We stayed at the Cottages at Glacier for 3 nights. We had a beautiful cabin with an excellent view from the balcony. It is in the perfect location right across the street from the east entrance of the park. The cabin was lovely and the owners were the perfect hosts. We would do it all again but stay longer next time. Two thumbs up for the Cottages at Glacier.
My family and I recently visited Glacier NP and stayed at The Cottages in St.Mary's (East Glacier) owned by Sally and Terry. It felt like we were staying at a family or friends home rather than a rental. Very clean and well maintained, which is a priority to me. Great location making the St. Mar'ys, Many Glacier, Going to the Sun road areas all accessible in a few minutes as well as a short trip to the Two Medicine area. Most of all it has Sally, she answered all my phone calls personally and was patient with all my questions and was a great asset in planning our visit to the entire park. It was great to sit on the deck of our cottage and have a cold one while grilling after some great hikes in the park, like I was home. We would stay nowhere else in the future. Thanks again Sally and Terry.
After a long drive from Yellowstone, it was a relief that our accommodation at The Cottages was as comfortable and beautiful as it was. The cottage was clean, comfortable and the views were amazing! We had a lovely conversation with Terry and he showed us everything about the cottage. We didn't plan on doing much cooking for ourselves and we enjoyed the restaurants in the immediate area.
This place was simply amazing. Only complaint was the kitchen was a bit on the small side so having more than one person in it was beyond cramped. Otherwise, this was a beautiful property and the setting is simply amazing. It was a little hard to find, google maps has it in the wrong place but once we got there, it was great. The managers were friendly and everything was nice. This was probably the best vacation rental I've ever stayed at.
The Cottages are wonderfully appointed and located. They are clean, convenient, hosts are GREAT.
Very enjoyable, Glacier is great
This cottage was such a nice surprise, especially since we were in a tiny place the nights previous, and had a drive from an area west of Kalispell. We were able to park next to our cabin, and the owners had the lights on for us. The cabin is more spacious than the photos depict on the website! The living area is beautiful, with a large stone fireplace (gas-burning) and full glass doors/window to deck. We used the large hearth to dry our jackets, gloves and backpacks after hiking all day in the rain/snow in Glacier! The bedrooms are spacious as well, though the beds could be firmer for our taste. There is a separate built-in heat unit for each bedroom, which was great also. Plenty of closet storage, and kitchen had everything we needed. The fresh-ground local coffee was wonderful! Everything was very clean. The owners brought us bear spray to use, although the only animal we saw in the cabin area was a stray couple of cows one morning. My daughter had a medical issue which needed medication, and the owner was so helpful in obtaining that for us (there are no pharmacies within 50 or more miles of St. Mary). She also gave us many tips on areas to see in the park. The Cottages at Glacier was definitely the highlight of our time in Glacier National Park!
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We would like to recommend The Cottages at Glacier. Managed by Sally and Terry Welder. We have rented both a cabin and the Pinnacle Cottages. Both were equally excellent in their own way. The cabin was private, in the country, and well appointed. The Cottages at the top of the Hill, in St. Mary's is what people think of when they think of the excellent experience, as one visits Glacier National Park. The views are spectacular from the cottage.
The three things you want to know about these properties, is that they are well managed, the focus is on the people renting the property, and the experience of renting these locations, makes you glad to be on vacation.
Sally Welder grew up in the Black family who founded and ran St. Mary's at the foothils of Glacier National Park. That tradition is continued with The Cottages at Glacier. This is indeed the place to stay if you wish to visit the East side of Glacier National Park.