We Love Meeting & Serving Our Guests
from all over the world! See what some of them have to say about our western style hospitality!
Our aim is to provide such amazing service to go with the spectacular surroundings that our Guests come back and see us again and again!
Contact us with any special requests, questions, concerns, or to get travel tips and info before you head out. Your good time is our business and we are dedicated to making sure your Montana Mountain Resort vacation exceeds your expectations.
The best compliment we can receive is knowing that you truly enjoyed your stay at Elk Lake Resort. We strive to provide you with a clean, comfortable and relaxing place to enjoy the Montana outdoors. Whether you are here for a family reunion, wedding, corporate event, fishing trip, cross-country skiing adventure or just a little R & R, we hope you enjoy your stay and will do everything we can to make your adventure a memory that will last you a lifetime.
"I wanted to let you know how much that I really enjoyed my four nights and four days stay at the Resort. You both are such a delight! I especially liked it when we all gathered in the "fire place room" and got to know each other and swap stories and tall tales. I believe Jake took top honors!...I miss the wonderful and excellent meals...but most of all, the hands that created them."
~ Bob, Idaho
"My fiancé and I spent 3 nights at Elk Lake Resort recently. We can't say enough about our stay and the good times we had. We unloaded our snowmobiles and rode 18 miles to Elk Lake. Amazing ride with scenery to die for.... The cabin we stayed in was just what we were looking for. Quaint, CLEAN, and comfortable. The price of the cabin included 3 meals a day each. A true value that makes you feel like your getting a real bang for your buck. Not to mention the food was absolutely amazing. The kind of food that you keep eating even when you are full because it's so good. There is a fun bar in the lodge with a pool table, darts and very reasonably priced drinks. We would go ride the snowmobiles each day. There is excellent riding to be had...see pictures...and what a treat to come back to home cooked dinner and our peaceful cabin. We can't say enough about our stay. Spend some time at Elk Lake and go home feeling rested and rejuvenated."
"We want to thank you and your 'staff family' for such a wonderful stay. After arriving back in the world of work, we can take a few moments to ponder the truly great time we had. From the fabulous meals - the arrangement of the horseback ride - and the rental of the boats. . .we had a truly 'get away from it all' experience. Your kindness and concern for your guests needs was amazing. Thank you. Thank you. . .We consider you good friends."
~ J&J Chaffee
"Our hosts here at Elk Lake Resort have been nothing but outstanding and the quality of the food – and the conditions of the rustic-looking cabins (which aren’t “rustic” on the inside at all) are top-notch. To wake up every morning and walk out the door into this beautiful little valley is such an amazing thing. This place is definitely ”owl approved!”
"Our meals were 5 star, super meals! Excellent food - quality and quantity!"
~ Elderhostel Group
"What a pleasure it was to stay here. . .The cabin was great. Rustic looking but warm and comfortable and clean. The lodge and restaurant were awesome and so was the food and drink. . .The owners were very friendly and always helpful."
"Excellent Value. Great Location. Well Maintained. Excellent Food - proportion, quality, and quantity."
~South Dakota Guests
"Elk Lake Lodge was so pleasant. A real nice experience. Our meals were 5 star."
~New Jersey Guests
First off: We're from Washington State, have stayed at Elk Lake twice in the past two years, and both times it was a primary destination of our trip. It's that good, from all points of view. Proximity: Centennial Valley is jaw-dropping beautiful yet its only about 40 minutes from Henry's Lake, Idaho, which is the gateway to Yellowstone's west entrance. The road is mostly gravel and quite good. Fishing: At a nearby lake, we caught 16 rainbow/cutthroat to 18 inches in an hour (before a thunderstorm chased us away). The Centennial Valley has creeks and small lakes with truly world-class fishing, if you know how to string up a fishing rod (jab at those below who complained about fishing here). Hiking: the best. Hike up the ridge behind the lodge for incredible views. Food: this was our favorite part. Excellent, filling breakfasts and dinners. The hosts and their family are just wonderful human beings. All in all, of all the places we've visited around the world, definitely a top-10 location."
"Beautiful scenery, great food, great accommodations, awesome hosts (couldn't be nicer!) and great fun! The perfect family reunion! Thank you!"
"Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful place, great food, and all of you great people were so good to us and made us feel so welcome. This place is a little spot of heaven!"
~ Neale Family
"If you want good quality time with the family and only an hour drive away from Yellowstone Park, I highly recommend this adventure. I thought the food was great and the hosts are very accommodating. There is nearby fishing, hiking, boating and horseback riding. My young kids had so much fun and the teens/20 year olds enjoyed boating and sun bathing on the shores of the lake. A great place for a group gathering."
"How can I express our gratitude and appreciation for the time spent here at Elk Lake with our family - 32 of us. The service and consideration of our hosts was amazing. The food none better anywhere! We made wonderful memories and will cherish them. The cabins and mountains were beautiful accommodations!"
"Just finished a couple of wonderful days at Elk Lake. Wonderful food, scenery, staff, etc. Very much a family-friendly setting. Also enjoyed an incredible horseback ride! Our kids (8,6,4,2) did not want to head home. Thanks to all at Elk Lake Resort."
"Just wanted to say Thank You for our wonderful stay at your lodge. We both agreed it was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had (even though we were 4 wheeling or fishing or boating the whole time). We won't hold the weight we gained from all the great food against you. Hope to be back soon!"
~ The Conrads
"This place is great, remote yet complete, rustic yet gourmet. The simple cabins are clean and the beds are comfortable. The meals are over the top, the best food we found in our five state driving tour of the intermountain West this July. The owners are smart, knowledgeable and kind. You will be well taken care of."
"Such a wonderful weekend. . .Words cannot express what a great time we had. Everything so neat and clean, the warm hospitality, the beautiful setting. I guess I could go on and on. Oh yes, the bed. It was like sleeping on a cloud. Wish I had one like it at home. Thank you all for a dinner that could not be matched. . ."
~ The Matsons
"We enjoyed every aspect of our stay with you - food, personnel, service. A++ We will be back!"
~ The Hales
"Beautiful place! Wonderful people. I felt like I was home."
"The food home-style and amazing. The location is hidden and beautiful. It is not easy (well at least for most city-folk) to get to....20 miles down a dirt road from Island Park, ID. But is well worth the journey. For all of these reasons, we chose Elk Lake Resort as our wedding destination....er...wedding adventure. . .
Half of our guests stayed with us at Elk Lake and the rest drove in from Island Park on the day of the event. . .There is no TV or fancy features and your cell phone will not work. But you don't need any of that here.
We had our rehearsal dinner at the resort and breakfast every morning. All the food was delicious and hearty. . .all spectacular. . .
The surroundings are beautiful and the owners, will treat you like family. . .There was no stress in working with them to do everything we wanted for our event. If there was something we wanted that they didn't have (hay bales), they got it for us. . ."
~Nick & Sarah
"Thank you so much! Everything was wonderful! Excellent food - Beautiful place - Such great service. Five star all the way around!!!"
~ The Bernards
"We will never forget our stay!"
~ The Corrigans
"Fabulous!! The most relaxing time we have ever had. Your resort is the perfect setting to enjoy nature at its best! We appreciate your hospitality, delicious meals, and everything extra that you did for us. Much appreciation!"
~ The Rhotons
"I have enjoyed several trips to Elk Lake Resort. I have seen a number of different owners and operators. The experiences under all can only be categorized as phenomenal. The best description of this wonderful place is summed up in the appropriate quote located in the main lodge "a mile from heaven". It is hard to believe I come here year after year and still get excited months before we leave to visit again. This will be my and my boys vacation and retreat location for years to come. Thank you to the Elk Lake Resort owners for everything they do to make this a very special place. Cheers."
"Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful and memorable week we just spent with you. The setting was absolutely magnificent, the food was as good as I have had anywhere, and your hospitality was unequaled. I am eagerly looking forward to next year."
"The land gives its beauty freely to all, and you and your giving. What a place; what a comfort!"
~ The Bowen-Holllows
"Great hospitality. Wonderful food. Spotless cabins. Freshest smelling and softest sheets and pillows we've enjoyed since mother used to line dry such things!"
~ The Callaways
"New Year's Eve with fireworks, snowstorm, wolves. . .and otters at the end of the Elk Lake. Beautiful silence! And good food. Thanks!"