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Lake McDonald Lodge

Glacier National Park

Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, Montana

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  • Lake McDonald Lodge entrance.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Lake McDonald Lodge.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Cabins at Lake McDonald.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Rear view of the Lake McDonald Lodge.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Boat dock on Lake McDonald.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Interior of Lake McDonald Lodge.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Lobby of Lake McDonald Lodge.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • The back deck is a nice spot to watch the lake.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Totem pole at Lake McDonald Lodge.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Russel's Fireside Dining Room.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Classic restored park tour cars.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Lake McDonald Lodge.- Lake McDonald Lodge
  • An omen of threats to come as smoke from nearby fires obscures the sun.- Lake McDonald Lodge
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Historic building. Lake access.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, MT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The challenge in the early days of Glacier National Park was to attract visitors to the remote place and offer the amenities that travelers of the day required. The Great Northern Railroad and other private companies invested in building some of the early park infrastructure, and they were allowed to build several lodges within the park boundary.

Built in 1913, the Lewis Glacier Hotel, as it was originally called, was not a Great Northern Railroad project but was built in the same Swiss chalet style as the other park lodges and was acquired by GNR in 1930. The lodge was extensively renovated in 1988 and today remains true to its original design and construction. In addition to the lodge and cabins, there is an upscale restaurant and a boat dock that offers lake tours and boat rentals.

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