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Granite Park Chalet
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We had a great stay, the staff is helpful, and you can`t beat the location! Be sure to book early, the place fills up fast. We bought the linen package, dont bother with sleeping bags! Forgot to order food(two weeks prior to stay) so brought our own freeze dried, but they also have those for sale, along with sodas and candy/energy. Basic room, comfy mattresses, the walls are a bit thin, but you can get earplugs, no charge. Pit toilets and no electricity in the rooms, but you come here for the scenery, not the luxury. We didn`t have to pay for potable water, not sure if that is normal procedure or not. Hiked in on the loop trail, but recommend the Highline trail if its open (unfortunately for us it was closed).

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We went to Glacier this year, last year Yellowstone , we booked our room about 5 days after the the opening of the season and the schedule was already filling up....so book early! No, it's not like Sperry Chalet with 3 cooked meals and running water it,s more like a Hiker's Hut, like in the Alps of Europe.....beautiful almost 100 yr. old stone building, Pit Toilets but a million dollar view!!!.....do you snore? Better bring ear plugs or they are provided free of charge at the 8 o'clock evening coffee hour with camp fire stories... We had a absolutely fab time...if I didn't have to come back to work, would still be there...you can't beat the views and the occasional sighting of the wildlife there....very friendly and helpful staff, Clayton keeps the place humming...we per-ordered our meals, spotless kitchen with all utensils provided...( bring your own dishes and flatware)just bring your own munchies....the reason why you have to pay
for stuff there are no roads so all supplies come by mule pack train!...you can get linens, we brought our sleeping bags, next time, no sleeping bags ,we take more chocolate!!!..We .oved the place and will be back, yes put it on your bucket list!!!!!...The Tucker's from Michgian

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

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.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
3  Thank aml888
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

4 milies hike up from the Going To the Sun road are two old stone and wood buildings offer overnight accommodations in the mountains. outstanding views and mountain location - great place to hike to and from. I hiked up early in the morning to see the overnight guests sipping their coffee admiring the view. A good size deer calmly grazed 30 ft from the buildings. Lots of snow around in late july and a crisp dry blue sky topped off the scene. This must book up far ahead but consider it - looks like a winner.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

If you can walk 7.5 miles with a little up and down, if you are deal with freeze dried food for 1 night and if you are OK with going to an outside privy in the middle of the night, then this is the place for you.
Hike on the Highline trail is sensational, world class trail.The views at the chalet are spectacular, only Glacier National Park. The staff absolutely wonderful. There to make you enjoy the moment.Ambiance of building and fellowship of other guests unreal.
The only thing we[3 60 yr old couples from east coast] would have done differently is arrive earlier[we got in at 4pm] in day, in order to better enjoy staff, other guests and day hikes.
Unique, exciting, wonderful experience.Go if you can.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

We joined friends and their families for our first trip to Glacier National Park. This was the first backpacking trip we've taken with our children, 6 and 8. We hiked the highline trail to the Chalet. We had such a wonderful time there. The accomodations cannot be beat - a view with a room - clean and comfortable. The lodge is a hub of activity where warm, knowledgable, humble, and engaging staff took care to make all feel welcome and our children special (they even recognized them at the 7:30pm coffee hour for thier contributions). Our fellow guests were interesting and easy to talk with (the coffee hour was an excellent ice breaker). It was during the hike to/from and stay at the Chalet that our children's interest in hiking and backpacking was ignighted. So much so, they asked if we can come back to the Chalet next year (they've only ever asked to go back to the Cayman Islands before). We are making plans now. The Chalet is nice, the staff, exceptional. In short, if you get a chance to go, go. It's not just a place to stay. It's a place to make memories, remember and look forward to. The staff understand this and do their best to convey their love of the place to all who visit.

Room Tip: We really enjoyed the rooms in the main lodge. In part b/c they were above the main lodge's st...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

We only secured a place at Granite Park two days before we arrived due someone else’s cancelation. Their loss our gain!

Even though we are all unfit and I am overweight the hike up the loop trail was fine. The warm greeting from Hannah and her brothers at the top soon helped us forget about the journey. Yes, the accom is basic, but clean and very friendly. Yes, you take you own food in, but the camaraderie is unforgettable. Yes, you need to fetch your own water, but so what.

If you get the chance stay here try to put the price out of your mind and do it. Its magical.

Room Tip: freeze dried veg lasagne was the best
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Granite Park Chalet

Address: Box 535, West Glacier, MT 59936-0535
Region: United States > Montana > West Glacier
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Ranked #12 of 13 Speciality Lodging in West Glacier
Price Range: £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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Granite Park Chalet West Glacier, Montana

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