|Glacier National Park // Photo by Mark Stevens via flickr|
Delaware North has announced it has completed the acquisition of Pine Lodge and the Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana.
The acquisitions in Whitefish represent Delaware North’s entry into Montana’s Flathead Valley region. The company has had a presence in Montana for over five years with four lodging options available in West Yellowstone, the gateway destination for Yellowstone National Park.
“The purchase of these lodging accommodations in Whitefish is two-fold - they fit well with our existing portfolio of properties located near iconic destinations, in this case Glacier National Park, and, they’re part of a long-term growth strategy for the business,” said Rick Abramson, president of Delaware North’s parks and resorts business. "We will be making improvements to both properties to enhance the guest experience. The greater focus will be at the Pine Lodge where we will renovate and upgrade key guest touch points including rooms and public spaces."
Both properties are about 25 miles away from Glacier National Park, allowing visitors to experience a variety of recreational activities including skiing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking and hunting. In addition, frequent festivals and events in Whitefish and boutique shops, bars and dining are all within walking distance.
Pine Lodge is located near downtown Whitefish and offers year-round accommodations. The lodge is situated alongside the Whitefish River and has a heated indoor-outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, on-site laundry and meeting space for up to 50 people.
Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge offers access to Glacier National Park and the downtown area. It has year-round accommodations and a heated outdoor pool & hot tub, both open year-round, fitness center, meeting room and conference services and a business center.