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Where to Stay Near Glacier National Park: The Best Hotels, Dude Ranches, and Glamping Sites

Tucked into a shady pine grove at the southern edge of the 37,000-acre Paws Up Ranch, The Green O exudes luxury, serenity, and the chance to feel at home in nature, without foregoing a single creature comfort. Each of the 12 “Haus accommodations” possesses its own unique set of amenities—like floor-to-ceiling windows, forested hot tubs, cozy fireplaces, and reading nooks. Add to that the property’s live-fire menu, helmed by executive chef Brandon Cunningham, and a nature-centric spa for when you’ve had your fill, and it’ll be hard to ever want to leave. (Note, this is the farthest lodging option from the park, at about two hours south of the west entrance.)

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Bar W Guest Ranch

Bar W Guest Ranch

Bed & bath: Varies by accommodation
Top amenities: Included meals, horseback riding, kitchenettes
Best for: Playing cowboy with the fam

A quintessential Montana dude ranch at its core, Bar W seamlessly blends homey western lodging (like framed antlers, bear-accented quilts, and roomy glamping tents) with a full suite of cowboy-centric activities like horseback riding, cattle herding, line dancing, and cookout dinners all included in a package stay. After a day exploring the park’s hiking trails and chasing waterfalls inside the park (40 minutes away by car), soothe your tired bones in the property’s bubbling hot tub as a ranch hand serenades you with cowpoke tunes. Bonus: they just added 13 new “cabin suites” in larger log buildings in 2023.

Clydestale Outpost

Bed and bath: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Top amenities: Cedar hot tubs, trail rides, record players, private decks
Best for: A modern Montana guest ranch experience

First opened in 2022, this horse-centric haven promises “cabins, Clydesdales, and cedar hot tubs.” It’s a delightfully modern take on the Montana guest ranch experience, with lofty ceilings, slate walk-in showers, firepits, and epic private decks at each of the property’s six stately cabins. When you aren’t taking a barn tour or playing giddyup on a trail ride, enjoy each rental’s full kitchen, record player, and private soaking tub with sunset views.

If you’re up for a more rugged experience on your next trip, consider camping in Glacier National Park—you can use our complete guide to plan it.

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