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Lake McDonald, West Glacier, MT 59921   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in West Glacier
Champaign, Illinois
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11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We again stayed here this July 23rd and 24th 2012. The staff was great and the rooms clean. The front desk hooked us up to the 2nd floor on the end by calling and asking a week earlier if that was possible. The room we had was small but other rooms that are bigger is also offered. This is the best view of the lake and mountains in Apgar, don't pass this place by :))

Room Tip: 2nd floor, 2nd unit from the front desk.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We recently stayed at Village Inn At Apgar and loved it. The rooms are small but the location is wonderful! You're just steps from the waters edge and each room has a front porch with big comfortable adiarondack chairs and a view to die for!! I liked the fact that once you park at the hotel you could walk to resturants, stores, Rangers Info station, boat docks and picnic area. Really great place for families or couple. Don't forget your bathing suit and watershoes!

Room Tip: Families would probably prefer ground level and couples upper floor.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

the rooms are small, rustic and dated, but clean and the property is well maintained. the views are absolutely stunning! all rooms face lake mcdonald and it is a view that you will never tire of. it changes w/the weather - clouds, sun....it is positively amazing. there are 2 floors - we had the upper floor which we loved, but it probably doesn't matter which level you are on. there are adirondack chairs outside each room and when you're not touring/hiking/kayaking, etc. you will be happy to sit there. there is no phone or television in the room, and you will welcome that. there is a restaurant in the village - but beware, it closes early (i don't remember what time). there is also an ice cream stand with delicious ice cream.

i rated this inn 5 stars because of the stunning views. we have stayed in lake maggiore, lake como, yosemite....many, many stunning places - this view is on top with the best.

Room Tip: the people that work at the front desk are very knowledgeable in terms of the park, specifically, hi...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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newark ohio
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13 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed at the Village inn July 21-23 with 2 teen age boys. We had a second floor room with 2 bedrooms and sitting area. I would have liked one with a kitchen but they were unavailable when I booked it in Dec! So lesson learned book early. The view was unbelievable and the sun came up right over the mountains. We were still on Ohio time and up early every day! I was concerned it might be loud at night but everyone observed the quiet times. We enjoyed sitting on the deck talking with people about their adventures. We had breakfast on the deck. My younger son loved throwing rocks and splashing in the water. The rooms were old but clean. The beds were small and a bit soft. I was expecting it to be musty smelling inside but it was fine. We asked for fans for both bedrooms as they have very little ventalation. The water in the shower was sooo hot we could not get it cool enough but better than limited hot water. Parking was not a problem. We had cell phone service with Verizon. We walked to dinner and ice cream. No tv which was great with us. I loved the view!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We recently stayed one night in a two-room unit at the Village Inn at Apgar. You shouldn't go to Glacier to spend time inside but the room itself was clean and suitable for five adults and a two-year old. The real advantage to this property is that most, if not all, of the rooms face the lake and have a seating area right outside the door. The location and view couldn't be better (I also appreciated the lack of wifi inside the park).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The apgar village and the Village Inn have a great national park feel to them. Not a big area, it didn't seem crowded and had all the various requirements... gift shops, family restaurant, general store... The Village Inn sits right on Lake McDonald at the outflow end, right next to the outflow river. The water is incredibly clean and even in mid July was cold and refreshing. The views are down the length of this huge lake and very scenic and pretty. I was lucky enough to get a first floor room in the inn itself that had adirondack chairs outside then 10 feet of stones then the lake! See the photos. The housekeeping staff was exceptionally polite and cheerful. no tv, no phone, no refrigerators - quite basic but with beautiful surroundings.

Room Tip: Rather than a cabin, try the Main inn itself for waterfront and view
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helotes, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Our first night in Glacier National Park was spent in the Villlage Inn. I have to say that when we drove up I was expecting the worst. This historic Inn sits at the edge of Lake McDonald facing the mountains and the view is unmatched. The rooms are tiny and simply appointed, but remarkably CLEAN! There are chairs outside of each room where you can soak in the breathtaking scenery ( which you can also see from each room). This was a great starting point for us on our trip to Glacier National Park.

Room Tip: Second floor to avoid more foot traffic past your room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lake McDonald, West Glacier, MT 59921
Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in West Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1956, the Village Inn at Apgar is located on the shores of Lake McDonald. This quaint 36 room motor inn offers stunning views from every room of Lake McDonald and the mountain panorama forming the Crown of the Continent. One-bedroom kitchenettes are available, as well as one- and two-bedroom units that can accommodate up to six people. One-bedroom kitchenette rooms are located on the 1st floor and are equipped with basic utensils, refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee maker. One-bedroom units are located on both floors and can accommodate a maximum of two people. All rooms are rustic yet comfortable with double and/or twin beds and a private bathroom. Second story rooms are accessed via stairs only and all rooms have an incredible lake view. A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are available and are booked based on space available ... more   less 
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