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Village Inn At Apgar
MAP12 from: New Orleans, Louisiana
Published Date: Oct, 11, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Good Inn - FANTASTIC view!!
When I go to Glacier this is my favorite place to stay. The view of Lake McDonald from the hotel are amazing. The location in Apgar is a good one with most things you need in easy walking distance. The Inn itself isn't anything to brag about, a bit aged, but clean and comfortable. I normally won't stay at someplace that you have to climb stairs to get to - but this one is an exception to that rule for me.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
NPFanCA from: Ottawa, Canada
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 8, 2023 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Nice lake side inn
Don't turn away from this inn just because it is a 2 star motel, as you don't find 2 star lakeside motels often, especially this is not just any lake but it is Lake Macdonald.
We stayed in a spacious family room on the second floor with a walkout balcony which is shared by all guests on the same floor. If you think this is a little odd, just remember that the balcony faces the Lake Macdonald itself which should be more than enough making up for it.
The recently renovated family room has two spacious bedrooms and a nicely laid out bathroom. We visited the much pricier Lake Macdonald Lodge during our stay, and we think the inn offers much better value for the space AND the view, noting that most (if not all) rooms in the Lake Macdonald Lodge have no view.
ArtsyGalBaltimore from: Maryland
Published Date: Oct, 8, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
A View to Remember: Village Inn Apgar
The view alone makes this the best choice. Strong contrast to Lake McDonald cabins. Double beds with small kitchenette. Comfortable bedding and oh the view! Convenient location. Limited internet. But oh the view. Wish we had booked for two nights.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
101sheryk from: Boston, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 30, 2023 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Location, location location
Our one night in the park while in the Glacier area. Staff sweet and helpful. Location killer, pictures taken from outside our door. The rooms are as advertised and not luxurious but beds were great! Having a kitchen was nice too. Sunset was serene. Cons: we didnt stop for groceries prior to entering park and camp store offerings were awful.
Lynn J from: Lockport, New York
Published Date: Jul, 31, 2023 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
A great stay- here are some tips.
This lodge is in one of the most beautiful locations. It is right on Lake McDonald and has amazing views of the glacier mountains- it will take your breath away! It is not a modern hotel, but has a vintage charm that will be memorable. Here are a few things to know about getting a room with two queen beds and a single. First of all, all of the family suites and the suites with a kitchen are on the second floor. Important to know if you struggle with stairs. The room is older but clean, and the cleaning service will come in each day to make beds and replace towels. Be sure to leave them a tip at the end of your stay. There is a small coffee maker, but know there is a larger coffee urn in the office, along with a bottle refill station. There is no fridge in our type of of room. There is no air-conditioner, but they had two fans to plug in. One queen bed is in a room of its own with a door. The front entrance / room has a queen and a single. There is also a small table with four chairs. The bathroom has a blow-dryer and shampoo/lotion/conditioner. There is an ice bucket and a machine downstairs. Every room has a view and a double Adirondack chair. There are also some plastic chairs in case you need more seats. The beach is a rock beach. Bring water shoes or old shoes. There are kayaks, SUPS, and fishing boats to rent. My daughter had to be 18 to rent a kayak solo. We would have had fun bringing some plastic floats, so pack a couple for the kiddos. Didn't seem to be any for sale nearby. The water is COLD, but the brave and strong can still make due. Be sure to notice the very clear water and colorful rocks; the lake is known for them. There are some big boulders on the beach to sit on, but saw that some people had beach chairs they brought. We flew in, so we didn't have any, but if you drive, might be good. Perhaps a beach blanket, too. We rented the fishing boat with motor. Unfortunately, a storm was brewing and we had a cold, windy, wet ride down towards the mountains. It was either a laugh or cry situation, and I ended up choosing to laugh. We did see a bald eagle, but make sure you go on a calm day. Much wavier and colder on the lake. It takes an hour to get to the end, and I don't think it would hold the kids' interest if it's just a boat ride. If you're fishing, might be different. I wish I would have rented kayaks instead. The summer of 2023, there is construction on Going to the Sun Road when you make a left out of the hotel. I believe that starts in the evening. It is not all day. I want to say 7PM, but double check. You will be waiting 15-20 minutes since each side of the road waits at a light and takes turns. We tried to go to the lodge at the end of the lake for dinner. Call first. Weird hours and the restaurant seemed a bit fancy for our attire. There is a pizza/pasta place across the street, though with a salad bar. You cannot go in to order any food to go, here. If you turn right, there are a couple restaurants in town. My husband was able to go to one, order a pizza, and bring it back to our hotel when the kids were tired. Also, right next to the hotel is a strip with gift shops, kayak rentals (rent on the beach... they are available), bear spray rentals, bike rentals, and souvenir shops which have fun coffees, breakfast sandwiches to heat up, and ice cream. There are also a couple of restaurants nearby, all within walking distance. Wifi is very spotty in the hotel and you really can't depend on it. I had to call a friend whose parent passed away, and I was able to carry on a conversation when I stood directly outside of the main office. Also, I believe this is the hotel that we had to call a year in advance to get... we stayed up until midnight to try to register. The server got bogged down, and we didn't get anything after trying for 3 hours. I woke up early the next morning (5AM my time, EST) and I was able to get in!! It was a miracle. So make your plans a year in advance and wait up the night/morning it opens!! We did not need Going to the Sun reservations since we had hotel reservations, but you will need reservations for Many Glacier and some other roads, so do your research and get them EARLY! We did not do the Red Bus since we liked to go at our own pace... plenty of pull-offs. So, in a nutshell... AWESOME, bring water shoes, no fridge, family rooms upstairs, and think about a float!
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 4