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Glacier National Park Hotels

Sperry Chalet


  • Spectacular views
  • Lovely secluded mountain setting
  • Meals included


  • Difficult to access
  • Far from services
  • No electricity or running water

Updated 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

This elegant backcountry lodge, built in 1913 by the Great Northern Railway, is accessible only by a steep, 6.7-mile trail with a 3,300-foot vertical rise; either hike in or arrive on horseback. Guest rooms have no electricity, heat, or running water, but who cares when the view includes Glacier's Gunsite Mountain, Mt. Edwards, Lake McDonald, and mountain goats in wildflowers. Informal meals, such as turkey with the trimmings, are simple yet filling and included in the

rates. Note that the reservations office is closed in September and October.

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Hotel Information


On the west side of Gunsite Mountain. Trail to chalet begins at Lake Mcdonald Lodge on the Going-to-the-Sun Rd., Glacier National Park, Montana, USA


406-387–5654; 888-345–2649

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed mid-Sept.–early July
  • 17 rooms
  • All meals

Updated 10/21/2013

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Aug 4, 2005

WOW - Elegant backcountry chalet

Hiking in from Jackson overlook was fantastic 13 mile hike. Chalet is great and the people working there were fun but expensive ($155 for first person,$100 for each additional person including 3 meals). Walls are paper thin (but they strickly enforce quiet time after 10:00 pm). Great views, great hike to the glacier, wonderful place to stay. (the 6 mile hike to Mcdonald like provides no views and is very strenous)

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