May 19th, 2009
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!
May 16th, 2009
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.
May 16th, 2009
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.
May 11th, 2009
June 25, 7pm – Maxwell Hay Performs “With a weathered guitar and a voice like a finely-tuned muscle car, Max’s music is a spicy departure from the traditional acoustic act. A savory mix of Irish, Blues, Folk, and sharp-witted original songs make for a gourmet entertainment experience fit for the gourmet dinner you’ll enjoy at the Horse. Max’s delivery is a full body workout of stomping feet, articulate harmonica work, percussive guitar work, and even the occasional egg-shaker!” Live music is just a short drive from Bigfork Montana! To make your reservation, call Laughing Horse Lodge at 406-886-2080.
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!
May 9th, 2009
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.
May 7th, 2009
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.
May 5th, 2009
As the lengthening rays of the autumn sun caress the unspoiled mountain sides clothed in aspen and tamarack, Montana bursts into glorious color and slips quietly into the most relaxing season of the year – fall.
The isolated Swan River Valley in Northwest Montana beckons languidly, promising both kayakers and fishermen long lazy floats of unimaginable solitude and feisty, summer-fat trout on the line.
Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor.com, Laughing Horse Lodge offers a Marley & Me Escape to the unhurried splendor of Swan Lake, Montana. You and your pup will enjoy a bottle of wine with cookies; 3 nights lodging for two with breakfast and cookies; dinner each evening with cookies; complimentary kayaks or Hawaiian boards on Swan Lake; and all the peace you can handle – with cookies, of course. Package: $469. Available September 1 – November 1.
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
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.
April 30th, 2009
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