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Cool accommodations at national parks

By: Starre Vartan on June 14, 2012, 6:43 p.m.
Many Glacier Hotel, lake mountain

Photo: Glacier Park Inc.

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Many Glacier Hotel

Glacier National Park in northern Montana actually stretches over the border to Canada and continues on up north as Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s an incredibly dramatic landscape with soaring dropoffs, mountain goats aplenty, great hiking and stunning views from most areas of the park. The Many Glacier Hotel near Babb, Mont., is an awesomely dramatic building, built by hand in the Swiss chalet style with views of the mountains, glaciers and Swiftcurrent Lake below. It opened in 1915 and has been in operation since; it’s now on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the lodge’s website, "In keeping with the era in which the hotel was built, the rooms offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience."