My wife and I spent three nights at the Duck Inn Lodge in Whitefish in mid- September as part of primarily a hiking trip in Glacier National Park. We moved to Whitefish as a base when we were unable to get more than a couple of nights in the Many Glacier area which is closest to many prime hiking trails. Whitefish is about a 30 minute drive from the west entrance to Glacier. Whitefish itself is a a very nice small town with some excellent restaurants.
I had been a bit hesitant to book the Duck Inn as a result of some of the comments in other Trip Advisor reviews but I am glad to say that our stay was completely positive.
The Duck Inn is located in a quiet area just off the main road through town and at a walkable distance from the downtown area of Whitefish. The Inn is clean and well maintained. We stayed in a river view room ( the Oberlin) overlooking the Whitefish River with a nice, small patio which was great for relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine after a day hiking. While doing so we could watch ducks and occasionally deer close by. The room was large and very comfortable with a large jacuzzi tub and shower. The king sized bed was very comfortable after long days spent hiking and there was no outside noise to interfere with sleep.
The enhanced continental breakfast was more than adequate with waffles, fresh baked muffins, toast, hard boiled eggs, cereal and fruit. There was a larger communal type table and several smaller tables for four in the comfortable lobby area.
A real highlight at the Duck Inn was Shawna, the hostess. Shawna was very friendly and helpful. She was very attentive at breakfast. She has lived in the area a long time and is full of candid advice on things to do in the area including restaurant choices. We noticed that she seemed to establish a good rapport with all the guests.
We would definitely stay at the Duck Inn again when in Whitefish. On our trip we also stayed at the Glacier Suites in Waterton, the Many Glacier Hotel in the Park, and the Garden Wall in Whitefish. While all of these places at least met our expectations (in good part due to Trip Advisor reviews), we would without hesitation put our stay at the Duck Inn at the top of the that list in terms of overall experience.
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- Also Known As:
- Duck Hotel Whitefish
- Duck Inn Lodge Whitefish, Montana