July 15, 2002
Killmorey was built as a home for the famous "Kootenai Brown" who was the first Warden and the driving force in preservation of the lakes for all people of all nations.
Today, the lodge has 23 individually decorated guest rooms with many treasured antiques. Choices of rooms range from two twin beds to family suites and several are romantic canopied suites from some other place and time.
For those of us who love homey comfortable places, the Kilmorey has that special "feel" of uneven floorboards that occasionally squeak and a rambling construction where you stumble upon little alcoves filled with books and overstuffed couches by stone fireplaces that invite one to spend more time. Many of the available books offer insight into the history or people from this area or books on nature. I found old photo’s from past years and it was fun to figure out what location the shot was taken from.
Old photos line the wall in the hallways, ghosts of people in Victorian dress that seem to echo around you.
There is a full service bar called The Rams Head Lounge with another cozy fireplace (near the registration desk) that serves snacks and light sandwiches. If it’s pleasant, you can sit outside on the patio or in the gazebo. The famous Lamp Post dining room, with an amazing selection of fine food and drink, is open from breakfast through dinner and is….in my opinion…..the very best place to eat dinner in town.
The Muza family owns the Kilmorey and Leslie and Gerry are your hosts. I met Gerry while he was trying to rescue his wife’s daffodil bed from 2 foot of snow and their delightful daughter Jennifer was our server at dinner. Take a moment and extend good wishes to the cook staff…which is where their son Randell works behind the scenes for much less glory!
From journal Peaks and Pinnacles of Waterton National Park