Many Glacier Hotel
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"Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park, Montana" by Catherine Sherman.
Many Glacier Hotel is one of my favorite places to stay.
Guests to the historic Many Glacier Hotel enjoy the lakeside view in this view of the waterfront.
The hotel sits on the east shore of Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. The building is designed as a series of chalets, up to four stories tall, and stretches along the lakeshore. The building has a Swiss alpine theme both on the outside and on the inside. The foundation is stone and the exterior is finished with brown-painted wood siding, and the window framing and balconies have wood sawn in Swiss jigsawn patterns. On the inside, the four-story lobby is surrounded by balconies, whose railings are patterned after Swiss designs.
Construction began at Many Glacier Hotel in 1914 and was finished in just 1 year on July 4, 1915. The Great Northern Railway was establishing a series of hotels and backcountry chalets in the park and the Many Glacier Hotel was the "Gem of the West". This was part of an effort by Louis W. Hill, president of the Great Northern Railway and son of James J. Hill, to establish Glacier National Park as a destination resort and to promote the area as the "American Alps."
The Many Glacier Hotel Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Featured in "Big Sky of Art" group (08/15/2019)
August 10th, 2019
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