Our story began as young kids, Kim’s began in Oregon on the slopes of Mt Hood in Oregon, while Kent’s started at Winter Park and later in Vail, Colorado. Our passions for outdoor pursuits lead us to College at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado with nearby Mt Crested Butte as a big draw. Kim was awarded an athletic scholarship in ski racing and competed for 4 years nationally as an NCAA athlete. At the same time Kent played soccer on the college team and also was one of the coaches of the women’s team which Kim played on. This is where me met. Over 40 years later we are still enjoying outdoor pursuits and one another. Upon graduating from Western State Kim spent a year traveling with Up with People and Kent earned another degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver. Upon graduation Kent was recruited by Westin Hotels and Resorts, spending over 10 years honing his skills with one of the industries leading hotel companies. Together, Kim and Kent found themselves moving about the country with stints in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Houston and Seattle. When corporate mold and a potential transfer to Detroit came about they decided it was time to decide for themselves where their next move should be. We both agreed that finding a ski town/mountain community was at the top our list in choosing a new home. Also at the top of our list was we wanted to own and operate our own lodging business. Having skied all over the west we were well acquainted with all the great resorts towns, we knew what we were looking for. We found it in Whitefish! While the natural beauty is spectacular, the community is equally as impressive. Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort are world class, as is the town of Whitefish with its restaurants, shopping, nightlife. However, its the friendly small town feel that sets us apart.
We sold our house in Seattle packed our bags and moved to Whitefish in 1991. We began our quest to design, build and open our own lodging property. It was our intention to build a lodge that had a rugged, rustic feel, yet should have all the amenities of an upscale hotel. We also wanted to create a casual, warm feeling atmosphere where guests will feel at home. We opened our doors in 1995 and still pinch ourselves that our dreams came true.
What has meant the most to both us is the relationships we have built. Nearly 40% of our guests are repeat guests coming back time and time again. We know you have a choice, first and foremost, we hope you select Whitefish as your destination, you won’t be disappointed. Once you have settled on Whitefish we hope you will include the Hidden Moose Lodge as your home away from home. We look forward to greeting you and sharing all the special places our neck of the woods has to offer!
"Loved this place"
Loved this place – clean, comfortable and very nice decor. The afternoon “beverages” were a nice treat and breakfast was excellent. The staff was very friendly and accommodating – even gave us a ride to town so we didn’t have to wait for the snow bus. Definitely will return. – S Vern
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Hidden Moose Lodge
1735 E Lakeshore Drive
Whitefish Montana 59937