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Glacier Guides Lodge
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This lodge is tucked back into a quiet place just outside the Glacier National Park entrance. We spent 2 nights in room 2 on the first floor. The room was nice size with a window and a windowed door on the back wall that looked out onto a forested area. The back door opened onto a patio area with table and chairs. The place was very clean and is only about 4 years old with 12 rooms. The beds slept well, but not as well as some. The AC was great - a very, very quiet split-design unit that also kept it nice and cool (it was in the upper 80’s when we stayed). The lodge has a nice breakfast area with about 4-6 tables on the ground floor and a separate gathering area on the second floor. Hot coffee and tea were available 24 hours along with fresh fruit and granola bars for guests. Breakfast was from about 7-10 and included breads (including several streusels), fresh fruit, a half-dozen or so cold cereals (including 2 gluten free), real orange juice (it was excellent!), yogurts, etc. There were no hot breakfast items. We found the breakfast items offered to be of very good or better quality. The only complaint about the room was that when we went to bed we could hear people in the room above moving about. If you are a light sleeper, get a room on the second floor. Overall I thought it was very good and would stay again.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper ask for room on top (second) floor
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank UKgrandej
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We booked a room here for 3 nights based on tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed! In fact, we wanted to extend our stay for four additional nights instead of moving to East Glacier as we had planned, but the lodge was full.

Dean and Josh were very helpful with telling us the best hikes, restaurants, etc. The lodge has 2 floors - no elevator. A sitting area on the 2nd floor provides guests a place to relax. Outdoor furniture placed around the property provides wonderful outdoor seating. Rooms have two queen beds, mini fridge, sink is outside of the bathroom. Since the lodge is eco-friendly, they provide liquid soap in dispensers at the sink and shower. Also, shampoo and conditioner are in a dispenser in the shower.

We had requested a ground floor room because of the private outdoor sitting areas for 1st floor rooms. We stayed in room 3 which was very convenient because we could park at our door. The a/c/heating unit is a split heat pump making it extremely quiet and efficient. The beds are very comfortable with high end linens. Towels and washcloths are thick and fluffy. Our outdoor seating area had a small table and two chairs looking out over a wooded area. The seating area had wooden partitions on either side that looked to be movable for privacy. We never heard noise from outside or from the rooms on either side of us. However, we did hear noise from the room above us when the occupants walked, opened drawers or dropped things. This was minimal and was not a huge issue for us.

The breakfast is above standard with freshly cut mixed fruits, bakery breads such as blueberry, peach, grain, etc, a variety of granolas and a great variety of yogurts. Available at all times are Tazo teas, coffee, fresh fruit and protein bars.

The atmosphere of the lodge is similar to an inn or B&B. Small in size, delightful staff and small dining area conducive to conversation with other guests.

The location is perfect! Off the main road on a slight hill. A short drive to the West entrance to the park. Overall, a great value in West Glacier! We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have private outdoor seating in back with small table/2 chairs facing wooded area.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CarolinaGypsy
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed in this convenient, comfortable place recently and were astonished by the recommendations of our host, Josh. He was spot on with everything he advised us with our plans and schedule. We would have missed some fabulous sights and great meals without his wisdom.

Another memorable facet of our stay was his accommodation of our gluten free diets! One in our party gets quite sick with the smallest amount of inappropriate food - when I asked about this on making reservations, the answer was " we can provide you with gluten free selections at breakfast." There were 2 GF cereals, GF English muffins and delicious bread for us - with the yogurt, fresh fruit and good coffee, we were in heaven.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Medcircle
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Off the road, quiet, clean, nice room, lovely breakfast, well appointed rooms, extremely helpful innkeeper (Josh). You are right next to the park. There is a first class restaurant about 200 yards away and more modest place about a 7 minute walk.
If the price is right for you I definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: I think they are all pretty similar
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Roger G
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

From the time we arrived to when we left, Glacier Lodges was fantastic.

The hotel itself is well designed, the bedroom had 2 queen sized beds, a wardrobe area, toilet and bath/shower were in a separate room and the sink and mirror were just outside, by the bed area. The bed was very comfortable and the shower pressure and temperature was perfect.

Josh, our host, was great help and gave great advice for what to see and where to eat. He did try to push us to fit far too much in to one day but we were able to judge what was possible within a realistic timeframe.

Max the dog seems to be the Lodge mascot and is always there to greet all and is very friendly.

Breakfast was provided at whatever time we wanted and had a lot of food to start the day well fed.

There is a lounge area with a computer and a small library of books to chill out and read if you so desire.

The entrance to West Glacier Park is about 5 minutes walk and the Belton Cafe is at the end of the road that the lodges are based, 2 minutes away.

It is necessary to have a car if you want to explore but if you are travelling by train then the Glacier Lodges are about 10 minutes walk. There is also a grocery store, cafe, laundromat and bank that are by the train station.

Be warned, unlike most hotels, they require payment before arrival. It is worthwhile to book a hike as part of your trip, through the Glacier Guides company. It is the main office that deals with payments and not the staff at the lodges so just be aware, if you want to leave a tip, to not include it in the initial payment.

All in all, I highly recommend the Glacier Guides Lodge.

Room Tip: We were in room 10 and were very happy with it.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank littleworldwanderer
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