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    Lake McDonald Lodge, Granite Park and Sperry chalets reach century mark

    By Becky Lomax

    A flurry of new destinations threw open their doors in Glacier National Park a century ago. In summer 1914, Lake McDonald Lodge and two backcountry chalets admitted visitors who gaped in awe at the splendor — both inside and outside. This summer, 100 years later, visitors can have much the same experience as in the early days overnighting at these three National Historic Landmarks owned by the U.S. National Park Service.

    If you’ve been there, done that. Think again. You might need to tack on a repeat trip to Lake McDonald Lodge, Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet.

    Because although the lodges retain the look and feel of the original days with distinctive stonework and log beam-and-post architecture, a few recent changes make the modern experience different.

    Stay in a chalet

    For reservation information about Glacier National Park’s chalets visit:

    Lake McDonald Lodge, www.glaciernationalparklodges.com, 855-733-4522

    Granite Park Chalet, www.graniteparkchalet.com, 888-345-2649

    Sperry Chalet, www.sperrychalet.com, 888-345-2649

     

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