Love these forums and find them so helpful but I'm stuck on dialing in an itinerary and need some suggestions.
My dad, husband & I are planning a 10-12(ish) day trip to Glacier after Labor day in 2018. We will be driving to Glacier from Northern CA, enjoy road trips, and are flexible in our timeline. I am thinking of renting a VRBO cabin for 3-5 days in West Glacier and then spending 2-3 nights in Swift Current or Many Glacier and finishing off with 3-5 days in a cabin near St. Mary's or East Glacier. Staying inside the park isn't really appealing to us because of the noise & people levels and I don't do "rustic" - been there done that, no thank you!. :)
We are interested in primarily seeing wildlife, easy to moderate hikes (under 5 miles) and relaxing in the wilderness without a ton of people around when we can. My dad & husband are "wanderers" so doing a ton of things each day isn't their style.
We don't mind driving but we would like the chance to see some moose which is why I'm thinking of staying at either Swift Current or Many Glacier for 2 nights. (I realize it's a gamble and we may not see a thing!)
I'm looking for suggestions of staying in the right areas for our interests and how long in each place. I'm trying to include a few days of down time at the cabins as well.
Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!