On a recent visit to Bigfork, the infamous New York Magazine food critic and author Gael Greene dined on vegetarian lasagna at Laughing Horse Lodge and gave mention of her evening in her e-newsletter Food Play. Greene, who’s latest book Insatiable has just been optioned for a film was in Montana visiting her niece Dana Stoddard of Montana Bliss. Greene also enjoyed one of the Horse’s famous 1/2# sirloin burgers served rare and presented with grilled Spanish red onions and roasted garlic under melted Gorgonzola.
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It’s Independence Weekend, and what could be more iconic of independence than the American Cowboy? So brush off your Levis, polish up your boots and head to Laughing Horse Lodge for an evening of great cowboy music with Joe Zambrano and Blue Smoke, Cowboy Poetry, dancing, open mike competition for poets,and of course, a delicious Cowboy Grub BBQ. Adults $18, kids under twelve $12. Beer and wine available. Secured reservations required. Do you have a poet lurking somewhere inside? This is your opportunity…pick a poem 2 – 4 minutes in length…and get ready to wow the crowd. A $50 gift certificate the Horse goes to the winner as decided by crowd response. Let the Horse know if you plan to participate in the open mike as space and time is limited.
Event begins at 6pm in the Garden at the Horse, located at milemarker 71.5, Hwy. 83 in Swan Lake Montana. Don’t be late!
Bring your evening’s playhouse tickets to Laughing Horse Lodge Wednesday – Sunday this summer, and you’ll receive a complimentary glass of draft microbrew or wine. Locatedin the village of Swan Lake, just 16 miles from Bigfork, the highly-reviewed Horse opens at 5pm so that you may enjoy a leisurely dinner and be back in the village in time for the first curtain.
To make reservations, call 406-886-2080.
Travelers and locals agree that the short drive from Bigfork to the village of Swan Lake is well worth it…not only for the marvelous scenery along Swan Lake, but for what awaits you in the dining room at Laughing Horse Lodge. The menu at the Horse features the freshest organic produce available, along with exceptionally tender, aged, all natural Angus beef, line caught wild fish, natural pork and chicken. Simply prepared and elegantly presented, the dishes offered by Chef Kathleen have been compared to the some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco and Chicago. The intimate dining room, warmed by a wood stove in the corner and the laughter of happy diners, welcomes you with the aromas of freshly baked bread and pies. If you want to escape the hurried crowds of Bigfork in high summer, jump in the car and drive the 16 miles to laid back Swan Lake. Enjoy a walk on the beach before sunset and then settle in to enjoy an evening of excellent food, good wine and the conversation of new friends. Reservations required. Call 406-886-2080. The dining room is open for dinner Wednesday – Sunday, 5pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 2pm for brunch.
Acoustic guitarist, Dan Dubuque will perform at Laughing Horse Lodge on May 30 for the cyclists of the annual Tour of the Swan River Valley. Dubuque is known for his unorthodox and eclectic style that has drawn a loyal following across the Northwest. Dubuque will perform from 7pm – 9pm in the dining room. The concert is free. Dinner is available with reservations.
Bring your evening’s playhouse tickets to Laughing Horse Lodge Wednesday – Sunday this summer, and you’ll receive a complimentary glass of draft microbrew or wine. Located just 16 miles from Bigfork, the highly-reviewed Horse opens at 5pm so that you may enjoy a leisurely dinner and be back in the village in time for the first curtain.
To make reservations, call 406-886-2080.
Tuesday, June 9th, 7pm
Explore the wonderous world of beer – both exotic imports from small, family run breweries dating back to the 16th century and little known hand-crafted domestics – with Laughing Horse Lodge and Rocky Mountain Distributors. Enjoy a selection of mouth-watering tidbits created by Chef Kathleen while you sample over 20 unique and delicious European and North American beers. Featuring Montana breweries! Tasting takes place in the dining room at the Horse. Special sample pack and case pricing available.
$10 per person. Must be 21 to attend.
Reservations required. 406-886-2080
Give your guests a true Montana experience before your special day at Brumar Estates or Swan River Inn with a rehearsal dinner or groom’s dinner at the Horse. Laughing Horse Lodge offers a beautiful garden perfect for a Cowboy Barbecue or sit-down dinner for groups up to 50. We would love to be your host for a Montana wedding reception or groom’s dinner. More guests? The Swan Lake Community Hall (available for $250) can host up to 150 with ADA bathrooms, catering kitchen, stage, dance floor, and chairs and tables. And don’t forget the Horse, or our sister property Candlewycke Inn, for your additional wedding guest lodging – we’re only minutes to Brumar and Swan River Inn. To tour the Horse or the Swan Lake Community Hall, please call us at 406-886-2080 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Horse will gladly cater your event at the Hall, at your private home or ours.
The Bigfork Summer Playhouse is celebrating its 50th year with a great lineup of classic Broadway musicals and a brand new, expanded lobby. Planning on dining in Bigfork before the play? Join us in Swan Lake (we’re only a 20 minute scenic ride from Bigfork) for an early pre-theater dinner at the Horse (we open at 5pm Wednesday – Sunday) and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or draft microbeer – just show us your evening’s tickets to the theater. You’ll dine in leisure and be back in plenty of time for the opening curtain. Reservations required. 886-2080