Glacier Park Lodge - Moderate
About Glacier Park Lodge - Moderate
Glacier Park Lodge was built almost a century ago by the Great Northern Railway. Situated on the Blackfeet Reservation, the hotel site was purchased from the Piegan, a tribe of the Blackfeet Nation. This site was in a settlement then known as Midvale. When the present railway depot was built in 1912, the area was renamed Glacier Park Station and then became known as East Glacier Park in 1950.
The section of the Lodge containing the lobby and dining room was erected in 1912-1913 and opened to guests on June 15, 1913. The opening was a very joyful event. Hundreds of Blackfeet Indians erected their teepees on the grounds and some 600 invited guests attended the celebration.
Some tribal members had never been beyond the boundaries of the government reservation and they never ceased to wonder at the seemingly unlimited powers the “Great Spirit” had bestowed on the white man as the massive lodge took shape. The Blackfeet promptly named the new lodge “Omahkoyis” or “Big Tree Lodge".
The immense timbers that support the Lodge were probably 500 to 800 years old when they were cut and all of them retain their bark. There are 60 of them, 36 to 42 inches in diameter and 40 feet long. The timbers in the lobby are Douglas fir and the verandahs are supported by Cedars from Washington.
Today, 161 guest rooms can accommodate over 500 people. There is also the Great Northern Dining Room, Empire Bar, Empire Cafe Espresso Stand, gift shop featuring local Blackfeet crafts, Red Bus Tours, an outdoor swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, a nine-hole pitch ‘n putt course, and Remedies Day Spa featuring massage and other relaxing treatments.
A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are available and are booked based on space available. Only designated guide, service, and/or hearing companion animals are allowed in the Lodge.
The lobby's massive stone fireplace provides crackling warmth for fireside chats. The breezeway leading to the west wing offers a cozy area for writing or playing games while enjoying the scenic surroundings.
For more information or to make a reservation,
call our rail vacation experts at 1-800-AMTRAK-2
- Heated outdoor pool (Seasonal Late June - Late August)
- 9-hole Golf course
- Childrens Workshop
- Gift Shop
- Country Merchantile
- Steak & Rib House
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Buffet
- Lounge (with TV)
- Iron/Board and hair dryers available upon request at front desk
Seasonal from May to September
Location:Glacier Park, Montana
Glacier Park Lodge Glacier Park, Montana
Check In: After 3:00 pm
Check Out: Before 11:00 am
Access to all rooms is via stairway
only, However there are handicap rooms available on main floor upon request.
All rooms and facilities are non-smoking.
Pool open late June to late August
Pets are not allowed.
Located approximately 2 miles from the East Glacier National Park Entrance
In keeping with the era in which the lodge was built
Televisions, elevators, air conditioning, hair dryers, iron, ironing board and in-room coffeemakers are not available
Iron, ironing board, hair dryers are available upon request from the front desk.
All Rooms Have...
Rustic yet comfortable accommodations with, queen, double and/or twin beds, private bathrooms, direct-dial telephones. Family rooms have multiple beds, Bell service is available. Access to all rooms is via stairway only.
Optional Meal Plans Are Available for Purchase Including: Dinner, Lunch, and Breakfast.