"We just stayed during "shoulder season." First, West Glacier in nothing like West Yellowstone. West Glacier for us, during shoulder season, was a Conoco gas station, a small, very perfunctory and unfriendly grocery store attached to the (unused by us) Glacier Highland restaurant (whoever runs the "grocery" is an absolute jerk, a smoker, who is more interested in smoking than helping anyone with his uninspired little collection of wares. The dude is a dud. Avoid him!) I'd suggest doing all of your shopping in Hungry Horse - it's much bigger and features a big dam, a full-sized grocery store and the terrific Huckleberry Patch. We bought a whole Huckleberry Pie there AND LOVED IT! We ate it for several days! The stores, restaurants etc. nearer the Glacier Park entrance were all closed for the season - the Post Office was still open however. The house was a little hard to locate, we complicated this with our GPS system, had we just followed the provided directions we would have been fine. The drive from West Glacier to the house is spectacular. The house is so well-decorated and really quite a lovely place in which to vacation. The water pressure was strong and satisfying. The kitchen was more than sufficiently stocked with pots, pans, etc. Others have mentioned the noise from the trains and I must say I was quite surprised by the noise and the number of trains that surround the house. West Glacier parallels the Canadian Northwestern Train Corridor and it is a busy place. So, yes, at any and all hours of the day the trains are noticeable but only once did I really take any negative notice of them. It's fairly amazing just how quickly the noise from the trains becomes just so much background noise. I immediately took the noise for granted and stopped noticing it altogether. Only once - at 3:00 am - was I awakened by a thundering locomotive - it was obviously unattached from its train because the trains themselves move very slowly and consequently without that much noise. But as we sleep with a white noise machine - I suggest all travelers buy and travel with a Marpac Dohm DS Sound Machine - it really helps when you find yourself near a major transportation system that is busily at work 24-hours each day. I did not find the 3:00 am wake up too bad though - I simply went back to sleep...as one does. West Glacier is Bear Country and we were very pleased to be able to use the huge, empty garage attached to the house. It helped with packing, rain and bear safety..."
Guest: Christopher T.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 18, 2016