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Lake McDonald Lodge
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Row Boating on the Lake
User: MamaVandallama from: Covington, Indiana
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 16, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Incredible, clear water — we took out a row boat out, upon opening for the day, in late August, at the Lodge and simply rowed out to the center of the lake to get a panoramic view, breathtaking photos (which don’t do the scenery justice). Affordable experience, pay by the hour. Add this adventure to your Montana/Glacier National Park Bucket List!

Visiting the Lake McDonald Lodge and the Lake McDonald
User: Robby G C from: Toronto, Canada
Published Date: Dec, 7, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
I liked that visit in the lodge. There were lots of tables and chairs. We could drink something and there was a souvenir shop. There was a fire. On the second floor there was a hide. It looks that it the lodge was built with wood. Outside we saw a them, flowers. However, the best part was the Lake McDonald. It was so beautiful, surrounded by mountains. A must see!

Amazing location, staff, and dining
User: mattwF682AA from:
Published Date: Nov, 14, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Our family of four (two parents, two teens) didn't stay at the Lodge due to budget, but we dined here more than once and spent a good couple of days using the Lodge as our HQ for exploring. What a spectacular setting! The surrounding mountains are glorious and the Lodge itself is beautifully kept up with flowers, outdoor rocking chairs, good food and drinks. The staff is so kind, everyone has a smile and truly wants to help. You can do several hikes (Mount Brown, and others) direct from the Lodge. There is a colony of ground squirrels in the parking area that could provide hours of entertainment to young ones.

Worth visiting
User: bmac1260 from: Lafayette
Published Date: Nov, 9, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
It's a great place to take a break. Lake McDonald is beautiful. If you have time take the boat ride around the lake. If you don't take the boat ride it's a 40 minute stop just to relax -- sit inside or outside the lodge -- and purchase some tourist stuff if you have more gifts to buy. Biggest challenge is finding a place to park during July and August. Good luck. It does have a restaurant but I have my dinner outside the park at the end of the day.

Beautiful lodge in West Glacier
User: waterfall2010 from: Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 29, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We stayed just one night in the lodge on a cute cabin right next to the lodge and the lake. The next day was the last day the GTTSR was open on the west side to Logan Pass due to road construction closings. We took the Red Bus took that day from the lodge to the Pass and back. Cabin was very nice and all staff were helpful. Would have loved to stay another night but needed to get to the east side because of the road closing.

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