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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Historic building. Lake access.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

No

Address

Lake McDonald Lodge Loop
338
West Glacier, MT 59936
United States

Features

ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

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