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Where to stay in Glacier National Park

From homesteads to cabins, these are the best places to stay in Glacier National Park

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson
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Glacier National Park is one of the US’s most stunning conservation areas. For astounding mountain ranges and breathtaking lakes, the protected land – close to the Canadian border – is seriously hard to beat. For activity junkies, its numerous hiking trails and oppurtunities for kayaking, cycling and camping are irresistable. But it’s also perfect for that romantic getaway or family trip: expect days spent wandering among the wildlife, or evenings gazing at the stars together. 

Sounds pretty great, right? Well, the accomodation options are exceptional, too. We’ve rounded up our favourites, from budget-friendly options to quirky treehouses. Read on to find out more. 

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Where to stay in Glacier National Park

You’re staying in Glacier National Park, which is, naturally, spectacular. But if you’re a big family, a priority has got to be finding a big, comfortable cabin that houses everyone – and doesn’t break the bank. This quiet, lakefront home is perfect, with its vast dining table and living space designed specifically for meals, board games, and spending time together.

Want this trip to be really, really special? Lovebirds should head to this a-line treehouse, nestled within five acres of woodland. The luxury accommodation is suitably rural, but if you don’t want to miss out on date night, you can still head to nearby Columbia Falls for dinner. Sounds good to us.

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We get it: you’re here for a good time, not an expensive time. The tiny Elk Crossing is really just a bed and a roof (although the owners can throw in a barbecue if you need one, too). At $73 a night, though, it’s ideal as a base – allowing you to enjoy the national park and not worry about the cost. 

For the truly spectacular, nothing beats Whalebone Cottage, located in Whitefish, Montana. With its unique high ceilings and calming interiors, it’s guaranteed to make a trip special. Best of all, there’s plenty of space for entertaining, so bring your loved ones and have a getaway to remember.

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Watch the sunset from the water at this modern, Scandinavian-inspired lake house. Sitting on eight acres of land, the cabin is the ideal place to take a swim from while also enjoying views of the nearby mountains. Oh, and there’s a super-strong wifi connection here, so if you want a bit of solitude plus the option to check your emails, this is the place to book.

If camping is your thing, there are plenty of truly wild places to stay. These roomy tents – set up with wood-burning stoves and dedicated barbecues – are the best way to properly experience the outdoors. Just don’t forget your bear spray, as this is a long way away from glamping.

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A historic homestead complete with hot tub? Sign us up. This cabin is over a century old, but don’t worry, it’s got everything you need for a 21st century getaway. With a fire pit for you and your pals, and a playground for the kids, everyone is happy. And at night, it’s the ideal place to come together and stargaze.

Is the style of where you’re staying as important as the views? You’re going to want to spend the night in the Wander Glacier Cabin. Inside, it’s all decked out in mid century modern furniture, rustic artworks and vintage furniture. And it’s right on the lakeside, meaning you get to experience the wonder of the park, too.

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Don’t want to interrupt your workout schedule while you travel? This chalet has you covered. Cozy accommodation is guaranteed here, as is access to the onsite gym, jacuzzi, and full-size pool. Plus, there’s a ski bus stop across the street – and the Montana Tap House. Enjoy the incredible landscapes while working out. 

You don’t want to be out hiking everyday, do you? Especially not if you could be relaxing in this private hot tub. This stunning tiny home is kitted out with floor-to-ceiling windows, so the views still take centre stage. Pour yourself a glass of wine, sit out on the terrace, and spend an evening stargazing in total tranquillity.

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Sitting high above the north fork in Polebridge, Montana, Glacier View Hideaway is a spot like no other. Brace yourself for unbeatable views and true isolation: there’s no cell phone signal, and you’re many, many miles up a dirt road. But if you want to be alone in the wilderness, this is the place to stay. Just remember to pack everything you need – you’re not going to be able to grab snacks at the last minute. 



You’re staying in a national park, so you’re up for an adventure, right? This treehouse – complete with spiral staircase and five acres of woodland – could be the perfect place to stay. Two trees surge upwards through the living space itself, which is decked out with linen-clad bedrooms and multiple balconies. Sounds like the perfect base for an intrepid getaway. 

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