Lodge Information & Policies

The Great Northern Railway built Glacier Park Lodge over a century ago. Situated on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the hotel site was purchased from the Piegan, a tribe of the Blackfeet Nation. This site was in a settlement then known as Midvale. When the present railway depot was built in 1912, the area was renamed Glacier Park Station and then became known as East Glacier Park in 1950.
Often referred to as “Big Tree Lodge,” the immense timbers that support the Lodge were approximately 500 to 800 years old when they were cut and all of them retain their bark. There are a total of 60 timbers, 36 to 42 inches in diameter and 40 feet long. The timbers which support the lobby and verandas are Douglas fir from Washington State. Today, 162 rustic, yet comfortable guest rooms can accommodate over 500 people.


Hotel Amenities
  • Free Amtrak Transportation to and From the East Glacier Station
  • Great Northern Dining Room
  • Empire Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Nearby Recreation in Glacier National Park and on Blackfeet Indian Reservation
  • Spacious Historic Lobby with Fireplace
  • Espresso Bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Glacier Park Lodge Gift Shop
  • Country Corner Convenience Store
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • 9-Hole Golf Course
  • 9-Hole 'Pitch 'N Putt Course
  • Complimentary Historic Hotel Tour Daily
Room Amenities
  • Free Local Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Gilchrist & Soames™  Environmentally-Friendly Toiletries 
  • Golden Memory™ Down Alternative Pillows
  • Iron and Ironing Board (upon request)
  • Hair Dryer (upon request)
  • Fan (upon request)
  • Alarm Clock

Hotel Policies

Check-In & Check-Out

Check-In Time is 3 p.m.

  • If your room is available prior to 3 p.m. the front desk will be more than happy to check you in early. You may request an early check-in, but those requests are not guaranteed.

Check-Out Time is 11 a.m.

  • To take advantage of Express Check-Out, simply leave your keys in your room before you depart. You will receive a copy of your bill under your door during the final night of your stay.

Smoking Policy

All of our Glacier Park, Inc. rooms and facilities are non-smoking. Smoking is only permited in designated smoking areas outside the building.

Special Requests

Connecting rooms, rollaway beds, early check-in, specific floors, views, room numbers and other special requests are subject to availability and are not guarenteed. We will do our best to accommodate these requests upon check-in.

Cancellation Policy

An advance deposit, per room at each hotel, in the amount of the first nights stay and tax (less surcharges) is due at the time of booking. 
Deposit(s) are non-refundable if the reservation(s) is cancelled after 5:00 p.m. MDT 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date. NO EXCEPTIONS.
For reservations made within 30 days prior to arrival, the above policy applies with no 30-day grace period.
Deposits are fully refundable for 30 days following the date the reservation was made. From 31 days after the reservation was made until three days prior to the scheduled arrival date, the deposit will be refunded less the following administrative fee(s):
  • Canceling a room 30 days after the reservation was made will incur a $15 fee (per confirmation number)
  • Canceling an activity 30 days after the reservation was made will incur a $15 fee (per confirmation number)
  • Canceling a room with activities included will incur a $20 fee (per confirmation number)
  • Changes to your departure date made after you have stayed your first night will result in a $30 early departure fee.
  • No-show on date of arrival is considered a cancellation of your entire stay at that property and there will be no refund.
  • No-show for activities (including Afternoon Tea) will not be refunded.
We are unable to deviate from policies due to weather, illness, flight delays, road closures, etc. We strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance.

Changing a Reservation or Activity

  • One complimentary change is granted per confirmation number.
  • After this one-time complimentary change, each call to make changes to that confirmation number will be subject to a $15 administrative change fee. This includes changes to activities associated with that confirmation number.
  • Examples of changes to a confirmation number that will incur the administrative change fee include, but are not limited to, the following: Changing the date of a room activity, changing the time of the activity, or changing accommodations type or location.