Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park

Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park

If you're looking for a place to stay near the west entrance to Glacier National Park, look no further than Glacier General Store and Cabins in Coram, Montana.

Now, don't get me wrong: there are plenty of places to stay in the area. However, Chuck, Jori and Buddy Bear (who run the facility...and yes, Buddy Bear is a dog) are incredible and I can honestly say that we wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else.

Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park
Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park

The four cabins are nearly identical, are very reasonably priced and come appointed with comfy beds, kitchenettes and full bathrooms. We brought food with us and cooked three out of the five nights we were there, which was not only fun and fairly healthy, but allowed us to save a few bucks as well.

If you choose to stay here, just know that you will want to bring silverware, plates, cooking utensils, etc. as the cabin kitchenettes aren't stocked. We planned meals we could grill and made a big salad when we got there, which suited our post-hike appetites just fine.

Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park

Waking up with tea and coffee on this porch while being serenaded by chirping birds suited us quite nicely as well:  

Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park

The one dry evening we were there (remember: early summer can bring plenty of weather!), Chuck started up the bonfire out by the big teepee. You had better believe that plenty of s'mores were consumed.

Bonfire time at Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park  

Bonfire time at Glacier General Store & Cabins // Near the west entrance of Glacier National Park

 

A few things to note: 

  • Chuck and Jori are both incredibly knowledgable about the park. Just tell them what type of adventures you're looking for and they'll give you the scoop. Chuck is also well-versed in bear behavior and he gave us the run-down on how to safely enjoy our time in grizzly country.
  • The store is full of goodies, many of which are of the huckleberry variety. I dare you not to buy at least a small jar of huckleberry jam. Chuck is also a fantastic wildlife photographer, so don't forget to stop in (even if you're not staying at the cabins) to have a look around.
  • The store and cabins are located just off Highway 2, which is the way most people get to the west entrance of the park. While we could obviously hear and see traffic from our cabin's front porch, it didn't really bother us. Once we closed the cabin door for the night, we could hardly hear traffic at all. Bottom line: if you're bothered by light traffic noises at night, just bring a set of ear plugs. Honestly, we've stayed in hotels with more noise.
  • Wifi is available at the cabins, but there was a little issue while we were there. (Yes, we were on vacation, but sometimes our jobs don't allow us to unplug completely.) Chuck worked to fix it as soon as he could and was great about giving us status updates.
  • Pet Buddy Bear and you'll have a friend for life.

Truth be told, we had a hard time leaving. The cabins are so cozy and Chuck and Jori are some of the kindest souls around. If we're ever in the area (who am I kidding.. when we're in the area), we'll definitely be heading back to Glacier General Store and Cabins.

{Note: I was not paid or perked for this write-up. We just loved our time at the cabins and couldn't resist sharing our great experience with all of you.} 

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