About Us

Travelers Rest Lodge was built by the owners, Bob and Diane Scalese. Bob grew up on the family ranch in the Sweet Grass Hills, about 100 miles east of Glacier National Park. He came to the East Glacier areas the Supervisory Range Conservationist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

While living in East Glacier Park, they began to think about how much fun it would be to have real park-like cabins for their friends and family to stay in while visiting. One thing led to another and, in 2002, they began building the Travelers Rest Lodge.

The first building to be put up was the Big Red Barn. Bob and his two sons (11 and 14 at the time), rescued this beautiful structure from Great Falls, where it was scheduled to be torn down. They moved it to its current location and have completed most of the restoration. Bob's woodworking shop is on the main floor, along with the Cowboy Cabin. The upper two stories comprise the Summit Cabin.

Diane is a hand engraver and a silversmith. Her studio is another rescued building - a grainary from the prairies to the east - that Bob has restored. She engraves watches, custom knives, and firearms, as well as building and engraving custom belt buckles and jewelry.

Bob and Diane enjoy meeting each of the guests that come to enjoy the beauty of Glacier National Park. Their goal is to help make each guest's stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Come and say hello!

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