Posts Tagged ‘Glacier National Park’

Glacier National Park Cabins

December 28th, 2012 by teresa

While our summer guests are away, we get busy! Every year we make improvements to our facility thanks to feedback received to ensure we can provide the best quality of stay for our guests. This year the Bison gets a brand new bathroom with dressing area, handcrafted cabinets and plenty of space to relax and wash away the day. Will you be the first to try it out?!

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Dashing through the snow..

December 24th, 2012 by teresa

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Do you feel the need for speed?  Stay with us during snow season and grab a great 10% discount with Swan Mountain Snowmobiling. Take a quickie to Desert Mountain or spend a day exploring the back country around Glacier National Park.  Whatever your choice, we’ll be sure to keep the homefires burning and keep your cabin cozy and comfortable.

With great, low winter rates, the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins stays open year round so you can stay and play in our winter wonderland.

Multi-night savings

December 21st, 2012 by teresa

Looking for a cozy base for your Glacier National Park family vacation with all the comforts of home?  Look no further!  We have 8 family sized cabins, each sleeping up to six, each with full kitchens and all set in the outstanding beauty of the Glacier area.

Our Summit, Glacier, Grinnell, Alpine, Iceberg and Avalanche cabin were built in 2007 with our guests in mind.  Two bedrooms each house a queen bed.  The living area sleeps another two on a comfortable futon couch and leads out to your private covered balcony overlooking Columbia and Teakettle Mountains.  Cozy up to our llama, Star and enjoy the recreational space close to your cabin with seating and charcoal grills located for your enjoyment of our great outdoors.

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Ask at the lodge for our fishing equipment and take a stroll to the Beaver Ponds behind your cabin.  Keep your eye out for the beaver family as you fish in this tranquil environment.

Parking is available right outside your cabin entrance.  Daily housekeeping, free wifi and satellite tv add to your comfort and convenience.

Located only 8 miles from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park, with great rates and outstanding hospitality, we’re pretty sure you’ll take advantage of our multi-night deal and grab a 5% discount for stay of three nights or more.

The Antelope and Bison cabins are also included in our multi-night deal.  Newly refurbished with full size kitchens, these cabins can also be connected to provide sleeping for up to 12.  The Bison cabin has a fenced, private yard, making these two cabins a great choice for larger families, reunions, or groups travelling together.

Make 2013 your best year yet with a Glacier National Park vacation that will provide you with wonderful memories for many years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home!

 

 

Glacier National Park guided snowshoe trips.

December 15th, 2012 by teresa

The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins are excited to announce a new partnership.  Working with Glacier Adventure Guides to bring you a discounted range of activities and quality guided winter activities, there’s never been a better time to book a winter vacation with us!

Glacier Adventure guides offer a Glacier National Park snowshoe experience for all ages and ranges of ability.  Treat the family to a beginner snowshoeing trip, with little elevation gain for families, older adventurers or those wanting a more leisurely experience.

Or, for the intermediate or advanced snowshoe enthusiasts, go winter hiking in Glacier National Park.  With 1,000+ vertical gain and a 6-8 miles round trip, this trip includes Snyder Basin, Mount Brown and Elk Mountain in the Marias Pass area.

Want to go a-l-l-l-l-l the way?!   Join Glacier Adventures with an over night advanced trip? Custom experiences area available on request.

 

 

Bear Spray Honor System

October 15th, 2012 by teresa

Our guests love to tell us about the wildlife they see whilst visiting Glacier National Park.  It is often a highlight of their stay and we LOVE to hear how you are enjoying our backyard!  However, please be sensible. Caution is advised whilst exploring the area as these are wild animals and can behave unpredictably.  Always pay attention to advice from Park Rangers and take good care out there!

Most animals will naturally avoid contact with humans – but some of our guests like to be prepared and choose to carry bear spray, especially when hiking in the more remote areas.

For our guests benefit, we follow an honor system with our bear spray.  We have many canisters of bear spray at front desk available to our guests free of charge.  This saves anywhere from $35.00 to $50.00 due to the fact that there is no need to purchase.

Don’t forget to pay it forward and let us have any remaining bear spray for the next guests to benefit.

 

Snowshoe Glacier National Park

November 22nd, 2011 by HTL

Snowshoeing is part of Glacier’s history and is a great way to explore parts of the park closed to motorized vehicles through the winter months.

Follow in the footsteps of legendary characters like Joe Cosley, a one-time Park ranger who was nicknamed Panther-on-snowshoes by natives for his legendary ability to snowshoe up to seventy miles in one day through Glacier’s backcountry. Traditional snowshoes, such as those used by Joe and locals,  would have been made from rawhide bindings and wood.  They were designed to enable the wearer to walk across the top of deep snow and so made otherwise inaccessible areas easier to travel through in snow season. Today, snowshoes are made from modern, lightweight material such as aluminum and come in a range of sizes making snowshoeing a great way to get out and get fit!

Choose to explore our area on snowshoe by choosing one of these great trails, join in on guided snowshoe hikes with Glacier National Park Ranger-led activities, or try it out by heading out to the Beaver Ponds behind your accommodation at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins.

Snowshoes can be rented at various locations but generally you can expect to pay between $100 – $300 for a new pair.  Specialist shoes are available for backcountry hikers looking for undiscovered powder for snowboarding and for those specifically looking to increase their fitness levels.

For great snowshoeing a base of 8 inches is recommended so while the snow falls and works on that for us, why not read more about it and get working on finding the right pair of snowshoes to fit in your Christmas stocking?!




 

Free Entrance Days. Hiking in Glacier National Park.

November 11th, 2011 by HTL

Veteran’s Day brings free entrance to Glacier National Park for the whole weekend of November 11-13.  A fantastic opportunity to explore the trails before the snow falls.

Glacier has more than 740 miles of trails so you are sure to find something to meet your needs whether seeking summit views, wildlife watching or a gentle stroll that gets you out and active.

Looking for an easy route to include the kids?  Visit The Best Easy Hikes in Glacier for some suggestions.  Our tip at the lodge is Avalanche Lake.  Even our youngest, at three years of age, made this with only a little help!

Stroller or wheelchair?  No problem.  Trail of the Cedars is fully accessible and offers an up close and personal encounter with rushing water at the Avalanche Gorge, mighty red cedar trees and the forest floor.  Highly recommended!

Rumour has it that every day spent at Fifty Mountain Pass will add a year to your life.  Check it out via the North Circle Route, voted ‘Best Alpine Hike’ by backpacker.com National Parks Hall of Fame.

Whatever route you choose, please be prepared!  Dress sensibly, hydrate and ensure that you hike with a partner or leave a detailed itinerary (if you must hike alone). Be sure to check in with Park Visitor Centers to ensure you have up to date information on trail accessibility, weather advisories and other relevant information.

 


Rocky mountain log cabins.

March 21st, 2011 by HTL

Spring in Glacier National Park is a time of transition.  What better time to take a break and see how nature does her own spring cleaning?  Straddling the seasons, there are still snowsports available at the higher elevations, yet you can bathe in the sun on our lodge deck on the same day.

Let the mountains and the magic of the season guide you towards your own spring cleaning.  What do you want to want to achieve in life throughtout the coming year?  What no longer works for you?  What inspires you?

Our cabins are open all year round and provide the classic ambience of a mountain community with all the modern amenities to keep you comfortable and in touch with the modern world.

From lodge room accommodation in our 100 year old lodge, through cozy unit cabins, to family sized cabins with private decks and mountain views, we can offer a range of choices that will fit your needs.  Whether traveling alone, taking a romantic break with that special someone, or exploring with the family, make us your basecamp for your Rocky Mountain adventure.

Ask us about Easter deals, and book today!

Glacier National Park Fund Special

March 9th, 2011 by HTL

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Hello Glacier Fund Friends! 

We have some GREAT news to share with you!  Thanks to our friends, Kathie

Larson Phillips and Kevin Warrington of Belton Chalets, Inc. (Sperry and Granite Park), GNPF will be the beneficiary of the 2011 Sperry Chalet Fundraiser!!!  We are so excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you!  Here’s the scoop:

What: Sperry Chalet Fundraiser – the night before the chalet is opened to the public for the regular season, 25 lucky people will get to experience the magic of Sperry as a small group…..it’s just you, the staff and the goats.

When: Thursday, July 7, 2011

How Much: $250 per person includes your room and dinner Thursday night as well as breakfast Friday morning with all of the proceeds coming to GNPF.

To register there are 2 easy ways:

  • Call Kevin on the Sperry Chalet reservation line at 1-888-345-2649 or
  • Click here http://www.sperrychalet.com/reservation_request.php and fill out the reservation request form.  In the comments section at the bottom you MUST reference GNPF Sperry Chalet Fundraiser or your request will be denied/discarded.  This is a private night so is not on the regular “books”.

Whether you call Kevin or go online,

you MUST mention GNPF and the Sperry Chalet Fundraiser!

There is only room for 25 people……….

Ready, Set, Make Your Reservation NOW!

 

It is going to be a great event and we hope to see you there!!

 

 

The Glacier National Park Fund supports the preservation of the outstanding natural beauty and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations by fostering public awareness and encouraging private philanthropy.

Glacier National Park Snowshoeing

March 4th, 2011 by HTL

Snowshoeing

in Glacier National Park!

 

The Glacier National Park Fund  

invites you to come snowshoeing with us and Billy.

 

The purpose of each outing is to get some exercise, talk

about GNPF accomplishments and most importantly have fun in Glacier together.  There will be no formal interpretation

program – just having fun snowshoeing together.

 

All outings will last about 3 hours and are open to the public at no charge.  Meet at the GNPF office in Columbia Falls. Please note that park entrance fees are required for all participants.

 

Dates are February 25th,

March 11th and March 25th

For more details……

http://www.glacierfund.org/EVENTS/event.php?id=6

To sign up, please contact Kelly at

892-3250 or kelly@glacierfund.org

 

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