January 13, 2020 - Monday
First day of reservations
Our office staff has been commenting all day on how great it feels to be taking Sperry Chalet reservations again. It feels like we have taken a first big step toward an amazing summer.
And you guys are obviously just as excited for Sperry Chalet as we are. In all of chalet history we have never seen a turnout like we have seen today. More reservation requests came in during our first hour this morning than we have ever seen before. Granite Park Chalet is seeing a huge turnout too, requests there are nearly double what we saw a year ago. We are humbled and grateful.
The unfortunate downside is that we know we will not be able to serve everyone. We are sad in the knowledge that some of our biggest supporters and friends may be receiving a declined request this week.
We are going to be backlogged all week long as we work through your reservation requests. We give each request personal attention and try hard to find the perfect room for you. Thank you for your patience as we get caught up. We do not know how long this will take. Please give us at least a week before you start to worry about hearing back from us. Check your Email (and your junk mail) for the reply from the office. Successful reservations will receive a statement by postal mail.
We are starting to update the availability calendar, but this information will not by fully accurate until we are caught up on the backlog. But we do want to share our progress in filling rooms and give you an idea of the most popular dates.
January 6, 2020 - Monday
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about our reservations.
Reservations will be available beginning 8:00am Mountain Time Zone on January 13, 2020.
Using the website and the online form is the best, fastest, easiest way to request a chalet reservation. Reservations are not available by phone. The phone line is likely to be busy and by phone all we can do is enter the online form on your behalf.
The form will not be made available in advance. It does allow for a first choice and an alternate choice of dates and we recommend giving us a range of dates to improve your chances.
You can request to enroll in a workshop along with your reservation. Be advised that we will treat the workshop request as your first choice and the workshop fee is not refundable. Only check the box if you want to enroll.
All requests are handled first come first served. You only need to submit one request. Bombarding us with superfluous requests only slows down your notifications and makes it harder for you and everyone else to get the stay you want.
Chalet reservations are very popular and the chalets are small hotels with limited vacancy. We are sorry that we will not be able to host everyone that wishes to visit us. Here are some tips to improve your chances:
Smaller parties are statistically more likely to get rooms than larger parties.
Giving us a wide range of dates and being flexible will improve your chances.
The last week in July and the first week in August are usually the first dates to sell out. You may find better luck earlier or later in the season.
If you do not get a chalet reservation on the 13th, keep checking back periodically through the spring. Cancellations do happen and new opportunities may come up.
We are looking forward to helping your with your chalet adventure.
December 23, 2019 - Monday
Sperry 2020 season
The Sperry Chalet re-opening date has been set for July 18, 2020. Thanks to the National Park Service and all the project planners involved in the Sperry restoration for this lovely Christmas gift.
We have also confirmed the 2020 fares with the National Park Service, details are on our website. We are looking forward to helping you plan your chalet adventure as reservations for the 2020 season open on January 13.
November 4, 2019 - Monday
Sperry Chalet will begin accepting reservations for the 2020 season on January 13, 2020.
Use this website to create your reservation. The request form will be available starting 8:00am Mountain Time Zone.
We are currently working with project planners and the National Park Service on the springtime details of securing the work site and furnishing the dormitory building. Operating dates and fares are not yet available. We will announce them as soon as possible.
November 4, 2019 - Monday
The Sperry Chalet restoration project is substantially complete and we are making plans to open to the public again for the 2020 summer season.
We do not have sufficient words to describe how grateful we are that Sperry Chalet will continue to serve the backcountry visitor of Glacier National Park. Sperry Chalet is re-opening thanks to the tremendous efforts of the National Park Service, The Glacier Conservancy, and the grass roots support from thousands of people just like you.
The past two summers the Sperry Dormitory has been in the capable hands of Anderson Hallas Architects, Dick Anderson Construction, and a long list of supporting contractors. We are pleased to report that the quality of their work is exceptional. The Sperry Dormitory is restored with it's historic character intact and it is beautiful. We can't wait for you to see it for yourself.