Wednesday December 15, 2010
It's official - Ullr, God of Snow, got the memo that this is a La Nina snow year! There is already well over a foot of that pretty powder piling up around these century old buildings, and LOTS more on the way.
Now is the time to make plans for a winter trip to Glacier National Park. Winter is the least visited season in Glacier, to the delight of those who do visit. Contrary to popular belief, the park is OPEN year round. Going to the Sun road
becomes a beautiful snow covered trail used by cross country skiers and snowshoers alike, and there are many more miles of untracked powder to explore.
The Belton Chalet welcomes you to enjoy the crackling fire in our Tap Room. A delicious meal in the Dining Room, and a selection from our fine wines, Montana beers, and full liquor bar will help warm your bones too! Our Cottages are available for nightly rental at deeply discounted rates, so isn't it time to see Glacier in Winter for yourself? Check out our Winter Rates!
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Our Gift Shop items are now on our website! The Gift Shop Gallery is full of beautiful and memorable Made in Montana gifts. Check out the Gift Shop for thoughtful Belton gift ideas - just in time for the Holidays! Here's a glimpse of just a few of the many to choose from:
~ Soft, warm, custom Belton fleece comforters ~ ~ Tasty organic jams from the Still Back There Orchard ~ ~ Belton logo apparel ~ ~ Walker Ware plates, platters & bowls
~ ~ and much more!
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The Belton Chalet celebrated its 100th birthday
in 2010! In this young part of the country, one hundred years of history is a really long time. The entire property has been completely restored, so you can take a step back in time just by walking through the doors. However, 21st century guests of the Belton are pleased with some of the more modern aspects of today's Belton Chalet - like having a bathroom in every lodge room!
Belton is a pretty hip and happening place to be in the Glacier Park area. We host live music by talented local and regional artists every Saturday, and acoustic open jam sessions every Friday throughout the winter months. And the
winter dinner menu and Sunday brunch menu leaves nothing to be desired, with hearty and flavorful dishes using as much local product as possible. We really have fun bringing the new into the old Belton.
And we also honor our history. Check out the old photo of Ina Brugger below. Ina was a waitress at the Belton in 1916, when the Swiss maid costume was the uniform. In an effort to reconnect with the Belton's past, the uniform was revived in 2010 (except for the hat)! You'll have to come see it to believe it.
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