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  • Swiftcurrent Motor Inn & Cabins

Discover the Popular Lodging Choice for Day Hikers

Gateway to many of Glacier’s most spectacular trails, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn & Cabins is located just one mile from Many Glacier Hotel in a setting that is a hiker’s paradise.

2024 Season: Open June 4, 2024 | Closed September 11, 2024*
2025 Season: Closed for Improvements. Learn More

*All properties open at 12 p.m. on opening day and close at 12 p.m. closing day. No services are available prior to opening day or after closing day.

There are 95 rustic cabin and motor inn rooms, a restaurant, fully stocked campstore and gift shop and outdoor activities at this picturesque location. Swiftcurrent is the stepping-off place for the trail that leads over Swiftcurrent Pass. Trails also lead to Iceberg Lake, Ptarmigan Lake and the unique 183-foot Ptarmigan Tunnel which was constructed for use by horseback riders as well as hikers.

Swiftcurrent Motor Inn & Cabins consists of rooms divided between three individual motel-style units with outside access. Pinetop motel rooms are located in one long building and are accessed by a central hallway. Cabins, arranged in circles, are available, some with a private bathroom. A bathroom and shower facility is conveniently located within walking distance from the cabin circles. All cabins are heated and those without a private bath do have a private sink with cold running water. All guest rooms are provided sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, and basic amenities. Swiftcurrent Motor Inn & Cabins also offers laundry facilities for a minimal fee. Cooking is not permitted in or around the cabins or motel rooms.

A limited number of ADA-accessible motel rooms are available as well one special ADA- accessible cabin. These rooms are booked based on availability. Only designated guide, service, and/ or hearing companion animal are allowed in the motor inn rooms and cabins. All rooms and facilities are non-smoking.

*Rates based on double occupancy except for family units. Rates and dates may change without notice. All room rates are subject to applicable taxes and/or utility surcharges and do not include the current room tax or utility surcharge. Review our Cancellation Policy

Lodge Details


  • Down Alternative, eco-smart pillows
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Recycle bin
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee maker
  • WiFi (very limited)



  • Swiftcurrent Motor Inn – Gift Shop & Campstore

Contact Us
Phone: Toll-free within the U.S.: 855-SEEGLACIER (855-733-4522)or
Outside the U.S.: 303-29-PARKS (303-297-2757)
GPS Coordinates: 48.797712 – 113.677071

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'Nell's at Swiftcurrent

A delightful dining experience – from ‘dawn till dusk’. Grab a hearty bite – burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more!

Swiftcurrent Camp Store & Gift Shop

Stock up on snacks, drinks and supplies for your trip. Great grab ‘n go food options are available at the camp store. And, make the most of your trip to this special side of Glacier with a keepsake, souvenir or memento.