Sprawling more than 1500-square miles, places to stay in Glacier National Park, is a dream become a reality to the adventurous traveler. Encompassed by Montana’s awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park runs north over the Canadian border.
Motel Lake McDonald
Sharing the majestic views of Lake McDonald with Lake McDonald Lodge, where to stay in Glacier National Park, will be the Motel Lake McDonald off of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Both are found in the southwest region in the park, just 10 miles from the West Glacier Entrance and 40 miles from St. Mary.
The motel does not have the extra weight of early park history infused in their architecture like its historic neighbor. But it provides an affordable alternative. It put their hands up through the 1950s once the park service was racing to construct lodging to keep pace using a burgeoning population of avid park goers. The result was two 1950s-style, two story buildings.