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Glacier Park GFA Reunion - Registration Deadline Near! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Sunday, 07 April 2013 10:50

The Grinnell Family Association of America's Glacier National Park reunion is fast approaching! Deadline has now expired. Hope to see some of you there!

Kathy Asbury, GFA President, and a bunch of helpers, have put together a great list of activities for the event, scheduled for August 1-5, 2013. Headquarters are at the Glacier Park Lodge, but we also have planned activities at the Many Glacier Hotel.

The fine folks who run the Glacier National Park operations have put together a nice brochure showing some of the activities available to you.

Click this link to download the registration form. You can fill it out on your computer and it will automatically calculate the amount for the check you will need to write, then print it out. Otherwise, print it and fill it out by hand. In either case, mail it to the address provided on the form. A copy of the form will also be included in the next GFA newsletter, which you should see by April 20th at the latest.

NOTE: You must use a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 8 or newer) to be able to fill out the form. That means for Mac users, do not use the application called Preview!

Hotel Reservations:

Reservations can only be done by telephone! GFA discounts are no longer available. Rooms may not be available.

Room reservations MUST be made before May 15, 2013.

Other Fees:

There is a fee to enter Glacier National Park with varying prices, depending upon age. The Senior Pass must be purchased in person.

Room Rates:

  • $175 per night at Glacier Park Lodge – $185 with a balcony.
  • $170 per night at Many Glacier Hotel – $180 lakeside.

One night's nonrefundable room deposit is required. It is deducted from your credit card at the time you make your reservation.

Schedule of activities:

Wed. July 31, 2013

Arrival at Glacier Park Lodge: Glacier Park Lodge and Resort is a western theme lodge along main line of the Burlington Northern Railroad. With a heated outdoor swimming pool nine-hole golf course and close proximity to Glacier National Park, Glacier Park Lodge is a wonderful Montana destination resort. Or, arrive at Many Glacier Hotel. Many Glacier Hotel is a historic hotel located within Glacier National Park, Montana, on the east shore of Swiftcurrent Lake. The hotel still maintains its historic character, in part by not placing TVs in guest rooms. Most rooms either have views of Swiftcurrent Lake or the surrounding mountain scenery. The main attractions in the area include hiking, boat rides or rentals, or simply enjoying the western environment that Many Glacier provides.

Please note:  Driving time between the two hotels is about 90 minutes.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

  • 10:00 am Board Meeting at Glacier Park Lodge
  • 6:00 pm Dining Room Open. Cash bar for wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • 7:00 pm Dinner - Southwest Buffet, chicken and beef, dessert.
    Speaker, Laura Grinnell Prescott

Fri Aug 2, 2013

  • 10:00 AM 2nd Board Meeting, if necessary, at Glacier Park Lodge
  • 6:00 PM Dining Room Open. Cash bar for wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • 7:00 PM Dinner - Country Cookout, pork and beef, dessert
    Speaker, Glacier National Park Representative

Sat Aug 3, 2013

  • 9:00 AM Red Bus Tour leaves Glacier Park Lodge for two hour drive to Many Glacier Hotel
  • 11:00 AM Red Bus Arrives at Many Glacier Hotel
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch at Many Glacier Hotel
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Red Bus Tour continues on Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • 5:00 PM Red Bus returns to Glacier Park Lodge
  • 6:00 PM Dining Room Open. Cash bar for wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • 7:00 PM Dinner - trout and roast beef, dessert
    Speaker, Richard Burroughs. George Bird Grinnell relative.

Sun Aug 4, 2013

  • 9:00 AM Red Bus to Prince of Wales Hotel, Alberta, Canada – Bring Passports!*
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Lunch at Prince of Wales Hotel
  • 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Red Bus returns to Glacier Park Lodge
  • Informal dinner at The Glacier Park Lodge
*The Prince of Wales Hotel is located in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, overlooking Upper Waterton Lake, near the Canada-United States border.

Mon Aug 5, 2013

  • Head for home

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 August 2013 16:20