Fire Conditions: Although fires continue on the backside of Glacier Park and above Seeley Lake in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, cool weather and rain have eliminated the smoke and we are experiencing a typical, beautiful Montana fall. Access to Glacier is normal, and the Going to the Sun Road will be open until early October giving visitors unprecedented access to the park at the (what I think) best time of the year.  Access to hiking in the Mission and Swan Mountain Ranges is normal and wildlife sightings are abundant. And of course (my favorite), the fishing is getting more spectacular each day as the season cools...!
Chef Kathleen

 "Autumn rushes buy like desert rainfall, A flood of frenzied upheaval, Expected, But still catching me unprepared. "
Elizabeth Maua Taylor  

Elizabeth may not be prepared, but we are! It is time for our annual

Swan Lake Autumn GetAway 

Join us for a two night stay complete with 4 course gourmet dinners with wine; and our delicious hot breakfast for only $299 (plus MT Bed Tax of $15) a couple (plus your non-smoking pup). Package begins Wednesday, September 9th, ending October 18th. Package available Wednesday - Sunday Only.

Make your reservations on line by clicking on the Availability icon. When you reach the Credit Card screen, type "package" in the Preferences box. You will recieve an automated confirmation for Room Only...a package confirmation will follow in a few days.


About the Area and the Horse -
For centuries the Swan has played host to a colorful variety of explorers and adventures seeking solitude or wealth in its rugged mountains and cascading streams. As you hike the Mission Mountains Wilderness or leisurely kayak on Swan Lake, listen to the wind and you may hear the echoed voices of trappers and wilderness homesteaders. Today, the Swan still welcomes adventurers and explorers from around the world seeking an outdoor experience that is uniquely Montana.

Laughing Horse Lodge is nestled at the base of the Swan Range and the Bob Marshall Wilderness at the southern end of Swan Lake. We are conveniently located on Montana Highway 83, between Missoula and Kalispell (Yellowstone and Glacier National Park)s providing a perfect base for three-season outdoor adventure in Glacier Country. Air travelers fly into Kalispell's Glacier International Airport, located 35 miles from the Lodge, or into Missoula - a beautiful 2 hour drive from the Lodge.

Enjoy the summer twilight in the quiet garden, and when the fall air begins to chill, snuggle up with a good book and a hot toddy or spin some tall tales in the library/pub.

  • A cozy library with wood stove, games, music, WiFi and Smart TV.
  • A well-respected dining room featuring organic and authentic Western fare with a global touch. [Check out our rave reviews at
  • A private garden perfect for relaxing after a strenuous day fishing or hiking our local trails or Glacier Park.
  • Eight overnight guest rooms each with private entry and bath. Sorry, no TVs, phones or alarm clocks in the rooms!  WiFi is available in the lodge. Cell service available within one mile.

The Lodge is perfect for small family reunions, weddings and corporate events. And of course, it is a delightfully quiet getaway for just the two of you and your dog. The Lodge is home to three Golden Retrievers, two cats and a loquacious African Gray - persons with severe alergies should consider staying at one of our fine pet-free hotels in Kalispell. Due to our intimate size, the Lodge environment is not conducive to infants.

Laughing Horse Lodge    406-886-2080   
The village of Swan Lake offers a beautifully appointed Community Hall for larger events. Contact Jocelyn at 406-886-2303