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Many Glacier Lodge
Susette H from: Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Beautiful and peaceful
Nice views, clean rooms with comfortable beds. No cell service if that’s a deal breaker for you. Long walk to parking lot where your car is parked. There is a very expensive hotel dining room which has limited seating and long wait time. Bar area small but good more reasonable here. Also coffee bar with pizza and chicken fingers in lower level.
TRivers142 from: Boston, Massachusetts
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Beautiful Grand old Lodge
Surrounded by vistas, trails, boat rides and water sports this Great Lodge is a gem; centrally located for many adventures. A craftily maintained peace of history. Check out the hooded fireplace and the spiral staircase.
- Value: 4
- Location: 4
- Service: 4
hotczech from: Houston, Texas
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Maybe I expected too much
We booked a full year + in advance and even then didn’t get a room with a lake view. The lodge is over 100 years old. The rooms are very basic with VERY tiny en-suite bathrooms. The lodge is run by Xanterra, they manage other facilities in the national park system. This is a very large organization but they can only provide one type of pillow, the kind with the lumpy foam. There is nothing else available. The cabin had extremely limited storage, NO hooks whatsoever for back packs, jackets or even pajamas.
When the hikers depart around 6:30 am there is a cacophony of slamming doors, some room doors but also main access doors too.
You are very captive when it comes to food as well. They have a small area where sandwiches, coffee and muffins can be purchased to take away. Other than that there is the main dining room and the bar area with limited first come first serve seating. The prices aren’t outrageous but the food is very mediocre. The only standouts were the salads. No reservations allowed even for the paying guests of the lodge.
The staff was generally very friendly but you could tell the season was coming to a close, they were worn out.
- Rooms: 2
- Location: 3
- Service: 3
Mike D from: Powder Springs, Georgia
Published Date: Sep, 3, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Spent a week in Glacier National Park and stayed at the Lodges on Lake McDonald, Many Glacier and Prince Wales in Canada. Stunning scenery, great hikes to hidden lakes and waterfalls,
Only negatives is the lodges at Lake McDonald and Many Glacier. Nice rooms with great views buy the food service really lacks. They don;t take reservations so you have to go to the dinning room to sign in and then come back an hour or so later to be seated. The dining facilities are just not set up to handle the number of people staying at the lodges or just coming in to have a meal - same at breakfast or dinner.
The Prince of Wales in Canada has a lot less people because of the remote location so getting a table was not an issue.
The worst part of the trip was the access road to Many Glacier Lodge. It is really not safe to drive with all of the potholes and rough road. More than one patron suffered either a blown tire and/or bent rims.
Other than that, the Going to the Sun road is simply a spectacular drive, especially for the passenger since the driver is concentrating on a very curvy and sometimes narrow road with steep cliffs. Although there are a lot of places to go into a turnout and park and take in the scenery or go on a hike, parking is very limited so get out really early. The parking lot at Logan's Pass fills up pretty early but if you can get a spot take the walk/hike to the hidden lake. Lots of wildflowers, animals such as Rocky Mountain Sheep and goats and some super mountains. One mountain actually had an ice field that that had the word ICE show up in the gravel and dirt on the ice.
The glaciers are melting fast so if you want to see them, do it in the next 24 months or so. These are really just big snow fields that qualify as glaciers since they move and are of a certain size. Not the big glaciers as in Alaska or Iceland or Nova Scotia, etc.
And - it si not a cheap trip. The lodging and meals are expensive. Also, there are no gas stations in the park and those just out side of the park are high priced (like 3.55+ vs $2.69 in Kalaispell).
All in all an enjoyable trip.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
OntarioCanuck1 from: Georgetown, Canada
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Check for late cancellations.
Got a room a week before arrival because of late cancellation, very convenient location, nice lodge. Small room but ok, lodge has restaurant, trails nearby. Parking can be challenging with lots of day hikers parking in lots but it works out. Location is great.