We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveler (84)
Room & Suite (41)
Dining (21)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
One of Glaciers top destinations, a private 32 acre resort known for its lodging, incredible food, hospitality and connection with nature! Summit mountain is a great place to get away from the crowds, and offers unsurpassed views and access to Glacier National Park. A top rated steakhouse awaits you as you leisurely make your way from your private cabin offering guests a chance to breath in the fresh air, get lost in the tranquility, spot some of the numerous wildlife roaming on the hillside or gaze at the historic Great Northern Railroad trains pass by just as they did in the 1800's. *NEW - Our Glacier events pavilion room can accommodate up to 110 people and is perfect for private parties, weddings and retreats.
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Show more
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Great View


Full view
45Car recommended
Grade: 45 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
46Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 134
  • 29
  • 15
  • 2
  • 2
Time of year
Traveler type
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
We were really pleased with Summit Mountain Lodge. Great base just outside Glacier for exploring. We would grab gear for the day, pack lunch many times, and head either East or West for a day of adventure - hiking, rafting, boats rides, paddle boarding, horseback riding,
Read more
Response from 12livelife, Owner at Summit Mountain Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are happy to know you enjoyed our property and got to see our moose! Thank you so much for the kind review! Hope to see you in the future.
Read more
Ted and Mara are amazing, they have such a great spot and do such good work making sure each guest feels special and cared for. We got married here in August and cannot recommend it enough- they both worked countless hours in the weeks leading up to our wedding to make sure it
Read more
Response from 12livelife, Owner at Summit Mountain Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Every season we have some incredible guests that stay with us and find a bit of peace. This group was exceptional and we hope we see them in the future. Amazing photos and an incredible night of festivities will always be fresh on our minds. Thank you for the kind compliments and hope to see you in the future
Read more
The welcoming was nice but after that everything was awful. Despite the fact that food was really good, the service was slow, server didn’t know food well enough, forgot our drinks. The cabins we had were average, but no Tv or wifi in there. The wifi was only in restaurant area,
Read more
Response from 12livelife, Owner at Summit Mountain Lodge
Responded Oct 29, 2018
Reviews like this one are always perplexing, not quite sure why there was a profound disconnect after a nice welcoming and a great meal and obviously cabins were okay but then seems personal about the server. Sorry our server didn't meet the standards you were striving for but we know our servers will always be professional, kind and answer any questions you may have, our restaurant is know for its service. There are times when the waitstaff get very busy and will forget things, they just need to be reminded occasionally and other staff will always help. As we state on our website there are cabins that have TV but our guests would have to choose them during booking. So again we apologize that after finding that a cabin was booked with no TV and that we live on top of a mountain with only satellite internet and that it ruined the whole trip and a person could possibly be traumatized with sad memories due to the experience of waiting for a great meal. If our future guests are wanting the best service, the best food and amazing views we are always welcoming with open arms.
Read more
Having a quiet, comfortable place to relax each evening is exactly what my husband and I wanted after long days on the trails. Being able to take a warm shower or bath enhances the refreshed feel. We met someone on the trail who was staying at another establishment who told us
Read more
Extraordinary view from the lovely lodge and cabins. Easy access to East Glacier Village and East side of Glacier NP. Some have remarked about the train noise. People, these trains are an icon of the development of the American West. The rumble of these iron giants lulls
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining Pool & BeachBusiness Center & Event Rooms
Photo provided by managementSummit Mountain Lodge
Family Cabin living room with kitchen
My wife photoghaphing birds from our deck
Hello, Sorry for the delayed response. The continental breakfast is for our cabin guests but you can always stop in for a latte or espresso and enjoy the views!!
1 vote
Show all answers
No Im sorry there are not, we have large carnivores around the property and so we take precautions with cooking outside!
0 votes
Show all answers
There are three entrances to Glacier National Park on the East side that we used. The closest is Two Medicine which is about a 30 min drive from Summit Mtn.. The next entrance is St. Mary's and it is about a 1 hour drive. The farthest is Many Glacier and it is about 1.5 hr. drive. The drive is beautiful and I don't ever remember the drive being a waste of time. It's part of the experience. There are closer lodging choices, but Summit Mtn is a wonderful place to stay! We even used the west entrance while staying at Summit Mtn!
0 votes
Show all answers
"We stayed in the Grinnell cabin. Beautifully kept, two great beds, loved the porch."
"Floors can be chilly in mid-September so bring slippers to wear once those day-time shoes come off."
"Grinnell is closest to the restaurant/lodge and may have one of the better views of the woods and pond than some of the other cabins. "
"Rooms facing the track may be noisy due to the trains"
"Ask for a cabin with a view. Be sure to eat at the restaurant."
United StatesMontanaEast Glacier Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing