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12575 Hwy 2 East PO Box 206, West Glacier, MT 59936
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#3 of 6 hotels in West Glacier
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We are a 1910 National Historic Landmark hotel built by James J. and Louis Hill of the Great Northern Railway. After being closed for fifty years, the property underwent a three-year restoration completed in 1999 and is now a National Historic Landmark. The Belton Chalet was the first chalet built for Glacier Park and the park’s first winter headquarters. Belton Chalet, family owned, once again welcomes guest from across the world. Thank you for being our guest and a part of our history.
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ptadin wrote a review Oct 8
Austin, Texas375 contributions156 helpful votes
When I booked this cabin for a group of 5 adults, I really didn't know what to expect. The Belton Chalet has a hotel plus two beautiful large cabins right on Highway 2 across from the Amtrak Train Station. Glacier National Park opened in 1910 and this lodging was built around 1911 to bring tourists to the park. We stayed in the Clark Cabin (the other cabin is called the Lewis Cabin). When we checked in, the delightful desk clerk handled us promptly. We were given two large keys and then headed to our cabin. Parking for the cabin is located right behind the restaurant so you will need to walk a few steps to get to the cabin. The Clark Cabin has three bedrooms with two doubles and a queen bed. The living room has a small sofa bed, a desk, a couple of chairs, a microwave, a coffee maker, and a small refrigerator. There are utensils and dishes for the guests to use. The bathroom has an old fashioned sink, a commode toilet, and a bathtub with a shower. The light switch was the old fashion push button type. The porch faces the highway and is beautiful with Adirondack type chairs that we cozied up in with blankets in the evening. Yes, there are trains that go by every 30 minutes or so (Amtrak passes by twice a day) but the noise did not bother us. The cabin oozes history and charm, and is truly an authentic log cabin. Free wi-fi is available. I would not hesitate staying here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The two bedrooms in the back are slightly quieter. There is a great restaurant right next door...
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Susan R wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions6 helpful votes
The Belton Chalet was a group of faux Swiss chalets build by the Great Northewestern Railroad to encourage guest to arrive by train (the Amtra statoin is still directly across the street) stay the night at the Belton then travel by horseback the other Chalet scattered around Glaciea National Park. It currently what you would expect for accommodations from 100 years around to folks staying the night. It is the only remaining faux Chalet that someone in fair health can stay at since the other two chalets require a severe mile hike to reach ( no horse this time. The room was small (the bed fit) with only a chair, desk and suitcase stand. The bathroom was also minimalist but had lots of hot water (you will need this to relax your sore muscles since the entrance to the Park is a very easy and less then 5 minute trip away) . The lobby was small and uninviting with no services. Although the staff was pleasant they were lax in providing us new towels when requested (there was no room service because of the Pandemic). Fortunately there was a diner a two minute walk to the south that had very good basic food. Given it's history I rated the Belton a 4 rather than a more modest 3. I would stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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GloryandJerry S wrote a review Sep 2020
Texas101 contributions29 helpful votes
Since they promote themselves as 5 star, we assumed that the hotel had been substantially upgraded since its historic beginning. Wrong assumption! Our room was very small, in general the hotel was very noisy, and every footstep in the room above us creaked loud and clear through the floor/ceiling. The staff were very friendly and the furnishings were comfortable though very plain. Best attribute of the hotel is its location just outside Glacier National Park.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ChrisA_UT wrote a review Sep 2020
Layton, Utah23 contributions5 helpful votes
Where do I start... for $250 you get all the luxury of a postage stamp sized room from the late 1800s. The mattresses are about as comfortable as a hospital gurney which makes getting up early easy at the Belton Chalet. You probably won't sleep throughout the night anyways. The trains are incredibly loud and even though the Belton does provide earplugs, you will hear every train, every footstep and every conversation from nearly everyone on the property. Thank goodness we only had to endure the chalet for one night! Now on to the food... we read review after review how wonderful the restaurant was and so we called to confirm it would be open during our stay. Upon our arrival, we were informed it had closed for the season. But, they said there would be a contental breakfast, like pastries and coffee. Then, for some unknown reason, there would also be no pastries And we are not coffee drinkers! Parking... nothing good to say here either. Spaces are not clearly marked, and full sized vehicles should exercise caution... parking is tight! Last words... not comfortable, not worth the money, and unhelpful staff. The restaurant is supposed to be good, but we will never know!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ABZ wrote a review Sep 2020
Brazil290 contributions119 helpful votes
One of the reasons we decided to stay here was the description of the dinner at Belton restaurant. One day BEFORE, they inform us that one of the employees was exposed to someone with COVID and they had to shut it down. NOTHING DECENT in West Glacier village other than a Food Truck. Did find some so/so diner type restaurant which of course were over priced and offering lots of fried food. PROs -OVER PRICED for what we got ($230 with senior rate) -VERY VERY SMALL room with no ammeneties -room is very simple with hardly any furniture -very small balcony and DIRTY (found pretzels and nuts on floor) -very uncomfortable chairs on balcony and VERY VERY small table -train goes by every hour so had to sleep with ear plugs which they give you CONS -comfy bed with bedding -NO BREAKFAST offered. One cup of coffee given. For $230 per night could at least offer some scones or other nice goodies. -being a historic place, there's little history or plaques explaining the history. -VERY RUN DOWN and VERY SQUEEKY flooring -
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: request room on top floor
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$168 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belton Chalet
Which popular attractions are close to Belton Chalet?
Nearby attractions include Virginia Falls (0.3 miles), Highline Trail (1.4 miles), and Lake McDonald (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Belton Chalet?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Belton Chalet?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Belton Chalet?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Belton Chalet?
Conveniently located restaurants include Belton Grill Dining Room & Tap Room, Glacier Highland, and The Wandering Gringo.
Is Belton Chalet located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of West Glacier.
Does Belton Chalet have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Belton Chalet accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.