Archive for the ‘Fishing in Swan Lake’ Category

Spartan Racers Will Get Some TLC from the Horse Next May

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, fresh off the incredible success of the recent Dragon Boat Races, is bringing the Spartan Race to Flathead Lake Lodge on May 11 & 12, 2013.  This outrageous (and very muddy) challenge of physical and mental prowess will pit some incredible examples of human engineering against the likes of …well…the likes of you and me. The two day event looks to be a fun way to spend a couple of days watching  fit (and not so fit) but definitely crazy folks pit themselves against a 4 mile obstacle course (including a very large hill) while carrying packs of rocks…just kidding, well only slightly.

For those racers visiting from out of the area, the Horse is offering up a Thursday – Saturday package of a three night stay with early-out gourmet breakfast each morning; a three course dinner with beer or wine upon arrival on Thursday evening; and a fun practice run on Friday up a local mountain (the Horse will provide packs and rocks if requested!). Races begin bright and early on Saturday and Sunday at Flathead Lake Lodge located only 25 minutes from the Horse.

Package 1:  Single occupancy in a queen room, three nights, three breakfasts, and welcome dinner – $155.  Package 2: Double occupancy in a queen room, six breakfasts, and two welcome dinners- $209. Package 3: Four singles in the Bunk Room, 12 breakfasts, four welcome dinners- $660 (or $55/person per day).

The Horse is located  in the village of Swan Lake, eighteen miles south of the host town of Bigfork. Extreme racers are invited to unwind and relax before and after the races while enjoying the award-winning hospitality (and hot showers!) of the Horse. To reserve your package, write to Kathleen at laughinghorselodge@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Dust off that Fly Rod! Spring is almost here…sort of!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Ahh…the smell of spring is in the air! Well, not quite yet, but it isn’t too early to dust off your fishing rod and make your “Winter Is Over!” plans for visiting Swan Lake and the Horse. Our popular Spring Fisherman’s Getaway is back! Join us between May 20th and June 29th for our all-inclusive package for two: 2 night’s lodging with dinner and breakfast, and complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival…for only $259! And don’t forget to bring the pup – non-smoking dogs welcome!

[When making your secure on-line reservations, please write 'Spring Specia'l in the Notes. You will receive a price-adjusted confirmation by email within 48 hours.]

Fat Trout Force the Horse to Change Dining Room Hours

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

It’s fall…arriving a bit early this year, but this is Montana and the weather is  fickle as a teenager’s heart. But with the cooling weather comes one of the best times of the year in the Rockies…crisp days, clear nights, the aroma of wood fires floating on the evening air, and, most important, fat and sassy trout

One such trout – a particularly rotund specimen of approximately 20 inches – has forced me to alter my dining room schedule for the fall allowing me one more evening to try to land ‘her holiness’.  There are many  great reasons to live in Montana, fall trout fishing is one of the best…and spending a stolen evening on the river with a 5 wt in my hand beats standing over a hot stove, even if I’m cooking up some special fare for great friends and visitors. So please forgive me, but I’ve changed my dining room hours to Thursday – Sunday, 5pm – 9pm for dinner and Sunday Brunch, 9am – 2pm…on the flip side, I have extended my season through the holidays.

The lodge dining room is available Monday – Wednesday for private dinners and events for 12  to 56 persons. So if you are planning a holiday party, special family get-together or just a night with good friends, include the Horse in your plans. We’d love to host your event here or help you give a stellar performance in your home.

So here’s to a great fall, brilliant fishing and a delicious dinner at the Horse..see you soon. Kathleen

Spring Fishing in Montana is Fantastic!

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Shake off those winter blues, gas up the boat and head to Swan Lake for some of the best spring fishing we’ve seen in years! On Sunday, May 10th, a 47# pike and an 8# Bull Trout won the honors of Catch of The Day in the little lake located near Bigfork, Montana. Swan Lake is located in the NorthWest corner of Montana and offers up some of the finest lake fishing in the country. Fishing licenses are available at Swan Lake Trading Post and Laughing Horse Lodge is offering a great fishing package for May including 2 nights lodging for two, dinner each evening, breakfast each morning and a gourmet sack lunch, for your day on the lake…all for only $259. Ranked #1 in the area for great food, lodging and hospitality by tripadvisor.com, the Horse is where you should be this spring!

There’s A Bull Trout with Your Name On It In Swan Lake!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

The pike and bull trout will be waiting for you in the ice-free waters of Swan Lake this May. Swan Lake is the only body of water in the US where it is legal to catch and keep one Bull Trout per day, and there’s a monster lurking in the depths just waiting for your line! And when you’re fished out for the day,

Catch and Release

Catch and Release

mosey on back to the Horse for a cold brew and a hot meal in front of a roaring fire. Join us in May for our Fisherman’s Special and receive a welcome glass of draft micro brew or wine; two nights lodging for two in one of our cozy queen cabin rooms; four gourmet dinners; two brown-bag lunches & four delicious breakfasts; boat parking and freezer space for your catch. Make your reservations on line today!

Package: $259 per couple.