April 19, 2016 - Tuesday
Glacier National Park is more popular than ever, and finding parking at the trailheads is more difficult than it has ever been. We want to help make your chalet visit easier with parking in West Glacier and a direct shuttle to your trailhead.
Get all the details on our shuttle here, and call our office to reserve your ride.
February 3, 2016 - Wednesday
Thank you Lanny Luding,
Our long time friends and chalet visitors may know or have crossed paths with Lanny Luding at some point. We are pleased to announce his retirement.
Lanny started working for the chalets as a teenager in 1954 and has spent over 54 summer seasons caring for the chalets of Glacier National Park. After helping his parents operate the chalets in his youth, Lanny took time off to pursue an education and also spent time in the Army, serving in Vietnam. He returned to Glacier National Park and took over duties as the head of the concession in 1974. Over the years Lanny has done every job there is to do at the chalets, from washing dishes to bookkeeping. He has spent the last ten years offering guidance on our board of directors and assisting everyone here with his wit and wisdom. As of last week, he has officially retired from the board and all chalet duties. So far as we can tell, he intends to spend his new free time being a kid again.
It is impossible to measure the impact Lanny has had on the chalets, his work has helped countless Glacier National Park visitors experience the backcountry in rustic chalet comfort. He is largely responsible for all our management techniques and the best practices we employ to this day. We cannot begin to express how important Lanny has been to the success of Sperry and Granite Park Chalets. We are pleased that the future of the chalets will be built on the foundation he constructed.
Lanny, thank you for all you have done and your lifetime of service. We will miss you around here, but don't let that stop you from enjoying retirement. If you ever want to hike up for a visit I am sure we can find some dishes for you to wash.
January 13, 2016 - Wednesday
Wow, we are once again impressed by how much enthusiasm everyone is showing for the chalets. We have heard from a lot of excited people this week and we have many more people yet to talk to.
If you are still waiting to hear back on your reservation request, thanks for being patient. We are continuing to work through the queue as diligently as we can. We are being careful to create the best reservations we can.
One thing we have learned this year is that Glacier National Park's popularity, with record setting visitation, is affecting the chalets too. We are seeing more demand for these tiny hotels than we have ever seen. If we are unable to honor your request, do please watch our website through the spring. We are expecting cancellations and changes to create some openings, they will be available first come first served.
January 10, 2016 - Sunday
We are excited to get underway helping you enjoy the mountains and wilderness of Glacier National Park this summer! Here is some info that might help you with your reservation.
Use the reservation request form on this website. This is the fastest and easiest way to submit a request to us. If you phone a request to us, all we can do is fill in the form for you. Watch your Email for our reply.
If you need it, our office phone is: 888-345-2649. We can enter a request for you or answer questions, but we will not be able to create reservations by phone while we are backlogged. The phone line is expected to be very busy and you should expect busy signals and difficulty connecting.
How to improve your chances for success:
Common sense and statistics can help you some.
The more flexibility in travel dates, the more possibilities for reservations exist.
The fewer rooms you need, the more likely we will have them available.
The first week in August traditionally has the highest demand. (The week before and after are very popular too.) Other dates may have more opportunities.
December 2, 2015 - Wednesday
Planning for 2016 reservations
Longtime fans and friends of the chalets will notice some changes in how we take reservations for the 2016 season. We are working with the National Park Service to make sure the process is as fair and accessible as it can possibly be. The chalets are small and popular hotels in Glacier and there is sure to be a high demand. Here is some info that can help you out:
January 11 is the date we begin accepting 2016 reservations. The office will open at 8:00 AM mountain time zone. Any early requests will be discarded.
Make your reservation through our website.
This is the most important thing you can do. Visit the reservation page of SperryChalet.com or GraniteParkChalet.com after 8:00am on January 11 to request a reservation.
First come first served will be strictly enforced. The order requests are put into our database is the order we will process them. Using the form on our website will be the fastest and easiest way to get onto that list.
We do not recommend using the phone, Email, telegram, pony express, or any other way of reaching us. The only thing we can do with these requests is enter them into the website on your behalf. This will be slower than doing it yourself online.
If you cannot go online or reach our website call our toll free number: 888-345-2649
We cannot create a reservation over the phone, but we can assist you by entering your information for you. You should expect that the phone line will probably be busy and this will be a less expedient technique for getting onto our reservation request list.
Once you have submitted your request, don't bother calling. So long as there is a backlog of reservation requests we will not be able to create reservations over the phone. By phone the only things we will be able to do is to enter your request into the queue for you, or answer chalet related questions.
We can handle most reservation requests within two days. After we handle your request we will notify you by Email. So please be sure your Email address is accurate and double check your spam filters if necessary. Successful requests will also receive a confirmation by postal mail.
We appreciate how enthusiastic everyone is for the chalets and we are looking forward to serving you.