January 13, 2020 - Monday
First day of reservations
Our office staff has been commenting all day on how great it feels to be taking Sperry Chalet reservations again. It feels like we have taken a first big step toward an amazing summer.
And you guys are obviously just as excited for Sperry Chalet as we are. In all of chalet history we have never seen a turnout like we have seen today. More reservation requests came in during our first hour this morning than we have ever seen before. Granite Park Chalet is seeing a huge turnout too, requests there are nearly double what we saw a year ago. We are humbled and grateful.
The unfortunate downside is that we know we will not be able to serve everyone. We are sad in the knowledge that some of our biggest supporters and friends may be receiving a declined request this week.
We are going to be backlogged all week long as we work through your reservation requests. We give each request personal attention and try hard to find the perfect room for you. Thank you for your patience as we get caught up. We do not know how long this will take. Please give us at least a week before you start to worry about hearing back from us. Check your Email (and your junk mail) for the reply from the office. Successful reservations will receive a statement by postal mail.
We are starting to update the availability calendar, but this information will not by fully accurate until we are caught up on the backlog. But we do want to share our progress in filling rooms and give you an idea of the most popular dates.
January 6, 2020 - Monday
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about our reservations.
Reservations will be available beginning 8:00am Mountain Time Zone on January 13, 2020.
Using the website and the online form is the best, fastest, easiest way to request a chalet reservation. Reservations are not available by phone. The phone line is likely to be busy and by phone all we can do is enter the online form on your behalf.
The form will not be made available in advance. It does allow for a first choice and an alternate choice of dates and we recommend giving us a range of dates to improve your chances.
You can request to enroll in a workshop along with your reservation. Be advised that we will treat the workshop request as your first choice and the workshop fee is not refundable. Only check the box if you want to enroll.
All requests are handled first come first served. You only need to submit one request. Bombarding us with superfluous requests only slows down your notifications and makes it harder for you and everyone else to get the stay you want.
Chalet reservations are very popular and the chalets are small hotels with limited vacancy. We are sorry that we will not be able to host everyone that wishes to visit us. Here are some tips to improve your chances:
Smaller parties are statistically more likely to get rooms than larger parties.
Giving us a wide range of dates and being flexible will improve your chances.
The last week in July and the first week in August are usually the first dates to sell out. You may find better luck earlier or later in the season.
If you do not get a chalet reservation on the 13th, keep checking back periodically through the spring. Cancellations do happen and new opportunities may come up.
We are looking forward to helping your with your chalet adventure.
December 23, 2019 - Monday
We are pleased to share the 2020 fares with you. Recently approved by the National Park Service the details are here on our website.
Sperry Chalet also has approved fares and an operating schedule. The 2020 details are coming together, we are looking forward to helping you plan your chalet adventure when we begin accepting reservations on January 13.
November 24, 2019 - Sunday
2020 operating dates
Granite Park Chalet will be open June 29 through September 12 next summer.
We are still working on fares and all the details surrounding Sperry Chalet. We are still on track to begin accepting reservations on January 13.
September 8, 2019 - Sunday
End of the season
It has been another amazing Glacier summer of hiking and adventure. We are glad you visited.
Time has come to prepare for winter snow, sort the summer photo album, clean our boots, and start daydreaming about the next chance we will get to relax in the Granite Park Chalet dining room.
I am sure that a great many people have questions about the 2020 season. We do not know much right now. We will begin accepting reservations on January 13. Sperry Chalet is still on track to re-open next year. We are working on the particulars of the operating dates and fares. Check back later this fall for all the details.
August 20, 2019 - Tuesday
All trails to Granite Park Chalet have reopened!
As of Tuesday morning, August 20, all trails into and out of Granite Park Chalet have been reopened. Please enjoy your hike, observe your surroundings, and always be bear aware.
See you in the gorgeous high country of Waterton/Glacier international peace park!
August 19, 2019 - Monday
Monday trail status update
All Granite Park Chalet trails will remain closed today. There is no access on the Highline, the Loop or Swiftcurrent Pass. We are reaching out to all guests affected by this closure.
We expect to get more status updates as the National Park Service rangers evaluate the grizzly bear activity in the Granite Park area. We hope to learn about NPS plans for tomorrow's trail status later this afternoon.
Chalet guests that are planning to arrive tomorrow, Tuesday the 20th, may contact our reservation office for the latest information.
August 18, 2019 - Sunday
All trails into Granite Park Chalet closed
The National Park Service has closed all trails into the Granite Park Chalet area on the evening of Sunday the 18th. This is due to unusual grizzly bear activity. Park rangers are planning to investigate the area on Monday morning, we do not expect to have any updates on Granite Park trails before midday Monday.
Chalet guests planning to arrive on Monday are invited to contact the chalet office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for the latest information. At this time we do not know when the trails will open again.
Guest and campers currently in the Granite Park area can depart along the Loop Trail or the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail, the Highline Trail will be closed in both directions.
The National Park Service will provide us with updated information as soon as possible, but we do not expect any new information before Monday Afternoon.