock wine & cheese, right down to the chocolate on your pillow turn-down service. The only reason I could not give them a perfect 5 star rating was the bit of traffic noise from the busy street out front. I suggest bringing something for white noise if you are an especially light sleeper, as I am. And as everyone can attest, the breakfasts are excellent!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

We recently stayed at the Garden Wall Inn for a weekend and could not have been happier. Chris was an amazing host and the breakfast's we had blew us away. We loved the fact that they support all the local food suppliers and the ingredients were second to none. The location was perfect and we will most certainly be back soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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    • 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 Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

From beginning to end, our stay at the Garden Wall Inn was very, very nice… Both Chris and Rhonda were very welcoming, warm, accommodating and friendly. The home was quaint and very warm and inviting. Our room was well-appointed....neat as a button! The wine and appetizers - sensational. The breakfast - superb. Our total experience was a delight. We look forward to returning - same time next year! Thanks for a top-shelf experience...

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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231 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

I did not stay at the property. I did have a reservation that I was forced to cancel when one of the members of our party became unable to travel.

The way this was handled by Chris was very kind. He went above and beyond.

Based on my experience with this reservation, I am convinced that the service offered at the Garden Wall Inn is truly amazing.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JPax
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Denver, Colorado
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108 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

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. :-)

Green Features: Focus on natural, fresh, locally-produced food ingredients.
  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Thank you to the owners, Chris & Rhonda, for spoiling my husband & I on our Christmas holiday in Whitefish, MT. From the chocolates at night to the best damn coffee in the morning and the most delectable breakfasts imaginable - it was all just awesome. Our dinner reservations were made for us before we even got to Whitefish! And the places we went to eat were great food - not as great as the breakfast every morning, mind you. The level of service was beyond top notch and Chris and Rhonda were extremely personable and very welcoming. We felt like we were home. I simply cannot say enough about this place. We will be back. If there were more little green circles, I would fill them all in! We had the King Rose room and it was cozy with a claw-foot tub. The right amount of romance and the perfect getaway for Christmas. Sincerity, warmth, superb service, and everything else that has been said below - you will find it here.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Rose King Room - it was lovely!
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Green Features: They support the local Whitefish economy as much as they can through their food, chocolate, and coffee - everything is organic and raised as best as it can be.
  • Stayed December 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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Property: Garden Wall Inn
Address: 504 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2781
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Montana > Whitefish
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Whitefish
#1 Green Hotel in Whitefish
#4 Family Hotel in Whitefish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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