EXPERIENCE WHITEFISH MOUNTAIN RESORT
MONTANA MOUNTAIN LODGE
Kandahar Lodge is an authentic mountain lodge providing accommodations at Whitefish Mountain Resort near Whitefish, Montana and welcomes you with a crackling fire in the great room. There are 50 recently renovated rooms and Café Kandahar – an upscale restaurant serving thoughtfully constructed cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list.
Re-opening Friday, June 2, 2023.
Kandahar Lodge does not have an elevator. Please note, all guest rooms do require some stairs.
AUTHENTIC MOUNTAIN LODGE
Enjoy being located 7 miles from the great small town of Whitefish, slope side in the winter and only about 30 miles from Glacier National Park in the summer. A continental breakfast is included.
Café Kandahar is privately owned and operated by Chef Andy Blanton. The Café boasts an extensive wine list garnering numerous accolades such as “The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” (since 1998) and the “Wine Enthusiasts Award of Unique Distinction” (since 2004). Chef Andy has been honored by multiple nominations for “Best of” from the James Beard Foundation.
Kandahar Lodge is a beautiful mountain lodge located on Whitefish Mountain Resort. If planning to visit Glacier National Park, we are located only 32 miles from the park.
“Cozy, welcoming atmosphere for a ski-in (to the back of building), ski-out (either a short walk across road to trail at edge of parking
lot or take lodge’s shuttle to chairs 1 & 2) vacation. Large, comfortable living room-like gathering space with stone wood-burning fireplace. We’ve stayed twice and rooms were very quiet, good sleeping. Firm, comfortable beds with warm enough covers–you won’t get cold unless you want to. Clean spaces throughout the lodge and rooms. Variety of choices for continental breakfast – hard boiled eggs, meats and cheeses, yogurt, fruit, instant oatmeal, toast and bagels with spreads, good hot coffee or tea all day. Onsite bar serves limited menu from the extraordinary Café Kandahar kitchen, also onsite. Eating at Café Kandahar is an extraordinary experience. Free snow bus to and from downtown is a short walk (5 or less minutes) up the hill to the village area; drop-off on return at stop sign in front of lodge. We’ll stay again.”
“Kandahar is so fun!! Our family of 5 visited for a few days in summer. An easy walk to the chair lift took us to the summit (a 2000+ feet elevation climb) in 8 minutes. At the summit we were welcomed with 4 feet of snow to play in at 39° even though as we boarded chair lift it was 74°!!! The continental breakfast is an understatement. You will have so many choices: hard boiled eggs, endless meat and cheese tray, many fresh fruits, pastries, muffins, cereals, juices, coffees, oatmeal, even a conveyor type toaster! There was a crackling fire in the adjacent great room at most times during our stay. The well-stocked bar and bartender were perfect for evening wind down and hanging out. A well-appointed gym and very large hot tub are nice amenities as well. Visit and tell Nita at the front desk hey!!”
“The lodge was quaint! It had great service, kind people, beautiful flowers hanging in front and was located on the top of the mountain with a scenic drive! The beds were comfy and the outdoor hot tub was lovely. Rocking chair in front make for a nice reading spot!”
“The Kandahar Lodge is everything you need and nothing you don’t. Friendly staff, clean rooms, in and out skiing and the food is absolutely spectacular – the best restaurant in Whitefish. The bread pudding is not to be missed. Great for families or multiple families staying together.”
“The Kandahar Lodge is an awesome place; away from Whitefish yet only a 10 minutes drive should you need anything and 20 minutes to the park. It’s a five-minute walk to the village and the cable cars. Aside from the great location, the staff is really helpful and polite. McKenzie at the ‘Snug Bar’ is awesome. We did not try the ‘fine dine’ option as we did not feel like having a four course-meal after a day of activities; that said the bar had a number of small and large plate options which were awesome (try the crawfish), whiskey sour and the huckleberry lemonade. The lodge has a very warm and friendly ambience, and we will definitely return for the snow season.”
“This was our second stay at the Kandahar Lodge, and we are likely to book there whenever we go to Whitefish. The staff is amazing and the rooms are comfortable. The grounds are also well-kept and beautiful. Great, family-friendly place to stay – close to Whitefish, close enough to Glacier National Park, and within walking distance of the village.”
“This is the quintessential ski lodge, located mid mountain with a large gathering area and a fireplace that is always going in winter. The rooms are large and well equipped. They care for the environment by having dispensers in the shower instead of the small individual bottles. The buffet breakfast is great, with hard boiled eggs and meats and cheeses, as well as cereals. Free cookies and hot chocolate with marshmallows greet the guests in the afternoon. This was the third year that my ski club has stayed here, and we will definitely come again!”
“We loved this place! It was a clean, cozy, comfortable room. The decor is so pretty. It almost has a Bed and Breakfast feel. We loved the continental breakfast. The staff was terrific in offering maps and helping us navigate Glacier National Park. It’s such a great location near restaurants, bike paths, trails, the lake. Loved it!”
“One of the friendliest pleasant places I’ve ever stayed. I’ve skied at many resorts and Whitefish truly stole my heart. The lodge has a lovely continental breakfast to start your day. Then you end your ski day with fresh popped popcorn and hot chocolate in the lobby! They also have a lovely small bar in the lobby with delicious drinks to try while sitting next to the crackling fireplace. The beds are very comfortable and most rooms have a full kitchen! You can ski right back to the lodge and they have a boot and ski room to leave your things instead of trekking through the lobby full of snow! I would suggest Kandahar to any person I know heading to Whitefish. As a whole the entire Mountain area was sensational!”
“My husband and I stayed one night on a trip up to Glacier. Room comfortable and lodge was mountain charming. Dinner was the best food we had in Montana. A one night stay was perfect -as you are isolated up on the ski hill with not a lot to do during summer.”
“We loved everything about this hotel. The rooms were perfect, clean and they offered great amenities. The Wellness Center consists of a steam room, HUGE fitness center and a beautiful outdoor hot tub. They were very accommodating to our check-in requests.”
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