The Belton Chalet has its charm, some architectural interest, and an interesting place in history, but I would think long and hard before staying there. During our three-day stay, management seemed decidedly motorcycle un-friendly, asking us to park our BMW in the woods so that fewer guests would have to park their cars in the over-flow lot down a steep hill; the restaurant’s offering was gloriously pretentious (but not particularly appetizing) and the service was abysmal; and we woke one day to find the entire place was without running water as a result of a storm the previous evening. The active railroad line located about 500 feet from the Chalet, together with the very busy Highway 2, made for some incredibly noisy nights. I called the numerous shortcomings to the attention of the owner, but he wasn’t fazed (I think he’d heard it all many time before) and acted as if we should feel privileged to stay in his establishment. There are many cheaper and far better places to stay in the area, so make sure to check them out before making the same mistake I did.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Belton Chalet reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Belton Chalet West Glacier, Montana
- Belton Chalet Hotel West Glacier