Rent the Whole Lodge
Over the years many groups have asked to rent the entire lodge and “do their own thing”. They wanted privacy for their group and would do all their own cooking. Naturally after running a Bed and Breakfast for 19 years something clicked in Karen and I’s heads. We don’t have to cook for these groups! So we adjusted prices to reflect the new type of operation and began to advertise for groups who desired to take over the Lodge for three or more days. In two years it caught on so well that we decided to take single room requests whenever they fit in between groups. We still have substantial repeat single room guests (about 30%). They too may use the kitchen to prepare their meals. And as stated earlier we provide basic food for a single room breakfast but they prepare their own.
So on to the Group rental!
The entire Bighorn Lodge can be rented for vacations, family reunions, retreats, business meetings, formal/informal gatherings, holidays, or whatever else you can come up with to get people together to have fun! You can take over this beautiful, comfortable, rustic lodge with a beautiful setting overlooking Bull River, mountains, and lots and lots of trees for YOUR gathering! We do request three or more days.
To make your event at the lodge “perfect”, there is a fully equipped commercial kitchen, large dining area, two separate comfortable spaces to relax in, a BIG ROCK FIREPLACE, a great library and even a grand piano. This great room has windows on three sides so the view is all around you! There is a deck out the double doors, that overlooks all this beauty, and a large hot tub, too. SO THINK ABOUT IT, wouldn’t it be nice not to have to cook alone?! Do the cooking with family, friends, spouses, children, the more the merrier and less work for YOU! A little wine might even ADD to this FUN experience. And it gets better! Nobody has to drive home!
We can accommodate about 18 people for sleeping. On the first floor there is a suite that sleeps 4-5, and a bedroom that sleeps 2-3. The second floor, which overlooks the downstairs, has four more bedrooms. Room #2 sleeps 3, Room #3 sleeps 3, Room #4 sleeps 3, and Room #5 can sleep 3. All the bedrooms have their own private bathrooms and are tastefully decorated. Also available is a washer and dryer. The lodge has Wi-Fi throughout and a new flat screen television. However we do not have cable or dish. We have a Roku device. It’s too beautiful out here to spend much time in front of a TV set. Just think, a 2,000 sq. ft. entertaining area, with a bar, to entertain- no worries about having to get your “place” ready for that get together or “clean your house after the party” and plenty bedrooms for guests!
We have had several memorable family reunions here. Last summer a family with members coming from near and far all converged for a week stay at the lodge. A different family member took over the menu with cooking duties each day, and had a good time doing it. It even appeared cleanup was fun with every one joining in. Imagine that!
Each day had some new adventure planned, like hiking on near-by trails, site seeing, boating and fishing on the Bull River, Bull Lake, and near-by Kootenai River. They were also creative when the weather didn’t cooperate by making up little skits, playing board games, singing by the piano, and just relaxing and hanging out with each other. Summers are great here with the days warming up so you can be outdoors, and the nights cooling off for a campfire, then quiet, good night sleep.
Holidays are a good time to be here at this very special spot in Montana. Last Thanksgiving, a family, and some of their friends “took over” the lodge celebrating together a very special holiday. They all cooked, ate, visited, relaxed and enjoyed each other for 4 days.
Christmas also brings some very special people to our lodge. The last five years one group of friends came early in the month to have their own celebration for the holiday, they call the occasion Festivus. It is a group of friends, usually 5 couples that stay for three nights. One night it’s soup, salad and bread with dessert. The following night is a formal dinner where they get “decked out” in formal attire. They look like royalty in their tux and gowns! Oh and don’t let me forget to mention the fun and games they have after they get “un-formal” (by getting their PJ’s on)! It is then “game time” with Texas Hold-um being one of the many games played. The Festivus Group switched to New Year’s Eve for their three day event and have returned to the Lodge for more than 10 consecutive years.
Thanks for considering the use of our facilities. You can study cost on our rate page.Very Sincerely;
Dave & Karen