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Sperry Chalet

South Central Glacier National Park, West Side of Gunsight Mountain, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
Sperry Chalet
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
104 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Highly recommended if you can get a reservation. I ranged only 4 stars for value since the food was perfectly decent, but not amazing gourmet. Other comments: plenty of blankets for a cold night, amazing scenery (though Granite Park is better), goats all over the place. Beware if they have orange spots those are from paintballs for bad behavior, so... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were originally planning to take the Gunsight Pass Trail to the Sperry Chalet, but had to change our plans due to areas still snow covered at the end of July. Instead, we hiked up the Sperry Trail (from Lake McDonald Lodge). The beginning of the 6.7 mile trail is very steep, then it levels off in the middle, before... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

we hiked in Gunsite pass from going to the sun road (long, tiring but well worth it) for two nights at Sperry Chalet. Staff was very friendly and helpful. food was amazing. hike to Sperry Glacier, which was so beautiful. two nights, three days worked well. walls were thin but ear plugs provided in each room. sure was a life... More 

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Stevensville, Montana
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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Sperry Chalet is a jewel. If you hike in from the Jackson Glacier Overlook via Gunsight Pass and Lincoln Pass to Sperry Chalet, you will see incredible beauty. The Chalet is the original from the Great Northern Railroad days. The food is tremendous and the staff is top notch. Renee is a treasure herself and Albert's baked goods are amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The hike up to Sperry Chalet from Lake McDonald is strenuous, but well worth the effort. There were younger people flying past us on the trail, but it is a 3360 feet elevation gain, and carrying a backpack with camera gear and necessities for a two night stay took a little effort for this 61 year old. For those of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This place is truly magical! Our family of 5 will remember our Gunsight Pass hike to Sperry and our two nights there for the rest of our lives. The staff at Sperry is just incredible. We really enjoyed meeting them and learning about their summer. The scenery is some of the most beautiful our family has ever seen. Hike in... More 

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Wisconsin
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was originally wafting between 4 and 5 stars, but then I realized that the only reason I was considering 4 stars is that the weather was not the greatest while we were there in late August. That's not something anyone can control! We hiked up from Lake McDonald, and it is a lot of elevation gain, but there are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The other reviews of the lodge are accurate. The climb up is steep--we are in reasonably good shape and made it in 3.30 hours. The rooms are sparse, dark, a double-size "camp" bed with three woolen blankets, and a bathhouse with three pit toilets and 2 cold-water sinks. Making reservations requires calling/e-mailing on the third Monday in October at 7:00AM... More 

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Washington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I found the climb difficult - very steep - thought I would never get there. Loved my little room with its lace curtains and fantastic view down to the lake. I expected noise but was still shocked at the level. The whole house seemed to shake when somebody walked in. However, everybody was great and there was no noise at... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We booked our stay at the Sperry Chalet in October 2013 for a two night stay in August 2014. The only way there is to hike or ride a horse. We chose to hike and had a great time. It is a strenuous hike, especially with the weight of our packs, but we needed to carry clothing for the changing... More 

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