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Room type

Standard Loft, Kitchen

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Standard Loft, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 5 infants)

Standard Room

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed, Kitchen

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

An elegant lodge and gourmet restaurant near Whitefish & Glacier National Park

At Whitefish Mtn Resort

This lovely lodge is located ski-in at Whitefish Mountain Resort, 7 miles from downtown Whitefish and within an hour's drive of Glacier National Park. The airport (FCA) is 18 miles (30 minutes)-reserve a taxi.

Award-winning Restaurant

Kandahar has 50 luxurious rooms, a beautiful lobby, gourmet restaurant and cozy lounge. Guests enjoy the large outdoor hot tub, steam room, exercise room and massage services. No elevator, no pets, no smoking.

Refrigerators, microwaves

Most rooms have two queen beds with down comforters, some have kitchens. All have flat screen TVs with cable channels, free wireless Internet access, air conditioning, microwaves, small frigs and coffee makers.

Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort

At your hotel

Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort is a boutique hotel accommodation open June 1 to October 1 and the first week of December to the first or second week of April. There are 50 rooms located on two wings and three floors. There is no elevator. The lobby has a large wood-burning fireplace made of river rock, comfortable antique chairs and sofas, a guest computer with free wireless Internet access, a large screen TV with DVD player and a lending library of books and games. A complimentary continental breakfast is served in the lobby from 6:30am to10:30am consisting of muffins, bagels that can be toasted, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, bananas and apples, fruit juices, coffee and tea. Cafe Kandahar serves memorable cuisine 6 nights per week and the Snug Bar offers an extensive wine list, local brews on tap, cocktails and an appetizer menu of tapas and small gourmet pizzas prepared by Cafe Kandahar. The outdoor hot tub is popular after skiing, hiking or traveling. Other amenities include a steam room, exercise room and massage services available by appointment. There are four main room types; hotel rooms with one or two queen beds, studios with kitchens, one queen and sleeper sofa each, lofts with two or three queens and kitchen lofts with kitchens and two queens. There is one executive suite with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full kitchen and one small room with one queen called the garret. The Lodge hosts family celebrations (weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays). The catering talents of Cafe Kandahar are much appreciated at these events. The Lodge is also well suited for small corporate retreats and can provide for meetings of up to 50 people with the Northern Lights Conference Room (approximately 800 square feet). A large screen, easels and pads, free wireless Internet access are available on site. Additional A/V is available for a fee from Whitefish Mountain Resort. Larger meetings may have rooms reserved at Kandahar Lodge and have the meetings in venues provided by Whitefish Mountain Resort.

  • Ski passes available
  • Computer station
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Spa tub
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Ski storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Steam room
  • Restaurant
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Total number of rooms - 50
  • Bar/lounge
  • Wedding services
  • Health club
  • One meeting room
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Year Built 1981
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free local calls
  • Microwave
  • In-room massage available
  • Climate control
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Down comforter
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Eat and drink

Cafe Kandahar is a fine dining restaurant with an award-winning wine list. Chef and Owner Andy Blanton trained in Baton Rouge and worked in New Orleans before coming to the Flathead Valley. He has been honored by a James Beard nomination for "Best Chef: Northwest", by Frommer's Guide naming Cafe Kandahar as one of two best restaurants in their Montana & Wyoming guide and by being chosen as the People's Choice at the 2010 Taste of Whitefish. The underlying concept of Cafe Kandahar, the motto which drives each decision made in the restaurant, the motif woven into the fabric of each dish is "thoughtfully constructed cuisine". Each menu item is designed keeping in mind both the seasonality and locality of the ingredients. We believe in working with area farmers to provide our guests with the finest goods harvested in their peak of freshness. We employ creative techniques and apply attention to detail throughout the entire process. No dish is complete without careful consideration of flavors, textures, and appearances of each component, as well as the affect each has on the other. Part of our menu changes each evening so that we can take advantage of these seasonal goods as they become available. One component of the nightly offerings is the Chef"s Tasting Menu, written using the freshest ingredients on hand and combining them to create tantalizing flavors. The Chef's Tasting consists of five small plates carefully paired with wines, each course flowing into the other with seamless perfection to provide the quintessential dining experience.


Glacier National Park is the biggest recreation draw to this area of Montana. Kandahar Lodge is located an hour's drive from the west entrance of the Park. The scenic beauty of the Park leaves no one untouched. Park activities include interpretive tours in the red buses or by Blackfeet Indians, day and overnight hikes, boat rides, horse back rides, river rafting and fishing. Other summer recreation activities nearby are boating on Whitefish and Flathead Lakes, fishing in streams and rivers, golfing on one of the nine beautiful courses, mountain biking, hiking, museum and art gallery tours, Indian Pow Wows, county fairs, farmers' markets, live theater and music.

Winter activities center around snow, and there is lots of it. Kandahar Lodge is located ski-in at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The Resort has over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and averages over 300 inches of snow per year. Downhill skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing are all popular on the Mountain. Cross-country skiing trails are plentiful near the Base Lodge at the Resort, on the golf course in Whitefish and in several locations near Whitefish. Snowmobiling is available from the Summit of Big Mountain and on public lands throughout the Flathead Valley. Whitefish has an indoor skating rink and the Wave that offers a swimming pool, exercise equipment and classes. Whitefish is a small friendly town with one main street (Central Avenue) that has a collection of excellent restaurants, fun pubs, eclectic shopping, a brewery, museum and art galleries. During the winter the free S.N.O.W. bus offers transportation to and from the Resort with several stops in town.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include ski-in/ski-out access, a large outdoor hot tub, a steam room, a fitness facility and massage services. Yoga classes are held weekly during the ski season and July and August. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
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Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort offers spa services and massage/treatment rooms.

The fine print for Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort

When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

No elevators

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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