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Lake McDonald Lodge
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User: E3921TBjerryg from: Rockwall, Texas
Published Date: Feb, 15, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
I cannot imagine a better place to stay than Lake McDonald Lodge. I have stayed in all the properties at Glacier. While all are wonderful, Lake McDonald Lodge takes you back to a simpler time. Nothing like sitting in front of the huge fireplace initially surrounded by folks you have never met before and by the end of the evening you exchanged stories (some even true about your confrontations with the grizzles and black bears or spotted a bald eagle or the hike to a glacier) and walked away knowing depth another traveler. Good people, good food, comfortable beds and in total, what a perfect atmosphere to take away from our busy lives.

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.

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