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Travelers Rest Lodge: gateway to Glacier National Park

Travelers Rest Lodge, in East Glacier, is a great place to stay at while visiting Glacier National Park in Montana.

This is a fairly off the beaten path part of the USA, and only those who truly wish to explore the wonders of nature contained inside this park, which belongs to both the US and Canada, will make their way here. For us, it was totally worth the drive and, staying at Travelers Rest Lodge, made the experience even more charming.

View of the mountains at Glacier National Park from the lodge

View of the mountains at Glacier National Park from the lodge

 

Accommodation consists in individual wooden cabins, where a warm park style atmosphere and aesthetics meet the comforts of modern living.

Cabins nestled in the aspens

Cabins nestled in the aspens

 

We stayed in a cute wooden cabin that included an open space bedroom with lounge, kitchenette and bathroom with tub. The living area had a couple of couches, books and, the best part, a fireplace that made our evenings warm and homey. There are also rooms built atop the barn, for those who wouldn’t like to miss out on a privileged panoramic view towards the snowy mountains!

Welcoming bedroom and lounge

Welcoming bedroom and lounge

By the fireplace

By the fireplace

 

Breakfast is not served at the lodge, but we found the kitchenette to be very convenient to prepare this and other meals in the evening. In any case, there are restaurants, cafes and shops right in town – everything is very concentrated so you’ll find what you need easily! You can even walk to town in less than 10 minutes.

The kitchenette includes a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge, plates, cutlery and other utensils. We were also welcomed with some complimentary snacks which you can take out and have during an outdoorsy day around the park!

Kitchen

Kitchen

 

The cabins are really cute and warm, with nature related decorations, posters about the park and plenty of reading material about the area and beyond.

In the evenings, the entire place feels magical, as the sun goes down and there are not many lights around to distract you from the colors and shadows of dusk.

As the sun goes to sleep...

As the sun goes to sleep…

A cabin in the woods at night

A cabin in the woods at night

 

There is no WIFI in the cabins but you can get connected in the supermarket in town, which you’ll reach in a few minutes. This is a “get away from it all” kind of place, where no TV or connection to the outside world shall distract you from immersing yourself in nature and enjoying the surroundings. So if this is what you’re looking for and the temperature allows, I recommend enjoying some time outside by the porche, where you might even be visited by the friendly resident cat, just like we did!

Right outside our cabin

Right outside our cabin

Making friends at Travelers Rest Lodge!

Making friends at Travelers Rest Lodge!

 

A truly pleasant place to stay at during your visit to Glacier National Park!
 

BOOK YOUR STAY IN EAST GLACIER NOW!

More info:
info@trlodge.com
Summer: (406) 226-9143
Winter: (406) 378-2414
East Glacier, Montana (USA)


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6 Comments

  • what a great find! That kitchen looks like you could cook some great meals in there – throw in a hot plate and you’d be all set! Glacier is probably one of my most favorite spots but lodging is always somewhat of a pain to secure. I’ll have to check this out next time I’m in the area.

    • Zara Says

      Hi Brittany!
      This place is really great, so you should definitely keep it in mind next time you head to Glacier NP!
      And the park, as you probably know well, is stunning and worth visiting more than once, for sure!

  • This place looks so cosy and nice! I could picture myself wrapped in quilts and blankets drinking tea… masala tea, of course!

  • Tim M Says

    I love those kind of cabins. Looks like a great place to stay while exploring the park. It’s 10 minutes to town, how far to the park?

    • Zara Says

      It’s really close to the East part of the park.
      The official gate is a good 20mins drive away (as far as I can remember) but the area of interest starts much before, right there, past the East Glacier Village.. that’s where you can get all services, supplies, etc.. and even tours for the park. Otherwise, a car or bus ride is needed.. but during summer season, if you don’t have car, you can navigate all around the park by bus! And to reach, you travel by AMTRAK train and the stop is right next to the lodge!

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