How To Get a Reservation at Granite Park Chalet
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How To Get A Reservation At Granite Park Chalet
Day 1 On A Granite Park Chalet Trip
Upon arriving at the Chalet, we relax on the famous stone porch, drinking in the views of Heaven’s Peak. We’ll enjoy appetizers like cheese, crackers, and fruit before the dinner hour. Guests share a large kitchen, each signing up for a cooking time slot — on a Glacier Guides and Montana Raft trip to Granite Park chalet, our guides sign up for these slots. Guides take great pride in showing off their backcountry skills in Granite Park Chalet’s big kitchen. A typical dinner is steak fajitas with farmer’s market veggies, rice and beans, or maybe chicken parmesan with garlic bread and locally sourced salad. For dessert, brownies or cheesecake are likely choices.
Vegetarian? Gluten free? No dairy? No problem. Our in-house kitchen staff can accommodate any dietary restriction or preference with delicious, largely organic and locally sourced choices. We believe in feeding our guests and ourselves the most nutritious, delicious food available in the backcountry. After dinner, we retire to sleep deeply, safe and sound within the stone walls of the Chalet, on beds with fresh linens.
Day Two On A Granite Park Chalet Trip
The next morning, we recommend you take a quiet moment to watch the sun rise over the Garden Wall. Then, enjoy a breakfast that might be local eggs scrambled with fresh vegetables, sausage, and english muffins, or perhaps huckleberry topped pancakes with bacon. A trip to Granite Park Chalet, when you’re going with us, is a two night affair, as we just can’t fit everything we want to show you into a one night trip.
You’ll likely have several options on day two, and the group might split up depending on guest goals. A favorite destination is Swiftcurrent Firetower, a fairly short but strenuous hike up from the Chalet. Other guests might choose to hike to Ahern Pass, continuing north up the Highline Trail. You can’t make a bad decision between these choices. Both hikes offer guests an excellent chance to observe Glacier’s abundant flora and fauna. We often see Glacier’s iconic mountain goats and Bighorn sheep in this area. At times, we also spot grizzly bears, wolverines, marmots, bald eagles, and more! The summer bloom of wildflowers create carpets of beargrass, sticky geranium, and Indian paintbrush along the trail. The views from the Highline Trail, and Granite Park Chalet, are largely unobstructed. You may feel the need to sing songs from The Sound of Music as you hike. Another delicious dinner at the Chalet awaits you on night two.
Day Three on a Granite Park Chalet Trip
The next morning, relax on the porch or join the group on the short-but-steep scramble up to Grinnell Glacier Overlook — so worth the effort! You’ll get a bird’s eye view of Grinnell and Salamander Glaciers in the Many Glacier valley. Next, we’ll retrace our steps to the Chalet, and enjoy a hearty lunch on the porch. Afterwards, it’s time to hike down the Loop trail. We should arrive back at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft around 4pm.
Ready to Learn More?
So, now you know how to get a reservation at Granite Park Chalet! We have a few spots left on our special trips to Granite Park Chalet this summer — you can check availability here. Feel free to shoot us an e-mail, too, or just give us a call. 406-387-5555.