- Reservation/deposit required.
- Open from early July – early September.
- Sperry Chalet is located in the west side of Glacier Park, with trail access points from Lake McDonald Lodge and Gunsight Pass Trail.
- Enjoy one of several day hike destinations from the chalet, keeping watch for wildlife such as mountain goats.
Sperry Chalet is not currently accepting reservations and it is unclear when it will reopen. Learn more on the Sperry Chalet website.
Accessible by trail only, Sperry Chalet is one of two remaining Glacier chalets, opened in 1914. The views from Sperry Chalet are worth the rigorous climb: awaiting you are two main stone buildings comprising the dining hall, kitchen, and 17 private guest rooms, encompassed by divine alpine scenery. From here enjoy panoramas which include Lake McDonald, craggy cliffs, and passing mountain goats.
Sperry Chalet sits to the west of Gunsight Mountain. Reach this gorgeous location from the following:
- Sperry Trail
Trailhead: Lake McDonald Lodge parking area
Distance: 6.7 miles
Ascent: 3300 ft
Average Hiking Time: 4.5 hours
Notes: Saddle horse trips also available from Lake McDonald.
- Gunsight Pass Trail
Trailhead: Jackson Glacier Viewpoint (off Going To The Sun Road, east of Logan Pass)
Distance: 12.1 miles
Difficulty: Moderate - Strenuous
Average Hiking Time: 9 hrs
Sperry Chalet makes a great base for other backcountry hiking excursions.
Hikes from Sperry Chalet:
- Sperry Glacier
Distance: 3.5 miles
Elevation: 7970 ft
- Lincoln Peak
Distance: 1 mile
- Lake Ellen Wilson
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation: 5920 ft
Rustic yet cozy, Sperry Chalet provides beds, linen, blankets and towels in all guest rooms. No electricity/running water. A new restroom facility located separately.
Sperry Chalet is open from July 9th through September 10th, 2017.
Overnight Fees for 2017
$222 first person, $150 each additional person in room (plus tax). Fees include meals (breakfast, dinner, and ala carte or trail lunch).
What to Bring
- Full Water Bottle(s)
- Flashlight (no candles)
- Warm Clothes
- Bug Spray/Sunscreen
Prior reservation and deposit required. Book early - rooms fill quickly!