A message from the General Manager

On behalf of The Lodge at Whitefish Lake and Averill Hospitality, I want to thank you for the trust you place in us. As always, your comfort, well-being, and safety continue to be our highest priorities.

This notice includes information about how we are adapting to the evolving situation and what you can expect during a visit to The Lodge. If you have questions or concerns about your future stay, please contact us at 406.863.4000 or email.


The Boat Club Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with food service 7a-9p daily. Beverage service in the Bar is available until midnight daily. Please call 406.863.4040 for a reservation.

The Coffee Dock is open 7a-1p daily with specialty coffee, teas, and grab & go pastries, sandwiches and wraps.

The Spa at Whitefish Lake welcomes clients by appointment, 10a-6p daily. Reservation availability is limited and in high demand. Please call 406.863.4050 for a reservation.

The pool, hot tubs, and fitness center are open.


In response to current concerns and health recommendations, we have supplemented our best practices concerning comprehensive health and safety procedures. As we continue to adapt our behavior, I want to advise you of a few of the additional measures we're taking to help keep our guests and employees safe:

  • Hand sanitizer is available for use in hotel common areas.
  • Signage reminding guests that face coverings are required is throughout the resort.
  • Daily housekeeping service is optional and provided on a request basis.
  • All team members wear face coverings when indoors and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Every team member completes a health and wellness screening upon arrival for work each day, and team member health is monitored throughout the day.
  • Teams receive ongoing communication and enhanced operation protocols.

We encourage all guests and require all team members to follow recommended preventative measures to protect themselves and others:

  • Wear a face mask when outside of your private accommodation and when physical distancing is impractical.
  • Practice physical distancing by maintaining 6 feet between yourself and others with whom you do not reside.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don't have a tissue, use your elbow. After coughing or sneezing, wash your hands or apply an approved hand sanitizer.
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces with disinfecting cleaner.


Effective February 12, 2021, the City of Whitefish Emergency Ordinance 21-01 requires face coverings be worn in all indoor spaces open to the public and all outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible or not observed. This ordinance applies within Whitefish city limits with a few notable exceptions, including:

  • Children under the age of five
  • Persons consuming food or drinks while seated in an establishment that offers food or drinks for sale
  • Persons engaged in an activity that makes wearing a face covering impractical or unsafe, such as during physical exercise or swimming
  • Persons temporarily removing their face covering for identification purposes

The complete text of the Emergency Ordinance can be read here.

Please note, face coverings are also required at Whitefish Mountain Resort when in outside lines, while loading and unloading the lift, and inside public buildings. Face coverings may be removed while seated for eating and drinking. Find out more here.

Glacier National Park is open, and face masks are required in all buildings and on park lands when physical distance cannot be maintained. More information can be found here.


We continue to monitor the advice of government agencies and encourage you to stay informed by referencing reputable sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Whitefish Covid Cares

Averill Hospitality is a family-owned and operated business that strives to provide exceptional guest experiences in a fun and friendly environment. When challenges arise, so do opportunities to support one another as we can. Thank you for your support and understanding.

We look forward to welcoming you to Whitefish!

Bradley McCallum
General Manager