Glacier National Park, Montana
Glacier Park Lodge, steeped in the history and culture of the Great Northern Railway and Blackfeet Indians, is located just two miles east of Glacier National Park. Its breathtaking mountain views, lush gardens, and plentiful decks and balconies provide guests with many opportunities to relax in a beautiful setting. The lodge was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1913 to attract visitors to the park's wonders and has played a significant role in the park's history during the last century. Its grand lobby features massive log pillars more than 40 feet high and 40 inches in diameter, crafted from Douglas fir trees hundreds of years old. The Blackfoot Indians, awed by the size of the timbers, called it Omahkoyis, or "Big Tree Lodge." The lodge is rich in charm and rustic grandeur, with its soaring lobby and beautiful grounds, but in keeping with its historic character, it does not offer air conditioning, televisions or elevators. While the guest rooms are small and simple, providing only the basic amenities, the rooms are clean and comfortable and all have private facilities.