April 9th, 2014 by teresa
The Glacier Institute is proud to receive the Flathead Conservation District’s recent grant which has been designated for new aquatics gear for the Big Creek Discovery School. The Institute has utilized the grant funds to purchase hip waders, life jackets, microscopes, pH/temperature testers, dissolved oxygen meters and new aquatic nets, all of which will enhance the aquatics program.
“We are excited to take our Aquatics Program to the next level with the addition of this new equipment,” states Tyler McRae, Big Creek’s Program Director. “Thanks to the Flathead Conservation District, boxes of great new resources have arrived to enhance outdoor learning experiences for our youth! This would not have been possible without the receipt of this generous grant.”
Solely dedicated to education, the Glacier Institute serves adults and children as an educational leader in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, emphasizing outreach and field-based learning experiences; the non-profit Institute provides an objective and science-based understanding of the area’s ecosystem and it interactions with people. Marking its 31st year of educational programs, the Glacier Institute is a long-time educational partner with Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Flathead Valley Community College. The Institute offers family programs, youth science adventure camps, Discovery School at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center and adult educational programs. The Institute has never turned away a child who has requested an educational scholarship and has welcomed over 28,000 Flathead Valley elementary school children to its Discovery School three-day immersion learning program at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center.
To register and gain more information on course, other courses, projects and activities of the Glacier Institute please call (406) 755-1211 or visit online at www.glacierinstitute.org.
April 8th, 2014 by teresa
The lodges in Glacier National Park were built to offer lodging to travelers visiting the area. These historic buildings offer traditional style accommodation and are often booked up very quickly by visitors wanting an historic experience shared by generations of tourists.
The Historic Tamarack Lodge, originally located at the entrance to the Park, provided a warm welcome to people alighting from the train in Belton and retains the classic ambiance of a traditional Glacier National Park vacation.
Relocated in the 1940’s, the lodge continues to provide a taste of Park history for travelers to the area. Away from the crowds, it offers modern amenities such as flat screen tv, wifi and attention to detail such as ipod docks and air conditioning whilst at the same time providing the ambiance of its original stone fireplace and lodgepole pine beams.
The lodge offers four rooms on the upper level, each with attached bath and beautifully appointed with wood floors, handcrafted furniture and glacier national park themed décor.
Lodge rooms sleep up to five guests, with the option of combining two rooms (to sleep up to 9) via a private balcony with sunset views over the Columbia and Teakettle peaks.
All our lodge guests have 24 hour access to the lodge great room with its over-stuffed furniture and working fireplace and private parking located to the rear of the property.
Book your 2014 stay today to get your taste of Glacier and a unique Glacier National Park lodge experience.
March 5th, 2014 by teresa
Our largest style cabins are the perfect fit for families travelling to Glacier National Park, Montana for their 2014 vacation experience. Built in 2007, these six private cabins are located to the rear of our property facing the Columbia and Teakettle peaks. Private, covered decks with privacy screens and patio sets provide the perfect place to enjoy the sunset whilst two bedrooms, a full size bath and full kitchen with living area ensure you have all the room you need to feel right at home!
Attention to detail such as hardwood floors, handcrafted furniture, ceiling fans and flat screen tv’s provide that added touch of comfort and convenience, and provide a classic ambiance that reminds you of your location in the Montana Rockies.
Parking is provided right outside your cabin located just off our upper picnic area with grills, seating, volleyball and our llama Star! Take a short hike behind your cabin to enjoy the views and wildlife of the nearby Beaver Ponds.
Don’t forget to check out the lodge! All our guests are welcome to come and enjoy the great room with its original stone fireplace and lodgepole pine beams. Read about our local history or plan an adventure with our resident activity planners from Glacier Adventure Guides. Curl up by the fireplace with a tasty beverage from our bar (opening soon!) or a morning espresso, or browse for that perfect souvenir of your stay in our gift shop area.
Our staff are on hand to ensure your needs are met so that you are free to enjoy your vacation and build memories to last a lifetime.
Check availability and book today to ensure your choice of cabin for summer 2014. We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home!
February 28th, 2014 by teresa
Glacier Adventure Guides at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins
Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins we all appreciate that the Glacier National Park area provides a full four-season experience to visitors from around the world.
Our facility is fully insulated and equipped to provide you with comfortable Glacier National Park lodging year round. Choose from traditional mountain living in our recently refurbished lodge or cozy up in one of our private cabins. All our guests can enjoy specialty coffee from our espresso bar and have access to the great room in the lodge to relax, warm up by the fireplace or browse our selection of gifts and guidebooks.
The Winter months in the gateway to glacier provide a range of ways to experience a true winter wonderland, and at the lodge our staff are trained to ensure you make the most of your vacation here with us.
For those new to winter sports, or seeking a quiet retreat to fully appreciate the stillness and beauty of Winter in Glacier, you can hire snowshoes from our front desk, hike out to the Beaver Ponds behind our property, or take a free ranger-led snowshoe excursion into Glacier National Park.
Got your own equipment? There are many miles of groomed trails in the area, including the Flathead National Forest right outside our back door! Ask our staff for the most up-to-date information on weather conditions and trails suitable for your needs.
Somewhere in between starting out and Winter Olympic standard?! Why not visit with Glacier Adventure Guides for an expert guided tour tailored specifically to your needs, desires and abilities? Guests of the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins receive discounted rates on all their packages and we can guarantee you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
With changing weather patterns throughout the USA and beyond bringing chaos to many, we can provide a safe haven fully equipped for any weather conditions. Enjoy what this winter throws at us and book your winter vacation in Northwest Montana today!
February 24th, 2014 by teresa
The Glacier Institute is a non-profit organisation with an objective of increasing through education a science-based understanding of Glacier National Park‘s ecosystem. Now entering its 31st year of educational programs, the Glacier Institute partners with Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Flathead Valley Community College to offer family programs, youth science adventure camps, Discovery School at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center and adult educational programs.
‘Join The Glacier Institute, and instructor Beau Servo, for a day of adventure in the snow-cloaked forest to study ecological concepts from a winter perspective. We will start with a short classroom session focusing on predator/prey relationships, evergreen plant species, and animals’ adaptations to winter. Our field session will follow and we will concentrate on hunting behaviors, prey escape strategy, specialized adaptations, tracks and trails, and wintering birds of prey. We will be traveling on snowshoes and students may use their own. Students may request in advance to borrow a pair of snowshoes from the Institute.’
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9 am – 5pm
$65 per person
Glacier Park Community Building, located behind Park Headquarters in West Glacier
To register and gain more information on the Winter Ecology and Animal Tracking course, other courses, projects and activities of the Glacier Institute please call (406) 755-1211 or visit us online at www.glacierinstitute.org.
February 20th, 2014 by teresa
100 yr old lodge and 22 private cabins, 8 miles from Glacier National Park
Summer 2014 in Glacier National Park offers an outstanding family vacation opportunity. If warm summer days, cool mountain evenings and sunsets that go on forever sound like the perfect backdrop for you then look no further! Montana is not known as ‘Big Sky Country’ for nothing. Deep blue skies frame the snowy mountain peaks, and nights of a thousand stars are best enjoyed toasting smores around a campfire.
At the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, we know the main attraction is the beauty that is our backyard. Our job is simply to ensure that your daily needs are taken care of so that you can sit back and enjoy it.
Comfortable cabin and lodge room accommodation is carefully designed with our guests’ needs in mind. The classic ambience of mountain lodge living is evident in our furnishings and attention to detail, such as wooden floors, handcrafted furniture and Glacier National Park themed artwork. Modern amenities include daily housekeeping, wifi, satellite tv and iPod docks to ensure your comfort and convenience.
A selection of outdoor games such as volleyball, tetherball and horseshoes are available along with outdoor grilles, picnic areas, a covered pavilion and fire pits. If that’s not enough to persuade even the most reluctant outdoor enthusiast, our llama Star and the Beaver Ponds located behind our property are added attractions popular with all our guests.
Whether you are just seeking a soft pillow and warm bed for a night along a carefully planned out road trip, an experience immersed in the history of the Glacier National Park area, or room for all the family to spend an extended vacation , we can meet your needs.
Book today to ensure your lodging choice and come and enjoy mountain hospitality in the Montana Rockies this summer.
We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home!
February 4th, 2014 by teresa
Make Glacier National Park, Montana your Summer 2014 destination and stay with the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins for the vacation of a lifetime.
Known for our year-round outstanding hospitality, clean and comfortable cabins & lodge rooms and affordable lodging rates, the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins is situated in a spectacular scenic mountain valley in the midst of the Montana Rockies just minutes from the west entrance to Glacier National Park and a convenient drive from nearby Bigfork, Flathead Lake, Lakeside, Kalispell, Whitefish and West Glacier, Montana.
The Main Lodge–originally built in 1907 provides classic ambiance with modern amenities, 3400 square feet of rustic charm and still boasts its original over-sized natural stone fireplace and lodgepole pine architecture. Refurbished in 2013, the lodge now provides four lodge rooms with attached baths, allocated parking and 24 hour access to the lodge Great Room.
All our guests are welcome to relax and enjoy the Great Room. Enjoy an espresso from our guest coffee bar, plan your day with access to maps and guidebooks on the area, or browse our gift shop for that perfect Made in Montana item to remind you of your stay.
Use our ‘Plan your Stay’ section of our website to discover area attractions, driving tours and activity suggestions prior to your trip or ask our staff on arrival for all the latest local info and trail advice.
We work closely with local outfitters to bring you great deals and discounts on year-round activities including whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling and guided snowshoe/xc ski tours. Sign up to our newsletter or check our Specials page for the latest offers.
Enjoy a day’s adventure and return to enjoy our spacious picnic areas. Take advantage of our grills to enjoy dinner al fresco and finish up with smores and stories around the firepit.
Enjoy the classic ambiance of mountain living with all the modern amenities of home when you make us your Glacier National Park lodging choice.
Check availability and book today!
January 25th, 2014 by teresa
Its getting to that time of year again when both locals and visitors can enjoy a weekend of fun at our local Cabin Fever Days event. Run by the Trapline association to benefit local charities such as Headstart, the food bank and Quick Response Unit, its a great way to support our community whilst kicking back and enjoying canyon hospitality. From the famous barstool racing to hog roasts and live music there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and with family-friendly activities such as cupcake walks and magic shows the kids can join in too!
Choose to stay at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins and enjoy the classic ambiance of Glacier National Park lodging with modern amenities such as daily housekeeping and satellite tv. You’ll already be at the centre of the action with all the activity venues within easy reach, but why not take advantage of our spectacular location and explore a bit further afield? Entry to Glacier National Park will be FREE for President’s Day weekend and guests of the Historic Tamarack Lodge get a great discount on local activities including guided snowshoeing and snowmobiling and you can also rent snowshoes right at the lodge itself.
Our espresso bar will be open and serving our special Montana Coffee Traders Tamarack Blend and we will be serving breakfasts, hot burritos and a selection of pastries. We are on the free shuttle route between parking spots and activity venues!! So why not come in and enjoy the ambiance of our 100 yr old lodge, surf the internet with our free wifi, and take a break from the hustle and bustle in front of our cozy log fire? Our gift shop will be offering locally made souvenirs at discounted prices. Pick up a bargain to remind you of your stay, or send something home to a loved one to entice them to come enjoy the fun!
Our staff are on hand to ensure your stay exceeds your expectations and to welcome you to Cabin Fever Days 2014. See you on the hill!
January 16th, 2014 by teresa
Glacier National Park lodge and cabins
The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins is located only 8 miles from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park. We offer a range of lodging choices including: newly refurbished lodge rooms located on the upper level of our 100 year old Glacier National Park lodge; practical and cost-effective motel-style unit cabin; and full-size private cabins. If you are looking for a Glacier National Park experience full of the ambience of true mountain living with the added benefits of modern amenities such as daily housekeeping, wifi, and satellite tv we can help!
All our accommodations have been carefully designed for our guest’s comfort and satisfaction whatever the season. We pride ourselves on our hospitality and on providing attention to detail such as ceiling fans, locally crafted furniture, and iPod docks. Outside we provide grills and picnic areas with features such as an outdoor pavilion, fire pit and horseshoes. Our property is designed for convenient parking that does not disturb your enjoyment of our backyard and wider environment.
We work with local outfitters to give our guests quality local activities throughout the year at discount prices. Choose from whitewater rafting, fishing and horseback riding in the summer months, or snowmobiling, snowshoeing and xc skiing in the winter.
Whatever your ideal Glacier National Park adventure, we can provide you with a comfortable and convenient base camp for making memories that last a lifetime.
Check availability and book today to secure your choice of lodging and great rates!
January 10th, 2014 by teresa
Snowshoe Glacier National Park
Enjoy free, two-hour, ranger-led snowshoe excursions into the park’s winter environment every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11 through Saturday, March 22 2014
Where: Apgar Visitor Center
Who: suitable for varying ages and abilities, but not recommended for children under age 6.
How: bring snowshoes (or rent at the Apgar Visitor Center),wear sturdy winter boots, dress in layers, and bring water and snacks.
*Park entrance fees are required.
The snowshoe walks are presented in partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The Conservancy is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park, providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach.
Please contact the park at 406-888-7800 for general information regarding the ranger-led snowshoe walks.