Glacier National Park - Where are the glaciers?

What is it about Glacier National Park that is so intriguing?  As B&B owners we will often hear, “Where can I see the glaciers”?  Is it all about the glaciers?  Of course not.  It will still be called Glacier National Park even after the last glacier has melted away.  The park is about what the glaciers have created as they grew and then melted.  The landscape in Glacier is one of rugged mountains, beautiful lakes, amazing forests, and wildlife.

We are grateful to those who saw the beauty in this area of the country and had the forethought to set the land aside as a National Park.  Because of this act, we are able to travel within the park and take in the majestic views and marvel at the grandeur of it all.

Glacier National Park is also known as the Crown of the Continent.  Once you have visited, you will understand why we call it that.  Located at the northernmost part of the Rocky Mountains in the USA the mountains show their ruggedness.  The lakes shine like jewels in the crown, and the wildflowers adorn the hillsides all spring and summer long.

“Glacier”, as it is called around here, is for the outdoor enthusiast, as well as those who are happier viewing it from their car, the shuttle, or a Jammer.  The Going to the Sun Road is an engineering marvel that allows visitors to travel from the east at St. Mary’s to the west at West Glacier (or west to east), cross over the continental divide at Logan Pass, and to pull over to see the mountains, the lakes, and the wildlife.  

For those who like to step out into mother nature, there are hiking trails and campgrounds throughout the park.  There are plenty of one day hikes that will allow you to experience this spectacular part of our country.  There is plenty of wildlife to see, so keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bears (both Grizzly and Black), deer, and moose.  Don’t forget to ask your Bed and Breakfast host if you can borrow some bear spray, just in case.

Glacier National Park is definitely worth a visit if you anywhere in the vicinity.  Ask your B&B host to suggest the best way for you to see the park, based on your individual needs.  There is something for everyone to enjoy, no matter their abilities or the amount of time they have to visit.
 

Candlewycke Inn

Bigfork
Candlewycke Inn
Country elegance minutes away from lasting memories

This majestic, lodge style home has been chosen by Frommer's Travel Guide as the "Star Find" in Bigfork, Montana.  Situated on 10 secluded wooded acres just minutes away from the quaint village of Bigfork, Flathead Lake, and Jewel Basin hiking.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 12.4mi

Bad Rock Bed and Breakfast

Columbia Falls
Bad Rock B&B
The last best place to stay before going to Glacier

Located in Columbia Falls on 14 acres of lush countryside.  A peaceful and serene setting conveniently located only 20 minutes from the Glacier National Park.   Convient to Kalispel, Whitefish, and the Glacier Intl. Airport. Stay in the main house B&B or in a private cabin.  Breakfast is provided to all.  Families are welcome.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 14.3mi

Outlook Inn Bed and Breakfast

Somers
Outlook Inn
Where the lake meets the mountains

Spectacular views of Flathead Lake and the Rocky Mountain.  Offering 5 guests rooms, each with a view of the lake.  Queen or king size beds, wifi, private bathrooms, TV, delicious breakfast each morning to set the day for Glacier National Park or boating on the Flathead.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 20.9mi

The Garden Wall Inn

Whitefish
Exceptional Service and Outstanding Breakfasts

A short walk to downtown, allows you to experience all of the excitement of Whitefish and then come home to this charming B&B.  You will be delighted with the gourmet breakfasts and the charm of this 1920’s inn.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 24.3mi

Good Medicine Lodge

Whitefish
Good Medicine Lodge
Good food and good company are Good Medicine!

The peaks of Glacier National Park are in our backyard and the authentic western town of Whitefish is our domain.  Convienent to skiing in winter and hiking, biking, kayaking, and sailing in summer.  Known for our gourmet breakfast, concierge service, and luxury amenities.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 24.6mi

Master Suite Bed and Breakfast

Kalispell
Master Suite
Private luxury for two with million dollar views

Enjoy private luxury overlooking the hills and mountains of the Flathead Valley.  Gourmet breakfast on the deck or the fireplace room.  Private livingroom, bathroom, and gameroom.  Wild life viewing from your patio or venture into Glacier National Park.  Close to Whitefish and Bigfork for dining and entertainment.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 32.9mi

Cabin Creek Landing Bed and Breakfast

Marion
Cabin Creek Landing
Come experience rustic excellence

In the heart of Glacier Country, nestled in the mountain range just west of Kalispell, MT in a little town called Marion. Easily accessible by car or private airplane.  Magnificent lodge-style B&B with large beautiful private rooms.  Plenty of hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing, and water sports nearby. Bitterroot Lake is about a mile and a half down the road. Our guest frequently tour Glacier National Park.  Lost Prairie is just down the road and it is one of the most popular skydiving destinations in the world. If it is outdoor adventures you want, this is the place to come.

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 49.5mi

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