Posts Tagged ‘Glacier National Park’

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.

 

 

 

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April 28th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park in the Springtime

Glacier National Park Lodges

April 8th, 2014 by teresa

Glacier National Park Lodges

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.

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 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 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.

Book your 2014 Glacier National Park vacation in December and save $$$

December 27th, 2013 by teresa

NA008587We know that many of our guests return again and again to take advantage of our great location between Glacier National Park, Whitefish and the Flathead Valley and we love to welcome you on your return and catch up on life’s great adventures.  In recognition and appreciation for all our guests we offer a 10% discount exclusively for all guests booking a return stay.  Typically, we only allow one discount per booking but with a friends and family discount you can combine your 10% with any other offer.

There’s nothing better to us after the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and parties to get out in the mountains and enjoy the silence and stillness and snowmobiling is a great way to get out there and get some fresh air.  There are plenty of groomed trails and something for every age and ability and if you book a sled’n'stay for the 2014 season during December we will give you an extra 10% discount.

Already thinking about Summer in Glacier National Park?  Book your summer stay with us during December and we will also discount that for you!  Shh….we never discount our summer rates, so take advantage while you can!

The lodge is not in hibernation mode..on the contrary, not only are we open year round, we are making changes and creating new additions ready for Summer 2014.

It promises to be a great year and we wish you all the very best 2014.

See you soon!

PS For details on how to claim your discounts visit our deals and specials page by clicking here.

Early Bird Discount

December 16th, 2013 by teresa

Glacier National Park lodge and cabins

Glacier National Park lodge and cabins

Here at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, we offer a range of lodging choices for your Glacier National Park 2014 vacation.  Located within easy driving distance of Whitefish, Bigfork and the Flathead Lake we are also only 8 miles from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.  Looking for that historical Glacier National Park Lodge feel?  Check out our 100 yr old lodge that was originally built as a visitor centre to the park. Fully refurbished to offer a classic ambience with modern amenities our lodge provides accommodation in the shape of four lodge rooms, each with attached bath and is open to all our guests to enjoy the great lodgepole pine beams and stone fireplace.

Or, choose from one of our 22 cabins located in a wooded setting with picnic areas and wildlife viewing as standard!

Early bookers benefit from the best choice of accommodation and discounted prices, so get your ducks in a row for 2014  and receive a 10% discount when you book in December.  Visit our Specials page for details on how to claim your discount and book your stay today!

We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of Montana’s Rocky Mountains and your Glacier National Park home away from home.

Glacier National Park Adventure

November 26th, 2013 by teresa

 

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Glacier National Park adventures

The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins is proud to support The Glacier Institute!

The Glacier Institute is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1983 by passionate scientists who wanted to share their love of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem and Glacier National Park.  The Glacier Institute provides outdoor education for elementary school children and custom Adventure Camps and Outdoor Education courses for youth and adults by instructors who are recognized experts in their fields. The Institute also provides scholarships to underserved youth.

Purchase a gift certificate or bid on their on-line auction for a fantastic Christmas gift for a loved one that comes with the guarantee of supporting the next generation of teachers, river ecologists, naturalists, wildlife biologists and innovators.

Watch out for our donation to the auction – a night in a cozy couple’s cabin with hot cocoa and FREE snowshoe rental!

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