Great Northern Resort is located at 12127 Highway 2 East, and is easily accessible by car, air or train. Our antique Great Northern Railway caboose is a local landmark, so you can’t miss us!
GPS coordinates: Latitude 48.48461 | Longitude: -114.000385
Traveling east on Highway 2 from Columbia Falls, Great Northern is on the left side of the highway a half-mile before the turn onto the Going to the Sun Highway toward Glacier National Park. Traveling west on Highway 2 from Cutbank, Great Northern is on the right side of the highway just after Glacier Heli-Tours. Roads are well-marked, making driving easy.
Travel times to Great Northern Resort by car:Columbia Falls, MT15 minutes Whitefish, MT35 minutes Kalispell, MT40 minutes Bigfork, MT45 minutes Missoula, MT2.5 hours Great Falls, MT3 hours Coeur d'Alene, ID4 hours Spokane, WA4.5 hours Bozeman, MT5.5 hours Big Sky, MT6 hours West Yellowstone, MT6.5 hours Billings, MT7 hours
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell is just a 30-minute drive from Great Northern Resort. The airport is served by Delta, United, Allegiant and Alaskan Airlines, which offer non-stop service from and connections through Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis and Las Vegas, as well as seasonal non-stop service from Atlanta and Chicago.
We strongly recommend renting a car for your visit so that you can fully explore the area. Check out the airport’s website, www.iflyglacier.com, for a full list of rental car agencies in the terminal.
To reach Great Northern Resort from Glacier Park International Airport, take a left at the airport exit. After 4.5 miles, turn right to stay on Hwy 2E. Continue 17 miles (you may want to stop in Columbia Falls or Hungry Horse at the grocery store to stock the fridge in your cabin). As you near West Glacier and the turn for Glacier National Park, you’ll see Great Northern Resort on the left hand side of the highway.
The first visitors to Glacier National Park arrived here by way of the Great Northern Railway, so if you are craving your own ‘See America First’ adventure, consider taking the train!
Amtrak provides passenger rail service to the West Glacier Station (WGL), just 1.5 miles from Great Northern Resort. Visit www.amtrak.com for details on routes and tickets.
A local car rental agency offers courtesy shuttles to and from the West Glacier train station. For details, visit http://www.glacierhelitours.net/car-rentals.html