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Conrad Mansion Museum

Explore this huge 19th-century home to discover what life was like for one of the wealthy founders of Kalispell.

Appreciate the period architecture, furniture and amenities of Conrad Mansion Museum, a large home built in 1895 for one of the founders of Kalispell. The mansion was originally constructed in the wilderness, but its setting atop a small bluff now overlooks the bustling northwestern Montana town.

Charles E. Conrad became a millionaire through shipping, trading, railroad and banking enterprises. When his young wife Alicia found Flathead Valley’s beauty mesmerizing, the family decided to stay in the area. Visit the 13,000-square-foot (1,200-square-meter) Victorian house that architect Kirtland Cutter built as the Conrad dream home.

From the outside, note the gables, bay windows and chimneys made of native stone. The interior has a Norman style, with eight sandstone fireplaces, quarter-sawn oak trim and wrought-iron light fixtures. Tour some of the 26 rooms, many featuring diamond-paned, leaded-glass or Tiffany stained-glass windows.

Note the state-of-the-art technology of the early 1900s, including a freight elevator, dumbwaiter and intercom system. Appreciate the luxurious amenities of the music room, billiard and game room, marble sinks, walk-in closets and Italian onyx drinking fountains with cold running water.

The site, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, opens its doors for tours of the striking architecture and the Conrads’ original furnishings. Peruse the collections of clothing from the 1880s to the 1940s as well as children’s toys and dolls. The grounds include 3 landscaped acres (1.2 hectares) with annual and perennial flowerbeds providing brilliant color inside a stone fence. Imagine yourself in this setting a century earlier as you gaze out of the reconstructed log-and-cedar gazebo.

Check the museum’s website for timing and prices for myriad events at Conrad Mansion, including lectures, murder mysteries, concerts, ghost tours, ice-cream socials, teas and more. Tour Conrad Mansion from Wednesday through Sunday between mid-May and mid-October and by appointment at other times. Proceeds from tours and gift shop sales provide the operational support for the mansion’s upkeep.

Conrad Mansion Museum is a 5-minute drive east of the center of Kalispell. Stroll or cycle through Heritage Park and Woodland Park after you visit the museum.


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Lodging Near Conrad Mansion Museum

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Red Lion Hotel Kalispell

Red Lion Hotel Kalispell

20 N Main St, Kalispell
4.2
of 5, from 1,405 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This downtown hotel anchors the Kalispell Center Mall, within a mile of numerous boutiques and galleries; Flathead Lake is 10 miles away, Whitefish Ski Resort is within 30 miles, and Glacier National Park is 25 miles.

$44
Travelodge Kalispell

Travelodge Kalispell

350 N Main St, Kalispell
3.3
of 5, from 1,093 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Kalispell, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum at Central School, Buffalo Hill Golf Club, and Hockaday Museum of Art. Conrad Mansion Museum and Woodland Water Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$76
La Quinta Inn & Suites Kalispell

La Quinta Inn & Suites Kalispell

255 Montclair Dr, Kalispell
4.2
of 5, from 542 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Woodland Water Park and Conrad Mansion Museum. Museum at Central School and Hockaday Museum of Art are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$46
Super 8 Kalispell Glacier National Park

Super 8 Kalispell Glacier National Park

1341 1st Ave E, Kalispell
4.0
of 5, from 291 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Kalispell, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hockaday Museum of Art, Museum at Central School, and Conrad Mansion Museum. Woodland Water Park and Buffalo Hill Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$76
Kalispell Grand Hotel

Kalispell Grand Hotel

100 Main Street, Kalispell
4.6
of 5, from 105 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kalispell, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum at Central School and Hockaday Museum of Art. Conrad Mansion Museum and Woodland Water Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$67
Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell

Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell

1840 Us Highway 93 S, Kalispell
4.4
of 5, from 636 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kalispell, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hockaday Museum of Art, Museum at Central School, and Conrad Mansion Museum. Woodland Water Park and Buffalo Hill Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$50
Kalispell Hilltop Inn

Kalispell Hilltop Inn

801 East Idaho Street, Kalispell
4.5
of 5, from 130 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Kalispell, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Woodland Water Park and Museum at Central School. Hockaday Museum of Art and Conrad Mansion Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$60
Greenwood Village Inn & Suites

Greenwood Village Inn & Suites

1150 E Oregon St, Kalispell
4.1
of 5, from 158 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Evergreen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Woodland Water Park and Museum at Central School. Hockaday Museum of Art and Conrad Mansion Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).