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Under Canvas Glacier
Saltycaper from: Portland, Maine
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Cool experience, but overpriced
We stayed at the Glacier National Park location, in Coram, MT. Although it was close to the west entrance of the park, it’s also located about 50 yards from the highway, and sits between the highway and the railroad line, both of which are very loud. The location is also not great if you want to explore nearby towns, go out for drinks, dinner, or enjoy anything outside of Glacier itself. I would make note of this when planning because you will have to drive about 10-20 minutes in any direction to get to activities/restaurants, etc of interest. Because they are located right on a busy highway with no shoulder, walking is not recommended.
The tents are great - spacious, clean, and warm in the colder evenings. They do provide ear plugs and white noise machines to help with the sound, and although these items are helpful, we still woke up a few times in the night with the train whistle and loud rumbling as it flew by (not good for light sleepers).
Service is great and activities are set up for campers who want to grill outside or roast marshmallows at night.
All in all, it’s a really cool experience to stay in these safari like tents, but make sure you’re comfortable with the high cost and weigh out the challenges listed above before booking!
StacyG148 from: Frisco, Texas
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jul, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
We stayed for 3 nights. We were on motorcycles. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We had to park our bikes down by registration tent and they carted us and our gear to our tents. All gravel parking. Our tent had a wood burning stove for heat source and thankfully my husband is good at making and keeping fires going. He had to get up twice each night to stoke fire to keep us warm. Had he not been there I would not have been able to stay warm and would not have enjoyed the experience! We had a large group and paid for the private campfire for 2 nights. Price of $200/night was steep. It did include wood and s’mores plus private area, but still seemed over priced. Wanted to give a shout out to some of he staff...Emily, Katie, Brendan & the awesome coffee making guy (sooo sorry I can’t remember your name). All the staff members were super nice!
Looking forward to staying at other Under Canvas campgrounds around the US 😊
PuraVidaWx from: Glasgow, Montana
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2017 Rating: 5
Fun experience, hope to return
This totally lived up to expectations. The beds were warms and comfortable. I tend to be a hotel snob, and these beds were great, and the bathrooms were clean. I didn't realize until night two that there was another bathroom nearby our tent. Both were within 65 steps of our Safari tent, not a bad trip to go to them.
Noise. I am a light sleeper. We live right off of Highway 2 seven hours east of here and the train and traffic are much louder, I don't sleep with the window open at home. I was prepared for noise with ear plugs, but didn't need them. The cool mountain air was what I needed for a great sleep. I heard the train, but fell asleep right away again.
We had our pot belly stove was used for about an hour in the evening, and then we let it die out. It was plenty warm when we went to sleep.
It rained several hours one morning, and everything was nice and dry inside. That was appreciated! ;)
The 24/7 attendees were great. They made sure we understood the need to not have food in our tent to keep animals away. The hot chocolate in the registration area was great as well.
Adam M from: Chino Hills, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Best Way to Finish A Week in the Wilderness
My wife and I were celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary and after spending out 4 Year Anniversary at Under Canvas Yellowstone, we knew we needed to come back. Under Canvas Glacier did not disappoint!
First and foremost, one of their Camp Concierges - Thomas - was just a legend. He got us all checked in, showed us to our room (which was decorated with streamers and had a gift bag waiting for us - celebrating our 5 Year!), and made sure we knew how to work the wood burning stove. We were starving and honestly had been having a hard time finding a cool place to eat while in/near Glacier National Park. Thomas listed out a few local places and even gave us recommends on what to eat. Everything he suggested was a hit. If you're staying at Glacier - Ask for Thomas!
After that, the grounds were beautiful, as always. Bathrooms were very clean. The general atmosphere at Under Canvas is always awesome. We even found ourselves attending some of their events - Smore's, Soap Carving. Honestly, it will sound silly, but we really had fun and the staff is all about our age so we all got along really well.
In the end, we will definitely be heading back to Glacier National Park and we will 100% be staying at Under Canvas Glacier again.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 4
- Service: 5
DreamAndDiscover from: Oakland, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 28, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Fun glamping experience with friendly staff and new facilities
Finally got a chance to stay here after following this company on Instagram for years. I’m not a fan of camping but love the outdoors so this was a happy medium! Stayed 3 nights with my sisters.
- Neat and spacious tents with comfy beds and wood fireplaces (they will help you build a fire)
- Bathrooms have private stalls and electrical outlets with white fluffy towels.
- Staff are all super friendly and the new reception tent is beautifully designed.
- Nightly group activities, BBQ, volleyball court
- This is next to the highway and a train can be heard in the distance. They provide earplugs but for light sleepers this could be a problem. We only heard the train around 7am when we were waking up so it didn’t bother us, and we couldn’t hear the cars on the highway with earplugs in.
We look forward to exploring more Under Canvas locations!
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 4
- Service: 5