July 9, 2017 - Sunday
Sperry Chalet is open!
We are thrilled to start another great season of hiking around Sperry Chalet. We are stirring the lemonade, baking bread, and getting grilled cheese sandwiches ready for your visit. The Sperry Trail from Lake McDonald Lodge is clear of snow all the way to the chalet. But hikes farther and higher may run into snow hazards.
The Sperry Glacier Trail is still about 80% snow covered and a challenge. The bridges over the water crossings are being planned for installation later this week. Extra shoe traction and trekking poles are a smart choice if you want to attempt Sperry Glacier soon.
Lake Ellen Wilson has about 20% snow cover on that trail. With this heat it ought to be completely clear in a week or so.
Gunsight Pass is a poor choice right now. The dangerous snow crossings on the east side are as perilous as it gets. We recommend avoiding Gunsight Pass for a few weeks until it melts out more. Risking a slip on the snow and a slide off a cliff is not worth it.
We are thrilled with our evening hosting the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates. This fantastic group of people puts thousands of hours of volunteer labor into improving our park. It was a great honor to have them join us this year.
And meet the crew and volunteers that are making Sperry Chalet comfortable for you:
Alex, Mike, Abby, Albert, Jack, Nicole, Pete, Erica, Abbey
Geneva, Josh, Kevin, Renee, Kali
June 15, 2017 - Thursday
Have a Sperry adventure while supporting Glacier National Park.
We have a special opportunity for you to support Glacier National Park with a stay at Sperry Chalet.
On July 8 Sperry Chalet is hosting a special fundraiser in support of the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates. I have been informed that we have a few rooms open that are available to anyone.
For this fundraiser we are asking a $250 per person donation to the Volunteer Associates and you can join us for one night at Sperry Chalet on July 8. It is early season in the high country and we are planning a small, intimate group. It will make you feel like you have all of Glacier to yourself. This is a rare opportunity to be among the few first explorers to the Sperry high country for the 2017 season; as well as the first to receive chalet hospitality. 100% of your payment is donated to the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates making your Sperry Chalet stay tax deductible.
If you are interested, contact us at the chalet reservation office: 888-345-2649. Be sure to ask about our July 8 opening night fundraiser. We have limited space available and it is first come first served.
Learn more about the GNPVA here:
April 13, 2017 - Thursday
Transportation reservations are now available.
Will you need a ride to a chalet trailhead this summer? We can help.
You can read about our shuttle details here.
Fun fact: 2016 was a record setting year for the most Glacier Park visitors. Forecasts for visitors in 2017 are very similar. While it is great that so many people are enjoying our wonderful park, it can cause some problems too. Where to park your car is one of those problems.
For your hike to the chalet you should think about using a shuttle to get to the trailhead. We can provide transportation between West Glacier and all the chalet trailheads along Going to the Sun Road. With our shuttle you can:
- Quit worrying about vehicles and parking and enjoy yourself more.
- Have a scheduled and reserved ride directly to your destination.
- Help reduce traffic, congestion, and air pollution.
Our shuttle is not your only option. The National Park Service is operating a shuttle along Going to the Sun Road.
March 13, 2017 - Monday
We are continuing to offer an artistic residency and would like to extend an invitation to a professional artist to spend some time with us at Sperry Chalet this summer. If you are an artist, or know an artist, that could benefit from from some time out in the wilderness isolated on the side of a mountain, you can find the residency details here.
January 23, 2017 - Monday
Many of your deposit payments are coming due and we are getting backlogged on processing them. If you have mailed in your deposit but have not heard back yet, don't worry, we will not be canceling any reservations until we get caught up. All reservations are getting a reprieve until at least the end of the month for making the deposit.
If you are trying to make your deposit, you can pay online through the link in your confirmation Email, call us, or send it in by post.
We are learning that many of the Emails we are sending in response to reservation requests are not reaching some people. Be sure to check your junk mail folders if you have not heard back from us. Gmail.com Email addresses in particular do not appear to be receiving our communication. We are sorry for the inconvenience. All successful reservations will be getting a statement by postal mail.