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Village Inn At Apgar
LvrofTravel from: tn
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
My hubby and I stayed here for 8 nights in Aug 2020...we stayed in room 68 ..it was a bottom floor room with 2 entrances..one from the parking area and one that had views of Lake McDonald..right outside that door was 2 chairs and a small table where you could sit and admire those gorgeous views! The room has no air conditioning but had a small wall heater. There was a window in the kitchen, bathroom and right above the door that would open so you could let in fresh air. The rooms are very dated as the hotel was built in the 50’s and they have tried to maintain the original look. The bathroom was small and it was challenging trying to get dressed with very little space to sit our toiletries. The shower did have shampoo, conditioner and body wash attached to the wall. The bathroom sink had hand soap as well as the kitchen sink. The kitchen also had a dishwasher and dish soap. I felt the room could have been cleaner than it was as the walls and floors didn’t seem very clean ..we had 2 queen beds and a full kitchen in our room ..the kitchen had a toaster, microwave, stove/oven, pots/pans, utensils, ice bucket and a kettle. There was a blow dryer in the bathroom and there was a small closet where you could hang your clothes that also included an iron/ironing board. The room also had a broom and dust pan. You didn’t get maid service due to Covid and there was no in room coffee..you had to go to the front desk to ask for coffee and they had to get it for you. Before arriving, I had read they had taken out all of the coffee pots in the room due to covid so after we landed, we went to Walmart and bought a $10-15 coffee pot, filters, coffee, styrofoam cups, sugar and creamer. There was a gift shop within walking distance at Apgar village that sold some grocery items as well. We bought a candle and some matches there because the room smelled musty when we arrived. We also ate at Eddies in Apgar village..the food was average. Their ice cream was really good. We rented bear spray from Glacier outfitters in Apgar village as well. They also rent canoes and kayaks but we didn’t rent those. Right before you enter the park, there is another “village” area with shopping and restaurants. We ate at Josephine’s which was delicious! It was about 15 mins from our hotel. The staff at the hotel was very nice but I was not informed of a charge on my credit card for some hotel tax they charge when you check out..it was around $25 for 8 nights. We paid $300 a night to stay here and loved having the convenience of a kitchen so we could cook/prepare our own meals/picnics. The kitchen also had a table and 4 chairs and the sleeping area had a large couch but none of the rooms have TV’s. There is a very small grocery store close to the Huckleberry Patch in the nearby town of Hungry Horse that had very reasonable prices. I believe it was called Canyon Foods. I would definitely recommend this hotel as the views alone are worth it!! You can sleep with the curtains open and watch the stars! Glacier is a dark sky park so the sky at night is amazing! Book early because there are very few rooms available at this hotel. You will have to book through Xanterra..it’s the only website that books this hotel inside the park. Pursuits website books some rooms inside the park but make sure you don’t confuse their rooms with Xanterra because they are similar in name. Most of the guests were very considerate of quite hours but on our last night at the hotel we were sitting outside and had 3 loud women above us and ruined the serenity of the night. If you want quite and privacy, you won’t find it here as this area is very popular for people renting canoes/kayaks and coming here to swim so there are always ppl around . That did bother me but we weren’t in our room a lot.
U5376IRdavids from: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Gorgeous View from 50’s kitsch
View of Lake McDonald makes this hotel the place to stay on the west side of park. Amazing. The room probably looks the same as it did in 1956 but it doesn’t matter. This is National Park lodging after all. A tough reservation to get.
KatherineVal from: Charlottesville, Virginia
Published Date: Sep, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Excellent Location, Wonderful Staff
I was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. We had a room in the lowest category, but we didn't need anything large. Yes, the rooms are a little dated and a couple of times parking was a bit difficult, but it worked out in the end.
Our room was VERY clean and being able to look out on Lake McDonald was wonderful. The staff were also super friendly and helpful, providing a couple of paper cups when I asked and giving advice on the best times to visit certain areas of interest - all with a big smile.
Someone else that we met here told us that he was much happier here than when he stayed at Lake McDonald Lodge, but I can't personally attest to that.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
kevinlives from: Marysville, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Location Location Location
The lake is magnificent and makes it well worthwhile. The little village there is nice and the staff hospitable.
But....hotel coffee is really wanting. No cream. No coffee in the rooms. Covid penalty LOL.
The rooms with kitchenette magically transport you back to white trash 40’s and 50’s. Complete with deluxe plywood for paneling. I felt like I was staying at my grandfathers place.
Old crap dishes but they had them and a dishwasher. Fridge was good and a full stove. Very limited countertops but enough.
Bed was decent but my wife tossed and turned-had trouble sleeping.
Nevertheless, highly recommend. Enjoyed our stay.
But really?! At $350 a night with taxes and fees for dilapidated rooms, I think they could provide stevia and cream for the coffee.
db4r6286 from: Logansport, Indiana
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
The only thing about this hotel is the view and the friendly staff. It looks and smells like it has not been updated since the 60’s. The price that is charged some update could be done.
The beds were about the only clean thing in the room. Was afraid to sit on the couch because of how dirty it looked. The floors could use a week of good scrubbing.