Top Five Places to Stay in and around Glacier National Park

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#1 Vacation Rentals

Staying at a vacation rental by owner is in my opinion, the greatest way to experience everything that Montana has to offer.  There are lots of options for places to stay within minutes of Glacier National Park.  After a long day exploring the park you can come home to a bed for those of you who aren’t into sleeping under the stars.  And is your stay really complete without a campfire and roasting marshmellows?

Here are a few amazing options, starting with one owned by yours truly ;) I’m so in love with our little piece of heaven, and love sharing it with others!  We have three cabins on 1 and 1/2 acres with a small apple orchard. It’s ten miles from the park.  You can rent just one or all three and have the perfect amount of space from your friends and relatives! And if you book directly through me then you can save on airbnbs booking fees.

And right up the road is another great cabin for rent, for that relative or friend that you need that little bit of extra space from hahaha

Here are some more amazing vrbo options

This gorgeous lakefront property

Or how about staying in a treehouse?!

This site has a variety of cabins to stay at

#2: Historic Lodges

Glacier has stunning historic lodges with views that are worth the price tag! But be sure to book early.  Some of these lodges book over a year out!

Many Glacier Hotel

Glacier Park Lodge

Lake McDonald Lodge

Belton Chalet

#3: Luxury Hotel

If you love the outdoors but want to also enjoy a fine cooked meal and maybe even a day at the spa, check out these outstanding hotels.  My family and I love to take “stay-cations” at these during the winter.

Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Firebrand Hotel

#4 Dude Ranch

Another super fun option is to stay at one of the incredible dude ranches in the area!  A vacation you’ll remember for years to come.

Flathead Lake Lodge

Bar W Guest Ranch

#5 Campground

For those of you wanting a true Montana experience go pitch a tent! State campgrounds take reservations here and Glacier Park campgrounds take reservations here
State campgrounds take reservations 9 months in advance and Glacier Park reservations can be made from 12 to 6 months in advance.


But if you want the most epic of all epic stays ever and you have a LOT of time to plan in advance, snag a stay at the Granite Park Chalet.  The 8 mile hike is so worth it.  This one is still on my bucket list, as it should be on everyone’s!

  1. Amanda Corey says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Oh man was this helpful!!

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