Visiting Glacier National Park is an amazing experience with unbeatable scenery, wildlife and outdoor activities. From luxury hotels to rustic cabins to camping the area offers a variety of places you could stay when visiting this area of Montana. Here are our 5 recommendations.
Many Glacier Hotel looks like it is out of the movie The Sound Of Music. Set on the shores of the Swiftcurrent Lake with towering snowcapped mountains all around, you’ll feel as if you’re in the Alps.
The rustic comfort of the hotel will make you feel you are miles away from it all while still offering fantastic dining options and plenty to do.
Boat cruises, horseback riding and amazing hikes are all available from the Many Glacier Hotel. Many Glacier is such an amazing part of the park and the Many Glacier Hotel would be a perfect base camp.
For some ideas on what to do in Many Glacier, check out: 7 Awe Inspiring Things To Do In Many Glacier in Glacier National Park
Located on the eastern edge of the park, Glacier Park Lodge is a very impressive resort. The lodge is massive and the lobby is a place guests just like to hang out in. From the large fireplaces to the good food and drinks to the live music, it’s a great place to end your evening.
From Glacier Park Lodge you have close access to the Two Medicine area of the park as well as St. Mary. We stopped here for drinks and appetizers after a day hike in Two Medicine and we didn’t want to leave.
Planning a National Parks road trip? The America the Beautiful Pass covers entrance for an entire year to all the US National Parks and over 2,000 federal recreation fee sites. Fees are covered for everyone in the car for per-vehicle sites and for up to 4 adults for per-person sites. This is a no-brainer, friends. While fees vary, you’ll likely break even after two visits. Plus, REI will donate 10% of pass sale proceeds to the NPS Foundation.
Lake McDonald Lodge is located right in the heart of the park on the scenic Lake McDonald. The lobby has a massive fireplace and comfortable seating making it a great gathering spot for morning coffee or to relax at the end of the day.
From Lake McDonald Lodge you have access to pretty much everything in the park. The lodge is about 10 miles from the west entrance and about 15 miles from The Going To The Sun Road.
Lake McDonald Lodge would be a great place to call home as you explored this beautiful park.
Whitefish, Montana is a quaint little town about 25 miles west of the West Glacier entrance. That drive is well worth it if you have the opportunity to stay at the Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Whitefish Mountain Resort is a ski mountain, but has a ton of activities to do during the summer months as well. This includes an epic bike track, a challenging ropes course, and a super fun Alpine Slide which is a tobogan-like sled that runs down a track built into the mountainside.
Click here for more information on Whitefish Mountain Resort.
If you’re looking for a rustic setting that has cabins, a bed and breakfast, RV and tent sites, check out Timber Wolf Resort. Located in Hungry Horse, MT, this resort is about 10 minutes from the West Glacier entrance.
The property is beautiful and has a nice little playground for kids, hiking trails and even a resident Bigfoot on property!
Make your visit to one of the most beautiful National Parks in the US even better by staying at one of these fantastic locations.
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