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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area of Kalispell or Whitefish or Columbia Falls, Montana and have one day available, I can recommend a short drive (1 hour or less) to touch on the wonders of Glacier National Park. Don't forget your Regular or Senior National Park pass, otherwise the one-car fee is $35. After entering the park from the west,...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying here felt like stepping back in time to a very romantic alpine setting. So secluded. So natural. So retro. They also had these magnificent red vintage tour busses that have been restored, with an open top so that you could be one with your surroundings. Loved our time here. Especially swimming in the pristine and crystal-clear lake. We stayed...

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Olney, Maryland
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My friends and I stayed at the cabins one night on our trip to Glacier. The cabins were perfect. We were maybe 100 ft from the Lake. If you are going to Glacier, I think you know you will not get wifi or cell signal or TV in your room. However, the location more than makes up for the lack...

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Athens, United States
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great accommodations. I was really worried because we flipped our itinerary 11 months ahead of our trip and landed a scale cabin room. It was plenty hug enough and nicely appointed. We look forward to returning again one day. Fabulous property.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The Lodge on Lake McDonald predates the Glacier National Park. However, it has been restored to its original rustic yet elegant beauty. It has a top shelf restaurant and a more casual cafe with a wide variety foods. The Lake boat tour leaves from the lodge as well as many hiking trails. From the Lodge you can drive your car...

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Westfield, MA
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you like old rustic looking lodges in National Parks, this is certainly one you should check out. The entrance lobby is grand with exposed timbers. The hotel is right on Lake McDonald, so the views are pretty nice off the porch/deck which overlooks it. The room we had was small but certainly large enough for us and our bags....

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Saint Cloud
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We booked about 6 months in advance and thought it would be a cool right of passage thing to stay in a lodge in the park. I honestly would have been happier staying at our cabin in Apgar Village for less than the price of the lodge. With no elevators, we lugged our stuff up to the second level and...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was our first time in GNP and so the lodge as well. It is at an ideal location and breath taking. The lodge is unique, warm and the fireplace huge, though during our visit it was still too warm outside for its' use. The lodge has a very varied gift shop collection of items. The restaurant on site has...

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Boerne, Texas
Reviewed 13 October 2016

As my husband and I continued our travels across Glacier National Park, we left our beautiful view at Village Inn at Apgar for the McDonald Cabins. The furniture in the cabin was very new so they must have been updated in the last year. However, the room itself is very small and so is the bathroom. I think I have...

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 7 October 2016

WOW! The view from our window was full Lake McDonald. The rustic lodge was run like a 5 star hotel and even though there were visitors mad dashing around, the staff was calm and oh so very nice. The beds were amazing and it was just a full on experience to stay in such a historic building. Do you believe...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1914, Lake McDonald Lodge is nestled on the shores of the largest lake inside Glacier National Park. Lake McDonald offers a unique gift shop, campstore, lounge, restaurant, and pizzeria. Red Bus tours, boat cruises, and numerous other activities are available. This picturesque location on the northern shore of beautiful Lake McDonald has 82 guest rooms split between a main lodge and a row of duplex-style cabins. All guestrooms at Lake McDonald are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping in the era in which all the rooms were built, they offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience. A limited number of ADA- accessible rooms are available and are booked based on a space available basis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake McDonald Lodge

Address: 288 Lake McDonald Lodge Loop Road, Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, MT 59921
Region: United States > Montana > Glacier National Park
Price Range: ₹ 8,560 - ₹ 12,064 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lake McDonald Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Lake Mcdonald Hotel West Glacier
Lake McDonald Lodge Glacier National Park, Montana
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“I like the cabins, I haven't stayed in the hotel or dorm rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Bryce20993, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the lake which was quite nice, though there are trees in your view. There are no elevators, but bell hop was available.”
 of 5 bubbles PFChotapani, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“North side rooms have the lake view. If interested in a cabin, the higher numbers are further away from the lodge, along a paved sidewalk.”
 of 5 bubbles DNvisitors, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our cabin was $152 per night, but I believe they have larger cabin for more money.”
 of 5 bubbles MarieH774, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the best room you can afford and BOOK EARLY!”
 of 5 bubbles OregonJJJ, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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