Many Glacier Hotel

Glacier National Park

a view of the Many Glacier Hotel taken in the 1920s
Many Glacier Hotel, ca 1920s

TJ HILEMAN

Quick Facts

Location:
Glacier National Park
Significance:
This is the largest and grandest of the hotels in Glacier National Park. It was the showpiece of the Great Northern Railways hotels in the park.
Designation:
National Historic Landmark
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Yes

Many Glacier Hotel

Built in 1914-15
Many Glacier was built by the Great Northern Railway as the showplace of their network of chalets and hotels. A hardy crew of craftsmen overcame the difficulties of building what was then Montana's largest hotel while withstanding winter temperatures below zero degrees in order to have the hotel completed for a July 4, 1915 opening. Most of the timber for the hotel was logged from nearby and milled at a sawmill on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake. In the 1960s through 1980s, the hotel was known for its employee entertainment.

Last updated: October 17, 2018