Lake McDonald Lodge

Going-to-the-Sun Rd., Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

On the shores of Lake McDonald not far from Apgar and West Glacier, this lodge is an ideal base for exploring the western side of the park and is one of the great historic lodges of the West. Scenic cruises of the park's largest lake depart from the docks behind the lodge. You can also rent private boats by the hour or by the day and tour the lake on your own. Massive timbers, stone fireplaces, and animal trophies dominate the public spaces. The lodge rooms are on the second and third floors; there is no elevator. Cabins sleep up to four and don't have kitchens; there are also motel-style rooms separate from the lodge, four deluxe suites, and eight inexpensive hostel-style rooms with shared bathrooms. Some suites have TVs, but other accommodations do not. All rooms are nonsmoking, and there are four wheelchair-accessible rooms.


  • lakeside setting
  • historic property
  • close to Apgar, West Glacier, and Going-to-the-Sun Road


  • rustic
  • no TV (except for in the suites)
  • small bathrooms


Phones: 855-733–4522 | 406-888–5431


32 standard lodge rooms, 36 cabins, 8 hostel dorms, 4 suites
Rate Includes: No meals