Glacier Park Motel and Campground
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGlacier Park Motel and Campground Columbia Falls
This hotel looked like it might be a bad one when we first got in there. But it was actually ok. It was clean, and quiet, and close to everything we needed. The staff were very friendly too!
If I had to complain it would be to say that the bed has a "plastic" cover underneath the bedding that was annoyingly loud when you moved around on it. Thankfully we had two beds in the room (another plus was that one bed was in it's own room) and the second one was quieter. Oh, and I would not jump for joy on water pressure in the shower either.... but it was manageable.
We went out for breakfast, so I can't comment on the food, but when we went down there, there were a lot of people seemingly enjoying it.
Also it has a lot of family friendly amenities, especially for kids. And you can sleep in tents (well actually they are Tee Pees) if you want which looks fun.
Overall I would say it was a good place, I would probably try others in the area on my next trip but that is through no fault of this place.
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We started out reasonably early on day 2, and headed into Glacier National Park to do our first real hike of the trip. A nearly 5 mile round trip jaunt through the woods. The trail was rated as moderate, so should be no problem for a couple of seasoned hikers like us right? RIGHT?
Problem #1 was apparent right away …
... with hikers. As only the road is the access road between hotel and Babb, the boats also serve as water taxis and take hikes to trail heads and bring them back to hotel.
Had early dinner at hotel (which was our only dinning operation). Kathy has Montana trout and Bob has duck breast. Both were very good.
Due to the winds we just went back and enjoyed our quaint and cozy room and caught up on some sleep.
... best way to find out what to do and see. Also this is were to enquire about ranger led activities.
We did a couple of fairly short trails to view the beautiful scenery. One trail was around a canyon called Red Canyon. This was very pretty. After our hikes, we had a picnic lunch.
The setting for the Prince of Whales hotel is just beautiful. We went in and looked around before driving back to the St. Mary area.
As we had planned to move to ...
... to look at them and they were pretty unnerved for a bit Also, they reported that on the day they arrived, several days before me, they had watched a bear run through my campsite As the day ended I sat by the river. You can see what I saw if you watch the video. At the close of the day an "end of the day" treat occurs as the moose cow and calf cross the stream bed behind my ...
We went south of the park today so we wouldn't have to wait in all the traffic in the park. We saw Many Glacier, and a black bear! It entered a lake and swam across to the other side. We had a picnic lunch on a pull out in the road and picked huckleberries for breakfast. It was a long day, but worth the drive. We are staying in our friends camper. It's really nice, but their dually truck is way too big to take on the mountain roads, so we have been using our rental ...