How We Protect Our Guests

Smoky Bear Ranch has always been fanatical about cleanliness, long before recent concerns of COVID-19. Glacier National Park and surrounding area are pristine environments, and we wanted our existence here to be no less. We made a conscious decision when opening our lodging facility (26 years ago) to meticulously clean

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Celebrating 25 Years

We knew this property was special when we purchased it 26 years ago – remotely located yet easy access, and neighboring on Glacier National Park. It was a dream come true for us, and because there are so many people in the world who never get to experience such an

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Alaska Adventure (2018) – Part 2

Since it took us so long to acquire a place to camp when we first arrived at Seward, we didn’t have time to hike to Exit Glacier – also in Kenai Fjord NP.  After we broke camp on Day 16, we did the easy 2 mile hike up to Exit

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Alaska Adventure (2018) – Part 1

It was 5 o’clock Friday afternoon and we were eagerly getting ready for a once in a lifetime Alaska Adventure via the Alaska Highway the following Monday.  We’d been planning and preparing for this trip for nearly a year now.  The Inn Sitters, Gary n Norma of Inn Time 4U had

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Glacier Park Cabin Construction

Having built and operated the Bed & Breakfast at Smoky Bear Ranch for a couple of years, Scott sensed from our guests there was not only a desire, but a need for stand-alone Cabins in Glacier National Park.  Not having any cabins of our own, Scott researched if there were existing cabin

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Glacier National Park Wildflowers – Part II

Can you identify these Glacier National Park Wildflowers? Hint: You can find the answers in a previous post on Glacier National Park Wildflowers In our first blog post on Glacier National Park Wildflowers, we talked about some of the more popular and easier to find Wildflowers. In this blog post,

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Glacier National Park Rainforest

A northwest rainforest in Western Montana? How can this be? Scientist have noticed that parts of western Montana and northern Idaho look like chunks of northwest rainforest from the Pacific Coast that have been plucked and plopped 350 miles inland. One such chunk is a short distance from Smoky Bear

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Hummingbirds In Glacier National Park

The Hummingbirds in Glacier National Park that come visit our feeder provide great entertainment for the guests staying at Smoky Bear Ranch. With our hummingbird feeder located just outside the Bed & Breakfast window, our guests thoroughly enjoy watching the Glacier Park Hummingbirds each morning. Our cabin guests will make

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Glacier National Park Four Season Lodge

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Glacier National Park or the surrounding Flathead National Forest.  But where do you stay when most of the lodging facilities in Glacier Park and the surrounding areas close down in the middle of September? Smoky Bear Ranch is open all

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Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park

Update (8/9/2015) Today the Going-to-the-Sun Rd was opened up all the way from West Glacier to St Mary through the Reynolds Creek fire area from 9 am to 7 pm daily but please be aware of any continued fire fighting efforts and equipment.  Rising Sun Campground will most likely remain

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