Glacier’s Lodging Accommodations
Where to stay in and around Glacier National Park
If “roughing it” in a tent is not your idea of a vacation, Glacier offers a number of lodging alternatives from cozy cabins to luxurious suites with all the amenities. Here’s what’s waiting for you inside the park…
Lake McDonald Lodge
Lake McDonald Lodge is located approximately 11 miles from the west entrance to the park on the Going-to-the Sun Road. Originally it was a hunting lodge built by John Lewis in 1913. This complex is overloaded with history. Mr. Lewis was a furrier and collected the hunting trophies still on display in the lobby. Charles Russell, the famous western artist drew the pictographs hanging on the massive stone fireplace in the Lodge. Dining facilities at the complex include Russell’s Fireside Dining Room, Stockade Lounge, Jammer Joe’s Grill & Pizzeria, gift shop and camp store.
Village Inn at Apgar
Located 3 miles inside Glacier National Park’s west entrance in the village of Apgar, Village Inn at Apgar is placed right on the shore of Lake McDonald. The views from this motor inn are majestic! Apgar is a great family location where the offerings are a shimmering lake and the mountain panorama forming the “Crown of the Continent”. Transportation to and from the West Glacier (Belton) Train Station: for a nominal charge, transportation is available between Village Inn at Apgar and West Glacier (Belton) Train Station. Reservations required.
Many Glacier Hotel
Located 12 miles west of Babb, MT in the northeast corner of Glacier National Park and 1 mile from Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, Many Glacier Hotel is located in the “Switzerland of North America”. The hotel rests on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake in the heart of Glacier National Park. The Great Northern Railroad built this historic hotel in 1915. Many Glacier Hotel boasts a true Swiss atmosphere with alpine beauty that surrounds the five-story building.
Rising Sun Motor Inn
Located 6 miles west of St. Mary Visitor’s Center along the Going-to-the-Sun Road inside Glacier National Park, Rising Sun Motor Inn is situated across the road from picturesque St. Mary Lake. With cottage and motor inn accommodations, Rising Sun Motor Inn is one of the most popular locations for visitors who seek a centralized location, peaceful surroundings and panoramic views of mountains, sky and water.
Swiftcurrent Motor Inn
Located 12 miles west of Babb, MT in the northeast corner of Glacier National Park and one mile from Many Glacier Hotel, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn is a hiker’s paradise. It also has numerous trailheads for hiking trails leading to magnificent destinations such as Swiftcurrent Pass, Iceberg Lake, and Ptarmigan Tunnel. The name “Swiftcurrent” is thought to have come from the Blackfeet term “Ikami-awaki-mishka” which means fast running water. The accommodations are cozy and comfortable, perfect for the hiker, photographer or family
East Glacier Park, Montana
Glacier Park Lodge
Located on the eastern gateway of Glacier National Park in East Glacier Park, MT, Glacier Park Lodge and Resort is a western theme lodge along main line of the Burlington Northern Railroad. Huge Douglas fir pillars that are over 40 feet high and 40 inches in diameter form the supports in the impressive lobby that welcomes you to the Lodge. The Blackfeet Indians, awed by the size of the timbers called it “Omahkoyis”, or Big Tree Lodge. With a heated outdoor swimming pool, nine-hole golf course and close proximity to Glacier National Park, Glacier Park Lodge is a wonderful Montana destination resort.
Prince of Wales Hotel
Located in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, the Prince of Wales Hotel is one of the most photographed hotels in North America. A dramatic curtain of the Canadian Rockies surrounds this stately hotel set high on a bluff overlooking Waterton Lake and the town of Waterton. As part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this idyllic location just north of the Canadian border gives the hotel an international flavor. This hotel, named after Prince Edward, offers a traditional British atmosphere complete with afternoon tea. Its romantic appeal has made it a favorite for honeymooners for more the half a century.
St. Mary Lodge and Resort
The Resort at Glacier in St. Mary, Montana is one of the premier national park resorts in the country. It’s the first breathtaking site you’ll see coming into Glacier National Park’s east entrance. Offering 117 rooms spread among seven different facilities, an array of unique dining venues, superb shopping the Resort at Glacier provides the combination of natural beauty with modern comforts. Find out more about their restaurants, lounges, services, specials and room rates; see everything that the Resort at Glacier in St. Mary has to offer, click here.
The Main Lodge is part of the original complex, which was built in 1932. The lodge offers 22 sleeping rooms located on two floors. Rooms are nicely equipped with either one or two beds, a desk, table and chair and air-conditioning. The lobby itself was recently renovated, and is decorated with classic lodge decor, upscale artwork, a cozy fireplace and relaxing seating area.
Great Bear Lodge
Opened in 2001, the Great Bear Lodge is the loveliest addition to the Resort. Offering luxury rooms that feature large bathroom with a shower/tub combo, wet bar area w/mini-fridge, hand sink and coffee maker. Standard rooms have two queen beds sleeping up to four adults, and each room comes with satellite TV and A/C. Rooms have great views. One-room suites offer an expanded living area and gas fireplace, and Jacuzzi tubs in the bathroom.
Located near the West Lodge, the Guest House includes two bedrooms, a living room, kitchenette, satellite TV, air-conditioning and a sleeper sofa. One of the nicest offerings at St. Mary Lodge, the Guest House is perfect for families or for couples traveling together.
The East Lodge is a single story building offering 10 lodge-styled guestrooms. Each one features either or two queen beds, TVs, air conditioning, a desk and chair.
Perfect for couples, the West Lodge features 24 guestrooms in a single story building. Each room comes with one or two queen beds, and is equipped with a TV, air conditioning, a desk and chair. Recently updated finishing includes granite counter-tops and traditional lodge furnishings.