Glacier National Park Reservations

Granite Park Chalet


West Glacier, -- 59936

$94.00 Per Person


Granite Park Chalet

Experience unequaled back country hospitality in one of Glacier National Park’s most panoramic and pristine wilderness environments.

Granite Park Chalet was built in 1914 and 1915 by the Great Northern Railway to provide comfortable back country accommodations inside Glacier National Park. It was the last of the chalets built by the railroad and one of the only two back country chalets that have survived. Today this rustic lodge is listed as a National Historic Landmark and it continues to provide comfortable lodging to adventurers and visitors in the Glacier National Park wilderness.

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Deposits and Payments

A deposit of 50% of the fare is required to hold a reservation. The deposit is due within 14 days of creating the booking or your reservation will be automatically canceled.

Full payment is due 30 days in advance of the arrival date. Granite Park Chalet will charge any payment due to the reservations holder’s credit card on file 30 days in advance of the arrival date. Failure to pay in full by 30 days prior to the arrival date will be considered a cancellation.

Optional services to make your stay more comfortable

Retail Menu

When you pre-order, your food selections will be at the chalet waiting for you to prepare them in the kitchen. Although many of these products will be available at the chalet, specific items can not be guaranteed unless you pre-order.


Lighten your back pack and leave your sleeping bag behind.

The linen package includes: A set of sheets, pillow, pillow case, and blankets.

What to Expect

There is a rustic kitchen for you to prepare your meals!

You are expected to prepare your own meals along side other guests while in the kitchen (guest sign up times are available upon check in at the chalet).

Twelve burner, double oven stove capacity.

No silverware or dishes are provided. Environmentally friendly paper plates and utensils are available for optional purchase.
A limited selection of: pans, pots, kitchen utensils, and measuring cups are available for your use.

Limited refrigeration may be available on a first come first serve basis.

In Glacier National Park’s high back country wilderness, it is highly recommend non-odorous foods to reduce wildlife attracting aromas.
To reduce water use, food garbage, and unnecessary waste, elaborate gourmet meals are not advised.
The dining room and kitchen are equipped with propane lights.

Granite Park Chalet has limited facilities for water.

Each guest must provide their own water as there is no water available at the chalet. The nearest source is 1/4 a mile away along a rocky and rugged trail. You may either carry your water in, haul water or purchase water at the chalet.

Restrooms are a modern pit toilet in a separate building from the main chalet.

What to Bring

Come Prepared

To keep the wilderness protected, you must pack everything out that you packed in! This “Pack In Pack Out” policy is in effect at all times in the back country.

To carry leftover food waste with you when you depart the chalet.

To Haul Water for personal use and cooking. You will need to walk 1/4 of a mile along a rocky and rugged trail to the water source. You will need to boil, filter or chemically treat your water prior to cooking or drinking. Or you may optionally purchase bottled water at the chalet. Consumption of stream fed water is at your own risk.

To Cook your meals within a scheduled time frame so that all guests may eat dinner from 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

The chalet kitchen is closed at 7:30pm and opened again at 6:30am the following morning.

If you desire to filter or chemically treat your water, you must bring your own filters, etc. Granite Park Chalet does not assume responsibility for YOUR consumption of stream fed water!

Be sure to bring:

Warm clothes for the cool evenings.
All your food and water (You can lighten the load by pre-ordering.)
Personal cleanliness items.

Don’t Forget:

A full water bottle
Insect repellent
First Aid supplies (particularly for blisters)
Trail Snacks

Camping in the Granite Park Area:

For those who wish to camp out, the Granite Park campground is administered by the National Park Service. For information on back country camping permits in Glacier, see Glacier National Park’s Back country Camping Guide.


The weather in Glacier is very temperate, but temperamental. The temperature in July and August varies from 29 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit at chalet elevations (6500+feet). The evenings are usually cool and the buildings are not heated, so you’ll need warm clothing for evening use. Sudden rain squalls or thunderstorms can occur, so rain gear should always be carried. Comfortable, appropriate footwear and good socks for mountain hiking, are recommended. Sore, blistered feet and cold, wet bodies are the biggest fun killers that can be encountered.
Reservations made less than 30 days in advance of your arrival date require full payment at time of booking.

Payments are accepted by cash, check, travellers’ check or credit card. Granite Park Chalet accepts Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

Changing Reservations

A non-refundable $10 administrative fee will be charged for any changes to reservations. Reservation changes include:

  Changing the arrival date
  Changing the departure date
  Decreasing the number in the party
  Changing the number of rooms used
  Reservation cancellations

The following activities will NOT be charged the $10 administrative fee:

  Placing a linen order (Granite Park)
  Placing a retail pre-order (Granite Park)
  Notifying of special dietary needs (Sperry)

No changes to the arrival date can be made less than 30 days in advance of the scheduled reservation.

Cancellation of reservations made by 6 PM, 30 days in advance of the arrival date will be fully refunded less a $10 administrative fee.

Cancellation of reservations made by 6 PM, 15 to 29 days in advance of scheduled arrival will result in forfeiture of the deposit payment.

Cancellation of reservations 14 or fewer days in advance of scheduled arrival will receive no refund.

A ‘No Show’ at the chalet is a full reservation cancellation.

Travel insurance is recommended.

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West Glacier, -- 59936

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$94.00 First Person
$76.00 each additional person in the same room, plus Montana Accommodations tax.

Optional linen and bedding service: $20 per person.

Reservations and advanced payment are required.


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