Top 10 Glacier National Park Resorts: St. Mary Lodge & Resort
St. Mary Lodge is our No. 1 Glacier Park resort because we think it most exemplifies the truce that people forged with rugged nature. On the spectacular east side of the Glacier National Park, that’s quite a feat. And how close you get to nature is completely up to you.
Since the 1920s, St. Mary Lodge and Resort has been developing its range of accommodations with equal appreciation of the natural surroundings and of what the modern traveler wants in a Glacier Park vacation. The result is astounding: seven buildings, a total of 122 rooms and a range of experiences from log lodges to cabins to Native American tipis. The newest, the Great Bear Lodge, has a distinct focus on luxury – a modern take on the old-fashioned lodge with 48 rooms plus 13 suites featuring Jacuzzi tubs.
The one thing in common, though, is the Glacier National Park experience. In this case, the world-famous Rocky Mountain scenery and the range of guided fishing, ATV, horseback riding and whitewater rafting trips is accented with cultural education. The lodge rests within the Blackfeet Reservation, and several tours let you view the park through the perspective of ancient and modern Blackfoot Indians.
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St. Mary Lodge & Resort offers 27-ft. Tipi accommodations, each with 700 sq. ft. of space, Cloud Nine Queen beds, private bathhouses with Jacuzzi tubs and more.
Take a cruise on the serene St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun, just six miles from St. Mary Lodge and Resort. Photo stops and optional guided hikes are included.
In winter, all areas of Glacier are open – if you’re a skier or a snowshoer!