This lodge is in East Glacier which is technically not in the park, and the road from St. Mary to East Glacier is long, curvy and climbs a bit before dropping back down to East Glacier. I would only stay here again if I were visit the Two Medicine region of Glacier National Park or wanted to start or end my trip via the historic Amtrak station. It seemed to be very long and out of the way and it felt like we were in another world compared to the rest of our experiences staying at Glacier.
This lodge is trying to be more of a resort than an historic national park lodge. We stayed here for only one night and were by far the minority. We seemed to be the only people in the facility that had any dust and dirt from the trails on us. There is a spa, golf course, pool and very shiny cars in the parking lot. I did enjoy the rustic American architecture and décor. It seemed to be keeping with the history of the facility, and the teepees were a comical surprise, but I did enjoy being able to finally step inside of one to check it out.
The room we had was on a corner so we had a nice cross breeze. I still do not understand the one queen one double combo, but it was fine for us. The room was large but there was obviously some water damage to a large section of the room. The bathroom was small, but about what I expect for the age of the place. It could do with a few modern replica renovations in the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the western charm of the historic Glacier Park Lodge, which was completed in 1913. Its comfortable feel combined with some of the world's most spectacular scenery, makes Glacier Park Lodge a truly unique vacation destination. Although steeped in culture and history of the Great Northern Railway and Blackfeet Indians, Glacier Park Lodge features modern amenities such as a heated swimming pool, nine-hole golf course, in-room telephones, nine-hole pitch-n-putt golf course, gift shop, Lounge and the outstanding Great Northern Rib and Steak House. Glacier Park Lodge is in East Glacier Park, Montana on Highway 2. Glacier Park Amtrak Train Station is located just across the street from the hotel where guests are picked up daily in our antique red Checker taxi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glacier Park Hotel East Glacier Park