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Glacier National Park – Apgar Visitor Center Relocates

May 13th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park LodgingThe Glacier National Park Apgar Visitor Center operation is relocating to the existing Apgar Transit Center facility, and will begin daily operations Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

The new location will be identified as the Apgar Visitor Center and will provide visitor information services, pick-up and drop-off services for the park’s shuttle system and concession-operated tour and transportation services, retail sales managed by the Glacier National Park Conservancy and restroom facilities.  The building is recognized as LEED Gold Certified.    The new location of the Apgar Visitor Center is located at the t-intersection approximately one mile north of the West Entrance Station on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. 

The Glacier National Park Conservancy is assisting with the relocation.  Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “The Conservancy has been instrumental in working with their donors to provide engineering and design expertise, materials and labor to retrofit the facility to serve as the Apgar Visitor Center.”  Mow said he was impressed with the assistance from several local and regional businesses and appreciates the Conservancy’s leadership with this project.”  

The small building that housed the visitor center in Apgar Village will have public restroom facilities available, but the main building will be closed. An analysis to determine the future use of that facility will begin later this year.

The park’s general management plan (1999) identified the construction of a West-side Discovery Center and Museum, but a lack of funding prevented such a facility.  In 2007, the Apgar Transit Center was constructed to serve as a transit staging area and facilitate visitor access and orientation along the Going-to-the-Sun Road during road rehabilitation.  It has been the park’s intention to relocate the existing west-side visitor center operations from Apgar Village to this area.  To accommodate increased visitor use at the site, the parking area is being expanded, per an environmental assessment completed in 2012.

The park hosts three visitor centers, Apgar, St. Mary and Logan Pass.  The opening and closing dates and times are as follows:

      
Apgar Visitor Center  May 17 – June 13

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 June 14 – September 1

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 September 2- October 5

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 6 – Spring 2015

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Only

Logan Pass Visitor Center As snow and road conditions allow – September 1

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

September 2 – September 21

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Mary Visitor Center May 24 – June 28

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

June 29 – August 16

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

August 17 – October 5

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

 

Plan your stay

May 10th, 2014 by teresa

Book your activities at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and CabinsAre you stuck for ideas for activities during your stay?  Spoilt for choice and no idea how to select the best activity for you? Just don’t have the time to coordinate booking your adventures in Glacier National Park?

We can help!

Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins we do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible and strive to take care of the details so that you can relax and make memories.

Let our in-house guides and activity co-ordinators take the stress off by planning your itinerary for you.  Even better, let them be your guides for the day and ensure you are transported to your chosen activity, guided through the experience, and returned back to your lodging at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins to tell us all about it!

Simply visit with the guides in the lodge on Monday and Wednesday mornings, or join them for interpretive talks and stories from the backcountry around the campfire on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

If they are out on adventures with other guests, you can drop them a line via email to greg@glacieradventureguides.com or leave a voicemail at (406)871-2162.  They’ll be sure to contact you as soon as they are able.

You can also ask our Front Desk staff for suggestions for suitable hikes, places of interest, and for discounted opportunities with local outfitters.  They will be happy to help!

Ecotourism in Glacier National Park

May 2nd, 2014 by teresa

Here at the  Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins we take our role as caretakers of the environment very seriously.  In order to reduce the impact of our business on the environment we reduce, reuse and recycle our resources wherever we see an opportunity to do so.

The lodge itself is heated by a geothermal source and lit by energy efficient bulbs.  We use microfibre cloths and non-chemical products wherever possible when housekeeping, and we recycle our used pillows and bedding by donating them to the local animal shelters.  Soap dispensers have been installed in all our accommodations to reduce wastage.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Please use the recycling bins located at various points on our property;
  • Our housekeepers will visit your accommodation daily to replace used towels, empty your trash and restock your coffee and will conduct a full clean on Day 3 of your stay with us.  If you do NOT require housekeeping, please place the sign provided on the outside doorknob of your accommodation;
  • If you think your towels can be used again, please re-use them;
  • Ensure any trash leftover from grilling or picnics is disposed of appropriately;
  • Do not feed the wildlife;

If you see something else we can be doing, let us know!  If you enjoyed your stay let the world know by adding your review to our tripadvisor, google places or bedandbreakfast.com review pages.

We appreciate you choosing us as your Glacier National Park lodging and thank you for partnering with us to ensure we keep the Glacier National Park area pristine wilderness for generations to come.

Glacier National Park Lodging

 

 

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April 28th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park in the Springtime

Glacier National Park | Winter Activities

February 28th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier Adventure Guides at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins

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!

Glacier National Park | Events 2014

February 24th, 2014 by teresa

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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.

 

Glacier National Park Lodging

January 16th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park lodge and cabins

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!

Glacier National Park – Winter Snowshoe Walks

January 10th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park Snowshoeing

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.

Glacier National Park Lodging

January 9th, 2014 by teresa

Historic Tamarack Lodge CabinsOur 100 year old lodge has been welcoming visitors to the area for generations.  Its original lodgepole pine architecture is full of the ambiance of the mountain community in which it resides and we pride ourselves on mirroring its history in the hospitality we offer to our guests.

Choose to stay in one of our lodge rooms for your Glacier National Park 2014 vacation and experience for yourself the classic ambiance of mountain living with the modern amenities we provide for your comfort and convenience.

Our four lodge rooms sleep from 2-5 guests and enjoy private allocated parking, a separate entrance and 24 hour access to the lodge Great Room with its working stone fireplace, over-stuffed furniture and Glacier National Park decor.

Each room has its own attached bath, satellite tv, and iPod dock.  Sound insulation ensures a peaceful night’s sleep, and our daily housekeeping service provides ample stock of fluffy white towels.

Check availability and book today to make your Glacier National Park adventure the trip of a lifetime.

 

 

 

Glacier National Park Lodging – Seasonal Positions

December 29th, 2013 by teresa

300x218The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins provides traditional Glacier National Park Lodge Room accommodation and private cabin rental only 8 miles from Glacier National Park.  We pride ourselves on our hospitality and provide daily housekeeping and quality guest service to ensure all our guests are welcomed as family to our area in the Flathead Valley of Montana.

We are now hiring for the Summer 2014 season.  Do you have experience in the lodging industry and are ready, willing and able to give our guests the vacation of a lifetime?

Send us your resume or call by for an informal chat.

 

Restaurateur

Outstanding opportunity for qualified chef/restaurateur looking to take on seasonal restaurant lease at lodging facility near Glacier National Park.  Fully equipped kitchen and restaurant area.  Prime location on US Highway 2, 8 miles west of Glacier National Park.  Email on marketing@historictamaracklodge.com or call 406-387-4420 for an informal chat and further info.

Receptionist (Seasonal, May 1st thru September 30th, 30-40 hours per week)

We pride ourselves on our hospitality and standard of service.  Our goal is to make each individual guest feel right at home.  Our Front Desk staff meet and greet all our guests at point of booking and welcome them to the lodge at check in.  If you think you have what it takes to provide our guests with an outstanding vacation experience and you fit the profile below, give us a call and we’ll tell you more and take your details!

Duties to include:

  • handling guest enquiries on phone and face-to-face
  • taking bookings using our computerised reservation system
  • general office duties
  • check in/check out

The ideal candidate must have:

  • 2 years computer experience
  • 1 year Quickbooks experience
  • a High School Diploma or GED
  • excellent multi-tasking skills
  • excellent customer service skills (in person and over the telephone)
  • experience of working in a busy, high stress environment (preferred not essential)
  • good knowledge of Glacier National Park and surrounding area (preferred, but training will be given)

This position is seasonal, May 1 thru September 30 at 30-40 hours per week. Wage dependent on experience.

Housekeeping (Seasonal, May 1st thru September 30th, 30-40 hours per week)

Have you seen our tripadvisor reviews commenting on the cleanliness of our cabins?  Do you take a pride in your work and pay attention to detail? If so, we need YOU to help our guests feel able to relax and enjoy their vacation. As one of our stellar housekeeping team you will be part of a team responsible for the cleanliness of all cabins/rooms on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate for this position must:

  • be able to lift 50lbs and be able to stand for up to 10 hours
  • have one year housekeeping experience (preferred, but willing to train the right person)
  • be a team player
  • be willing to take a flexible approach to hours/scheduling

This is a seasonal position, May 1 thru September 30 at 30-40 hours per week. Wage dependent on experience.

Barista/Housekeeper (Seasonal, May 1st thru September 30th, 30-40 hours per week)

We are looking for an exceptional person to take on a dual role involving providing a barista service in our new coffee shop and also providing housekeeping support.

Responsibilities include:

  • continental breakfast
  • food and beverage preparation
  • making espresso coffee drinks
  • housekeeping duties as required

Ideal candidate must:

  • be able to lift 50lbs
  • be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • have good written and verbal communication skills
  • have excellent customer service skills
  • have a year’s housekeeping experience (preferred but not essential)
  • have barista/food service experience (preferred, but training will be given)

This position is seasonal, May 1 thru September 30 at 30-40 hours per week. Wage dependent on experience.

Maintenance Person

Part-time, seasonal position for experienced person to help keep the lodge looking good and running smoothly!

We take the security and well being of our guests VERY seriously and all applicants should be prepared to have a full criminal background check performed.  Also note: we are a drug-free facility.

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