Thanks to Rhonda and Chris for an entirely charming B & B experience at the Garde Wall Inn in Whitefish MT. They are partners in the business and have a very good rapport with each other and with their guests. Both are very competent chefs (Rhonda is Cordon Bleu and Chris was trained at a local school). The facility is a restored heritage house, originally build for executives of the Great Northern Railroad. All aspects of the house are superbly preserved in original condition (circa 1920's) with great attention to detail. Even the crystal and serving ware is a collection of antiques gathered painstakingly from estate and garage sales by Rhonda. The room prices may seem a bit steep for a B&B, but in my opinion it is a very good value. When you factor in the hor d'ouvres and wine in the evening, the gourmet breakfast in the morning and the convivial atmosphere all day, you really do receive good value for your money. One caveat; if you are fussy about a bit of noise and the ocassional draft which comes as part of a charming old house, this special experience may not be for you. Personally, I find all that to be very relaxing. It is part of the authentic context that transports you back to a simpler, slower time. Having said that, the owners have done a wonderful job of swaddling the place in big cushy chairs, persian carpets and down duvets so there are no shortage of places to be perfectly comfortable.
- 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