North Little Rock, Arkansas
August 22, 2003
Glacier Park Lodge is one of the old grand lodges built by James Hill of the Great Northern Railroad at the end of the 1800s to lure tourists to the area. The train station is within walking distance of Glacier Lodge, but the lodge will pick up Amtrak passengers and take them right to the check-in counter. You can also walk through a beautiful flower garden from the train station to the lodge. Next time we go, we plan to take the train.
The lodge itself has a grand and huge lobby. The rooms are small, however, and if you have a lot of luggage, you may have trouble storing it. The bathrooms are small as well, and there is no air-conditioning, although it isn’t needed. There are NO television sets, as you are supposed to be experiencing the beauty and seclusion of the area without outside stimulation. Each room does have a telephone, however. Also, there are no elevators and you have to climb several flights of steps with your luggage, or pay a bellhop to do it, in order to get to your room.
The restaurant in Glacier Lodge is supposed to be famous for its steaks, but I found the steaks only normal and not outstanding. The restaurant’s breakfasts were super, though. But lunch and dinner meals were better at restaurants in the town of East Glacier.
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From journal Glacier National Park - Peaceful