Glacier Park Area Lodging Pro Tip:

When planning your vacation, note that the distances between the east and west sides of the park can mean 3 hour drive.  You’ll want to pick your east side activities to match your accommodations, and vice versa.


West Glacier, Montana – just outside the main entrance to Glacier Park


A lovely room for two at Glacier Guides Lodge, West Glacier, Montana.

Glacier Guides Lodge: We’re proud to offer our own brand of modern, comfortable, eco-friendly Glacier Park area lodging. After a day of Montana adventure, relax on the porch at our Glacier Guides Lodge, rated #1 on Trip Advisor. Twelve bedroom Bed and Breakfast style lodge in a quiet, forested setting. Eco-friendly. Delicious continental breakfast included with stay from 6:30am-9am. Walk or ride your bike into Glacier from the Lodge!

Glacier Guides Guest House: Spacious house that sleeps 8-12 comfortably with all the amenities of home. Located 1.5 miles from the west entrance to Glacier National Park, located on the Gateway to Glacier Bike Path. Ride your bike from the Guest House into Glacier!

Glacier Highland Motel: Simple and clean hotel. Located next to the Belton Chalet.

West Glacier Motel:  Simple and clean motel. Located in the village of West Glacier.

Belton Chalet: Historic railroad hotel with charm — and a fantastic restaurant! Reservations required.

Vista Motel: Value hotel 1 mile from town.

West Glacier KOA: Beautiful mountain views, pine-scented camp sites and a friendly & helpful staff await you at the 2017 KOA Campground of the Year and the 2018 KOA Campground of North America.

Lake 5 AirBNB – 6 guests, 1 bathroom, and incredible amounts of fun on Lake 5 at this newly renovated A-frame style lakefront cabin just minutes from Glacier Guides and Montana Raft and Glacier National Park.


Lodging Inside Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park Lodges: Xanterra is the Glacier National Park concessionaire for in-park lodging. Their properties include the Village Inn at ApgarMany Glacier HotelRising Sun Motel, and Lake McDonald Hotel.

Glacier Park Collection by Pursuit: Offers several lodging options in and around Glacier National Park, including St. Mary Village in St. Mary; Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton, Alberta, Canada; Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier; Motel Lake McDonald and Apgar Village Lodge at Apgar.


Lodging in the Highway 2 Corridor / Southern Glacier Area


Glacier Haven Inn: Small inn located between West and East Glacier.

Summit Mountain Lodge: Located on the Continental Divide along the southern border of Glacier Park. Close to East Glacier with amazing views and a great restaurant. Our #1 pick for Glacier National Park weddings — those views simply can’t be beat!

The Snowslip Inn:  A small motel/restaurant/bar along Hwy 2 near Essex, MT.  Great people and home cookin’!


Columbia Falls – 15 min from West Glacier


Aerial view of Meadow Lake Resort, just outside of Glacier National Park in Columbia Falls, Montana.

Meadow Lake Resort: Great resort with all the amenities: golf, spa, restaurant, game room, and pool. Located between West Glacier and Whitefish.

Cedar Creek Lodge:Columbia Falls’ newest hotel, featuring an indoor pool and located within walking distance of downtown Columbia Falls. Don’t miss the Farmer’s Market on Thursday nights, just across the street! Cedar Creek Lodge is operated by Glacier National Park Lodges.

Travel Inn – Glacier: Economy lodging with Montana hospitality just 11 miles from West Glacier.

Glacier Inn Motel:  Family run rustic motel offering straightforward homey rooms, plus free WiFi and parking.

The Bearfoot Cabin: The Bearfoot Cabin is a cozy 2 story home sitting on 2.5 acres in the Flathead Valley, centrally located between Whitefish, Columbia Falls and Kalispell.

Bad Rock Country B&B: Centrally located to make a great base for many adventures.

Moss Mountain Inn: Close to both the valley and the park.  Located right along the outer North Fork Road near Columbia Falls.


Polebridge – 30 min from West Glacier


The Way Less Traveled:  Located in the remote North Fork Valley.  Perfect for someone looking to get away from it all.  Must travel on a well loved dirt road for 20+ miles.

North Fork Hostel: Quiet and rustic accommodations since 1979. The Hostel’s mission is to provide the best possible experience and create a sanctuary for all people without causing unnecessary harm and educate and inspire guests with solutions to our environmental and social crisis.


Whitefish – 30 minutes from West Glacier


The Pine Lodge in Whitefish, Montana – we highly recommend!

The Firebrand Hotel:  The Firebrand’s premier location in downtown Whitefish positions you steps away from world-class dining and nightlife options and within easy access to golfing, Whitefish Lake, trails and skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

The Good Medicine Lodge: A highly acclaimed Bed and Breakfast in Whitefish. You’ll leave feeling like family.

Kandahar Lodge: Great spot right in the Whitefish Mountain Resort Village. Known for their award winning restaurant!

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake: Whitefish’s only lodge rated with a AAA four diamond award. Amenities include spa, restaurant, boat dock, pool. Right on Whitefish Lake!

Hidden Moose Lodge: Reflecting Montana’s rustic beauty and history in a classic lodge atmosphere. Flawless hospitality.

The Pine LodgeLocated on the Whitefish River, The Pine Lodge is the perfect home away from home for your adventures. The Pine Lodge offers close access to Glacier National Park and is conveniently located near Downtown Whitefish. It has a variety of room types and is a pet friendly hotel! On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, game room, outdoor fire pits, complimentary watercraft rentals and more.

Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge: Friendly folks with a convenient location in Whitefish. Newly renovated rooms.

Duck Inn: Small B&B tucked into the heart of Whitefish. Located right on the Whitefish River.

Garden Wall B & BLocated in downtown Whitefish, this is an easy walk to restaurants and shops.


Just Outside of Whitefish


Whitefish Mountain Ski & Summer Resort: Lots of lodging options with a great view and tons of summer activities, like scenic lift rides, zip lines, aerial park, and more!

Whitefish Bike Retreat: Montana’s only bike retreat. Located in a wooded setting, right next to the Whitefish Trail. Perfect for bikers, but open to anyone. Several lodging types including camping

Bar W Guest Ranch: A year-round dude ranch ready to treat you with true Montana hospitality from the moment you arrive until long after the sun sets. Over three thousand beautiful acres are available for horseback riding and outdoor activities.

Grouse Mountain Lodge: Nice hotel located on the outskirts of Whitefish. Right on the golf course with a great restaurant.

The North Forty Resort: Great cabins in a wooded setting located in between Whitefish and Columbia Falls.

Stillwater Landing: Stillwater Landing spans over 24 acres with over 2000 feet of lakefront access. Nestled along Lower Stillwater Lake and only 15 miles from the resort mountain town of Whitefish, Stillwater Landing offers a café serving local cuisine, a wellness retreat offering yoga and meditation programs and both an indoor and outdoor music venue featuring local and nationally known artists.


Kalispell – 45 minutes from West Glacier


Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Kalispell:  Conveniently located just two minutes from Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) and only 19 miles from beautiful Glacier National Park. The area’s only airport hotel.

Holiday Inn Express: Travelers looking for something close to the airport (only 6 miles away) and shopping amenities will enjoy this hotel. A good base for people looking to explore the whole Flathead Valley.

Kalispell Grand Hotel: Historic hotel in the heart of downtown Kalispell. Within walking distance to restaurants and local shopping.

Red Lion Hotel: Centrally located in the valley. Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants.

Hawk’s Nest Vintage Camper Adorably tiny, remodeled 1970’s trailer parked on 5 acres about 40 minutes from Glacier.


Bigfork – 45 minutes from West Glacier


Marina Cay Resort: Within walking distance to downtown Bigfork, which boasts great restaurants and unique shops.


The East Side of Glacier National Park – Babb, near Many Glacier


Park Cabin Co., on the east side of Glacier National Park.

Park Cabin Co: Brand new cabins featuring amazing views, kitchens or kitchenettes, and bedrooms with doors that close. Ideal for families. Focused on sustainability. Minutes from Many Glacier and St. Mary, across the street from world renowned fishing on Duck Lake.

Thronson’s Motel: Basic, clean hotel with various sized rooms, operated for multiple generations by the wonderful Thronson family. Gas station, cafe, and general store, too.

Duck Lake Lodge: A unique and down-to-earth, rustic sportsmen’s lodge with a restaurant and bar.


The East Side of Glacier National Park – St. Mary, the east entrance to Going-to-the-Sun Road


Johnson’s of St. Mary: Motel, campground, and cafe featuring Johnson’s famous family style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Great views and better people.

St. Mary KOA: Kamping Kabins, RV spots, tent sites, a great gift shop, and stunning views of Glacier National Park – especially from the hot tubs/pool.

St. Mary Village: a variety of lodging just outside of Glacier.

The Cottages at Glacier: well appointed cabins above the town of St. Mary.


The East Side of Glacier National Park – East Glacier, near Two Medicine


East Glacier Park Lodge: The “Big Tree” Lodge, situated at the southeast corner of Glacier National Park, was the first hotel built by the Great Northern Railway. It’s been the first stop on visitors’ Glacier vacations for decades and is located across from the train station in East Glacier.

Dancing Bears Inn: Offers 13 motel units as well as a standalone cabin and a full sized house with a variety of choices to meet your lodging needs. In “downtown ” East Glacier.


See Other Glacier National Park Area Lodging Choices:


Montana Bed & Breakfast Association

VRBO

AirBNB