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Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins
moodybaaz from: Redmond, Washington
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 30, 2023 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023 Rating: 3
Small rooms, decent location
We stayed at a standard double in the same building as the general store. The room was small with 2 doubles, a small table, a nightstand and pretty much no space for anything else. There were two vertical windows and one of them won’t stay open.
The general store next door and the two dog flats restaurant across the parking lot made the location convenient.
All in all, a pretty standard National Park room but on the smaller side.
turgonuk from: Chorley, United Kingdom
Published Date: Aug, 30, 2023 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Fairly basic but it's the location...
Neither as big, nor as busy as it's sister lodging at Lake MacDonald. Rising Sun sits near the east exit or entrance to Glacier NP. Only bookable thru Xanterra, it's usually required to book quite far ahead.
Most cabins as far as we could tell, were fairly similar. Small bedroom bed en-suite. Veranda outside with chairs and parking right outside. The shop and restaurant were a short walk down the access road. Shop was decently stocked. Restaurant was fine, tables can be a bit of a wait sometimes. Reception/restaurant is the only WIFI access spot.
We'd easily stay here again, particularly for access to St. Mary Lake.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
Rehoboth5 from: Helena, Montana
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2023 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023 Rating: 4
Comfortable cabin in authentic Montana national park atmosphere
Rising Sun is one of the quietest lodgings in Glacier Park (Swiftcurrent cabins being the other). We stayed two nights in July, in a cabin: it was small and simple, but very clean and well maintained. Located up on a hillside, not far from a rushing stream, with excellent views of mountains. Close to hiking trails and to historic Going to the Sun Highway. We saw a black bear not far away. One evening, we strolled over to the nearby campground and attended a very informative ranger talk. Also within walking distance are a camp store and a pleasant restaurant. The vibe at Rising Sun is low key and nature-focused. The folks staying in the cabins were mostly couples: either retired or young. In the evening, we set folding chairs outside our cabin (we had brought the chairs with us from home) and read while soaking up the natural sounds and clean air. We greatly enjoyed our stay.
Our bed was comfortable, and there was a desk and chair and sink in the main room. There was also a very small bathroom with toilet and shower (both worked just fine). The cabins are duplexes.
Walls are thin, so if your neighbor is noisy that might be a problem. There is no wifi or phone (but who needs those in a national park?). There is also no air conditioning. When we were there, the daytime outside temperature hit 80, so when we got back to the cabin after a day on the trail, we opened each window and the door (they had screens) and turned on the big fan that is provided. The cabin eventually cooled down nicely. (Oh, and the evenings always cool down. After getting into the 80s during the day, the low temperature that night dropped to 50, so we slept comfortably).
We would much rather stay at Rising Sun than in any of the lodgings outside the park. Rising Sun offers a much more pleasant and park-centered atmosphere and is so close to everything that Glacier Park offers. It's a great place to slow down and enjoy the national park experience in Montana.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Mommyof4greatkids from: Ooltewah, Tennessee
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 7, 2023 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023 Rating: 5
Exactly what you expect from NOS lodging! We were pleased.
Just left the park and we’re well pleased with our vintage NPS cabin! Great location. Didn’t hear too much besides slamming door from our duplex other half. Queen bed was comfortable, good sheets, plenty of pillows. Hot when we arrived, opened windows and door, put fab in window and were comfortable within minutes. Within a few hours we were freezing and turned on heat. Very snug. Repeated next night. Everything worked fine. Loved parking near our door. Not a fan of the restaurant… see that review… we would stdd add y there again, they do need better Wi-Fi in the office!!!!
Sneelock from: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 2, 2023 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Stay here for early access to Logan pass…
Stayed in a 2- bed cabin- very small - comfortable for the two of us, but I imagine it would get very crowded very quickly with more people. Bathroom very small. Shower is opposite the toilet ( unseen on pic) and about the same size as the toilet. Coffee maker in the room - ice available at the restaurant where you check in. Obviously you stay here for the location and early access to Logan pass before those
On the other side of the park or outside the park can get there….