Places to Stay at Glacier National Park

Places to Stay at Glacier National Park
Considered the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem," Glacier National Park is one the greatest natural wonders in North America. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, this wonderland of natural history contains 130 named lakes and more than 1,100 species of plants. For decades, outdoor enthusiasts have been visiting Glacier Park to hike the 110 miles of Continental Divide trail and backpack into high-altitude back country campgrounds. Containing five historic hotels, adventurers looking to stay in comfort while experiencing the wilds of the park have a variety of accommodations that will suit their getaway experiences.

Apgar Village Lodge

Open early May through the end of September, Apgar Village is 2 miles from West Glacier Village. Guests of this AAA-approved lodge can choose from 28 cabins or 20 motel units located within old growth cedars with views of the mountains and Lake McDonald. All rooms and cabins are smoking-free and contain private bathrooms and electric heat. Aside from hiking, travelers can rent boats to cruise around the lake or spend the day fishing along the shoreline.

Apgar Village Lodge
Box 39
West Glacier, Montana 59921
(406) 888-5484

Granite Park Chalet

Enthusiastic adventurers visiting Glacier National Park can hike 4 to 7 miles to stay at the historic Granite Park Chalet. Open from late June until early September each season, guests can secure a private room by making reservations up to six months in advance. Built in 1914 by the Great Northern Railway, this rustic chalet features a communal kitchen for preparing your own food and linen service for an additional cost.

Granite Park Chalet
P O Box 189
West Glacier, Montana 59936
(888) 345-2649

Lake McDonald Lodge

Established in 1914, Lake McDonald Lodge is a rustic 3 1/2-story Swiss Chalet. Featuring 100 modestly decorated guestrooms, each contains a double or two twin sized beds and features outstanding views of the lake and mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts can set off on day hikes from this historical lodge or take a guided cruise around the lake. Home to Jammer Joe's Pizzeria and Russell's Fireside Grill, Lake McDonald Lodge offers a dining experience to fit the palates of any visitor.

Lake McDonald Lodge
288 Lake McDonald Lodge Loop
West Glacier, Montana 59434
(406) 888-9923

Many Glacier Hotel

Many Glacier Hotel is located on the northeastern end of Glacier National Park and along the shoreline of Swiftcurrent Lake. Opened on July 4, 1915, this secluded five-story chalet contains 214 guest rooms and offers panoramic views of three glaciers from a large wrap-around balcony on the lakeside of the hotel. Guests of Many Glacier Hotel can choose from a lakeside or mountain-view room or suite. All rooms are nonsmoking and contain a double, or two twin sized beds. From hiking to watching wildlife, this historic hotel will give adventurers a chance to relax while experiencing the wilds of Glacier National Park.

Many Glacier Hotel
Highway 8 Swiftcurrent Lake
Glacier National Park, Montana 59434
(406) 756-2444

Backpacker's Inn

Traveler's looking for a budget alternative to the historic lodges within Glacier National Park will find the Backpacker's Inn to be a lively community filled with world travelers. Featuring three dormitory-style cabins, the inn is open from May to mid-October of each season. The Backpacker's Inn is close in proximity to the Amtrak station in East Glacier National Park, and rooms can be booked through Serrano's Restaurant.

Backpacker's Inn
29 Dawson Avenue
East Glacier, Montana 59434
(406) 226-9392

Article Written By Patricia Poulin

Patricia Poulin is a freelance writer based out of the western slope of Colorado. Poulin's travels and insight have chronicled in print media resources, such as "Inside Outside" and "Breathe" magazine. She is also a regular contributor for other various publications including "USA Today." Poulin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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