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.
2022 SUMMER SEASON:
Open from June 28 through September 11th.
2022 OVERNIGHT RATE:
$124 First Person, $85 each additional person in the same room, plus Montana Accommodations tax.
Optional linen and bedding service: $25 per person.
Optional pre-order retail menu
Reservations and advanced payment are required.
January 17, 2022 - Monday
Thank you for your chalet enthusiasm
We had a great week last week helping so many people with your summer plans and chalet reservations. It was a good start to our year.
This was a record setting year for the volume of reservation requests received. We appreciate the eagerness and attention, the disappointing part is we could only grant reservations to one out of every four requests sent in. With demand for these tiny hotels growing every year we are saddened that we must turn down more and more wonderful people every year.
If you would like to keep trying for a reservation this year, we do expect a handful of reservations will change plans or cancel. There is no way to know when this might happen so patience and persistence will help you. Any opening from cancellation is available first come first served to the next requester, there is no waiting list.
January 9, 2022 - Sunday
We are excited about planning another summer of fun with everyone again this week. As we open up our reservations for the new year we know that there will be a lot happy people that can look forward to chalet adventures. We also sadly know that our tiny hotels are so popular that we are unable to host everyone that wishes to join us.
Here are some tips and reminders to help you:
- Being as flexible as you possibly can with your reservation request will improve your chances of getting a reservation.
- We reply to all requests with an Email and successful reservations will also receive a posted statement. Please make sure your Email address is correct, check your spam filters and junk mail if you are not seeing us in your inbox.
- Thank you for being patient as we work our way through the request queue, it is normal to expect a delay of several days before you hear back from us. We will update the availability calendar periodically to show our progress, but be aware that while we are backlogged this week the availability calendar will not be accurate.
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.