At the east entrance to Going-to-the-Sun Road, St. Mary Lodge and Resort gives easy access for driving into the heart of Glacier National Park. Many tourists assume it sits inside the park. But it resides on Blackfeet lands, just outside the park. Divide Mountain, Singleshot and Napi Point surround the resort with sweeping mountains.
Over the years, the summer resort grew from an older lodge to a sprawling complex. Several lodges, motel strips, and cabins make up the resort along with a few restaurants, gift shops, espresso bar, grocery and gas station.
With seven different types of lodging options, guests can choose what fits the pocketbook, budget to upscale. Mountain view rooms are in the Great Bear Lodge. Revamped historic cabins have kitchenettes. Circa 1950 motel rooms, older lodge rooms, pet friendly rooms and basement rooms have moderate to budget prices. Only higher priced rooms have air-conditioning, satellite television and tub-shower combos.
At the resort, the Snowgoose Grille serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find lighter meals, local beers and huckleberry cocktails in the adjoining Mountain Bar. Families may prefer the fast-food and ice cream of Curly Bear Café.