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.
2013 SUMMER SEASON:
Open from June 29 through September 8th.
2013 OVERNIGHT RATE:
$94 First Person, $76 each additional person in the same room, plus Montana Accommodations tax.
Optional linen and bedding service: $20 per person.
Optional pre-order retail menu
Reservations and advanced payment are required.
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
PRE ORDER FROM OUR RETAIL MENU
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. E-mail us or call the office to place your 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.
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.
- No silverware or dishes are provided. Environmentally friendly paper plates and utensils are available for optional purchase.
- A limited selection of: pans, pots, kitchen utensils, and measuring cups are available for your use.
- Limited refrigeration may be available on a first come first serve basis.
- 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 will need to boil, filter or chemically treat your water prior to cooking or drinking. Or 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 6:30am 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.
- All your food and water (You can lighten the load by pre-ordering.)
- 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.