Whitetail Lodge is located on the west side of scenic Glen Lake in a heavily wooded, very secluded and private area. Large windows face Glen Lake giving a spectacular view of the lake and opposite shore. Included in this view are mountains that rise up from the east shore of Glen Lake. These rugged mountains are part of the Rockies and are contained within the Kootenai National Forest with nearby majestic 6,000 to 9,000 foot mountain peaks. Part of your view also includes Therriault Pass. Located at the top of this mountain range, it is a large glacially formed U-shaped pass. Years ago a glacier swept through this pass and down into the valley below where it scoured out the lake bed of Glen Lake. As the glacier receded the waters filled this basin and formed Glen Lake.
Glen Lake is a picture perfect mountain lake. It is about 1 mile across and 2 miles long. It warms up nicely in the summer for swimming, is large enough for boating and water skiing and is full of trout and salmon if you like to fish. Periodically you may spot an Osprey or Bald Eagle doing some fishing of their own. Frequently, Whitetail deer will be seen in the front yard feeding in the morning. We have also seen elk and moose on occasion, but deer are very common.
Whitetail Lodge Description
Whitetail Lodge is situated on a 1 acre wooded lot located about 100 yards up a slope from Glen Lake. The lodge construction is called post and beam. The frame of the house was built using huge Engelmann Spruce logs (26 inches to 38 inches in diameter) from Prince George, Canada. All the ceilings are constructed from tongue-and-groove pine planking. The walls between the logs are sheetrock. The massive logs give the Lodge a majestic look and feel and the sheetrock adds a clean and finished appearance. This is truly a very unique and beautiful structure. Construction of Whitetail Lodge was completed in the fall of 2002.
The main floor contains one bedroom, one bathroom and the kitchen. These rooms have tall 10 foot ceilings with log beams running throughout. The main floor also has a great room (combination living room and dining area) with enormous logs, a very tall 22 foot high vaulted ceiling and numerous picture windows looking out over the lake. Stairs lead up to a loft which includes a cozy and quaint reading room and a very nice master bedroom suite with a private bathroom. Stairs also lead down into a daylight basement which contains a spacious family room, a large bedroom, and a fully equipped laundry room.
Outside, Whitetail Lodge is finished with cedar siding, blending it in nicely with its heavily wooded surroundings. A spacious deck spans the front of the Lodge overlooking Glen Lake and the mountains on the opposite shore. There is a convenient circle driveway leading into the lodge with a nicely developed gathering area for children to play in the center of the drive and 2 RV sites (with full hook ups) tucked into the trees.
Your vacation experience is entirely up to you. You can relax and enjoy the peace and serenity from your deck or do any of the following:
Sightseeing - Majestic landscapes, geological formations, local artists and galleries, local Amish community, historical museum
Breathtaking photographic opportunities
Lake Fishing Glen Lake, Lake Koocanusa, and numerous alpine lakes
Fly Fishing - Kootenai River, and numerous local streams
Hiking - Ten Lakes Scenic Area and numerous trails throughout the Tobacco Valley
Rock-climbing some of the best in the state is along the Koocanusa reservoir
Mountain Biking - Mountain bikes can be rented locally from Progressive Cyclery. Call Kevin Wimbley (406) 297-7803 to have your mountain bike waiting to be fitted to you.
Horseback Riding - "The Rockin' JW" with John and Wendy Kleker. Please contact them at (406) 882-4067.
Jet Ski Rental - Limited Jet Ski rentals available in Eureka. For rentals, reservations are recommended at (406) 889-5170.
Small boat rentals available locally at the Eureka U-Haul dealership
Excellent local dining Bullwinkles Bistro, Cafι Jax, Local Amish Dinner available by reservation please call (406) 889-3588, and others.
Numerous local events (rodeos, The Bull Thing, fairs, arts-in-the-park, horse-shows, mountain man rendezvous in the spring, black powder shooting, archery events, Amish auction in June)
Quilting - The local area is full of quilters ready to lend a hand and better yet, you can locate all of your supplies and crafts at Bobbins, Buttons, & Bears at the north end of Eureka. They can also be contacted by phone at (406) 297-3233.
Eureka is centrally located between Kalispell and the beautiful Flathead Valley to the south, and stunning British Columbia, Canada to the north. This allows guests of Whitetail Lodge to access a variety of interesting attractions within an hour drive.