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Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins

Going-to-the-Sun Road, East Glacier Park, MT 59417
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#3 of 10 Speciality lodging in East Glacier Park
Built in 1940, Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins sits adjacent to spectacular St. Mary Lake inside Glacier National Park and is surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. In addition to 72 cabins and motor inn rooms, you will find the Two Dog Flats Grill, campstore, and gift shop. Red Bus tours, boat cruises, and numerous other activities are available at this centralized location. All guestrooms at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping with the era in which the rooms were built, they offer guests limited amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind National Park lodging experience. A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are available and are booked based on space available.
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Free parking
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Gift shop
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Non-smoking rooms
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amyjen2697 wrote a review Sep 2021
Lansing, Michigan97 contributions42 helpful votes
The cabins are OK and pretty inline with what you get at other parks. This year, due to the pandemic, the restaurant was closed. The store closes at 5, so we arrive at six and have nothing to eat. Rather than drive outside the park, we take them up on the sandwiches they are selling out of a mini fridge. They were not fresh or tasty, but we were hungry. Husband said his turkey tasted funny - opened it up to see spots of blue mold inside it. Ugh! When I mentioned this when we checked out, all I got back was "Sorry this happened to you." That's some terrible customer service. It makes it sound as if no one was responsible...it just happened. Take some responsibility and at least offer to refund for the nasty sandwiches.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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kentgwashburn wrote a review Sep 2021
Santa Cruz, California56 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed on one side of a duplex cabin. Not too well insulated from noise if the neighbors were talking loudly, but definitely very adequate. Cabin clean, good linens, comfortable bed, nice bedside reading lamp, room well ventilated. Updated bathroom, nice fixtures. Most rooms seemed to have a pair of Adirondack chairs. Ours did not. Internet steady in the one place available, the Office building lobby. Staff pleasant, attentive, and knowledgeable. No restaurant. Camp store had pleasant selection of snack food and drinks plus souvenirs and Glacier themed clothing.
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Date of stay: August 2021
KevinLAX wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California16 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for three nights in the motor inn. Two double bedroom is not large but enough room with a desk and chair. This is the best location in Glaciers. Close to the extremely popular Logan pass visitor center parking lot, which filled at 6:30AM every day during our stay. Have stayed in other properties in the park that costed more than twice of Rising sun. Neither room condition nor location were any better. The only drawback is hard to book.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Best location in glacier, book early
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dcvg wrote a review Aug 2021
Charlevoix, Michigan22 contributions3 helpful votes
Four of us stayed in a 2 bed Rising Sun cabin for three nights early August 2021. The park is amazing, of course, but we really disliked this accommodation. (Also stayed at Village Inn Apgar and Many Glacier Hotel - and loved those stays) Although the location is good for the east side of GNP and reservations there provide park entry, we would not recommend staying in a cabin if there are more than two people. It appeared that their hotel had a view and outside chairs but the cabins just viewed other cabins- no seating outside. They are spaced as doubles - 2 cabins attached to each other. Kept the fan going to help block out sound. We found it cramped, uninviting, and claustrophobic. No table to sit at, and only one chair, very little room to accommodate luggage and belongings. We set up the ironing board to hold smaller items, used the chair by the sink to hold toothbrushes, etc since no shelving, and inconveniently shuffled suitcases around as needed. The toilet and shower were partitioned off at the foot of one bed (no room for storage in there) and a small sink and mirror is in the area with the beds. We did not see inside the motor inn or hotel rooms but they might be a better option if staying with your family. We just don’t recommend cabins for a family.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
CBG0 wrote a review Aug 2021
Vanleer, Tennessee113 contributions40 helpful votes
We stayed in the cabin. Wonderfully retro ! Clean and tidy. No air conditioning but a box fan supplied in the room was perfect! Tranquil relaxation viewing the mountains from sitting on the porch steps. If you have a lawn chair with you that is more comfortable. Check the website to plan for food availability prior to your trip. The restaurant at rising sun was closed on our visit. We were happy to have bagels and cream cheese in our cooler for breakfast! Coffee maker in the room.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary Falls (7.7 km), Baring Falls (5.8 km), and Jackson Glacier Overlook (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.