Best of Glacier National Park | Montana

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With some of the country’s most amazing lakes, mountains, and glaciers, Montana is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Relax at the cozy Grouse Mountain Lodge and explore Glacier National Park. Since becoming America’s 10th national park in 1910, Glacier has been delighting visitors with its many lakes, mountains, glaciers, and meadows. Here are a few must-see areas of the park and the best activities in each one.

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Grouse Mountain Lodge

Stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge for a luxurious Montana getaway. It’s located in Whitefish, Montana, just west of Glacier National Park and minutes from Downtown Whitefish and Flathead Lake. In addition to comfortable rooms, suites, and lofts, Grouse Mountain Lodge has a day spa, fitness center, a fire pit, and multiple outdoor hot tubs. Situated near five incredible courses, the lodge is a golfer’s paradise. Book the Fall Golf Package to enjoy 18 holes of golf for two with a golf cart at the course of your choice as well as a $25 meal credit for on-site restaurant Logan’s.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road

The 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road is a scenic drive that winds east to west through many of Glacier National Park’s most well known features. We recommend driving the entire road, which takes about two hours. You’ll pass by stunning sights including glaciers, valleys, waterfalls, and wildlife at every turn. The paved road is perfect for biking as well. Rent a bike and choose a stretch of the road to take on.

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Go Boating on Lake McDonald

Spend some time out on the beautiful blue water of Glacier National Park’s largest lake. The area around Lake McDonald used to be filled with huge glaciers and has since become a truly beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. Visit the Glacier Park Boat Company, which has been in operation since 1938. You can rent your own rowboat or motorboat, or sign up for one of their hour-long scenic cruises. You’ll be taken across the lake on board the historic DeSmet, Glacier Park Boat Company’s flagship vessel which was built in 1930.

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Picnic at Logan Pass

Drive up to Logan Pass, the highest elevation in the park that you can get to by car. At Logan Pass, huge mountains tower over expansive fields of wildflowers. This popular spot is one of the best places in the park to see wildlife, so keep an eye out for mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and even grizzly bears. Logan Pass is the perfect place to stop for lunch, so be sure to pack a picnic to enjoy while you take in the stunning views around you.

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Hike Through Many Glacier

Many Glacier is another of the park’s most iconic areas, well known for the active glaciers you can see among the mountains and lakes. Many Glacier has some of the park’s best hiking trails. For a short jaunt, try the Apikuni Falls trail, a 1.7-mile round-trip hike that leads to a birds-eye lookout over a waterfall. We also like the Iceberg Lake hike, a longer option at 9.7 miles round-trip. The trail passes by incredible mountain views and waterfalls, eventually arriving at Iceberg Lake, an alpine lake named for the icebergs that float in it.

Who Plans the Vacations in Your House?

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According to a recent report in Travel Media Daily, 75% of women said they are the travel planners in their household and one-third of men believed their partner found the best deals and enjoyed planning trips. Curiously, a contradictory poll by USA Today found that 61% of households reported that the father planned the family vacations.

No matter who does the planning, it can be a tough job with seemingly endless factors to consider. Vacation consumers in numerous focus groups report that they are primarily looking for the following things when planning trips:

  1. More value | Travel can be very expensive, and people want to get the most for their money. Hotels and resorts are reacting to this trend by offering more packages with amenities and value-adds.
  2. Quick and easy travel research | Consumers are looking to make decisions quickly. Leisurely trips to a local travel agent have been replaced by fast Internet research.
  3. Clear communication with hotels | Consumers want to clearly outline their needs at the start of the reservation process. While sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotels.com may offer lower rates in some cases, booking through a “middle-man” can result in difficult cancellation policies, challenges with special requests, and more. This is because most hotels generally set aside the least desirable rooms for those reservations, due to low profitability.

 

With Getaway Packages, planning a trip is stress-free and exciting. Whether you are looking for a family trip, a golf getaway with the guys, a girls weekend, a spa retreat, a romantic escape, an outdoor adventure, or a culinary expedition, we have a package for you. You can search easily by location or type and see exactly what each package offers. When you find one you like, you’ll book directly with the hotel, which means no hidden fees, complicated cancellation policies, interfering middle-men, or bad rooms.

Our packages include great add-ons such as such as tickets to famous attractions, restaurant gift certificates, meals, hotel credits, spa treatments and more that give you both value and activities to look forward to!

 

Golf in the Winter | Scottsdale, Arizona

Escape the winter cold and head down to Scottsdale for a taste of paradise. A vacation to Arizona means desert escapes, city thrills, and premier golf courses all in one trip. Scottsdale’s sunny climate and picturesque landscape make it one of the top golf destinations in the country. It’s home to over 200 high quality courses surrounded by the rocky terrain of the Sonoran Desert. Book a trip to Scottsdale and discover why it’s referred to as the golf capital of the United States!

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Arizona Grand Golf Course

The Arizona Grand Golf Course has been a Scottsdale staple for over a decade and has received numerous awards and accolades. It was awarded four stars by “Golf’s Digest” and named one of the magazine’s top 50 golf facilities in the nation. The unique links course is known for unconventional twists and challenging slopes. The 71-par layout is set among stunning mountain vistas that let you appreciate the true beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Each dedicated staff member is committed to delivering a memorable experience. Sign up online to become a member and receive exclusive discounts and benefits!

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Arizona Grand Resort

The Arizona Grand Resort is an all-suite luxury property. It’s a desert oasis that boasts gorgeous scenery, lavish guest rooms, and impeccable service. Six on-site dining options will satisfy every palate! We recommend Rustler’s Rooste, a hilltop steakhouse that serves up timeless American classics in an Old West ambience. Order a bowl of their award winning chili and don’t forget a slice of homemade apple pie for dessert! Relax at the spa, play a round of golf, and sip a cocktail in the lobby bar before retreating to your well-appointed villa. View current packages.

 

Introducing Getaway Packages

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Today more than ever, travelers are interested in an experience. What better way to have a great vacation than with a hotel package full of add-ons and extras that will enhance your stay? At Getaway Packages, we believe that packages are essential in creating a memorable getaway.

We provide a place for people to find packages that they can plan their trips around. You’ll find romance, family, food and wine, adventure, wellness and spa, golf, and girls getaway packages in hotels all across the country. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, we have something for you.

Best of all, Getaway Packages makes planning your trip exciting and easy. Search for a package by location or type, and you’ll be able to see exactly what each package offers. When you find the perfect one, you’ll book directly with the hotel. Our packages include great add-ons such as such as tickets to famous attractions, restaurant gift certificates, meals, hotel credits, spa treatments and more that give you both value and activities to look forward to!

Welcome to Getaway Packages.