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Elk Lake Resort

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New Palestine, Indiana
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Snowmobile trip to West Yellowstone. We rode out to Elk Lake for lunch on day 3. Amazing ride through gorgeous country. Had lunch at Elk Lake and felt very welcome by the hosts! An amazing spot in truly the middle of nowhere!!!! HIGHLY recommend visiting in summer or winter!!

Thank thigginsii
ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time! Thanks for coming out and even more thanks for the great review. :-)

Ontario, Oregon
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Its remote, it is basically off grid. The lodge runs off of solar and generator power. You will be driving a long ways on a gravel road, your car will get dirty. If any part of the previous sentence is unappealing to you, than don't go. If you love looking at a star filled sky untainted by any ambient light,...

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review. Having driven the road to Elk Lake so many times, we sometimes forget how much of an adventure it presents to those unfamiliar with Montana back roads. We're glad you had a good time and look forward to your return!

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Surprised my husband last Christmas with a 4 night trip for our family. Some drove, one flew and we all arrived with a plan to fish and have family time. OH..MY..GOODNESS. ..where do I start? Jake (super quick witted ) and Laurel (super sweet...not that you aren't Jake), are WONDERFUL and GRACIOUS hosts. Our guest house was cozy and warm...

Thank mmccomb4
ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Mary, you are so sweet! We enjoyed your family very much...so much love between all of you. And now you have a new grandbaby on the way to add to the joy! Thank you for the warm and generous review and we hope you come back sooner rather than later. Hugs!

Porterville, United States
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Situated about an hour off Hiway 20 in Idaho, this beautiful hide-away is quite the place, pretty much year round. Rustic, but adequately equipped cabins in an environment of mountains and lakes, excellent for hiking and fishing. The drive is on mostly rough road; you take it really easy if you want to spare your car. At one point you...

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

We had so much fun hosting Blake and Sarah's wedding and meeting all their friends and family. I dare say Elk Lake has never hosted such an international crowd! Thank you for such a nice review and we're glad you enjoyed the food. It's a pleasure serving great people.

Woodland, California
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Part of the fun is getting to Elk Lake Resort, certainly off the grind in the Centennial Valley near the Idaho border. The lodge is a rustic log cabin with a nice room that looks over the lawn, Elk Lake and the beautiful mountains. The menu has lots of choices, but really you just need to decide on what kind...

Thank RickandJan
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We “discovered” this place from the road signs on a drive through Centennial Valley and came back to stay for a few days. What a fantastic setting. The cabins are rustic, charming and clean. Comfortable bed, good hot water and water pressure! The cabins are perfectly situated around a large lawn giving all the guests plenty of space, yet the...

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. It seems you fell in love with the Centennial Valley and Elk Lake just like we did! It was a pleasure getting to know you a bit...we love hearing the guests' stories!

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This the place to go for those of you who want to experience the real Montana. Laurel and Jake are excellent owners of this awesome place. The food is superb and the location is breathtaking. An excellent place to connect with you kids (no wifi) and unwind.

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We're glad you had a good time and hope you come back and see us again. :-)

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

On a visit to Widgeon Lake to see trumpeter swans, which also included an incredible siting on a sand bar of a huge bald eagle, with a friend, a curlew! And 2 trumpeters in front!! Amazing! They sat there forever! Then we took a right and traveled a short distance to a jewel spot, Elk Lake Resort and Lodge with...

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ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Wow...that's a very generous review! It was fun meeting you and your friends and I was happy you wanted to take my soup home with you...that was a huge compliment! We hope you come back sooner rather than later to relax in the magic of Elk Lake...it is like no place else.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Pro: This is a wonderful, off the beaten path outdoor oriented, mid-level priced resort for couples and families. We came for lunch. Fabulous, limited menu included extremely well prepared hamburgers, soups & fresh salad with grilled chicken strips. Could not stay but touring two cabins made us want to return. Cons: 18 mile dirt road to Elk Lake Resort is...

1Thank Spurgeon B
ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We were happy to meet you and it was great there were a couple cabins unoccupied so you could peek in. We do hope you'll come back!

Reviewed 18 October 2015

We had the privilege to dine as the last table of the season. Now that I know where this place is, I'll be heading back for lunch on snowmobile when they reopen this winter. The lodge is in a beautiful setting with a main building, surrounding cabins and outbuildings, all off-grid, powered by solar and generator auxiliary when necessary. There...

1Thank PAUL T
ElkLakeResort, Owner at Elk Lake Resort, responded to this review

Wow...what a beautiful written and generous review. We appreciate so much that you and the rest of the group were able to have dinner with us on our last night of the season...the perfect way to end it! We're sorry to hear about the missed turn; it gets pretty dark out here and it's easy to get turned around. Now...

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Elk Lake Resort is located in Montana's most unique wide open space - a perfectly 'natural' location for your family vacation or couples getaway. We offer country elegance, home-away-from-home comfort and wide open outdoor recreation. Whether you come to relax in Montana's mountains, to enjoy a family vacation package in Montana's outback, or to pursue your own 'trails' in our wide open spaces - this vacation you will find your 'home' in the mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elk Lake Resort

Address: 5200 Elk Lake Rd, Lima, MT 59739-9711
Region: United States > Montana > Lima
Price Range: ₹ 7,131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Elk Lake Hotel Lima
Elk Lake Resort Lima, Montana
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“you have 7 or 8 cabins to choose from, call ahead and ask what suits your needs”
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“Any cabin is very cozy and comfortable and quiet. (Absolutely dark at night!)”
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