My husband and I just learned we have a new Southwest Companion Pass -- and we've been wanting to see GNP for quite awhile (but airfare was too high). So now we're all excited about flying into Spokane at half price, renting a car and driving to GNP. Would love to stay at Many Glacier if it's available -- our days are very flexible, but I guess July is really the best time to go? If June is the only month the hotel is available, should we go then? (I'm calling tomorrow.)
THEN, my second question is: Do we need to stay anywhere else if we have just a week or so? We like hiking/walking, but aren't into really strenuous lengthy hikes. Would love shorter ranger-led hikes, boat rides, great scenery, stars, decent food and relaxing away from it all. If possible, I'd like to stay in one place and just unwind, rather than packing up all the time. But how long would it make sense to stay at Many Glacier (if it's even available? and I know that's a very big if.) Would anyone recommend just parking ourselves there? Would we miss too much?
If Many Glacier is not available, should we move to our Plan B Vacation (Vancouver Island)? And try GNP another year?
Thank you for any and all advice. We've never been in this part of the US.