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by Cal Poly
July 14, 2004
Lending library is a great idea. Large washer and dryers within the units.
The units are well back from the highway and usually very quiet.
Great place to relax without being in a tent.
Resort Experience:Things inside the resort were a mixed bag; quality ranged from excellent to poor. For example, the dishes were very good, but towels didn't match and were more like rags.
The resort description said Jenn Air appliances, but that wasn't true.
Upstairs shower was a tad small in dimensions for an adult. Lighting was generally dim inside the unit.
There is plenty of storage within the unit, but have to clean drawers and shelves before putting anything away.
You don't need an alarm clock. The trains will wake you up early enough.
This is the first resort where at the end of our stay we have had to: take out our trash, strip our beds, and put towels in the washer and start the washer.
From journal Glacier Wilderness Resort
July 25, 2003
The cabins are situated so there is quite a bit of privacy. The wildflowers and shrubbery are much as they would appear in the wild. There is enough room to park two cars at the cabin. The large front porch, which spans the width of the cabin, has a hot tub, a picnic table, and a grill.
Entering the front door, you find yourself in a large living area. The living room has a sofabed, but we did not use it. There was wood already cut for the fireplace in a woodbox that could be accessed from inside. It was very cold when we first arrived so we built a fire to help warm ourselves quickly! We enjoyed a fire one other evening as the nightly lows were in the 30s and 40s in June. It took several hours to warm the cabin to a comfortable temperature the night we arrived, but once we got it warmed up, it seemed to retain the heat very well.
The dining area table seats four and has a leaf to expand it. The furniture is very nice and decorations tend to mountain decor. My only complaint is that the lighting is insufficient at night. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining area. The kitchen was well-equipped.
A bedroom and a large bath complete the downstairs. The bedroom has an outside entrance of its own. As it warmed up by the end of our stay, we greatly enjoyed opening the windows at night to sleep by the gurgling of the stream nearby. The bathroom had a tub and laundry facilities. Laundry soap was provided, but our washer didn't spin out very well. The moose towels were thick and fun.
Upstairs was another bedroom and 3/4 bath. This area is a loft that is open to the living room, but the bed area is far enough back that you can't see from downstairs. There was also a sitting area near the edge of the loft.
We really enjoyed this place. My boys would have loved it when they were young. The resort is out in the "boonies," but if you are a nature lover, it is a wonderful place. We even saw deer on the grounds.
More information at the resort's website Glacier Wilderness Resort .
From journal Hiking for Ordinary Folks in Glacier National Park
October 19, 2002
The cabins are grouped together, but have a lot of trees and bushes between them. Parking was at the back of the unit, and you walk into the nice sized bedroom with lots of closet and drawer space. A large bathroom is next to that with a tub/shower and big, fluffy towels. The washer/dryer are in here. You walk into a great room with kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen is very nice, everything you need including oven, microwave, dishwasher, and plenty of cooking utensils. The stereo/CD player is in a cupboard above the refrigerator, which was very difficult to use. I had to stand on a chair just to reach it, and still could not see the inside of the CD player. The TV was fed by satelite and had a VCR. The office had a few movies to rent, but was never open when we were home at night. For $15.00 additional, you have access to firewood to burn in the fireplace. The wood is stacked in a building close to the units, but you have to split it. The tools are available for you to use, and it didn't take much effort to split, if you know what you are doing. But the wood is pine and not very dry, it takes some experience to get it to burn. We had a fire every night and really enjoyed it. It is well worth the effort. The sofa (it is a sofa bed) was comfortable and there were a couple of other nice chairs. These are log cabins and the walls are all either log or paneling, we found the rooms to be dark because of this. But it is very pretty and the ceilings are vaulted. The front porch has a hot tub, picnic table and charcoal grill. We used the hot tub every night after hiking and loved it. If you don't know how to use a charcoal grill, don't plan on grilling any food. Our front windows looked out onto a mountain and we enjoyed the sight very much. The resort is 10 miles away from the entrance to Glacier National Park.
From journal Communing with nature