Closed for the season

The pandemic put a damper on the Sperry Chalet grand re-opening, but we are thrilled with the new dormitory building. A beautiful building in a beautiful place. We are looking forward to the day when we can invite every visitor inside to take a look.

For those of you who could join us at Sperry this summer, it was a joy to serve you. For those whose circumstances resulted in changed plans, we look forward to the next opportunity. The need for parks, mountains, and beautiful hiking trails has never been more apparent to us.

We would like to give a special shout out to Alex Schaefer, our resident artist this summer. We could not be more pleased with his beautiful work.

Have a safe and healthy winter. Check our website around the holidays for details about 2021 reservations opening on January 11.

Happy trails

She's Back!

Sperry Chalet, July 2020

Governor Bullock issues statewide mask mandate as coronavirus cases climb

Under the directive, "businesses, other indoor spaces open to the public and sponsors of organized outdoor activities may also deny entry, refuse service or ask any person to leave if they refuse to wear a face covering."

To our guests, we share our gratitude to you for following the COVID 19 mandate. Thank you!

See you in the beautiful Glacier high Country!

Chalet Travel Tips

July 13, 2020

To our wonderful chalet guests,

To move swiftly through the West entrance gate at GNP, we highly recommend you purchase your season/seven day pass, etc. online before your arrival. Bring your GNP pass documentation with you.

Secondly, in the event GNP moves to a timed entry reservation system (which it has not at this time), you will be exempt as a chalet guest. Print out your confirmation form and place in your back back for verification purposes.

Finally, neither the Highline Trail nor the Gunsight Trails are open as of 7/13/20. Upon your arrival, please check the trails status page: nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/trailstatusreports.htm for accurate information.

Please note: trailhead parking is at a premium-the parking lot at Logan Pass filled at 7:15am this morning.

See you on the trails! Kathie

Chalet visits in a season of Covid-19

Glacier National Park has announced they intend to begin the phased re-opening on June 8. This means that our chalet season can proceed on schedule.

We have organized our Covid-19 policies, procedures, and plans for you to review. For more information about how the pandemic will impact your plans for a chalet visit please review our Covid-19 information page.

Planning to re-open Glacier

We are encouraged by news from the National Park Service that there is a phased plan for reopening Glacier National Park. You can find details of the re-opening plan here: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/openingplan.htm

What we do not have are specific dates for any part of the opening process. We are optimistic that the park will begin opening sometime in June in time for the chalet operating season.

Do not expect all park services or facilities to be available this year. When you make your visit please come prepared:


And please keep Glacier healthy. Do not travel if anyone in your party is ill or has been exposed to others who are ill.

Be safe out there.

Coronavirus planning

As we learn more from county and state health agencies and stay in communication with the National Park Service we are growing cautiously optimistic that the chalets will be able to open in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our guests should be advised that this will not be a typical season of chalet comforts in the wild. We will be on high alert for any illness or contagion. We are expecting a lot of changes in how the chalets operate. For example:


If any visitor begins showing signs of illness while at the chalet the entire party will be evicted and must evacuate to the front country for medical attention. The chalets are to far from medical help and to close quarters to take any chances.

If any member of your party shows signs of illness in the days leading up to your reservation we ask that you cancel your trip. Please do a good service for the health of our National Park, our communities, and your fellow travelers by not spreading possible infections.

If you do not have a chalet reservation but are interested in visiting us on a day hike, be advised that the chalet structures cannot shelter you and food service will be limited or unavailable.

We will be fine tuning the details of our Coronavirus plan as summer approaches and we will work to keep our guests informed on what to expect. We are taking unusual and extreme measures because we hold the health of our staff and guests as our highest concern. It is unfortunate that safety measures prevent us from opening our doors to everyone. Thank you for the kind understanding. With this season of sacrifices we will be in a better position to offer the warm embrace of chalet hospitality in the future.

Be safe out there.

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