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Belton Chalet
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

Two couples spent the Labor Day Weekend in the 3-bedroomClark Cabin at Belton Chalet, and it couldn't have been more perfect! Comfortable, squeaky clean, coffee maker/refrigerator/mico made having a little breakfast easy. The restaurant was amazing -- Chef Missy is creative and the food delicious! Can't wait to got back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We took our honeymoon at the Belton where we were fortunate to spend a week in the honeymoon suite. The people were friendly and knowledgable about the local area attractions and history. The historic nature of the hotel was what we were looking for and we were not disappointed. The way that the original feel of the hotel has been maintained, while including necessary modern amenities (like heat and running water) was wonderful.
It was wonderful to be so close to Glacier National Park as well.
If you are from a warmer climate (we are from New Mexico) a jacket may be necessary for the evenings which were pleasantly chilly even in mid-July.
There is a train station across the road from the hotel so trains do come through at all hours but we found that they did not really intrude on our overall experience.
The restaurant asociated with the hotel is wonderful. While not the cheapest place in town the food is wonderful and we could not avoid stuffing ourselves when we ate there. They also have a wonderful selection of Montana beer and wines for those looking for a tasty beverage with their meal.
We would definitely recommend the Belton Chalet to anyone looking for a get away in this wonderful part of the world!

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite is the biggest room, has a bath and a pvt balcony. Only one other room has a pvt...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank KenwynC
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

We had a very pleasant two night stay. The room was smallish, but very clean and comfortable. Having a balcony gave us some extra room in terms of seating. It was a great place to sit and enjoy the sunset. Balcony rooms are on the same side as the tracks so you do have the train noise, but we didn't mind. The restaurant was quite good, and the tap room has a nice selection of local brews as well as a full bar. Breakfast is not available, but you can walk to the restaurant next door for a perfectly good breakfast (try the huckleberry french toast). We would definitely recommend the Belton Chalet for people who enjoy historic properties, and can live with a smaller room and without a TV.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

The room was small and hot, with no temperature control. Shower and bathroom were very small as well. Sink--outside the bathroom--had separate hot and cold taps, and faucets were in need of repair.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Limmson
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

The chalet was built in the early 1900's so it can be quite noisy. Be prepared to hear your neighbors doing everything . The walls are thin and the room is very small but to be expected with an old built hotel. Everything was very very clean and new inside the 23 rooms. They gaveit a modern country/mountain feel. We stayed at every lodge in the park and this one was our favorite. Right at the edge of West Glacier. It is close to White Water Rafting, Fishing and all the outdoor adventure stuff on Flathead River. The train goes by all through the night but you hardly notice because you will be so exhausted from the thin mountain air. We ate at the restaurant it was amazing. The elk was superb and they had microbrews on tap. Cute, cozy and the best in the park.

Room Tip: Book far in advance before the summer season
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We have been eating at the Belton since they reopened about 10 years ago and the menu and dining experience has continued to get better every year. It may still be a little cheesey with the lace up corsets the women waitors wear over white blouses, but all in all the staff try to please the customer and the kitchen delivers an interesting menu that caters to all tastes and diets. You may be sitting in the dining room next to a local group of river guides, and on the other side of your table a dressed up couple of honeymooners; the mix is fun if your party is two or 10.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

I travelled 8,500 miles over 8 weeks this summer and stayed in a wide variety of places. This trip into history was particularly wonderful: A gracious welcome, a room that might have been exactly the same 100 years ago (original wood floors, earth tones, muslin curtains, somewhat spartan in decor), a huge fireplace in the lobby, and table shuffleboard in the family room downstairs. The restaurant offered excellent choices, and the location couldn't have been more convenient - it is directly across the street from the southwest entrance to Glacier. The old train station across the street has been carefully restored and I even loved the sound of the train coming through. Do yourself a favor - stay here!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Belton Chalet

Address: 12575 Hwy 2 East, PO Box 206, West Glacier, MT 59936
Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
Price Range: $255 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Belton Chalet 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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