Glacier Outdoor Center Blog

Posted: September 24th, 2013 by kali

old bridge fall

With cooler mornings and shorter days, we can already tell that fall is in the air. This is one of our favorite times of the year in Glacier Country. There’s great wildlife viewing, diminishing crowds and more time to enjoy the natural beauty all around. It’s a great time to see Glacier National Park before it gets ready for winter. Our beautiful log cabins are discounted to low season rates starting September 16 and there are still plenty of activities including fishing with Glacier Anglers. Plan to join us!

Posted: September 20th, 2013 by kali

Find great deals on our cabins just outside of West Glacier through October. September 16 marks our low season cabin rates! Crisp mornings, warm afternoons, fall colors and no crowds! What a great idea for a fall getaway!

We have 1 – 3 bedroom cabins available starting at $126 per night. No better time to beat the crowds and enjoy the fall weather. 

All 50 miles Going-to-the-Sun Road will be accessible through Sepetember 22 and Logan Pass will still be accessible from the West side until October 20.

 west glacier log cabins

Posted: September 10th, 2013 by kali


Whichever way reviews come, we love them all!  Check out a few of our latest reviews -

Glacier Anglers Trip Advisor
We had a 3 person 4 day fly fishing trip on the Upper Middle Fork with Marc. Best fly fishing trip ever. The equipment was all in good shape. Marc knows the river like the back of his hand, pointing out an innumerable number of good places to catch fish. We were killing them! In addition, we got some class 4 & 5 whitewater on the trip and he was masterful with the raft. Great places to camp and great weather just capped off a wonderful trip.

Glacier Raft Co Facebook
Never went rafting before but am now PUMPED! Ryan, our river guide, had an impressive resume as son of folks who own a rafting company in W. Virginia…and a history of rafting himself since he was a kid! OK, I’m old (68) and a woman whose interest in adventure takes a slow downhill slide on a yearly basis. What I loved at West Glacier was that our river run was both tranquil, exciting and WHOO HOO exhilerating from time to time. This was an occasion that fit our family group–grandma, kids, and grandkids–without being TOO Tame…and has convinced me to push the envelope next time. FANTASTIC experience wrapped up with a super steak dinner at the end. Ah, the Huckleberry Cheese Cake was to DIE FOR! THE BEST ADVENTURE FOR THE MONEY IN GLACIER NAT’L Park!

Glacier Outdoor Center Cabins
At the end of June our family of 4 adults and 2 young kids were doing a quick tour of Glacier National Park. Idea was to stay in a different location each night and explore the area each day. Our first stop was West Glacier and we decided to stay at the Glacier Outdoor Center Cabins this time to try and avoid a little of the congestion in West Glacier and Apgar Village. We were overwhelmed by how nice, clean and BIG the cabins were! It was shoulder season so we got a 2-story new construction cabin with sleeping room for at least 10 people for the same price we would have paid for a tiny/outdated/thin walled room or cabin in Apgar. There was a full kitchen with all the necessary utensils/plates/coffee/sugar etc. There were gas fire places downstairs in the “family room” and upstairs in the kitchen. We used the fireplace at night for the down stairs as it was a bit chilly. Cabin had 2 full bathrooms, 2 queen beds in each of the 2 bedrooms and 2-3 sofa sleepers. There was a great upstairs balcony with outdoor seating just off the kitchen and separate entrances on both levels. There was even a bbq, wish we had known- would have stopped at the grocery store on the main highway on the way in to get something to grill! There was nothing we needed…but more time! After seeing the lovely cabin with such comfortable accommodations we wished we had booked a longer stay- one night was not enough! The grounds were beautiful, grassy areas to play, a pond with geese within a short walk from our cabin, sand volleyball court, huge towering pines and cottonwood trees (that were “snowing” when we were there!) Location is perfect- t was literally a 3 min drive to West Glacier shops/restaurants and the entrance to GNP. And as an added bonus we got a discount on our white water rafting trips just for staying with them. Now that we know about this secret location, we will definitely be back and next time we will have to stay longer and have more time to explore and enjoy the area.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 by kali


This past weekend, Glacier Anglers hosted Northwest Montana’s 3rd annual Casting for Recovery retreat! The retreat is for Montana women in various stages of breast cancer treatment and recovery. Glacier Anglers taught them how to fly fish, they relaxed in nature and were with others who understand their experiences.


The Casting for Recovery Montana Glacier Country included the opportunity for participants to meet psychosocial counselors, fly fishing instructors, and volunteers from the community who trained to be part of the Casting For Recovery program.

Sometimes there’s no better therapy than being out on the river, casting a line and taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Flathead Valley.

Other Casting for Recovery retreats are held throughout the country–so if you don’t live here, you can find one in your area.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 by kali

casting for recovery

Glacier Outdoor Center and Glacier Anglers are proud to host the 2013 Casting for Recovery Retreat in West Glacier.  This is the 3rd year Glacier Outdoor Center has hosted this retreat.  We are ecstatic that these women get to have this experience here in Glacier National Park.

casting for recovery montana

casting for recovery glacier

Posted: June 15th, 2013 by kali

trout tv orvis

Glacier Anglers, Glacier Raft Company and Orvis teamed up for this great Glacier Getaway that aired during Trout TV commercials.


First Prize – Rick O. from Clancy, MT

Second Prize – Mitch T. from Fort Collins, CO

Third Prize – Peter H. from Fernie, BC

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who watched Trout TV and entered our contest.  We hope to see you out on the river.

The prizes for each winner are as follow:

First prize is a fly fishing adventure for 2 on the waters surrounding Glacier National Park valued at over $3500!
3 nights lodging in one of Glacier Raft Company’s one-bedroom deluxe log cabins
2 full days of guided fly fishing with Glacier Anglers
3 days car rental from Dollar Rent-a-Car
2 Orvis Helios 2 premium fly rods

Second prize is a whitewater family adventure valued at over $500!
1 night lodging in one of Glacier Raft Company’s one-bedroom deluxe log cabins (up to 5 people)
1/2 day whitewater adventure for the entire family (up to 5 people)

Third prize is a whitewater family adventure valued at over $500!
1 night lodging in one of Glacier Raft Company’s one-bedroom deluxe log cabins (up to 5 people)
1/2 day whitewater adventure for the entire family (up to 5 people)

Posted: January 31st, 2013 by kali

glacier park cabins in june

June can be magical at Glacier National Park. Before the crowds descend on the Park and before tourists and vehicles take over Going-to-the-Sun Road, take some time to embrace our very special corner of Montana. Glacier National Park is open year-round and as our winter snow melts, the Going-to-the-Sun Road slowly uncovers its 52-mile length. Before cars are permitted on the Road, however, it opens to hikers and bikers wanting to explore its alpine reaches, and Avalanche Lake is one of the hiking trails to open early. Whitewater rafting is thrilling as the rivers swell with snowpack melt, and we have all the gear to make your Class II-III trip comfortable. Wildlife reappears after a long winter in hiding and is often seen along the Camas Road and the North Fork Road towards Polebridge, Bowman Lake and Kintla Lake. It’s a great time of year for a horseback ride in the forest looking out on to the snow-capped mountains of the Park. Fishermen wet their flies on the waters of the Two Medicine, and our stocked ponds offer plenty of opportunity to perfect your cast. Nearby Whitefish Mountain Resort offers alpine slides, ziplines, mountain biking, hiking and scenic lift rides. Take advantage of our shoulder season discount through the month of June at Glacier Raft Company’s cabins. Cabin guests receive a 10% discount on all rafting and fishing trips.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 by kali

We want to thank each and every one of you for another great year on the river!  We hope 2013 brings new adventures and excitement.  We wanted to share some of our favorite 2012 photos and memories with you all.  Take a moment to reflect on the great memories created with friends and family last year as you embark on a new year.

Getting to spend the summer with this amazing crew!

glacier raft company 2012

Sharing what we love with as many people as possible!

glacier national park raft

Getting a different perspective. 

downtown west glacier

Chasing the rainbow.

glacier park rainbow

New Beginnings.




Falling asleep to this view all summer long.

glacier park sunset

Doing what we love year round.


Reflecting on life in the amazing place!


Loving your job.


Fly Fishing on one of the most pristine rivers.


Passing on our expertise.


Having no words to describe such beauty.


Adding to our amazing crew.

rookie north fork flathead river trip

For first timers.

north fork helicopter ride

And making new friends. 

canadian group

Posted: December 19th, 2012 by kali

Gift Certificates glacier park

Still looking for a few last minute Christmas gifts? A great option for young and old is a Gift Certificate from Glacier Raft Company. Whether your loved one wants a relaxing stay in one of our log cabins or an adventurous whitewater rafting trip, a Gift Certificate will cover your needs! We’re here Monday-Friday 9-4 MST to answer your call to 800-235-6781.








Posted: September 27th, 2012 by kali

glacier park cabinsFind great deals on our cabins just outside of West Glacier through October. Rates are now 60% off of our regular peak season rates. Crisp mornings, warm afternoons, fall colors and no crowds! What a great idea for a fall getaway!