Glacier Guides Lodge

120 Highline Blvd
West Glacier, 59912
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Di and I spent hours researching places to stay. Look no further this is the right place! Jennifer and Don are awesome. They run this place and balance service and fun. Check in was easy. The reception for guests is an awesome time to get advice on the park hikes et al. We are doing the raft trip in am and they are accommodating us for late check out. It is Eco friendly and new. We like new and it does not lose any ambiance. People make the business. The team here is great. Friendly kind and all smiles. Steve
I am in love with this lodge. After a month in a funky group house-share inside the park, it was fantastic to come in to a lovely, modern room with a cozy lodge feel. The grounds were beautiful, and our first floor room opened up onto a private patio area. The lobby area has snacks and drinks at all hours (the guides even baked cookies!) and the breakfast was by far the best "continental" I've had anywhere. This more than makes up for the hard boiled egg and dry fruit loops I've been stuck with elsewhere. Do yourself a favor and go with these folks.
Very pleased with our stay here! We just needed one additional night near Glacier as we were too late to stay in the park for our entire stay. Having been here, we'll come back here instead of staying in the park! Within 5 minutes of the Apgar entrance, quiet, peaceful ambiance, and the sense of an upscale B&B! The room was super clean and very comfortable! Kid-friendly to our toddler, too. Breakfast is continental-style, very filling! The only reason it's 4 is because we were only here for less than 24 hours, so I can't speak to any other aspects. I know other reviewers have, though. Edit: Upgrading to a 5! Heard the staff giving lots if great advice for where to hike, etc, and we knew it was great advice, because we had done those hikes! So impressed by this place!

(406) 387-5555

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Lake Mcdonald Lodge and Cabins

288 Lake Mcdonald Lodge Loop
West Glacier, 59936
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1. Xanterra runs 5 lodges in Glacier National Park: Lake McDonald Lodge, Village Inn at Apgar, Rising Sun Motor Inn, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, and Many Glacier Hotel. 2. Lake McDonald Lodge and the Village Inn at Apgar are on Lake McDonald at the west end of the 53 mile long Going To The Sun road. 3. Rising Sun is on the east end of GTTS road, on St. Mary's Lake and was closed due to fires in the area. Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and the Many Glacier Hotel are on Swiftcurrent Lake 20 miles north of GTTS. 4. The 100 year old Many Glacier Hotel is the largest in the park, and in demand, being close to the Grinnell Glacier hike and the Iceberg Lake hike, the most popular hikes in the park. 5. We drove from Many Glacier passed St Mary's Lake, through Logan Pass, and to Lake McDonald Lodge, covering 63 miles including 43 miles of tne GTTS road in 2 hours. 6. We were given room 4 of cabin 7, one of 13 cabins, each with 2 to 6 rooms. There are 37 rooms in the cabins, and about the same number in the 3 story main building. 7. Cabin guests only can park right next to the cabins. Ours had one window with a view of the wall of cabin 8, and a screen door with a view of our parked vehicle. There was a bathroom vent window. 8. The cabin had one full size bed -tough to get used to if you sleep in a queen size bed at home. Comfortable bed, but had to watch for my wife's elbow flying, when turning at night! 9. Our room was very small -about 10'x16', or 160 square feet. This was the second smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in -after Wawona in Yosemite. 10. The bed was against one wall, for space for the door to open. The inside person had to climb over the bed to get out. Naturally I slept on the outside, with the wife on the inside, even though she was the one going to the bathroom in the middle of the night! 11. No TV, no AC, no microwave, no internet access, except in the lobby. No sound insulation. You are SOL if your neighbor has a crying baby or snores louder than my wife!. 12. Small desk, box fan, land line phone -no cell phone coverage. Iron and ironing board -they expect you to have freshly pressed clothes without wrinkles in the restaurant! 13. Sink outside the bathroom, with the shower the size of a phone booth -about 30" square. No room to turn around, unless you are toothpick thin! 14. Cabins 8 and 9 have porches, with chairs and tables facing the lake. Numerous picnic tables between the cabins and the lake. Paved and dim lighted pathway between the cabins and the main building, so bring a flashlight at night!. 15. The 101 year old main building had a lobby with fireplace, a lounge with internet access requiring room # and guest last name, and watch the mounted animal trophy heads hanging from the rafters of the 2nd and 3rd floors. Springs on the sofas were shot, so hard to get up! 16. Also in the main building were rest rooms for guests arriving before the 4pm check in time, a gift shop, a sports bar, and Russell's Fireside dining room with a view of the lake. No ice machine -get ice from the sports bar. 17. Main building had a public veranda with sitting chairs with lake view. Numerous benches behind the hotel with lake view. , 18. Corner rooms of the main building facing the lake are the most desirable. Second floor lake view rooms have a shared patio facing the lake. Rooms with balconies with a lake view reserved 13 months in advance on the Xanterra web site. 19. A small beach is on Lake McDonald in front of the cabins. Boat tours on the boat dock in back of the main building. 20. We made reservations through the glacierparkboat web site for the Lake Josephine boat crossing on the way to Grinnell Glacier at Many Glacier hotel. 21. Beyond the main building is an auditorium for naturalist lectures, and a reading room. 22. Lake McDonald Hotel complex has a camp store, a post office, public rest rooms, and pizza joint Jammer Joes. At least 200 parking spaces, whereas most hiking attractions full by 10am. 23. Red Bus tours stop in front of the Lodge main building. 24. Free shuttle bus stop at complex entrance going to Avalanche Creek, with hikes to Avalanche Lake via Cedar Natures Trail on boardwalk -the only wheelchair accessible hike. I hiked 4 mile Avalanche Lake in women's Chaco sport sandals, when my boots unglued after the 11 mile, 1700 foot elevation gain Grinnell Glacier hike! 25. Transfer to shuttle van at Avalanche Creek for traveling to Logan Pass, location of the Highline trail and 3 mile Hidden Lake trail, another hike I did in Chaco sandals. , 26. In 2015 the hotel was open May 21-Sept 30, but the GTTS at Logan Pass closed until late June, so no direct access to St. Mary Lake, or Many Glacier. 27. Driving times from Lake McDonald Lodge: 50 minutes to Glacier Park Int Airport, 13 minutes to Avalanche Creek, 40 minutes to Logan Pass.
Food was expensive but view worth the price. waiter very poor waited to get menu waited to get food. I had buffalo meat loaf so if putting on menu should be outstanding was very disappointed . Wife's steak was good. waiter said couldn't find desert menu, mistake on our part ordering. Wife had a cherry parfait and it was terrible.
Lunch in the dining room after our boat cruise was delightful. Excellent service and very good food. Limited menu but very well done! ...Above average...

(406) 888-9923

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Glacier Highland Motel & Restaurant

12555 Hwy 2 E
West Glacier, 59936
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Before booking, I noticed a lot of complaints about noise from the train station that's directly across the street. The motel rooms are organized into three areas so if you want to book here, the rooms furthest from the train noise are #1-21. The rooms closest to the train station that I'm sure have a fair amount of noise (unless you're from NY like me and can deal) are #32-37. 22-31 are somewhere in the middle. Reception was courteous and the staff in the associated restaurant are really great. I'd definitely stay here again but only if I could manage a room in the area I mentioned. Check out Whitefish nearby -- cool town.
The main issue with this place is cleanliness (or lack thereof). Although freshly "cleaned", our table had a layer of black gummy filth built up, and the eating utensils provided were spotted so heavily you could scrape "gunk" off with your fingernail. I did notice that most of the other table tops looked better than ours, but every knife/spoon/fork I saw looked the same. There was also someones hair laminated inside our menu. With issues like these in the "front", it makes me wonder how bad things are in the "back" where they prepare our food. We reluctantly decided to stay and eat. "Acceptable" describes our meals well. We will not return, and would recommend to find another establishment for your meal.
Dinner was a pizza and it was good - nice thin crispy crust with plenty of cheese and toppings. The real reason we ate here though was for the huckleberry pie, which is always fantastic. I was disappointed to see that they have raised their prices and limited the menu choices quite a bit since I was last here maybe 3 years ago. The service varies from year to year, depending on the seasonal employees, and this year's waiters seemed to be less than stellar. Our waiter didn't notice our pizza just sitting (cooling) on the countertop for 10 minutes, warmed up pie that was specifically ordered cold and took more than 15 minutes to get our ticket to us. Your results may vary depending on the day of the week, but don't stop here if you're short on time.

(406) 888-5427

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Heaven’s Peak Dining & Spirits

12130 Highway 2 E
West Glacier, 59936
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(406) 387-4754

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The Great Bear Inn

5672 Blankenship Rd
West Glacier, 59936
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(406) 250-4577

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West Glacier Motel

200 Going To the Sun Rd
West Glacier, 59936
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(406) 888-5662

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Belton Chalet

12575 Hwy 2 E
West Glacier, 59936
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(406) 888-5000

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Silverwolf Chalets

PO Box 115
West Glacier, 59936
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(406) 387-4448

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