Glacier National Park, which spans the northern Rocky Mountains below the Montana-Canada border, is a part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The park is treasured for its magnificent snow-capped peaks and its glacier-carved valleys, which combine to create a stunning landscape and an awesome outdoor experience.
The lodging options inside the park are "historic," and therefore lacking in many modern comforts. While these lodgings lack such conveniences as TVs, air conditioning, Internet access, and food options, they nonetheless provide unique and quality experiences. Set in incredibly scenic locations and packed with colorful history, these accommodations provide easy access to park recreation and activities. If you would rather stay in a spacious, modern, full-service hotel with access to the full range of amenities, you should base your Glacier National Park visit in Columbia Falls, Whitefish, or Kalispell, both located near the southwest entrance to the park.
Here are the available hotels, motels, and cabins, that are located inside of the boundaries of Glacier National Park.
Built in 1913, this picturesque, chalet-style lodge sits along gorgeous Lake McDonald. In addition to guest rooms inside the historic lodge, your options include connected cabins and the nearby Motor Inn. You'll find lots of activities to enjoy from Lake McDonald Lodge, including boat cruises, Red Bus tours, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. There are many places to relax in the company of friends and family, from the lovely porches to the sandy beach to the grand lobby. Casual dining, a general store, and a gift shop are among the other onsite services.
Built in 1915, the magnificent five-story Many Glacier Hotel wraps around the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake. Guests at this historic lodge will have access to a variety of services and amenities including restaurants and lounges, live entertainment, ranger programs, and a gift shop. The guest rooms and suites come in a variety of sizes, from value rooms to lakeside rooms with a balcony. Many Glacier is an amazingly scenic locale. Recreation activities available from Many Glacier Hotel include the Red Bus Tours, boat cruises, and horseback riding.
Located at the easternmost section of Glacier National Park, these historic structures offer basic accommodations with convenient access to the scenic Two Medicine region. Guests can choose from standard rooms in the motel and one- and two-bedroom cottages (some without private bathrooms). Meals are available at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn Restaurant. Other on-site services include a gift shop, access to Red Bus Tours, and Swiftcurrent Lake boat cruises.
The small Rising Sun complex sits against a hillside overlooking beautiful Saint Mary Lake. Guest facilities include a motor inn, cabins, casual dining, and a gift and camp store. The Rising Sun Motor Inn is located near the east end of the popular Going to the Sun Road.
The rustic motel and cabins of Apgar Village Lodge are located near Glacier National Park's West Glacier entrance. All of the units come with private bathrooms; some of the motel rooms and cabins sit along McDonald Creek. Most of the cabins are equipped with kitchens, making them a nice choice for an extended family stay. These accommodations are a part of Apgar Village, a complex of visitor services that includes a visitor center, a gift shop, a cafe, and boat rentals.
Also located at Apgar Village, this 50s-era motel sits on the shore of Lake McDonald. Guests can choose from one- and two-bed rooms, some with kitchenettes. All guest rooms have private baths.