Glacier National Park Cabins

By Emily Leikam on April 15, 2024
4 min read

Majestic mountains, gleaming lakes, vast valleys, and brilliant blue skies make Glacier National Park a true treasure of Montana. People from all over the world travel to Glacier to explore more than 700 miles of scenic trails guaranteed to leave you awestruck. 

About Glacier National Park

Some of the most notable adventures in the park include driving Going-To-The-Sun road, hiking to Avalanche Lake, exploring St. Mary Falls, admiring the park from Hidden Lake Overlook, and much more. Check out our Ultimate Adventure Guide to learn how to make the most of your visit to Glacier National Park.

Mountain Goat in firts plan
Mountain Goat at Glacier National Park. Photo by: Michael Hoyt.

Glacier is well-known for the wildlife that call this national park home. Don’t be surprised when you see:

  • Grizzly bears
  • Black bears
  • Moose
  • Bighorn sheep
  • Coyote
  • Wolves
  • Elk
  • Beavers
  • Over 200 species of birds 

Where to Stay in Glacier 

There are many amazing locations in and around Glacier National Park to stay for a night or two. The west side is known for its dense forests, including an actual rainforest. While the east side is also forested, it's more open with sweeping mountain views. Nearby towns to find a comfortable home base include St. Mary, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls. 

Here’s a list of five unique cabins and lodges surrounding the park. Discover everything from romantic resort cabins, to lakeside rustic cabins deep in the woods, to cabins with easy access to the park. You can also take a look at our Glacier National Park camping guide if you're more of an outdoorsy type who prefers sleeping under the stars.

1.  Duck Lake Cabin

Lake and the mountains
Saint Mary Lake at Glacier National Park. Photo by: Jeff Hollett.

Starting price: $214 a night per group

Nearest trail: Beaver Pond Trailhead, 5 miles long

Water on site? Yes

Highlight: Private pond

Duck Lake Cabin is conveniently located on the St. Mary River, a short 15-minute drive from the entrance to Glacier National Park. This cabin provides visitors with five acres of land surrounded by a beautiful aspen grove and a private pond. Steps away from Duck Lake, the cabin is a great place to stay if you want to fish or canoe. 

The cabin has two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a quaint outdoor porch to observe the abundant wildlife. If you’re looking for privacy and a comfortable cabin to stay near one of the most amazing National Parks, Duck Lake Cabin is for you!

2.  Grey Wolf Cabin

Sunset on Lake McDonald and mountains
Sunset on Lake McDonald. Photo by: GlacierNPS.

Starting price: $339 a night per group

Nearest trail: Demers Ridge Trail, 7.2 miles long

Water on site? Yes

Highlight: 20 acres with a private creek

The Grey Wolf Cabin is situated in Flathead County, just a few minutes away from Glacier. This gorgeous, two-story cabin sits on over 20 acres of land with a calm creek that’s perfect for fishing. There are two bedrooms, a large kitchen, dining room, living room, an indoor fireplace, an outside deck, and large windows with exceptional mountain views. 

The Grey Wolf Cabin offers a comfortable home-away-from-home while also providing an authentic off-grid, eco-friendly environment. This is a great option for a small family or a romantic getaway. 

3.  The Ridge at Glacier

Starting price: $295 - $355 a night per group

Nearest trail: Colombia Mountain Loop Trail, 12.5 miles long

Water on site? Yes

Highlight: Mountain Views

The Ridge at Glacier offers multiple modern cabins situated in dense Montana forest. There are five cabins, all offering full-sized kitchens, multiple bedrooms, propane fireplace, living room, and a beautiful outdoor patio for bird watching. 

With the Rocky Mountains in the distance, the views are unmatchable. Plus, you’re only eight miles from the West Glacier Park entrance. The Ridge at Glacier is where the beauty of comfort and luxury meets the beauty of nature.

Mountains with the lake in distance
A breathtaking view, Hidden Lake Glacier National. Photo by: Janne Simoes.

4. North Forty Resort

Starting price: $149 - $299 a night per group

Nearest trail: South Spencer Mountain Trailhead, 8 miles long

Water onsight: Yes

Highlight: Hot tubs

Situated on 40 acres of land, North Forty Resort offers 23 different log cabins and one large glamping tent. The cabins range from single family spaces that fit up to five people to a two-level cabin that will sleep up to ten (hot tubs included). This is an ideal location for a large family get-together, as there are many cabins to choose from and so much land to explore. The resort is approximately 15 minutes south of the National Park.

5.  Great Northern Resort Cabins

Hiking trail with the view of the mountains
Apgar Lookout Trail. Photo by: Shutterbug Fotos.

Starting price: $200 - $500 a night (depending on the season)

Nearest trail: Apgar Lookout Trailhead, 7.1 miles long

Water onsight: Yes

Highlight: River rafting tours

Great Northern Resort is home to five unique cabins that are designed after the original chalets from Glacier National Park. They currently have two one-bedroom cabins, two two-bedroom cabins, and a three-bedroom. Each cabin comes with a small living room, fireplace, TV, Wi-Fi, and more. This is a great place to stay if you love planned adventures. The resort offers different tours, including kayaking, paddle boarding, and river rafting. 

Enjoy Your Stay

Glacier National Park is a tremendous place to explore the great outdoors, especially if you’re looking for glacier-carved peaks and valleys, pristine turquoise lakes and streams, and dense ancient forests. There’s fresh air, incredible scenery, and so many Glacier National Park activities to partake in. Book your trip to the Big Sky State, and stay at one of these spectacular cabins for an authentic journey into Montana’s wilderness. 

Breathtaking valley at West Glacier by Tony Reid.

Emily Leikam
Emily Leikam

Emily is an avid traveler and has been all around the world from Alaska and Iceland to Peru and Bali. Her home base is Nashville, TN and when not traveling you can find her hiking, practicing yoga or cooking/baking!


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