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