February 19, 2018 - Monday
Sperry Chalet open house
Chalet appreciators should be aware of an event coming up on February 28. The National Park Service is seeking public comment about the future of Sperry Chalet.
A community event entitled “The Sperry Chalet Experience: Past, Present, and Future” to engage with the public, explore the nature of the Sperry Chalet visitor experience, and hear about what pieces of that experience are important to retain as the National Park Service rebuilds Sperry Chalet.
The program will be held on February 28 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the Flathead Valley Community College Arts and Technology Building, Room 139 in Kalispell, MT.
For those of you on the far side of the horizon and unable to attend the open house, the park will also post a newsletter on the National Park Service Planning Website [https://parkplanning.nps.gov/] describing preliminary rebuilding concepts with an opportunity for public comment either online or via written letter.
More information here: https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/news/media18-05.htm
January 11, 2018 - Thursday
We are very thankful for all the chalet enthusiasm we have seen this week, and we thrilled to meet so many people that will be hiking to Granite Park Chalet this summer. It's a bummer that this little hotel is not able to host everyone that wants to stay with us. If you could not get a reservation we are just as disappointed as you are, please check back periodically through the spring. Cancellations and changes do happen. Any openings will be available first come, first served.
January 2, 2018 - Tuesday
Coming up on Monday we will begin accepting reservations for the 2018 season. Here is some info and a few hints to help you out.
- Monday, January 8th, at 8:00am mountain time zone.
Any early requests are discarded.
- Use the reservation request form on our website.
This is the best, fastest, and easiest way to send us a reservation request and using this form will improve your chances of getting your reservation. If you would prefer to call, email, or use any other form of communication the only thing we can do is enter your request into the online form on your behalf. This will always be slower and less fruitful than going online and doing it yourself.
It is normal for there to be a backlog of requests that will take us several days to work through. We give every request personal attention to ensure the best reservation arrangements possible.
We reply to every request by Email. Be sure your contact information is accurate and check your junk mail folder if you do not hear back from us.
You may send us a first and second choice of stay dates. We recommend sending us a range of dates for the entire time you plan to be in Glacier. The more flexible you can be, the better your chances of getting a reservation.
The first week in August is always the most popular time to visit and the hardest time to get a reservation. You may have more success by trying to reserve earlier or later in the season.
We handle requests in order, first come, first served. Sending multiple requests will not improve your chances. In fact it slows the process and makes reservations more difficult for everyone. Pay close attention that you are sending a complete and accurate request.
Granite Park Chalet is the smallest hotel inside Glacier National Park with a very short operating season. It is normal for the demand to be two or three times our capacity. It is unfortunate that we cannot serve everyone that wants to stay with us. If you can't get a reservation on your first try, check back periodically through the spring. Cancellations do happen and are available first come first served.
- Weather and wilderness hazards will never change the terms of the cancellation policy. We recommend you purchase travel insurance for your chalet visit.