If your vacation plans call for visiting one of the largest National Parks in the world, you’re going to need a place to sleep. If your idea of a hotel room is a 10 x 10 box with cheap carpet on the floor and a bed stuck in the middle of the room, prepare to be impressed. With 122 places to put your head down at night, spread across seven different facilities, there’s a room type and price to suit every taste and budget.
What the lodge owners like to call facilities, I think of as neighborhoods. And just like neighborhoods the world over, each facility has its own unique charm and style. From rustic rooms that bring back the frontier days of old Montana, to upscale and luxurious, it’s all there at the St. Mary Lodge & Resort.
Let’s See Which St. Mary Lodge & Resort “Neighborhood” Is Right For You
Great Bear Lodge
The Great Bear Lodge joined the St. Mary Lodge & Resort family of neighborhoods in 2001, making it the newest member of the family. The building features 48 individual guest rooms as well as 13 suites. You can choose from sleeping accommodations that include one king bed or two queen beds. All rooms are air conditioned and feature satellite TVs, beautiful granite counters, mini wet-bars and private decks affording breathtaking views of Glacier National Park! As an added bonus, the suites include a fireplace, luxurious leather couch and a soothing Jacuzzi tub offering the perfect end to an exciting day exploring the park.
For that home-away-from home feeling, the Pinnacle Cottage is the perfect choice. Great for families or small groups traveling together, each self-contained cottage includes two bedrooms, a full kitchen, large deck area complete with gas BBQ grill, beautiful living room complimented by a river rock fireplace, satellite television and, of course, a breathtaking view of Glacier National Park.
The Pinnacle Cottages draw their name from the fact that they are perched atop a hill that overlooks the main lodge.
A great choice for couples, this single-story building features 24 guest rooms. Choose between a king bed and one or two queen-sized beds. All rooms were recently upgraded and include TV, air conditioning, a desk and chair, granite countertops as well as the traditional furnishings the lodge is known for.
For a rustic experience without sacrificing quality, the East Lodge, a single-story building featuring 10 lodge-styled guestrooms, is a great choice. Choose between one or two queen beds. All rooms include air conditioning and a desk and chair. Televisions are not available in the East Lodge.
Looking to get up close and personal with Glacier National Park? The Glacier Cabins are the closest you can get without sleeping on the ground inside the Park. But that amazing proximity doesn’t mean you’ll be isolated. The Glacier Cabins are immediately adjacent to the Lodge’s dining and shopping area.
A great choice for vacationing families and small groups of travelling companions, each room features a kitchen table and four chairs, microwave, mini fridge, sink, and bath. There’s one sleeping area in the main room and a separate bedroom that can be closed off if desired.
Now if you really want to experience a vacation that gets you “away from it all” check out the Sun Cabin. Located on the East side of the Lodge, many guests say it offers the most spectacular views found anywhere at St. Mary Lodge & Resort.
This stand-alone two-story cabin features a cozy loft-style bedroom as well as a full kitchen and a large deck that’s perfect for whiling away the cool summer nights.
If you’re looking for a truly unique lodging experience, it’s hard to beat the Tipis. These 700 square foot rooms with 27 foot ceilings include a bath house with Jacuzzi, cedar wood floors, a special “Cloud Nine” queen bed, a queen sofa bed for family or friends, flat screen TV, fire pit and a table with chairs.
The preferred choice for many families and small groups of travelling companions, the Guest House is equipped with two bedrooms, a sleeper sofa, living room, kitchenette, satellite TV and air-conditioning.
The Main Lodge provides 22 guestrooms spread between the first floor below the main lobby and the floor above the lobby. Every room includes either one or two beds, a desk, table and chair. You’ll especially enjoy the recently renovated main lobby featuring a group seating area, traditional Montana lodge décor, interesting upscale artwork, and a fireplace area that’s perfect for sharing with old friends and for meeting new.
Now you can see why I said “there’s a room type and price to suit every taste and budget” when your vacation plans include a trip to Glacier National Park and the St. Mary Lodge & Resort!