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Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins
trav_49new from: Middleton, Wisconsin
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 25, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Swiftcurrent was our favorite accommodation in Glacier. We came primarily to hike and enjoy the mountains. There were several trail heads right outside our door. We did a ranger led hike and several on our own. We saw bears, moose, big horn sheep, mountain goats, deer. Our rooms were comfortable and so peaceful with no TV or internet.
Swiftcurrent had it's own restaurant and the food was good. They has beer on tap and wine. We were also able to walk over to Many Glacier and enjoy the view, do more hiking, and take a boat ride.
noshpit from: Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Cozy cabins, close to trailheads
We stayed in a cabin without bath. It had a room with a table, chairs, wash basin and a bedroom. The showers and bathrooms were a short walk away. There are lots of trailheads close to the cabins- iceberg lake/ptarmigan falls, red rock falls are right behind it and Grinell glacier trail is a short walk away. The attached restaurant was pretty average- more of a cafe than a restaurant.
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 4
- Service: 3
Happytraveler655 from: Houston, Texas
Published Date: Jun, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Xanterra, what have you done to the restaurant !
For several years Swiftcurrent Motor Inn has been my favorite place to stay in Many Glacier. Part of the appeal was having a restaurant a few steps away, with good food, variety, & moderate prices. Unfortunately, as of June 2019, Xanterra has gutted the menu, eliminated wait staff, and turned Swiftcurrent into a Starbucks-style joint. The old menu is still on their website, but you can forget about having the spaghetti & meatballs, pot pie, pork chops, large pizzas, etc after returning from your hike. The breakfast menu has also been stripped of numerous items. Now when you walk in your entire party is guided to the single pay station, where everyone must review the menu, order, & pay before sitting down. I saw an employee chase a group of older visitors across the room to tell them that they must go back to the counter to before sitting. This is definitely not family friendly & understandably creates quite a wait to order. The entire atmosphere of the restaurant has changed & it is definitely a less pleasant place to eat. What was Xanterra thinking ? I can only imagine that they are trying to pocket more cash by eliminating staff, but the current set-up is chasing people away. As far as the cabins themselves, the newer ones with bathrooms are roomy & (mostly) clean. I don't think the floors have been mopped this year, though. They are convenient to trailheads & it is an advantage to park right at the cabin. The new set up will likely be a deal breaker for us though.
BKSNtravel from: Indianapolis, Indiana
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great location and perfect cabin. We had a cabin with a bed and pull out. We opted for the bathroom In the cabin. We were assigned to I-5. It was clean, comfortable with hot water. And it had a table for 4 and plenty of space. It was much nicer than I expected. I would highly recommend this. We travel a lot and it was perfect National Park experience. We were able to get to Many Glacier lodge in a quick drive for dinner and views. The access to hiking from the cabins are spectacular.
cheryllpeters from: Michigan
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Perfect little cabin in the woods
We actually stayed two cabins. The first was C4- super convenient location to showers and laundry but still very quiet. This cabin had two bedrooms both with double beds. Even though there were only two of us, I feel this was a better value than the one bedroom because we could spread out. Due to the fires, we cancelled some nights at Apgar Village Inn and returned to Swiftcurrent after staying at many glacier. Our second cabin was D3- it was close to the trail head, but other than that we preferred the C ring of cabins. We actually preferred our little cabin at Swiftcurrent more than our balcony room at many glacier and many glacier is twice the price. Of course, many glacier is spectacular for a historic lodge with amazing views, but our little cabin much more fit this hiking trip. Many glacier was also a bit more stuffy than we like. The workers at Swiftcurrent were infinitely more helpful and the restaurant was also better. When we return, we will skip many glacier and do an entire week in Swiftcurrent. We didn’t get to hike iceberg lake trail due to grizzles. I should also mention that every evening at 6 pm the rangers bring super powerful telescopes to watch the Grizzly’s on the hill behind Swiftcurrent motor inn. We also enjoyed the nightly lectures in the outdoor setting. If you are going to GNP for a immersion in nature, we highly recommend Swiftcurrent cabins.