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Glacier Outdoor Center
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed in the handicapped cabin here, which was the only cabin available. The cabin bedroom, bathroom and living room were clean but I noticed that the kitchen cabinets had food stuck to them. The cabin is located at the top of the hill in a sunny patch of field, whereas other cabins in the area are surrounded by trees. As a result, the cabin gets very hot and stuffy and though there is air conditioning in the cabin, it was not running when we arrived and literature that the company provides discourages using the a.c. That said, on our first night, we left the windows open at night and closed them in the morning so that the cabin would not be quite as stuffy that afternoon.

The cabins are operated through the Glacier Rafting Co. shop which is at the front of the cabins. The young ladies working that the shop were not very friendly though the woman who we interacted with for our cabin was helpful and nice.

Our cabin offered the basics for stay in the wilderness without having to camp. We had a small kitchen, a bathroom, a living room with sofa bed, a kitchen table, and a bedroom with two beds. The cabin smelled a bit musty, felt stuffy and was decorated with cheesy pictures of hunting and fishing. While it was more comfortable to stay here than to go camping, it was not a cozy place to stay.

Next time we travel to Montana, we will probably stay with a different cabin rental business. This location is close to Glacier National Park, but I'd rather drive a little bit farther and stay at a cabin with a b&b feel. We stayed at another cabin where we were treated like people and not simply numbers filling a reservation.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We did the 2 day raft trip that they offer. We stayed in one of their cabins the night before and the night after. They were perfect for what we needed. Quiet and secluded enough to give you feel that we were looking for. You can walk to the small town of West Glacier for food, etc.
The staff could not have been more friendly an accommodating. We would definitely recommend this if your looking for a place to stay outside of the park. They offer rafting and fishing tours as well. You would need a car to get back and forth to the park, though.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent three nights in the cabins at the Glacier Outdoor Center and fly fished for two day. The entire experience was over the top awesome! The cabins we stayed in was very private and secluded. The cabin was clean and comfortable and extremely quiet. We were delighted to have a kitchen and grill on the porch so we could prepare our own breakfast and dinner. We fished the first day with Shane as our guide on the North Fork. The water and scenery were spectacular. There were lots of fish to be caught but keep in mind that the rivers around here don't support many large fish but you do have lots of fun catching cutthroats and rainbows on dry flies all day long. The second day we fished the Middle Fork with Brock. The fish were larger but not quite as plentiful. However that gave us an opportunity to sit for a couple minutes and enjoy the scenery. Great lunch on the river each day. Super friendly staff at every part of the resort.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rick O
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The cabin was well maintained and had all the ammenities listed on the company's website. The only addition that I would recommend is some sort of ghetto blaster with auxilary input to play music.

We had a great time hiking and river rafting (also with Glacier Rafting Company) in Glacier National Park. The BBQ worked like a charm and the dishwasher made clean up super easy. Thanks for a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank James N
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed in Cabin #1 for six nights in August, 2013. Couldn't be happier with the cleanliness, facilities, and comfort. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Many West Glacier reviews complain about the train noise, but honestly, there's nowhere in this valley you can escape that, and the cabins on this property are about the farthest away you can get...we just ran the fan every night for some white noise. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

At the end of June we took our first trip to Glacier. We wanted something better then just a hotel room and decided on a cabin. We chose Glacier Outdoor Center because they had larger cabins we could choose from. When we walked in we knew it was the right decision. It was very clean and stocked will all the supplies you would need. It was comfortable and relaxing. I would recommend it to anyone. We very much enjoyed our stay adding one more day because we wanted to experience more. I would make one suggestion..non slip strips in the tub. It was a little slick.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great week staying in one of the Deluxe 3 bedroom cabins. They are clean, new and have everything you need. The staff is great as well. Only problem was the train nearby waking us up once or twice.

The ponds have big trout in them, but we never had the chance to fish.

The location is about 10 minutes from Apgar/West entrance to Glacier NP.

Room Tip: The nice thing about the Deluxe 3 bedroom cabins is they are a little farther from the main road.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 12400 US-2, West Glacier, MT 59936 (Formerly Glacier National Park Cabins & Lodging)
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Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Specialty Lodging in West Glacier
Price Range: $139 - $1,068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glacier Outdoor Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glacier Outdoor Center offers comfortable accommodations in the heart of West Glacier, with modern cabins with beautiful mountain views and easy access to Glacier National Park. For the full Montana vacation experience, stay in one of our cozy, comfortable log cabins. Located less than a mile (as the eagle flies) from the west entrance to Glacier National Park, our cabins have all the amenities you want along with mountain views and outdoor fun all around. You can play horseshoes, volleyball, and practice casting in our trout pond. Instead of a motel, bed down in one of our log cabins nestled under the peaks of Glacier Park. You'll never sleep better. Our log cabins are your home away from home right in all the action of Glacier National Park. They are a great base camp for all activities in the area including whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, and guided fly fishing.The possibilites are endless for activies around your perfect base camp for Glacier National Park. ... more   less 
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