Glacier National Park Lodging: Sperry Chalet

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Sperry Chalet

In August of 2017, a devastating fire burned Sperry Chalet to the ground. Efforts are underway to re-build this iconic chalet. Check the website below for details on its progress.

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  • 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. As it gets rebuilt, 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
    Difficulty: Strenuous
    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 

Nearby Attractions

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
    Elevation: 7440
  • 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).

Check Out

10 a.m.

What to Bring

  • Full Water Bottle(s)
  • Flashlight (no candles)
  • Warm Clothes
  • Bug Spray/Sunscreen
  • Camera!


Prior reservation and deposit required. Book early - rooms fill quickly!