Glacier Park Lodge was built over a century ago by the Great Northern Railway. The immense timbers that support the Lodge were around 500 to 800 years old when they were cut. There are a total of 60 timbers. They are 36 to 42 inches in diameter, 40 feet long, and all retain their bark. The timbers in the lobby are Douglas fir and the verandahs are supported by Cedars from Washington.
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 built 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".
Today, 161 guest rooms can accommodate over 500 people. Visitors can enjoy 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 massages and other relaxing treatments. All rooms are 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.
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.
East Glacier Park, MT 59434
|Notes:||Amtrak Station (EGP) is located in front of the hotel.|
|Notes:||Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM Hotel is 100% non-smoking Handicap accessible: Yes. Access to all rooms is via stairway only. However there are handicap rooms available on main floor upon request. Pets not allowed NOTE: In keeping with the era in which the lodge was built, televisions, elevators, air conditioning, and in-room coffeemakers are not available.|