Lodging at a National Historic Landmark Chalet
Reached Only by Trail
Experience unequaled back country hospitality in one of Glacier National Park's most panoramic and pristine wilderness environments.
2024 SUMMER SEASON:
Open from June 25 through September 11th.
2024 OVERNIGHT RATE:
$140 First Person, $95 each additional person in the same room, plus Montana Accommodations tax.
Optional linen and bedding service: $40 per person.
Optional pre-order retail menu
Reservations and advanced payment are required.
January 8, 2024 - Monday
Our 2024 summer is off to a great start! We are once again overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for these ol' chalets. There have been some common questions turning up, so here is some info to help you out:
Now that your request is in queue, expect an Email within the week, either yay or nay. We personally review all the requests and it is going to take several days to work through the backlog.
We will begin updating the availability calendar periodically. This is mostly to give everyone a sense of our progress. Until we get caught up any availability shown is not accurate.
If we award a reservation you will have two weeks to make the deposit payment. If we can not, I am sorry. We know that there are far more people that want to join us than we are able to host.
For those of you already planning the hunt for openings from cancellations and change, good luck. No, we do not know when that will happen. Yes, I am positive that the strategy you have come up with is the best one. The only advice is patience and persistence.
Thanks for your enthusiasm!
January 3, 2024 - Wednesday
Tips for 2024
Our 2024 reservations open on Monday, January 8 at 08:00 am, Mountain time zone.
The best, easiest, fastest, most recommended way to request a reservation is here on this website. You will find the link on the reservations page.
We will ask you for your name and contact information as well as your party arrangement and options for stay dates. We recommended giving us as wide a range of possible dates as your travel plans allow for the greatest chance of success.
The process is first come first served; so being prompt will help. Do not bother wasting your time or your bandwidth on trying to connect with every last one of your devices, nor on multiple submissions. One request is sufficient. You should only submit multiple requests if you would like more than one reservation.
You may phone your reservation to us if you would like to try that way. The phone line tends to be busy and all we can do by phone is type your information into this website on your behalf.
We regret that these small hotels do not have the capacity to host everyone that wishes to join us. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through the volume of reservation requests.
Granite Park Chalet was built in 1914 and 1915 by the Great Northern Railway to provide comfortable back country accommodations inside Glacier National Park. It was the last of the chalets built by the railroad and one of the only two back country chalets that have survived. Today this rustic lodge is listed as a National Historic Landmark and it continues to provide comfortable lodging to adventurers and visitors in the Glacier National Park wilderness.
Optional services to make your stay more comfortable
When you pre-order, your food selections will be at the chalet waiting for you to prepare them in our kitchen. Although many of these products will be available at the chalet, specific items can not be guaranteed unless you pre-order.
ORDER YOUR OWN SET OF FRESH LINENS
Lighten your back pack and leave your sleeping bag behind.
The linen package includes: A set of sheets, pillow, pillow case, and blankets. E-mail us or call the office to place your order.
What to Expect
We have a rustic kitchen for you to prepare your meals!
- You are expected to prepare your own meals along side other guests while in the kitchen (guest sign up times are available upon check in at the chalet).
- Twelve burner, double oven stove capacity.
- A limited selection of: pans, pots, kitchen utensils, and measuring cups are available for your use.
- In Glacier National Park's high back country wilderness, we highly recommend non-odorous foods to reduce wildlife attracting aromas.
- To reduce water use, food garbage, and unnecessary waste, elaborate gourmet meals are not advised.
- The dining room and kitchen are equipped with propane lights.
We have limited facilities for water.
- Each guest must provide their own water as there is no water available at the chalet. The nearest source is 1/4 a mile away along a rocky and rugged trail. You may either carry your water in, haul water or purchase water at the chalet.
- Restrooms are a modern pit toilet in a separate building from the main chalet.
What to Bring
- To keep our wilderness protected, you must pack everything out that you packed in! This "Pack In Pack Out" policy is in effect at all times in the back country.
- To carry leftover food waste with you when you depart the chalet.
- To Haul Water for personal use and cooking. You will need to walk 1/4 of a mile along a rocky and rugged trail to the water source. You may optionally purchase bottled water at the chalet. Consumption of stream fed water is at your own risk.
- To Cook your meals within a scheduled
time frame so that all guests may eat
dinner from 4:30pm - 7:30pm.
The chalet kitchen is closed at 7:30pm and opened again at 7:00am the following morning.
- If you desire to filter or chemically treat your water, you must bring your own filters, etc. We do not assume responsibility for YOUR consumption of stream fed water!
Be sure to bring:
- Warm clothes for the cool evenings.
- Food and water for hiking and any food for the overnight stay. (You can lighten the load with our pre-order menu.)
- Personal cleanliness items.
- A full water bottle
- Insect repellent
- First Aid supplies (particularly for blisters)
- Trail Snacks
Camping in the Granite Park Area:
For those who wish to camp out, the Granite Park campground is administered by the National Park Service. For information on back country camping permits in Glacier, see Glacier National Park's Back country Camping Guide.
The weather in Glacier is very temperate, but temperamental. The temperature in July and August varies from 29 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit at chalet elevations (6500+feet). The evenings are usually cool and the buildings are not heated, so you'll need warm clothing for evening use. Sudden rain squalls or thunderstorms can occur, so rain gear should always be carried. Comfortable, appropriate footwear and good socks for mountain hiking, are recommended. Sore, blistered feet and cold, wet bodies are the biggest fun killers that can be encountered.