Get Ready for a Once in a Lifetime Overnight Experience as We Celebrate Sperry Chalet’s 100th Birthday
~High in the Mountains of Glacier National Park~
Join us along with special guests Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and author Beth Dunigan for an intimate evening of good conversation and storytelling about Glacier and Sperry Chalet’s remarkable history. Beth Dunigan grew up at the chalet, is a former librarian for Glacier National Park, and has just put out a new book called Welcome to Sperry. She is also known as the ‘Pie Lady’ at the chalet.
Sperry Chalet was constructed in 1914 by the Great Northern Railway. It was built of rubble masonry, along with Granite and many other chalets in the region to welcome train traveling visitors who were arriving at the park in great numbers. The chalet sits in what is called a glacial cirque, with towering mountains showcasing Glacier’s geologic past on all sides. Travelers to the chalet today can still appreciate the vistas that amazed visitors 100 years ago, and walk in the footsteps of generations before along the way to the historic dining hall and bunkhouse.
During your visit, look for the letters G.N.Ry laid out in light colored stone and affixed to the end of one of the gables. They stand for Great Northern Railway.
Dinner will be served at 6 pm, with dessert and sunset exploration around the chalet to follow.
Allow 4-6 hours to hike up on the trail before dinner. Horses may be available from Swan Mountain Outfitters only if there is no snow on the trail. Horse rides are not included in the ticket price. A group hike will be organized for folks who prefer to hike with others.
- How much are the tickets? $350 per guest
- What is included? Lodging, dinner, breakfast, a sack lunch, and a celebratory Sperry evening
- How many can come? 25 guests
- How do I sign up? To register, call Sperry Chalet at 888-345-2649 and mention the Glacier National Park Conservancy Fundraiser
Curious about the chalet, what to pack, and other details? Visit www.sperrychalet.com
Photo credit: Chris Peterson