Glacier Park Lodge

Glacier Park Lodge
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Address
1 Midvale Lane
East Glacier, Montana 59434
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Reviewed by David L. Scott & Kay W. Scott

Glacier Park Lodge is one of America's classic national park lodges. Built by the Great Northern Railway during 1912 and 1913, this is a sister lodge to Many Glacier Hotel and Price of Wales Hotel, the latter of which is in Canada's nearby Waterton Lakes National Park. Although a short distance outside the park boundary, Glacier Park Lodge is closely associated with this spectacular national park and is operated by Glacier Park, Inc., the concessionaire that manages all but one of the park's

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Price Points
$151-250
Room Types
Hotel SuiteLodge Room
Recreation & Amenities
Golfing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Live Entertainment,Photography,Shuffle Board,Sightseeing,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Wildlife/Nature Programs
Eco-cred
Not Available
Gateway Town
Closest Airport

Expert Review of Glacier Park Lodge

Parks and Outdoors Review of Glacier Park Lodge

By Away Travel Expert : Brian Kevin
Parks Expert Favorite
Parks Expert Rating 4.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Gardens,Horseback Riding,Trains
Parks and Outdoors Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The massive flower concourse that extends in front of the lodge is almost as iconic as the Douglas fir beams supporting it.
  • Stables at the lodge offer horseback tours of varying lengths, from one hour to a full day.
  • The lodge is adjacent to East Glacier's Amtrak station.
The fir trees holding up the Glacier Park Lodge, grandly displayed in its atrium, are 500- to 800-year-old specimens. The lodge itself only goes back to 1978, and we've got those wily railroad robber barons of the early 20th century to thank for it. The Amtrak station is just across the way, and as such, the lodge is a popular habitat for that rarest of species in our national parks—the non-motorist. A shuttle leaves four times daily in the summer, heading north toward Waterton; get off

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