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West Glacier Travel Guide

As the gateway to Glacier National Park, West Glacier is an inviting, friendly community offering exhilarating experiences for a memorable Montana vacation. The destination definitely does live up to the nickname “guide central” with friendly locals ready to take out-of-towners on a fun adventure, whether whitewater rafting, fly-fishing or hiking the scenic trails in the warmer months. Meanwhile, in the winter months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing provide a unique vantage point to take in the gorgeous scenery from the rugged wilderness to the Cabinet and Swan Mountains. Along with outdoor activities, there are plenty of indoor options to keep travelers busy, including delicious dining at the Great Northern Railway Cafe and the Glacier Highland Restaurant.

Things to Do in West Glacier

A good starting point for any trip is the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center where adventure outfitters are ready to help travelers plan their itineraries for Glacier National Park, which is incredibly vast and well worth tackling the terrain even if just for a few days. Hikers in particular, will feel right at home with some 700 miles of trails, while Lake McDonald is the perfect spot for boating tours and fishing.

As for something else to do outside of Glacier National Park, the Glacier View Golf Course has 18 holes surrounded by pristine nature, private instruction and the 19th Hole Restaurant, for breakfast or a bite after playing a few rounds.

Best Time to Visit West Glacier

West Glacier offers things to do year-round, but travelers who tend to prefer warmer weather activities typically go from June through October, when they can expect pleasant temperatures during the daytime and cooler nights. Fall is fantastic for seeing the foliage change colors, while winter is known for its fluctuating temperatures which can even fall below freezing.

Price and Availability Index in West Glacier

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in West Glacier is in January, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in West Glacier is in the high season in July. West Glacier has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in West Glacier tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in West Glacier tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in West Glacier

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in West Glacier. The warmest months in West Glacier are June and May, when temperatures reach 98 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -22 ˚F. The wettest month in West Glacier is February with 2.78 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.07 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in West Glacier

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Glamping Hub and more at AllTheRooms.com. West Glacier has 904 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to West Glacier can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $45 per night. A typical accommodation in West Glacier costs on average $308 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to West Glacier can pick from 172 places to stay that provide WiFi. 12 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 14 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in West Glacier by car, be sure to choose from 190 accommodations that provide parking. 6 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 26 pet-friendly accommodations available.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 4 providers in West Glacier, including 86 places to stay from VRBO, 82 accommodations from Airbnb and 42 places to stay from Glamping Hub

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