The National Association of Railroad Passengers, All Aboard Washington and the Association Oregon of Rail and Transit Advocates are hosting the 2015 Northwest passenger rail advocates membership meeting on Saturday June 6 at the Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park, MT.
The meeting will take place between the morning arrival of the eastbound Empire Builder and evening departure of the westbound train. We are providing advance information so you can make Amtrak reservations and, if you want to extend your trip, hotel reservations. Availability at Glacier Park Lodge is very limited but there are a number of motels in the village, many within a half mile of the hotel and the Amtrak Station; some have station pickup available. Registration for the meeting itself will be available in mid-April.
Here’s some hotel information for East Glacier Park (availability as of mid-January):
Glacier Park Lodge: https://reserveglacierdenali.com/Trip-Planner/Lodging and select Glacier Park Lodge for reservations. Currently showing only limited availability. No Internet access. Rates are about $190 and up. Phone: 406.892.2525.
Dancing Bears Inn (approx. 0.3 mi from Lodge and 0.2 mi from Amtrak): www.dancingbearsinn.com. AAA approved. Rooms available. Online reservation system. Phone: 406.226.4402. Continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. Amtrak station pickup. Rates are about $110-150. The Dancing Bears Inn is offering a discount from its published rates if you call and tell them you are attending the NARP conference on June 6.
Mountain Pine Motel (approx. 0.5 mi from Lodge and Amtrak): www.mtnpine.com. Rooms Available. Online reservation system. Phone: 406.226.4403. Wi-Fi. Amtrak station pickup. Rates are about $60-80.
Jacobson’s Cottages (approx. 0.7 mi from Lodge and Amtrak): www.jacobsonscottages.com. No online reservation system. Phone: 406.226.4422. Amtrak station pickup. Rates are about $70-90.
East Glacier Motel & Cabins (approx. 0.6 mi from Lodge and Amtrak: www.eastglacier.com. Rooms available. On line reservation system. Phone: 406-226-5593. Amtrak Station pickup. Rates about $65-85.
There are also a number of other motels listed at http://visitmt.com/listing/categories_NET/PrimaryResults.aspx?primarysitetype=&CatID=1%7C2&title=Lodging+and+Camping®ion=&activities=&agency=&services=&siteid=1&servicecity=east+glacier+park
Many are outside the immediate village area and thus would be more difficult to get to if you arrive on the Empire Builder.