What Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins lacks in amenities, it makes up with the quickest access to Logan Pass. For those looking to hit the pass’s high trails before the crowds, Rising Sun can get you into the heart of Glacier National Park early.
Located on the east side of Going-to-the-Sun Road between Logan Pass and St. Mary, you can park the car to let it sit. Instead, catch the shuttle to Logan Pass, other trailheads, or St. Mary Visitor Center. You can also hike the trail 10 miles round trip to Otokomi Lake right from the inn.
Built in 1940, Rising Sun Motor Inn has simple motel units and cabins, open mid-June through early September. Every unit has a private bathroom, but do not expect amenities such as television, air-conditioning nor kitchens.
The complex has a camp store for building trail lunches and a restaurant for dining. Two Dog Flats Grill serves café fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations are taken, and midsummer often see waiting lines.
Across the highway on St. Mary Lake, boat tours ply the turquoise, but often wind-blown water. A short walking path goes from the boat launch to the picnic area.