Don't come expecting a Swiss chalet with electricity, flush toilets, etc. Do come expecting a terrific place to spend a night or two while still roughing it a bit.
Our group of 15 stayed here in August, 2012. Each room has six beds (three bunks - upper/lower). The mattresses are comfy and you can purchase linens (the two blankets and sheets were more than warm enough; the low there at 6,600' was about 50F). The walls are paper thin - you'll hear everyone around you talking, snoring, etc. There were earplugs available (no charge). The kids (college age?) staffing the chalet were friendly and helpful.
You can also purchase water, sodas and a pretty good selection of candy/energy bars - also freeze-dried meals to rehydrate. They have pots/pans in the kitchen and burners for cooking.
There's a great little swimming hole (more like a tiny pond for wading) down by the campground. Of course, the views of the mountains by day and the stars by night are the real reason to stay here.
There is electricity only in the kitchen in the mornings (not in the rooms; bring a headlamp) and pit toilets only.
The one downside (and hence the 4 stars) is that it feels like you're being nickeled and dimed a bit - you need to pay for potable water (not so at Sperry Chalet) and also 10 or 25 cents for paper cups, plates, utensils. Better to just tack an extra $10 on the price and provide everything.
- Also Known As:
- Granite Park Chalet Hotel West Glacier
- Granite Park Chalet West Glacier, Montana