While the Grandparents watched the kids, my husband and I were able to head to Whitefish, about fifteen minutes from Columbia Falls, for a little date night. We relaxed in the lounge at the newish Firebrand Hotel and sipped a glass of wine. I was impressed with the feel of the lobby and bar area. It was rustic, yet classy and upscale. The high ceilings and lighting fixtures were designed beautifully and I liked all the Northwest Montana touches. We didn't try any food, but they serve small plates such as a Roasted Beet Salad, Wagyu Sliders, a Charcuterie Board, and much more. It was fun to walk around the lobby and lounge and get a feel for the space. Whitefish is ever growing and improving with its many choices for food and accommodations. Its always fun to come back for a visit and see what's new in Whitefish!