Thursday, December 27, 2012

#throwbackthursday Going-to-the-Sun Chalet Complex

Going-to-the-Sun Chalet Complex, ca. 1926. Photograph by T.J. Hileman. At one time, the Going-to-the-Sun Chalets were a busy hub of activity inside Glacier National Park. Because of a lack of funding for major repairs after World War II, the Park Service made the difficult decision to completely demolish all of the buildings at Sun Camp. Even though photos are all that we have left, the architecture and style of these chalets can still be found at the chalets and hotels still remaining and in operation inside of Glacier National Park. #throwbackthursday

Friday, December 21, 2012

In this image, guests arrive at the St. Mary Chalets. Before these chalets were dismantled in the early 40s, they were used for Winold Reiss's Art School, which drew students from all over the country. The site was also considered as a military arctic survival training facility. It was never a thriving part of the Great Northern Railway's line of chalets and hotels, which led to their early dismantling.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Year's Eve Dinner Menu

We would love for you to join us as we ring in the New Year. Enjoy New Year's Eve at Logan's Bar and Grill. Our Chef Mike is preparing a savory menu, which you can preview below. We'll have music too! Craig Barton will be playing live from 9pm -1am in the bar. 


Baby Green Salad
Caesar Salad

Elk Carpaccio- Pan Seared Herb Crusted Elk Sirloin.  Thinly Sliced with an Apple Cider and Cherry Glaze $14

Artichokes French-   Egg Battered and Pan Fried Artichoke Hearts Served with a Sherry Wine and Lemon Sauce   $9

Braised Buffalo Pierogies- House Made Pierogies Filled with Braised Buffalo Accompanied by Pickled Cabbage, Bacon and Onions Topped with a Tangy Herb Sour Cream.  $12

Pork Belly and Scallop- Seared Scallop and Pork Belly Confit with a Lemon Thyme Beurre Blanc $11

Pork Osso Bucco- Slow Roasted Pork Shank Braised in a Mushroom Shallot Sauce Served with Saffron Risotto and Citrus Gremolata.  $24

Gnocchi-  House Made Gnocchi with our Red Sauce Topped with Fresh Mozzarella $19

Lobster Tail- Broiled and Basted 9 Ounce Lobster Tail Served with Drawn Butter.  Goat Cheese and Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin and Grilled Asparagus.  $45

Quail- Sausage, Chestnut and Fig Stuffed Whole Quail with a Port Wine Sauce and Sautéed Kale.   $22

NY Strip Oscar- 12oz Grilled NY Strip with Asparagus, Crab, Béarnaise Sauce and Whipped Potato.  $28


Huckleberry Cheesecake - $8
Chocolate Mousse Pyramid - $8
Raspberry Crème Brulee - $6
Chef Mike making fettuccine  

Monday, December 17, 2012

Logan's Christmas Dinner at Grouse Mountain Lodge December 25th

The chefs at Grouse Mountain Lodge invite you to join them for a special Christmas dinner menu to be served on December 25 from 5pm-9pm at Logan's Grill. All are welcome to join and leave the cooking to our chefs!

Reservations are recommended. 862.3000


Baked Sweet Peppers - $8
Baked banana peppers stuffed with fresh herbs, garlic, and a three cheese blend. Served with our house marinara

Artichokes French - $9
Egg battered and pan fried artichoke hearts with a sherry wine and lemon sauce

Homemade Sausage Platter - $13
Trio of house-made port sausages accompanied by individual sauces

Elk Carpaccio - $14
Pan seared, herb crusted elk sirloin thinly sliced with apple cider and cherry glaze

Soups and Salads

Mixed Baby Greens - $4

Basil Caesar - $5

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup - $7
With Chestnut Cream


Prime Rib - $29
Slow roasted to perfection and hand carved. Served with horseradish sauce and au jus

Lobster Tail - $45
Broiled and basted 9 oz. lobster tail, served with drawn butter. Vanilla scented whipped potatoes and seasonal vegetable

Pork Tenderloin - $22
Stuffed with apple, walnut, gorgonzola, and sage stuffing

Roasted Half Chicken - $24
Lemon and herb roasted chicken with natural jus. Whipped potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Seafood Stuffed Rocky Mountain Trout - $26
Scallop, Shrimp, and crab stuffed trout over rice pilaf with a sherry butter sauce and seasonal vegetables

Fettuccine - $18
House-made fettuccine with roasted tomatoes, wild mushrooms, and arugula pesto cream sauce


Egg Nog Crème Brulee - $7

Chocolate Pate - $8

Huckleberry Cheesecake - $8
Chef Mike making fettuccine    

Friday, December 14, 2012

Lake McDonald Lodge

Until the Going-to-the-Sun Road was constructed, visitors would first see Lake McDonald Lodge as they arrived on the forty-foot steam boat, the F.I. Whitney. Today, most visitors to Lake McDonald Lodge might wonder why the front entrance doesn't seem as grand as the back entrance and this is why. The lake side of the Lodge was designed as the front to of the building. Keep in mind, the materials used to build this grand lodge were brought in by boat or by horseback over a trail almost 100 years ago. #throwbackthursday 

The New Look and Feel of Grouse Mountain Lodge

Grouse Mountain Lodge opened its doors for business in 1984 and helped shape Whitefish into the resort town that it is today. In January of 2011 Glacier Park, Inc. saw potential in a now aging Lodge and began renovating the entire building after making the purchase. The final stages of the renovations are almost complete and we thought you might want to see what we've done!

One of our Loft Suites 

Lounge by our fireplace in the winter, enjoying a cup of
espresso while accessing our free wifi

Our Standard/Golf View Room

Remedies Day Spa

Double twin bedroom  - a part of the upstairs in the Loft Suite

Lounge section of our Corner Suite

 Relax at one of the new locations of Remedies Day Spa, right here at Grouse Mountain Lodge

Remedies Day Spa

Remedies Day Spa

Available at Remedies Day Spa

Available at Remedies Day Spa

Our new concierge desk

Friday, December 7, 2012

Checking in with Kevin

It's been a while since we checked in with Kevin over at Many Glacier Hotel, so we thought we would post some pictures that he has shared on his Facebook page. Looks like he is far from alone and enjoying his guests. Until we got to the ax picture . . . maybe he is starting to lose it a bit. We might have to ski  in sometime soon to check on him. Seriously though, it looks pretty serene over there. Cold, but serene. We are all jealous Kevin. 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Today's History Lesson

A group of Blackfeet Indians take in the newly constructed Many Glacier Hotel lacking its annex, in this image, which took two more years to complete. The photograph was taken in 1915 by Fred Kiser along the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake.